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Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

1. 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.

From Albufeira: Benagil Caves and Dolphins Guided Boat Tour

2. From Albufeira: Benagil Caves and Dolphins Guided Boat Tour

Adventure into Portuguese waters for a unique combination of sightseeing experiences. Your skipper will help you watch for dolphins as you cruise along the Algarve coast. Soak up the charming natural scenery of the waterway between Benagil and Albufeira. As you tour the area, the skipper will guide you past fascinating natural caves and rock formations. You'll discover hidden beaches and learn about the background of this enchanting stretch of coastline. In the pure blue waters, catch a glimpse of dolphins playing in their pods. When possible, you'll be invited to take a moment on this 2.5 hour guided boat tour to swim in the beautiful, refreshing water along the picturesque coastline. Relax and enjoy the unforgettable natural beauty of your surroundings.

Portimão: Caves, Benagil and Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

3. Portimão: Caves, Benagil and Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

Sail from Marina de Portimão and enjoy the natural beauty of the Algarve coast. Swim and snorkel in the crystal waters and enjoy a Champagne toast on board. Depart from Marina de Portimão and sail to Marinha Beach, visiting about 20 caves along the coast, including the famous Grotto of Benagil, one of the ten natural wonders of the world. Make stops at beautiful beaches and paradisiacal caves with plenty of free time to relax and explore. Enjoy time to snorkel or swim in the sea, followed by a toast on board with Champagne or soda.

Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Boating Tour

4. Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Boating Tour

Departing from the beach at Portimão, head out to the water where the fun begins. Once away from the beach, use a paddle board to gain access to the famous Benagil Cave, or to just paddle around for fun. Enter caves including the natural wonder of Benagil Cave, and see places such as Carvoeiro Village, the “Doll" in Algar Seco, and the Alfanzina Lighthouse. Encounter famous local beaches, including Vale Centeanes Beach, Carvalho Beach, Benagil Beach, and the world-famous Marinha Beach. Throughout your tour you will stop for approximately 30 minutes to do some snorkeling, paddle, access a private beach, or top up your tan on the padded sundeck.

Portimão: Benagil Cave and Snorkeling Boat Trip

5. Portimão: Benagil Cave and Snorkeling Boat Trip

Take a boat trip from Portimão along the stunning Algarve coastline. Admire the breathtaking views and explore world-famous caves. Sail inside the Benagil Sea Cave, inaccessible to larger boats. Your guide will show you hidden caves and explain about these natural formations. Make a stop by a calm bay to go snorkeling and discover the beauty of the underwater world.

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What people are saying about Benagil

Just genius! Anyone who likes to be on the water and has never been able to ride a cat should definitely book this tour. The team was extremely friendly and, if requested, even let individual participants stand behind the wheel and drive a bit themselves. A very special excursion - gliding silently over the sea and simply enjoying the sun and the view of the coast. There was time to swim or try the stand up paddle. A big thank you!

Book this cruise!!! The kindest staff, the most beautiful views, and the most fun along the way. This was an unexpected highlight of our vacation. Glad we chose this over the cave tours, it definitely had the relaxing vibes we were looking for.

The best experience ever! I’d take this tour again if I was here long enough. Superb views and scenery and really lovely crew, a relaxing and fun few hours. Can’t fault it at all, great value for a fabulous experience.

Was an excellent trip with 3 amazing knowledgeable crew. There is nothing they wouldn't have done for us and took time in answering questions about the caves.

Very well-organised trip, made special by encountering a pod of dolphins and causing along with them for ten minutes. Memorable!