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From Portimão: Benagil Sea Caves Boat Tour at Sunrise

From Portimão: Benagil Sea Caves Boat Tour at Sunrise

Sunrise slot is the best overall to do a caves tour of the day, the caves are deserted and you will feel it and enjoy a special atmosphere with this tour. Don't miss out on a must-do Benagil Caves tour. Meet your guide at the pier in Portimao and listen to a short safety briefing. Then, board the RIB speed boat to start the journey out to sea. On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Arade River and the Algarve region. Admire views of the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo castle, and a quaint fishing village along the coast. See many dramatic caves and cliffs as you travel along the coast. Keep a lookout, as dolphins can often be seen navigating the waters here. If they are spotted and are less than 3 miles away, the boat will head in their direction so you can get a closer look at these playful mammals. Then, head inside the famous Benagil Caves, which are only reachable by boat. Marvel at the naturally-formed holes at the top, which let the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below in a beautiful display. Listen to the echoes and the sound of the wind and let yourself be moved by these impressive natural surroundings. Allocation of reserves is automatic. If you make individual reservations but are part of a group, let us know which reservations belong to your group.

From Portimão: Algar de Benagil and Sea Caves Boat Tour

From Portimão: Algar de Benagil and Sea Caves Boat Tour

Starting from the Marina of Portimão, admire the views of centuries-old castles, such as the Fort of São João do Arade and the Fort of Santa Catarina. See the old fishing village of Ferragudo and the beautiful hills of Monchique, all from the river canal. Leave the river towards adventure and take in all the scenic views of the natural Algarve coastline, visiting many caves and beaches while learning about the rich history from our knowledgeable tour guides. Enjoy all sorts of local fauna and flora, take astonishing pictures, and gain knowledge about the local wildlife and geological formations with the help of our crew. Create unforgettable memories and capture amazing photos in the Algar of Benagil, one of the most coveted cave destinations in the whole country, all in the capable and safe hands of our experienced crew members. Take advantage of our short stop at Praia da Marinha, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, to go for a dive in the gorgeous turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. On the way back, our Captain will maneuver away from the cliffs to provide a broader view of the coastline.

Portimao: Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise with Sunset Option

Portimao: Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise with Sunset Option

Embark on a unique 2h30 hour adventure aboard an elegant sailing boat as you explore the stunning Algarve coastline. Departing from the picturesque Marina of Portimão, you will be welcomed by a friendly and professional crew ready to provide you with an unforgettable experience. As you sail through the crystal clear waters, you will have the opportunity to admire the golden cliffs, hidden beaches and fascinating rock formations that characterize this coastal region. The sailboat will make strategic stops at points of interest, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters or simply relax on board and enjoy the scenery. Keep an eye out for the local marine fauna, including the dolphins that often accompany boats in this region. Important Notices: We inform you that shoes with black soles are not permitted, as well as any type of shoe other than white soles or similar shoes. The safety of everyone is our highest and most important priority. The state of the sea may not allow all activities to be practiced, it is up to our experienced captains and the maritime authorities to assess them. In the event that weather conditions do not allow for some activities, we can guarantee that this will not affect your trip and that you will come and enjoy an enriching trip to discover the secrets of the Algarve coast. Snacks and Drinks: We have a menu available for pre-order and upon prepayment. Alternatively, you can bring your own drinks and snacks for just 10 euros per person (upon prepayment via link). Please note that dark-coloured drinks are not permitted on board. Come and enjoy a perfect day at sea, with the comfort and natural beauty that only the Algarve coast can offer. Book your place now and get ready for a memorable experience!

