Algarve
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Our most recommended Algarve Beach Trips

  • From Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise

    1. From Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise

    Depart Portimão and cruise along the coast of the Algarve in a comfortable boat. Admire stunning views of the coastline from the water as you make your way towards the Benagil caves.  Upon arrival at the rock formations, enter the caves by boat to explore an amazing natural attraction that can only be accessed from the water. Benefit from the capabilities of a larger and heavier vessel that can directly enter the cave system, and get up close to the rocks for stunning photo opportunities. Document your amazing experience as a keepsake souvenir, and avail of the boat's facilities as you cruise. Make use of the on-board bar serving refreshments as you sail. Look for dolphins swimming in their natural habitat on the return journey, and stop for a swim at a beautiful location selected by your captain.

    Excellent atmosphere. The guide was very useful and polite and the while trip is really worth it. It was the highlight of our stay in Portugal!

  • From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

    2. From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

    Journey to one of the top highlights of the Algarve: the Lagos Caves. Hop in a kayak for an active and adventurous trip to the characteristic rock formations that continue to charm visitors with their mystique and beauty. Let your experienced guide lead you to the most impressive caves on the Algarve coastline. Learn how the beautiful shapes and patterns decorating the cave walls were created by sea erosion and get to know the unique flora and fauna of the area while snorkeling. Then enjoy a relaxing stay at a beach which is solely accessible by boat. If you don't feel like paddling back, opt to ride on the support boat, which will be close by at all times during your trip.

    Our guide took us through so many small caves and arches. He led us down close to the coast so we could see all the details. He didn’t rush us so we had time to enjoy the beauty and take pics. They provide a dry bag so you can bring your bag with you or they have lockers. They tow you back with a boat so you only paddle one way. We absolutely loved it. It was convenient to book online.

  • Algarve: Benagil Caves 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Tour

    3. Algarve: Benagil Caves 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Tour

    Visit the spectacular caves and secrets beaches near Benagil on a guided kayaking tour. Over the course of this 2-hour tour, you'll get to explore several caves, watch local fish and birdlife, and see rock formations and corals in the area. You'll learn how to correctly use the kayak with your guide who will explain the proper techniques and safety precautions that you need to take when you're inside the caves.   The tour starts from Benagil Beach before heading to some of the so-called cathedrals of the sea. You'll also be able to get out of your kayak to do some exploring on foot. Be sure to take lots of excellent photos during the course of this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will end at Benagil, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    Was really amazing. I never did kayak before. But my boyfriend did so this part was easy for us. The pass for in to the caves was really great. I enjoy every moment. I should recomend in the future that for sure.

  • From Lagos: 75-Minute Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

    4. From Lagos: 75-Minute Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

    Cruise along the coast of Lagos and Ponta da Piedade in the Barlavento region of the Algarve and see the rock formations and hidden grottos from the inside. Get an amazing perspective of famous beaches such as D. Ana Beach and Camilo Beach from the sea. Relax in comfort on cushioned seats and listen to explanations from your skipper as you depart Marina de Lagos and sail towards the Ponta da Bandeira Fort. Pass the beaches of Batata and Pinhão, as well as a nudist beach as you continue to the rock formations of Ponta da Piedade. Marvel at the yellow-golden cliff-like rocks, given names such as the "Kitchen" and "Living Room" for their unusual shapes. Make you way towards the small semi-circular beach of Barranco Martinho, between Canavial Beach and the Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse, characterized by a tall rock near the waterline. Continue back to Marina de Lagos, where you will disembar...

    Perfect morning seeing the beautiful coastline of Lagos. The rock formations and caves are spectacular.

  • From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

    5. From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

    Start your Benagil tour and depart from Albufeira Marina on a specially-built boat. Enjoy the stunning views of the coastline as you sail in the boat for 40 minutes, before stopping and transferring to the Kayak or SUPs. Paddle into the caves and caverns and stop to take pictures of the rock formations. You can choose to paddleboard and embrace the freedom to move around. You can reposition yourself to wherever you feel comfortable, standing up or on your knees. Have a safe and rewarding experience regardless of age or skill level. Alternatively, you can ride in a single kayak or double kayak. Gain confidence even as a beginner with a water safety briefing from your guide before starting the tour. Take a dive in the ocean before returning to the marina by boat, where you can enjoy a cool drink on board.

    Amazing experience seeing the most beautiful caves and beaches. The tour guide was great and it’s definitely a top thing to do!

  • Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

    6. Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

    Be at one with nature with this environmentally-friendly kayaking experience, and explore along the coast and inside several caves of Benagil. This 2-hour guided tour will not only show to you these breathtaking caves, but also explain their formation, surrounding nature, and natural life.   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 into 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.

    Amazing experience and the team that made you feel welcome and made this experience truely unforgettable

  • From Lagos: 2-Hour Kayak Cave Explorer Tour

    7. From Lagos: 2-Hour Kayak Cave Explorer Tour

    Hop aboard and explore the sea caves and beaches of Ponta da Piedade on a 2-hour tour by kayak and boat from Lagos. Admire the beautiful golden sand beaches created over millions of years, and listen to your guide as they explain the rules of navigation and how to use your kayak gear for your safety. Once at Ponta da Piedade, board your kayak and follow the guide through the beautiful caves and small beaches the area is famous for. After your kayak adventure, get the chance to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters. Then, jump back on board and relax on the way back to the city.

    Very helpful to have a knowledgeable guide take us into the caves. Boat was very smooth and swimming off the boat was great fun. 2 hours was enough. the 3 hour trips would involve a lot more effort!

  • Albufeira: Single, Double or Triple Parasail

    8. Albufeira: Single, Double or Triple Parasail

    Get your thrills in the skies above Albufeira on a unique parasailing activity, and glide through the air for approximately 10 minutes. Experience the unique sensation of freedom that parasailing allows. Start by ascending from the platform on the stern of a boat, and rise safe and dry up into the sky in an individual, double or triple parasail. Fly up to a maximum height of 80 meters (262 feet) above sea level and get privileged views of the surroundings.  Soar over the city and soak up the silence as you experience an extraordinary sensation of peace and tranquility. Then, slowly start your descent and get the opportunity to touch the water prior to landing back on the platform, if you wish. 

    Woow what a amazing experience and memorable moment. I went on with my partner, 2 daughters 6years old and 8 years old. Advised by the training we did it together so 4 of us and we not regretted it. Beautiful views from that high up, not scary at all, highly trained staff and made the experience fun. They took loads of good photos that we can buy after. Definetely, will recommend it

  • Benagil Beach: Kayak or SUP Coastline Caves Tour

    9. Benagil Beach: Kayak or SUP Coastline Caves Tour

    Meeting point is in front of the restaurant `O Pescador` just 100m from the Benagil beach. After a quick check-in, begin your coastline and cave tour with a visit to the famous Benagil Cave. Kayak or stand up paddleboard and discover hidden gems of the coastline with your expert local guide. Visit the famous Benagil Cave, and discover hidden gems of the coastline with your expert local guide. Enjoy some stops for swimming in the ocean, and to discover secluded beaches.

    Eduardo gave us an informative tour of the caves, the group was pleasantly small and relaxed unlike others we saw. I thoroughly recommend if and will do it again.

  • 6-Hour Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ from Albufeira

    10. 6-Hour Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ from Albufeira

    Take a late afternoon cruise to witness a stunning sunset and head to a secluded beach. Enjoy a delicious meal with live music and sip your favorite drink with beautiful scenery.

    This 5 to 6-hour program begins at around 5:30 PM, with a departure from the Albufeira marina. The boat will take you west, keeping close to the coast as you enjoy a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra.

    Near the caves of São Rafael, you’ll transfer to a dinghy that will take you to a secluded beach that’s inaccessible by land. Enjoy listening to live music, indulge in your favorite beverage from the open bar, and savor a delicious meal prepared by the crew. The outstanding scenery has been described as some of the most spectacular in the world. Once dinner is over, you’ll return to the main vessel where the fun and festive environment continues on the t...

    Great trip, although more information is required as 'getyourguide' don't inform you fully of the entire trip. You can go for a swim on the beach so bring a towel and swimming clothes. You can also use a paddle board. Unlimited alcohol is great too

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What people are saying about Algarve

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 5,611 reviews

Really great experience - Sandra and Ricardo were very communicative before the trip about the meeting point. Ricardo was friendly and knowledgable - he managed to spot lots of different birds in the wetlands, including the flamingos! The islands were beautiful too. Thanks so much for the lovely day trip!

Very nice tour along the coast west of Vilamoura. Opportunity to get closer to the cliffs with a small dinghy and a short swim is also possible. Recommendable.

Amazing experience seeing the most beautiful caves and beaches. The tour guide was great and it’s definitely a top thing to do!

Amazing experience and the team that made you feel welcome and made this experience truely unforgettable

worth the time to see the whole coast. the view on Carvoeiro is worth it