Ferragudo
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Our most recommended Ferragudo Day Trips

  • 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!

  • From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

    3. From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

    Depart from Portimão and pass by the pretty fishing village of Ferragudo and the historic castle that overlooks the beach. Cruise at ease towards the east and don’t forget your camera to capture the beautiful coastal scenery along the way. Head towards the grottoes at Benagil, where on small boats the tour will take you into different grottoes. Marvel at the natural rock formations and be transported to the beach, where you can soak in the sun. In the meantime, the crew prepares a delicious BBQ for you on the beach with bread, salad, mixed grill, red or white wine, water, orangeade.  Travel back while passing by some of the beautiful, secluded cove beaches around Carvoeiro. Enjoy the beautiful views and create a holiday memory that you won’t forget.

    Amazing day! The tour of the caves was excellent, the beach we stopped at for the bbq was spectacular and the food was delicious! We will be going on this tour again when we’re back in Portimao, couldn’t recommend it enough and great value for money

  • 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: Private 2-Hour Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

    5. 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.

  • Algarve: Landscapes, Pottery, & Winery Tour

    6. Algarve: Landscapes, Pottery, & Winery Tour

    Much of the charm of Algarve, Portugal, resides in its ability to provide top-class tourist facilities while retaining its own identity that’s easily visible in the traditional villages and activities of the area. Explore the region’s villages with a guide and stop at a pottery shop and winery. Visit Porches Pottery, home of original ceramic art. Learn how many of the traditional methods of pottery production are still used here today. See artisans making and painting pottery by hand. Then, visit the fishing village of Benagil that’s perched above the Atlantic. See the village’s tiny but picturesque beach and hear uninterrupted sounds of the Atlantic. Heading towards the resort of Carvoeiro, stop at Algar Seco where you can see mesmerizing caves and grottoes carved from the coastline over the centuries. Later, take a stroll through the village of Ferragudo along the cobbled streets a...

  • 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.

  • Portimão: Algarve Wine Tour in a VW T2 Van

    8. Portimão: Algarve Wine Tour in a VW T2 Van

    See the Algarve from a unique perspective as you travel around the wine-growing region in a Volkswagen T2 van. Your trip will be punctuated with a lot of history and local knowledge while you explore the beauty of the region.   After getting picked up from your accommodation, board the charismatic Volkswagen T2 for a 2-hour wine tour. On a private tour with just your group or as part of a public tour open to others, visit a local winery (Quinta do Francês Winery, Monte do Além or Dos Santos). Upon arrival, be welcomed with a guided visit of the winery and the cellar, while you learn about its unique wines and how they are produced in the Demarcated Region of the Algarve. Later, enjoy a tasting of 4 delicious red, white, and rosé wines and feel free to purchase some extra bottles as souvenirs. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of your tasting.

  • Portimão: 3.5-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

    9. Portimão: 3.5-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

    This foodie tour through Portimão allows visitors an excellent opportunity to taste the varied cuisine of the city, as well as traditional Algarve and Portuguese dishes. Choose between a private or group tour, and one including a meeting point or hotel pickup and drop-off in a classic Volkswagen T2. The tour will begin with a walk through the historical center of Portimão, where you can admire the architecture of its palatial buildings, as well as that of the more commonplace street commerce area and its squares, monuments, and gardens. Along the way, you will stop at 4 restaurants and taverns which are famous among locals. Taste 9 different tapas accompanied by tasty Portuguese wine. To conclude the experience, visit an artisan confectionery to taste a famous regional sweet. Choose to end the tour with a coffee or tea and try a local brandy. It is around food and drinks that people m...

  • Portimão & Carvoeiro: Algarve Heritage Tour in VW T2 Van

    10. Portimão & Carvoeiro: Algarve Heritage Tour in VW T2 Van

    After being picked up from your accommodation you will board the charismatic Volkswagen T2 for a 4-hour heritage tour. See the Algarve in a unique way on a trip unlike most other tours. Your trip will be punctuated with a lot of history and local knowledge with will be plenty of time to explore the beauty of the places you will visit.   On a private tour with just your group or as part of a public tour open to others, begin by walking through the old streets of the old fishing village of Ferragudo. Absorb the architecture of this 500-year-old town before heading towards one of two lighthouses: Alfanzina, or Ponta do Altar where you will have a guided visit to the top of the lighthouse. Next, proceed to the Silves Municipal Archaeological Museum, built over an 18-meter deep, 4-meter wide well that dates from the Almohad establishment of the city in the 11th century. Lastly, take a smal...

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What people are saying about Ferragudo

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!

It was an amazing day! We had so much fun. The boat is big and goes really close to the rocks, so you can see very well all the rock formation. The activity to go see the caves was fun. They make you see many caves, not just one like I thought. The bbq was great and the beach was amazing. We didn't want to leave this place! It's your turn to have fun! (:

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! :)

Amazing day! The tour of the caves was excellent, the beach we stopped at for the bbq was spectacular and the food was delicious! We will be going on this tour again when we’re back in Portimao, couldn’t recommend it enough and great value for money