Ferragudo
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Our most recommended Ferragudo Cruises & Boat Tours

  • Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

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

    Depart from the marina in Portimão and sail towards the beautiful caves of Algar de Benagil. Enjoy the fantastic views of Praia da Rocha, Farol de Alfazina, Praia de Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Marinha throughout this 3.5-hour catamaran cruise. Admire the stunning rock formations dotted along the coast, which date back to the Jurrasic period. Drop anchor at the bay of João de Arens bay where you can top up your tan, swim, or do some paddle boarding or snorkeling. Be sure to keep a lookout for the friendly dolphins who inhabit the waters of the region.

    Great experience, staff was awesome and felt like a luxury yet fun experience! Good value for money with drinks on board at a very reasonable price!

  • Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

    2. 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 ...

    We definitely underestimated how physically challenging this would be! I can’t remember all the guides names but they were all so friendly and helpful, one of them noticed my insulin pump and was absolutely amazing in making sure I was okay throughout. Would recommend this in a heartbeat not only for the tour/kayaking experience but more than anything for the gentlemen that work at seasiren tours!

  • Portimão: 1.5-Hour Dolphin Watching Excursion

    3. Portimão: 1.5-Hour Dolphin Watching Excursion

    Experience a must-do activity for anyone visiting the Algarve with this 1.5-hour dolphin-watching safari. Join an expert crew with over 30 years of experience searching for dolphins in their natural habitat. Enjoy an unforgettable day trip along the stunning coastline of Southern Portugal. Choose from a range of boat rides to suit every wish, including the famous Tornado Rib, which brings you fully into the action. Your fully-certified skipper will have an excellent knowledge of dolphin activity in the area, with sightings guaranteed in over 95% of trips. First, depart from Portimão and feel the thrill of the wind in your face as you glide across the glistening Atlantic Ocean in search of beautiful bottlenose and common dolphins or other wildlife species. Learn about these creatures from the onboard marine biologist. Then, gently settle amongst the pods to watch them dance and play in ...

  • Benagil Caves: 2-Hour Boat Tour

    4. Benagil Caves: 2-Hour Boat Tour

    Boarding at the Marina of Portimão, you will see the Castel of S.João do Arade and the fort of Stª Catarina from the Arade River, a unique perspective from the river to the city of Portimão. You will see beautiful beaches and caves, from Portimão through to Carvoeiro, passing Benagil all the way to the famous beach of Praia da Marinha. During the boat tour, your guide will talk and explain all about the caves and the coastline, fauna, flora, and the geology of the region with the stunning caves formations. On the way back to the marina your skipper will navigate the boat away from the cliffs giving you a broader perspective of the coast line.

    Fantastic boat trip in the marvellous caves. The boat was a fast speed boat with only 11 seats so not so crowded like other larger boats we saw. The guide was friendly and informative in English and in Portuguese. The driver was very good and we even had a bonus of seeing dolphins on our way back. Fantastic trip, thank you to Royal Nautic boat trips team!

  • From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

    5. From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

    Departing from Marina de Portimão, your guide will take you on this 1 hour 45 minute cruise to the world-famous Jurassic caves and rock formations of the Algar de Benagil and Carvoeiro. On the way, take in views of the amazing beach of Praia da Rocha, followed by the Ponta do Altar Lighthouse, Carvoeiro village, Algar Seco, and the Alfazina Lighthouse. Cruise along before arriving at the journey's highlight, the Algar de Benagil. Stop here for some time to take photos and admire the hidden beach of this magical and ancient cave. Head then towards Praia da Marinha, one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Relax while sailing along the coast on the way back to the marina in Portimão. Prepare to be amazed as you pass magnificent scenery and all your favorite spots from the way there.

  • From Portimão: Private 2-Hour Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

    6. From Portimão: Private 2-Hour 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.

  • Portimão: Benagil Cave and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve Tour

    7. Portimão: Benagil Cave and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve Tour

    From the pier of São Francisco in Portimão, you will board a boat. After a warm welcome, the safety procedures will be explained. Then, the journey towards the famous Benagil Cave will start. Along the way, admire other beautiful caves along the coast and hear old stories about them from your guide. If you're lucky, you will be able to see dolphins. All the boats are equipped with radios that will be tuned in to the same channel as the dolphin watching boats. If dolphins are spotted, which is very frequent on the Algarvian coast, and they are within 2 nautical miles, you will have the opportunity to see them. After stopping at the Benagil Cave to take pictures, the boat will continue to the breathtaking Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve. The marshland of the Alvor estuary is one of the finest places on the Algarve for birdwatching, so it's likely you'll spot pink flamingos and many other bir...

    We had a fantastic day on the water with Joanna and Guillerme, they had our experience at the top of their priority and made the day the peak of our holiday.. Would highly recommend this to anyone.

  • From Portimão: Rio Arade Boat Tour

    8. From Portimão: Rio Arade Boat Tour

    Start your boat tour at the pier near the ruins of the Old Convent of São Francisco. Feel the history of this beautiful river, the second largest in the Algarve, as it takes you back in time past stunning medieval towns. Sail through the calm waters of the river to the beautiful medieval city of Silves. Make your way down the river to the fishing village of Ferragudo and to the Castle of São João do Arade, passing by the famous Marina of Portimão. Then, ascend the river, passing by the Museum of Portimão, the former Canning Fish Factory. Sail along the Riverside Zone of Portimão, passing by the best and most famous sardine restaurants.

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What people are saying about Ferragudo

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 167 reviews

The entire experience was great! The hosts were very careful and safety focused. They had so much knowledge and took us in all caves with a lot of energy. I think the best part was when we got to Benagil cave and the waves were a bit strong to arrive on the beach, all the hosts got in the water and waited for all 20 kayaks. If they would have not done that everyone could have fallen in the water. Amazing experince overall

We definitely underestimated how physically challenging this would be! I can’t remember all the guides names but they were all so friendly and helpful, one of them noticed my insulin pump and was absolutely amazing in making sure I was okay throughout. Would recommend this in a heartbeat not only for the tour/kayaking experience but more than anything for the gentlemen that work at seasiren tours!

Really fun experience!!! The crew was really welcoming and helpful. There is a good amount of time spent on the kayak and a lot to explore. They give you time to take pictures and to have a bath in the sea before heading back to the port. Definitely recommended!!! Ps: nice choice of music on the way back! :)

Great experience, staff was awesome and felt like a luxury yet fun experience! Good value for money with drinks on board at a very reasonable price!

Very good activity! I think it is the best way to visit not only the Benagil Cave but also other caves in that part of the Algarve coast.