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Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

1. Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

Departing from the Vilamoura Marina, your skipper will welcome you o board one of the 4 custom-built RIB boats. Your skipper will travel along the stretch of the coast leading towards the Benagil Cave, where you will have opportunity to view all the other stunning rock formations and secluded beaches along the way. Once at the Benagil Cave the boat will enter into the caves safely and securely, so you can sit back, enjoy, and take in the beautiful views. This location is simply breathtaking, and will make for many perfect photo opportunities. This cave tour will visit many other beautiful locations en route, and your guide will aim to locate wild dolphins whenever possible.

From Vilamoura: 2.5-Hour Benagil Cave and Dolphins Boat Tour

2. From Vilamoura: 2.5-Hour Benagil Cave and Dolphins Boat Tour

Meet your friendly crew at Vilamoura Marina and be welcomed aboard for your 2.5-hour tour to the Benagil Caves. Listen to your guide as they explain the highlights of your tour.  As you cruise along, see natural rock formations of the Algarve coastline. Pass by gorgeous beaches and impressive caves. If you're lucky you might even have the chance to see some wild dolphins. Once you arrive at the Benagil Caves, be amazed by their natural beauty. Don’t forget to bring your cameras, as the famous caves and grottos along the Algarve coast are the perfect motifs to take some amazing photos.

Vilamoura: Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

3. 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.  

Algarve Aquashow Park Admission Tickets

4. Algarve Aquashow Park Admission Tickets

Book your day ticket here for the Aquashow Park, Portugal’s largest and most popular water and thematic park. There’s plenty to enjoy and enough thrills to keep the kids happy all day. You’ll find an amazing variety of slides for all ages: • The 32-meter-high Free Fall/Kamikaze, a combination of 2 slides giving you the sensation of surfing on a big wave • The fabulous Speed Race, where you can compete with other guests to see who is the fastest slider • The White Fall which invites the bravest for a unique slide • The Wild Snake offering a ride into the dark The little ones can safely play in the water in their own mini-park world. There are slides and other water attractions to ensure they have lots of fun. For those looking to relax, the park offers a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, and green areas with sunbeds. One of the park’s main attractions is the wave pool, simulating real sea waves. You’ll also find the biggest Water Coaster in Europe, reaching a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour. The Air Race is a thematic ride that has you sitting inside a real airplane doing aerobatics and stunts. Top Swing is one of the favorite thematic attractions, offering a new and unique experience.  In the show area you can take in shows featuring birds of prey, exotic birds, and reptiles. When you finally realize that you’re hungry you’ll find some good meal choices at one of the snack bars or BBQs. You can also find a small souvenir shop, changing rooms, lockers, and other facilities. Due to COVID-19, AquaShow Park is currently operating at a lower capacity. After booking, you'll receive a link to check-in at AquaShow Park and choose a date to visit.

From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

5. From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

Take a romantic 2.5-hour sunset sailing cruise along the coastline of Vilamoura and Albufeira as you sail on a luxury sailing yacht. See beaches such as Falésia Beach and Tomato Beach from a different perspective. Enjoy a welcome drink with aperitifs as you sail along the coast watching the sunset over the horizon. Stop for a swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, or if you're feeling laidback, soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music before heading back to Vilamoura.

From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

6. From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

Sail for 3 hours around the Algarve Coast aboard an impressive schooner sailing boat and discover picturesque villages, beautiful beaches, and impressive rocky cliffs.   Depart from the Marina of Vilamoura and head west where you can see the extensive beach of Falésia, followed by the fishing village of Olhos d'Agua (eyes of the water). Continuing your journey, the boat slips through the water past all the tiny beaches with their red sand cliffs. Sail past Albufeira, which was a fishing village but now is a vibrant tourist location. Admire the steep cliffs of São Rafael and stunning rock formations. In good sea conditions there is a stop for a swim in the ocean and a visit to one of the sea caves. Feel the splash of the waves and the wind in the sails as the ship start turning around near Galé. Get a chance to help with the hoisting of the sails or assist the captain at the helm. With luck, spot dolphins swimming alongside the boat.

