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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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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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 0 hours in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
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

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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

  • Pets
  • 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

4.9 /5

based on 1824 reviews

Review summary

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

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The guide did a wonderful job of explaining what we were seeing and was very funny, he spoke English, French and Portuguese, so they are very accomodating. The most important part of any boat trip to me is safety, and I really appreciated that this tour operator was focused on allowing us to have a safe, enjoyable trip. They made it an amazing experience for us.

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November 29, 2022

Best thing we did in the algarve. The team gave us great information about dolphins and the caves as well as great recommendations for our stay in the Algarve! And to top it off we saw Dolphins! After the tour we went to allgarbe restaurant in portimao recommended by the guide. Thank you!

November 29, 2022

Nuno and the team was on time, full of character, able to answer questions, helped us take pictures, had very safe captain proud of his job. Took us to the caves where the sunset hit perfectly, took us around different key points with epic views. Impressed with Nuno knowing the key locations to stop and explain them in detail made the experience authentic. Gave us a bottle of water and energetic experience

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November 27, 2022

Product ID: 396968