Lagoa Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Lagoa Cruises & boat tours

Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

1. Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

Enjoy a cruise along the Algarve coast to the Benagil Caves where you'll have the opportunity to explore the caves by kayak. Your catamaran will depart from the Marina of Portimão. Aboard, the crew will brief you on the kayak equipment and kayaking skills. You'll cruise along the coast to Albandeira Beach. From the beach, you'll paddle to the Benagil Caves. Along the way, you'll have the chance to visit other caves and enjoy the golden coast. Your experienced guide will point out local landmarks and direct you to the most interesting spots including the impressive Captain’s Cave, Barraquinho Beach, Baraço Cave, and the world famous Marinha Beach. There's even time for a quick swim. If you get tired, you can always get back on board the catamaran for a rest, before heading back to the marina. Your catamaran has toilets, comfortable seats, and a professional crew. If you don't feel like kayaking and just want to enjoy the views from the catamaran, you're welcome on this tour, too.

From Portimão: 2-Hour Catamaran Tour to Benagil Caves

2. From Portimão: 2-Hour Catamaran Tour to Benagil Caves

Enjoy a relaxing family-friendly tour that will take you through the caves in Benagil and Marinha Beach and allow you to marvel at the beautiful Algarve coastline. From the Portimão Marina, your local Captain will take you to the east coast of Portimão and show you the amazing caves located along the Algarve coastline, including the very well known Benagil Cave. Marvel at the Algar of Benagil, the lighthouse, the Love Cave, and the cathedral. To finish off your tour, take the opportunity to dive in these crystalline waters nearby the famous Marinha Beach.

Lagos: Guided Ponta da Piedade Sunset Tour

3. Lagos: Guided Ponta da Piedade Sunset Tour

You will begin by meeting your skipper and local guide at the Marina de Lagos. From there the adventure begins. You will enjoy a fantastic experience cruising along the beautiful coastline of Ponta da Piedade in Lagos and visiting the emblematic rock formations, fantastic beaches, little coves, and sea caves recognized for their unique features. Visit wonderful beaches such as "Potato Beach", "Student Beach", "Pinhão Beach", "Dona Ana Beach", "Camilo Beach", "Nudist Beach", "Praia Grande Beach", as well as the wonderful cove of Ponta da Piedade and the breathtaking beaches of "Barranco Martinho", "Canavial" and "Porto de Mós". Enjoy the curious and funny rock formations that resemble animals and objects, such as "The Elephant", "The Camel", "The Gorilla (King Kong)", "The Titanic", and "The Scale". You will also discover the most beautiful coastline of the Algarve (Ponta da Piedade in Lagos), cruising through narrow passages such as "The Siamese Twins", "The Arch of Triumph", and "The Corridor (Hallway)". You will visit the interiors of fantastic caves, including the famous “Cathedral”, “The Kitchen”, “The Living Room” and "The Skull". Towards the end of your tour, you will pass by the lighthouse of Ponta da Piedade, which was built in 1912 on old church grounds. You can then relax and marvel at the sunset and its mystical colors, with your experience ending after sundown at which point you will return to Marina de Lagos.

From Portimão: Private Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

4. From Portimão: Private Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

Join this guided journey along the Algarve coastline to Benagil Cave. This fun and fantastic adventure will fully immerse you in the natural beauty of Portugal. From the pier of Clube Naval de Portimão, begin your boat ride along the coastline, admiring its churches, castles, and beautiful caves. As you glide over the water, your guide will tell you sometimes spooky ancient stories and teach you about the history of the Arade River. All boats are equipped with VHF Radios synchronized with dolphin-watching vessels. If these breathtaking animals are spotted within a 3-mile radius, the boat will go to their location.   Take in the unbelievable beauty of Benagil Cave, with its naturally formed hole at the top that lets the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below. Listen to the echoes of the wind and let yourself be calmed by your surroundings.

Portimão: Private Benagil Caves Catamaran and Kayak Tour

5. Portimão: Private Benagil Caves Catamaran and Kayak Tour

Visit some of the Algarve’s best-kept secrets throughout an epic coastal adventure. Discover hidden caves and coves that are inaccessible by boat, and soak up the magic of these natural landscapes. The tour departs from the Portimão Marina on a catamaran, sailing along the stunning coastline towards Farol Alfanzina. Upon arrival, begin your 1.5-hour kayak experience to the stunning Benagil Caves. From your unique vantage point, soak up breathtaking views of the Algarve’s golden shoreline and local landmarks. Highlights of the tour include Albandeira Beach, Captain’s Cave, Barraquinho Beach, Baraço Cave, and Marinha Beach. There’s also time for a refreshing swim to cool off from the heat. If you get tired, hop back onboard the catamaran at any time for a rest. The catamaran is equipped with all the necessities for your exploration, including a toilet and comfortable seating. At the end of your unforgettable adventure, marvel at the last of the coastal views before arriving back to the marina.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,043 reviews

Tour was very enjoyable. In and out of many caves on the coast with Benigil Cave being the last and the best. Tour didn’t involve dolphin viewing but early on a pod were spotted just off the coast and they took us to see them. On the way back, another solo dolphin appeared near the boat and we slowed down and got to view it really up close. Incredible! Felt like we got a deal on the tour with the dolphins in addition to the caves. Hostess and Captain were great!

I loved the boat+kayak tour to Benagil Cave! There were about 25 other people on the same boat. The guides were professional, the views were amazing, and you also feel safe on the kayak because there is a lifeguard nearby following the group.

terrific team - very knowledgeable, very friendly - made everyone feel safe and secure - one on the best afternoon trips we have made - would recommend it to anyone of any age

This was a great experience. Directions to meet the tour were clear, the boat was not overcrowded. Captain even allowed time to watch the dolphins that appeared unexpectedly!

Good staff, very secure vessel, diverted to watch dolphins which was good and no loss of " cave time" was a great wee trip. Happy customer...thanks