Water activity

Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

Activity provider: SecretAlgarve
Water activity

Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

Activity provider: SecretAlgarve

From US$ 37.73 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)

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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 154 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Wish to be the first to get into the Benagil cave, with an amazing sunrise ? Secret Algarve is simply the best tour you can have. The team will welcome you with a great smile. On the beach, the guide makes you feel comfortable, in a nice ambiance. All the guys of the team will be there to help for the take off, a nice thing if you don’t feel like a pro yet! The next part is just amazing. Colours and light are stupending. Nobody else than your group onto the ocean, and a VIP access to the caves. Time spent on the water is great. Not too long, not too short. You also have time to take unique pictures with no one else but you in the frame! I really want to thanks Secret Algarve for such an exclusive experience, and especially Ivo, the guide, who has been so nice, funny, and taking good care of us. This adventure is gonna stay in my mind as one of the best thing to do in Algarve especially since Kayak is also the perfect way to discover it staying respectful to this gift of nature.

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March 27, 2023

Absolutely incredible. Our guides were great. They gave us a good explanation on how to kayak and we were off. They shared information about the cave and offered to take pictures for us. They used the panoramic setting vertically (something I wouldn’t have thought of ) and we have incredible photos all thanks to them!

March 27, 2023

Sunrise kayak tour of Benagil was one of the best experiences we had on our Portugal visit. Michael, Hugo, and Marcel were amazing guides. They made it so easy and we had never kayaked before. Getting inside the Benagil cave by kayak, along with the other caves they took us to, and seeing the sun come up over the cliffs and then shine down into the cave was an experience we'll never forget. Thank you Mike, Hugo, and Marcel.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 263497