Benagil
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From Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise

1. From Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise

Depart Portimão and cruise along the coast of the Algarve in a comfortable catamaran. Admire stunning views of the coastline from the water as you make your way towards the striking Benagil caves.  Upon arrival at the rock formations, enter the caves by boat to explore an amazing natural attraction that can only be accessed from the water. Benefit from the capabilities of a larger and heavier vessel that can directly enter the cave system, and get up close to the rocks for stunning photo opportunities. Document your amazing experience as a keepsake souvenir, and avail of the boat's facilities as you cruise. Make use of the on-board bar serving refreshments as you sail. Look for dolphins swimming in their natural habitat on the return journey, and stop for a swim at a beautiful location selected by your captain, before enjoying a relaxing sail back to your departure point.

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Benagil Beach: Kayak or SUP Coastline Caves Tour

2. Benagil Beach: Kayak or SUP Coastline Caves Tour

Meeting point is in front of the restaurant `O Pescador` just 100m from the Benagil beach. After a quick check-in, begin your coastline and cave tour with a visit to the famous Benagil Cave. Kayak or stand up paddleboard and discover hidden gems of the coastline with your expert local guide. Visit the famous Benagil Cave, and discover hidden gems of the coastline with your expert local guide. Enjoy some stops for swimming in the ocean, and to discover secluded beaches.

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Algarve: Benagil Caves 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Tour

3. Algarve: Benagil Caves 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Tour

Visit the spectacular caves and secrets beaches near Benagil on a guided kayaking tour. Over the course of this 2-hour tour, you'll get to explore several caves, watch local fish and birdlife, and see rock formations and corals in the area. You'll learn how to correctly use the kayak with your guide who will explain the proper techniques and safety precautions that you need to take when you're inside the caves.   The tour starts from Benagil Beach before heading to some of the so-called cathedrals of the sea. You'll also be able to get out of your kayak to do some exploring on foot. Be sure to take lots of excellent photos during the course of this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will end at Benagil, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

4. Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

Be at one with nature with this environmentally-friendly kayaking experience, and explore along the coast and inside several caves of Benagil. This 2-hour guided tour will not only show to you these breathtaking caves, but also explain their formation, surrounding nature, and natural life.   Begin at Benagil beach, from where you will be run through an introduction on kayaking, and the safe management of your kayak once inside the caves. Afterward, kayak to the Golden Beach of Marinha. On the way, you will enter into several small and big caves. On the return journey, take a 20-minute stop at the beach inside the Benagil Cave for some unforgettable pictures.

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Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

5. 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.

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Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

6. Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

Enjoy a cruise along the Algarve coast to the Benagil Caves where you'll have the opportunity to explore the caves by kayak. Your catamaran will depart from the Marina of Portimão. Aboard, the crew will brief you on the kayak equipment and kayaking skills. You'll cruise along the coast to Albandeira Beach. From the beach, you'll paddle to the Benagil Caves. Along the way, you'll have the chance to visit other caves and enjoy the golden coast. Your experienced guide will point out local landmarks and direct you to the most interesting spots including the impressive Captain’s Cave, Barraquinho Beach, Baraço Cave, and the world famous Marinha Beach. There's even time for a quick swim. If you get tired, you can always get back on board the catamaran for a rest, before heading back to the marina. Your catamaran has toilets, comfortable seats, and a professional crew. If you don't feel like kayaking and just want to enjoy the views from the catamaran, you're welcome on this tour, too.

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Algarve: Benagil Caves Stand-Up Paddle Board Tour

7. Algarve: Benagil Caves Stand-Up Paddle Board Tour

Discover Benagil Caves with its spectacular natural sights with fossil rock formations, secret caves, hidden beaches, and naturally made arches on a 2.5-hour tour with a local guide and expert stand up paddle instructor. You will learn how to identify fossils inside the caves and on the rocks. Enjoy time inside the cave to take your instagram pictures of this unique and exciting stand-up paddling adventure.  If you've never tried stand-up paddle boarding before, then you're in for a treat. Your local guide and professional instructor will show you the basics and will make sure you paddle safely using safety techniques. All paddle board equipment will be provided free of microbes, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids.

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Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Boating Tour

8. Portimão: Private Benagil Cave Boating Tour

Departing from the beach at Portimão, head out to the water where the fun begins. Once away from the beach, use a paddle board to gain access to the famous Benagil Cave, or to just paddle around for fun. Enter caves including the natural wonder of Benagil Cave, and see places such as Carvoeiro Village, the “Doll" in Algar Seco, and the Alfanzina Lighthouse. Encounter famous local beaches, including Vale Centeanes Beach, Carvalho Beach, Benagil Beach, and the world-famous Marinha Beach. Throughout your tour you will stop for approximately 30 minutes to do some snorkeling, paddle, access a private beach, or top up your tan on the padded sundeck.

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Albufeira: Kayaking Tour With Optional Beach BBQ

9. Albufeira: Kayaking Tour With Optional Beach BBQ

Start by departing from the Albufeira marina in your kayak with your expert guide. Paddle along the Algarve coast as you take in the beautiful scenery. Discover beautiful beaches and explore caves indented along the coast. Visit the interior of the magnificent Cathedral Cave in Benagil and learn more about wildlife and marine species in the area. Choose the option with beach BBQ to enjoy a hearty lunch of grilled mixed meats, grilled shrimp, grilled fish, crisps, Algarvian salad, seasonal fruit. With this option, enjoy an open bar on the beach with water, soft drinks, red and white wine, sangria, and beer.

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Portimão: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour of Caves, Benagil and Coast

10. Portimão: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour of Caves, Benagil and Coast

Sail from Marina de Portimão and enjoy the natural beauty of the Algarve coast! This tour starts from Marina de Portimão and it sails to Marinha Beach, visiting about 20 caves along the coast, including the famous Grotto of Benagil, one of the ten natural wonders of the world. The trip lasts approximately two hours between the beaches and paradisiacal caves. It includes a stop for the guests to refresh themselves, a snorkeling with the appropriate equipment, followed by a toast on board with champagne or soda.

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What people are saying about Benagil

Amazing experience and really helpful and friendly crew. They also provided wind jackets and waterproof mobile covers for few members. They took videos and shared it with the travellers later via instagram for free. Definitely worth the experience. Being a first timer, I would not rate the activity tough or extensive.

It was really beautiful, a must in the Algarve to do this activity. Comfortable boat that goes at its own pace and so much the better because it is pleasant and we had an elderly person with us. Perfect weather and super pleasant guide full of humor. Thank you for this activity.

wszystko super. nie było problemu z przełożeniem na późniejsza godzine z powodu opóźnienia z dojazdem. udało się zobaczyć delfinki, pan kapitan zabawny. gorąco polecam

Great boat trip with beautiful views, the cave of Benagil itself is a bit disappointing. Definitely worth the money

Excellent organisation, beautiful tour, great team!