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The Algarve coastline, with its golden cliffs, turquoise waters, hidden beaches and caves, is an irresistible destination for anyone vacationing in Portugal. Choose this boat tour from Portimão and embark on a journey to explore the pristine beauty of the coast, including the famous Benagil Cave.

2 hours

Every day

Small Group
Max 18 people

Meeting point
Clube Naval De Portimão

Start time

Exploring the Algarve coast means immersing yourself in a landscape of pristine beaches, dramatic cliffs, enchanting caves, and secluded bays. With this boat tour from Portimão, accompanied by a small group of just 18 guests, you’ll have the opportunity to witness breathtaking scenery, venture inside the famous Benagil Cave, and indulge in a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of Praia da Marinha.

Program of the boat trip to Algar de Benagil from Portimão:

  • Meet 15 minutes before the departure time at Clube Naval de Portimão, 8500-702 Portimão, near the “Do Cais” Restaurant. The Algarve Discovery staff will be waiting for you at the gate.
  • We’ll start our journey along the tranquil waters of the Arade River, where you’ll have a chance to admire the picturesque fishing village of Ferragudo and the historic Fort of S. João do Arade, also known as “Ferragudo Castle.” This military fortress, perched atop a hill, was constructed in the 19th century to monitor ship movements and defend against pirates.
  • Continuing our voyage, where the Arade River meets the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll be treated to views of Portimão’s main beach, Praia da Rocha. This beach is a popular summer destination, known for its expansive stretch of golden sand and clear, refreshing waters.
  • Next, we’ll head to Carvoeiro, a charming and unspoiled Algarve village, ideal for those seeking peace and tranquility. Here, you’ll be captivated by the breathtaking views of Algar Seco and the remarkable rock formations, caves, and windows sculpted by the sea’s erosive forces over the years.
  • After a panoramic cruise along the coast, our final destination is Praia de Benagil. Thanks to the small size of our specially selected boat, you will have the unique opportunity to enter the famous Benagil Cave and experience its enchantment. The circular opening in the cave’s ceiling allows sunlight to stream in, illuminating the crystal-clear waters and golden cliffs, making it an absolute must-visit destination in the Algarve. Here, you’ll feel completely immersed in nature and can relax while listening to the amplified sound of the sea’s gentle waves within the cavern.
  • Our last stop is Praia da Marinha, renowned for its hidden coves nestled among the rocks, overlooking the transparent turquoise sea that provides a clear view of the seabed. At this point in the tour, before our return, you’ll have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the waters of this exquisite natural paradise.
  • The tour concludes after approximately 2 hours, with our return to Clube Naval De Portimão.
*This experience is not suitable for pregnant women and individuals with neck and back problems.
**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.
***Weather and sea conditions may impact this experience. In case of adverse weather or sea conditions, the tour may be canceled after confirmation, and you will 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 cancelled 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 – Authorized local guide – Lifejacket.

Don’t forget: Valid ID or passport – Sun hat – Sunglasses – Sunscreen – Beach Towel – Swimsuit – Camera.

Maximum: 18 people on board.

Benagil Cave boat tour from Portimão with a swim stop

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  • Departure from Clube Naval De Portimão
  • Available everyday
  • Small groups with a maximum of 18 people
  • Professional skipper and local guide on board
  • Discover the most captivating beaches of the Algarve
  • Enter the renowned Benagil Cave
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim stop

€ 35 Adults

€18 Kids

Free cancellation within 24 hours
Duration: 2 hours
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