Portimao: Half-Day Sailing Yacht Cruise to the Benagil Caves

Portimao: Half-Day Sailing Yacht Cruise to the Benagil Caves

Embark on a unique 3.5-hour adventure aboard an elegant sailing boat as you explore the stunning Algarve coastline. Departing from the picturesque Marina of Portimão, you will be welcomed by a friendly and professional crew ready to provide you with an unforgettable experience. As you sail through the crystal clear waters, you will have the opportunity to admire the golden cliffs, hidden beaches and fascinating rock formations that characterize this coastal region. The sailboat will make strategic stops at points of interest, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters or simply relax on board and enjoy the scenery. Keep an eye out for the local marine fauna, including the dolphins that often accompany boats in this region. Important Notices: We inform you that shoes with black soles are not permitted, as well as any type of shoe other than white soles or similar shoes. The safety of everyone is our highest and most important priority. The state of the sea may not allow all activities to be practiced, it is up to our experienced captains and the maritime authorities to assess them. In the event that weather conditions do not allow for some activities, we can guarantee that this will not affect your trip and that you will come and enjoy an enriching trip to discover the secrets of the Algarve coast. Snacks and Drinks: We have a menu available for purchase upon prepayment. Alternatively, you can bring your own drinks and snacks for just 10 euros per person (upon prepayment via link). Please note that dark-coloured drinks are not permitted on board. Come and enjoy a perfect day at sea, with the comfort and natural beauty that only the Algarve coast can offer. Book your place now and get ready for a memorable experience!

Portimão: 1.25-Hour Segway Tour

Portimão: 1.25-Hour Segway Tour

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and colorful atmosphere of Portimão, one of the most breathtaking cities of the Algarve, on a scenic Segway ride along the coastline. After picking up your segway, glide along the marina, admiring privileged views of the River Arade as you go. Witness sites such as the beach promenade in Praia da Rocha, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Algarve sea. Later, ride past the lighthouse, the pier, and the imposing Santa Catarina Fortress. Along the route, learn more about the area's best attractions and scenery from your passionate guide.

From Portimão: 1.5-hour Benagil Caves Sunset Boat Tour

From Portimão: 1.5-hour Benagil Caves Sunset Boat Tour

Starting from Marina de Portimão, discover the rich monuments on our riverbed, such as centuries-old forts of great historical significance to Portimão. Exit the bay area towards the beautiful rock formations and cliffs, visiting the main caves and secluded beaches on our terrific 1.5-hour tour. Learn about the rich history of the many caves and beaches from our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides. Marvel at the local fauna and flora in the safety of our experienced and certified crew, and take gorgeous pictures with their help. Visit the Algar of Benagil, the most coveted cave in the country, and create unforgettable memories. As the sun sets over the horizon, our captain will stop the boat in a place with great visibility and take amazing pictures with the grandest natural lighting available on our coast.

Portimao: Sunset Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise

Portimao: Sunset Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise

Embark on a unique 2h00 adventure aboard an elegant sailing boat as you explore the stunning Algarve coastline. Departing from the picturesque Marina of Portimão, you will be welcomed by a friendly and professional crew ready to provide you with an unforgettable experience. As you sail through the crystal clear waters, you will have the opportunity to admire the golden cliffs, hidden beaches and fascinating rock formations that characterize this coastal region. The sailboat will make strategic stops at points of interest, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters or simply relax on board and enjoy the scenery. Keep an eye out for the local marine fauna, including the dolphins that often accompany boats in this region. Important Notices: We inform you that shoes with black soles are not permitted, as well as any type of shoe other than white soles or similar shoes. The safety of everyone is our highest and most important priority. The state of the sea may not allow all activities to be practiced, it is up to our experienced captains and the maritime authorities to assess them. In the event that weather conditions do not allow for some activities, we can guarantee that this will not affect your trip and that you will come and enjoy an enriching trip to discover the secrets of the Algarve coast. Snacks and Drinks: We have a menu available for purchase upon prepayment. Alternatively, you can bring your own drinks and snacks for just 10 euros per person (upon prepayment via link). Please note that dark-coloured drinks are not permitted on board. Come and enjoy a perfect day at sea, with the comfort and natural beauty that only the Algarve coast can offer. Book your place now and get ready for a memorable experience!

