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Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

1. Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

Meet your guide at the pier in Portimao and listen to a short safety briefing. Then, board the RIB speed boat to start the journey out to sea. On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Arade River and the Algarve region. Admire views of the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo castle, as well as a quaint fishing village along the coast. See many dramatic caves and cliffs as you travel along the coast. 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 mammals. Then, head inside the famous Benagil Caves, which are only reachable by boat. Marvel at the naturally-formed holes at the top, which let the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below in a beautiful display. Listen to the echoes and the sound of the wind and let yourself be moved by these impressive natural surroundings. On the way back to the marina, the boat will make a brief swimming stop with views of the beautiful beach at Corredoura. If you choose the sunset option, watch a spectacular sunset on the return journey. Finish off the day by admiring the vibrant colors on the horizon as the sun goes down.

Algarve: Benagil Caves 2-Hour Private Tour

2. Algarve: Benagil Caves 2-Hour Private Tour

Your private tour leaves from Portimão in the morning, when the sea is calm. The boat follows the Rio Arade to the Atlantic Ocean. Head southeast, past the lighthouse of Ferragudo, the beach of Caneiros, the Roman Tower and Smugglers’ Cave. Marvel at the rock formations of Algar Seco and Praia Vale de Centianes and travel along the beaches of Benagil. Go inside one of the most famous caves in Europe by boat. In all there are over 30 caves and there are deserted beaches to discover as well. The 2-hour trip is priced for a group of up to 10 persons.

Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Boating Tour

3. Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Boating Tour

Departing from the beach at Portimão, head out to the water where the fun begins. Once away from the beach, use a paddle board to gain access to the famous Benagil Cave, or to just paddle around for fun. Enter caves including the natural wonder of Benagil Cave, and see places such as Carvoeiro Village, the “Doll" in Algar Seco, and the Alfanzina Lighthouse. Encounter famous local beaches, including Vale Centeanes Beach, Carvalho Beach, Benagil Beach, and the world-famous Marinha Beach. Throughout your tour you will stop for approximately 30 minutes to do some snorkeling, paddle, access a private beach, or top up your tan on the padded sundeck.

From Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Sunset Boat Trip

4. From Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Sunset Boat Trip

Enjoy a 2-hour cruise down a historic river, past the idyllic fishing village of Ferragudo, the iconic castle, and the old fortress as you head into the open sea. After a short introduction and safety briefing, find a comfortable spot on board. Travel by boat from Portimão to Benagil Cave, considered one the finest caves in the Algarve. On the return cruise and take in the beauty of your surroundings, with the boat positioned perfectly for the inspiring sunset. Say farewell to the end of another day, having experienced one of the best sunsets on your visit to the Algarve.

Portimão: Benagil Cave and Snorkeling Boat Trip

5. Portimão: Benagil Cave and Snorkeling Boat Trip

Take a boat trip from Portimão along the stunning Algarve coastline. Admire the breathtaking views and explore world-famous caves. Sail inside the Benagil Sea Cave, inaccessible to larger boats. Your guide will show you hidden caves and explain about these natural formations. Make a stop by a calm bay to go snorkeling and discover the beauty of the underwater world.

From Portimão: Private Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

6. From Portimão: Private Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

Join this guided journey along the Algarve coastline to Benagil Cave. This fun and fantastic adventure will fully immerse you in the natural beauty of Portugal. From the pier of Clube Naval de Portimão, begin your boat ride along the coastline, admiring its churches, castles, and beautiful caves. As you glide over the water, your guide will tell you sometimes spooky ancient stories and teach you about the history of the Arade River. All boats are equipped with VHF Radios synchronized with dolphin-watching vessels. If these breathtaking animals are spotted within a 3-mile radius, the boat will go to their location.   Take in the unbelievable beauty of Benagil Cave, with its naturally formed hole at the top that lets the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below. Listen to the echoes of the wind and let yourself be calmed by your surroundings.

From Portimão: Private Boat Tour of Caves and Alar Benagil

7. From Portimão: Private Boat Tour of Caves and Alar Benagil

Be dazzled by several paradise beaches along the Algarve coast and if you are lucky you can see schools of dolphins along the way. This area of the coast is referred to as the Barlavento region, where placid warm waters and golden sand are framed by natural sculptures carved out of the cliff. Caves and subterranean caves, caused by erosion, sometimes unite these beaches and provide excellent sites for explorations. One of these sites are the caves of Benagil, which are among the ten natural wonders of the world. At Marinha beach, you can see caves, subterranean canals, and natural arches. The cliffs are limestone with fractured and fissured tones, which exhibit a remarkable diversity of curious rocky patterns including arches, grottos, leixões, and algares. There are a diversity of marine habitats that house colorful hedgehogs, anemones, octopuses, cuttlefish, and seahorses. This beach is considered one of the hundred most beautiful in the world. 

Half-Day from Portimão: Convertible Car/Scooter & Boat Tour

8. Half-Day from Portimão: Convertible Car/Scooter & Boat Tour

Combining convertible or scooter tours with a boat tour is a great way to venture across the memorable Algarve, as you will get the opportunity to see the coastline from two different perspectives. Enjoy driving a convertible car or riding a scooter while your guide leads you to a green paradise and the hidden beaches. Follow your guide’s vehicle and explore top attractions like Carvoeiro, Algar Seco, Alvor and Marinha Beach. During your drive, you will pass fishing towns, hidden bays, historical landmarks and natural tide pools. Then, enhance your adventure by embarking on a boat and discovering theatrical sea caves such as Algar de Benagil, Zorreira cave and Arcos da Marinha. Your tour can include other activities like bathing in the sea, snorkeling or a picnic in a quiet bay as well.

Portimão: Private Boat Trip to Benagil Cave

9. Portimão: Private Boat Trip to Benagil Cave

This fun and fantastic adventure will fully immerse you in the natural beauty of Portugal. From the pier of Clube Naval de Portimão, start your boat trip along the coast, admiring its churches, castles, and beautiful caves. As you glide over the waters, your guide will tell you ancient, sometimes spooky stories and teach you about the history of the Arade River. All boats are equipped with VHF radios synchronized with dolphin watching vessels. If these breathtaking animals are spotted within a 3-mile radius, the boat will go to their location. Enjoy the unbelievable beauty of Benagil Cave, with its naturally formed hole at the top that allows sunlight to filter down to the sandy beach below. Listen to the echoes of the wind and let yourself be soothed by the surroundings.

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What people are saying about Portimão

Amazing tour, travelling solo and got to sit with the captain. Captain and guides were amazing! Great info/jokes along the way & will give great recommendations for the rest of your holiday! Highly recommend this boat trip

First time ever on a cave tour. Carlos our skipper, is a master at what he does and the boat is fast, stable on the ocean and all around very seaworthy!

Boat ride was pleasant and guide was very entertaining as he brought us along the many rock formations and the famous Bengali Caves.

These guides work their butts off to make sure you have an amazing time! Our family lives our tour!

Very nice experience and worth every penny. A must try excursion when you visit Algarve.