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Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

1. Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

Depart from the marina in Portimão and sail towards the beautiful caves of Algar de Benagil. Enjoy the fantastic views of Praia da Rocha, Farol de Alfazina, Praia de Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Marinha throughout this 3.5-hour catamaran cruise. Admire the stunning rock formations dotted along the coast, which date back to the Jurrasic period. Drop anchor at the bay of João de Arens bay where you can top up your tan, swim, or do some paddle boarding or snorkeling. Be sure to keep a lookout for the friendly dolphins who inhabit the waters of the region.

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Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Boating Tour

2. Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Boating Tour

Departing from the beach at Portimão, head out to the water where the fun begins. Once away from the beach, use a paddle board to gain access to the famous Benagil Cave, or to just paddle around for fun. Enter caves including the natural wonder of Benagil Cave, and see places such as Carvoeiro Village, the “Doll" in Algar Seco, and the Alfanzina Lighthouse. Encounter famous local beaches, including Vale Centeanes Beach, Carvalho Beach, Benagil Beach, and the world-famous Marinha Beach. Throughout your tour you will stop for approximately 30 minutes to do some snorkeling, paddle, access a private beach, or top up your tan on the padded sundeck.

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Portimão: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour of Caves, Benagil and Coast

3. Portimão: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour of Caves, Benagil and Coast

Sail from Marina de Portimão and enjoy the natural beauty of the Algarve coast! This tour starts from Marina de Portimão and it sails to Marinha Beach, visiting about 20 caves along the coast, including the famous Grotto of Benagil, one of the ten natural wonders of the world. The trip lasts approximately two hours between the beaches and paradisiacal caves. It includes a stop for the guests to refresh themselves, a snorkeling with the appropriate equipment, followed by a toast on board with champagne or soda.

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Portimão: Benagil Cave and Snorkeling Boat Trip

4. Portimão: Benagil Cave and Snorkeling Boat Trip

Take a boat trip from Portimão along the stunning Algarve coastline. Admire the breathtaking views and explore world-famous caves. Sail inside the Benagil Sea Cave, inaccessible to larger boats. Your guide will show you hidden caves and explain about these natural formations. Make a stop by a calm bay to go snorkeling and discover the beauty of the underwater world.

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Algarve: Finest Caves and Beaches Tour from Portimão

5. Algarve: Finest Caves and Beaches Tour from Portimão

After a short introduction and safety briefing, find a comfortable spot on the boat and get ready to cruise down the historic river. Pass the idyllic fishing village of Ferragudo, the castle and the old fortress as you head into the open sea. Cruise from Portimão to Leixão do submarino, past towering cliffs and pristine beaches. Stop at the caves with plenty of time for photos. Afterwards, swim and relax in a secluded bay and work on your tan. If you’re feeling adventurous, swim to a quiet beach. Hold on tight for the high-speed return trip and take in views of the coastline. With a bit of luck you’ll spot some dolphins on the way.

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What people are saying about Benagil

This was an amazing trip that exceeded expectations. Sunbathing on the Catamaran trampoline while watching the beautiful scenery was so wonderful and my first paddle boarding experience was great fun. All the staff were brilliant and we look forward to doing a similar trip when we are back next year.

Great activity, we had a great time. The catamaran trip allows you to enjoy the landscapes. The one hour break allows you to enjoy the idyllic setting. I recommend 1000%!

Great experience, staff was awesome and felt like a luxury yet fun experience! Good value for money with drinks on board at a very reasonable price!

It was an excellent trip and the crew was very attentive the entire trip.

Worth the effort. Well maintained, nice employees.