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Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

1. Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

Climb aboard a small boat in Albufeira marina and journey along the coastline of the Algarve for 18 kilometers. Enjoy watching dolphins in their natural habitat with commentary from a guide and marine biologist. See the Alfanzina Lighthouse and the seaside Benagil Cave. Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline. Sail to the Alfanzina Lighthouse and be amazed by the beaches and rock formations along the way. Marvel at the stunning sea caves, including the famous rock formations of Benagil Cave. Cool down with a swim in the sea, if conditions permit, and then look for the lovable dolphins as they frolic in the water. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you take in the scenic views. Learn about the surrounding marine life from the local marine biologist onboard.

From Portimão: Private Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

2. From Portimão: Private Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

Join this guided journey along the Algarve coastline to Benagil Cave. This fun and fantastic adventure will fully immerse you in the natural beauty of Portugal. From the pier of Clube Naval de Portimão, begin your boat ride along the coastline, admiring its churches, castles, and beautiful caves. As you glide over the water, your guide will tell you sometimes spooky ancient stories and teach you about the history of the Arade River. All boats are equipped with VHF Radios synchronized with dolphin-watching vessels. If these breathtaking animals are spotted within a 3-mile radius, the boat will go to their location.   Take in the unbelievable beauty of Benagil Cave, with its naturally formed hole at the top that lets the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below. Listen to the echoes of the wind and let yourself be calmed by your surroundings.

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We have seen the dolphins and caves with a short history behind the caves. Tour was planned for 2.5hrs initially, however we were searching for the dolphins 1h15mins before we get message from another bout who found them - we immediately have turned to that way and were lucky to see them. very cooperative boat drivers - thank you for that. then we spent around 15 minutes with dolphins and in order to respect their privacy - turned to the caves and left the place. it is awesome experience to see the real nature and it's life. overall tour took 2h45min and definitely worth the money we've paid. highly recommended!

An amazing day out, great value for money! The onboard marine biologist was very knowledgeable and friendly! We got so lucky with the weather and also very lucky to see dolphins in off-peak season with less boats spotting! Would 100% recommend to anyone else visiting Algarve! I should add that it would be a great idea to wear waterproof trousers and a coat! thanks and hope to see you again!

Dolphins located as soon as we left the harbour...PERFECT. The tour of the Bengil caves/coast was immense. English speaking guide was informative overall very good. Would recommend this tour if your in the Algarve. November 25th 2022.

A must when traveling through the Algarve! Great guide and nice boat trip across the sea. Of course we also saw dolphins! An absolute highlight

Good ride down the coast and caves, the crew managed to find the dolphins for us. Great trip.