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Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

1. Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

Meet your guide at the pier in Portimao and listen to a short safety briefing. Then, board the RIB speed boat to start the journey out to sea. On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Arade River and the Algarve region. Admire views of the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo castle, as well as a quaint fishing village along the coast. See many dramatic caves and cliffs as you travel along the coast. Keep a lookout, as dolphins can often be seen navigating the waters here. 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 mammals. Then, head inside the famous Benagil Caves, which are only reachable by boat. Marvel at the naturally-formed holes at the top, which let the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below in a beautiful display. Listen to the echoes and the sound of the wind and let yourself be moved by these impressive natural surroundings. On the way back to the marina, the boat will make a brief swimming stop with views of the beautiful beach at Corredoura. If you choose the sunset option, watch a spectacular sunset on the return journey. Finish off the day by admiring the vibrant colors on the horizon as the sun goes down.

Sagres Natural Park: Sunset Tour by Jeep

2. Sagres Natural Park: Sunset Tour by Jeep

Do you like to explore, be surrounded by nature which has not yet been corrupted by man—then this tour is for you. Discover cliffs double the height of Cape St.Vincent on an exclusive and unique visit to see Portugal’s best sunset. This tour will take you to the Vila de Sagres, Cape of S.Vicente, an off-road secret beach spot, and another secret spot with 140 meter high cliffs to see the sunset. See the beautiful scenery while enjoying Portuguese wine and a typical chorizo with bread or cream cake.

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 Albufeira: Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ with Open Bar

4. From Albufeira: Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ with Open Bar

Take a late afternoon cruise from Albufeira to witness a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra. Head to a secluded beach to savor a delicious BBQ meal. Enjoy an open bar onboard with live music. Depart from the Albufeira marina and head west along the coast and enjoy a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra. Near the caves of São Rafael, transfer to a dinghy that will take you to a secluded beach that’s inaccessible by land. Enjoy listening to live music, indulge in your favorite beverage from the open bar, and savor a delicious meal prepared by the crew. Soak in scenery that has been described as some of the most spectacular in the world. Once dinner is over, return to the main vessel where the fun and festive environment continues on the trip back to Albufeira.

Lagos: Sailboat Trip to Ponta da Piedade

5. Lagos: Sailboat Trip to Ponta da Piedade

Marvel at the beautiful Algarve Coast rock formations and visit some of the most picturesque and interesting caves of the region on this sailing trip from Lagos to Ponta da Piedade. Departing from Lagos Marina on a Portuguese traditional sailing boat, head to Ponta da Piedade. Sail in the bay of Lagos for breathtaking views of the rock formations along the coastline. Upon arrival to Ponta da Piedade, you will anchor and change to a smaller boat. Then, visit the famous caves (grottos) and rock formations with the possibility to sunbathe or swim in the crystal-clear waters nearby.

From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

6. From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

Take a romantic 2.5-hour sunset sailing cruise along the coastline of Vilamoura and Albufeira as you sail on a luxury sailing yacht. See beaches such as Falésia Beach and Tomato Beach from a different perspective. Enjoy a welcome drink with aperitifs as you sail along the coast watching the sunset over the horizon. Stop for a swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, or if you're feeling laidback, soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music before heading back to Vilamoura.

Portimão: Dolphin Watching, Benagil Caves Cruise & Sunset

7. Portimão: Dolphin Watching, Benagil Caves Cruise & Sunset

Discover the Algarve coast on a combination sunset cruise, cave visit, and dolphin-watching tour. Learn about the area's geology and animals from a marine biologist, sail past the Castelo de S.João do Arade, and marvel at the colors of the sunset over the ocean. Set sail from the marina of Portimão and cruise past the Castelo de S.João do Arade and the Forte de Santa Catarina in Rio Arade. Head into the ocean to search for dolphins. Snap a picture as they playfully swim around your boat. Continue back to the coastline and sail by secluded beaches framed by golden cliffs. Head into the iconic Algar de Benagil Cave and marvel at the fascinating rock formations inside. After leaving the cave, relax and feel the sea breeze as you watch the sunset over the water while you return to the marina.

from Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Jeep Safari with Wine

8. from Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Jeep Safari with Wine

Embark on a Jeep Safari starting in Albufeira heading towards the scenic Algarve countryside on a guided tour covering the region's history and charm. Celebrate the conclusion of the tour with a glass of sparkling wine as the sunsets. Travel across the off-road paths, with breathtaking landscapes, unique locations, and enchanting adventures in nature. Visit the village of Alte, one of the oldest and most famous villages in Portugal. Finally, go to the highest point where you will find a panoramic view, and savor the sunset with a glass of wine before returning to Albufeira.

Sagres: Sunset Tour

9. Sagres: Sunset Tour

After being picked up from your hotel in Lagos, venture towards Sagres. Here, visit the picturesque Algarve village, as well as the St. Vicente Cape, the most southwestern point of Europe. See the Cape Lighthouse and gain a truly unique view of the sunset which is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world. Whilst enjoying the sunset indulge in a glass of port wine and a Pastel de Nata, before the tour wraps up with drop off back to your Lagos accommodation.

From Lagos: Cruise to the Caves of Ponta da Piedade

10. From Lagos: Cruise to the Caves of Ponta da Piedade

Discover the beauty of the Portuguese coastline on this cruise from Lagos to Ponta da Piedade point. Capture pictures of stunning rock formations and small beaches that are only accessible by boat.  Board the ship in Lagos and embark on your adventure. Snap pictures of sweeping city views as you sail away from the shore. Travel in a comfortable and well-maintained vessel to the Ponta da Piedade point.  Get some sun on deck as you sail. Compare the fantastical rock formations to things like an elephant or camel. Peer into sea-carved grottos and watch the blue waves beat against the sandstone rocks.  Sail into a turquoise lagoon surrounded by imposing cliffs. Let the natural beauty of this popular natural attraction take your breath away. Return to your starting point in Lagos at the end of your tour. 

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4.7 / 5

based on 173 reviews

Amazing tour, travelling solo and got to sit with the captain. Captain and guides were amazing! Great info/jokes along the way & will give great recommendations for the rest of your holiday! Highly recommend this boat trip

Boat ride was pleasant and guide was very entertaining as he brought us along the many rock formations and the famous Bengali Caves.

Activity which worth the money I've paid. very friendly driver and cool views of the Algarve coast. recommended

These guides work their butts off to make sure you have an amazing time! Our family lives our tour!

Very nice experience and worth every penny. A must try excursion when you visit Algarve.