Portimão
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Our most recommended Portimão Ecotourism

Benagil & Coastline on Eco-Friendly Catamaran

1. Benagil & Coastline on Eco-Friendly Catamaran

Enjoy nature, with zero emissions onboard a solar-powered catamaran in a tranquil environment. Sail east into the ocean, passing Carvoeiro and Algar Seco with unforgettable scenery. See wonderful picturesque beaches and rock formations along the way. As the catamaran is quiet and does not pollute the ocean, you will be able to feel a deep connection with nature. Approach Benagil Cave and stop to refresh yourself with a swim, sunbathe or enjoy some drinks at the bar. During the boat trip, enter between 2 and 4 caves, depending on the tides and weather. Get access to all information about points of interest with a Sun Boat app. Don’t forget your camera to take beautiful pictures of the coastal scenery along the way.

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Portimão: Algarve Coast Kayaking & Stand Up Paddleboarding

2. Portimão: Algarve Coast Kayaking & Stand Up Paddleboarding

Most caves on the Algarve Coast are not accessible by boat. On this tour, you'll be able to access these hidden places with kayaks and stand up paddleboards. With a boat specially prepared for kayak and stand up paddleboard trips, you can reach places easily. Departing from Marina de Portimão, sail for 20 minutes aboard a catamaran to Alvor where you will enjoy breathtaking scenery. Your crew will instruct you on the best techniques for kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and snorkeling. During the tour, there will be two experienced guides, one in a kayak/SUP, and another in a small boat. They'll ensure your safety and give you instructions during the tour as you explore the fantastic caves and coast in the area. If you get tired at any point, the catamaran will be close by and you can simply get back on board. After this fun adventure, enjoy a dip in the sea, or simply have a cold drink and relax on the boat before returning to Marina de Portimão.

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From Portimão: Rio Arade Boat Tour

3. 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 Portimão

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

After a long search we found a boat where we could sit in the shade. Moreover, this catamaran also turned out to be environmentally friendly (no smell, no loud engines) and super comfortable (you could also walk around on the deck). There was even a toilet. We were received very friendly and personally. The guide told interesting facts about everything. There was plenty of time to take a refreshing dip. In short: a great experience for us on this luxurious boat and an absolute must.

Great boat trip! The boat (catamaran) is brand new and runs exclusively on solar power. The ride is pleasantly quiet, calm and shady. Ideal for families. The crew is very nice and accommodating and speaks good English (and of course Portuguese). If you stay at the Tivoli Marina Hotel, it's just around the corner. Full marks and with the best recommendations.

Great walk, very pretty and with a very friendly group. I highly recommend. For those who are seasick, plan a stamp :)

A very professional team, always present to clarify our questions.

Superb day with a great multilingual crew. Great fun