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Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

1. 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.

Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

2. Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

Start with an intro from your experienced instructor on the basics of waves, currents, tides, and equipment, how to paddle and handle the surfboard in the water in a safe manner. The beginners use foam surfboards for safety and full-length wet suits to stay warm and comfortable. The course takes approximately 2-hours which includes a theory lesson on the beach. Learn how to surf in the Algarve and develop a new passion.

Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

3. Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

Discover the wonders along the coast of Portimão on a half-day catamaran cruise. You will explore the beaches of Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Rocha, rock formations along the coast, and more. Dive into the water for swimming or snorkeling before returning to the shore. Depart from the marina in Portimão and sail towards the beautiful caves of Algar de Benagil. Take in the dramatic views of various beaches like Praia da Rocha, Farol de Alfazina, Praia de Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Marinha. You will also admire the rock formations dotted along the coast before arriving at the bay of João de Arens. Drop the anchor to relax and keep an eye out for the friendly dolphins who inhabit the region. Soak up the sunshine on deck or take a refreshing swim in the turquoise water. You can also try some water activities, such as paddle boarding to get a glimpse of the world beneath the waves as you snorkel. Finally, marvel at the scenic panoramic views of the area while heading back to the shore. 

Portimão: Benagil Caves Kayak and Speedboat Tour

4. 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.

Portimão: Caves, Benagil and Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

5. 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.

Benagil Beach: Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard Full-Day Rental

6. Benagil Beach: Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard Full-Day Rental

Rent a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard for the day and explore Benagil Cave at your own pace. The 2 person kayaks are inflatable and of high quality. The stand-up paddleboards are for 1 person. Hop on your kayak or stand-up paddleboard and discover secret spots that can only be visited from the water. Spend the day in the sun and sea with a 7-hour rental from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Relax with a simple pickup of your kayak or paddleboard on Benagil Beach. Avoid long lines and get the most out of your experience. Explore the area on your own and even pack a picnic to enjoy inside the famous Benagil Cave.

Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Boating Tour

7. 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

8. 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.

Algarve 3-Hour Windsurfing Lesson

9. Algarve 3-Hour Windsurfing Lesson

At our windsurf school in Portugal, you will spend up to 3 hours a day windsurfing with our qualified and patient instructors. We welcome beginners as well as advanced windsurfers. After completing the lessons, you be able to handle not only easy windsurfing exercises but also riding downwind and upwind, tacking and as well as beach and water starts. Our high-quality and versatile equipment means you will feel safe and also get the most out of your windsurfing experience. Benefit from up-to-date training methods that are tailored to the particular needs of our windsurf students. The lagoon in Alvor offers you a fantastic windsurfing spot in the Algarve. The smooth and calm water and a slightly sloping beach ensure a learning process without any frustration and an incredibly safe environment.

From Portimão: Private Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

10. From Portimão: Private Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

Join this guided journey along the Algarve coastline to Benagil Cave. This fun and fantastic adventure will fully immerse you in the natural beauty of Portugal. From the pier of Clube Naval de Portimão, begin your boat ride along the coastline, admiring its churches, castles, and beautiful caves. As you glide over the water, your guide will tell you sometimes spooky ancient stories and teach you about the history of the Arade River. All boats are equipped with VHF Radios synchronized with dolphin-watching vessels. If these breathtaking animals are spotted within a 3-mile radius, the boat will go to their location.   Take in the unbelievable beauty of Benagil Cave, with its naturally formed hole at the top that lets the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below. Listen to the echoes of the wind and let yourself be calmed by your surroundings.

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Fantastic trip! The best way to see Benagil cave, it’s the only way you can actually get onto the beach as no boats can stop there. Our guide pointed out loads of other picturesque spots along the way and safety was always a priority! Really recommend doing this if you’re in the algarve area. Thanks so much!

Seasiren tours boat take you to small caves where you can kayak till the benagil Get off the kayak and enjoy the benagil for 20 mins sufficient time Not rushed Waterproof and jackets were provided The guides were always watching and making sure guests remain safe Good experience

terrific team - very knowledgeable, very friendly - made everyone feel safe and secure - one on the best afternoon trips we have made - would recommend it to anyone of any age

This was a great experience. Directions to meet the tour were clear, the boat was not overcrowded. Captain even allowed time to watch the dolphins that appeared unexpectedly!

We had a lot of fun, the guides were super friendly. Let me just say: Vamanos!