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Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

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

Depart from the marina in Portimão and sail towards the beautiful caves of Algar de Benagil. Enjoy the fantastic views of Praia da Rocha, Farol de Alfazina, Praia de Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Marinha throughout this 3.5-hour catamaran cruise. Admire the stunning rock formations dotted along the coast, which date back to the Jurrasic period. Drop anchor at the bay of João de Arens bay where you can top up your tan, swim, or do some paddle boarding or snorkeling. Be sure to keep a lookout for the friendly dolphins who inhabit the waters of the region.

From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

2. 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.

Portimão: 1.25-Hour Segway Tour

3. Portimão: 1.25-Hour Segway Tour

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and colorful atmosphere of Portimão, one of the most breathtaking cities of the Algarve, on a scenic Segway ride along the coastline. After picking up your segway, glide along the marina, admiring privileged views of the River Arade as you go. Witness sites such as the beach promenade in Praia da Rocha, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Algarve sea. Later, ride past the lighthouse, the pier, and the imposing Santa Catarina Fortress. Along the route, learn more about the area's best attractions and scenery from your passionate guide.

From Albufeira: Portimao and Lagos Ponta da Piedade Tour

4. From Albufeira: Portimao and Lagos Ponta da Piedade Tour

Explore the natural wonders and local life around the Algarve on this multi-stop trip from Albufeira. 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.

Portimão: Benagil Cave and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve Tour

5. Portimão: Benagil Cave and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve Tour

From the pier of São Francisco in Portimão, you will board a boat. After a warm welcome, the safety procedures will be explained. Then, the journey towards the famous Benagil Cave will start. Along the way, admire other beautiful caves along the coast and hear old stories about them from your guide. If you're lucky, you will be able to see dolphins. All the boats are equipped with radios that will be tuned in to the same channel as the dolphin watching boats. If dolphins are spotted, which is very frequent on the Algarvian coast, and they are within 2 nautical miles, you will have the opportunity to see them. After stopping at the Benagil Cave to take pictures, the boat will continue to the breathtaking Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve. The marshland of the Alvor estuary is one of the finest places on the Algarve for birdwatching, so it's likely you'll spot pink flamingos and many other bird species. On the way back to Portimão, admire the impressive Praia do Alvor, one of the largest sandy beaches of the Algarve.

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.

Albufeira: Algarve Cliffs and The Chapel of Bones Tour

7. Albufeira: Algarve Cliffs and The Chapel of Bones Tour

Start the journey with hotel pickup and visit the marina of Albufeira. Explore the most secretive beaches of the area and drive through the stunning Algarvian cliffs. Appreciate the coastal drive and walk the wooden walkways. Make a stop at the Chapel of Bones, with its 5,000 human skeletons. Find your way along each wooden path that leads to a beautiful and hidden beach. Take in the sights of Sai Rafael, Castelo, Gale and Salgados, Sra da Rocha, and Marinha Beach, which is one of the most beautiful and emblematic beaches in Portugal. Witness the towering and protective cliffs surrounding the ocean and enjoy being off the beaten track. Enter the Chapel of Bones, a temple designed almost entirely from human bones. Learn about the history and receive the profound message sent by the temple's structure. Appreciate this homage to the inevitability of death, and pause in reflection of all those who have passed before.

Lagos: Scenic Cruise to the Benagil and Carvoeiro Caves

8. Lagos: Scenic Cruise to the Benagil and Carvoeiro Caves

Explore the Algarve shoreline on this cruise from Lagos to the Benagil and Carvoeiro caves. Travel at high speeds in a new 18-seater rigid inflatable boat with comfortable padded benches. Capture pictures of the stunning Algar de Benagil cave. Board the ship in Lagos and let the wind whip through your hair on a thrilling ride past the picturesque beachside towns Alvor, Portimão and Carvoeiro. Ride by remote and pristine Algarve beaches.  Stop at the caves of Carvoeiro where you can admire how the fantastical rock formations contrast with the deep blue waves. Marvel at these dramatic cliffside landscapes. Head to Algar de Benagil where you can take a photo with one of the most famous caves in the world. Let the way the light floods in through the skylight of the cave take your breath away. Return to your meeting point in Lagos at the end of your tour. 

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

9. 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,

Half-Day from Portimão: Convertible Car/Scooter & Boat Tour

10. Half-Day from Portimão: Convertible Car/Scooter & Boat Tour

Combining convertible or scooter tours with a boat tour is a great way to venture across the memorable Algarve, as you will get the opportunity to see the coastline from two different perspectives. Enjoy driving a convertible car or riding a scooter while your guide leads you to a green paradise and the hidden beaches. Follow your guide’s vehicle and explore top attractions like Carvoeiro, Algar Seco, Alvor and Marinha Beach. During your drive, you will pass fishing towns, hidden bays, historical landmarks and natural tide pools. Then, enhance your adventure by embarking on a boat and discovering theatrical sea caves such as Algar de Benagil, Zorreira cave and Arcos da Marinha. Your tour can include other activities like bathing in the sea, snorkeling or a picnic in a quiet bay as well.

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What people are saying about Praia da Rocha

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 1,044 reviews

This is such a great tour. The tour guide was informative and fun which made the boat trip that much more pleasant. The caves are incredible and with the small boat we were able to enter many of them. Also, the stop in the small fishing village is a great bonus to get fresh fish and see a small area that you may not plan to visit otherwise. Highly highly recommend.

It was a very relaxed trip. The staff was super friendly and the boat was in great condition. The prices for the drinks were moderate. We had a great morning and would book it again.

Luis was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to spend the day seeing the sights with his guidance. I would highly recommend choosing Luis as your guide.

Staff very friendly . An explanation was given at the beginning as to what to expect . Boat wasn’t overcrowded. Snacks sold on board. Will definitely recommend.

Excellent boat tour. Amazing views. The two guys made the trip. Thank you. Lots of laughs.