Lagos Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Lagos Cruises & boat tours

From Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

1. From Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Witness the dramatic beauty of the Algarve on a cruise from Lagos. Hear coastal secrets from your guide, admire the towering rocks of Ponta da Piedade, and see idyllic beaches, including Camilo Beach. Choose between a small-group experience or a private experience. Set sail in comfort with cushioned seats as you depart Marina de Lagos. Make your way along the coast, passing pristine beaches, such as D. Ana Beach and Camilo Beach. Listen to insightful explanations about the sights from your guide. Take in the breathtaking views of the Barlavento region as you sail across the turquoise waters. Pass the beaches of Batata, Pinhão, and a nudist beach as you draw closer to the rock formations of Ponta da Piedade. Marvel at the towering arches and golden cliffs of Ponta da Piedade and discover the interesting meanings behind their given names, such as the "Kitchen" and "Living Room" from your guide. Then, head towards the small semi-circular beach of Barranco Martinho, between Canavial Beach and the Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse, characterized by a tall rock near the waterline. Finally, enjoy the scenic ride back to Marina de Lagos, where you will disembark at the end of the tour.

From Lagos Marina: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

2. From Lagos Marina: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

Discover the beautiful Ponta da Piedade on a kayaking trip with a guide. Enjoy panoramic views of the Algarve Coast, explore Algarve's cliffs, and kayak into the many caves and grottoes along the coast. Climb aboard the catamaran at Lagos Marina and set sail to Ponta da Piedade for a 2-hour guided kayak tour along the Algarve Coast. After leaving the Marina, the boat heads to Ponta Da Piedade, where you will discover Algarve's famous grottoes and cliffs by kayak during the 1-hour journey accompanied by a guide who will comment throughout your adventure. Spend 15 minutes relaxing and swimming in the grottoes, unknown bays and quiet beaches before heading back to Lagos Marina. Please note that throughout your tour, the catamaran will escort the group for safety and comfort reasons.

Lagos: Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists

3. Lagos: Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists

Leaving from the Marine de Lagos, you’ll be taken on a thrilling 1.5-hour ride into the Atlantic Ocean in search of wild dolphins. The high success rate and professional crew make this a must-do tour while in Lagos.   Hop on board the boat and then relax on the bench seating. Take advantage of the extra viewing room, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. The marine biologist on board will help identify the dolphins and interpret their behavior. They’ll be collecting data while on board for the purpose of preservation and conservation of these beautiful animals, as well as passing their knowledge on to you. Every trip is a meaningful excursion that provides great memories and education, as well as supplying scientific data to help future conservation projects.

Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

4. Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Sail the seas of the Algarve in true Portuguese style on a boat cruise in a traditional Portuguese sailing boat. Visit two rugged sea caves and get up close to the dramatic Ponta da Piedade rock formation. Learn more about the area from your local skipper. For an unforgettable experience, you will board your unique vessel complete with a traditional Portuguese design. These special boats are designed to get you to sail to the smallest grotto. This boat will take you on a memorable journey along the breathtaking coastline, entering two amazing caves briefly and revealing the hidden grottos from the inside. Located around the rock formation of Ponta da Piedade, get an amazing perspective of famous beaches such as Dona Ana Beach, Camila Beach, and Nudist Beach, as well as sandstone cliffs. Every journey will be different and a true adventure depending on the tides and sea conditions. This is a must-do trip and is enjoyable for the whole family.

Lagos: Cave and Grotto Trip by Boat

5. Lagos: Cave and Grotto Trip by Boat

Meet directly in the Marina of Lagos where the boat is moored and then begin your journey up the river and past one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Praia Dona Ana. After, continue on to the beautiful caves and grottos of Lagos, including the "Love Cave" and the "Elephant" to name a few. Your trip will take place in a small group so that you and the other guests receive personal attention and a safety briefing. Be introduced to the caves and grottos by your guide. Get a brief overview of their history, as well as why they're named as they are. Then, journey back to the Marina in Lagos where you can relax and have a drink or food in one of the many cafe bars and restaurants on offer there. Select the 1.5-hour option to head a little further down the coast to take beautiful photos of the coastline, before returning to shore.

