Water activity

Portimão: Benagil Grottoes Boat Cruise

4.8 / 5

58 reviews

Activity provider: Mares Maravilhosos

Portimão: Benagil Grottoes Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Mares Maravilhosos
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From US$ 32.21 US$ 25.77 per person

Board a boat trip to explore the famous grottoes at Algar Seco and Benagil. Admire the dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches of the Algarve coast.

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Duration 2 hours
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Host or greeter
Portuguese, English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Benagil Caves on a boat trip
  • Stop for a refreshing swim in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Take in panoramic views of the Algarve coast
Full description
Enjoy a visit to the beautiful grottoes of the Algarve in a comfortable boat. Beautiful cliffs, dramatic grottoes and sandy beaches make this tour a magical experience.  Depart from Portimão, passing the scenic fishing village of Ferragudo and the historic fortress that overlooks the beach. Cruise slowly towards Carvoeiro, passing by secluded beaches. Relax and enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery along the way. You will then head into the different grottoes at Algar Seco and Benagil. Admire the natural rock formations that have been formed by erosion and the power of the sea. On the way back, stop to swim in the clear waters of the Atlantic.
Includes
  • 2-hour cruise
  • Professional skippers that speak English, Portuguese, German, French and Spanish
  • Life jackets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Meet by the big gray crane (next to the pier, behind the Portimão Museum). Please check-in 30 minutes before departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Breathable clothing

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • The itinerary may be subject to change without notice depending on weather and sea conditions
  • The local partner has a "Clean & Safe" official stamp from Turismo de Portugal
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Great tour, going past pretty beaches, impressive cliffs and into caves. The tour guide and captain (Marcelo and Ricardo) are funny and knowledgeable, making us feel both safe and entertained. Would have given this 5 stars but the boat is not the same as on the picture which was a bit misleading. That said, the boat, which is like a surf rescue rib boat was surprisingly stable and kept us relatively comfortable for the two hour tour. We loved our time on the water and would definitely recommend this tour!

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May 7, 2022

Please note that there is no agency on site, so no possibility of postponing the activity in the event of rain. The day of the outing it was raining a lot, but the activity took place anyway, no protection on the boat for the rain. Hard to take pictures when it's raining. The sea was not calm and the boat had a tendency to rise and fall on the waves, which was impressive (not to hurt your back to do this kind of activity). Well pointed out that the boat is supposed to go to Praia Marinha, just after Bénagil, if I had not intervened the boat would have been to Bénagil and we would not have seen the superb beach which is just after. The boat trip lasted 1h30 and not 2 hours. The staff was friendly and the "driver" of the boat very professional. The walk is very pleasant but I think it is better to leave from carvoeiro by boat because the first part of the walk is quite long and you only see cliffs.

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March 18, 2022

We got our money's worth! Thank you Miguel and Daniel for making this tour an unforgettable experience!

April 25, 2022

Product ID: 391100