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Portimão Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Portimão Sailing trips & boat tours

Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

1. Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

Feel like a pirate sailing the Atlantic on this unique cruise from Portimão that combines adventure and relaxation. Visit famous sites like the lighthouse of Alfanzina and the Benagil Cave. Swim in crystalline water, and walk the plank like a real pirate.  After boarding, begin by receiving a full briefing on your safety and comfort for your cruise. From there, hit the open water and navigate the coast off of Rio Arade, the village of Ferragudo, medieval castles, and the Atlantic Ocean. Cruising east, pass Carvoeiro, which contains the famous rock formation of Algar Seco. Arriving to the lighthouse of Alfanzina, transfer to a small boat to visit the inside of the local caves which run from the lighthouse to Marinha Beach. These caves include the famous cathedral cave of Benagil. Returning to the boat, take a dip to swim in the enticing crystal clear water which surrounds you. On your return journey, be on the lookout for dolphins, which are regularly spotted in this area.

From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

2. From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

Discover the beautiful Benagil Sea Cave on a catamaran cruise from Portimão. Admire views of Ferragudo fishing village before landing on Benagil beach. Head into the cave on a small boat and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch prepared for you on the beach. Depart from Portimão and pass by the pretty fishing village of Ferragudo and the historic castle that overlooks the beach. Cruise at ease towards the east and don’t forget your camera to capture the beautiful coastal scenery along the way. Head towards the grottoes at Benagil, where on small boats the tour will take you into different grottoes. Marvel at the natural rock formations and be transported to the beach, where you can soak in the sun. In the meantime, the crew prepares a delicious BBQ for you on the beach with bread, salad, mixed grill, complete with an open bar with red or white wine, water, orangeade.  Travel back while passing by some of the beautiful, secluded cove beaches around Carvoeiro. Enjoy the beautiful views and create a holiday memory that you won’t forget.

Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

3. Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

Enjoy a cruise along the Algarve coast to the Benagil Caves where you'll have the opportunity to explore the caves by kayak. Your catamaran will depart from the Marina of Portimão. Aboard, the crew will brief you on the kayak equipment and kayaking skills. You'll cruise along the coast to Albandeira Beach. From the beach, you'll paddle to the Benagil Caves. Along the way, you'll have the chance to visit other caves and enjoy the golden coast. Your experienced guide will point out local landmarks and direct you to the most interesting spots including the impressive Captain’s Cave, Barraquinho Beach, Baraço Cave, and the world famous Marinha Beach. There's even time for a quick swim. If you get tired, you can always get back on board the catamaran for a rest, before heading back to the marina. Your catamaran has toilets, comfortable seats, and a professional crew. If you don't feel like kayaking and just want to enjoy the views from the catamaran, you're welcome on this tour, too.

Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

4. Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

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. 

From Portimão: 2-Hour Catamaran Tour to Benagil Caves

5. From Portimão: 2-Hour Catamaran Tour to Benagil Caves

Enjoy a relaxing family-friendly tour that will take you through the caves in Benagil and Marinha Beach and allow you to marvel at the beautiful Algarve coastline. From the Portimão Marina, your local Captain will take you to the east coast of Portimão and show you the amazing caves located along the Algarve coastline, including the very well known Benagil Cave. Marvel at the Algar of Benagil, the lighthouse, the Love Cave, and the cathedral. To finish off your tour, take the opportunity to dive in these crystalline waters nearby the famous Marinha Beach.

From Portimão: Sunset Boat Trip with Wine

6. From Portimão: Sunset Boat Trip with Wine

Marvel at the beauty of the Algarve coast and watch the sunset from aboard a sailing ship.  Leaving from the Marina of Portimão, sail towards the picturesque fishing village of Alvor. On the way, see the small beach of João de Arens, hidden between mesmerising rock formations.. Relax at the end of your day with a complimentary glass of wine, fruits and snacks. Fell free to go for a swim in the middle of the sea, far away from the crowds.

Benagil & Coastline on Eco-Friendly Catamaran

7. Benagil & Coastline on Eco-Friendly Catamaran

Enjoy nature, with zero emissions, in a quiet and relaxing environment, without polluting the ocean. This luxurious and comfortable catamaran is the best choice if you want to visit the Benagil Caves with all the comfort and unique amenities such as an on-board Bar, WC, Lounge Seatings and Deck, swim stop, and music aboard that will defintely make your experience even more fun and special. All this, with the big extra of being a sustainable tourist, leaving no pollution on the ocean waters and atmosphere. Depart from Portimão Marina and sail for 3 hours along the costline, until Praia da Marinha. Pass by Carvoeiro and Benagil and enter the famous and surprising Benagil and Smugglers Caves along the way, with an unforgettable and relaxing scenery. On the way, you will see an unique perspective of Algarve’s Coastline, wonderful picturesque beaches, amazing rock formations, breathtaking caves and, of course, the world famous Benagil Cave. If the weather is hot, stop to cool off with a dip. Don't forget your towel and bathing suit. If it’s cold or any passenger wants to stop, take the chance to sail further and experience more amazing views. Gain access to all information about points of interest with the provider's Sun Boat app. Don’t forget your camera to take beautiful pictures at the coastal scenery along the way.

Portimão: Private Benagil Caves Catamaran and Kayak Tour

8. Portimão: Private Benagil Caves Catamaran and Kayak Tour

Visit some of the Algarve’s best-kept secrets throughout an epic coastal adventure. Discover hidden caves and coves that are inaccessible by boat, and soak up the magic of these natural landscapes. The tour departs from the Portimão Marina on a catamaran, sailing along the stunning coastline towards Farol Alfanzina. Upon arrival, begin your 1.5-hour kayak experience to the stunning Benagil Caves. From your unique vantage point, soak up breathtaking views of the Algarve’s golden shoreline and local landmarks. Highlights of the tour include Albandeira Beach, Captain’s Cave, Barraquinho Beach, Baraço Cave, and Marinha Beach. There’s also time for a refreshing swim to cool off from the heat. If you get tired, hop back onboard the catamaran at any time for a rest. The catamaran is equipped with all the necessities for your exploration, including a toilet and comfortable seating. At the end of your unforgettable adventure, marvel at the last of the coastal views before arriving back to the marina.

Portimão: Boat Tour to Caves & Beaches with Kayaking

9. Portimão: Boat Tour to Caves & Beaches with Kayaking

6 hours of sailing included. Sail trip with stay in any marina in Algarve. Start from Portimão. We can go to deserts beachs and caves, swimming, Kayak and Stand Up Paddle. We should enjoy some desert beachs, islands in Algarve, Benagil caves, Alvor bay, Praia do Camilo Lagos, islands of Fuzeta,Farol,Culatra,Armona, Tavira, going up river Guadiana up to a Alcoutim, South Spain

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What people are saying about Portimão

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,662 reviews

This was the second time I booked this cruise. The crew is friendly and works very hard to give each person the best experience possible. The skill of the boat captains is phenomenal; they expertly get you in and out of the caves for a great viewing experience. The barbecue on the beach was a relaxing end to the trip.

Highlight of my holiday in the Algarve. Wonderful experience, amazing crew, they very kind when I got the wobbles going into little boat to see the caves, nothing was a bother. Super safe, fun and great for all ages - highly recommend :)

A very nice tour to the caves and change to a small boat to enter the caves. A very friendly, personable and helpful crew of the ship. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

The whole journey was smooth and enjoyable. we only wished we could have got off the boat and gone into the caves but the waves were definitely not allowing that!

Was an amazing experience! The ship crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you