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Our most recommended Vilamoura Day Trips

Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

1. Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

Departing from the Vilamoura Marina, your skipper will welcome you on board one of the 4 custom-built boats. Your skipper will travel along the stretch of the coast leading towards the Benagil Cave, where you will have opportunity to view all the other stunning rock formations and secluded beaches along the way. Once at the Benagil Cave the boat will enter into the caves safely and securely, so you can sit back, enjoy, and take in the beautiful views. This location is simply breathtaking, and will make for many perfect photo opportunities. This cave tour will visit many other beautiful locations en route, and your guide will aim to locate wild dolphins whenever possible.

Parasailing Vilamoura

2. Parasailing Vilamoura

This parasailing Vilamoura boat trip experience lasts for about an hour on the boat and 8-10 minutes in the air flying in the parachute. Come and join aboard a state of the art custom built Cherokee boat and have an unforgettable parasailing flying experience from your parachute in the sky as you cruise along the Algarve coastline from the Vilamoura Marina. Sit back and relax, enjoy this parasailing experience and take in the breathtaking views of the beautiful beaches and cliffs along the coast of the Algarve. For the braver ones, have a dip in the Atlantic Ocean Sea while sitting comfortably in your parasailing parachute. Be thrilled as you’re gently lifted off the deck of this custom built parasailing vessel and up to 200m into the air! In the distance you have the whole view of the Vilamoura and Quarteira beach line with it’s beautiful golden sands.

From Vilamoura: 2.5-Hour Benagil Cave and Dolphins Boat Tour

3. From Vilamoura: 2.5-Hour Benagil Cave and Dolphins Boat Tour

Meet your friendly crew at Vilamoura Marina and be welcomed aboard for your 2.5-hour tour to the Benagil Caves. Listen to your guide as they explain the highlights of your tour.  As you cruise along, see natural rock formations of the Algarve coastline. Pass by gorgeous beaches and impressive caves. If you're lucky you might even have the chance to see some wild dolphins. Once you arrive at the Benagil Caves, be amazed by their natural beauty. Don’t forget to bring your cameras, as the famous caves and grottos along the Algarve coast are the perfect motifs to take some amazing photos.

Albufeira: Jet Ski Rental

4. Albufeira: Jet Ski Rental

Discover the incredible coastline of the Algarve region while jet skiing in Albufeira. You will feel an adrenaline rush in your veins as you navigate the pristine waters of the coast on your jet ski. Your jet ski will be a Yamaha VX Sport 1100, which holds 110 horse power but is also very safe. You will be free to choose whether you want to jump in the waves or simply relax along the coast of Albufeira as you enjoy the view. There is room for 2 people on each jet ski, which you can enjoy this activity together with your best friend. You do not need any previous experience, and before entering the water your friendly and experienced staff will provide you with a lesson. Once you feel safe, you will be free to venture out and explore.

Jet Boat Experience in Vilamoura

5. Jet Boat Experience in Vilamoura

Hop on board a powerful jet boat and an expert captain will take you over the waves and along the Algarve coast for a thrilling 30-minute ride. Feel the wind in your hair and hold on as the captain performs spins and power break stops on this water-based roller coaster ride. Enjoy a more personalized experience on a tour that’s limited to 12 people. This is an exhilarating and exciting activity that’s bound to make you laugh and scream with joy. Fly across the waves with your friends, under the control of an experienced, expert captain. Let the adrenalin rush begin!

From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

6. From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

Sail for 3 hours around the Algarve Coast aboard an impressive schooner sailing boat and discover picturesque villages, beautiful beaches, and impressive rocky cliffs.   Depart from the Marina of Vilamoura and head west where you can see the extensive beach of Falésia, followed by the fishing village of Olhos d'Agua (eyes of the water). Continuing your journey, the boat slips through the water past all the tiny beaches with their red sand cliffs. Sail past Albufeira, which was a fishing village but now is a vibrant tourist location. Admire the steep cliffs of São Rafael and stunning rock formations. In good sea conditions there is a stop for a swim in the ocean and a visit to one of the sea caves. Feel the splash of the waves and the wind in the sails as the ship start turning around near Galé. Get a chance to help with the hoisting of the sails or assist the captain at the helm. With luck, spot dolphins swimming alongside the boat.

