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Benagil And Dolphins Tour provided by Nauticdrive

Benagil And Dolphins Tour
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About
Explore mysterious caves and enjoy the surroundings around water level during this delightful dolphin encounter. The combination of dolphins and cave exploration makes this one of the most popular excursions in the Algarve! Sail with us along the Algarve coast from VilaMoura Marina to Benagil Cave. Discover the beauty of these cave structures and breathtaking rock formations, giving you a breathtaking glimpse into the past, then relax on your way back while searching for Dolphins in their natural environment!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • 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
English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 132847P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • SAVE LIVES AND CUT WINDS, CIVIL RESPONSIBILITY INSURANCE
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Marina de Vilamoura
  • Entry/Admission - Praia da Rocha Baixinha
  • Entry/Admission - Praia da Falésia
  • Entry/Admission - Praia dos Olhos de Água
  • Entry/Admission - Gruta do Xorino
  • Entry/Admission - Algar de Benagil
  • Entry/Admission - Marina de Vilamoura
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-406 Quarteira, Portugal OFFICE POINT 15, MARINA ENTRANCE NEXT TO LAKE RESORT
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • SAVE LIVES AND CUT WINDS, CIVIL RESPONSIBILITY INSURANCE
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Marina de Vilamoura
  • Entry/Admission - Praia da Rocha Baixinha
  • Entry/Admission - Praia da Falésia
  • Entry/Admission - Praia dos Olhos de Água
  • Entry/Admission - Gruta do Xorino
  • Entry/Admission - Algar de Benagil
  • Entry/Admission - Marina de Vilamoura
Departure details
  • Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-406 Quarteira, Portugal OFFICE POINT 15, MARINA ENTRANCE NEXT TO LAKE RESORT
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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5.0
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Janet000
Bromley, UK34 contributions
Terrifying!
Sep 2021
I am not quite sure how to start to leave a review for this tour. We returned from our trip traumatised and with two young kids never ever wanting to get on a speed boat ever again. I have been on speed boats a handful of times, but never anything quite like this. If I looked up how far it actually was, we would have got a nicer boat to take us to see these sights instead of a speed boat going full throttle as if the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs in what felt like very unsafe speed and riding the waves continually hitting our bums on the seats and not in a fun way. when I queried the speed, the member of staff said we had a lot of area to cover and he had to go at this very high speed, otherwise he would not make it back on time. I felt it was unsafe and my son knocked his head on the back of my seat and was terrified as he could not hold on tight enough and his legs were not able to stand the continually bashing and knocking. I am surprised we did not get catapulted into the water. I feel we must have got a different set of crew to anyone else on the other days sadly. When the man passed around the tip box at the very end of the tour when we had reached land, we were all relieved to make it back in one piece, no wonder he got no tips I think it said it all. Communication would have been great throughout just to see how we were, but he just didnt care. He did not tell us how long it would take to get out to see the dolphins. The sights were lovely, but we returned over 3 and a half hours later which to me wasnt the 2.5 hour trip, he took us to every beach cove going to compensate for the bumpy trip he said. We will remember this trip for a very long time, but sadly for the wrong reasons.
Written 17 September 2021
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Glenn Dekeyser
5 contributions
Wonderful experience and service
Sep 2021 • Couples
Wow, how cool was that! The speedboat trip was awesome, we saw many dolphins, the caves were really nice and the crew (a captain and a biologist) were really friendly and helpful. And they used humour in their explanations which made it even more incredible!
Written 10 September 2021
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Joe O
2 contributions
Couldn’t recommend enough!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Couldn’t recommend this trip enough! As we set out the sea was too rough and so it was cancelled and hand to turn back but easily enough we rearranged for the next day with ease. This just showed we were in safe hands as safety was a top concern.

On the day, Both the driver and guide were terrific. The driver was incredibly friendly and knew the waters like the back of his hand. The guide was welcoming and knowledgable giving a splendid tour of the caves and wildlife. We even saw dolphins on the way back to top off the already outstanding experience.
Written 9 September 2021
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Marc L
2 contributions
Great!
Aug 2021 • Friends
We actually saw dolphins pretty close the caves were great! Friendly guide! What impressed me:
They respect the dolphins - the guide said that they’re giving some signs and they want us leave after a while - and we actually left immediately. Loved it :)
Written 22 August 2021
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André
Ashford, UK3 contributions
Great experience
Great services, our guide and boat capitain were amazing, the kids loved it!
One of our best experiences in Algarve so far.
I definitely recommend it.
Written 14 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julian S
1 contribution
5 out of 5 stars!
They Initially had to cancel our initial booking due to wind conditions (totally understandable), but they were able to accommodate our request for the next day!
An absolutely amazing experience! The tour guides were able to translate the information they gave to their audience (4 different languages). They also went above and beyond by extending the tour an extra 30 minutes to give us an opportunity to see the dolphins!!! I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking an adventure with excellent customer service.
Written 19 July 2021
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Jorge S
Athens, Greece21 contributions
Um cliente invulgar / A peculiar customer ( PT and EN )
Aug 2020
Sou um cliente talvez invulgar porque queria ter uma experiência de mar, não estava à espera de uma expência pacífica de todo. Confesso que fui com a minha sobrinha e ela não aguentou mais de 30 min no barco, tivemos de voltar para trás e deixá-la. Como reservei via seebookings.com contactei o agente local e... basicamente eles sairam da praia onde têm uma concessão e vieram fazer o passeio só comigo... não tenho palavras para agradecer.
A experiência, não podia ser melhor, dado que o barco é semi-rigido e a sensação de mar foi maravilhosa. Entramos em algumas grutas e ainda vimos golfinhos. Confesso que para mim aquilo que procurava era mesmo aquela tareia de mar, aquela àgua a saltar e eles depois de tanto cuidado que estavam a ter perceberam que eu queria uma coisa mais agitada e tomamos um grande banho :) Foi maravilhoso, completamente nas minhas expectativas.
Se o que vos interessa são as grutas sugiro irem na maré vazia.

