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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: Off-Road Quad Tour from Albufeira

2. Algarve: Off-Road Quad Tour from Albufeira

Enjoy a unique way to see the Algarve on this 1.5-hour quad off-road guided tour. Visit Paderne Castle, and admire the beautiful landscapes. Start at the tour headquarters in Albufeira, and from there travel and ride along streets and dirt tracks where only off-road vehicles can go. Visit the Paderne Castle and snap photos of 360 views. Enjoy the thrill of off-road adventure, along with the assurance that you are completely safe on this low-speed ride.

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Algarve 3-Hour Caves and Coastline Boat Trip

3. 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, on a 3-hour 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.

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From Albufeira: Algarve Off-Road Buggy Tour

4. From Albufeira: Algarve Off-Road Buggy Tour

Experience the thrill of an off-road adventure on a buggy tour that takes off from Albufeira. Explore the landscapes of the countryside and visit the Castle of Paderne for unforgettable photo opportunities. Feel secure with a licensed guide by your side. Choose between a buggy for one person or a buggy for two people with the option to switch drivers in between the journey. Start at the tour headquarters in Albufeira. From there, enjoy a safe, low-speed ride along streets and dirt tracks where only off-road vehicles can go. Arrive at the Castle of Paderne and snap photos of 360-degree views. Along your tour, learn about the region's history from your guide.

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Albufeira: Parasailing Boat Trip

5. Albufeira: Parasailing Boat Trip

Go for an exhilarating parasailing boat trip off the coast of Albufeira, taking in the panoramic sights of Portugal’s beautiful resort city and sandy beaches. For a thrilling 10 minutes, feel the wind in your face while flying over the water, and enjoy the scenery from a bird’s-eye view.   This activity starts from Albufeira Marina, where the crew will share a safety briefing, and you’ll be given a life jacket and a harness that will connect to your parachute. After boarding the boat, you'll head out onto the open waters. The skipper will strap you into the harness, open the parachute, and slowly release the cable to start the flight. Reach a height of up to 80 meters and feel the adrenaline rush as you fly above the ocean for an unforgettable experience.   The overall boat ride lasts up to 1. 5 hours depending on the number of guests. 2- or 3-person flights are subject to sea conditions and techniques. After everyone has a chance to fly, enjoy the boat ride back to the marina.

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Albufeira: Paragliding and Paratrike Tandem Flights

6. Albufeira: Paragliding and Paratrike Tandem Flights

Experience the ultimate sensation of flying on the iconic Algarve coast, forging Mediterranean memories of the vast color palettes. Fly over the hot springs and enjoy the diverse landscape of southern Portugal whilst acquainting yourself with the coast of Albufeira through this panoramic paragliding flight. Get to soar through the air during this incredible experience whilst sunrise or sunset, witnessing the spectacular landscape and beach at this particularly beautiful time of the day. This is a trip you will certainly not forget. Depending on weather conditions, guests may fly on a paratrike (motor aided paraglide). This type of flight allows you to take a 10 km ride along the Algarve coast and over the beach, taking in spectacular views along the way.

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Abulferia: 3-Hour Yacht Cruise to Benagil

7. 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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From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Off-Road Jeep Safari

8. From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Off-Road Jeep Safari

Explore the beauty of the Algarve on this guided off-road Jeep safari from Albufeira. Enjoy panoramic views from the hilltops and plenty of photo opportunities. Find places lost in time and discover ancient local handicrafts. Leaving Albufeira, start your exciting off-road ride. Pass by the village of Paderne and its castle. After Paderne, travel down the backroads heading to Messines. Grab a snack or use the restrooms during a quick stop at a local café. After some more off-roading, get the chance to try the local firewater and honey. Then, stop in Alte, another typical village for you to explore. Continue to explore and learn about the villages, people, and local life. Discover the secrets of cork tree harvests and much more.

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Albufeira: Dolphins, Benagil Caves and Coastline Boat Tour

9. Albufeira: Dolphins, Benagil Caves and Coastline Boat Tour

Hop in a RIB — a rigid inflatable boat — and enjoy two experiences along the coast of the Algarve. Watch dolphins in their natural environment. The most common species you'll find are the common dolphin and the bottlenose dolphin. Also, visit the stunning caves and other rock formations in the region, between Albufeira Marina and the famous Benagil cave or “Algar de Benagil”. Being aboard a RIB, you're guaranteed to be able to enter parts of the cave, unlike a tour in a catamaran.

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Algarve: Historic and Cultural Group Tour of West Algarve

10. Algarve: Historic and Cultural Group Tour of West Algarve

Departing from Albufeira, get picked up from your hotel (or another convenient, close place) and enjoy the views as you drive towards Silves, one of the oldest cities in the Algarve. In Silves, visit the oldest cathedral in Algarve as well as its largest castle. Stop at Monchique, the tallest mountain in Algarve. Immerse yourself in the lush natural surroundings. Go to the top to see amazing views from the highest point in Algarve. Stop at a local restaurant for a nice lunch on the way down. In the afternoon, you will be taken to Lagos, another important city in Algarve. Admire the inside of the golden church of Santo António, and go to a 15th-century slave market, the old town, and the fortress. Finally, stop in Sagres, popularly known as "the end of the world", as it is the most southwestern point in continental Europe. Let the splendid views of the coast, beautiful rock formations, and the great lighthouse take your breath away. After your last stop in Sagres, return to Albufeira.

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What people are saying about Albufeira

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,439 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

The super friendly guide leads you over an exciting route. Take sunglasses and a mouth cover with you and then nothing stands in the way of having fun. It was a lot of fun

Wow special the tour driver his ix very cooperative, have a lot of information, expertise with excellent knowledge a bout every thing funny and it was happy tour for us

Wonderful guide Thomas and super nice tour! Can recommend!

So much fun! Great food and drinks. Super friendly staff.