Portimão
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Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Boating Tour

1. Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Boating Tour

Departing from the beach at Portimão, head out to the water where the fun begins. Once away from the beach, use a paddle board to gain access to the famous Benagil Cave, or to just paddle around for fun. Enter caves including the natural wonder of Benagil Cave, and see places such as Carvoeiro Village, the “Doll" in Algar Seco, and the Alfanzina Lighthouse. Encounter famous local beaches, including Vale Centeanes Beach, Carvalho Beach, Benagil Beach, and the world-famous Marinha Beach. Throughout your tour you will stop for approximately 30 minutes to do some snorkeling, paddle, access a private beach, or top up your tan on the padded sundeck.

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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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Portimão: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour of Caves, Benagil and Coast

3. Portimão: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour of Caves, Benagil and Coast

Sail from Marina de Portimão and enjoy the natural beauty of the Algarve coast! This tour starts from Marina de Portimão and it sails to Marinha Beach, visiting about 20 caves along the coast, including the famous Grotto of Benagil, one of the ten natural wonders of the world. The trip lasts approximately two hours between the beaches and paradisiacal caves. It includes a stop for the guests to refresh themselves, a snorkeling with the appropriate equipment, followed by a toast on board with champagne or soda.

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Portimão: Benagil Cave and Snorkeling Boat Trip

4. Portimão: Benagil Cave and Snorkeling Boat Trip

Take a boat trip from Portimão along the stunning Algarve coastline. Admire the breathtaking views and explore world-famous caves. Sail inside the Benagil Sea Cave, inaccessible to larger boats. Your guide will show you hidden caves and explain about these natural formations. Make a stop by a calm bay to go snorkeling and discover the beauty of the underwater world.

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Algarve: Finest Caves and Beaches Tour from Portimão

5. Algarve: Finest Caves and Beaches Tour from Portimão

After a short introduction and safety briefing, find a comfortable spot on the boat and get ready to cruise down the historic river. Pass the idyllic fishing village of Ferragudo, the castle and the old fortress as you head into the open sea. Cruise from Portimão to Leixão do submarino, past towering cliffs and pristine beaches. Stop at the caves with plenty of time for photos. Afterwards, swim and relax in a secluded bay and work on your tan. If you’re feeling adventurous, swim to a quiet beach. Hold on tight for the high-speed return trip and take in views of the coastline. With a bit of luck you’ll spot some dolphins on the way.

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What people are saying about Portimão

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 65 reviews

The guides were very nice, and the caves visited very pretty. We were 2 groups, one french speaking and the other so spanish speaking, and the guides were switching between english, spanish and french, making sure that we could properly understand, and taking time to answer questions. The snorkeling after visiting the cave was very nice as well, the water was cool, the place beautiful while secluded, and we stayed there quite some time. I highly recommend this experience and this travel guide.

This was a highlight of our trip to Algarve. Excellent boat, really great, easy going captain and the guide. I recommend taking it early in your stay as you’ll get exposed to a number of beaches you might decide to visit during your stay. The boat has a toilet, which is a plus compare to other boat options.

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