Portimão: Private Boat Trip to Benagil Caves

Portimão: Private Boat Trip to Benagil Caves

Starting from Portimão's Marina, enjoy the tranquility of a private boat, sailing towards the marvelous caves accompanied only your loved ones. Visit many monuments and historical locations and enjoy the rich explanations provided by our knowledgeable tour guides. Take in the beautiful views of our fauna and flora aboard our boat and seize the opportunity to take memorable pictures. Enter Algar de Benagil and marvel at one of the most coveted natural caves in the country and take some gorgeous pictures with the help of our crew. During our stop at Praia da Marinha, one of the most stunning beaches in Europe, plunge into the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean for a swim you won't forget! On our way back, our experienced Captain will move the boat away from the proximity of the coastline so you can enjoy a broader, ampler view of its natural beauty.

Portimao: Full Day Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise

Portimao: Full Day Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise

Embark on a unique 7 hour adventure aboard an elegant sailing boat as you explore the stunning Algarve coastline. Departing from the picturesque Marina of Portimão, you will be welcomed by a friendly and professional crew ready to provide you with an unforgettable experience. As you sail through the crystal clear waters, you will have the opportunity to admire the golden cliffs, hidden beaches and fascinating rock formations that characterize this coastal region. The sailboat will make strategic stops at points of interest, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters or simply relax on board and enjoy the scenery. Keep an eye out for the local marine fauna, including the dolphins that often accompany boats in this region. Important Notices: We inform you that shoes with black soles are not permitted, as well as any type of shoe other than white soles or similar shoes. The safety of everyone is our highest and most important priority. The state of the sea may not allow all activities to be practiced, it is up to our experienced captains and the maritime authorities to assess them. In the event that weather conditions do not allow for some activities, we can guarantee that this will not affect your trip and that you will come and enjoy an enriching trip to discover the secrets of the Algarve coast. Snacks and Drinks: We have a menu available for pre-order and upon prepayment. Alternatively, you can bring your own drinks and snacks for just 10 euros per person (upon prepayment via link). Please note that dark-coloured drinks are not permitted on board. Come and enjoy a perfect day at sea, with the comfort and natural beauty that only the Algarve coast can offer. Book your place now and get ready for a memorable experience!

From Lisbon: Algarve, Benagil Sea Cave Full-Day Private Tour

From Lisbon: Algarve, Benagil Sea Cave Full-Day Private Tour

Kick off your adventure at Lisbon with a hotel pickup by car and embark on a coastal expedition. See the most iconic areas of the Algarve region including Benagil Cave, Algar de Benagil, Benagil Beach, Carvoeiro, and Portimão the southernmost part of Portugal. Head to your first destination, the Algar Seco, for a chance to adventure along coastal trails and pathways that wind their way through this picturesque landscape. See Boneca Cave often referred to as "The Doll's Cave," a captivating sea cave situated within the Algar Seco area. Meet your guide at the pier in Portimao and listen to a short safety briefing. Then, board the boat to start the journey out to sea. On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Arade River and the Algarve region. Admire views of the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo castle, as well as a quaint fishing village along the coast. See many dramatic caves and cliffs as you travel along the coast. Delve into the extraordinary as you explore the Benagil Cave. While venturing inside is no longer possible (you can opt for a boat ride at extra cost under good sea conditions), be led to a jaw-dropping viewpoint from which you can gaze in awe at the colossal sea cavern. After your free exploration time in Portimão, get back on board the car, and admire more coastal views on the return journey to Lisbon.

