Algarve
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Our most recommended Algarve Snorkeling

  • From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

    1. From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

    Journey to one of the top highlights of the Algarve: the Lagos Caves. Hop in a kayak for an active and adventurous trip to the characteristic rock formations that continue to charm visitors with their mystique and beauty. Let your experienced guide lead you to the most impressive caves on the Algarve coastline. Learn how the beautiful shapes and patterns decorating the cave walls were created by sea erosion and get to know the unique flora and fauna of the area while snorkeling. Then enjoy a relaxing stay at a beach which is solely accessible by boat. If you don't feel like paddling back, opt to ride on the support boat, which will be close by at all times during your trip.

    Our guide took us through so many small caves and arches. He led us down close to the coast so we could see all the details. He didn’t rush us so we had time to enjoy the beauty and take pics. They provide a dry bag so you can bring your bag with you or they have lockers. They tow you back with a boat so you only paddle one way. We absolutely loved it. It was convenient to book online.

  • From Lagos: 2-Hour Kayak Cave Explorer Tour

    2. From Lagos: 2-Hour Kayak Cave Explorer Tour

    Hop aboard and explore the sea caves and beaches of Ponta da Piedade on a 2-hour tour by kayak and boat from Lagos. Admire the beautiful golden sand beaches created over millions of years, and listen to your guide as they explain the rules of navigation and how to use your kayak gear for your safety. Once at Ponta da Piedade, board your kayak and follow the guide through the beautiful caves and small beaches the area is famous for. After your kayak adventure, get the chance to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters. Then, jump back on board and relax on the way back to the city.

    Very helpful to have a knowledgeable guide take us into the caves. Boat was very smooth and swimming off the boat was great fun. 2 hours was enough. the 3 hour trips would involve a lot more effort!

  • From Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Cruise by Fun Catamaran

    3. From Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Cruise by Fun Catamaran

    Climb aboard a catamaran for a fun 3-hour cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz and back. Depart Lagos and see the mesmerizing beaches and rock formations of the golden coast of the western Algarve. Sail towards the stunning cliffs and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade and continue to Praia da Luz, known for its volcanic landscape and palm tree-lined promenade. Then, journey back towards Lagos and anchor near the caves of Ponta da Piedade for a cocktail and some time to swim. Dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling gear and a water trampoline. Soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.  

    The crew was really nice and helpful. They explained all the sightseeings. The catamaran is spacious and new

  • From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast 4-Hour Cruise

    4. From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast 4-Hour Cruise

    Climb aboard to explore the southwestern Algarve on a round-trip, 4-hour cruise from Lagos to Cabanas Velhas. Pass magnificent beaches of golden sand, cliffs of staggering rock formations, the sea caves of Ponta da Piedade and the iconic black rock of Praia da Luz. Drop anchor in a secluded bay near the fishing village of Burgau. Enjoy a complimentary meal. Jump into the water for a swim and snorkel among the marine life, sip a cocktail on the deck or grab a paddleboard for a little adventure. Work off some energy on the trampoline or inflatable water park.

    Laze in the sun on the way back to Lagos but keep an eye open to spot dolphins in their natural environment.

    Boatcruise was very fun and relaxed with a super friendly crew who did a great job, i can absolutely recommend!

  • Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

    5. Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

    Depart from the marina in Portimão and sail towards the beautiful caves of Algar de Benagil. Enjoy the fantastic views of Praia da Rocha, Farol de Alfazina, Praia de Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Marinha throughout this 3.5-hour catamaran cruise. Admire the stunning rock formations dotted along the coast, which date back to the Jurrasic period. Drop anchor at the bay of João de Arens bay where you can top up your tan, swim, or do some paddle boarding or snorkeling. Be sure to keep a lookout for the friendly dolphins who inhabit the waters of the region.

    Great experience, staff was awesome and felt like a luxury yet fun experience! Good value for money with drinks on board at a very reasonable price!

  • From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

    6. 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.

    Thank you so much for this amazing experience! We decided to take this Sunset tour to enjoy the last night of our trip and the whole package exceeded our expectations 100%. Amazing team, amazing wine, amazing view! Would go back any time!

