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Our most recommended Benagil Sunset Tours

Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

1. Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

Meet your guide at the pier in Portimao and listen to a short safety briefing. Then, board the RIB speed boat to start the journey out to sea. On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Arade River and the Algarve region. Admire views of the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo castle, as well as a quaint fishing village along the coast. See many dramatic caves and cliffs as you travel along the coast. Keep a lookout, as dolphins can often be seen navigating the waters here. If they are spotted and are less than 3 miles away, the boat will head in their direction so you can get a closer look at these playful mammals. Then, head inside the famous Benagil Caves, which are only reachable by boat. Marvel at the naturally-formed holes at the top, which let the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below in a beautiful display. Listen to the echoes and the sound of the wind and let yourself be moved by these impressive natural surroundings. On the way back to the marina, the boat will make a brief swimming stop with views of the beautiful beach at Corredoura. If you choose the sunset option, watch a spectacular sunset on the return journey. Finish off the day by admiring the vibrant colors on the horizon as the sun goes down.

Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

2. Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

Your tour will begin with an introduction to the basics of kayaking from your expert guide. Then you’re adventure begins: you’ll take to the water by kayak and make your way towards the Benagil Caves. The best way to enter the caves is by kayak just after sunrise, since during the day the area becomes overcrowded with tourists and boats. This special early bird tour is therefore the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of this unique location. At this early hour you’ll have ample time and opportunity to capture stunning pictures and relax on the beach. You’ll explore the Benagil Cave for 30 minutes, enjoying a refreshing dip and walk. If possible you will also discover two more breathtaking smaller caves.

Portimão: Dolphin Watching, Benagil Caves Cruise & Sunset

3. Portimão: Dolphin Watching, Benagil Caves Cruise & Sunset

Discover the Algarve coast on a combination sunset cruise, cave visit, and dolphin-watching tour. Learn about the area's geology and animals from a marine biologist, sail past the Castelo de S.João do Arade, and marvel at the colors of the sunset over the ocean. Set sail from the marina of Portimão and cruise past the Castelo de S.João do Arade and the Forte de Santa Catarina in Rio Arade. Head into the ocean to search for dolphins. Snap a picture as they playfully swim around your boat. Continue back to the coastline and sail by secluded beaches framed by golden cliffs. Head into the iconic Algar de Benagil Cave and marvel at the fascinating rock formations inside. After leaving the cave, relax and feel the sea breeze as you watch the sunset over the water while you return to the marina.

Lagos: Guided Ponta da Piedade Sunset Tour

4. Lagos: Guided Ponta da Piedade Sunset Tour

You will begin by meeting your skipper and local guide at the Marina de Lagos. From there the adventure begins. You will enjoy a fantastic experience cruising along the beautiful coastline of Ponta da Piedade in Lagos and visiting the emblematic rock formations, fantastic beaches, little coves, and sea caves recognized for their unique features. Visit wonderful beaches such as "Potato Beach", "Student Beach", "Pinhão Beach", "Dona Ana Beach", "Camilo Beach", "Nudist Beach", "Praia Grande Beach", as well as the wonderful cove of Ponta da Piedade and the breathtaking beaches of "Barranco Martinho", "Canavial" and "Porto de Mós". Enjoy the curious and funny rock formations that resemble animals and objects, such as "The Elephant", "The Camel", "The Gorilla (King Kong)", "The Titanic", and "The Scale". You will also discover the most beautiful coastline of the Algarve (Ponta da Piedade in Lagos), cruising through narrow passages such as "The Siamese Twins", "The Arch of Triumph", and "The Corridor (Hallway)". You will visit the interiors of fantastic caves, including the famous “Cathedral”, “The Kitchen”, “The Living Room” and "The Skull". Towards the end of your tour, you will pass by the lighthouse of Ponta da Piedade, which was built in 1912 on old church grounds. You can then relax and marvel at the sunset and its mystical colors, with your experience ending after sundown at which point you will return to Marina de Lagos.

From Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Sunset Boat Trip

5. From Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Sunset Boat Trip

Enjoy a 2-hour cruise down a historic river, past the idyllic fishing village of Ferragudo, the iconic castle, and the old fortress as you head into the open sea. After a short introduction and safety briefing, find a comfortable spot on board. Travel by boat from Portimão to Benagil Cave, considered one the finest caves in the Algarve. On the return cruise and take in the beauty of your surroundings, with the boat positioned perfectly for the inspiring sunset. Say farewell to the end of another day, having experienced one of the best sunsets on your visit to the Algarve.

Portimao: Boat trip to the Benagil Cave

6. 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.

From Portimão: Benagil Caves & Navy Beach Boat Tour

7. From Portimão: Benagil Caves & Navy Beach Boat Tour

Begin your excursion to the Benagil Caves in Portimão with a safety briefing. Aboard your boat, sized to cross narrow channels and have easier access to coastal rocks. Sail along the Arade River, pass through the village of Ferragudo and the Fort of São João do Arade to head into the open sea.  Enjoy the incredible views of the Algarve Coast. See impressive cliffs that end at the sea, hidden caves, deserted beaches, and beautiful rock formations. From Portimão to the Benagil Caves, there are about 30 marine caves on the coast you and your guide will explore. Arrive at the Benagil Caves, which is only accessible by sea, and be stunned by their natural beauty.  After spending time in the cave, relax on your boat ride back to Portimão.

From Portimão: Benagil and Marinha Private Boat Trip

8. From Portimão: Benagil and Marinha Private Boat Trip

Head off on an adventure along the coast of the Algarve from Portimão, taking in its stunning cliffs, turquoise waters, and pristine beaches from the comfort of a speedboat. See the region's best beaches and impressive grottos, enjoying a cooling dip in the perfect sea at one of the stops. Depart from Portimão and enjoy a guided boat tour to the magnificent grottos and best beaches in the area, including Carvoeiro, Benagil, and Marinha beaches. Sit back and relax in the sea breeze as your speedboat glides over the waves, taking in the stunning coastline scenery. Stop at wonderful sea caves, sailing into them to feel their vastness. Continue on your seaward journey and dive into the famous Marinha Beach's blue waters, before returning to your original starting point. Reserve the boat for you, family and friends and embark on this adventure to explore the Benagil coast line with us in an amazing boat tour.

From Benagil: Sunset/Sunrise Kayak Tour

9. From Benagil: Sunset/Sunrise Kayak Tour

Forget about crowded boat trips and discover the popular Benagil Cave on a small group kayak tour from Lagoa. Feel the thrill of paddling your own vessel through the deep blue ocean and step into the majestic cave for some time to wander around. Hop on your kayak at Benagil Beach and head out with your professional guide. Paddle along the rocky coastline and past Praia da Marina, as well as several deserted beaches. Reach the cave and get out of your kayak for the chance to walk around and take some amazing photos. Finish your experience at the imposing arches of Praia da Marina. Take in the magnificent views of the Portuguese ocean landscape as you make your way back to shore.

Portimão: Benagil Sea Caves & Coastline by Speedboat

10. Portimão: Benagil Sea Caves & Coastline by Speedboat

Departing from Portimão Marina, head out on a unique sightseeing tour along the beautiful coastline of the Algarve. Visit the sea caves of Benagil and Carvoeiro, as well as up to 15 other caves or beaches along the coast. Hear about the stories and mysteries behind these caves from your local captain and guide. If the sea conditions allow it, you will have an opportunity to go for a quick swim in the crystal clear waters in front of the well-known Marinha Beach on the way back to the marina.

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What people are saying about Benagil

What a lovely experience! The crew was so great- telling us all about the area and being very entertaining. The staff were wonderful as well- we got lost getting to the site and missed our tour time and they helped us get to the location and we’re able to move us to the next tour. Overall such a lovely experience and well worth it!

Foi um ótimo dia explorando este belo litoral, os guias são especialistas com seu conhecimento, eu recomendaria este passeio a qualquer pessoa

Ralf and the captain were exception tour guides and I had a blast on this tour even when the weather went bad. 10/10

great experience my entire family (9 of us) thouroughly enjoyed the event

Excellent sightseeing with good entertainment along the way!