Fort of Santa Catarina: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Portimão: Benagil Sea Caves Boat Tour at Sunrise

From Portimão: Benagil Sea Caves Boat Tour at Sunrise

Sunrise slot is the best overall to do a caves tour of the day, the caves are deserted and you will feel it and enjoy a special atmosphere with this tour. Don't miss out on a must-do Benagil Caves tour. Meet your guide at the pier in Portimao and listen to a short safety briefing. Then, board the RIB speed boat to start the journey out to sea. On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Arade River and the Algarve region. Admire views of the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo castle, and a quaint fishing village along the coast. See many dramatic caves and cliffs as you travel along the coast. Keep a lookout, as dolphins can often be seen navigating the waters here. If they are spotted and are less than 3 miles away, the boat will head in their direction so you can get a closer look at these playful mammals. Then, head inside the famous Benagil Caves, which are only reachable by boat. Marvel at the naturally-formed holes at the top, which let the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below in a beautiful display. Listen to the echoes and the sound of the wind and let yourself be moved by these impressive natural surroundings. Allocation of reserves is automatic. If you make individual reservations but are part of a group, let us know which reservations belong to your group.

From Portimão: Algar de Benagil and Sea Caves Boat Tour

From Portimão: Algar de Benagil and Sea Caves Boat Tour

Starting from the Marina of Portimão, admire the views of centuries-old castles, such as the Fort of São João do Arade and the Fort of Santa Catarina. See the old fishing village of Ferragudo and the beautiful hills of Monchique, all from the river canal. Leave the river towards adventure and take in all the scenic views of the natural Algarve coastline, visiting many caves and beaches while learning about the rich history from our knowledgeable tour guides. Enjoy all sorts of local fauna and flora, take astonishing pictures, and gain knowledge about the local wildlife and geological formations with the help of our crew. Create unforgettable memories and capture amazing photos in the Algar of Benagil, one of the most coveted cave destinations in the whole country, all in the capable and safe hands of our experienced crew members. Take advantage of our short stop at Praia da Marinha, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, to go for a dive in the gorgeous turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. On the way back, our Captain will maneuver away from the cliffs to provide a broader view of the coastline.

Portimao: Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise with Sunset Option

Portimao: Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise with Sunset Option

Embark on a unique 2h30 hour adventure aboard an elegant sailing boat as you explore the stunning Algarve coastline. Departing from the picturesque Marina of Portimão, you will be welcomed by a friendly and professional crew ready to provide you with an unforgettable experience. As you sail through the crystal clear waters, you will have the opportunity to admire the golden cliffs, hidden beaches and fascinating rock formations that characterize this coastal region. The sailboat will make strategic stops at points of interest, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters or simply relax on board and enjoy the scenery. Keep an eye out for the local marine fauna, including the dolphins that often accompany boats in this region. Important Notices: We inform you that shoes with black soles are not permitted, as well as any type of shoe other than white soles or similar shoes. The safety of everyone is our highest and most important priority. The state of the sea may not allow all activities to be practiced, it is up to our experienced captains and the maritime authorities to assess them. In the event that weather conditions do not allow for some activities, we can guarantee that this will not affect your trip and that you will come and enjoy an enriching trip to discover the secrets of the Algarve coast. Snacks and Drinks: We have a menu available for pre-order and upon prepayment. Alternatively, you can bring your own drinks and snacks for just 10 euros per person (upon prepayment via link). Please note that dark-coloured drinks are not permitted on board. Come and enjoy a perfect day at sea, with the comfort and natural beauty that only the Algarve coast can offer. Book your place now and get ready for a memorable experience!