  • Albufeira: 2-Hour Caves and Cliffs Kayaking Experience

    7. Albufeira: 2-Hour Caves and Cliffs Kayaking Experience

    After getting equipped with a lifejacket, kayak, and paddle, receive a brief introduction to kayaking 101. Then, it's time to get in the water with the instructors and start your kayaking adventure. The first moments will be spent to get familiarized with the newly learned paddling techniques. Once everyone in the group feels comfortable, set off to discover the magical landscapes and cliffs of Albufeira. Get up close to the cliffs and pass through stunning caves. Discover some hidden beaches around the area. Take a break at one of the hidden beaches and enjoy some free time to explore the area. Then, it's time to paddle back to the starting point in Coelha Beach where your kayaking experience ends.

    Absolutely brilliant morning. There were a range of people with varying levels of experience, and the guides made sure everyone was included and going at a pace to suit all. We felt really welcomed, and had a good laugh throughout the trip. Photos were emailed over a couple of days later at no extra cost, and the guide was happy to take photos of our group with my own camera as well. Will 100% be booking this again when I return to Portugal.

  • From Olhão: Ria Formosa Sunset Tour

    8. From Olhão: Ria Formosa Sunset Tour

    After boarding your boat, head out into the sheltered waters of Ria Formosa. Your first stop will be at on Praia Deserta at one of the most pristine beaches in the Algarve. From the beach, head to the village of Ilha da Armona and enjoy a refreshing drink while you contemplate the amazing views. The final stop on your tour is at a deserted beach where you can relax and, in summer, enjoy some swimming or snorkelling. From the beach, you can also enjoy beautiful views of the sunset over the ocean at the end of the day when your group will almost certainly have the beach to yourselves. After about 30 minutes to enjoy the beach and the sunset, you'll board your boat for the return trip Olhão.

    Great day out and lovely experience. Capitán Luís was a fantastic guide and even encouraged/helped us to clean up some ocean trash.

  • Olhão: Ria Formosa Boat Cruise

    9. Olhão: Ria Formosa Boat Cruise

    Set sail from the port of Olhão and travel through the Ria Formosa National Park. Discover beautiful scenery and rich biodiversity with your expert crew. Learn more about the national park and local culture with your expert captain. Cruise by marshes, barrier-islands, islets, dunes, sand bars, and saltpans which are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. Spot local birds, marine life, and beds of clams and oysters. Make a short stop at Praia Deserta and enjoy the serenity of a tranquil location accessible only by boat. While there, enjoy some time for a swim and to take photos, before returning to Olhão.

    Great experience, the whole day was pure magic, the guide (Louis) in particular was great and gave us even more time than we paid for.

  • Lagos: Guided Scuba Discovery Diving Trip for Beginners

    10. Lagos: Guided Scuba Discovery Diving Trip for Beginners

    Meet at the dive center in Lagos and get equipped with full scuba equipment provided. Once you have all your gear, take a short boat trip with your guide to the diving sites. Jump off the boat and follow your guide through the water. Spend 4 hours in the ocean where you will admire the beautiful underwater world of the shoreline. See a variety of underwater species including cuttlefish, squid, sea stars, sea cucumbers, anemones, octopus, and a variety of fish.

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What people are saying about Algarve

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,380 reviews

Absolutely brilliant morning. There were a range of people with varying levels of experience, and the guides made sure everyone was included and going at a pace to suit all. We felt really welcomed, and had a good laugh throughout the trip. Photos were emailed over a couple of days later at no extra cost, and the guide was happy to take photos of our group with my own camera as well. Will 100% be booking this again when I return to Portugal.

Great relaxing trip with catamaran including a break on the water to swim. You can buy drinks on board. Staff is very fun and friendly, would definitely recommend this activity!

Great day out and lovely experience. Capitán Luís was a fantastic guide and even encouraged/helped us to clean up some ocean trash.

Loved the fact that you kayak around the coast with a guide who tells you about each stop.

The guide was fun, I'm happy that I did choose this trip :)