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Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour with Local Guide

1. Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour with Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the rich history and stunning landscapes of the Algarve region on a guided tour. Visit caves and beaches along Portugal's coast and learn about the region from your guide. Meet your guide at the Lagos Marina and cruise along Lagos’ coastline. Explore the caves of Ponta da Piedade, the Golden Beaches of Batata, Pinhão, D. Ana, Camilo, Barranco Martinho, Canavial, and Porto de Mós. See the Sagres, which was once thought to be the "End of The World." Learn about the colorful names of caves such as The Titanic, the Lover’s Cave, the Cathedral, and the Elephant. View the breathtaking beaches of Barranco Martinho, Canavial, and Porto de Mós. Pass by the Lighthouse, built in 1912 on old church grounds, and learn about Portugal's age of discovery and Henry the Navigator. After the tour, be returned to the departure point.

From Albufeira: Catamaran BBQ Trip to Benagil Caves & Beach

2. From Albufeira: Catamaran BBQ Trip to Benagil Caves & Beach

Come join this BBQ cruise on the catamaran MARA for a perfect full-day trip!   Departing from the Albufeira Marina, you’ll start by cruising westward along the coastline of the south of Portugal. The skipper and crew will give you information about the places and sights that you pass by – in particular, you’ll get a great view of the rock formations and caves of the areas of Benagil, Galé and Carvoeiro.   As you sail, your BBQ will be prepared by the crew on board with the freshest food. Served on a beach, savor your choice of fresh fish, meat, sausages, Algarvian salad, chips, bread, and seasonal fruit. Spend some time on the beach for a swim and other beach activities before getting back on the boat to head back. Before you return to the marina, you’ll be served a delicious glass of champagne to toast the end of a full, relaxing day on the water!

From Lagos: Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Tour

3. From Lagos: Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Tour

Hop onboard one of our specifically designed speed-boats for unique adventure to Benagil. Despite the distance of 12 nautical miles from Lagos,to the coast of Carvoeiro and Benagil. This way we are able to enter the various caves in the area that are not accessible from larger vessels.On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Algarve region. Visiting amazing caves and hidden grottos from the inside. Keep a lookout, as dolphins can often be seen navigating the waters here. If they are spotted and are less than 3 miles away, the boat will head in their direction so you can get a closer look at these playful animals. Every adventure is different, depending upon the tide and sea conditions, which will determine which caves and areas you can visit.At the end of your tour, you will return to Lagos.

Olhão: Ria Formosa Boat Cruise

4. Olhão: Ria Formosa Boat Cruise

Set sail from the port of Olhão and travel through the Ria Formosa National Park. Discover beautiful scenery and rich biodiversity with your expert crew. Learn more about the national park and local culture with your expert captain. Cruise by marshes, barrier islands, islets, dunes, and sand bars which are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. Spot local birds, marine life, and beds of clams and oysters. Stop at Culatra Island where 1000 people live and no cars are allowed; experience this European sustainability project that will be completed by 2030. Then make a short visit to Praia Deserta and enjoy the serenity of a tranquil location accessible only by boat. While there, enjoy some time for a swim and take photos before returning to Olhão.

From Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Guided Cruise & Beaches

5. From Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Guided Cruise & Beaches

Ponta da Piedade (Portuguese for "point of mercy") is a headland with a group of rock formations along the coastline of the town of Lagos, in the Portuguese region of the Algarve. Consisting of yellow-golden cliff-like rocks up to 20 meters high, they are one of the most famous touristic attractions of Portugal. The location also contains a lighthouse, dating back to 1913. Actual Boat Trips operates two six meter boats for our 1 hour cave tour. On one of our smaller boats, we take you along the coast visiting the famous caves of Ponta da Piedade. We start our tours from the old Fisherman´s Harbor along the river and Lagos historical downtown. The unique Beaches and rock formations will take your breath away. Our experience skippers will give you all the information about the name and history of the places Swimming is not permitted on this trip.

Monchique and Fóia: Half Day Tour

6. Monchique and Fóia: Half Day Tour

A tour up the mountain to Monchique, rich with evergreen vegetation and allowing you to have fantastic views. Following hotel collection, you will be whisked up the mountain in an air-conditioned mini van. After navigating and exploring Monchique's small streets, you will continue on to Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve and one of the largest in Portugal. With 902 meters of height, you will be able to have a 360º view of the entire region, including he ocean, the lakes and other cities around.

From Faro: 2-Hour Guided Bird Watching Boat Trip

7. From Faro: 2-Hour Guided Bird Watching Boat Trip

When you’re in Portugal make sure to be a part of this ecotourism experience that will take you through the spectacular nature of the Ria Formosa by boat. Come see why this region was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. Considered one of the most important wetlands for aquatic birds in Portugal, during the tour we observe birds like the White Stork, Little Egret and the Spoonbill. Waders are most abundant during winter, although birds like the Whimbrel, the Turnstone and the Grey Plover are a constant presence. The trip continues towards the islands of the Natural Park through oyster and clams farms. Here you will have the opportunity to see one of the most important economical activities in the Algarve and also very interesting species such as the black-tailed godwit, the oystercatcher and many others. During wintertime we often observe the sandwich tern and the greater flamingo. Towards the point where the lagoon meets the sea, we make a stop so you may enjoy this small paradise. During our trip back we will have many opportunities to observe other species while our boat sails calmly through the channels of this Natural Park in direction to the city of Faro.

From Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Caves and Coastal Cruise

8. From Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Caves and Coastal Cruise

Coastal Cruise + Ponta da Piedade Grottoes Description A 2 hours boat trip along the coast between the Lagos harbour and the famous Ponta da Piedade Caves. Visit the millenary rock formations and caves recognized worldwide for their unique natural beauty. The experienced crew will be at your service throughout the experience to share the historical, cultural and ancestral secrets of Lagos and all its surroundings. This activity will take place on the "Via Atlantica" or "Via Sagres" boat. Note: Free activity for children under 3 years old. This activity is inclusive for persons with reduced mobility or wheelchair users. Plan of the Activity Check-in 20 minutes before departure. Go to the "Via Atlantica" or "Via Sagres" boat and present your ticket to the crew. Tour along the Lagos Coast Enjoy the scenery and relax from a fully equipped boat. Points of interest: Avenida dos Descobrimentos to the Ponta da Piedade area. Highlights: Praia do Pinhão, Praia da D. Ana, Praia do Camilo and Ponta da Piedade. Solaria Beach Ponta da Bandeira Fort, also known as Forte do Pau da Bandeira or Forte de Nossa Senhora da Penha de França or even Forte do Registo. It's an old military structure in the city of Lagos. It was built in the 17th century as one of the main components of a maritime fortification system to defend the city, which was then the seat of military government in the Algarve. Pinhão Beach One of the most famous and well-known beaches due to the splendorous house that stands on the spot where in the past there was a military fortification known as "Bateria do Pinhão" Nowadays nothing remains of this fortification but it is still possible to see its foundations in the rocks now isolated due to the 1755 earthquake that destroyed a large part of the town and its buildings. D. Ana Beach Praia da D. Ana Beach is a geographical accident near the town of Lagos. It is one of the main tourist areas in Lagos due to its great beauty, being considered as an Ex libris of the county. In 2013 it was considered the best beach in the world Camilo Beach Small beach, it is located between cliffs, with particular rock formations. The access to the beach is made by a long staircase. And at the top the Restaurant Camilo, one of the best in Lagos. Roch Negra Rock formation of volcanic origin that was active about 70 million years ago, today a unique formation both on the surface and in the depths serving as a refuge for dozens of marine species Praia da Luz Beach Praia da Luz is a beach located 7 km from Lagos (Algarve, Portugal) in the village of Luz. Being a fishing village, it now has several holiday resorts It is a holiday area that receives every year tourists of various nationalities (mainly Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and German). Despite the concrete belt that continues to develop around it, the village maintains part of its charm, especially on summer days, when the beach is one of the most crowded.

Lagos: Ponta Da Piedade and Lagos Tour with Wine Tasting

9. Lagos: Ponta Da Piedade and Lagos Tour with Wine Tasting

Come discover the Algarve and enjoy the boat ride, (optional, additional cost) wonderful rock formations at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos. Then we visit the center of Lagos, with a super relaxed atmosphere and unlike any other city in the Algarve, full of shops and traditional restaurants, where we will have the opportunity to have lunch. (not included in costs of tour) have the opportunity to visit Rocha Beach and Maina of Porimao Enjoying the wonderful view over the Santa Catarina Fort We also passed through the old part of the city, towards the winery. Afterwards, head to the 44-hectare property of vineyards of different varieties which is now considered one of the best wineries in the Algarve, with several awards of international recognition. Explore the natural beauty of the place, And even enjoy a wine tasting before returning to your hotel.

Albufeira: Silves Castle, Lagos, and Ponta Da Piedade Tour

10. Albufeira: Silves Castle, Lagos, and Ponta Da Piedade Tour

Enjoying the medieval Silves Castle. As well as the castle itself, take in the statue of King D. Sancho I at the castle's entrance. This statue dates back to the time of the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, the Portuguese monarch D. Sancho. Visit Ponta da Piedade, Lagos, Praia da Rocha, and more, taking in unbeatable views along the way. Enjoy an optional boat trip in Ponta da Piedade. The trip starts with pickup from your hotel or any other location in the Albufeira area, then head directly to Ponta da Piedade (an approximately 45-minute ride). Enjoy the cliffs of the Ponta da Piedade headland, one of the finest natural features of the Algarve. This limestone coastline is formed of sea pillars, fragile rock arches, and hidden grottos where the exposed cliffs reveal their golden color and the turquoise sea waters lap precariously balanced rock formations. Join an optional boat trip before continuing to the tour Next, visit Lagos where you can witness a history of navigators and pirates. In Lagos, you can choose to have lunch at a local restaurant and stroll through the historic city center, where you can see various street artists doing shows and telling their stories. Later, set off towards Praia da Rocha in Portimao. Round off your trip enjoying the wonderful view of Forte de Santa Catarina over Portimao marina and Arade River. Our last stop will be in Benagil, our customers will be able to visit the famous cave of Bengil, on a boat ride Finally, we stop at Praia da Marina, a paradise scene, one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal,

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What people are saying about Olhos de Agua

Superb day with a dynamic and attentive crew making great efforts to communicate with all passengers regardless of their nationality Bravo to all Sophie and Éric

Magnificent cruise, splendid landscapes. You can really see the caves up close Excellent barbecue on a small dream beach The crew is adorable To do...

Superb boat tour the caves are beautiful we recommend this excursion

It was great, our guide was nice and he drove the boat perfectly!

Great trip with a nice guide. Can only be recommended