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Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

1. Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

Meet your guide at the pier in Portimao and listen to a short safety briefing. Then, board the RIB speed boat to start the journey out to sea. On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Arade River and the Algarve region. Admire views of the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo castle, as well as a quaint fishing village along the coast. See many dramatic caves and cliffs as you travel along the coast. Keep a lookout, as dolphins can often be seen navigating the waters here. If they are spotted and are less than 3 miles away, the boat will head in their direction so you can get a closer look at these playful mammals. Then, head inside the famous Benagil Caves, which are only reachable by boat. Marvel at the naturally-formed holes at the top, which let the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below in a beautiful display. Listen to the echoes and the sound of the wind and let yourself be moved by these impressive natural surroundings. On the way back to the marina, the boat will make a brief swimming stop with views of the beautiful beach at Corredoura. If you choose the sunset option, watch a spectacular sunset on the return journey. Finish off the day by admiring the vibrant colors on the horizon as the sun goes down.

Portimão: Dolphin Watching, Benagil Caves Cruise & Sunset

2. Portimão: Dolphin Watching, Benagil Caves Cruise & Sunset

Discover the Algarve coast on a combination sunset cruise, cave visit, and dolphin-watching tour. Learn about the area's geology and animals from a marine biologist, sail past the Castelo de S.João do Arade, and marvel at the colors of the sunset over the ocean. Set sail from the marina of Portimão and cruise past the Castelo de S.João do Arade and the Forte de Santa Catarina in Rio Arade. Head into the ocean to search for dolphins. Snap a picture as they playfully swim around your boat. Continue back to the coastline and sail by secluded beaches framed by golden cliffs. Head into the iconic Algar de Benagil Cave and marvel at the fascinating rock formations inside. After leaving the cave, relax and feel the sea breeze as you watch the sunset over the water while you return to the marina.

From Portimão: Sunset Boat Trip with Wine

3. From Portimão: Sunset Boat Trip with Wine

Marvel at the beauty of the Algarve coast and watch the sunset from aboard a sailing ship.  Leaving from the Marina of Portimão, sail towards the picturesque fishing village of Alvor. On the way, see the small beach of João de Arens, hidden between mesmerising rock formations.. Relax at the end of your day with a complimentary glass of wine, fruits and snacks. Fell free to go for a swim in the middle of the sea, far away from the crowds.

Portimão & Lagoa: Romantic Picnic at Sunset

4. Portimão & Lagoa: Romantic Picnic at Sunset

Board a vintage Volkswagen T2 van for a 2-hour romantic and exclusive experience in the Portimão or Albufeira area. After being picked up from your accommodation by your guide, be escorted to a cozy beach and enjoy a picnic made from regional products while you soak in a stunning Portuguese sunset. Relish the views of the beautiful cliffs over the sea and take time to snap some unforgettable pictures. After this experience, you will be guided to your romantic spot where a tipi and a lovely picnic will be waiting for you. Vegan and Vegetarian options are available.

Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Sunset Trip in a VW T2 Van

5. Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Sunset Trip in a VW T2 Van

After being collected from your accommodation, begin your sunset tour of about 2.5 hours. It will begin with you boarding your classic Volkswagen "camper van" with your soulmate, your friends or your family. Expect good music playlists, good company and all-around good vibes on your journey to the sunset. The first stop will be in Ferragudo, for a tour in this beatuful town. After arriving at the ocean near Farol da Ponta do Altar, you will be able to relax, sit back, drink a glass of good Portuguese wine, eat local snacks, and capture the beauty of the scenery. Listen to the waves and birds, whilst feeling the sun and the wind on your skin. Rejoice with your companions and enjoy this breathtaking yet simple pleasure in life. Additional music and photography for groups can even be hired before the trip.

Portimão: Benagil Cave and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve Tour

6. 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 bird species. On the way back to Portimão, admire the impressive Praia do Alvor, one of the largest sandy beaches of the Algarve.

From Portimão: Benagil Caves & Navy Beach Boat Tour

7. From Portimão: Benagil Caves & Navy Beach Boat Tour

Begin your excursion to the Benagil Caves in Portimão with a safety briefing. Aboard your boat, sized to cross narrow channels and have easier access to coastal rocks. Sail along the Arade River, pass through the village of Ferragudo and the Fort of São João do Arade to head into the open sea.  Enjoy the incredible views of the Algarve Coast. See impressive cliffs that end at the sea, hidden caves, deserted beaches, and beautiful rock formations. From Portimão to the Benagil Caves, there are about 30 marine caves on the coast you and your guide will explore. Arrive at the Benagil Caves, which is only accessible by sea, and be stunned by their natural beauty.  After spending time in the cave, relax on your boat ride back to Portimão.

Portimão: Benagil Cave, Marinha Grande Beach Speedboat Tour

8. Portimão: Benagil Cave, Marinha Grande Beach Speedboat Tour

Head off on an adventure along the coast of the Algarve from Portimão, taking in its stunning cliffs, turquoise waters, and pristine beaches from the comfort of a speedboat. See the region's best beaches and impressive grottos, enjoying a cooling dip in the perfect sea at one of the stops. Depart from Portimão and enjoy a guided boat tour to the magnificent grottos and best beaches in the area, including Carvoeiro, Benagil, and Marinha Grande beaches. Sit back and relax in the sea breeze as your speedboat glides over the waves, taking in the stunning coastline scenery. Stop at wonderful sea caves, sailing into them to feel their vastness. Continue on your seaward journey and dive into the famous Marinha Grande Beach's blue waters, before returning to your original starting point.

From Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Sunset Boat Trip

9. From Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Sunset Boat Trip

Enjoy a 2-hour cruise down a historic river, past the idyllic fishing village of Ferragudo, the iconic castle, and the old fortress as you head into the open sea. After a short introduction and safety briefing, find a comfortable spot on board. Travel by boat from Portimão to Benagil Cave, considered one the finest caves in the Algarve. On the return cruise and take in the beauty of your surroundings, with the boat positioned perfectly for the inspiring sunset. Say farewell to the end of another day, having experienced one of the best sunsets on your visit to the Algarve.

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What people are saying about Portimão

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

This is such a great tour. The tour guide was informative and fun which made the boat trip that much more pleasant. The caves are incredible and with the small boat we were able to enter many of them. Also, the stop in the small fishing village is a great bonus to get fresh fish and see a small area that you may not plan to visit otherwise. Highly highly recommend.

A wonderful tour, especially for couples in a fantastic environment provided either by the company or by nature. Amazing staff, who give us some tips, tell stories and at the same time give us time to enjoy what is happening. To repeat!

Amazing trip, with a very nice guide a long the coast of portimao. we’ve seen hidden beaches, beautiful nature, we had good snacks and wine with a stunning sunset. definitely worth it

Nice ride, a charming couple offers a boat tour with wine generously served and small snacks for a reasonable price

Très bon guide ,belle excursion ,très bon driver ,un peu froid mais moins qu’au Canada