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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.

Catamaran Cruise: Caves and Coastline to Benagil

3. Catamaran Cruise: Caves and Coastline to Benagil

Embark on an adventure by catamaran. Discover the caves and outstanding beauty of the Benagil coastline, and take a swim as you go. Departing from the Albufeira Marina, you’ll start by cruising westward along the coastline of the south of Portugal. Learn about the places and sights that you pass by from the skipper and crew – in particular, you’ll get a great view of the rock formations and caves of the areas of Benagil, Galé, and Carvoeiro. During the cruise the captain will choose a nice protected place to stop the boat so everyone who wants to can take a dive and swim in the ocean with the supervision of the crew. Take advantage of free wi-fi on board the vessel. On the way back, before you reach the Marina again, you will be served a cup of champagne while the background music is still playing, to toast the end of a relaxing cruise.

From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

4. 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: 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.

Albufeira: Jet Ski Rental

6. Albufeira: Jet Ski Rental

Discover the incredible coastline of the Algarve region while jet skiing in Albufeira. You will feel an adrenaline rush in your veins as you navigate the pristine waters of the coast on your jet ski. Your jet ski will be a Yamaha VX Sport 1100, which holds 110 horse power but is also very safe. You will be free to choose whether you want to jump in the waves or simply relax along the coast of Albufeira as you enjoy the view. There is room for 2 people on each jet ski, which you can enjoy this activity together with your best friend. You do not need any previous experience, and before entering the water your friendly and experienced staff will provide you with a lesson. Once you feel safe, you will be free to venture out and explore.

Albufeira: Parasailing Boat Trip

7. Albufeira: Parasailing Boat Trip

Go for an exhilarating parasailing boat trip off the coast of Albufeira, taking in the panoramic sights of Portugal’s beautiful resort city and sandy beaches. For a thrilling 10 minutes, feel the wind in your face while flying over the water, and enjoy the scenery from a bird’s-eye view.   This activity starts from Albufeira Marina, where the crew will share a safety briefing, and you’ll be given a life jacket and a harness that will connect to your parachute. After boarding the boat, you'll head out onto the open waters. The skipper will strap you into the harness, open the parachute, and slowly release the cable to start the flight. Reach a height of up to 80 meters and feel the adrenaline rush as you fly above the ocean for an unforgettable experience.   The overall boat ride lasts up to 1. 5 hours depending on the number of guests. 2- or 3-person flights are subject to sea conditions and techniques. After everyone has a chance to fly, enjoy the boat ride back to the marina.

From Albufeira: 4x4 Off-Road Safari & Vineyard Wine Tasting

8. From Albufeira: 4x4 Off-Road Safari & Vineyard Wine Tasting

During the afternoon cross picturesque villages, orange groves and dense forests of cork oak, know the true essence of the Algarve. An adventure off road in 4×4 vehicles driven by experienced professionals. Enjoy the sublime panoramic views along paths traversing hills and valleys, where you will see the cork trees and learn a bit about the cork process. Learn the culture, stop in a local winery for some wine tasting with bread, cheese, jams and smoked ham. A fun and memorable experience for families, individuals and groups! A day to remember.

Albufeira: 6-Hour Cruise and Beach BBQ

9. Albufeira: 6-Hour Cruise and Beach BBQ

Your 6-hour cruise begins in the morning with a departure from the Albufeira marina. Heading to the west, you’ll hug the Algarve coast as you take in the beautiful scenery of this part of Portugal. You’ll transfer to a dinghy and then disembark at a secluded beach that’s inaccessible by land. Enjoy a variety of recreational activities, sip refreshing drinks, and enjoy a unique meal prepared by the crew. During your time at the beach you’ll have water and beach sports equipment available, including stand up paddle boards, snorkeling equipment, and balls, rackets, and other beach games. After a BBQ lunch you’ll have a couple of hours to relax and enjoy the deserted beach and the calm, translucent sea.

Thrilling 30-Minute Jet Boat Ride in the Algarve

10. Thrilling 30-Minute Jet Boat Ride in the Algarve

During the 30-minute ride you’ll see unusual rock formations and fantastic caves along the coastline, and enjoy the thrill as the jet boat performs maneuvers that include fun 180 and 360-degree turns, power breaks, slides, and more. Experience the natural beauty of the Algarve on a ride with professionals. The adventure begins at Gate 4 Café at the Albufeira Marina. If you’re interested in hotel pick-up, it’s available at an additional cost.

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What people are saying about Albufeira

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,808 reviews

Really enjoyable experience. Views incredible, wish it could have lasted longer. Lovely way to spend an hour. Great to have shared the experience with my 15 year old son who was nervous initially but loved the experience. Lovely memory for us both.

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.

Excellent experience...it was our first time on jet-ski....and we had a ball....would recommend it for over 50's...always a first time for everything..

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!