Vilamoura: Algarve Private Luxury Yacht Charter

7. Vilamoura: Algarve Private Luxury Yacht Charter

Climb aboard a luxury yacht, the São Lourenço II, and receive a glass of Champagne as you are welcomed aboard. The yacht is the perfect size for comfort and exploring, making it the best choice for chartering.  Begin a panoramic cruise along the Algarve coastline and admire the breathtaking views. The stunning yacht will take up to 10 passengers and has ample sunbathing areas. Get your adrenaline pumping by trying your hand at wakeboarding, waterskiing, or the wild ringo ride.  Tailor this champagne cruise to your needs. Choose your group size and preferred duration, whether 3 hours or a full day. The trip includes all drinks champagne, wine, beer, and soft drinks.

Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

8. Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

See the magnificent coastlines of Vilamoura and Albufeira from vantage points as you sail in a luxury sailing yacht. You will pass several beaches including, Falésia beach, Tomatoes beach, Santa Eulalia Beach, and Olhos de Agua beach as you travel to Albufeira. Enjoy a welcome drink, cheese, and Portuguese Chorizo as you admire the views from vantage points where the Algarve coastline divides. See the clay formations of Falésia beach. Soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music. Stop for a quick swim in the ocean before arriving back in Vilamoura.

From Albufeira: Quarteira Market & Vilamoura Marina Tour

9. From Albufeira: Quarteira Market & Vilamoura Marina Tour

Discover the Roma market of Quarteira and the marina of Vilamoura on a half-day guided tour from Albufeira with your own driver who will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. Leaving Albufeira, pass through Quarteira, a quaint fishing town. Visit the largest and oldest Roma market of the region, where you can find a great variety of products (clothes, accessories, toys, etc.) and speak to some of the Roma merchants. Then visit Vilamoura, the biggest destination for golf in the Algarve. Stop at the marina, the largest in Portugal, and admire panoramic views of the sea. When you are finished in Vilamoura, your driver will take you back to your accommodation in Albufeira.

Faro Airport: Private Transfer To/From Vilamoura & Quarteira

10. Faro Airport: Private Transfer To/From Vilamoura & Quarteira

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Faro Airport and your accommodation in Vilamoura or Quarteira. Choose from a 1-way service to or from the airport. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 979 reviews

Me and my friend came for the sunset tour and was blown away. We were greeted at the correct meeting point and was taken to the boat where the captain spoke through everything we needed to know. We set sail at the correct time and at the beginning of our journey we was offered food and drink. The boat was lovely and clean too. We spent lots of time on the front of the boat where we was offered blankets and more food and drink. The trip was finished off with the most amazing sunset along the coastline! I couldn’t recommend this enough to anyone! The captain and team made sure we was comfortable the whole time and they were so kind, polite and friendly! Thanks again to the amazing guys :)

Really experienced and knowledgeable crew. Glad we went for a rib, as opposed to a big boat, much more fun for the kids, and only us on the boat. We started out on the trip itinerary, but the captain heard of some dolphin sightings, so checked if we were happy to run there as quickly as possible - queue some great fun flying across the waves to find a large pod of dolphins. First ones there :) The family were so excited to see the dolphins, well worth the cost of the experience. A very knowledgeable Marine Biologist as host rounded out a fantastic experience. Thanks so much!

An amazing tour with a great guide who was a marine biologist that really knew what he was talking about! We went to all the caves in and around Benagil (including a secret additional one!), had an informative couple of hours, saw some amazing dolphins and had an all around great time. We went on two day trips during our time in Vilamoura and this one was the best by far!

The trip is amazing, I would easily recommend this to anyone. The crew were so helpful and informative and the sights are truly stunning. If you get the chance sit on the back of the boat as you have more freedom and you can sit on the edge whilst drinking your favourite beverage and taking in the sights.

Trip was amazing! The guide and captain for Vilamoura Watersports were excellent. Do not miss out on this adventure!