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Portimão: Benagil Caves 2-Hour Speed Boat Tour

Portimão: Benagil Caves 2-Hour Speed Boat Tour

From US$ 31.41 per person

Discover the Algarve coastline and the famous Benagil Caves on this RIB speed boat tour from Portimão. Look out for dolphins along the way.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French
Private group available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Admire views of the Algarve coast on a speed boat tour
  • Visit the famous Benagil Caves, one of the world's most beautiful caves
  • Go for a refreshing dip in the sea if conditions allow it
  • Look out for dolphins playing around in the water
  • Choose from either a group or private experience
Full description
Meet your guide at the pier in Portimao and listen to a short safety briefing. Then, board the RIB speed boat to start the journey out to sea. On your way, the guide will tell you stories about the Arade River and the Algarve region. Admire views of the Fort of Santa Catarina, the Ferragudo castle, as well as a quaint fishing village along the coast. See many dramatic caves and cliffs as you travel along the coast. Keep a lookout, as dolphins can often be seen navigating the waters here. If they are spotted and are less than 3 miles away, the boat will head in their direction so you can get a closer look at these playful mammals. Then, head inside the famous Benagil Caves, which are only reachable by boat. Marvel at the naturally-formed holes at the top, which let the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below in a beautiful display. Listen to the echoes and the sound of the wind and let yourself be moved by these impressive natural surroundings. On the way back to the marina, the boat will make a brief stop so you can go swimming.
Includes
  • Use of life jacket
  • Live guided tour
  • Safety briefing
  • Services of 1 driver and 1 guide per boat
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • It is forbidden to swim at the Benagil Caves
  • In case of bad weather or sea conditions, the boat may not be able to enter the Benagil Caves. If this is the case, you will be able to reschedule your tour for free
  • Swimming stop is subject to weather and sea conditions
  • Sightings of dolphins cannot be guaranteed
  • French and English tours will be monolingual whilst Spanish and Portuguese tours will be bilingual
  • The exact order of the itinerary is subject to the dolphin sightings
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 642 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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My family said this was their favorite experience of the entire visit to Portugal! Even though we were unable to actually enter the Bengali cave due to rough seas and high tide, the driver and guide made the trip fun and interesting. There are multiple caves along the way that we could enter, as well as beautiful beaches and rock formations. The driver handled the boat in rough seas excellently, and it made for an exciting (and wet!) adventure! This is the group to choose for this experience. A prior reservation with a different group cancelled at the last minute as they couldn't handle the waves!

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October 13, 2021

Nunu, Mario, and Andrea were absolutely amazing! Nunu was very funny on the tour and made sure we saw everything! We even got to jump into the Atlantic Ocean!! Nunu also took great pictures of us in the cave and Andrea ensured we were safe at all times! Would definitely book again!! Great company

October 6, 2021

We had an amazing experience. The staff were very friendly. Our captain as well. Our tour guide Todor was exceptional, very friendly and cool. They made us feel comfortable and the other tour guide as well went out his way to help us and gave us towel as it started to get chilly. We were informed by our tour guide (Todor) regarding Grottos & caves & the highlight to that trip was seeing the Benagil cave and Todor took some pictures for us in that famous cave, thanks to him. That’s an experience that we’ll never forget.

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August 28, 2021

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