Water activity

Portimão: Benagil Cave and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve Tour

Activity provider: ATLANTIS TOURS

Portimão: Benagil Cave and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve Tour

Activity provider: ATLANTIS TOURS

From US$ 75.10 per person

Board a boat for a magnificent journey that will take you to one of the most beautiful caves in the world. Look out for dolphins on the way.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy birdwatching in the Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve
  • Experience the natural beauty of the Benagil Cave
  • Admire the outstanding landscapes of the Algarvian coast
Full description
From the pier of São Francisco in Portimão, you will board a boat. After a warm welcome, the safety procedures will be explained. Then, the journey towards the famous Benagil Cave will start. Along the way, admire other beautiful caves along the coast and hear old stories about them from your guide. If you're lucky, you will be able to see dolphins. All the boats are equipped with radios that will be tuned in to the same channel as the dolphin watching boats. If dolphins are spotted, which is very frequent on the Algarvian coast, and they are within 2 nautical miles, you will have the opportunity to see them. After stopping at the Benagil Cave to take pictures, the boat will continue to the breathtaking Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve. The marshland of the Alvor estuary is one of the finest places on the Algarve for birdwatching, so it's likely you'll spot pink flamingos and many other bird species. On the way back to Portimão, admire the impressive Praia do Alvor, one of the largest sandy beaches of the Algarve.
Includes
  • Use of life jackets
  • Comfortable seating on the boat
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Cais de São Francisco, on the riverside near the ruins of the Sao Francisco convent.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

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    This is such a great tour. The tour guide was informative and fun which made the boat trip that much more pleasant. The caves are incredible and with the small boat we were able to enter many of them. Also, the stop in the small fishing village is a great bonus to get fresh fish and see a small area that you may not plan to visit otherwise. Highly highly recommend.

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    March 24, 2022

    Super fun boat tour with our guide Miguel! He told a lot and was in for a joke. Thanks to him we enjoyed this trip along the water and after the trip we went to other places that Miguel recommended to us! This trip is definitely worth it.

    June 3, 2021

    Product ID: 372400