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From Lagos: 2-Hour Kayak Cave Explorer Tour

1. From Lagos: 2-Hour Kayak Cave Explorer Tour

Hop aboard and explore the sea caves and beaches of Ponta da Piedade on a 2-hour tour by kayak and boat from Lagos. Admire the beautiful golden sand beaches created over millions of years, and listen to your guide as they explain the rules of navigation and how to use your kayak gear for your safety. Once at Ponta da Piedade, board your kayak and follow the guide through the beautiful caves and small beaches the area is famous for. After your kayak adventure, get the chance to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters. Then, jump back on board and relax on the way back to the city.

From Lagos: 2-Hour Boat Trip to the Benagil Caves

2. From Lagos: 2-Hour Boat Trip to the Benagil Caves

Climb aboard a boat in the marina at Lagos, and then cruise along the coastline of the Algarve to marvel at the sea caves. Benefit from comfortable seats and the best safety facilities for a truly relaxed experience out on the water.  Listen to the live on-board commentary and get a better appreciation of the rock formations and the history of the area. Discover hideouts for pirates and sea stacks of incredible beauty. Every adventure is different, depending upon the tide and sea conditions, which will determine which caves and areas you can visit.

From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast 4-Hour Cruise

3. From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast 4-Hour Cruise

Climb aboard to explore the southwestern Algarve on a round-trip, 4-hour cruise from Lagos to Cabanas Velhas. Pass magnificent beaches of golden sand, cliffs of staggering rock formations, the sea caves of Ponta da Piedade and the iconic black rock of Praia da Luz. Drop anchor in a secluded bay near the fishing village of Burgau. Enjoy a complimentary meal. Jump into the water for a swim and snorkel among the marine life, sip a cocktail on the deck or grab a paddleboard for a little adventure. Work off some energy on the trampoline or inflatable water park. Laze in the sun on the way back to Lagos but keep an eye open to spot dolphins in their natural environment.

From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

4. From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

Journey to one of the top highlights of the Algarve: the Lagos Caves. Hop in a kayak for an active and adventurous trip to the characteristic rock formations that continue to charm visitors with their mystique and beauty. Let your experienced guide lead you to the most impressive caves on the Algarve coastline. Learn how the beautiful shapes and patterns decorating the cave walls were created by sea erosion and get to know the unique flora and fauna of the area while snorkeling. Then enjoy a relaxing stay at a beach which is solely accessible by boat. If you don't feel like paddling back, opt to ride on the support boat, which will be close by at all times during your trip.

From Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Cruise by Fun Catamaran

5. From Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Cruise by Fun Catamaran

Climb aboard a catamaran for a fun 3-hour cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz and back. Depart Lagos and see the mesmerizing beaches and rock formations of the golden coast of the western Algarve. Sail towards the stunning cliffs and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade and continue to Praia da Luz, known for its volcanic landscape and palm tree-lined promenade. Then, journey back towards Lagos and anchor near the caves of Ponta da Piedade for a cocktail and some time to swim. Dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling gear and a water trampoline. Soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.  

Lagos: Benagil Sea Cave Tour with a Local Guide

6. Lagos: Benagil Sea Cave Tour with a Local Guide

Take an unforgettable boat tour to the amazing giant sea caves at Benagil. Embark on a 1.5-hour guided cruise on board an inflatable RIB. Travel along the unique Algarve coastline discovering incredible scenery and breathtakingly beautiful natural rock formations. Admire the views of the amazing cliffs of the Algarvian coastline surrounded by stunning beaches.   When you arrive at the giant sea caves at Benagil, gaze in awe at their splendor. See for yourself why Algar de Benagil was recently considered one of the most beautiful caves in the world. At the end of your tour, you will return to Lagos.

Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

7. Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

Meet at the dive center in Lagos and get equipped with full scuba equipment provided. Once you have all your gear, take a short boat trip with your guide to the diving sites. Jump off the boat and follow your guide through the water. Spend 4 hours in the ocean where you will admire the beautiful underwater world of the shoreline. See a variety of underwater species including cuttlefish, squid, sea stars, sea cucumbers, anemones, octopus, and a variety of fish.

From Lagos: Family-Friendly Catamaran Tour of Benagil

8. From Lagos: Family-Friendly Catamaran Tour of Benagil

Lose yourself in the picturesque landscapes of the Algarve coastline on this catamaran sailing trip. Marvel at rugged cliffs and fabulous beaches as well as stunning sea caves and natural arches around Benagil. From the sea, admire the beaches of Pintadinho, Paradise, Carvoeiro, and others. Visit the visually striking Benagil Sea Caves and stop for a swim in the crystal clear waters at a beach near Benagil. Use the catamaran's forward-viewing platform to get the best possible pictures of the caves and beaches. Enjoy this adventure on board a luxury family-friendly catamaran with ample space to move around. Make use of the facilities including toilets, sun protection, and bottled water. The catamaran is wheelchair accessible and has space to store children's buggies.

From Lagos: Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Tour

9. From Lagos: Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Tour

Hop onboard one of our specifically designed speed-boats for unique adventure to Benagil. Despite the distance of 12 nautical miles from Lagos,to the coast of Carvoeiro and Benagil. This way we are able to enter the various caves in the area that are not accessible from larger vessels.On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Algarve region. Visiting amazing caves and hidden grottos from the inside. 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 animals. Every adventure is different, depending upon the tide and sea conditions, which will determine which caves and areas you can visit.At the end of your tour, you will return to Lagos.

Algarve: Jeep Safari with Distillery Visit & Lunch

10. Algarve: Jeep Safari with Distillery Visit & Lunch

Get off the beaten track and into the heart of the Algarve on an exciting Jeep Safari. Travel through outstanding landscapes, visit a small distillery, and enjoy a delicious local lunch. Hop in your jeep for a safari through southern Portugal. You'll go down dales, across streams, and traverse meadows as part of this exciting adventure. Marvel at the scenery of an area almost untouched by time. Enjoy driving down winding earthen tracks to some of the most fascinating places in the Algarve. Visit tiny white-washed villages where time seems to stand still. Stop by a local distillery where the brave can taste “Medronho”, the very potent local drink. Enjoy watching honey produced the old way in this traditional environment, then finish off your adventure with a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

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What people are saying about Lagos

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 994 reviews

Excellent tour which is extremely well crafted. In seven hours you get interesting historic capital of local Moorish empire, a park made and fit for kings, the highest point in Algarve with breathtaking views, and three wines. What’s not to like. Plus very intelligent, organized, thoughtful and kind owner of company as tour guide! Can’t miss deal.

I loved the experience. The staff were really friendly and helped us with everything we needed . I really recommend it

We had a great time, it was very nice to be able to see inside the caves and admire the landscapes from the sea.

I really loved the experience. The staff was friendly and made us feel comfortable

A nice boat, nice crew. They also speak very good English. Highly recommended