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Our most recommended Portimão Shore Excursions

Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise with Dolphin Watching

1. Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise with Dolphin Watching

Join a marine biologist on a guided cruise of the Benagil Caves. Cruise in search of dolphins, visit the stunning coves of the Algarve coast, and cruise into the iconic Algar de Benagil cave. Set sail from Portimão and head to the Marinha beach. As you sail, hear live commentary about the area's geology and marine life from a marine biologist. Stop at the famous cave Algar de Benagil to take an Instagram-perfect picture. Cruise down the Algarve coast and stop to visit hidden caves and secluded coves. At one of the beaches, dive off the boat and swim in the clear water. Next, leave the coast behind and sail off into the Atlantic in search of dolphins. Get videos of these playful creatures jumping and swimming around the boat before returning to the mainland.

Portimão: Dolphin Watching, Benagil Caves Cruise & Sunset

2. Portimão: Dolphin Watching, Benagil Caves Cruise & Sunset

Discover the Algarve coast on a combination sunset cruise, cave visit, and dolphin-watching tour. Learn about the area's geology and animals from a marine biologist, sail past the Castelo de S.João do Arade, and marvel at the colors of the sunset over the ocean. Set sail from the marina of Portimão and cruise past the Castelo de S.João do Arade and the Forte de Santa Catarina in Rio Arade. Head into the ocean to search for dolphins. Snap a picture as they playfully swim around your boat. Continue back to the coastline and sail by secluded beaches framed by golden cliffs. Head into the iconic Algar de Benagil Cave and marvel at the fascinating rock formations inside. After leaving the cave, relax and feel the sea breeze as you watch the sunset over the water while you return to the marina.

Portimão: Benagil Small Group Boat Tour

3. Portimão: Benagil Small Group Boat Tour

Take an unforgettable boat tour to the amazing giant sea caves at Benagil. Embark on a 1.5-hour guided cruise on board an inflatable RIB. Travel along the unique Algarve coastline discovering incredible scenery and breathtakingly beautiful natural rock formations. Admire the views of the amazing cliffs of the Algarvian coastline surrounded by stunning beaches.   When you arrive at the giant sea caves at Benagil, gaze in awe at their splendor. See for yourself why Algar de Benagil was recently considered one of the most beautiful caves in the world. At the end of your tour, return to Portimão.

From Portimão: Benagil Caves Boat Tour

4. From Portimão: Benagil Caves Boat Tour

Depart from Portimão and take in breathtaking views of the coast on your way to these world-famous caves. With the small boat it will be possible sail inside some of them, the most popular one being Algar de Benagil. Your knowledgeable guide will show you caves so hidden, that you wouldn't spot them one your own. They will also explain all there is to know about these natural formations and reveal some of their secrets. Travel in comfort on this boat tour that can be adapted to your needs, in case you want to stay longer in a specific cave.

Portimão: Algarve Reef Fishing

5. Portimão: Algarve Reef Fishing

Start your trip at the pier of Portimão Marina and meet your friendly crew who will outline some safety procedures before departure. Enjoy a reef fishing trip suitable for all fishing enthusiasts, family, and groups of friends. During the trip, admire the beautiful views of the Algarve coast. Drop anchor approximately 5 kilometers from the shore and cast your fishing line with bait into the sea. Try to snag a variety of species including red snapper, bicas, seabass, silverbream, goldenbream, grouper, safia, and beetle.

Lagos: Ponta Da Piedade and Lagos Tour with Wine Tasting

6. 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.

From Quarteira, Albufeira, or Portimão: Silves & Monchique

7. From Quarteira, Albufeira, or Portimão: Silves & Monchique

The magical city of Silves is an enchanting example of the Arab influence that was present in its history and in its architecture, clearly evident due to the most important castle in the Algarve. You will have time to experience the thermal spa of Caldas De Monchique located in the heart of the Serra de Monchique Natural Park. Foia is situated within a stunning landscape and is famous for being the highest point of the Algarve. Here in Foia, you have the opportunity to taste the famous Medronho brandy, the most traditional drink in the Algarve made from the fruit harvested on the slopes of the Serra. You will then have some time to relax over a meal and experience local food and hospitality. Lastly you will stop in the traditional village of Monchique located at an altitude of 450 m where we can leisurely walk through its narrow streets and soak in the atmosphere of the unspoilt Algarve.

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

8. 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 Portimão

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 98 reviews

That was great! Friendly welcome, beautiful (new?) boat, very stable and comfortable, no life jackets needed, sublime helmsman, very pleasant lady who gave good explanations in 4 languages without unnecessary nonsense, beautiful group of dolphins viewed in the middle of the sea, extensive tour along a beautiful rocky coast with all caves and bays. Absolute value for money!

Very complete excursion with the observation of the dolphins, always magical and the commented walk of the coast, the cliffs and its caves The crew was very friendly and the comments very interesting, the glass of wine or fruit juice served at sunset was the icing on the cake

Really good tour, great guides and great service. Plus these great caves. The fact that there are many people is absolutely natural and does not cloud the breathtaking impressions. Must have!

It was a fantastic experience. It was worth it. Money well spent. The guide, Angela, was great. Very nice, she was fluent in at least four languages. Really enjoyed it.

Great, beautiful tour and very kind and friendly the two crew members of the boat