Albufeira Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Albufeira Sailing trips & boat tours

Catamaran Cruise: Caves and Coastline to Benagil

1. 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 somewhere 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.

Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

2. Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

Soak up the views of the Algarve coastline on a guided catamaran cruise from Albufeira. Enter the Benagil Sea Cave and take in secluded beaches, rugged rock formations, and hidden swim stops. 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.

Algarve 3-Hour Caves and Coastline Boat Trip

3. 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.

From Albufeira: Dolphins and Caves 2.5-Hour Boat Trip

4. From Albufeira: Dolphins and Caves 2.5-Hour Boat Trip

Climb aboard a unique catamaran in the marina of Albufeira for a 2-hour trip along the coast of the Algarve. Look for native wildlife, including whales, sharks, turtles and sea birds, and encounter dolphins in their natural environment. Benefit from the chance to admire these friendly animals in the water, and keep your eyes open for the prevalent, short-beaked common dolphin and bottlenose dolphins that can live for up to 45 years and reach 4 meters in length. Along the way, marvel at the caves and rock formations that make the south coast of Portugal one of the most beautiful in the world.

From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

5. From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

Take a romantic 2.5-hour sunset sailing cruise along the coastline of Vilamoura and Albufeira as you sail on a luxury sailing yacht. See beaches such as Falésia Beach and Tomato Beach from a different perspective. Enjoy a welcome drink with aperitifs as you sail along the coast watching the sunset over the horizon. Stop for a swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, or if you're feeling laidback, soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music before heading back to Vilamoura.

Albufeira: Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

6. Albufeira: Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

Adventure across the underwater world, by learning to scuba with a licensed instructor. This experience will provide you with enough know how to scuba across the world. Learn about the equipment and application. Then, practice with a range of techniques to learn which suits you more.  Begin with a theoretical introduction, to explain he basics of the sport. Learn the safety drills, and practice getting acquainted by submerging in a pool. Then finally, dip in the sea to a maximum depth of 12 feet, under the guidance of professionals.  Receive a certificate that allows you to dive within a year skipping the theory and pool sessions. The final sea swim being a counted dive toward the 1 year valid certificate. 

Pirate Ship Cruise along the Algarve Coast

7. Pirate Ship Cruise along the Algarve Coast

We hoist our pirate flag, lift the anchor, and away we go! On the beautiful Pirate Ship Leãozinho ("little lion"), we will explore the most treasured spots along the Algarve Coastline and discover why these hidden gems became the favored home of generations of daring pirates. As we set sail, we'll see enchanting rock formations on our historical ship. If you feel like a sip from the ol' barrel of rum to lift your spirits for our cruise, we've got an onboard Pirate Bar that's perfect for quenching your thirst. The wind whips through the sails, and your comfortable seating lets you look out on all of the most beautiful beaches and breathtaking formations along this coastline. We will even have the chance to head out onto the Atlantic, passing the soft, sandy beaches of San Rafael, Castelo, and Praia da Gale. Of course, no pirate adventure is complete without having to "walk the plank", and you'll be happy to do so as you end up in the refreshing and beautiful waters below! Your swim in the clear waters is the perfect rejuvenating dip before we set sail and return to the Marina of Albufeira.

Albufeira: Leãozinho Barbecue Cruise

8. Albufeira: Leãozinho Barbecue Cruise

Your trip will begin at the Albufeira Marina early in the morning, as you board one of the most classical sailing boats in the Algarve. From here you’ll head towards the western part of the region, passing by S. Rafael, Galé, Salgados, and Armação de Pêra. Throughout the tour your crew will help you by providing you with some vital information which regards to this magnificent landscape. On the beach while food is being prepared by one of your guides, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some caves and rock formations in a small dinghy. The highlight of this adventure will be to try it out typical and authentic barbecued food. Every day, fresh ingredients are bought from the local area to indulge your taste buds

From Albufeira: 3.5-Hour Cruise with Cave Exploration

9. From Albufeira: 3.5-Hour Cruise with Cave Exploration

Climb aboard the Leãozinho for a 3.5-hour day cruise leaving from the Albufeira Marina in the morning. Set your sails westward and head into the Atlantic towards the sandy shores of San Rafael, Castelo and Praia da Gale. Stare out towards the majestic cliffs and see the rock chapel Senhora da Rocha perched over the sea. Shortly after passing the fishermen at Armacao de Pera, arrive at the stunning beach and sapphire blue waters of Praia de Benagil. Here, have the option to explore the enormous sea cave, indulge in a warm swim in the crystal clear Atlantic, or have a go at fishing. Satiate your thirst at the onboard Pirate Bar, where you can sip on a cool and refreshing beverage of beer, soft drinks and water, and relish the sparkling blue sea. As you motor back to Albufeira, stay alert for dolphins whose fins are often seen racing along the ship.

Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

10. Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

See the magnificent coastlines of Vilamoura and Albufeira from vantage points as you sail in a luxury sailing yacht. You will pass several beaches including, Falésia beach, Tomatoes beach, Santa Eulalia Beach, and Olhos de Agua beach as you travel to Albufeira. Enjoy a welcome drink, cheese, and Portuguese Chorizo as you admire the views from vantage points where the Algarve coastline divides. See the clay formations of Falésia beach. Soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music. Stop for a quick swim in the ocean before arriving back in Vilamoura.

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4.5 / 5

based on 2,548 reviews

Really fun experience, not too short and not too long. The guides were friendly and funny, the boat was comfortable, and the scenery was gorgeous. Not to mention a dip in the Atlantic was delightful with unexpectedly warm waters!

As I was traveling alone from America it was nice to meet others from different countries. This was worth the money and allowed me to sit back and soak up the beauty of Albufeira.

I had a fantastic trip with my dad. It was well organised and nice friendly staff. Very reasonable price. we went in April/May time and it was really hot! Recommend.

Absolutely brilliant activity. Collected at the pier. All the lads wer lovely. Felt really safe at all times. Amazing experience

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