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Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

4.9 / 5

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Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

From US$ 39.92 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • 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 is at Praia de Benagil Beach. In GoogleMaps, search for Parking Praia de Benagil. Park on the top of the hill and walk half way down to the beach. Meet your guide on the other side of the road at the restaurant O Pescador. You will see a sign (Secret Algarve - Kayak SUP) and a small road to the right you have to follow. You can also search for Secret Algarve on GoogleMaps. Meet your guide there 30 minutes before the activity start time. If you do not arrive within this time, you can not take part of the tour and a refund will not be issued.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Change of clothes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

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 56 reviews

Review summary

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This trip is a must. By doing the sunrise kayak tour you are the first people in the cave and the water is empty. Plenty of time to take great photos. When you return it’s getting busy. The car park is also empty and free. Other reviews said the guides weren’t ready at 7am. That was not our experience, they were ready to meet us and we started on time. There is a cafe on the beach for coffee and snacks afterwards.

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September 16, 2021

Nice tour, nice and attentive guides. Were about 1.5 hours. on the water and 30 minutes before there was a briefing. You get a duffel bag in which you can put your valuables and take them with you. All other things can be stowed on site. We can definitely recommend it. Only the light in the cave was no longer the best on the 5pm tour.

August 5, 2021

Very nice tour of the caves. We had enough time to explore the cave or go swimming. Our guide Mike was very nice and competent. The tour took about 1.5 hours + 15 minutes of instruction. However, the guides did not come until 7.30 a.m. Being there 30 minutes earlier was superfluous. It would have been great if there were waterproof containers to carry more than just a cell phone. All in all a very nice experience

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September 19, 2019

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