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Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

1. Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

Enjoy a guided boat trip between Albufeira and Benagil Caves on a tour that combines nature and adventure. Discover the Algarve coastline's most iconic landscapes and keep your eyes open for playful dolphins on the way. Start your journey at the meeting point, where you will be welcomed by the crew. Skip the line at the check-in kiosk and benefit from a special welcome package. Have a coffee or some water at the coffee lounge while you wait to board the boat. After priority boarding, start your tour by cruising along the beautiful, 18km-long Algarve coastline. Listen to your knowledgeable guide and learn all about the sights you pass by. Feel the relaxing sea breeze and be amazed by the coastal view. Head inside the famous Benagil caves to admire this rock formation. Take amazing pictures of the caves and capture the light entering them. Spot São Rafael and Marinha beaches, among the most emblematic beaches in Portugal, famous for their cliffs and fine golden sand. Make a short swimming stop and immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Algarve coast. During the tour, look for the dolphins on the way. If they are spotted, see them playing in their natural environment and take photos of them jumping in and out of the water.

Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

2. Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

Start your tour from Albufeira Marina, where you'll set off on the spacious and comfortable catamaran. From here you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the views of the beautiful rock formations and deserted beaches. The team will tell you more about our fantastic coastline and all its hidden secrets. Relax to some nice music and enjoy a cool drink. Visit the beautiful caves and rock formations as far as Benagil (Cathedral Cave). Head back east towards the marina before stopping off for a swim in the sea.

From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

3. From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

Uncover the treasures of Benagil's coast on a stand-up paddle and kayak tour from Albufeira. Follow your guide to hidden caves and secluded beaches, and enjoy a drink on your boat ride back to the marina. Start your Benagil tour and depart from Albufeira Marina on a specially-built boat. Enjoy the stunning views of the coastline as you sail in the boat for 40 minutes, before stopping and transferring to the Kayak or SUPs. Paddle into the caves and caverns and stop to take pictures of the rock formations. You can choose to paddleboard and embrace the freedom to move around. You can reposition yourself to wherever you feel comfortable, standing up or on your knees. Have a safe and rewarding experience regardless of age or skill level. Alternatively, you can ride in a single kayak or double kayak. Gain confidence even as a beginner with a water safety briefing from your guide before starting the tour. Take a dive in the ocean before returning to the marina by boat, where you can enjoy a cool drink on board.

Albufeira: Kayak Tour of Hidden Caves and Secluded Beaches

4. Albufeira: Kayak Tour of Hidden Caves and Secluded Beaches

Take a beginner-friendly kayaking tour leaving from Albufeira. Scout out hidden caves and beautiful secluded beaches on the Algarve Coast. Cruise along the coast with an instructor and admire beautiful views on this tour suitable for all skill levels. Begin the tour from the white sand of São Rafael Beach in Algarve. Venture through the calm and clear ocean near the shore, exploring the beautiful Albufeira coastline and caves. Store your belongings on the beach and receive a briefing on kayaking techniques and be fitted with a life vest. Get in the water with the instructors and learn the basic skills of how to turn and maneuver the kayak. Explore the caves near Sao Rafael Beach, and explore different caves according to the tide conditions. Paddle for 45 minutes, and stop on a desert beach to relax and explore the land if the sea conditions are good exit the kayak and explore. Follow the tour guide as they lead the way and assist if you are too tired to continue paddling. Return back to Sao Rafael Beach and finish the tour where we started. Exit the kayaks safely at the beach at the end of the tour and collect your belongings before heading home.

Albufeira: 6-Hour Yacht Cruise with BBQ Lunch and Drinks

5. Albufeira: 6-Hour Yacht Cruise with BBQ Lunch and Drinks

Discover the Algarve, Portugal's southern coast, on a cruise from Albufeira. Treat yourself to a day of relaxation with a barbecue lunch, a tour of nearby caves, and panoramic shoreline views. Set sail from Marina de Albufeira on the Yacht Amorita. Settle in for a smooth ride as you traverse the shimmering waters and head towards Benagil cave. As the captain brings you close, be sure to catch a glimpse of the beautifully unique cave with a hidden beach. Take a break from sailing and head to one of the authorized beaches for a freshly-made barbecue lunch. Indulge on grilled fish of the day, sausages, pork meat, crisps, and salad, and a selection of drinks to go with it. After filling up, embark on an tour inside the caves with a smaller boat to fully appreciate their wonder. Your expedition then ends with a cruise back to the marina.

