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Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

1. Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

Be at one with nature with this environmentally-friendly kayaking experience, and explore along the coast and inside several caves of Benagil.   Begin at Benagil beach, from where you will be run through an introduction on kayaking, and the safe management of your kayak once inside the caves. Afterward, kayak to the Golden Beach of Marinha. On the way, you will enter several small and big caves. On the return journey, take a 20-minute stop at the beach inside the Benagil Cave for some unforgettable pictures. Go inside several big and small caves near the Benagil Cave and learn from your guide about the formation, surrounding nature and natural life.

Portimão: Benagil Caves and Praia de Marinha Boat Tour

2. Portimão: Benagil Caves and Praia de Marinha Boat Tour

Hop onboard the boat and immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes of the Algarve coastline. On this boat trip, you’ll discover more than 20 caves and a number of deserted beaches along the way. Start the adventure at Cais Vacco da Gama in Portimão. Along the way, you’ll see the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo Castle, and the small fishing village of Ferragudo. From the sea, you’ll be able to admire the beaches of Pintadinho, Paradise, and Carvoeiro. Visit one of the world's most exotic beaches, Praia da Marinha, where you can go swimming. Finally, on your perfectly-sized boat, visit the interior of the visually striking Benagil Sea Cave.

Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

3. Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

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 Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

4. From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

Start your Benagil tour and depart from Albufeira Marina on a specially-built boat. Enjoy the stunning views of the coastline as you sail in the boat for 40 minutes, before stopping and transferring to the Kayak or SUPs. Paddle into the caves and caverns and stop to take pictures of the rock formations. You can choose to paddleboard and embrace the freedom to move around. You can reposition yourself to wherever you feel comfortable, standing up or on your knees. Have a safe and rewarding experience regardless of age or skill level. Alternatively, you can ride in a single kayak or double kayak. Gain confidence even as a beginner with a water safety briefing from your guide before starting the tour. Take a dive in the ocean before returning to the marina by boat, where you can enjoy a cool drink on board.

From Benagil: Kayak or SUP Benagil Caves & Coast Line Tour

5. From Benagil: Kayak or SUP Benagil Caves & Coast Line Tour

Meeting point is in front of the restaurant `O Pescador` just 100m from the Benagil beach. After a quick check-in, begin your coastline and cave tour with a visit to the famous Benagil Cave. Kayak or stand up paddleboard and discover hidden gems of the coastline with your expert local guide. Visit the famous Benagil Cave, and discover hidden gems of the coastline with your expert local guide. Enjoy some stops for swimming in the ocean, and to discover secluded beaches.

Vilamoura: Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

6. Vilamoura: Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

Embark on an exclusive cruise that includes tastings of regional liqueurs and sweet treats. Head westwards to explore the beautiful caves and coastlines all the way to the famous Benagil cave, a sight you won’t want to miss. Admire the blue-green waters from inside this impressive natural formation. Continue on to see other amazing sights, including the famous Nossa Senhora de Rocha chapel, Praia da Marinha, Captain’s Cave, Submarine Rock, Arco do Triunfo and more.   Enjoy a welcome drink on board and tastings of regional sweets. If weather permits, jump into the stunning waters and enjoy a refreshing swim, or just relax on the boat and admire the beautiful scenery.  

From Portimão: Algar de Benagil and Sea Caves Boat Tour

7. From Portimão: Algar de Benagil and Sea Caves Boat Tour

Sail along the Algarve coast on a boat trip from Portimão. Admire highlights, including the Benagil Cave and the Fort of São João do Arade. Swim in the crystal waters and learn about the area from your guide. Boarding at the Marina of Portimão, you will see the Castel of S.João do Arade and the fort of Stª Catarina from the Arade River, a unique perspective from the river to the city of Portimão.  See beautiful beaches and caves, from Portimão through to Carvoeiro, passing Benagil all the way to the famous beach of Praia da Marinha. During the boat tour, your guide will talk and explain all about the caves and the coastline, fauna, flora, and the geology of the region with the stunning caves formations. On the way back to the marina your skipper will navigate the boat away from the cliffs giving you a broader perspective of the coastline.

Portimão: Benagil Caves Kayak and Speedboat Tour

8. Portimão: Benagil Caves Kayak and Speedboat Tour

Join an exciting tour along the Algarve Coast that combines a ride on a speedboat and paddleboarding or kayak inside the famous Benagil Caves. First, cruise aboard a speedboat and get stunning views of the Algarve Coastline. Feel the thrill of water splashing around you, and if you are lucky, you might spot some dolphins playing in the waters.  Next, grab your paddleboard or kayak and head over to explore the Benagil Caves. Get a chance to paddle and swim around and inside these beautiful natural wonders.

From Armação de Pêra: Benagil Caves and Beaches Boat Tour

9. From Armação de Pêra: Benagil Caves and Beaches Boat Tour

Discover the breathtaking scenery of the Algarve region on this boat tour departing from Armação de Pêra. Travel in the company of an expert team and experienced captain for a safe and comfortable journey. Along the way, visit 10 caves and 15 deserted beaches which are only accessible from the sea. Admire the Captain's Cave, Praia da Marinha, Albandeira Arch, and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the rugged coastline between Armação de Pêra and Benagil. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the unique landscape of this region before arriving at the highlight of the trip, the world-famous Benagil Cave. On the way back, simply sit back, relax and enjoy the boat trip.

From Portimão: 2-Hour Catamaran Tour to Benagil Caves

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Praia da Marinha

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 3,783 reviews

Oh this was the absolute best fun experience. We are an older couple in our late 60s and felt safe and cared for . Diogo our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, fun and super lovely man . This is an experience not to be missed! Thomas the tour organiser ensures all conditions are safe. If you have any back issues let him know and he can organise a seat for the Kayak , this made my time in the kayak so easy .

Really fun, we had two double kayaks and two paddleboards. Worked very well for different levels of confidence in the water in the group so everyone could get involved and enjoy it! We went in three different caves and paddled round all the beaches. The guides were lovely and funny and we felt very safe with them. Beautiful coast, best way to explore. Much better than getting a boat into the caves.

Excellent tour! Guide Andre and driver Malo were fantastic! Much more than just the Benagil cave. Comfortable boat that lets you feel the waves but not get wet.

Great activity, and the super friendly and pleasant staff I really recommend to do absolutely

Very nice tour with good guidance and beautiful photos