Water activity

Portimão: Benagil Caves and Praia de Marinha Boat Tour

Activity provider: Algarve Discovery

Portimão: Benagil Caves and Praia de Marinha Boat Tour

Activity provider: Algarve Discovery
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From US$ 29.41 per person

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Discover one of the most exotic beaches in the world and marvel at the spectacular Benagil Sea Cave, on a boat tour from Portimão. From the water you’ll see a fort, a castle, and a fishing village along this magical stretch of the Algarve coast.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

What customers loved


  • Admire the beautiful landscapes of the Algarve coastline
  • Visit the Benagil Sea Cave, one of the most spectacular in the Algarve
  • See the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo Castle, and more along the way
  • Go swimming at Praia da Marinha, one of the world's most beautiful beaches
  • Enjoy the intimacy of small groups on new diesel-free boats
Full description

Hop onboard the boat and immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes of the Algarve coastline. On this boat trip, you’ll discover more than 20 caves and a number of deserted beaches along the way. Start the adventure at Cais Vacco da Gama in Portimão. Along the way, you’ll see the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo Castle, and the small fishing village of Ferragudo. From the sea, you’ll be able to admire the beaches of Pintadinho, Paradise, and Carvoeiro. Visit one of the world's most exotic beaches, Praia da Marinha, where you can go swimming. Finally, on your perfectly-sized boat, visit the interior of the visually striking Benagil Sea Cave.

  • Access to Benagil Sea Cave
  • Access to Praia da Marinha
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Speedboat
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with back problems
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Clube Naval de Portimão.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Glass objects

    Know before you go

    • The tour takes place in new boats which are better for the environment and are safe and comfortable
    • The tour requires a minimum amount of participants to run
    • This is a small-group tour, so you will have the full attention of your guide who can point out places to visit later in your trip
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 2034 reviews

    Review summary

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    A must-do experience if you visit the Algarve area. One criticism is that the Algarve Discovery staff did not have a desk to register and we had to ask the various guides of the other operators if there was anyone. Plus the mandatory vests to wear smelled awful. I suggest washing them every now and then! Obviously they didn't speak Italian, but for me it wasn't a problem.

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    August 12, 2022

    They really take the time to admire the caves and rock formations. Don't rush the job and take good account of the participants of the tour. You can even dive off the boat into the crystal clear water, which is great fun for teenagers. Very nice trip to not only quickly see the cave, but also a larger part of the coast with good English explanations. Sometimes it seems that they can tell you something more but just don't have the time or want to take it, hence the 4 stars, but certainly a good organization and a super fun trip at a reasonable price. Thank you Algarve Discovery

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    August 11, 2022

    It is a good experience with very friendly guides. Nevertheless, the historical information given by them is absolute rubbish, thus they should be more accurate about it, especially regarding that many foreign tourists attend the tour. It is easy to find the correct information on the Direcção Geral do Património Cultural website for the Castelo de São João do Arade. Despite this, I'll give a good general review since the goal of this tour is to see caves, beaches and rocky islands in the Barlavento cost.

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    August 11, 2022

    Product ID: 62326