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Benagil: Guided Kayaking Tour to Caves and Secret Spots

1. Benagil: Guided Kayaking Tour to Caves and Secret Spots

Get off the beaten track with a guided kayaking tour to the Benagil caves with an instructor. Navigate along towering cliffs and around stunning rock formations on a turquoise sea. Stop for a refreshing swim at a breathtaking location. Meet your guide at an easy-to-locate restaurant and get set up with your high-quality paddle, kayak, dry bag, and life vest. Get some instructions on how to use your kayak most effectively from your guide before embarking on your coastal adventure. Make your way along stretches of golden coastline and over crystal-clear waters that are teeming with shimmering fish. Capture pictures of the Benagil caves as light streams through from above, illuminating the cave and azure water. Learn about how these geological formations were crafted by the wind and waves over time. Cool off with a dive into the water and admire this other-worldly landscape as you swim along the beach. Return to the meeting point at the end of your tour. The day, time and duration of the tour may change depending on sea and weather conditions.

From Benagil: Benagil Beach Kayak Rental

2. From Benagil: Benagil Beach Kayak Rental

Explore the beautiful Algarve coastline on your own self-guided adventure by renting a kayak. Paddle along the coast and discover the rock formations, with the Benagil Cave a short distance away. Meet on Benagil Beach and receive all your equipment to begin your own adventure. Head into the water and paddle at your own pace. Admire the fantastic views of the coastline as you create your own route. Head to the famous Benagil Cave, which is located a short distance from the beach. Spend more time at the cave than you would on a guided tour, and explore more of the coastline and the place that are of most interest to you.

From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

3. 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.

Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

4. Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

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.

Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

5. Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

Climb aboard a small boat in Albufeira marina and journey along the coastline of the Algarve for 18 kilometers. Enjoy watching dolphins in their natural habitat with commentary from a guide and marine biologist. See the Alfanzina Lighthouse and the seaside Benagil Cave. Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline. Sail to the Alfanzina Lighthouse and be amazed by the beaches and rock formations along the way. Marvel at the stunning sea caves, including the famous rock formations of Benagil Cave. Cool down with a swim in the sea, if conditions permit, and then look for the lovable dolphins as they frolic in the water. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you take in the scenic views. Learn about the surrounding marine life from the local marine biologist onboard.

From Carvoeiro: Benagil Caves and Praia da Marinha Boat Trip

6. From Carvoeiro: Benagil Caves and Praia da Marinha Boat Trip

Explore the stunning Benagil Caves on this boat tour from Carvoeiro. Cruise into the Algar de Benagil cave and breeze by the Arches of Praia da Marinha. Go for a dip in the sea at a scenic location, when conditions are safe.  Check-in at the activity provider's ticket booth on Carvoeiro beach. Put on a life jacket and follow your guide to the boat. Hop aboard the small but comfortable boat and set off along the coast. Pass by towering cliffs, hidden coves, and long stretches of beach with golden sand. Take in views of the Algar Seco cave and the white sand beaches of Vale Covo and Praia do Carvalho. Capture pictures as you glide by the 63-meter tall Farol de Alfanzina lighthouse. See a cave which got its name from a sunken steamboat.  Enter the famed Algar de Benagil cave and have time to snap some more pictures before skirting by breathtaking caves and rock formations on your way towards the unique landscape of the Arches of Praia da Marinha which is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Cool off on a swim stop, when sea and weather conditions are right at a safe location outside caves in turquoise waters. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

From Lagos: Family-Friendly Catamaran Tour of Benagil

7. From Lagos: Family-Friendly Catamaran Tour of Benagil

Lose yourself in the picturesque landscapes of the Algarve coastline on this catamaran sailing trip. Marvel at rugged cliffs and fabulous beaches as well as stunning sea caves and natural arches around Benagil. From the sea, admire the beaches of Pintadinho, Paradise, Carvoeiro, and others. Visit the visually striking Benagil Sea Caves and stop for a swim in the crystal clear waters at a beach near Benagil. Use the catamaran's forward-viewing platform to get the best possible pictures of the caves and beaches. Enjoy this adventure on board a luxury family-friendly catamaran with ample space to move around. Make use of the facilities including toilets and sun protection. The catamaran is wheelchair accessible and has space to store children's buggies.

Armação de Pêra: Benagil Caves Guided Boat Tour

8. Armação de Pêra: Benagil Caves Guided Boat Tour

Explore Benagil from the deck of a boat on a cruise with a guide. See the Rock Lady Chapel and the Paria Nova Tunnel, and learn where the Echo Cave got its name. Board at the typical fisherman's beach of Armação de Pêra and begin your cave exploration. Sail with your captains and guides to the 15 top caves between Armação de Pêra and Alfanzina lighthouse. Sail by the beaches of Lagoa and looming rock formations. Visit the Rock Lady Chapel and marvel at the Praia Nova Tunnel. Next, head to the Praia da Cova Redonda and Praia da Marinha. Stop to admire the Marinha Arches, the Yellow Submarine, and the Albandeira Arch. Continue to the iconic Captain's Cave, the famous Benagil Cave, the sonorous Echo Cave, and the calming Paradise Cave.

From Benagil: Sea Caves Small-Group Guided Kayking Tour

9. From Benagil: Sea Caves Small-Group Guided Kayking Tour

Many people visit the famous Benagil Caves in the Algarve on a boat trip, but this exciting kayak excursion takes you deep inside our magnificent caves. Join a small group and set off from Benagil Beach for the adventure, we guarantee a unique and indescribable experience, away from the common confusion inside the cave. When you arrive at the cave, you can get out of your Kayak and take lots of photos, treading the sands and walking at your leisure, something you can't do on a boat trip. Paddle past Praia da Marinha beach and the rocky coastline and several deserted beaches. A small group means more attention from your guide. We will finish the tour at the arches of Marinha Beach ( one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Europe).

Portimao: Boat trip to the Benagil Cave

10. Portimao: Boat trip to the Benagil Cave

We are a “Clean and Safe” certified company. Certificate issued by “Turismo de Portugal” and registered as Tourist Entertainment Agents | RNAAT No. 357/2022. We will provide our customers with Boat Trips, exploring the golden coast to the Benagil caves. During our tours, departing from the Clube Naval de Portimão, customers will experience a magnificent setting, with bizarrely shaped cliffs and a huge variety of rock formations, always with a storyteller on board to provide the most out of the experience. . Our team is made up of several elements, enthusiastic, dynamic, with skill, training and experience in the nautical area, which will provide a safe and lively trip.

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My husband and I (both 60) did this activity with my daughter and her partner. We thoroughly enjoyed it, the guide John was fun and very knowledgeable. We got to get out of the kayak in the biggest of the caves. We were also given a challenge to steer through a narrow gap of rocks. On the way back we went into a cave where we had to lean back as the entrance and exit was really low. Two hours was long enough for us oldies. Great fun!!

It was amazing seeing all those caves and amazing coastline. After that we went out to open sea to spot some dolphines and we found them - about 12-15 of them swimming and jumping out of water. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

The ship's crew was very Nice and offered an interesting trip. They could speak English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Awesome kayak trip in the caves! Would highly recommend as a must do in the Algarve.

Absolutely Excellent experience with amazing views Would recommend