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Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

1. Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

Be at one with nature with this environmentally-friendly kayaking experience, and explore along the coast and inside several caves of Benagil.   Begin at Benagil beach, from where you will be run through an introduction on kayaking, and the safe management of your kayak once inside the caves. Afterward, kayak to the Golden Beach of Marinha. On the way, you will enter several small and big caves. On the return journey, take a 20-minute stop at the beach inside the Benagil Cave for some unforgettable pictures. Go inside several big and small caves near the Benagil Cave and learn from your guide about the formation, surrounding nature and natural life.

Algarve: Benagil Caves and Secret Spots Guided Kayaking Tour

2. Algarve: Benagil Caves and Secret Spots Guided Kayaking Tour

Visit the spectacular caves and secret beaches near Benagil on a guided kayaking tour. Over the course of this tour, you'll get to explore several caves, watch local fish and birdlife, and see rock formations and corals in the area. Learn how to correctly use the kayak with your guide who will explain the proper techniques and safety precautions that you need to take when you're inside the caves.   The tour starts from Benagil Beach before heading to some of the so-called cathedrals of the sea. You'll also be able to get out of your kayak to do some exploring on foot.  Be sure to take lots of excellent photos during the course of this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will end at Benagil, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

3. Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

Your tour will begin with an introduction to the basics of kayaking from your expert guide. Then you’re adventure begins: you’ll take to the water by kayak and make your way towards the Benagil Caves. The best way to enter the caves is by kayak just after sunrise, since during the day the area becomes overcrowded with tourists and boats. This special early bird tour is therefore the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of this unique location. At this early hour you’ll have ample time and opportunity to capture stunning pictures and relax on the beach. You’ll explore the Benagil Cave for 30 minutes, enjoying a refreshing dip and walk. If possible you will also discover two more breathtaking smaller caves.

From Lagos: Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Tour

4. From Lagos: Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Tour

Hop onboard one of our specifically designed speed boats for a unique adventure to Benagil. Despite the distance of 12 nautical miles from Lagos to the coast of Carvoeiro and Benagil. Enter the various caves in the area that are not accessible from larger vessels. Listen as the guide tells stories about the Algarve region along the way. Visit amazing caves and hidden grottos from the inside, and see natural wonders that can't be reached in any other way. Keep a lookout, as dolphins can often be seen navigating the waters here, and 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 animals. Enjoy a unique adventure on every tour, depending upon the tide and sea conditions, which will determine which caves and areas you can visit. Return to Lagos at the end of your tour.

From Armação de Pêra: Benagil Caves and Beaches Boat Tour

5. From Armação de Pêra: Benagil Caves and Beaches Boat Tour

Discover the breathtaking scenery of the Algarve region on this boat tour departing from Armação de Pêra. Travel in the company of an expert team and experienced captain for a safe and comfortable journey. Along the way, visit 10 caves and 15 deserted beaches which are only accessible from the sea. Admire Praia da Marinha, the Albandeira Arch, and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the rugged coastline between Armação de Pêra and Benagil. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the unique landscape of this region before arriving at the highlight of the trip, the world-famous Benagil Cave. On the way back, simply sit back, relax and enjoy the boat trip.

Benagil Beach: Standup Paddle Board and Kayak Rental

6. Benagil Beach: Standup Paddle Board and Kayak Rental

Discover the Algarve coast like a local, with a rented standup paddle board or a kayak. Take your time and enjoy a full day out at sea or keep it short and sweet and head out with a specific agenda — the choice is yours. See the caves, cliffs, and hidden beaches the Algarve is famous for. Paddle into coves and up to beaches, deciding to spend as much or as little time at each location. Jump into the clear turquoise waters for a cooling dip whenever you feel like it, before continuing on your active journey. Learn a new skill or hone your previous knowledge, either way prior knowledge of how to use a standup paddle board or kayak is not necessary as they're very stable and safe. Feel the waves beneath you and marvel at the colorful fish swimming underwater. This activity is the perfect day out to enjoy the Algarve's pristine nature.

Parasailing Vilamoura

7. Parasailing Vilamoura

This parasailing Vilamoura boat trip experience lasts for about an hour on the boat and 8-10 minutes in the air flying in the parachute. Come and join aboard a state of the art custom built Cherokee boat and have an unforgettable parasailing flying experience from your parachute in the sky as you cruise along the Algarve coastline from the Vilamoura Marina. Sit back and relax, enjoy this parasailing experience and take in the breathtaking views of the beautiful beaches and cliffs along the coast of the Algarve. For the braver ones, have a dip in the Atlantic Ocean Sea while sitting comfortably in your parasailing parachute. Be thrilled as you’re gently lifted off the deck of this custom built parasailing vessel and up to 200m into the air! In the distance you have the whole view of the Vilamoura and Quarteira beach line with it’s beautiful golden sands.

From Lagos: Kayaking and Boat Cave Explorer Tour

8. From Lagos: Kayaking and Boat Cave Explorer Tour

Hop aboard and explore the sea caves and beaches of Ponta da Piedade on a tour by kayak and boat from Lagos. Admire the beautiful golden sand beaches created over millions of years, and listen to your guide as they explain the rules of navigation and how to use your kayak gear for your safety. Once at Ponta da Piedade, board your kayak and follow the guide through the beautiful caves and small beaches the area is famous for. After your kayak adventure, get the chance to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters. Then, jump back on board and relax on the way back to the city.

Albufeira: Single, Double or Triple Parasailing Tour

9. Albufeira: Single, Double or Triple Parasailing Tour

Get your thrills in the skies above Albufeira on a unique parasailing activity, and glide through the air for approximately 10 minutes. Experience the unique sensation of freedom that parasailing allows. Start by ascending from the platform on the stern of a boat, and rise safe and dry up into the sky in an individual, double or triple parasail. Fly up to a maximum height of 80 meters (262 feet) above sea level and get privileged views of the surroundings.  Soar over the city and soak up the silence as you experience an extraordinary sensation of peace and tranquility. Then, slowly start your descent and get the opportunity to touch the water prior to landing back on the platform, if you wish. 

From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

10. 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.

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4.4 / 5

based on 108 reviews

The communication was perfect. The night before I was contacted by WA and all details were sent through it. Meeting point, photo with it, everything necessary to have a stress free preparation. When we arrived, a bit late, the skipper was waiting for us. His name is William, a great character with a lot of experience sailing the region. Every minute it was safe and although we booked 4 hours we were in total 5 hours on the journey. 3 islands, great info/food! I recommend these guys! Really local and good value!

Wow! This was our favorite experience on our entire two week trip in Portugal. Our guide was very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure our group had a wonderful kayaking experience. We even got to see a few extra caves not normally visited as our group was small and it was off season for most tourists. He was highly focused on our safety while also ensuring we didn’t miss out on prime photo opportunities. Can’t recommend Secrete Algarve more!

Amazing experience! Loved it so much and was the best thing we did visiting Albufeira. The views were outstanding, the experience was really fun and the caves were incredible. Definitely worth the money and would do this again.

Everything was well organised, one hour trip was just perfect, tour guide was very professional and funny, we went with one young child and a teenager, everyone happy, highly recommend. Thank you! *****

Our guides were very professional. The trip went smoothly without incident.