Portimao: Half-Day Sailing Yacht Cruise to the Benagil Caves

Portimao: Half-Day Sailing Yacht Cruise to the Benagil Caves

Embark on a unique 3.5-hour adventure aboard an elegant sailing boat as you explore the stunning Algarve coastline. Departing from the picturesque Marina of Portimão, you will be welcomed by a friendly and professional crew ready to provide you with an unforgettable experience. As you sail through the crystal clear waters, you will have the opportunity to admire the golden cliffs, hidden beaches and fascinating rock formations that characterize this coastal region. The sailboat will make strategic stops at points of interest, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters or simply relax on board and enjoy the scenery. Keep an eye out for the local marine fauna, including the dolphins that often accompany boats in this region. Important Notices: We inform you that shoes with black soles are not permitted, as well as any type of shoe other than white soles or similar shoes. The safety of everyone is our highest and most important priority. The state of the sea may not allow all activities to be practiced, it is up to our experienced captains and the maritime authorities to assess them. In the event that weather conditions do not allow for some activities, we can guarantee that this will not affect your trip and that you will come and enjoy an enriching trip to discover the secrets of the Algarve coast. Snacks and Drinks: We have a menu available for purchase upon prepayment. Alternatively, you can bring your own drinks and snacks for just 10 euros per person (upon prepayment via link). Please note that dark-coloured drinks are not permitted on board. Come and enjoy a perfect day at sea, with the comfort and natural beauty that only the Algarve coast can offer. Book your place now and get ready for a memorable experience!

Portimão: 1.25-Hour Segway Tour

Portimão: 1.25-Hour Segway Tour

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and colorful atmosphere of Portimão, one of the most breathtaking cities of the Algarve, on a scenic Segway ride along the coastline. After picking up your segway, glide along the marina, admiring privileged views of the River Arade as you go. Witness sites such as the beach promenade in Praia da Rocha, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Algarve sea. Later, ride past the lighthouse, the pier, and the imposing Santa Catarina Fortress. Along the route, learn more about the area's best attractions and scenery from your passionate guide.

From Portimão: 1.5-hour Benagil Caves Sunset Boat Tour

From Portimão: 1.5-hour Benagil Caves Sunset Boat Tour

Starting from Marina de Portimão, discover the rich monuments on our riverbed, such as centuries-old forts of great historical significance to Portimão. Exit the bay area towards the beautiful rock formations and cliffs, visiting the main caves and secluded beaches on our terrific 1.5-hour tour. Learn about the rich history of the many caves and beaches from our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides. Marvel at the local fauna and flora in the safety of our experienced and certified crew, and take gorgeous pictures with their help. Visit the Algar of Benagil, the most coveted cave in the country, and create unforgettable memories. As the sun sets over the horizon, our captain will stop the boat in a place with great visibility and take amazing pictures with the grandest natural lighting available on our coast.

Portimao: Sunset Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise

Portimao: Sunset Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise

Embark on a unique 2h00 adventure aboard an elegant sailing boat as you explore the stunning Algarve coastline. Departing from the picturesque Marina of Portimão, you will be welcomed by a friendly and professional crew ready to provide you with an unforgettable experience. As you sail through the crystal clear waters, you will have the opportunity to admire the golden cliffs, hidden beaches and fascinating rock formations that characterize this coastal region. The sailboat will make strategic stops at points of interest, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters or simply relax on board and enjoy the scenery. Keep an eye out for the local marine fauna, including the dolphins that often accompany boats in this region. Important Notices: We inform you that shoes with black soles are not permitted, as well as any type of shoe other than white soles or similar shoes. The safety of everyone is our highest and most important priority. The state of the sea may not allow all activities to be practiced, it is up to our experienced captains and the maritime authorities to assess them. In the event that weather conditions do not allow for some activities, we can guarantee that this will not affect your trip and that you will come and enjoy an enriching trip to discover the secrets of the Algarve coast. Snacks and Drinks: We have a menu available for purchase upon prepayment. Alternatively, you can bring your own drinks and snacks for just 10 euros per person (upon prepayment via link). Please note that dark-coloured drinks are not permitted on board. Come and enjoy a perfect day at sea, with the comfort and natural beauty that only the Algarve coast can offer. Book your place now and get ready for a memorable experience!

