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From Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise

1. From Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise

Depart Portimão and cruise along the coast of the Algarve in a comfortable catamaran. Admire stunning views of the coastline from the water as you make your way towards the striking Benagil caves.  Upon arrival at the rock formations, enter the caves by boat to explore an amazing natural attraction that can only be accessed from the water. Benefit from the capabilities of a larger and heavier vessel that can directly enter the cave system, and get up close to the rocks for stunning photo opportunities. Document your amazing experience as a keepsake souvenir, and avail of the boat's facilities as you cruise. Make use of the on-board bar serving refreshments as you sail. Look for dolphins swimming in their natural habitat on the return journey, and stop for a swim at a beautiful location selected by your captain, before enjoying a relaxing sail back to your departure point.

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Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

2. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Look for dolphins and hidden caves on a half-day dolphin watching cruise of the Algarve from Albufeira. Bring your swimsuit and towel, as the activity includes a stop for a swim. Marvel at the rock formations, and access areas that other vessels can’t reach. A marine biologist will be on board to provide all necessary information about these wonderful creatures. Be aware that as dolphins are wild animals, sightings can not be guaranteed.

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Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

3. Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

After boarding, begin by receiving a full briefing on your safety and comfort for your cruise. From there, hit the open water and navigate the coast off of Rio Arade, the village of Ferragudo, medieval castles, and the Atlantic Ocean. Cruising east, pass Carvoeiro, which contains the famous rock formation of Algar Seco. Arriving to the lighthouse of Alfanzina, transfer to a small boat to visit the inside of the local caves which run from the lighthouse to Marinha Beach. These caves include the famous cathedral cave of Benagil. Returning to the boat, take a dip to swim in the enticing crystal clear water which surrounds you. On your return journey, be on the lookout for dolphins, which are regularly spotted in this area.

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Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

4. Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

The Algarve coast brings to mind pirate adventures, and pristine beaches. Today you will explore the coast between Albufeira Marina and Capvoeiro beach on a luxury boat that offers you the chance to swim, relax, and maybe even see a dolphin or two! Begin with a relaxing ride through the caves and rock formations that make this landscape so unique. Then head out to sea in your search for the dolphins who call these waters home. Your boat is the perfect vessel for dolphin exploration, and these playful and fun animals are truly a sight to behold! Your expert guide will share with you interesting facts and history on this memorable trip.

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From Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin and Sea Caves Boat Tour

5. From Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin and Sea Caves Boat Tour

Climb aboard a small boat in Albufeira marina and journey along the coastline of the Algarve for 18 kilometers in a small group. Sail to the Alfanzina Lighthouse and be amazed by the beaches and rock formations along the way. Marvel at the stunning sea caves, including the famous rock formations of Benagil Cave. Cool down with a swim in the sea, if conditions permit, and then look for the lovable dolphins as they frolic in the water. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you take in the scenic views and benefit from the local knowledge of an on-board marine biologist who will explain the characteristics of the animals. Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline and enjoy more personalized attention than larger dolphin watching cruises.

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Portimão: Benagil Caves and Marinha 2-Hour Boat Tour

6. Portimão: Benagil Caves and Marinha 2-Hour Boat Tour

Hop on board the boat and immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes of the Algarve coastline. On this two hour boat trip you’ll discover more than 20 caves and a number of deserted beaches along the way. The 2-hour trip of fun and discovery starts at Cais Vacco da Gama in Portimão. Along the way you’ll see the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo Castle, and the small fishing village of Ferragudo. From the sea, you’ll be able to admire the beaches of Pintadinho, Paradise, and Carvoeiro. Visit one of the world's most exotic beaches, Praia da Marinha, where you can go swimming. Finally, on your perfectly-sized boat, visit the interior of the visually striking Benagil Sea Cave.

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Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

7. 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.

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Benagil Beach: Kayak or SUP Coastline Caves Tour

8. Benagil Beach: Kayak or SUP Coastline Caves Tour

Meeting point is in front of the restaurant `O Pescador` just 100m from the Benagil beach. After a quick check-in, begin your coastline and cave tour with a visit to the famous Benagil Cave. Kayak or stand up paddleboard and discover hidden gems of the coastline with your expert local guide. Visit the famous Benagil Cave, and discover hidden gems of the coastline with your expert local guide. Enjoy some stops for swimming in the ocean, and to discover secluded beaches.

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Faro: Guided Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Tour

9. Faro: Guided Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Tour

After gathering at the tour meeting point, your van will depart from Faro for the approximately hour-long journey after which you will arrive to Benagil Beach. It will be from this location, together with your instructor, that you will enter the cave. It will take between 5 and 10 minutes to enter the cave, after which you will have 40 minutes inside to enjoy its unique environment. You can choose to spend your time taking photos, swimming, and just generally relaxing. It will soon be time to head to Marinha Beach, which is considered the most beautiful beach in Portugal. At this location you will have an hour to discover the amazing cliffs and views, following which you will head back to Faro.

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Algarve: Benagil Caves 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Tour

10. Algarve: Benagil Caves 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Tour

Visit the spectacular caves and secrets beaches near Benagil on a guided kayaking tour. Over the course of this 2-hour tour, you'll get to explore several caves, watch local fish and birdlife, and see rock formations and corals in the area. You'll learn how to correctly use the kayak with your guide who will explain the proper techniques and safety precautions that you need to take when you're inside the caves.   The tour starts from Benagil Beach before heading to some of the so-called cathedrals of the sea. You'll also be able to get out of your kayak to do some exploring on foot. Be sure to take lots of excellent photos during the course of this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will end at Benagil, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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What people are saying about Benagil

Amazing experience and really helpful and friendly crew. They also provided wind jackets and waterproof mobile covers for few members. They took videos and shared it with the travellers later via instagram for free. Definitely worth the experience. Being a first timer, I would not rate the activity tough or extensive.

Very good time spent. We got to see the dolphins up close and follow them for a little while it was cool! The visit to the caves and the different beaches were fabulous. The staff are very friendly

wszystko super. nie było problemu z przełożeniem na późniejsza godzine z powodu opóźnienia z dojazdem. udało się zobaczyć delfinki, pan kapitan zabawny. gorąco polecam

Very friendly, funny and considerate guide and pilot (boat). Thanks to them, we had a very pleasant tour. I highly recommend this agency.

Great boat trip with beautiful views, the cave of Benagil itself is a bit disappointing. Definitely worth the money