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Albufeira Sailing trips & boat tours

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Algarve 3-Hour Caves and Coastline Boat Trip

1. Algarve 3-Hour Caves and Coastline Boat Trip

Enjoy some time at sea on your Algarve vacation. Explore the beautiful coastline of the Algarve and its caves as you sail from Albufeira to the Carvoeiro area on a fully equipped and comfortable catamaran. The excursion departs from the Albufeira marina, on the Algarve coast, and heads out along the coastline, taking you to see some spectacular caves and rock formations. This splendid catamaran features a lounge and a bar, free WiFi, and a fly bridge area that allows you to enjoy the scenery in full (access not included in the price). With a swimming stop during the cruise, you’ll also be able to enjoy the warm sea waters as well.

Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

2. Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

Soak up the views of the Algarve coastline on a guided catamaran cruise from Albufeira. Enter the Benagil Sea Cave and take in secluded beaches, rugged rock formations, and hidden swim stops. Start your tour from Albufeira Marina, where you'll set off on the spacious and comfortable catamaran. From here you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the views of the beautiful rock formations and deserted beaches. The team will tell you more about our fantastic coastline and all its hidden secrets. Relax to some nice music and enjoy a cool drink. Visit the beautiful caves and rock formations as far as Benagil (Cathedral Cave). Head back east towards the marina before stopping off for a swim in the sea.

From Albufeira: Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ with Open Bar

3. From Albufeira: Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ with Open Bar

Take a late afternoon cruise from Albufeira to witness a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra. Head to a secluded beach to savor a delicious BBQ meal. Enjoy an open bar onboard with live music. Depart from the Albufeira marina and head west along the coast and enjoy a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra. Near the caves of São Rafael, transfer to a dinghy that will take you to a secluded beach that’s inaccessible by land. Enjoy listening to live music, indulge in your favorite beverage from the open bar, and savor a delicious meal prepared by the crew. Soak in scenery that has been described as some of the most spectacular in the world. Once dinner is over, return to the main vessel where the fun and festive environment continues on the trip back to Albufeira.

From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

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

Uncover the treasures of Benagil's coast on a stand-up paddle and kayak tour from Albufeira. Follow your guide to hidden caves and secluded beaches, and enjoy a drink on your boat ride back to the marina. 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 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 Albufeira: Dolphins and Caves 2.5-Hour Boat Trip

6. From Albufeira: Dolphins and Caves 2.5-Hour Boat Trip

Climb aboard a unique catamaran in the marina of Albufeira for a 2-hour trip along the coast of the Algarve. Look for native wildlife, including whales, sharks, turtles and sea birds, and encounter dolphins in their natural environment. Benefit from the chance to admire these friendly animals in the water, and keep your eyes open for the prevalent, short-beaked common dolphin and bottlenose dolphins that can live for up to 45 years and reach 4 meters in length. Along the way, marvel at the caves and rock formations that make the south coast of Portugal one of the most beautiful in the world.

Albufeira: Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

7. Albufeira: Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

Adventure across the underwater world, by learning to scuba with a licensed instructor. This experience will provide you with enough know how to scuba across the world. Learn about the equipment and application. Then, practice with a range of techniques to learn which suits you more.  Begin with a theoretical introduction, to explain he basics of the sport. Learn the safety drills, and practice getting acquainted by submerging in a pool. Then finally, dip in the sea to a maximum depth of 12 feet, under the guidance of professionals.  Receive a certificate that allows you to dive within a year skipping the theory and pool sessions. The final sea swim being a counted dive toward the 1 year valid certificate. 

From Albufeira: Benagil Cave Sunset Cruise

8. From Albufeira: Benagil Cave Sunset Cruise

Enjoy an exciting tour between Albufeira Marina and the Benagil Caves on this exciting sunset boat cruise. Explore sea caves and the coast's natural beauty before watching a beautiful sunset. Leave the marina and relax while cruising to the Benagil caves, a group of natural grottos and arches formed by the erosion of wind and water. Admire the impressive sea cave the Algar de Benagil, one of the most famous and interesting of the Benagil Caves Bask in the beauty of a warm and vibrant sunset, while immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Albufeira Coast. Explore the most magical hidden spots in the Portuguese Atlantic on this boat tour to the Benagil caves.

Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

9. 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.

Pirate Ship Cruise along the Algarve Coast

10. 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 gems became the favored home of generations of daring pirates. As we set sail, we'll see enchanting rock formations 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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4.5 / 5

based on 2,548 reviews

Was amazing! This was my second time booking with this company, first was the beach bbq which was fab and this time the caves and coastline. I took my son who is 22 and my 2 year old daughter, I was a little worried about taking her but saw others with toddlers and even a 6 month old baby! Was a little windy which is to be expected on the sea I guess so defo take a jumper or jacket with you. Options to sit inside or outside which is great, you also get a welcome drink once onboard. I moved around a bit when it was a little windy outside. The toilet was clean although small it was manageable especially when the little one want to use it. The caves were amazing and considering how large the boat was, we managed to get quite close up! Guide was great giving us lots of information. Only thing I would suggest would be a better selection of snacks on board, only 2 options a chocolate bar and Pringles both for 3 euros each. Other than that an amazing experience and will defo use them again!

Amazing experience. We were 4 adults and 4 kids btw 4 and 6 years old, we were very late to the activity, but they were kind enough to let us in. Service, hospitality was great.we had snacks, cheese and portugues chorizo wich is always tasty, we had the opportunity to swim, kids love that. It was amazing!!!!!

We were perfectly on time, the skipper and host are very knowledgable, friendly and professional. I will join these guys any tome again.

An amazing experience if you go to the Algarve you need to do this tour! Friendly staff and great facilities

Amazing time with such an awesome crew! We highly recommend even in November it was still a perfect trip!