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We didn't really know what to expect and as there were a few boats coming and going collecting people that morning we werent sure which one was ours.. until I noticed the parrots id seen in the advert for the trip! Once on board we were soon off, introduced to the friendly parrots, with a chance to hold them and take pictures with them... we had some good music playing, offered an ice tea foc or you could buy drinks (not a bar as such). The boat was more like a small converted fishing boat and if you needed the loo there were steep steps down to a small *very* low down toilet which you had to flush but leave paper in a bin.... ok in some cases but i wouldnt like to get caught out needing anything solid if you catch my drift!!!! Its a traditional boat, not a pleasure boat, but that added to the experience so we were happy. The weather was perfect and the scenery was breathtaking - we cruised alongside caves, some that you could go into and out the other side with little beaches.
Mario was a great guide on this exciting trip. After a short safety and instructional chat on the beach we were paddling along the sea cliffs. High tide and chopping conditions made it quite exciting, especially landing and departing from the beach in the cave. Be prepared to get cold and wet, and make some graceless exits from your kayak! The worst thing was the sheer number of powered boats in the water but the best thing was feeling superior as we paddled our own kayak. We met Mario at his truck parked in front of tiny Benagil beach where we collected a life jacket and paddle before heading down to the water. I recommend this tour to anyone with a little fitness and a sense of adventure.
It was a really good experience, very well organised tour with a good guide, who told interesting things about the place and caves during the tour. It took about 3 hours, but the time passed really quickly. Booked activity online just before couple of days with no problems. I recommend to take this tour rather than just taking a boat to the benagil cave, it's more interesting I think.
Fabulous views and tour guide letting us know what all the different caves and beaches were called! Boat is bumpy tho on the Portuguese waves, my friend was sick but still thoroughly enjoyed. No toilet in board so important to go before trip FYI.
Overall score is 8/10 because the experience was great but we missed out on announcements as the speakers were not available to boost the volume of the person giving announcements.