Water activity

Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

Activity provider: ATLANTIS TOURS

Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

Activity provider: ATLANTIS TOURS
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From US$ 37.83 US$ 30.26 per person

Discover the Algarve coastline and the famous Benagil Caves on this RIB speed boat tour from Portimão. Look out for dolphins along the way and make a short stop for swimming.

About this tour

Cancellation policy
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Portuguese, English, French
Private group available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Admire views of the Algarve coast on a speed boat tour
  • Visit the famous Benagil Caves, one of the world's most beautiful caves
  • Go for a refreshing dip in the sea if conditions allow it
  • Look out for dolphins playing around in the water
  • Choose from either a group or private experience
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Use of life jacket
  • Live guided tour
  • Safety briefing
  • Entry to Benagil Caves
  • Services of 1 driver and 1 guide per boat
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • It is forbidden to swim at the Benagil Caves
  • Participants are not allowed to get out of the boat within the caves
  • In case of bad weather or sea conditions, the boat may not be able to enter the Benagil Caves. If this is the case, you will be able to reschedule your tour for free
  • Swimming stop is subject to weather and sea conditions
  • Sightings of dolphins cannot be guaranteed
  • French and English tours will be monolingual whilst Spanish and Portuguese tours will be bilingual
  • Tours may be bilingual if the minimum number of participants required for one language is not reached
  • The exact order of the itinerary is subject to the dolphin sightings
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1332 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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Portugal is amazing, but Algarve has one of the best coastlines I´ve ever seen! The caves, specially Benagil, rock formations and even the water near the coast, everything looks so perfect. I loved it, the stories that were told along the tour, the stop to jump off the boat was really needed cause the weather was warm and the sea was very refreshing. Thanks to the capitan for going inside the caves with max safety. They recommended Allgarbe which is a restaurant near by the place where I catched the boat, was lovely!

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August 19, 2022

It was a very extensive tour of the caves in general. Our guide Nunu was exceptional with a great sense of humour - some really funny lines! I was disappointed with the thrill of my first speedboat ride and the sunset views were an additional bonus! I highly recommend the tour …. best £25 spent on my holiday!

August 13, 2022

Incredible boat trip! Thank you for every laugh, I will never forget this experience! The guides are amazing, Algarve is gorgeous! Worth it! I think I can speak for everyone in my boat that was a great adventure and a memorable time spent getting to know the stories about the caves and coastline. The swim stop was the cherry on top!

August 10, 2022

Product ID: 396968