Water activity

Albufeira: Dolphins, Benagil Caves and Coastline Boat Tour

4.7 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: AlgarExperience

Albufeira: Dolphins, Benagil Caves and Coastline Boat Tour

Activity provider: AlgarExperience
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From US$ 35.56 per person

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Look for common and bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment on a boat trip. Admire the dramatic landscape and sea caves of the Algarve coast.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Encounter dolphins in their natural environment
  • See the spectacular caves and rock formations of Portugal's southern coast
  • Travel on a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) so you can enter the caves
Full description
Hop in a RIB — a rigid inflatable boat — and enjoy two experiences along the coast of the Algarve. Watch dolphins in their natural environment. The most common species you'll find are the common dolphin and the bottlenose dolphin. Also, visit the stunning caves and other rock formations in the region, between Albufeira Marina and the famous Benagil cave or “Algar de Benagil”. Being aboard a RIB, you're guaranteed to be able to enter parts of the cave, unlike a tour in a catamaran.
  • Boat trip
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • People with back problems
  • People under 3 ft 6 in (110 cm)
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

Please check in 30 minutes prior to the activity start time at the local partner's reception in the Albufeira Marina.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • The local tour partner is not responsible for loss or damage of personal belongings during the activity and advises you to ensure their adequate protection.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 64 reviews

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Excellent boat trip, I was worried about the small boat, but it was sturdy and really fun and i’m so glad we were in a smaller group than one of the bigger boats. The hosts were excellent and it was the perfect amount of time to see dolphins and go in the caves.

May 18, 2022

Incredible! One of the best excursions I’ve ever been on across the world. Had an amazing dolphin viewing experience, once in a lifetime. And exploring the caves was epic, so beautiful. Our guide and captain were exceptional and from start to finish we had an amazing time. If you are in this area of Portugal this is a must do.

May 9, 2022

Amazing experience, very easy to book via the app. Given exact location of where to book in, toilet at the venue. Reception staff very nice. Boat and tour was beautifully executed. Felt very safe. Started off with a tour of the coast and then a message came in that they had spotted dolphins (obv no guarantee of this) and we saw a family of dolphins and it was amazing. The tour finished with some costal and rock/cave views. Tour guide spoke many different languages and was entertaining and pleasant. Would strongly recommend

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March 14, 2022

Product ID: 397762