Water activity

Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

Activity provider: Dream Wave Algarve
Water activity

Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

Activity provider: Dream Wave Algarve
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From US$ 36.64 per person

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Explore the Algarve coastline and the famous Benagil Caves on this RIB speed boat trip from Albufeira. Swim in crystal clear waters and look out for dolphins in their natural habitat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 12 hours in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Admire the Algarve coastline and the rock formations of the Benagil caves
  • Make a short swimming stop and relax in the crystal clear waters
  • Look out for dolphins playing in their natural environment
  • Have a coffee or water at the coffee lounge before your priority boarding
  • Benefit from a private or shared small group tour on a RIB speed boat
Full description
Enjoy a guided boat trip between Albufeira and Benagil Caves on a tour that combines nature and adventure. Discover the Algarve coastline's most iconic landscapes and keep your eyes open for playful dolphins on the way. Start your journey at the meeting point, where you will be welcomed by the crew. Skip the line at the check-in kiosk and benefit from a special welcome package. Have a coffee or some water at the coffee lounge while you wait to board the boat. After priority boarding, start your tour by cruising along the beautiful, 18km-long Algarve coastline. Listen to your knowledgeable guide and learn all about the sights you pass by. Feel the relaxing sea breeze and be amazed by the coastal view. Head inside the famous Benagil caves to admire this rock formation. Take amazing pictures of the caves and capture the light entering them. Spot São Rafael and Marinha beaches, among the most emblematic beaches in Portugal, famous for their cliffs and fine golden sand. Make a short swimming stop and immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Algarve coast. During the tour, look for the dolphins on the way. If they are spotted, see them playing in their natural environment and take photos of them jumping in and out of the water.
  • Small-group boat trip
  • Professional skipper
  • Live guide
  • Bottle of water or coffee
  • 10% discount at the Gate 4 Cafe
  • Safety vests
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Look for a Dream Wave check-in kiosk in front of "Gate 4" cafe, next to the boarding gate to the boats.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour will be held in a maximum of 2 languages
  • Due to local regulations, the boat can only stay in the Benagil caves for a few minutes
  • There may be a waiting period at the entrance to the caves
  • Dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • In case of bad weather or bad sea conditions, the tour might be rescheduled, subject to availability
  • Swimming and approaching caves are subject to the sea conditions
  • Participants are not allowed to get out of the boat within the caves
  • The itinerary is subject to change as it is subject to dolphin watching
  • Parking is available close to the meeting point at Estacionamento P3 Marina de Albufeira
  • Parking fees are not included in the tour price
  • In case of bad weather or bad sea conditions, the tour might be rescheduled, subject to availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1905 reviews

Review summary

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It was a nice trip. The caves are amazing - unfortunately we didn’t see dolphins at that day. Surely the staff is not in charge of this. But none of them spoke about the „free alternative“ if you don’t see them. We didn’t ask so it’s okay. Nevertheless a very nice trip!

March 26, 2023

The crew was friendly and paid attention to our safety. They informed us about the places we visited. We didn't expect to sight some dolphins, but we did. It was an unforgettable experience. As the crew was attentive to our needs, I would recommend considering the company for booking the cave and dolphin sighting experience.

March 26, 2023

Well reccomend! Two captains of our boat were amazing, they took care of us at all times! They know a lot of languages so there was no problem. Perfect attitude, really good mood, they are PROFESIONALS! Tour was on time, kiosk was easy to find. Our trip was on 8th November, we didnt see dolphins, but had another unforgettable experience - we had emergency stop in the middle of nowhere (mechanical problems). So we had to wait for 40mins for help from Marina, we been moved to another boat and they bring us back to shore. Overall - excellent experience with amazing captains! Just expected to go bit deeper into Benagil Cave to at least see the sky through the hole, but of well. Well reccomend!

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 397978