Water activity

Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

Activity provider:SecretAlgarve
Water activity

Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

Activity provider:SecretAlgarve
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From US$ 37.50 per person

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Discover the fantastic scenery of the Benagil Caves with kayaks, to access even the most hidden spots. You can stop and get out inside at the famous Benagil Cave for some breathtaking pictures, and enjoy these ancient natural-made wonders.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, German, Spanish

What customers loved


  • Learn correct techniques with an introduction on the safe use of the kayaks
  • Join the only experience where you can get out inside the famous Benagil Cave
  • Enjoy marvelous views from famous Marinha Beach and other desert beaches
  • Go inside several big and small caves near the Benagil Cave
Full description

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.

  • Life jackets
  • Guide
  • Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Lockers
  • Waterproof bag
  • Hotel pickup
  • Insurance for phones or last items
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with high blood pressure
  • People with low level of fitness
  • People over 95 years

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Meeting point

The meeting point will be halfway down to the Benagil Beach at the Kayak Algarve office. If you are driving, there is a car park nearby (see address link on voucher). After parking, walk down the main road toward the direction of the beach. Halfway down to the beach there will be a small road to the right. The office is the second house. If you arrive at the beach, you went too far down. Please use the emergency phone number to call or use WhatsApp if you can't find the meeting point.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Breathable clothing
  • Clothes that can get dirty

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  •  This activity is suitable for people from 4 to 70 years old

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1398 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Excellent! Water was very choppy and the guides were extra cautious in providing instructions and guidance. Definitely recommend the 8:30am time slot as it was noticeably busier later in the morning (parking lot was full when we got back at 10:30am, it was empty when we got there). Loved our guide, he gave geological information of the area and spoke with passion about what he does. If you are like me and get motion sickness easily, I recommend taking medication if the water is choppy.

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May 29, 2023

Great day out on the water. The guides are very friendly and helpful. They gather everything together to make the process simple, take you to the right spots, help you in and out of the water and carry the kayaks. The caves were beautiful, and being that close to the incredible rock formations was magical. The only thing stopping this from being a 5 for me is that it was quite a large group ( 26 People) all in double kayaks. This meant that we often had to go in and out of the caves one kayak at a time, and much time was spent waiting for each of the other kayaks to go in. Partially this was because it was low tide, which was good for lots of beach space to stand on in Benagil cave, but not as good because we couldn’t paddle through some caves and just needed to turn around. So consider which is more important to you when you decide on going at low or high tide. For a first time trip, it was am easy decision to go and worth it to take all the uncertainty away when plan

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May 4, 2023

Our guides were great Andrea and Zack. They did us a training how to properly use the kayak and paddle and helped push us into the water safely. The caves are indeed beautiful and even if I have claustrophobia, I had no issue and really enjoyed the adventure. It can get challenging due to the high waves and currents and rocks around the cave but we had no problem and felt safe at all time. It definitely gets easier if you share the kayak with a guy (couple or 2 guys) as you need some upper body strength. 4 stars and not 5 as there is no toilet (there is one at the beach opening at 9am but our tour started earlier). It was taking a really long time to gather the group together and wait for each person and our group was the smallest, so imagine it takes an eternity when there are above 10 people included. There was no back support in the kayak and the life west were kind of old and used. Would recommend doing the tour early in the morning as it gets hot and crowded midday.

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May 4, 2023

Product ID: 216270