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Embark from Portimão on a journey to uncover the most enchanting spots along the Algarve coastline, including the renowned Benagil Cave. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide and in the company of a small, intimate group of just 16 passengers, you'll traverse the Atlantic Ocean during the most mesmerizing time of the day: sunset!

1.5 hours

Every day

Small Group
Max 16 people

Meeting point
Ac. Porto Comercial de Portimão

Start time

Aboard a comfortable vessel, with an expert guide and a small group of no more than 16 guests, set sail from Portimão to discover the hidden beaches and caves that define the Algarve coastline. Gain access to the renowned Benagil Cave and bask in the enchanting atmosphere created by the golden sunset lights within.

Program of the Benagil Cave sunset cruise:

  • Meet 15 minutes prior to the departure time at Cais São Francisco, Ac. Porto Comercial de Portimão, 8500-512 Portimão. The Capitão Nemo staff will be there to welcome you, and free parking is conveniently available near the boarding gate.
  • The tour commences with a tranquil cruise along the waters of the Arade River. From this unique vantage point, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the Castle S.João do Arade and the Fortress S. Catarina do Rio Arade, both iconic landmarks in the city and among the most visited attractions in the region. Your guide will provide insights and trivia about the structures, as well as the flora and fauna you’ll encounter along the way.
  • The journey continues to reach Carvoeiro, a charming seaside town along the picturesque Algarve coast. Its main beach, Praia do Carvoeiro, boasts a small stretch of golden, fine sand framed by cliffs overlooking the sea, offering a breathtaking panorama to visitors.
  • Next, we arrive at the famous Benagil Cave, which we can access thanks to the small size of our boat. Carved by the relentless action of sea waves, this cavity is known worldwide for its circular opening in the center of the dome, allowing sunlight to pierce through and create captivating plays of light. The sunset observed from here is nothing short of magical: as the sun begins to descend, its golden hues are mirrored in the water, fashioning a natural light show.
  • As we return, with the sun setting on the horizon, you can unwind while listening to background music and sipping on a complimentary glass of Champagne offered by our crew.
  • The tour concludes after approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, with the return to Porto Comercial de Portimão.
*This experience is not suitable for pregnant women or individuals with neck and back issues.
**Access to Benagil Cave is subject to weather and sea conditions, so the Port Authority may restrict access to the cave and inner beach to ensure your safety. Despite our best efforts, notice can sometimes be short.
***The Capitão Nemo team often brings their beloved mascot, Pipoca, a small sea-loving dog, on board. If this is of any concern, kindly mention it in the booking notes.
****This experience may be subject to weather and sea conditions. In the event of unfavorable weather or sea conditions, the tour may be canceled after confirmation, and you’ll be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
*****This experience requires a minimum number of passengers. It is possible that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers. In that case, an alternative or a full refund will be offered.

The price includes: Professional skipper – Multilingual local guide – Lifejacket – Bottle of water – Glass of Champagne.

Don’t forget: Valid ID or passport – Sun hat – Sunglasses – Sunscreen – Beach towel (in summer) – Swimsuit (in summer) – Camera.

Maximum: 16 people on board.

Benagil Cave boat tour from Portimão – Sunset experience

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  • Departure from Porto Comercial de Portimão
  • Daily departures guaranteed
  • Small groups of a maximum of 16 guests
  • Professional skipper and a multilingual guide onboard
  • Explore the most captivating beaches and visit the famous Benagil Cave
  • Witness the sunset from a unique perspective
  • Raise a toast with a complimentary glass of champagne

€ 30 Adults

€15 Kids

Free cancellation within 24 hours
Duration: 1.5 hours
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