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Lagos: Scenic Cruise to the Benagil and Carvoeiro Caves

4.9 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Riverwatch

Lagos: Scenic Cruise to the Benagil and Carvoeiro Caves

Activity provider: Riverwatch

From US$ 42.16 per person

Admire the beauty of the Benagil and Carvoeiro caves with this rigid inflatable boat cruise from Lagos. Cruise along Algarve coastline past the towns of Alvor, Portimão and Carvoeiro.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Experience the beauty of the sun falling thorugh the Algar de Benagil skylight
  • Feel the wind in your hair as you fly over the water on a rigid inflatable boat
  • Capture pictures of the towns of seaside towns of Alvor, Portimão and Carvoeiro
  • Marvel at how the turquoise waters contrasts with the sandstone rock formations
  • Take a selfie with one of the most famous caves in the world at Algar de Benagil
Full description

Explore the Algarve shoreline on this cruise from Lagos to the Benagil and Carvoeiro caves. Travel at high speeds in a new 18-seater rigid inflatable boat with comfortable padded benches. Capture pictures of the stunning Algar de Benagil cave.

Board the ship in Lagos and let the wind whip through your hair on a thrilling ride past the picturesque beachside towns Alvor, Portimão and Carvoeiro. Ride by remote and pristine Algarve beaches. 

Stop at the caves of Carvoeiro where you can admire how the fantastical rock formations contrast with the deep blue waves. Marvel at these dramatic cliffside landscapes.

Head to Algar de Benagil where you can take a photo with one of the most famous caves in the world. Let the way the light floods in through the skylight of the cave take your breath away. Return to your meeting point in Lagos at the end of your tour. 

  • Boat tour
  • Skipper
  • Life jackets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • 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

Meet at the Lagos Grotto Trips stand on the Avenida dos Descobrimentos. It is the second stand from the Lagos Marina Bridge, in front of Lagos Avenida Hotel. Look for the sign 'Lagos Grotto Trips.' Your guide will be wearing a green top.

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4.9 /5

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We had a fantastic time on this scenic Cruise. Gee and Ivo were great guides and made the experience even more fun and informative! There are many cruises available to the Benagil and Carvoeiro Caves look no further this is the ONE YOU WANT! You will not be disappointed. The Caves are amazing and the boat ride to get to and from is fast and fun! Thank you Gee and Ivo for a wonderful day and an unforgettable experience.

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October 20, 2022

Excellent tour & tour guide commentary of seaside towns, secret beaches and locally named grottos / caves. Some of the most beautiful grottos to be seen along the Algarve coastline. Benagil a bit disappointing since so much “traffic” to go in and out, but not the tours’ fault. Gracious tour organizers and guides. Fast and new boat, very comfortable and small enough to fit inside grottos. Able to visit Benagil from Lagos a plus ! Thank you for a memorable tour !!!

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July 9, 2022

I recommend this excursion to everyone. The first stop was the Benagil cave and then continued with the other caves along the coast until returning to the port. Angelo and Antonio were super fun and nice.

September 17, 2022

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