Water activity

From Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise

From Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise

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From $35.06 $24.54 per person

Look inside the spectacular rock formations of the Benagil caves on a comfortable 2.5-hour boat cruise along the Algarve coast from Portimão. Stop for a swim at a safe location, and look out for dolphins along the way.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the spectacular Benagil caves by boat
  • Look for dolphins swimming in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Stop for a swim at a beautiful location
Full description
Depart Portimão and cruise along the coast of the Algarve in a comfortable boat. Admire stunning views of the coastline from the water as you make your way towards the Benagil caves.  Upon arrival at the rock formations, enter the caves by boat to explore an amazing natural attraction that can only be accessed from the water. Benefit from the capabilities of a larger and heavier vessel that can directly enter the cave system, and get up close to the rocks for stunning photo opportunities. Document your amazing experience as a keepsake souvenir, and avail of the boat's facilities as you cruise. Make use of the on-board bar serving refreshments as you sail. Look for dolphins swimming in their natural habitat on the return journey, and stop for a swim at a beautiful location selected by your captain.
Includes
  • 2.5-hour cruise
  • Hotel pickup from Portimão and Praia da Rocha
  • Free drink (ice tea)
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with heart problems
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Restaurante Do Cais - Clube Naval De Portimão, 8500-702 Portimão, Portugal

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Face mask or protective covering

    Know before you go

    •  A bar service is available on board the boat
    •  The program is subject to change due to the sea conditions
    • Children between 0 and 10 years old get a 50% discount
    • Swimming stops and return by the dolphin route are subject to weather and sea conditions. Sightings of dolphins cannot be guaranteed
    • There is a toilet on board
    • This activity is not recommended for pregnant women or people with back problems
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 2265 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.2/5
    • Transportation
      4.1/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      4.3/5

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    Es una excelente experiencia, dura 2,5 a 3 horas, se sale del puerto de Portimao y te va enseñando la costa y metiéndose en cuevas hasta llegar a Benagil, que es el plato fuerte. Una vez allí permanece 5 minutos dentro, luego ancla el barco en la playa de al lado, y te puedes bañar junto a la cueva (que no dentro) durante unos 15 minutos más o menos. La verdad que te va explicando todo el trayecto en distintos idiomas y complementa a una visita anterior en coche por la zona. Por lo demás, la zona es preciosa llena de cuevas y de bonitos paisajes. El staff es muy amable y el capitán Miguel, y la chica muy majos. El barco no va excesivamente lleno, el espacio es el adecuado, lo cual en estos tiempos es de agradecer. Lo volvería a hacer. Aconsejable 100%.

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    July 1, 2021

    It was a great cruise, despite the cloudy weather. There were about 25 people on the ship, great music and atmosphere, the guide told us stories, took pictures. The helmsman was smiling and friendly, he had a good time with us. We swam into caves, swam past cliffs, with each stop there was a story about the place. We had a moment to swim in the ocean and jump over the side. And then we went deep in search of dolphins, but unfortunately they were not there. A great trip!

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    June 28, 2021

    From the moment he picked us up, Antonio was brilliant. Very polite, friendly and easy to talk to. He had so many tidbits of knowledge about the areas we were driving through, and when we stopped at the tour locations, we were showered with interesting facts and knowledge of local history/culture. The tour locations themselves were beautiful - Silves is an old village steeped in history, and Monchique is a beautiful mountain village with lots of nature, huge eucalyptus trees and a flowing mountain spring (some of the best water you’ll ever drink). The view from the top of the mountain was breathtaking - Antonio allowed us to go off to take photos and explore, after pointing out which towns/villages we could see from the top. A truly unique and unforgettable experience. Thank you Antonio!

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    June 27, 2021

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