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Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

1. Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

Be at one with nature with this environmentally-friendly kayaking experience, and explore along the coast and inside several caves of Benagil.   Begin at Benagil beach, from where you will be run through an introduction on kayaking, and the safe management of your kayak once inside the caves. Afterward, kayak to the Golden Beach of Marinha. On the way, you will enter several small and big caves. On the return journey, take a 20-minute stop at the beach inside the Benagil Cave for some unforgettable pictures. Go inside several big and small caves near the Benagil Cave and learn from your guide about the formation, surrounding nature and natural life.

Benagil: Guided Kayaking Tour to Caves and Secret Spots

2. 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.

Benagil: Kayak or SUP Benagil Caves & Coast Line Tour

3. Benagil: Kayak or SUP Benagil Caves & Coast Line Tour

Take a SUP or kayak tour to discover parts of the Algarve coastline where traditional tour vessels cannot go. Venture through the calm and clear ocean near the shore with a guide, exploring the beautiful Benagil coast and the most famous sea cave in the world. Meet your guide near the beautiful Benagil beach. After a quick check-in, begin your coastline and cave tour with a visit to the famous Benagil Cave. Kayak or stand up paddleboard and discover hidden gems of the coastline with your expert local guide. Visit the famous Benagil Cave, and discover hidden gems of the coastline. Enjoy some stops for swimming in the ocean, and discover secluded beaches.

From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

4. 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.

Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

5. Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

Enjoy a cruise along the Algarve coast to the Benagil Caves where you'll have the opportunity to explore the caves by kayak. Your catamaran will depart from the Marina of Portimão. Aboard, the crew will brief you on the kayak equipment and kayaking skills. You'll cruise along the coast to Albandeira Beach. From the beach, you'll paddle to the Benagil Caves. Along the way, you'll have the chance to visit other caves and enjoy the golden coast. Your experienced guide will point out local landmarks and direct you to the most interesting spots including the impressive Captain’s Cave, Barraquinho Beach, Baraço Cave, and the world famous Marinha Beach. There's even time for a quick swim. If you get tired, you can always get back on board the catamaran for a rest, before heading back to the marina. Your catamaran has toilets, comfortable seats, and a professional crew. If you don't feel like kayaking and just want to enjoy the views from the catamaran, you're welcome on this tour, too.

Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

6. 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.

Benagil Beach: Standup Paddle Board and Kayak Rental

7. Benagil Beach: Standup Paddle Board and Kayak Rental

Discover the Algarve coast like a local, with a rented standup paddle board or a kayak. Take your time and enjoy a full day out at sea or keep it short and sweet and head out with a specific agenda — the choice is yours. See the caves, cliffs, and hidden beaches the Algarve is famous for. Paddle into coves and up to beaches, deciding to spend as much or as little time at each location. Jump into the clear turquoise waters for a cooling dip whenever you feel like it, before continuing on your active journey. Learn a new skill or hone your previous knowledge, either way prior knowledge of how to use a standup paddle board or kayak is not necessary as they're very stable and safe. Feel the waves beneath you and marvel at the colorful fish swimming underwater. This activity is the perfect day out to enjoy the Algarve's pristine nature.

Portimão: Benagil Caves Kayak and Speedboat Tour

8. Portimão: Benagil Caves Kayak and Speedboat Tour

Join an exciting tour along the Algarve Coast that combines a ride on a speedboat and paddleboarding or kayak inside the famous Benagil Caves. First, cruise aboard a speedboat and get stunning views of the Algarve Coastline. Feel the thrill of water splashing around you, and if you are lucky, you might spot some dolphins playing in the waters.  Next, grab your paddleboard or kayak and head over to explore the Benagil Caves. Get a chance to paddle and swim around and inside these beautiful natural wonders.

Benagil: Benagil Caves Stand-Up Paddle Board Tour

9. Benagil: Benagil Caves Stand-Up Paddle Board Tour

Discover Benagil Caves with its spectacular natural sights with fossil rock formations, secret caves, hidden beaches, and naturally made arches on a 2.5-hour tour with a local guide and expert stand-up paddle instructor. You will learn how to identify fossils inside the caves and on the rocks. Enjoy time inside the cave to take your Instagram pictures of this unique and exciting stand-up paddling adventure.  If you've never tried stand-up paddle boarding before, then you're in for a treat. Your local guide and a professional instructor will show you the basics and will make sure you paddle safely using safety techniques. All paddle board equipment will be provided free of microbes, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids.

Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayak or Paddle Board Rental

10. Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayak or Paddle Board Rental

Take to the water with this paddle board rental during a visit to Benagil. Drift in the cove by Benagil Beach. For an adventure, paddle into the nearby caves. Be sure to bring a camera along for a selfie in the Algar de Benagil.  Pick up the paddle board from the activity provider. Check with them before setting out. Find out which route they recommend. Getting an early start will help with avoiding any crowding in the water.  Close by, paddle into the Algar de Benagil. This sea cave can only be reached by boat or paddle board. Shelter from the hot sun under the vaulting rock. Use the arched entryways or the hole in the ceiling to frame a photo. For those who prefer the beaches, stay close to shore at Benagil. There’s also Corredoura to the east and Carvalho to the west. Surrounded by high bluffs, the beaches provide a dramatic yet relaxing setting.

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What people are saying about Benagil

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!!

Amazing kayaking tour going into many different caves and learning all the history with them. Such a fun, safe team leading us- definitely recommend!!

Had a great time kayaking in the caves , the guides ( Hugo, Mateo ) were excellent and very organized.

It was an excellent rental company, great equipment, helpful instruction and a perfect tour! We

Very enjoyable cruise, great hosts and great value for money