Water activity

Albufeira: Benagil Cave and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Cruise

4.8 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: Oceaneye Algarve

Albufeira: Benagil Cave and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Oceaneye Algarve

From US$ 36.87 per person

Cruise along Algarve on a semi-rigid boat with this tour from Albufeira. See sights like the Benagil cave, the Alfanzina Lighthouse and beaches, and look for dolphins in their natural habitat.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Expereince the excitement of searching for playful dolphins in Algarve
  • Visit the award-winning Marinha Beach and the famed Benagil cave
  • Pass by beaches like São Rafael, Galé Salgados, and Armação de Pêra
  • Snap pictures of the red-domed Alfanzina Lighthouse to share with friends
  • Stop to see the caves and goldens sands of Senhora da Rocha beach
Full description

Discover the beauty of Algarve's dynamic coast from the water while looking for playful dolphins on this cruise from Albufeira. Speed over the water in a semi-rigid craft and admire the beaches of São Rafael, Galé Salgados, and Armação de Pêra. View the Albandeira caves and the famed Benagil cave. 

Start your tour from the Albufeira Marina, with a briefing where your guide will explain safety measures and let you know everything that you are going to visit in detail. Depart from the Albufeira Marina and make your way west along the shore.

Pass by the golden sands of the beaches of Arrifes, São Rafael, Galé Salgados, and Armação de Pêra. Visit Senhora da Rocha beach and capture pictures of its caves. Head to the Albandeira caves and rock formations and the emblematic Marinha beach.

Continue to the stunning Benagil cave and finish your tour of the caves near the red-domed Alfanzina Lighthouse. Finally, search for frolicking dolphins or other marine mammals. Listen as your guide tells you about these majestic creatures. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

  • Cruise
  • Captain
  • Life jackets
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Arrive 20 minutes before the activity starts. The meeting point its nearby Gate 3, its the first sales point arriving from East. Look for "Oceaneye" on the small offices at the Marina. The staff will be wearing light blue shirts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The trip might be cancelled if sea conditions do not allow it to take place
  • Dolphin sightings are not guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 32 reviews

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we are with 18 people in the boat, full. the boat is the little speed boat, so if you normally have seasick, you should take medicine before. we spotted dolphin pack onces after searching for more than 30 mins. good that the dolphins were on our side so our boat saw them closest, but not as close as the ads pictures. the marine biologist guide is really friendly and explained us everything we asked. it was a good trip, except I expected to see dolphins closer. a bit not lucky day

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September 20, 2022

Fantastic excursion! The biologist Rodrigo very prepared and passionate about his job. Together with Captain Pedro they first accompanied us to visit the coast (from Arbufeira to Benagil), then they took us offshore to see the dolphins, we saw them seriously and very closely! The Openeyes company seemed to us very serious and efficient! Highly recommended

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August 27, 2022

We were a group of 12, we had a great time with our guide and our captain. Breathtaking landscapes with explanations of the history of the place, we had the chance to see the dolphins, and even ended up with little piloting feats for a guaranteed end atmosphere! Thank you ❤️

August 15, 2022

Product ID: 402664