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Our most recommended Benagil Family-friendly Activities

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

1. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Look for dolphins and hidden caves on a half-day dolphin watching cruise of the Algarve from Albufeira. Bring your swimsuit and towel, as the activity includes a stop for a swim. Marvel at the rock formations, and access areas that other vessels can’t reach. A marine biologist will be on board to provide all necessary information about these wonderful creatures. Be aware that as dolphins are wild animals, sightings can not be guaranteed.

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Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

2. Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

The Algarve coast brings to mind pirate adventures, and pristine beaches. Today you will explore the coast between Albufeira Marina and Capvoeiro beach on a luxury boat that offers you the chance to swim, relax, and maybe even see a dolphin or two! Begin with a relaxing ride through the caves and rock formations that make this landscape so unique. Then head out to sea in your search for the dolphins who call these waters home. Your boat is the perfect vessel for dolphin exploration, and these playful and fun animals are truly a sight to behold! Your expert guide will share with you interesting facts and history on this memorable trip.

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From Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin and Sea Caves Boat Tour

3. From Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin and Sea Caves Boat Tour

Climb aboard a small boat in Albufeira marina and journey along the coastline of the Algarve for 18 kilometers in a small group. Sail to the Alfanzina Lighthouse and be amazed by the beaches and rock formations along the way. Marvel at the stunning sea caves, including the famous rock formations of Benagil Cave. Cool down with a swim in the sea, if conditions permit, and then look for the lovable dolphins as they frolic in the water. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you take in the scenic views and benefit from the local knowledge of an on-board marine biologist who will explain the characteristics of the animals. Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline and enjoy more personalized attention than larger dolphin watching cruises.

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From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

4. From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

Start your Benagil tour and depart from Albufeira Marina on a specially-built boat. Enjoy the stunning views of the coastline as you sail in the boat for 40 minutes, before stopping and transferring to the Kayak or SUPs. Paddle into the caves and caverns and stop to take pictures of the rock formations. You can choose to paddleboard and embrace the freedom to move around. You can reposition yourself to wherever you feel comfortable, standing up or on your knees. Have a safe and rewarding experience regardless of age or skill level. Alternatively, you can ride in a single kayak or double kayak. Gain confidence even as a beginner with a water safety briefing from your guide before starting the tour. Take a dive in the ocean before returning to the marina by boat, where you can enjoy a cool drink on board.

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From Lagos: Family-Friendly Catamaran Tour of Benagil

5. From Lagos: Family-Friendly Catamaran Tour of Benagil

Lose yourself in the picturesque landscapes of the Algarve coastline on this catamaran sailing trip. Marvel at rugged cliffs and fabulous beaches as well as stunning sea caves and natural arches around Benagil. From the sea, admire the beaches of Pintadinho, Paradise, Carvoeiro, and others. Visit the visually striking Benagil Sea Caves and stop for a swim in the crystal clear waters at a beach near Benagil. Use the catamaran's forward-viewing platform to get the best possible pictures of the caves and beaches. Enjoy this adventure on board a luxury family-friendly catamaran with ample space to move around. Make use of the facilities including toilets, sun protection, and bottled water. The catamaran is wheelchair accessible and has space to store children's buggies.

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Algarve: Boat Trip to the Caves of Benagil

6. Algarve: Boat Trip to the Caves of Benagil

After being collected from your accommodation in Carvoeiro or Portimao, you will begin your trip to the caves of the Algarve Coast. On this 2.5-hour tour, you will explore the coastal caves ranging from Portimao to Caneiros, Paraiso, Carvoeiro, Benagil and Praia da marinha. The trip will start on the Arade River at Clube Naval Portimao, from where you can view the landscape, Ferragudo Castle and numerous beaches. After setting out to the open sea you will become witness to various rock formations and more than 20 caves. You will be able to journey inside of the caves during your tour, which will provide you with the opportunity to take plenty of unique photos. If you are lucky on the day, you will also have the chance to see dolphins. You will of course be welcome to stop for a swim in the sea if you wish, and your guide will be explaining your surroundings for the duration of your tour. Once your tour has concluded, you will disembark at Portimao, before being returned to your nearby accommodation.

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From Portimão: Benagil Cave Tour

7. From Portimão: Benagil Cave Tour

Discover Algarve’s hidden secrets with this extensive tour. Board in Portimão (Clube Naval) and enjoy a longer route along the Algarve coast, with more places to visit: wonderful sea caves, fantastic beaches, rock drawings created by the force of nature and fossils with thousands of years of history behind them. Enjoy a quiet tour on board of your fully equipped and licensed vessels, supplied with all the mandatory safety equipment. Do not miss the Benagil sea cave, a watery pantheon with sunlight streaming in through a hole in its domed ceiling which visitors can only reach from the sea.

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Algarve: Finest Caves and Beaches Tour from Portimão

8. Algarve: Finest Caves and Beaches Tour from Portimão

After a short introduction and safety briefing, find a comfortable spot on the boat and get ready to cruise down the historic river. Pass the idyllic fishing village of Ferragudo, the castle and the old fortress as you head into the open sea. Cruise from Portimão to Leixão do submarino, past towering cliffs and pristine beaches. Stop at the caves with plenty of time for photos. Afterwards, swim and relax in a secluded bay and work on your tan. If you’re feeling adventurous, swim to a quiet beach. Hold on tight for the high-speed return trip and take in views of the coastline. With a bit of luck you’ll spot some dolphins on the way.

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What people are saying about Benagil

Very good time spent. We got to see the dolphins up close and follow them for a little while it was cool! The visit to the caves and the different beaches were fabulous. The staff are very friendly

Unforgettable experience, because we saw dolphins in their natural environment! And the Benagil Caves were amazing! And thrills guaranteed on the speed boat!

Very pleasant semi-rigid boat that allows you to enter the caves easily and see the dolphins very close. We saw a lot of dolphins. Great

It has been a very interesting excursion. We saw the dolphins and a great experience

Was very lucky to see the dolphins and the beautiful coastline