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Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

Activity provider: ATLANTIS TOURS

Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

Activity provider: ATLANTIS TOURS
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Discover the Algarve coastline and the famous Benagil Caves on this RIB speed boat tour from Portimão. Look out for dolphins along the way and make a short stop for swimming.

About this tour

Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 0 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Portuguese, English, French
Private group available

The Original experience

  • Admire views of the Algarve coast on a speed boat tour
  • Visit the famous Benagil Caves, one of the world's most beautiful caves
  • Go for a refreshing dip in the sea if conditions allow it
  • Look out for dolphins playing around in the water
  • Choose from either a group or private experience
Full description

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.

  • Use of life jacket
  • Live guided tour
  • Safety briefing
  • Entry to Benagil Caves
  • Services of 1 driver and 1 guide per boat
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • It is forbidden to swim at the Benagil Caves
  • Participants are not allowed to get out of the boat within the caves
  • In case of bad weather or sea conditions, the boat may not be able to enter the Benagil Caves. If this is the case, you will be able to reschedule your tour for free
  • Swimming stop is subject to weather and sea conditions
  • Sightings of dolphins cannot be guaranteed
  • French and English tours will be monolingual whilst Spanish and Portuguese tours will be bilingual
  • Tours may be bilingual if the minimum number of participants required for one language is not reached
  • The exact order of the itinerary is subject to the dolphin sightings
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 1218 reviews

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We loved the tour, excellent guides, excellent weather and the coastline is so gorgeous! It was an adventure we will never forget! My girlfriend was so excited and happy, we had a swim stop as well while watching the sunset and it was the cherry on top! Super fun activity! They also recommended the Allgarbe Restaurant... Girlfriend aproved and so did I, tasty food, good environment, 5☆ staff! Thank you so much for everything!

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August 9, 2022

My family loved this adventure! The kids were amazed and my husband and I were excited as well. The guides were so caring and helpful! Algarve is full of incredible things but the most magical one was for sure to watch the coastline from the sea, going inside de caves and specially Benagil, it really is huge and unique! Funniest people on the boat, guides and the rest, we were all so happy we even had time for a swim stop of more or less 10min. The water was a bit cold for me but my husband and children were so happy. It will stay in our memories forever, an experience to repeat! Highly Recommend to everyone, specially families! Thank you Atlantis Tours for making our time, a wonderful experience!

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August 9, 2022

Thank you so much for this amazing boat tour, me and my family loved it so much, it was so magical and interesting. Algarve is so beautiful and unique. The beaches and caves... amazing! The water was crystal clear, the temperature was so good and fresh that we ended up going for a swim of 10/15min while watching the warmest sunset. It is really an experience worth doing with your family, friends, lover or even by yourself, the guides are really friendly and caring for you, so you feel confortable all the time. Thank you for the recomendation on the Allgarbe restaurant, I saw some reviews about it and at the end of the tour, they recomended us this restaurant. It was great, we had dinner after the tour and the food was so good and tasty, staff 5 stars as well and the place so confortable. Once again, thank you so much for making our vacation so memorable.

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August 9, 2022

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