Water activity

From Portimão: Algar de Benagil and Sea Caves Boat Tour

Activity provider: Royal Nautic

From Portimão: Algar de Benagil and Sea Caves Boat Tour

Activity provider: Royal Nautic
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From US$ 29.40 per person

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Visit the stunning rocky cliffs of the Algarve coastline and its most spectacular cave on a boat ride that will take you to unique hidden beaches and to the famous Benagil Cave.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French


  • Take in panoramic views of Portimão city, Benagil Caves, and beaches
  • Enjoy a boat tour accompanied by a guide
  • Visit the famous beach of Praia da Marinha
Full description

Sail along the Algarve coast on a boat trip from Portimão. Admire highlights, including the Benagil Cave and the Fort of São João do Arade. Swim in the crystal waters and learn about the area from your guide.

Boarding at the Marina of Portimão, you will see the Castel of S.João do Arade and the fort of Stª Catarina from the Arade River, a unique perspective from the river to the city of Portimão. 

See beautiful beaches and caves, from Portimão through to Carvoeiro, passing Benagil all the way to the famous beach of Praia da Marinha. During the boat tour, your guide will talk and explain all about the caves and the coastline, fauna, flora, and the geology of the region with the stunning caves formations. On the way back to the marina your skipper will navigate the boat away from the cliffs giving you a broader perspective of the coastline.

  • Guide
  • Boat tour
  • Swimming stop
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Check-in at the "Royal Nautic" kiosk at Portimão Marina.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 408 reviews

    Review summary

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    The experience is great. You can park in the marina, at the very door of the kiosk. Then they take you on foot to the boat that is small to enter the caves but very comfortable as it has seats instead of the central tubes that other boats carry. The two "captains" explain the details of the caves that you visit in an entertaining way. In addition, they had the detail of entering the Benagil cave for the second time since the first time, due to my mistake, I took all the photos wrong. As there were no people who wanted to bathe, they put us in Benagil for a few minutes and I was able to take the photos well. Then back to the port with good speed so I recommend a windbreaker. Experience that must be done in the Algarve area and with this company you will not fail.

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    August 23, 2022

    On August 10, 2022, Super support by a man and a woman, with a good explanation of the Benagil caves, in French, Portuguese and English. It was perfect. Just the 5 min swim in the middle of the water, I expected to be in a cave near the edge. Otherwise, nice atmosphere, tip top.

    August 22, 2022

    Awesome cruise! Very nice and professional crew, explanations in French throughout. We were lucky to have an excursion on a human scale! to 2 families, 9 in total, Almost a private excursion, which was very pleasant! The captain was very vigilant in his conduct because 5 children in the boat. He did everything to avoid the big waves, it was very safe and very appreciable. The visit is superb, it is worth the detour! We even go into the caves to get closer! A little swim in the open sea at the end of the cliffs before turning around to go home! Thanks to Daniella and the captain for this beautiful walk that we all enjoyed!

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    July 17, 2022

    Product ID: 228793