Water activity

Algarve: Benagil Caves Stand-Up Paddle Board Tour

Activity provider: Blue Xperiences
Water activity

Algarve: Benagil Caves Stand-Up Paddle Board Tour

Activity provider: Blue Xperiences

From US$ 59.64 per person

Discover Benagil cave, other unexpected caves, grottoes and gorgeous natural landscapes around the famous and most visited Benagil Cave on a stand-up paddle board. Let your expert guide teach you the basics about SUP and then experience nature up close.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Find and explore caves and grottoes
  • Experience nature and reach places boats can't access
  • Relax with an expert stand-up paddling instructor and local guide
  • Get tips on safety techniques and learn the basics of paddling
  • Get Free High Quality GoPro Fotos
Full description

Experience the Benagil Caves with its spectacular natural sights with fossil rock formations, secret caves, hidden beaches, and naturally made arches on a 2-hour tour with a local guide and professional stand-up paddle coach. You will learn how to identify fossils inside the caves and on the rocks. Enjoy time inside the cave to take your Instagram pictures of this unique and exciting stand-up paddling adventure.  If you've never tried stand-up paddleboarding before, then you're in for a treat. Your local guide and a professional instructor will show you the basics and will make sure you paddle safely using safety techniques. All paddleboard equipment will be provided free of microbes, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids.

  • Expert stand-up paddleboard lesson
  • Insurance
  • Board and paddle
  • Life jacket
  • High-quality photos
  • Sanitized equipment
  • Wetsuits (if required on cooler days)
  • Dry bags for phones
  • Storage space for belongings
  • Free time on the Benagil Cave Beach 30 minutes or more
  • Meals and drinks
  • Transfer fee
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Non-swimmers

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Meeting point

Please arrive 30 minutes before the activity start time. The storage and lockers are located on the left when arriving at Benagil beach. Upon arrival, ask for Bruno at the storage and lockers just in front of the Benagil Beach Bar. On Google Maps, the location can be found as "Bluexperiences SUP Benagil Cave".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please bring: your swimwear (quick-dry shirts are great if you have them), a towel, sunscreen, a hat and extra water, and snacks
  • Suitable for ages 12 and up
  • All participants must know how to swim, but stand-up paddle board experience is not necessary as this experience is safe for beginners
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 163 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Activity was very fun and interesting, the guide (Bruno) not much so. They took us to multiple caves based on the level of the tide, quite interesting! But the guide was somewhat annoying; getting quite pissed at us for being quite bad at padding (we are total beginners). Overall I would still recommend... but the guide left us quite a sour aftertaste.

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March 30, 2023

Our paddle board experience to Benagil Cave was amazing, largely thanks to our guide, Bruno! Our original tour was rescheduled from the day before due to rough waters and when we arrived on our new date, the waves still looked rough and we even saw someone from another group get wiped out by a wave trying to mount their board. Bruno assured us that we were safe and gave us the proper lessons we needed to feel confident! He helped us each get on our boards safely and once we were on the water, he showed us how to stand up and even helped my friend who got seasick by telling her to get in the water (which helped!) We safely entered the cave and were able to explore and take photos. It was really busy due to all the tours from the day before being rescheduled but we were happy with our experience! We traveled to Portugal from California and this was one of the highlights of our whole trip! I would not recommend doing this activity without a guide.

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March 30, 2023

We had such a good time paddleboarding with bruno. We had never done it before so he taught us how to use the board safely and how to stand up on it. He was really patient with everyone while we tried to use the board. He showed us some amazing caves that you cant get to by land and told us some interesting facts about them. I would 100% recommend using bruno for paddleboarding, he was great. Thank you

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 85428