6-Hour Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ from Albufeira

6. 6-Hour Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ from Albufeira

Take a late afternoon cruise to witness a stunning sunset and head to a secluded beach. Enjoy a delicious meal with live music and sip your favorite drink with beautiful scenery. This 5 to 6-hour program begins at around 5:30 PM, with a departure from the Albufeira marina. The boat will take you west, keeping close to the coast as you enjoy a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra. Near the caves of São Rafael, you’ll transfer to a dinghy that will take you to a secluded beach that’s inaccessible by land. Enjoy listening to live music, indulge in your favorite beverage from the open bar, and savor a delicious meal prepared by the crew. The outstanding scenery has been described as some of the most spectacular in the world. Once dinner is over, you’ll return to the main vessel where the fun and festive environment continues on the trip back to Albufeira.

Algarve 3-Hour Caves and Coastline Boat Trip

7. Algarve 3-Hour Caves and Coastline Boat Trip

Enjoy some time at sea on your Algarve vacation. Explore the beautiful coastline of the Algarve and its caves as you sail from Albufeira to the Carvoeiro area on a fully equipped and comfortable catamaran. The excursion departs from the Albufeira marina, on the Algarve coast, and heads out along the coastline, taking you to see some spectacular caves and rock formations. This splendid catamaran features a lounge and a bar, free WiFi, and a fly bridge area that allows you to enjoy the scenery in full (access not included in the price). With a swimming stop during the cruise, you’ll also be able to enjoy the warm sea waters as well.

Albufeira: Benagil Cave and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Cruise

8. Albufeira: Benagil Cave and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Cruise

Discover the beauty of Algarve's dynamic coast from the water while looking for playful dolphins on this cruise from Albufeira. Speed over the water in a semi-rigid craft and admire the beaches of São Rafael, Galé Salgados, and Armação de Pêra. View the Albandeira caves and the famed Benagil cave.  Start your tour from the Albufeira Marina, with a briefing where your guide will explain safety measures and let you know everything that you are going to visit in detail. Depart from the Albufeira Marina and make your way west along the shore. Pass by the golden sands of the beaches of Arrifes, São Rafael, Galé Salgados, and Armação de Pêra. Visit Senhora da Rocha beach and capture pictures of its caves. Head to the Albandeira caves and rock formations and the emblematic Marinha beach. Continue to the stunning Benagil cave and finish your tour of the caves near the red-domed Alfanzina Lighthouse. Finally, search for frolicking dolphins or other marine mammals. Listen as your guide tells you about these majestic creatures. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

From Albufeira: 2.5 hour Coastal Boat Tour

9. From Albufeira: 2.5 hour Coastal Boat Tour

Sail from Marina de Albufeira on the Yacht Amorita along the Algarve coastline in Southern Portugal. Pass caves and beaches like those at Benagil, São Rafael, or Arco dos Namorados to appreciate the colorful beauty of the region. Settle in for the ride and admire views of the multi-colored towns along Algarve’s coast, as well as rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. Stop for a swim and try diving from the boat or the onboard water slide. Check out the yacht’s bar for a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to help you unwind as you lounge on the deck. Loop back around to complete your route where you started in Albuifera

From Albufeira: Benagil Caves and Dolphins Guided Boat Tour

10. From Albufeira: Benagil Caves and Dolphins Guided Boat Tour

Adventure into Portuguese waters for a unique combination of sightseeing experiences. Your skipper will help you watch for dolphins as you cruise along the Algarve coast. Soak up the charming natural scenery of the waterway between Benagil and Albufeira. As you tour the area, the skipper will guide you past fascinating natural caves and rock formations. You'll discover hidden beaches and learn about the background of this enchanting stretch of coastline. In the pure blue waters, catch a glimpse of dolphins playing in their pods. When possible, you'll be invited to take a moment on this 2.5 hour guided boat tour to swim in the beautiful, refreshing water along the picturesque coastline. Relax and enjoy the unforgettable natural beauty of your surroundings.

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What people are saying about Albufeira

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,123 reviews

Friendly and informative guides, comfortable kayaks and easy to use for inexperienced paddlers! Great access to the caves and a nice opportunity to stretch our legs and enjoy the surroundings on a beach. Nice pace of travel too. Recommended!

Amazing. Very well organized and the tour guides johny and Paolo were fantastic. Unbelievable views of the dolphins, caves were spectacular and the swim topped it all off.. What a experience

Great tour and had the chance to see dolphins while out on the boat. Not much information was given on the tour but it was lovely to see all the caves and landscapes from the sea.

It was great value for money and the tour guides were very friendly and helpful

Perfect round ride and we got the chance to see the dolphins!