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Algarve Zoomarine Amusement Park Entrance Ticket

1. Algarve Zoomarine Amusement Park Entrance Ticket

Get your adrenaline thrills with a full-day entrance ticket to the Algarve Zoomarine Amusement Park, located near Albufeira. See a spectacular dolphin presentations that is both educational and entertaining – get close to sea lions and seals, and walk among birds of prey and tropical birds in an enchanted forest. Learn about the oceans in the aquarium, an educational tour to the amazing underwater world. The pedagogical area has more than 20 ecosystems, distributed according to the central theme. Finish off by riding the Rapid River rafts, a fun and exciting ride. Relax at the Zoomarine Beach, a new aquatic fun area, where you will find a wave pool surrounded by white sand, water slides, swimming pools and an aquatic playground.

From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

2. From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

Depart from Portimão and pass by the pretty fishing village of Ferragudo and the historic castle that overlooks the beach. Cruise at ease towards the east and don’t forget your camera to capture the beautiful coastal scenery along the way. Head towards the grottoes at Benagil, where on small boats the tour will take you into different grottoes. Marvel at the natural rock formations and be transported to the beach, where you can soak in the sun. In the meantime, the crew prepares a delicious BBQ for you on the beach with bread, salad, mixed grill, complete with an open bar with red or white wine, water, orangeade.  Travel back while passing by some of the beautiful, secluded cove beaches around Carvoeiro. Enjoy the beautiful views and create a holiday memory that you won’t forget.

Portimão: Tandem Skydive from 10,000 or 15,000 Feet

3. Portimão: Tandem Skydive from 10,000 or 15,000 Feet

Get an exciting introduction to the world of skydiving and free fall from 10,000 or 15,000 feet for the ultimate adrenaline rush! Ideal for first timers and those with little prior experience, the dive will be completed in safety with professional instructors who have thousands of dives worth of experience. Jump with an instructor and large parachute specifically designed for the activity. Experience the thrill and excitement of a free fall for up to 70 seconds and get breathtaking views of the coastline of the Algarve. Start with a short flight aboard a fabulous aircraft before you take your exhilarating leap. Your instructor will open the tandem parachute after 20 or 70 seconds of free fall. You will be offered an optional video and photo package taken by your tandem instructor during the experience for a unique souvenir to show to all your friends and family.

Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

4. Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

Depart from the marina in Portimão and sail towards the beautiful caves of Algar de Benagil. Enjoy the fantastic views of Praia da Rocha, Farol de Alfazina, Praia de Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Marinha throughout this 3.5-hour catamaran cruise. Admire the stunning rock formations dotted along the coast, which date back to the Jurrasic period. Drop anchor at the bay of João de Arens bay where you can top up your tan, swim, or do some paddle boarding or snorkeling. Be sure to keep a lookout for the friendly dolphins who inhabit the waters of the region.

Ponta da Piedade: Half-Day Cruise with Lunch from Lagos

5. Ponta da Piedade: Half-Day Cruise with Lunch from Lagos

Start your journey in Lagos marina by boarding the comfortable catamaran Freddie. Head to the Ponta da Piedade coast, where your captain will find the best spot possible to drop the anchor. Before lunch, jump into the water and taste the clear refreshing waters of the Atlantic ocean. Enjoy a complimentary lunch, including cheese and chorizo starters, followed by roasted chicken, salad and chips with drinks of your choice, including wine, beer, juice, water, and others. Savor a dessert of fresh fruit, cake or pastel de nata. Vegetarians can choose from vegetarian pizza or a salad. Drinks are free during lunchtime. Finally, return to the original boat and discover more secrets of this outstanding coast.

From Lagos: Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

6. From Lagos: Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

Travel around the coastal waters and experience dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. An experienced crew will point you in the right direction, as you scan the waters for dolphins, whales and other marine wildlife.  An onboard marine biologist can answer any questions you may have about oceanic wildlife, different kinds of dolphin species or their behavior.

