1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Carvoeiro
  4. Benagil Sea Cave

Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

Product ID: 263497
Discover the natural beauty of the Benagil Caves by kayak on this 1 hour and 30 minute guided tour. Soak up and take photos of this serene location in solitude before the tourist rush begins.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the natural beauty of the Benagil Caves in early-morning solitude
  • Take a refreshing dip in the water and relax on the beach
  • Learn about the history of the area from your expert guide
Full description
Your tour will begin with an introduction to the basics of kayaking from your expert guide. Then you’re adventure begins: you’ll take to the water by kayak and make your way towards the Benagil Caves.

The best way to enter the caves is by kayak just after sunrise, since during the day the area becomes overcrowded with tourists and boats. This special early bird tour is therefore the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of this unique location. At this early hour you’ll have ample time and opportunity to capture stunning pictures and relax on the beach. You’ll explore the caves for 30 minutes, enjoying a refreshing dip and walk before returning to the shores.
  • Kayak, paddles, and life vest
  • Expert guide
  • An introduction to kayaking
What’s Not Included
  • Snacks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is at Praia de Benagil Beach. In GoogleMaps, search for Parking Praia de Benagil. Park on the top of the hill and walk down to the beach. Near the stairs that go down to the beach look out for the guides with yellow neon t-shirts near the showers. If you pass the bar you went too far.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Change of clothes
  • Jacket
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• As it tends to get cold inside the caves, it's recommended to bring a light jacket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Very nice tour of the caves. We had enough time to explore the cave or go swimming. Our guide Mike was very nice and competent. The tour took about 1.5 hours + 15 minutes of instruction. However, the guides did not come until 7.30 a.m. Being there 30 minutes earlier was superfluous. It would have been great if there were waterproof containers to carry more than just a cell phone. All in all a very nice experience

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September 19, 2019

It was a great tour. We had two very experienced guides and we felt well regretted. In the cave itself we had a good half an hour to take photos or to explore the cave. There was also some historical information from the guides and if you were interested you were also shown a few special features. The duration of 1 hour specified here when booking should not be taken too precisely and it was not necessary to be there half an hour beforehand. Everything runs a little more loosely. In the end we were (after assembly and instruction) at 8 am on the water and at half past 10 outside again. But of course that also depends a bit on the group. Just enjoy the time and the tour.

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September 15, 2019

A wonderful experience! It was great fun and we were able to take great cave photos as we were the very first group there! Absolutely recommendable!

September 20, 2019

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Product ID: 263497