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Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

1. Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

Departing from the Vilamoura Marina, your skipper will welcome you on board one of the 4 custom-built boats. Your skipper will travel along the stretch of the coast leading towards the Benagil Cave, where you will have opportunity to view all the other stunning rock formations and secluded beaches along the way. Once at the Benagil Cave the boat will enter into the caves safely and securely, so you can sit back, enjoy, and take in the beautiful views. This location is simply breathtaking, and will make for many perfect photo opportunities. This cave tour will visit many other beautiful locations en route, and your guide will aim to locate wild dolphins whenever possible.

From Vilamoura: 2.5-Hour Benagil Cave and Dolphins Boat Tour

2. From Vilamoura: 2.5-Hour Benagil Cave and Dolphins Boat Tour

Meet your friendly crew at Vilamoura Marina and be welcomed aboard for your 2.5-hour tour to the Benagil Caves. Listen to your guide as they explain the highlights of your tour.  As you cruise along, see natural rock formations of the Algarve coastline. Pass by gorgeous beaches and impressive caves. If you're lucky you might even have the chance to see some wild dolphins. Once you arrive at the Benagil Caves, be amazed by their natural beauty. Don’t forget to bring your cameras, as the famous caves and grottos along the Algarve coast are the perfect motifs to take some amazing photos.

Algarve Aquashow Park Admission Tickets

3. Algarve Aquashow Park Admission Tickets

Book your day ticket here for the Aquashow Park, Portugal’s largest and most popular water and thematic park. There’s plenty to enjoy and enough thrills to keep the kids happy all day. You’ll find an amazing variety of slides for all ages: • The 32-meter-high Free Fall/Kamikaze, a combination of 2 slides giving you the sensation of surfing on a big wave • The fabulous Speed Race, where you can compete with other guests to see who is the fastest slider • The White Fall which invites the bravest for a unique slide • The Wild Snake offering a ride into the dark The little ones can safely play in the water in their own mini-park world. There are slides and other water attractions to ensure they have lots of fun. For those looking to relax, the park offers a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, and green areas with sunbeds. One of the park’s main attractions is the wave pool, simulating real sea waves. You’ll also find the biggest Water Coaster in Europe, reaching a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour. The Air Race is a thematic ride that has you sitting inside a real airplane doing aerobatics and stunts. Top Swing is one of the favorite thematic attractions, offering a new and unique experience.  In the show area you can take in shows featuring birds of prey, exotic birds, and reptiles. When you finally realize that you’re hungry you’ll find some good meal choices at one of the snack bars or BBQs. You can also find a small souvenir shop, changing rooms, lockers, and other facilities. Due to COVID-19, AquaShow Park is currently operating at a lower capacity. After booking, you'll receive a link to check-in at AquaShow Park and choose a date to visit.

From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

4. From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

Sail for 3 hours around the Algarve Coast aboard an impressive schooner sailing boat and discover picturesque villages, beautiful beaches, and impressive rocky cliffs.   Depart from the Marina of Vilamoura and head west where you can see the extensive beach of Falésia, followed by the fishing village of Olhos d'Agua (eyes of the water). Continuing your journey, the boat slips through the water past all the tiny beaches with their red sand cliffs. Sail past Albufeira, which was a fishing village but now is a vibrant tourist location. Admire the steep cliffs of São Rafael and stunning rock formations. In good sea conditions there is a stop for a swim in the ocean and a visit to one of the sea caves. Feel the splash of the waves and the wind in the sails as the ship start turning around near Galé. Get a chance to help with the hoisting of the sails or assist the captain at the helm. With luck, spot dolphins swimming alongside the boat.

Vilamoura: Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

5. Vilamoura: Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

Embark on an exclusive cruise that includes tastings of regional liqueurs and sweet treats. Head westwards to explore the beautiful caves and coastlines all the way to the famous Benagil cave, a sight you won’t want to miss. Admire the blue-green waters from inside this impressive natural formation. Continue on to see other amazing sights, including the famous Nossa Senhora de Rocha chapel, Praia da Marinha, Captain’s Cave, Submarine Rock, Arco do Triunfo and more.   Enjoy a welcome drink on board and tastings of regional sweets. If weather permits, jump into the stunning waters and enjoy a refreshing swim, or just relax on the boat and admire the beautiful scenery.  

