Water activity

Lagos: Cave and Grotto Trip by Boat

4.7 / 5

98 reviews

Activity provider: Seascape Algarve

Lagos: Cave and Grotto Trip by Boat

Activity provider: Seascape Algarve
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From US$ 25.40 per person

Likely to sell out

See the world famous caves and grottos of Lagos on the boat "Arganauta" with an experienced guide and skipper in small groups for the best experience.

About this activity

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Duration 75 minutes - 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, French
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Experience the wonders of the Lagos Grottos, caves, and stunning coastline
  • Visit some of the amazing caves and arches that form the world famous Ponta da Piedade grottos
Full description

Meet directly in the Marina of Lagos where the boat is moored and then begin your journey up the river and past one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Praia Dona Ana. After, continue on to the beautiful caves and grottos of Lagos, including the "Love Cave" and the "Elephant" to name a few. Your trip will take place in a small group so that you and the other guests receive personal attention and a safety briefing. Be introduced to the caves and grottos by your guide. Get a brief overview of their history, as well as why they're named as they are. Then, journey back to the Marina in Lagos where you can relax and have a drink or food in one of the many cafe bars and restaurants on offer there. Select the 1.5-hour option to head a little further down the coast to take beautiful photos of the coastline, before returning to shore.

  • Life jacket and safety briefing
  • Guided tour and return to Lagos Marina
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Meet outside The Oasis cafe

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Occasionally due to sea conditions it is not safe to visit all the caves and this is out of the tour operator's control. However, you will be advised before the trip if this is the case and you can reschedule the trip if you wish.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 98 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    As already described here several times, we also booked in German and didn't get it. Wasn't further tragic despite having a child, which I would also like to understand. But why offer the option if it's not possible? I find the obtrusive instructions from the organizer completely impossible to take cash with you. This is probably intended for the tip, which should still be a voluntary gesture and is also a matter of course. Such a request is bold and encourages not to do it. Why our "Captain" still received a generous tip was because on the one hand he was not responsible for the organization of those responsible and on the other hand he steered the boat brilliantly! Precision work with the flow through the narrow stone gates and grottos. Very anticipatory of waves and kayakers. All in all, a wonderful, adventurous and yet very safe tour, which is also suitable for children. The time was kept.

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    May 30, 2022

    It was great! We were about 1.5 outside which is fully sufficient. He drove very safely and therefore also through the smallest tunnels/rocks, which was super exciting. He spoke fluent English and explained a lot to us about the coast. Our personal highlight was that when we returned to the port, 5 dolphins suddenly appeared in front of us and swam past. They were special ones that you don't see often. This moment was extremely beautiful for us and we never expected it. We were really lucky there. Normally, in this region, dolphins are only seen far away. In addition, we were completely alone on the boat. We recommend!

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    May 13, 2022

    Luckily we had a private tour so we could enjoy the tour to ourselves. The tour guide was very warm and tried to give us a great excursion. With the small boat we could go to all the caves and marvel at nature. We especially liked the evening light on the cliffs ... So: The tour was extremely good.

    August 5, 2021

    Product ID: 188832