Water activity

Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

Activity provider: Discover Tours
Water activity

Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

Activity provider: Discover Tours
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From US$ 45.27 US$ 40.74 per person


Embark on a half-day sailing cruise along the world-famous coastline of Benagil, Carvoeiro, and Praia da Rocha.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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English, French, Portuguese


  • Admire the stunning views of Algar de Benagil on a catamaran cruise
  • See a variety of picturesque beaches along the coast
  • Take part in a variety of sea activities including snorkeling and paddle boarding in a secluded bay
Full description

Discover the wonders along the coast of Portimão on a half-day catamaran cruise. You will explore the beaches of Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Rocha, rock formations along the coast, and more. Dive into the water for swimming or snorkeling before returning to the shore.

Depart from the marina in Portimão and sail towards the beautiful caves of Algar de Benagil. Take in the dramatic views of various beaches like Praia da Rocha, Farol de Alfazina, Praia de Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Marinha.

You will also admire the rock formations dotted along the coast before arriving at the bay of João de Arens. Drop the anchor to relax and keep an eye out for the friendly dolphins who inhabit the region. Soak up the sunshine on deck or take a refreshing swim in the turquoise water.

You can also try some water activities, such as paddle boarding to get a glimpse of the world beneath the waves as you snorkel. Finally, marvel at the scenic panoramic views of the area while heading back to the shore. 

  • Transportation in catamaran
  • Crew
  • Stand up paddle boards
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Benagil Caves entry ticket and guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet by Discover Tours Ticket shop located at the last roundabout at Marina de Portimão. You can find a parking lot nearby at Praia da Rocha beach.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Cruise is subject to favorable sea conditions
  • There is a bar service on board. Please refrain from bringing outside drinks
  • A minimum of 8 passengers are required for this cruise to operate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 196 reviews

Review summary

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Amazing experience from start to finish. the staff were so friendly and welcoming. we however, did not get into the caves but this was due to high and dangerous waves on the shoreline. we were taken to a nice spot for swimming, paddle boarding and snorkeling. The boat had a bar on board and snacks and soft drinks available, all at very reasonable prices. Would highly recommend

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March 27, 2023

Ein super toller Ausflug. Nur zu empfehlen. Die Aussicht, Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft vom Personal und die gesamten Atmosphäre haben 5 Sterne verdient. Ein definitives must do! Ist seinen Preis auf jedenfall Wert. Wer Portugal richtig genießen möchte sollte diesen Trip auf jedenfall ausprobieren. Ich freue mich schon bei meinem nächsten Besuch wieder mit euch zu fahren. Vielen Dank für diese bezaubernden Eindrücke an das gesamte Team.

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March 27, 2023

Excellent experience! Positive vibes all the way through! One thing you need to know is that you won't be stopping inside any caves, but you will be passing very close by and the views are incredible ! We massively enjoyed the stop for a swim. Big thanks to the whole crew for making it so memorable!

March 27, 2023

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