Algarve: Silves Farmers Market and Orchard Private Day Tour

7. Algarve: Silves Farmers Market and Orchard Private Day Tour

Taste the freshest oranges possible on this private day trip to Algarve orange country. Visit the Silves farmers market and have a walk by the Arade river, learn about orange farming at an orange orchard, taste an orange plucked straight from a tree, and enjoy a glass of just-squeezed orange juice. The tour starts in the town of Silves, the heart of Algarve’s orange country. Visit the farmers market and wander by the Arade river – its pretty views of the Roman bridge and the red-hued town are not to be missed.  Next, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of one of the largest orange orchards in the region, where you can learn about the farming process. The Algarve region produces what are considered to be the best oranges in the world, and the Silves area, in particular, is known for its sweet, fine-skinned, aromatic, and incredibly juicy oranges.  Your guide will instruct you on a variety of species, grown so that oranges can be enjoyed all year round. You’ll even get to pluck an orange straight from a tree and enjoy its delicious taste, farm-fresh. The tour ends with a serving of a delicious, naturally sweet, vitamin-packed glass of just-squeezed orange juice. 

Marinha Beach and Benagil Sea Cave by Car or Scooter

8. Marinha Beach and Benagil Sea Cave by Car or Scooter

Collect your scooter or convertible car in Praia da Rocha, and then take a scenic coastal route towards the legendary caves of Benagil to swim into one of the most impressive sea caves in Europe. Marvel at the stunning cliffs along the coast as you make your way to Praia da Marinha, named by the Michelin Guide as one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. Continue to Praia de Benagil, where you can leave your personal items safely as you swim into the stunning caves.  Benefit from the services of a guide who will lead in their own vehicle and stop at panoramic spots along the way. They will also accompany you into the caves and give you advice on how to swim in safety.

Faro Airport: Private Transfer To/From Portimão or Alvor

9. Faro Airport: Private Transfer To/From Portimão or Alvor

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Faro Airport and your accommodation in Portimão or Alvor. Choose from a 1-way service to or from the airport. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

Lagos & Ponta da Piedade 3-Hour Car or Scooter Tour

10. Lagos & Ponta da Piedade 3-Hour Car or Scooter Tour

Start your tour from the meeting point in Praia da Rocha or Alvor and spend approximately 3 hours exploring Algarve scenic routes and towns. Visit Lagos, which has always had a seafaring connection. Originally visited by Phoenicians and Carthaginians, during the 15th century, it was the base for the Voyages of the Discoveries when trade between Africa and Portugal brought a great deal of wealth into the town. Continue your trip to the Costa d'Ouro (Golden Coast), named after the yellow and red cliffs that line it, and visit Dona Ana and Camilo beaches, littered with sea stacks and grottoes. Then, head to Ponta da Piedade and contemplate all the magnificent and curious shapes of the huge rock formations hollowed out by the sea. Your guide, while leading the tour in his own vehicle, will provide information and colorful stories about life and nature in the Algarve and recommend photo stops along the way.

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4.6 / 5

based on 545 reviews

This was worth every penny! Shoutout to our amazing crew, Jose, Miguel, Gonzalo, Moises, Joao, and the captain! They take you to see amazing views while on a relaxing catamaran with a bar on board. Then they take you on a smaller boat in the caves where you can’t get to on your own! Then you get to enjoy an amazing BBQ with more than enough food and drinks and they even had options for vegetarians. The crew is so fun! Book this if you’re looking for a good time!

Wow what an experience definitely one of the best moments of my life you feel the thrill and joy of flying. Everything happens so quickly difficult to describe the experience with words.

Staff very friendly . An explanation was given at the beginning as to what to expect . Boat wasn’t overcrowded. Snacks sold on board. Will definitely recommend.

Amazing day out. Staff were brill. Food was amazing and the day was planned perfectly

I did a parachute jump in April and it was excellent! Everything was top notch.