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Our most recommended Albufeira Group Activities

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

1. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Look for dolphins and hidden caves on a half-day dolphin watching cruise of the Algarve from Albufeira. Bring your swimsuit and towel, as the activity includes a stop for a swim. Marvel at the rock formations, and access areas that other vessels can’t reach. A marine biologist will be on board to provide all necessary information about these wonderful creatures. Be aware that as dolphins are wild animals, sightings can not be guaranteed.

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Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

2. Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

The Algarve coast brings to mind pirate adventures, and pristine beaches. Today you will explore the coast between Albufeira Marina and Capvoeiro beach on a luxury boat that offers you the chance to swim, relax, and maybe even see a dolphin or two! Begin with a relaxing ride through the caves and rock formations that make this landscape so unique. Then head out to sea in your search for the dolphins who call these waters home. Your boat is the perfect vessel for dolphin exploration, and these playful and fun animals are truly a sight to behold! Your expert guide will share with you interesting facts and history on this memorable trip.

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Lagos: Lagos Zoo Entrance Ticket

3. Lagos: Lagos Zoo Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a day of fun for all the family with an entrance ticket to Lagos Zoo. See animals from more than 350 species, including monkeys, crocodiles and snakes. Stroll around the enclosures of the small but beautiful venue, where 200 botanical species from 5 continents are a feast for the eyes. Get up close to tame animals at the children's petting farm, where you can feed the goats and pigs for a small fee. Let your children let off steam at the playground and avail of the on-site snack bar and souvenir shop. Relax with a picnic lunch on one of the zoo's many seats and watch the animals as you eat. Go to Restaurante O Cangalho at the entrance for a more substantial meal, and sit in the beautiful outside area to enjoy a wide variety of traditional dishes.

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Abulferia: 3-Hour Yacht Cruise to Benagil

4. Abulferia: 3-Hour Yacht Cruise to Benagil

Depart from Albufeira Marina on board a yacht and cruise west along the southern coastline of Portugal. Learn about the places and sights that you pass by from the skipper and crew. Get amazing views of the rock formations along the coast and see the exteriors of the caves of Benagil, Galé, and Carvoeiro. During the cruise, the captain will choose a protected place to stop the boat and you can take a swim in the ocean. On the return sail, enjoy a glass of champagne with background music to toast the end of a relaxing cruise. At the end of your 3-hour cruise, you will be dropped back at Albufeira Marina, where your tour will end.

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Pirate Ship Cruise along the Algarve Coast

5. Pirate Ship Cruise along the Algarve Coast

We hoist our pirate flag, lift the anchor, and away we go! On the beautiful Pirate Ship Leãozinho ("little lion"), we will explore the most treasured spots along the Algarve Coastline and discover why these hidden caves and grottos became the favored home of generations of daring pirates. As we set sail, we'll see enchanting rock formations and spectacular caves on our historical ship. If you feel like a sip from the ol' barrel of rum to lift your spirits for our cruise, we've got an onboard Pirate Bar that's perfect for quenching your thirst. The wind whips through the sails, and your comfortable seating lets you look out on all of the most beautiful beaches and breathtaking formations along this coastline. We will even have the chance to head out onto the Atlantic, passing the soft, sandy beaches of San Rafael, Castelo, and Praia da Gale. Of course, no pirate adventure is complete without having to "walk the plank", and you'll be happy to do so as you end up in the refreshing and beautiful waters below! Your swim in the clear waters is the perfect rejuvenating dip before we set sail and return to the Marina of Albufeira.

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Albufeira Sightseeing in a Tuk Tuk - Unique Experience

6. Albufeira Sightseeing in a Tuk Tuk - Unique Experience

Begin your visit to Albufeira by heading downtown, passing by important sites, museums, churches, and spectacular viewpoints. You will visit the marina and the fishing port. Then, continue on to Olhos Dágua, a small traditional fishing villa situated between Albufeira and Vilamoura. Then you go to the most famous beach in the region, Falesia Beach, considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Continue with your tour and go to Aldeia das Acoteias. You pass the athletics track and Tomatos Beach. You will be very close to the spectacular Marina of Vilamoura at this point. During your tour you will stop in the best places to take beautiful photos. All tours can be customised according to your wishes. You will finish the tour by being dropped off at your hotel.

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Albufeira: Off-Road Quad Tour 90-Minutes

7. Albufeira: Off-Road Quad Tour 90-Minutes

This tour is suitable for beginners, families with teenagers, and keen novices. After the safety briefing, you will drive a 300cc quad ATV in the countryside where you will be able to face various challenges and test your abilities. This 90-minute tour does not have any stops so you will be always driving. Your tour leader will show you the route and set the pace to guarantee your safety. The perfect choice for those who are wondering about something bold and different to do in the Algarve.

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Albufeira: Surfing at Galé Beach

8. Albufeira: Surfing at Galé Beach

Meet your instructors at Galé Beach beach, store your belongings and get your wetsuit and surfboard together for some time in the sun and surf. Learn the basics of surfing once on the beach. Let your instructors guide you step by step on how to catch and ride the waves. Have plenty of time to be in the water and practice your skills.

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Albufeira: 2-Hour Surfing Lesson

9. Albufeira: 2-Hour Surfing Lesson

Meet at the local partner's kiosk, located near the car park at Galé Beach. You'll be provided with a wetsuit and surfboard and, after that, it's time time to get started. The lesson starts with a short warm-up and safety briefing right before you get in the water. The first part of the lesson consists of learning how to get to the waves. After practising that for a while, you'll get out of the water and learn how to stand up on your board while catching the waves. You'll work on that for the rest of the lesson as well, with the instructors by your side helping you and giving you direct feedback while you're in the water.

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From Albufeira: Half-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

10. From Albufeira: Half-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

Discover inland locations not easily accessible on foot or by public transport on a half-day ATV tour of the Algarve countryside from Albufeira. Soak up sweeping views as you rumble along rural trails and benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide.  Spend more time riding as you rumble through off-road trails and observe the beauty of the untouched nature. As a special highlight, visit the historic Paderne Castle, an ancient fortification constructed in the 12th century by Berbers.  Along the way, stops are made for photography and time to relax time. The trails are sure to be challenging for all levels of experience.

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What people are saying about Albufeira

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,027 reviews

Very good time spent. We got to see the dolphins up close and follow them for a little while it was cool! The visit to the caves and the different beaches were fabulous. The staff are very friendly

Unforgettable experience, because we saw dolphins in their natural environment! And the Benagil Caves were amazing! And thrills guaranteed on the speed boat!

Wonderful boat tour with sighting of many dolphins and cave tour as well as speed return by arrangement. Any time

It has been a very interesting excursion. We saw the dolphins and a great experience

Was very lucky to see the dolphins and the beautiful coastline