Vilamoura: Full-Day Algarve Cruise with BBQ Lunch on Beach

6. Vilamoura: Full-Day Algarve Cruise with BBQ Lunch on Beach

Full day Cruise – (10a.m. to 5p.m.) Leave Vilamoura Marina heading west along the coast to the Benagil area. You can see Olhos d’Agua, Praia da Oura, Albufeira, Armação de Pêra and view the caves and rock formations on the way. The Condor then anchors close to a secluded beach and lunch is served on the beach. Lunch consists of grilled fresh fish, pork steaks, chicken, 2 types of salad, bread, seasonal fruit, wine, juice, and water. You also have time for swimming or just relaxing on the beach. When the sea permits we will show you the caves with a trip in the dinghy. Return to Vilamoura.

Vilamoura: Custom Private Yacht Cruise with Drinks & Bites

7. Vilamoura: Custom Private Yacht Cruise with Drinks & Bites

Spend the day exploring the Algarvian Coast with this private yacht rental and personalized charter in Vilamoura. This experience is perfect for special occasions or any type of celebration. Enjoy a variety of complimentary drinks and snacks during your cruise. When leaving the Vilamoura Marina, there are two itinerary options: either go left to Faro Islands and Ria Formosa, or right to Albufeira, Benagil, and even Lagos. The duration of your cruise will dictate how far you can go. As experiences are custom made, it is up to you and your party to decide the activities throughout the day. Choose to unwind while flowing calming with the waves or stop to explore the waters while swimming. While cruising, sip on free Laurent Perrier champagne, Freixenet Cava, rosé, white wine, beer, and soft drinks. A cheese and chorizo plate, crisps, nuts, and fresh fruit will also be available. On full days, there's a mandatory stop for lunch at a coastal restaurant (costs not included). The yacht is equipped with a Bluetooth surround sound system and Wi-Fi, so you can create your own environment, whether you are planning an intimate and relaxing occasion or a fun celebration. 

From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

8. From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

Take a romantic 2.5-hour sunset sailing cruise along the coastline of Vilamoura and Albufeira as you sail on a luxury sailing yacht. See beaches such as Falésia Beach and Tomato Beach from a different perspective. Enjoy a welcome drink with aperitifs as you sail along the coast watching the sunset over the horizon. Stop for a swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, or if you're feeling laidback, soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music before heading back to Vilamoura.

Vilamoura: Algarve Private Luxury Yacht Charter

9. Vilamoura: Algarve Private Luxury Yacht Charter

Climb aboard a luxury yacht, the São Lourenço II, and receive a glass of Champagne as you are welcomed aboard. The yacht is the perfect size for comfort and exploring, making it the best choice for chartering.  Begin a panoramic cruise along the Algarve coastline and admire the breathtaking views. The stunning yacht will take up to 10 passengers and has ample sunbathing areas. Get your adrenaline pumping by trying your hand at wakeboarding, waterskiing, or the wild ringo ride.  Tailor this champagne cruise to your needs. Choose your group size and preferred duration, whether 3 hours or a full day. The trip includes all drinks champagne, wine, beer, and soft drinks.

Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

10. Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

See the magnificent coastlines of Vilamoura and Albufeira from vantage points as you sail in a luxury sailing yacht. You will pass several beaches including, Falésia beach, Tomatoes beach, Santa Eulalia Beach, and Olhos de Agua beach as you travel to Albufeira. Enjoy a welcome drink, cheese, and Portuguese Chorizo as you admire the views from vantage points where the Algarve coastline divides. See the clay formations of Falésia beach. Soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music. Stop for a quick swim in the ocean before arriving back in Vilamoura.

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What people are saying about Quarteira

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 979 reviews

Fabulous comfortable boat. Informative guide and safe captain. Rough seas but they did it safely and we still got the most out of it in conditions beyond their control. We’re really helpful also when we needed to add another member to our party and changed our booking to accommodate. Great service and great couple of hours well spent. Very good value for money :)

Amazing experience, could have charged a lot more for it! Very bumpy boat, that was the best part! Amazing guide and beautiful views

Amazing experience - crew were lovely and punctual, ready to answer any questions. The views were incredible - 10/10 evening!

Excellent, traditional sailing Yacht / Schooner. This is the real deal. Impressive state of repair, as well.

Great time spent with family. The children were delighted. Very clean place.