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Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

1. Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

Discover the wonders along the coast of Portimão on a half-day catamaran cruise. You will explore the beaches of Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Rocha, rock formations along the coast, and more. Dive into the water for swimming or snorkeling before returning to the shore. Depart from the marina in Portimão and sail towards the beautiful caves of Algar de Benagil. Take in the dramatic views of various beaches like Praia da Rocha, Farol de Alfazina, Praia de Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Marinha. You will also admire the rock formations dotted along the coast before arriving at the bay of João de Arens. Drop the anchor to relax and keep an eye out for the friendly dolphins who inhabit the region. Soak up the sunshine on deck or take a refreshing swim in the turquoise water. You can also try some water activities, such as paddle boarding to get a glimpse of the world beneath the waves as you snorkel. Finally, marvel at the scenic panoramic views of the area while heading back to the shore. 

From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

2. From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

Departing from Marina de Portimão, your guide will take you on this 2-hour cruise to the world-famous Jurassic caves and rock formations of the Algar de Benagil and Carvoeiro. On the way, take in views of the amazing beach of Praia da Rocha, followed by the Ponta do Altar Lighthouse, Carvoeiro village, Algar Seco, and the Alfazina Lighthouse. Cruise along before arriving at the journey's highlight, the Algar de Benagil. Stop here for some time to take photos and admire the hidden beach of this magical and ancient cave. Head then towards Praia da Marinha, one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Relax while sailing along the coast on the way back to the marina in Portimão. Prepare to be amazed as you pass magnificent scenery and all your favorite spots on the way there.

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What people are saying about Ponta do Altar Lighthouse

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 260 reviews

Loved this day on the catamaran! The boat is great just like in the photos. The guides were lovely and told us about all the areas, beaches and caves we were passing. The boat is too big to enter the caves but it was so nice that I didn't mind that. They also had SUPs for us to use and we stopped for 45 mins to swim and use them. 10/10 recommend this cruise. It was one of the highlights of our trip and very relaxing!

The most amazing day out on the catamaran cruise. It was so relaxing while taking in all the views along the way, I would 100% recommend this trip to anyone

Great weather, great boat, very chill. Nice swim break. Unfortunately, there was little wind and the boat is only under motor.

Great RIB ride and nice coast line. We really enjoyed the tour.

Was a really nice trip and great boat. Reconmended