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Ponta de Piedade Grotto Sightseeing Cruise from Lagos

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Overview
Gain access to the tight spaces of the Ponta de Piedade grottoes on this tour, which uses specially-designed boats to access more of the seascape. Your captain navigates the small boat into the nooks and crannies of the grottoes along Portugal’s Atlantic coast, renowned for its unusual rock formations and caverns. Learn about the formation of the landscape through the guide's commentary. You'll travel in a small group of just 10 people or fewer, which provides plenty of time to ask questions.
Highlights
  • Navigate Lagos' coastal caverns in a specially designed boat 
  • See the sandstone cliffs, grottoes, rock formations, and secluded beaches from the water
  • Learn about the geology and origin of the formations from your guide
  • Small group of just 10 people allows an intimate atmosphere and time to ask questions
  • Multiple departure times make it easy to fit your schedule
What to Expect
Make your own way to Marina de Lagos to meet your guide and group at your selected departure time. Boats leave regularly throughout the day, which ensures you can find a time that fits your vacation schedule. Step aboard a low-profile vessel, specially designed for navigating the tight spaces in the Ponta de Piedade grottoes. With a small group of 10 people or fewer, this tour has an intimate atmosphere and offers plenty of time to ask questions. Relax and enjoy the ocean breeze and unusual scenery, composed of sandstone cliffs punctuated by tiny grottoes and secluded beaches. Let the captain show his or her expertise while navigating the tight spaces and tough turns that you would never try on your own, while providing commentary on the formation and geological details of the Atlantic coast. Return to Marina de Lagos at the conclusion of your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Passeio dos Descobrimentos 1, 8600-302 Lagos, Portugal
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional local driver/guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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But when 75 min. Went to 45 min. I felt the guide did,nt have the time for this trip. This is not okay !! So stay avay if you want to see the coast only with 45 min. Its all most too littel time with it all !! Not worth it go somewhere else, where they want to give you an
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Response from jct28steve, Owner at Ponta de Piedade Grotto Sightseeing Cruise from Lagos
Responded 3 days ago
Dear keyboard warrior Firstly i apologies if you are not happy with the service provided, but to make a complaint of any substance and to have credibility you need to inform us of the date and trip time, without this information it is impossible to verify nor indeed investigate your claim In the summer months this trip is for sure 1 hour fifteen minutes and more, due to the large amount of boat traffic, less traffic in the winter months allows us to do this trip much easier and still give the same service, if not better our web site advertising and all sellers do in fact say all our trips are a approximate times, I cannot accept that your trip was just 45 minutes, as you do not give me any information to investigate i tend to think you a romancing a little Regards Steve Gerente Days of Adventure
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We had wonderful experience. The booking agent Michael was very friendly and helpful as we were unsure what we wanted to do and he was able to accommodate us. Nelson was the best guide we had a very informative tour and he made sure to highlight all his favorite rock art.
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Lovely trip along the coast to see the little grottos and rock formations. Our skipper was fun and informative with a little bit of thrill thrown in! Thank you Rogério Lourenço for your help and advice, especially accommodating my friend with a broken ankle.
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I’m sure this experience is great, however we wouldn’t know because trip advisor lists the wrong meeting address on the ticket. The address on the ticket brought us to the company’s street location. We arrived 6 minutes prior to the meeting time. The woman there didn’t seem to
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Response from jct28steve, Owner at Ponta de Piedade Grotto Sightseeing Cruise from Lagos
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Emily Capolupo I downloaded your reservation with us to confirm its content Below is the exact wording as per your online booking and check in information with tripadvisor, indeed all tickets are the same for everyone either printed or stored online DEPARTURE DETAILS Passeio do Descobrimentos 1, 8600-302 Lagos Portugal Our office and meeting point is in the Marina of Lagos, next to bar Amuras. Please check in 15 minutes before departure. No shows will be charged at the full price Now the facts This is very clearly not the address you arrived at, you arrived at our high street sales office and not the one you were given the details to arrive at You arrived at the High street sales office, in your own words six minutes before your departure time. your ticket information clearly states to check in 15 minutes before your departure ! Telma at the office rang Patricia at the Marina check in to inform them you were on your way there, this is a five minute walk. Due to the call received Patricia in the marina office held the boat departure back by five minutes giving you ample time, 10 minutes to arrive there, as a respect to other customers waiting and our timetable the boat then had to depart, you arrived 3 minutes after the specially delayed departure Our sales office check in and meeting point are by far the largest in the marina, and the first one you come to entering the marina from the direction of our high street sales office, we also have a large 40 seat waiting area, directly opposite the check in, and clearly identified in orange as the waiting area, how you could miss all this i do not know Both our staff members were curtious and polite, Your check in time was 12.00 the trip and departure time was for 12.15 you arrived at 12.23. Patricia politely offered you a later departure time as this particular trip has one boat departing every thirty minutes, this you declined May i suggest it is as simple to claim your refund from tripadvisor as it was to read the check in instructions, As though you failed to arrive on time there would be no refund from tripadvisor Finally, suggesting to others to arrive fifteen minutes before departure seems rather pointless as that is the instructions given to all and given to you ! Had you read them properly P.S. I can only assume you checked in for your Porto flight as notified and did arrive at the actual airport to take your flight ! Regards Steve Gerente
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Wonderful day visiting the grottos. Great host with days of adventure. Justin. Would recommend this trip.
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About the operator
By: Days of Adventure
1,921 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Ammar K
22
Very Good Guides and Good Fun
be sure to have a sturdy back before embarking on this thrilling journey. The caves our beautiful although wish we
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sussiQ9
Copenhagen, Denmark
50
This could be a Nice trip
But when 75 min. Went to 45 min. I felt the guide did,nt have the time for this trip. This is not okay !! So stay
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Ron W
Cedar City, Utah
7033
Awesome tour of the grotto with a knowledgeable guide
This was great tour of the grotto. Since it was early November there were only 5 passengers on the boat - myself,
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Michelle K
10
Great tour
We really enjoyed this tour - it was a nice modern boat and good fun cruising around with info about each cave.
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Jess Ru F
10
Castro and Andrea were wonderful, great tour!
Got to see everything we wanted and more. Castro and Andrea were amazing guides. Would highly recommend!
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sonia h
10
Awesome Boat Trip
This was such a great trip hosted by the young and capable Miguel and Andreia. The speedboat took us out of the
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Dhanwanth V
51
Excellent guide, captain and service
First of all our guide was Miguel and our captain was Andrea, they were extremely awesome, they dint bore us with
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Melody M
41
Great service
We had wonderful experience. The booking agent Michael was very friendly and helpful as we were unsure what we
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Turberf
10
Dolphin watching
Brilliant - all of it! Lady who booked our trip was lovely. Steve and his skipper (Zane I think) plus Zuka the dog
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jaynestone
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
203
Fun trip
Lovely trip along the coast to see the little grottos and rock formations. Our skipper was fun and informative
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KERSTIN-Bcn
10
An amazing experience !!
I was with Miguel and Pedro on the Benagil Caves Tour starting from Lagos. This tour was the highlight during my
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Emmycapz
20
Couldn’t find meeting place
I’m sure this experience is great, however we wouldn’t know because trip advisor lists the wrong meeting address
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manzanera54
durham
8640
Thrilling
I’ve done this trip about 5 years ago and it was just as exciting the second time around. Our driver( sorry can’t
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akita89
10
Absolutely flawless!
What an amazing tour! We first heard about the company from our resort, who said they recommend them due to them
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catalinaiuliab
20
Dolphin watching
We choose to go on safari to see the dolphins. And because they have to go and look for them, they said the
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