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From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

1. 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.

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Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

2. 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: 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.

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

4. 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.

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Portimão: Algarve Coast Kayaking & Stand Up Paddleboarding

5. Portimão: Algarve Coast Kayaking & Stand Up Paddleboarding

Most caves on the Algarve Coast are not accessible by boat. On this tour, you'll be able to access these hidden places with kayaks and stand up paddleboards. With a boat specially prepared for kayak and stand up paddleboard trips, you can reach places easily. Departing from Marina de Portimão, sail for 20 minutes aboard a catamaran to Alvor where you will enjoy breathtaking scenery. Your crew will instruct you on the best techniques for kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and snorkeling. During the tour, there will be two experienced guides, one in a kayak/SUP, and another in a small boat. They'll ensure your safety and give you instructions during the tour as you explore the fantastic caves and coast in the area. If you get tired at any point, the catamaran will be close by and you can simply get back on board. After this fun adventure, enjoy a dip in the sea, or simply have a cold drink and relax on the boat before returning to Marina de Portimão.

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Convertible Car & Scooter Tours from Portimão & Alvor

6. Convertible Car & Scooter Tours from Portimão & Alvor

Enjoy driving a convertible car or riding a scooter while your guide leads you to a green paradise and the hidden beaches of the Algarve. These guided tours go through various strategic points such as Lagos, Ponta da Piedade, the West Coast, Monchique, Praia da Rocha, Carvoeiro and Alvor. Visit Algarve natural parks, river springs and mountains where you can enjoy a wonderful view over virtually the entire coast land. See Monchique garden, largely covered in eucalyptus trees, cork oaks and pine trees. Its highest peak Foia (920 mt) offers a stunning panoramic view over the coastline and the ocean. Full-day tours also include lunch in a typical restaurant. There is also opportunity for other activities like taking a dip in the sea, snorkellng or a picnic in a quiet bay. Your guide, while leading the tour on his own vehicle, will provide information and colorful stories about life and nature in the Algarve and recommend photo stops along the way. These tours can be a perfect introduction to first time visitors or they can offer a deeper insight for tourists re-visiting the region.

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Marinha Beach and Benagil Sea Cave by Car or Scooter

7. 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.

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

8. 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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What people are saying about Alvor

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

It was an amazing day! We had so much fun. The boat is big and goes really close to the rocks, so you can see very well all the rock formation. The activity to go see the caves was fun. They make you see many caves, not just one like I thought. The bbq was great and the beach was amazing. We didn't want to leave this place! It's your turn to have fun! (:

This was an amazing trip that exceeded expectations. Sunbathing on the Catamaran trampoline while watching the beautiful scenery was so wonderful and my first paddle boarding experience was great fun. All the staff were brilliant and we look forward to doing a similar trip when we are back next year.

Amazing day! The tour of the caves was excellent, the beach we stopped at for the bbq was spectacular and the food was delicious! We will be going on this tour again when we’re back in Portimao, couldn’t recommend it enough and great value for money

In one word, amazing !!!! The instructors are very professional and very nice, I will recommend it at 100x100

Fantastic experience staff was brilliant 10 out 10