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From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

1. From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

Departing from Marina de Portimão, your guide will take you on this 1 hour 45 minute cruise to the world-famous Jurassic caves and rock formations of the Algar de Benagil and Carvoeiro. On the way, take in views of the amazing beach of Praia da Rocha, followed by the Ponta do Altar Lighthouse, Carvoeiro village, Algar Seco, and the Alfazina Lighthouse. Cruise along before arriving at the journey's highlight, the Algar de Benagil. Stop here for some time to take photos and admire the hidden beach of this magical and ancient cave. Head then towards Praia da Marinha, one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Relax while sailing along the coast on the way back to the marina in Portimão. Prepare to be amazed as you pass magnificent scenery and all your favorite spots from the way there.

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From Portimão: Private 2-Hour Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

2. From Portimão: Private 2-Hour 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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Algarve: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

3. Algarve: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Experience the natural beauty and history of Algarve with this private tour. View caves, rock formations, and quaint villages as you drive along. Start at Cape Sao Vicente, popularly known as as the end of the world. Experience the isolation that gives this spot its name. Continue to view the fortifications at the fortress of Sagres. Stop to enjoy the rock formations at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos. Choose if you would like to purchase boat trip through the rock formations inside. Go to the charming old town of Lagos were you can buy lunch at a traditional restaurant. Drive to Praia da Rocha and admire the view at Portimao Marina. Pass the picturesque village of Carvoeiro, and the cave of Benagil. Last stop at the famous Marinha Beach.

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Algarve: Finest Caves and Beaches Tour from Portimão

4. Algarve: Finest Caves and Beaches Tour from Portimão

After a short introduction and safety briefing, find a comfortable spot on the boat and get ready to cruise down the historic river. Pass the idyllic fishing village of Ferragudo, the castle and the old fortress as you head into the open sea. Cruise from Portimão to Leixão do submarino, past towering cliffs and pristine beaches. Stop at the caves with plenty of time for photos. Afterwards, swim and relax in a secluded bay and work on your tan. If you’re feeling adventurous, swim to a quiet beach. Hold on tight for the high-speed return trip and take in views of the coastline. With a bit of luck you’ll spot some dolphins on the way.

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What people are saying about Portimão

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 17 reviews

This was our first experience of this kind and it could not go any better. Joao and Andrea were very very nice and kind, they made us feel special and took us through all the details of a hidden world waiting for anybody in Portimao. The boat was great, fast and powerful, also it was just big enough so that it can go inside of almost all the caves. Great experience, recommend it to anybody. Thank you SeaSiren

This was a highlight of our trip to Algarve. Excellent boat, really great, easy going captain and the guide. I recommend taking it early in your stay as you’ll get exposed to a number of beaches you might decide to visit during your stay. The boat has a toilet, which is a plus compare to other boat options.

Very nice guides and a very personal tour, no mass tourism clearance. A lot was said about the caves and there were many free bathing beach recommendations. A refreshing excursion, especially on hot days.

Relaxing and enjoyable

João and Pedro were absolutely brilliant...relaxed and knowledgeable and this made us enjoy every moment discovering caves, appreciating the rugged coastline and a nice swim to an isolated beach

Everything spectacular from the guide explaining everything very well, the captain super skillful and confident, the breathtaking landscapes, all the caves have a natural beauty