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Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao provided by Algarve Discovery

Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao

Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao
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Tour snapshot
Experience the sculptural sandstone Benagil Caves (Algar de Benagil)
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
100
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
With the sun streaming through its sandstone ceiling onto the beach below, Benagil Caves (Algar de Benagil) is one of the Algarve’s most iconic sights—but you can only access the cave from the water. This short tour, with a range of departures throughout the day, uses a small boat so that (conditions permitting) you can enter the cave and take photos.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Small boat allows cave access to see the natural arches at their best
  • Choose between different departure times to suit your schedule
  • Veteran driver/guide brings you in as close as possible
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Small boat allows cave access to see the natural arches at their best
  • Choose between different departure times to suit your schedule
  • Veteran driver/guide brings you in as close as possible
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12562P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Life Jacket
  • Live guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Clube Naval De Portimão, 8500-702 Portimão, Portugal
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Life Jacket
  • Live guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Clube Naval De Portimão, 8500-702 Portimão, Portugal
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Clube Naval De Portimão
    8500-702 Portimão, Portugal
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Carvoeiro
    Vale de Centeanes Beach
    Praia de Benagil
    Algar de Benagil
    Praia da Rocha
    Algar Seco
    Praia da Marinha
  • You'll return to the starting point
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MeetaSkeeta
Stockport, UK1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Family
Fantastic tour with Andre and Mauro. A phenomenal 2 hour tour with our 8 year old from locals who love where they live.

We were staying at the Tivoli Marina Portimao and asked for help to book a tour (Feb 2022). Reception recommended algarve discovery and gave us the leaflet to decide which tour, they did not push it all. As the tour is so popular reception booked us onto the earliest slot which was 2pm the following day. Andre picked us up from the hotel on time, both Andre and Mauro were very reassuring and fluent in English and French. I’m sure other languages too. Throughout the tour they translated between the languages of those in the tour (including jokes), they waited at each location with enough time for questions, pictures and interaction. When children looked uncomfortable they asked if everything was ok and were attentive to the children. They took opportunity as they saw it to take us close to the other tours pirate ship, a fishing trawler surrounded by seagulls, and of course get us all sprayed by the Atlantic sea (highly recommend a hoodie and trousers at this time of year!). We were lucky enough to see dolphins at the end of our tour even though it wasn’t part of it, they didn’t rush and took the time to help us see them. They have a passion for the area they live in. When I asked Andre explained where an area of restaurants were without pushing any one particular place. They make an excellent team and gave us a tour we won’t forget.
Obrigaga Mauro and Andre, we can not thank you enough.
Written 19 February 2022
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TJ
3 contributions
We had a fantastic experience with Algarve Discovery team on our boat tour to the Benagil cave. The boys were very friendly and informative and had tremendous knowledge of the local area. The winds were fairly strong on the day we went out, but we felt extremely safe and the skipper showed great experience in navigating the water which was rather choppy at times.

We made multiple stops at various different caves along the coastline on the way to Benagil and the team ensured that they manoeuvred the boat so that passengers on both sides were able to have a look and take pictures, etc. The caves themselves were breathtaking, and it was fantastic that our boat took us inside.