Portimão: Private Boat Trip to Benagil Caves

Portimão: Private Boat Trip to Benagil Caves

Starting from Portimão's Marina, enjoy the tranquility of a private boat, sailing towards the marvelous caves accompanied only your loved ones. Visit many monuments and historical locations and enjoy the rich explanations provided by our knowledgeable tour guides. Take in the beautiful views of our fauna and flora aboard our boat and seize the opportunity to take memorable pictures. Enter Algar de Benagil and marvel at one of the most coveted natural caves in the country and take some gorgeous pictures with the help of our crew. During our stop at Praia da Marinha, one of the most stunning beaches in Europe, plunge into the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean for a swim you won't forget! On our way back, our experienced Captain will move the boat away from the proximity of the coastline so you can enjoy a broader, ampler view of its natural beauty.

Portimao: Full Day Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise

Portimao: Full Day Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise

Embark on a unique 7 hour adventure aboard an elegant sailing boat as you explore the stunning Algarve coastline. Departing from the picturesque Marina of Portimão, you will be welcomed by a friendly and professional crew ready to provide you with an unforgettable experience. As you sail through the crystal clear waters, you will have the opportunity to admire the golden cliffs, hidden beaches and fascinating rock formations that characterize this coastal region. The sailboat will make strategic stops at points of interest, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters or simply relax on board and enjoy the scenery. Keep an eye out for the local marine fauna, including the dolphins that often accompany boats in this region. Important Notices: We inform you that shoes with black soles are not permitted, as well as any type of shoe other than white soles or similar shoes. The safety of everyone is our highest and most important priority. The state of the sea may not allow all activities to be practiced, it is up to our experienced captains and the maritime authorities to assess them. In the event that weather conditions do not allow for some activities, we can guarantee that this will not affect your trip and that you will come and enjoy an enriching trip to discover the secrets of the Algarve coast. Snacks and Drinks: We have a menu available for pre-order and upon prepayment. Alternatively, you can bring your own drinks and snacks for just 10 euros per person (upon prepayment via link). Please note that dark-coloured drinks are not permitted on board. Come and enjoy a perfect day at sea, with the comfort and natural beauty that only the Algarve coast can offer. Book your place now and get ready for a memorable experience!

From Lisbon: Algarve, Benagil Sea Cave Full-Day Private Tour

From Lisbon: Algarve, Benagil Sea Cave Full-Day Private Tour

Kick off your adventure at Lisbon with a hotel pickup by car and embark on a coastal expedition. See the most iconic areas of the Algarve region including Benagil Cave, Algar de Benagil, Benagil Beach, Carvoeiro, and Portimão the southernmost part of Portugal. Head to your first destination, the Algar Seco, for a chance to adventure along coastal trails and pathways that wind their way through this picturesque landscape. See Boneca Cave often referred to as "The Doll's Cave," a captivating sea cave situated within the Algar Seco area. Meet your guide at the pier in Portimao and listen to a short safety briefing. Then, board the boat to start the journey out to sea. On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Arade River and the Algarve region. Admire views of the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo castle, as well as a quaint fishing village along the coast. See many dramatic caves and cliffs as you travel along the coast. Delve into the extraordinary as you explore the Benagil Cave. While venturing inside is no longer possible (you can opt for a boat ride at extra cost under good sea conditions), be led to a jaw-dropping viewpoint from which you can gaze in awe at the colossal sea cavern. After your free exploration time in Portimão, get back on board the car, and admire more coastal views on the return journey to Lisbon.

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Overall rating

4.8
(439 reviews)

Our guide was a Brazilian man named Roger who oozed charisma and charm in the best way. He made sure to speak personally to every group on our boat and talk about his story and plans to keep traveling the world. He did a great job calling out points of interest and providing history and local lore. Highly recommend. This is a "must do" on your Portugal itinerary.

Great guides who were able to communicate in multiple languages. Care and consideration entering and exiting areas with numerous boats and other water craft. They provided a great overview of several caves and the areas behind them to do further exploration after the boat tour.

The walk is very pleasant and the guide explains everything we see. To improve, go through more caves and arches

I loved our guides. they were funny, fun and made my daughter, who was a little afraid comfortable.

It was a very pleasant excursion with good explanations