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From Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

1. From Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Witness the dramatic beauty of the Algarve on a cruise from Lagos. Hear coastal secrets from your guide, admire the towering rocks of Ponta da Piedade, and see idyllic beaches, including Camilo Beach. Choose between a small-group experience or a private experience. Set sail in comfort with cushioned seats as you depart Marina de Lagos. Make your way along the coast, passing pristine beaches, such as D. Ana Beach and Camilo Beach. Listen to insightful explanations about the sights from your guide. Take in the breathtaking views of the Barlavento region as you sail across the turquoise waters. Pass the beaches of Batata, Pinhão, and a nudist beach as you draw closer to the rock formations of Ponta da Piedade. Marvel at the towering arches and golden cliffs of Ponta da Piedade and discover the interesting meanings behind their given names, such as the "Kitchen" and "Living Room" from your guide. Then, head towards the small semi-circular beach of Barranco Martinho, between Canavial Beach and the Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse, characterized by a tall rock near the waterline. Finally, enjoy the scenic ride back to Marina de Lagos, where you will disembark at the end of the tour.

Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

2. Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Sail the seas of the Algarve in true Portuguese style on a boat cruise in a traditional Portuguese sailing boat. Visit two rugged sea caves and get up close to the dramatic Ponta da Piedade rock formation. Learn more about the area from your local skipper. For an unforgettable experience, you will board your unique vessel complete with a traditional Portuguese design. These special boats are designed to get you to sail to the smallest grotto. This boat will take you on a memorable journey along the breathtaking coastline, entering two amazing caves briefly and revealing the hidden grottos from the inside. Located around the rock formation of Ponta da Piedade, get an amazing perspective of famous beaches such as Dona Ana Beach, Camila Beach, and Nudist Beach, as well as sandstone cliffs. Every journey will be different and a true adventure depending on the tides and sea conditions. This is a must-do trip and is enjoyable for the whole family.

Boat Cruise to Algar de Benagil from Lagos

3. Boat Cruise to Algar de Benagil from Lagos

Start your day of adventure from the Marina de Lagos. From here you will hop on board and set off for a pleasant 25-minute cruise spanning 12 nautical miles (roughly 20-km). Take in the breathtaking views on the stretch of water that separates Lagos from Benagil.  As you sit back and relax you will be treated to stunning views of Europe's best-kept secret - the "Algar de Benagil". In addition to this, you will also get the chance to witness beautiful views of the grottos and rock formations found along the coast around Benagil.  Upon arrival at Benagil, you will get the chance to enjoy a 40-minute visit to rock formations such as "the Lighthouse grotto", "The half moon grotto", "the cathedral", "the corridor", the Algar de Benagil and other highlights. After your exploration of the area, you will then commence the trip back to the Marina. 

From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

4. From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

Climb aboard a catamaran cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz and back. Depart Lagos and see the mesmerizing beaches and rock formations of the western Algarve's golden coast. 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. While the boat is anchored in a secluded bay, dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling goggles, and inflatable balance track, and more. After your swim stop, it's time to relax and soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.

Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

5. Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Lagos, Praia da Luz, or Meia Praia and heads to Carvoeiro Beach. Hop onboard a traditional style boat and set sail along the coastline towards Benagil Cave. Soak up the wonders of this fascinating location and snap photos for your holiday album. Next, visit the picturesque Marinha Beach as well as other scenic cliffs and caves. Back on dry land, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Algarseco boardwalk, which boasts stunning views across the coastline. Along the way, admire the natural pools that form in the holes of the cliffs and fill with water during high tide. At the end of the boardwalk, visit a grotto famous for its two arches which act as a window to the sea.

From Lagos Marina: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

6. From Lagos Marina: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

Discover the beautiful Ponta da Piedade on a kayaking trip with a guide. Enjoy panoramic views of the Algarve Coast, explore Algarve's cliffs, and kayak into the many caves and grottoes along the coast. Climb aboard the catamaran at Lagos Marina and set sail to Ponta da Piedade for a 2-hour guided kayak tour along the Algarve Coast. After leaving the Marina, the boat heads to Ponta Da Piedade, where you will discover Algarve's famous grottoes and cliffs by kayak during the 1-hour journey accompanied by a guide who will comment throughout your adventure. Spend 15 minutes relaxing and swimming in the grottoes, unknown bays and quiet beaches before heading back to Lagos Marina. Please note that throughout your tour, the catamaran will escort the group for safety and comfort reasons.

Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

7. Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Meet at the Marina de Lagos 15 minutes prior to your chosen time. Board your vessel, designed and built in Portugal, to visit the amazing grottoes, caves, sandstone cliffs and secluded beaches at Ponta Da Piedade. These special boats are designed to get you into the smallest grotto.  Every adventure is different depending upon tide height and sea conditions, that govern which caves and areas you can visit on each trip. This is a must do trip and enjoyable for the whole family while visiting Lagos. 

Lagos Kayak Adventure

8. Lagos Kayak Adventure

Meet your guide at the Marina de Lagos and start your kayaking adventure. Leave the Harbour to your kayaking start point - along the way your instructor will provide you with all the information you need regarding water safety, kayak use and what you can expect to see during the day.   Arrive at your location and be met by the main boat (catamaran) which will be close by for assistance throughout the tour. During the kayak tour your experienced guide will give you information about the beaches, caves and curious rock formations.  At the end of the tour return back to the catamaran with the kayaks to relax for a few minutes before jumping into the crystal clear waters for a swim. At the end of the tour you will be conveniently transported back to your starting location. 

Lagos: Cave and Grotto Trip by Boat

9. Lagos: Cave and Grotto Trip by Boat

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.

Lagos: Sailboat Trip to Ponta da Piedade

10. Lagos: Sailboat Trip to Ponta da Piedade

Marvel at the beautiful Algarve Coast rock formations and visit some of the most picturesque and interesting caves of the region on this sailing trip from Lagos to Ponta da Piedade. Departing from Lagos Marina on a Portuguese traditional sailing boat, head to Ponta da Piedade. Sail in the bay of Lagos for breathtaking views of the rock formations along the coastline. Upon arrival to Ponta da Piedade, you will anchor and change to a smaller boat. Then, visit the famous caves (grottos) and rock formations with the possibility to sunbathe or swim in the crystal-clear waters nearby.

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What people are saying about Lagos

Best experience ever! We couldn't enter the Benagil cave due to the weather, but no regrets whatsoever. The rough waters made for a super fun journey. They took us to many other caves & even spotted some dolphins for us. Please be married if you have back/neck problems.

Small group of 7 on boat so lots of room. Enjoyed the scenery and going into and under the caverns. Some English descriptions but really about the views! We walked the area in the morning and so was great to see from the water in the afternoon!

A beautiful experience and so worth the money. I have already recommended to family/friends. I will be back for sure!

Easy to locate and very informative experience. My teenagers enjoyed!

It was really amazing and the crew was funny and polite.