Marina de Albufeira

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Marina de Albufeira: Our most recommended tours and activities

Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

1. Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

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.

From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

2. From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

Start your Benagil tour and depart from Albufeira Marina on a specially-built boat. Enjoy the stunning views of the coastline as you sail in the boat for 40 minutes, before stopping and transferring to the Kayak or SUPs. Paddle into the caves and caverns and stop to take pictures of the rock formations. You can choose to paddleboard and embrace the freedom to move around. You can reposition yourself to wherever you feel comfortable, standing up or on your knees. Have a safe and rewarding experience regardless of age or skill level. Alternatively, you can ride in a single kayak or double kayak. Gain confidence even as a beginner with a water safety briefing from your guide before starting the tour. Take a dive in the ocean before returning to the marina by boat, where you can enjoy a cool drink on board.

Albufeira: 6-Hour Cruise and Beach BBQ

3. Albufeira: 6-Hour Cruise and Beach BBQ

Your 6-hour cruise begins in the morning with a departure from the Albufeira marina. Heading to the west, you’ll hug the Algarve coast as you take in the beautiful scenery of this part of Portugal. You’ll transfer to a dinghy and then disembark at a secluded beach that’s inaccessible by land. Enjoy a variety of recreational activities, sip refreshing drinks, and enjoy a unique meal prepared by the crew. During your time at the beach you’ll have water and beach sports equipment available, including stand up paddle boards, snorkeling equipment, and balls, rackets, and other beach games. After a BBQ lunch you’ll have a couple of hours to relax and enjoy the deserted beach and the calm, translucent sea.

Algarve: 30-Minute Jet Ski Experience

4. Algarve: 30-Minute Jet Ski Experience

Take your holiday up a notch when you take to the water on a Yamaha Waverunner jet ski. See a different side of the Algarve on a thrilling 30-minute high-powered adventure. You’ll start out with a safety briefing before heading out on your own to join the high-adrenalin world of jet skiing! The jet skis available for this activity are 1,100cc, 110hp Yamaha Waverunners. It’s not a problem if this is your first time on a jet ski as you’ll be given a safety briefing and also provided all necessary assistance. Enjoy the experience and have fun driving this amazing machine!

Albufeira: Caves of the Algarve Boat Tour

5. Albufeira: Caves of the Algarve Boat Tour

Take a speedboat cruise to experience the Algarve coast from a new perspective. Check in and meet your guide at the local partner's office on Albufeira Marina. Climb aboard the boat to start your tour. Follow the coastline and admire stunning sea caves and rock formations from the water, including the Benagil Sea Cave. Stop for a quick swim in the crystal-clear water close to an idyllic beach. Remember to keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine animals during your cruise.

From Albufeira: Algarve Coastline by Kayak or SUP

6. From Albufeira: Algarve Coastline by Kayak or SUP

Depart from Albufeira Marina and enjoy a quick 10-minute boat ride along the picturesque coast to Praia da Coelha. Receive a water safety briefing and learn proper sea kayaking techniques from your knowledgeable guide.  Then, hop in the kayak or on the SUP (stand-up paddle board) and start the tour along the mesmerizing coastline, passing by the beaches and rock formations of Albufeira. Paddle through hidden caves and stop at a small beach. Then, take the chance and jump off the boat, swim in the open sea, or just relax before returning to the marina by boat. SUP gives you the freedom to move around and reposition yourself to however you feel comfortable, standing up or on your knees. If kayaking is more to your liking, you can choose between single or doubles kayaks. No experience is necessary for either of the activities.

Albufeira: Tuk Tuk Ride with Old Town and Beaches

7. Albufeira: Tuk Tuk Ride with Old Town and Beaches

See panoramic cliff views, incredible beaches and the historic sites of Albufeira's old town. Enjoy a relaxing and fun trip by tuk tuk. Meet your driver and journey first to see the marina and some boat views. Travel to the top of the cliffs at Baleeira. Witness its charming lighthouse and panoramic sightlines of up to 50 kilometers. Next, travel down a scenic coastal road to the beautiful beach of São Rafael. Then its time to journey to the east side and see the monuments and narrow streets of the old town. After a visiting the charming beach at Santa Eulália, finish your tour at the village of Olhos de Água, enjoying a view of the beach from a secret spot.

Albufeira: Certified Divers SCUBA Diving at 2 Dive Sites

8. Albufeira: Certified Divers SCUBA Diving at 2 Dive Sites

Meet the diving team at 8:30 AM, complete a medical questionnaire, select your equipment size and equip yourself before boarding the dive boat. Visit 2 different dive sites that are in natural and artificial reefs. See reefs, walls, and marine life. Marine flora and fauna in the area include octopuses, crabs, conger, and nudibranchs. Head to the first dive site and spend 50-minutes or 60 Bar diving and exploring the area. After 50-minutes, you’ll travel to the second dive site. Spend 50-minutes or 60 Bar diving and exploring the area before returning to the marina. At the marina, you’ll be able to have a hot shower, and the service desk will fill in your logbook.

From Albufeira Marina: Benagil Caves Kayaking

9. From Albufeira Marina: Benagil Caves Kayaking

Experience the beauty of the caves of Benagil with an expert guide while kayaking with this small group tour of no more than ten people. Choose from a mono-lingual tour and a multilingual tour. Travel towards the most emblematic spot in the Algarve while snapping pictures of the coast from the catamaran. Disembark at the Grutas de Benagil to discover secret places in this magical area. Combine a pleasant boat trip and have the opportunity to explore the Benagil caves in a different way.

Albufeira: Private Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup

10. Albufeira: Private Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup

View the sights in Albufeira in a fun way with a tuk-tuk tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off. Feel the thrill of zipping to sights like stunning beaches, the marina, and the Old Town in a tuk-tuk. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Albufeira in a tuk-tuk. Hop aboard and begin your sightseeing adventure. Let your hair blow in the wind on the way to the colorful marina where you can admire the yachts and take a picture at the lighthouse. Make your way to the golden sand beaches of Arrifes and Sao Rafael. Let your guide navigate through the charming white-washed and red-roofed buildings in the Old Town. Return to your accommodation in Albufeira at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Marina de Albufeira

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,507 reviews

I don't expect much when deciding to go with this experience. This is our first time kayaking and honestly, it's a hard job, you need to ensure that bring all your muscles with you. Even though the weather is not nice to us (full moon, high tide), all staffs were so nice and hard work allowing us to have the best experience and ensure safety. They were also patient and took some great memorable photos FREE for us. Within around 4 hours, we also met some great people in the group and made friends.

The guide Fernando was great! We didn't go swimming and were not able to see the Dolphins during our boat tour, but a great tour nonetheless.

The captain and skipper were amazing and super friendly. It was a beautiful tour..the caves are just incredible They did a fabulous job.

Boat trip to Benagil took about 40minutes, then kayaking for about 1.5 hours though the caves. Great tour and experience :)

Amazing tour guide ! Found a lot of dolphins Definitely worth the money!