Lagos: Sailboat Trip to Ponta da Piedade

6. Lagos: Sailboat Trip to Ponta da Piedade

Marvel at the beautiful Algarve Coast rock formations and visit some of the most picturesque and interesting caves of the region on this sailing trip from Lagos to Ponta da Piedade. Departing from Lagos Marina on a Portuguese traditional sailing boat, head to Ponta da Piedade. Sail in the bay of Lagos for breathtaking views of the rock formations along the coastline. Upon arrival to Ponta da Piedade, you will anchor and change to a smaller boat. Then, visit the famous caves (grottos) and rock formations with the possibility to sunbathe or swim in the crystal-clear waters nearby.

Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

7. Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Meet at the Marina de Lagos 15 minutes prior to your chosen time. Board your vessel, designed and built in Portugal, to visit the amazing grottoes, caves, sandstone cliffs and secluded beaches at Ponta Da Piedade. These special boats are designed to get you into the smallest grotto.  Every adventure is different depending upon tide height and sea conditions, that govern which caves and areas you can visit on each trip. This is a must do trip and enjoyable for the whole family while visiting Lagos. 

Lagos: Dolphin Watching Half-Day Cruise & Water Activities

8. Lagos: Dolphin Watching Half-Day Cruise & Water Activities

Experience an amazing encounter with dolphins in their natural habitat and take the unique opportunity to see them socializing, frolicking, and feeding up close. You'll learn from your experienced and friendly crew about the unique habits of these gentle and highly intelligent sea creatures. Make sure you keep an eye out for other amazing cetaceans such as orcas and fin whales as well. After the dolphin watching, you'll have the chance to enjoy water activities on a peaceful and secluded bay. Go for a swim, sunbathe, and jump on the water slide. Have fun with your family and friends as you enjoy the modern brand-new catamaran as well as a complimentary healthy snack.

From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

9. From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

Climb aboard a catamaran cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz and back. Depart Lagos and see the mesmerizing beaches and rock formations of the western Algarve's golden coast. Sail towards the stunning cliffs and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade and continue to Praia da Luz, known for its volcanic landscape and palm tree-lined promenade. While the boat is anchored in a secluded bay, dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling goggles, and inflatable balance track, and more. After your swim stop, it's time to relax and soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.

Boat Cruise to Algar de Benagil from Lagos

10. Boat Cruise to Algar de Benagil from Lagos

Start your day of adventure from the Marina de Lagos. From here you will hop on board and set off for a pleasant 25-minute cruise spanning 12 nautical miles (roughly 20-km). Take in the breathtaking views on the stretch of water that separates Lagos from Benagil.  As you sit back and relax you will be treated to stunning views of Europe's best-kept secret - the "Algar de Benagil". In addition to this, you will also get the chance to witness beautiful views of the grottos and rock formations found along the coast around Benagil.  Upon arrival at Benagil, you will get the chance to enjoy a 40-minute visit to rock formations such as "the Lighthouse grotto", "The half moon grotto", "the cathedral", "the corridor", the Algar de Benagil and other highlights. After your exploration of the area, you will then commence the trip back to the Marina. 

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What people are saying about Lagos

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,181 reviews

We went on a relaxing ride along the coast of lagos and our guide pointed out various things. She was excellent and discussed history and fun facts. They took us to a nearby bay for lunch as the water was a bit rocky and they didn’t want us to get seasick. There we went swimming and paddle boarding.

Awesome views of Lagos beaches and rock formations from the boat! The skipper (Antonio I believe is his name) and guide (sorry I forgot her name) were very entertaining and the 75-minute tour was more enough to see these views from a different perspective.

Great trip. Captain knew his boat well and took us into many awesome caves and grottoes that seemed impossible to enter. A good experience overall

Very quick ride out to the ocean, where our guide immediately found a pod of dolphins. The dolphins came right up to the boat!

Nice and easy excursion even for those who get motion sickness. Great for kids and grandparents.