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Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

From $41.06 per person

Explore the Algarve coastline and the famous Benagil Caves on this 2.5h RIB speed boat trip from Albufeira. Swim in crystal clear waters and look out for dolphins in their natural habitat.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 8 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Small group boat trip
  • Professional driver
  • Live guide
  • Bottle of water or coffee
  • 10% discount at the Gate 4 Cafe
  • Safety vests
  • Free reschedule in case you do not see the dolphins
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• Search for a Dream Wave check-in kiosk in front of "Gate 4" cafe, next to the boarding gate to the boats • Look for a guide with the GetYourGuide attire and flag • Please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the start of the tour

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour will be held in a maximum of 2 languages
  • Dolphin sightings can not be guaranteed. In an unlikely event that you do not see the dolphins during the tour, you will be offered a free rescheduling based on the availability
  • 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
  • The itinerary is subject to change as it is subject to dolphin watching
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 461 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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This was a great tour! Going over the waves in a speed boat and getting splashed was very fun. If you sit in the front, you’ll get splashed more and hit harder after big waves. I do not recommend if you get sick easily or have back pain. We didn’t get to see dolphins, as it is the end of the season, but the caves were super cool.

September 9, 2021

Felt secure and had a great ride. It was rough sea and two pax. gave up and we had to return. All handled securely and effective. The trip was rough but I have to say, that rib was handled in the best way I have ever seen and I’m a diver from Denmark, used to ribs and many different ways of riding the waves. Theese guys did it so perfect in any way. Great info and knowledge about what we saw.. Safety was in highest priority here too.

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September 8, 2021

Brutal Experience! We saw a lot of dolphins and they passed very close to us. We were very well received by Pilot Rafael and Guide Rafael, 5 star people. They explained to us everything about the dolphins and the caves where we passed and clarified all our doubts. An experience to repeat, we highly recommend it.

August 16, 2021

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