English:
Maybe I am an uncommon customer. First of all I was looking for a real sea experience, which means feeling the water, jumping a bit on the waves and as such I asked seabookings.com to request a semi-rigid boat. I had a problem because my niece got sea sick and we needed to come back but when I thought that everything was lost I called the local agent and I asked to pay an extra hour a go again... So they basically came from the beach where they have a concession and made the tour only for me. It was amazing, the sea experience, the caves, their imaginations to see on the rocks some animals and so and in the end we even managed to see some Dolphins. In the end they understood that all that was beautiful but I was looking for a bit more water in my face and speed. That was exactly what they gave me besides they also got completely soaked :) It was amazing I really recommend. If you are interested in the caves as such you should go on the low tide, because it is easy for the boat to go in.
Written 24 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Olá Jorge , Muito obrigada , pelo feedback, pela simpatia e por nos ter escolhido. Ainda bem que tudo correu bem e que gostou . Ficamos muito contentes. Esperamos vê ló novamente Tudo de bom Com os melhores cumprimentos, Andreia Nauticdrive team
Written 14 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lucas
1 contribution
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Jul 2020 • Friends
It was a very good experience and the price was fair too. The caves are very impressive. Unfortunately we didn't find any dolphins, as there were many waves. The weather conditions should be checked first. But all in all an interesting tour.
Written 30 July 2020
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Thank you so much for your feedback . We are happy to know what out clients think of the all experience and how we could improve everyday. Thanks. Best and kind regards, Andreia
Written 30 July 2020
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timbailey57
Hammamet, Tunisia22 contributions
Fantastic experience
We took advantage of the uneasonally fantastic weather today and joined the boat trip. An amazing experience jetting along the coast to see the Benagil Caves. The guys were brilliant, saw loads of really interesting wildlife together with some amazing Algarve coastline points of interest. We will definitely use Nauticdrive again during our next visit, they are brilliant!
Written 12 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much, your feedback will be very beneficial to our company and will help new customers in their choices. best regards Nauticdrive Team
Written 16 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa
1 contribution
Amazing caves and dolphin tour
Sep 2019 • Couples
We did the benagil caves and dolphins tour. The tour guides were great and it was an amazing experience! They took us close to the dolphins and pointed out all the different details of the caves. Would highly recommend especially if you want some adrenaline fast rides as well!
Written 30 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much, your feedback will be very beneficial to our company and will help new customers in their choices. best regards Nauticdrive Team
Written 16 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Amazing tour
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Adrenaline rush
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Great paragliding trip
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niallmccarthy2019
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Fantastic experience
The lads / crew were very professional , friendly and helpful. Great fun and highly recommended. Great choice of at
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Cool
A little less expensive than other companies. Short but intense, the kids had a lot of fun. 15 min is enough.
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Great rides ¡
We have kids between 9 and 14 and we rode ni several attracctions and the y were all fun. Nice people; easy to hire
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Not alwaysthe same rules
A few days ago I was here and asked to rent a pedal boat for the family. They said it was only for 5 and we are 6,
piotrw839
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Dolphins and caves
Perfect trip, really good trip guide!! Perfect vies and dolphins :) honestly 10/10 Thanks for a good Time!
MahonFinlay
MahonFinlay
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Excellent
This was fantastic Well worth it Teenage kids had a fantastic time The guys at the water sports were 100% helpfu
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A Must Do: Parasailing, Sonar and Paddleboarding
Bob and I had a blast trying the activities for the first time. The staff is extremely helpful, friendly, and they
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Parasailing
Brilliant with my daughter and her friend. Really friendly and welcoming. Very safe and the girls had a great time
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Jetsky
Very nice and friendly people willing to help and explain. Great photos taken by Nauticdrive. Excellent experience!
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We had a fantastic time with the Nauticdrive team so professional and helpful. Absolute fun paragliding experience
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