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Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

4.9 / 5

85 reviews

Activity provider: SecretAlgarve

Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

Activity provider: SecretAlgarve
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 36.48 per person

Discover the natural beauty of the Benagil Caves by kayak on this 1 hour and 30 minute guided tour. Soak up and take photos of this serene location in solitude before the tourist rush begins.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Portuguese


  • Explore the natural beauty of the Benagil Caves in early-morning solitude
  • Take a refreshing dip in the water and relax on the beach
  • Learn about the history of the area from your expert guide
Full description
Your tour will begin with an introduction to the basics of kayaking from your expert guide. Then you’re adventure begins: you’ll take to the water by kayak and make your way towards the Benagil Caves. The best way to enter the caves is by kayak just after sunrise, since during the day the area becomes overcrowded with tourists and boats. This special early bird tour is therefore the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of this unique location. At this early hour you’ll have ample time and opportunity to capture stunning pictures and relax on the beach. You’ll explore the Benagil Cave for 30 minutes, enjoying a refreshing dip and walk. If possible you will also discover two more breathtaking smaller caves.
  • Kayak, paddles, and life vest
  • Expert guide
  • An introduction to kayaking
  • Snacks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 243 lbs (110 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

The meeting point will be halfway down to the Benagil Beach at the Kayak Algarve office. If you are driving, there is a car park nearby (see address link on voucher). After parking, walk down the main road toward the direction of the beach. Halfway down to the beach there will be a small road to the right. The office is the second house. If you arrive at the beach, you went too far down. Please use the emergency phone number to call or use WhatsApp if you can't find the meeting point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Jacket
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • As it tends to get cold inside the caves, it's recommended to bring a light jacket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 85 reviews

Review summary

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Our group had Benagil Cave to ourselves. Even though it was early, my friend and I found that to be worth it so the space wasn’t bombarded with other tourists as it supposedly is later in the day. The company was very responsive on WhatsApp when we weren’t able to locate directions to the parking lot. We had a great time kayaking, seeing the cliffs and sea stacks from the water, and enjoying the beautiful weather!

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June 25, 2022

If you want to experience the Benagil cave (and others!) on the coast of Algarve, you should absolutely book this sunrise tour. The guides were so friendly and personable, and eager to take great pictures of people once we got inside the caves. They put in so much effort to engage with everyone and thanked us for choosing the eco-friendly option of a kayak tour, compared to a boat tour, which isn’t as good for the environment. They clearly care so much about the ecosystem. Expect to get drenched from the waist down- don’t wear clothes you would be uncomfortable being wet in. I subtracted one star because the waves were really intense and a group fell in- it wasn’t clear how they fell in (even though our kayak was right next to theirs and we saw the whole thing) and some pointers on how to avoid tipping over in the choppy waters would’ve been appreciated. Luckily the water was surprisingly warm- I wouldn’t have minded a swim! These guys work SO hard and are clearly the best choice.

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June 1, 2022

Fantastic tour guides and staff, super friendly, always smiling! Conditions were perfect for the sunrise tour, we were able to enter all the small caves and of course finished the tour off with the beautiful Benagil Cave! I’d highly recommend the sunrise tour as we were the first ones in the water, when we returned the area was packed with people. Don’t hesitate to book this tour!

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May 9, 2022

Product ID: 263497