From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

7. From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

Take a romantic 2.5-hour sunset sailing cruise along the coastline of Vilamoura and Albufeira as you sail on a luxury sailing yacht. See beaches such as Falésia Beach and Tomato Beach from a different perspective. Enjoy a welcome drink with aperitifs as you sail along the coast watching the sunset over the horizon. Stop for a swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, or if you're feeling laidback, soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music before heading back to Vilamoura.

Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

8. Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

See the magnificent coastlines of Vilamoura and Albufeira from vantage points as you sail in a luxury sailing yacht. You will pass several beaches including, Falésia beach, Tomatoes beach, Santa Eulalia Beach, and Olhos de Agua beach as you travel to Albufeira. Enjoy a welcome drink, cheese, and Portuguese Chorizo as you admire the views from vantage points where the Algarve coastline divides. See the clay formations of Falésia beach. Soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music. Stop for a quick swim in the ocean before arriving back in Vilamoura.

Algarve: Jeep Safari with Distillery Visit & Lunch

9. Algarve: Jeep Safari with Distillery Visit & Lunch

Get off the beaten track and into the heart of the Algarve on an exciting Jeep Safari. Travel through outstanding landscapes, visit a small distillery, and enjoy a delicious local lunch. Hop in your jeep for a safari through southern Portugal. You'll go down dales, across streams, and traverse meadows as part of this exciting adventure. Marvel at the scenery of an area almost untouched by time. Enjoy driving down winding earthen tracks to some of the most fascinating places in the Algarve. Visit tiny white-washed villages where time seems to stand still. Stop by a local distillery where the brave can taste “Medronho”, the very potent local drink. Enjoy watching honey produced the old way in this traditional environment, then finish off your adventure with a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

Vilamoura: Custom Private Yacht Cruise with Drinks & Bites

10. Vilamoura: Custom Private Yacht Cruise with Drinks & Bites

Spend the day exploring the Algarvian Coast with this private yacht rental and personalized charter in Vilamoura. This experience is perfect for special occasions or any type of celebration. Enjoy a variety of complimentary drinks and snacks during your cruise. When leaving the Vilamoura Marina, there are two itinerary options: either go left to Faro Islands and Ria Formosa, or right to Albufeira, Benagil, and even Lagos. The duration of your cruise will dictate how far you can go. As experiences are custom made, it is up to you and your party to decide the activities throughout the day. Choose to unwind while flowing calming with the waves or stop to explore the waters while swimming. While cruising, sip on free Laurent Perrier champagne, Freixenet Cava, rosé, white wine, beer, and soft drinks. A cheese and chorizo plate, crisps, nuts, and fresh fruit will also be available. On full days, there's a mandatory stop for lunch at a coastal restaurant (costs not included). The yacht is equipped with a Bluetooth surround sound system and Wi-Fi, so you can create your own environment, whether you are planning an intimate and relaxing occasion or a fun celebration. 

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What people are saying about Vilamoura

We had an amazing time with the Captain and Leonardo who were great company for our cruise. We were able to play our own music through the boat's Bluetooth speakers which was the perfect background to the wonderful scenery. We had a lovely swim, enjoyed the cheese and chorizo and would thoroughly recommend this trip for anyone visiting Vilamoura.

Excellent experience...it was our first time on jet-ski....and we had a ball....would recommend it for over 50's...always a first time for everything..

I loved it, it was a very nice experience and a wonderful excursion, what I liked least was that they did not speak Spanish

Fab trip with great skipper and crew. Saw turtles, dolphins, amazing caves. Safe boat and happy times.

Excellent experience, seeing dolphins was incredible and the caves were fabulous.