This was definitely one of the highlights of our holiday - we would 100% recommend Algarve Discovery of you want to visit Benagil!
Written 14 April 2022
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Tondimad35
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
Amazing tour of all the caves on the coastline. The guides Luis and Andrea x2 were friendly, easy going and made the tour that much better with their humor when describing the amazing scenes on the tour. The boat is also a perfect size, and not overcrowded like the other tour boats you see, it is also very handy with getting in and out of tight caves that you might not be able to enter on a bigger boat. I would highly recommend Algarve Discovery if you plan on visiting the Algarve
Written 5 May 2022
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Carolyn O
6 contributions
Apr 2022
Loved our small boat tour to see the caves along the Algarve coast! Luis, the guide and Andre, the boat operator, were awesome and had a lot of great information to share. Would highly recommend the small boat as we were able to go inside the caves where many larger boats could not. Absolutely beautiful coastline! We walked the coastline from above the day before but it was a completely different experience seeing it from the water. Definitely a must see!
Written 9 May 2022
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JoFLL
Fort Lauderdale, FL16 contributions
Jul 2021
Our party of (8) LOVED both Andre's of Algarve Discovery's: Benagil & Marinha tour! Andre the captain & Andre the guide were a perfect balance of professionalism & fun on our private tour. We were running late and very much appreciated their patience as we began our tour. Andre the guide was very informative with all of the sites and questions we had. We really appreciated Andre the captain as he gently & expertly guided us into the caves for amazing views. We saw a number of caves along the coast, each one was beautiful and unique. The Benagil cave was the most crowded with other boats and kayaks but they did a great job of getting us in and out of the cave with plenty of time to experience the views and energy. After the last cave we had an opportunity to jump into the water and cool off. Again, both Andre's delivered a true vacation experience as we never felt rushed or that we lingered any one place too long. Take this tour & if you can, make it a private experience & have the boat to yourself (some of the other boats we saw were very crowded)!!!
Written 31 July 2021
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samcnall
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
Great way to see a different perspective of the coast line. The cliffs and caves are amazing and beautiful. Our guide and boat captain were funny and entertaining, and their skill in maneuvering the boat was unbelievable. Everyone agreed it was a great value for a great tour.
Written 31 May 2022
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E8940HEjb
41 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Fantastic boating trip to see the sites between Portimao and Benagil. Family friendly staff. Visited multiple caves, inlets, and rock formations along the way. Guides kept it entertaining. Skilled captain took the boat inside many caves, to include the Benagil Cave. While limited, the time inside the famous cave is more than enough to get your feel of the scenic views. Would definitely do this trip again.
Written 30 May 2022
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Alexandra S
Isle of Wight, UK10 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
What breathtaking views and a great morning had by my whole family. Our captain was knowledgeable and amusing taking us on an immersive experience of the cave. Zipping back along the coast to the port on the speed boat was exhilarating too.
Written 22 August 2021
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4Pems
Eden Prairie, MN9 contributions
May 2022
Excellent tour!! Comfortable boat, low to the water, but didn't get wet. Our guide Andre and driver Malo were excellent and made the trip exciting and enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour experience versus other boats. Malo was able to drive the boat in small spaces and get us into smaller caves and coves. Very fun adventure!
Written 14 May 2022
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Caroline B
Terheijden, The Netherlands20 contributions
Today we did this tour and we enjoyed it so much! The guide and captain were very nice and spoke very well English. The boat was not too big so we could enter all caves. Maximum capacity of the boat is 18 people, which was one of the reasons we chose this operator. The caves and beaches are beautiful.
Written 25 July 2020
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K8233TKdavidep
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Fantastic cruise to Benagil cave
We made this cruise with friends starting from Portimao. Staff was kind and prepared. 2h cruise has been very enter
Alliepent
Alliepent
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Fabulous - would recommend.
Had a great 2 hour experience! Perfect size boat in comparison to the other options we saw. Tour guides were fun! W
Sightsee65771509878
Sightsee65771509878
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Perfect!!!
It was amazing! From the time they picking up at the airport to the time they brought us back!! Andre, our tour gui
Janet P
Janet P
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Seeing the Coast and Caves up Close and Personal!
We enjoyed a private tour with Algarve Discovery and could not have been happier! We were on a cruise and had no p
hcschipper
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We had a beautiful trip. Full of humor and information, and an ecciting experience on the sea. Recommendated for cu
945karena
945karena
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A great day exploring the Algarve caves
A great day exploring the Algarve with a couple of knowledgeable, friendly and professional young men. I would high
Daniela M
Daniela M
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The best trip
The best trip to the caves! André is the best captain! We enjoy the trip a lot! We like the experience!
ElineV616
ElineV616
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Lovely tour guides!
Very good tour guide and captain, both lovely people and taking care of the customers. Also very good covid policy
P4653IV
P4653IV
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Excellent experience!
Highly recommend! Our skippers were very entertaining and informative. Definitely worth spending extra for the priv
Jayne B
Jayne B
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Small comment.
We had an amazing time on a brilliantly comfy rib. The staff were friendly too. My only comment would be for the gi
L_Aschk
L_Aschk
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Great day
Nice people taking care of us the whole day: Jeep Tour, boat ride (lucky: with dolphins!), extraordinary lunch and
929irias
929irias
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Amazing
The guys were really friendly, the driving was amazing and very fun. This definitely made my holidays much more fun
RealHonza
RealHonza
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Beautiful colorful coast
Beautiful colorful coast, many caves and marvelous beaches, many path along the coast. I recomend you to take some
Deborah S
Deborah S
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A Wonderful Morning
We took a private boat tour with Discovery Algarve and had a wonderful morning. Luis was our guide and was informa
Trek26071964
Trek26071964
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An Amazing experience
What an amazing experience to visit the Algarve region. My friends and I did the full day trip - Jeep and Boat with
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