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Albufeira Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Albufeira Cruises & boat tours

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.

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave

2. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave

Look for dolphins and other marine life off the coast of the Algarve on a 2.5-hour cruise by boat. Explore sea caves, including the Benagil Sea Cave, enjoy close ocean animal encounters, and swim next to beautiful beaches. Depart from the Marina de Albufeira and head towards Carvoeiro Beach enjoying the breathtaking landscapes, pleasant weather, and crystal-clear waters of Portugal's southern shore along the way. Marvel at the contrast of colors between the rocky cliffs and caves, the blue of the sea and the indigenous flora and fauna. Get a safety briefing to ensure you are comfortable once on board the boat, and enjoy the services of an experienced captain throughout the journey. Benefit from life jackets and raincoats to keep you safe and dry on the trip. Explore a selection of sea caves along the coast of the Algarve, looking for dolphins and other animals on your adventure. Enter the caves for up-close encounters, and swim next to beautiful beaches to make this an experience to remember for a lifetime.

Algarve 3-Hour Caves and Coastline Boat Trip

3. Algarve 3-Hour Caves and Coastline Boat Trip

Enjoy some time at sea on your Algarve vacation. Explore the beautiful coastline of the Algarve and its caves as you sail from Albufeira to the Carvoeiro area on a fully equipped and comfortable catamaran. The excursion departs from the Albufeira marina, on the Algarve coast, and heads out along the coastline, taking you to see some spectacular caves and rock formations. This splendid catamaran features a lounge and a bar, free WiFi, and a fly bridge area that allows you to enjoy the scenery in full (access not included in the price). With a swimming stop during the cruise, you’ll also be able to enjoy the warm sea waters as well.

From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

4. From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

Take a romantic 2.5-hour sunset sailing cruise along the coastline of Vilamoura and Albufeira as you sail on a luxury sailing yacht. See beaches such as Falésia Beach and Tomato Beach from a different perspective. Enjoy a welcome drink with aperitifs as you sail along the coast watching the sunset over the horizon. Stop for a swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, or if you're feeling laidback, soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music before heading back to Vilamoura.

Albufeira: Sightseeing Cruise with Beach BBQ and Open Bar

5. Albufeira: Sightseeing Cruise with Beach BBQ and Open Bar

Explore the beautiful coastline of the Algarve on a sightseeing cruise with a BBQ lunch and open bar. Take a refreshing swim, snorkel in the serene waters, enjoy water activities or sip on your drinks at a secluded beach. Your 6-hour cruise begins in the morning with a departure from the Albufeira marina. Heading to the west, you will hug the Algarve coast as you take in the beautiful scenery of this part of Portugal. You’ll transfer to a dinghy and then disembark at a secluded beach that’s inaccessible by land. Enjoy a variety of recreational activities, sip refreshing drinks, and enjoy a unique meal prepared by the crew. During your time at the beach, you will have water and beach sports equipment available, including stand-up paddle boards, snorkeling equipment, and balls, rackets, and other beach games. After a BBQ lunch, you will have a couple of hours to relax and enjoy the deserted beach and the calm, translucent sea.

Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

6. Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

Soak up the views of the Algarve coastline on a guided catamaran cruise from Albufeira. Enter the Benagil Sea Cave and take in secluded beaches, rugged rock formations, and hidden swim stops. Start your tour from Albufeira Marina, where you'll set off on the spacious and comfortable catamaran. From here you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the views of the beautiful rock formations and deserted beaches. The team will tell you more about our fantastic coastline and all its hidden secrets. Relax to some nice music and enjoy a cool drink. Visit the beautiful caves and rock formations as far as Benagil (Cathedral Cave). Head back east towards the marina before stopping off for a swim in the sea.

From Albufeira: Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ with Open Bar

7. From Albufeira: Sunset Cruise and Beach BBQ with Open Bar

Take a late afternoon cruise from Albufeira to witness a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra. Head to a secluded beach to savor a delicious BBQ meal. Enjoy an open bar onboard with live music. Depart from the Albufeira marina and head west along the coast and enjoy a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra. Near the caves of São Rafael, transfer to a dinghy that will take you to a secluded beach that’s inaccessible by land. Enjoy listening to live music, indulge in your favorite beverage from the open bar, and savor a delicious meal prepared by the crew. Soak in scenery that has been described as some of the most spectacular in the world. Once dinner is over, return to the main vessel where the fun and festive environment continues on the trip back to Albufeira.

From Albufeira: Dolphins and Caves 2.5-Hour Boat Trip

8. From Albufeira: Dolphins and Caves 2.5-Hour Boat Trip

Climb aboard a unique catamaran in the marina of Albufeira for a 2-hour trip along the coast of the Algarve. Look for native wildlife, including whales, sharks, turtles and sea birds, and encounter dolphins in their natural environment. Benefit from the chance to admire these friendly animals in the water, and keep your eyes open for the prevalent, short-beaked common dolphin and bottlenose dolphins that can live for up to 45 years and reach 4 meters in length. Along the way, marvel at the caves and rock formations that make the south coast of Portugal one of the most beautiful in the world.

From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

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

Uncover the treasures of Benagil's coast on a stand-up paddle and kayak tour from Albufeira. Follow your guide to hidden caves and secluded beaches, and enjoy a drink on your boat ride back to the marina. 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.

Albufeira: Leãozinho Barbecue Cruise

10. Albufeira: Leãozinho Barbecue Cruise

Your trip will begin at the Albufeira Marina early in the morning, as you board one of the most classical sailing boats in the Algarve. From here you’ll head towards the western part of the region, passing by S. Rafael, Galé, Salgados, and Armação de Pêra. Throughout the tour your crew will help you by providing you with some vital information which regards to this magnificent landscape. On the beach while food is being prepared by one of your guides, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some caves and rock formations in a small dinghy. The highlight of this adventure will be to try it out typical and authentic barbecued food. Every day, fresh ingredients are bought from the local area to indulge your taste buds

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,605 reviews

Simply exquisite. This trip was led by the leader Pedro and his team, Dominique and Renato. Pedro is very experienced, knowledgeable and above all, he made our excursion fun with his in-born sense of humour and wit. We were extremely lucky and actually spotted MANY dolphins (however this can not be guaranteed, please bear in mind) and had a thoroughly enjoyable visit of the caves and surrounding. We would wholeheartedly recommend this. The weather in Algarve between 27th to 30th December was beautifully bright and warm compared to the UK where we are from! This activity is suitable for whole family and children had a chance to ‘navigate’ the boat!

My family including my teenage son had a fantastic time in the speed boat trip led by Mr.Petro and his crew. We were extremely lucky to see the beautiful Dolphins in the sea. The coastal lines and caves were also breathtaking. Definitely recommended.

We were perfectly on time, the skipper and host are very knowledgable, friendly and professional. I will join these guys any tome again.

An amazing experience if you go to the Algarve you need to do this tour! Friendly staff and great facilities

Fantastic ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We’ll be doing again soon… Highly recommended