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Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

1. Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

Departing from the Vilamoura Marina, your skipper will welcome you on board one of the 4 custom-built boats. Your skipper will travel along the stretch of the coast leading towards the Benagil Cave, where you will have opportunity to view all the other stunning rock formations and secluded beaches along the way. Once at the Benagil Cave the boat will enter into the caves safely and securely, so you can sit back, enjoy, and take in the beautiful views. This location is simply breathtaking, and will make for many perfect photo opportunities. This cave tour will visit many other beautiful locations en route, and your guide will aim to locate wild dolphins whenever possible.

From Vilamoura: 2.5-Hour Benagil Cave and Dolphins Boat Tour

2. From Vilamoura: 2.5-Hour Benagil Cave and Dolphins Boat Tour

Meet your friendly crew at Vilamoura Marina and be welcomed aboard for your 2.5-hour tour to the Benagil Caves. Listen to your guide as they explain the highlights of your tour.  As you cruise along, see natural rock formations of the Algarve coastline. Pass by gorgeous beaches and impressive caves. If you're lucky you might even have the chance to see some wild dolphins. Once you arrive at the Benagil Caves, be amazed by their natural beauty. Don’t forget to bring your cameras, as the famous caves and grottos along the Algarve coast are the perfect motifs to take some amazing photos.

Vilamoura: Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

3. Vilamoura: Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

Embark on an exclusive cruise that includes tastings of regional liqueurs and sweet treats. Head westwards to explore the beautiful caves and coastlines all the way to the famous Benagil cave, a sight you won’t want to miss. Admire the blue-green waters from inside this impressive natural formation. Continue on to see other amazing sights, including the famous Nossa Senhora de Rocha chapel, Praia da Marinha, Captain’s Cave, Submarine Rock, Arco do Triunfo and more.   Enjoy a welcome drink on board and tastings of regional sweets. If weather permits, jump into the stunning waters and enjoy a refreshing swim, or just relax on the boat and admire the beautiful scenery.  

From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

4. From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

Sail for 3 hours around the Algarve Coast aboard an impressive schooner sailing boat and discover picturesque villages, beautiful beaches, and impressive rocky cliffs.   Depart from the Marina of Vilamoura and head west where you can see the extensive beach of Falésia, followed by the fishing village of Olhos d'Agua (eyes of the water). Continuing your journey, the boat slips through the water past all the tiny beaches with their red sand cliffs. Sail past Albufeira, which was a fishing village but now is a vibrant tourist location. Admire the steep cliffs of São Rafael and stunning rock formations. In good sea conditions there is a stop for a swim in the ocean and a visit to one of the sea caves. Feel the splash of the waves and the wind in the sails as the ship start turning around near Galé. Get a chance to help with the hoisting of the sails or assist the captain at the helm. With luck, spot dolphins swimming alongside the boat.

Vilamoura: Full-Day Algarve Cruise with BBQ Lunch on Beach

5. Vilamoura: Full-Day Algarve Cruise with BBQ Lunch on Beach

Sail the Argarve for the day and cruise the western coast near the Benagil area. Catch sight of nearby gems and explore the caves and rock formations along the way. Eat lunch on the beach and take some time to swim and bask in the sun. Depart from Vilamoura onboard a classic sailboat and ride the open water. Admire Olhos d'Agua, Praia da Oura, Albufeira, Armacao de Pera, and discover the natural formations along the way. Drop anchor on a secluded beach and delight in a lunch of grilled fresh fish, pork steaks, chicken, 2 types of salad, bread, seasonal fruit, wine, juice, and cold water. Swim in the turquoise waters, lay on the beach, and when the sea permits, take a dinghy to the local caves. Feel the wave of relaxation as you sail back to Vilamoura.

Algarve: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Dolphin Watching

6. Algarve: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Dolphin Watching

Benagil Caves are one of the greatest natural attractions in the Algarve and are considered to be in the top 5 most beautiful places to visit and we now offer you the chance to cruise on one of our custom built Boats so you can truly enjoy the benagil cave tour from Vilamoura. Our open Boats are the only vessel to offer an exclusive tour of inside the caves , our comfortable and spacious boats have individual seating offering you a more private and exclusive Algarve fun cruise. The cave of Benagil is certainly the highlight of this Top Trips For Visiting Benagil Caves Vilamoura and our custom boats will be able to enter it, if the ocean conditions allow. We promise, you’ll take beautiful pictures, so don’t forget your camera! We guarantee you will enjoy this speed boat ride and of course the amazing Caves Tour & possible Dolphin spotting opportunities.

From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

7. 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.

Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

8. Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

See the magnificent coastlines of Vilamoura and Albufeira from vantage points as you sail in a luxury sailing yacht. You will pass several beaches including, Falésia beach, Tomatoes beach, Santa Eulalia Beach, and Olhos de Agua beach as you travel to Albufeira. Enjoy a welcome drink, cheese, and Portuguese Chorizo as you admire the views from vantage points where the Algarve coastline divides. See the clay formations of Falésia beach. Soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music. Stop for a quick swim in the ocean before arriving back in Vilamoura.

Vilamoura: Custom Private Yacht Cruise with Drinks & Bites

9. Vilamoura: Custom Private Yacht Cruise with Drinks & Bites

Spend the day exploring the Algarvian Coast with this private yacht rental and personalized charter in Vilamoura. This experience is perfect for special occasions or any type of celebration. Enjoy a variety of complimentary drinks and snacks during your cruise. When leaving the Vilamoura Marina, there are two itinerary options: either go left to Faro Islands and Ria Formosa, or right to Albufeira, Benagil, and even Lagos. The duration of your cruise will dictate how far you can go. As experiences are custom made, it is up to you and your party to decide the activities throughout the day. Choose to unwind while flowing calming with the waves or stop to explore the waters while swimming. While cruising, sip on free Laurent Perrier champagne, Freixenet Cava, rosé, white wine, beer, and soft drinks. A cheese and chorizo plate, crisps, nuts, and fresh fruit will also be available. On full days, there's a mandatory stop for lunch at a coastal restaurant (costs not included). The yacht is equipped with a Bluetooth surround sound system and Wi-Fi, so you can create your own environment, whether you are planning an intimate and relaxing occasion or a fun celebration. 

Vilamoura: Boat Tour Dolphin Quest

10. Vilamoura: Boat Tour Dolphin Quest

After meeting with your vessel at the pier, you will embark on this unique adventure out in the fabulous Atlantic Ocean. With an expert marine official on board, you will venture in search of these spectacular mammals in the wild. It will be a magnificent adventure to explore these waters, as you observe the Algarvean coastline from a different perspective. The sensation of interacting with the Dolphins as they swim up close to the boat is an experience that will never be forgotton. Many memories and photos will make this trip a highlight for any holiday maker, and your fully-trained crew will assist you in your search, providing expert information about the wonderful marine life found in the waters and along the coastline.

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What people are saying about Quarteira

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 45 reviews

We had an amazing time with the Captain and Leonardo who were great company for our cruise. We were able to play our own music through the boat's Bluetooth speakers which was the perfect background to the wonderful scenery. We had a lovely swim, enjoyed the cheese and chorizo and would thoroughly recommend this trip for anyone visiting Vilamoura.

Highly recommended Two guys (staff) are a fantastic asset to any job So look after them Hope they are both there next year A real pleasure to travel with

Fab trip with great skipper and crew. Saw turtles, dolphins, amazing caves. Safe boat and happy times.

A wonderful day trip. helpful, informative crew and very good lunch in a beautiful setting.

Excellent experience, seeing dolphins was incredible and the caves were fabulous.