Marina de Albufeira

Marina de Albufeira: Our most recommended tours and activities

Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

1. Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

Enjoy a guided boat trip between Albufeira and Benagil Caves on a tour that combines nature and adventure. Discover the Algarve coastline's most iconic landscapes and keep your eyes open for playful dolphins on the way. Start your journey at the meeting point, where you will be welcomed by the crew. Skip the line at the check-in kiosk and benefit from a special welcome package. Have a coffee or some water at the coffee lounge while you wait to board the boat. After priority boarding, start your tour by cruising along the beautiful, 18km-long Algarve coastline. Listen to your knowledgeable guide and learn all about the sights you pass by. Feel the relaxing sea breeze and be amazed by the coastal view. Head inside the famous Benagil caves to admire this rock formation. Take amazing pictures of the caves and capture the light entering them. Spot São Rafael and Marinha beaches, among the most emblematic beaches in Portugal, famous for their cliffs and fine golden sand. Make a short swimming stop and immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Algarve coast. During the tour, look for the dolphins on the way. If they are spotted, see them playing in their natural environment and take photos of them jumping in and out of the water.

Algarve: 30-Minute Jet Ski Experience

2. Algarve: 30-Minute Jet Ski Experience

Take your holiday up a notch when you take to the water on a Yamaha Waverunner jet ski. See a different side of the Algarve on a thrilling 30-minute high-powered adventure. You’ll start out with a safety briefing before heading out on your own to join the high-adrenalin world of jet skiing! The jet skis available for this activity are 1,100cc, 110hp Yamaha Waverunners. It’s not a problem if this is your first time on a jet ski as you’ll be given a safety briefing and also provided all necessary assistance. Enjoy the experience and have fun driving this amazing machine!

From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

3. 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.

Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

4. Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

Explore the Algarve coast which is legendary for pirate adventures and pristine beaches. Cruise along the coast between Albufeira Marina and Carvoeiro beach on a luxury boat that offers you the chance to swim, relax, and maybe even see a dolphin or two. Begin with a relaxing ride through the caves and rock formations that make this landscape so unique. Stop for swim in a stunning location with stunning views. Head out to sea in your search for the playful dolphins who call these waters home. Enjoy sailing along in comfortable vessel that is ideal looking for dolphins. Learn facinating facts about these majestic animals from your guide. Return to the meeting point at the end of your tour.

From Albufeira: Benagil Caves and Dolphins Guided Boat Tour

5. From Albufeira: Benagil Caves and Dolphins Guided Boat Tour

Adventure into Portuguese waters for a unique combination of sightseeing experiences. Your skipper will help you watch for dolphins as you cruise along the Algarve coast. Soak up the charming natural scenery of the waterway between Benagil and Albufeira. As you tour the area, the skipper will guide you past fascinating natural caves and rock formations. You'll discover hidden beaches and learn about the background of this enchanting stretch of coastline. In the pure blue waters, catch a glimpse of dolphins playing in their pods. When possible, you'll be invited to take a moment on this 2.5 hour guided boat tour to swim in the beautiful, refreshing water along the picturesque coastline. Relax and enjoy the unforgettable natural beauty of your surroundings.

Benagil and coast line tour

6. Benagil and coast line tour

Take a speedboat cruise to experience the Algarve coast from a new perspective. Check in and meet your guide at the local partner's office on Albufeira Marina. Climb aboard the boat to start your tour. Follow the coastline and admire stunning sea caves and rock formations from the water, including the Benagil Sea Cave. Stop for a quick swim in the crystal-clear water close to an idyllic beach. Remember to keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine animals during your cruise.

Albufeira: 2 DIVES TRIP (ONLY CERTIFIED DIVERS)

7. Albufeira: 2 DIVES TRIP (ONLY CERTIFIED DIVERS)

Meet the diving team at 8:30 AM, complete a medical questionnaire, select your equipment size and equip yourself before boarding the dive boat. Visit 2 different dive sites that are in natural and artificial reefs. See reefs, walls, and marine life. Marine flora and fauna in the area include octopuses, crabs, conger, and nudibranchs. Head to the first dive site and spend 50-minutes or 60 Bar diving and exploring the area. After 50-minutes, you’ll travel to the second dive site. Spend 50-minutes or 60 Bar diving and exploring the area before returning to the marina. At the marina, you’ll be able to have a hot shower, and the service desk will fill in your logbook.

Albufeira: Private Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup

8. Albufeira: Private Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup

View the sights in Albufeira in a fun way with a tuk-tuk tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off. Feel the thrill of zipping to sights like stunning beaches, the marina, and the Old Town in a tuk-tuk. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Albufeira in a tuk-tuk. Hop aboard and begin your sightseeing adventure. Let your hair blow in the wind on the way to the colorful marina where you can admire the yachts and take a picture at the lighthouse. Make your way to the golden sand beaches of Arrifes and Sao Rafael. Let your guide navigate through the charming white-washed and red-roofed buildings in the Old Town. Return to your accommodation in Albufeira at the end of your tour.

From Albufeira Marina: Benagil Caves Kayaking

9. From Albufeira Marina: Benagil Caves Kayaking

Experience the beauty of the caves of Benagil with an expert guide while kayaking with this small group tour of no more than ten people. Choose from a mono-lingual tour and a multilingual tour. Travel towards the most emblematic spot in the Algarve while snapping pictures of the coast from the catamaran. Disembark at the Grutas de Benagil to discover secret places in this magical area. Combine a pleasant boat trip and have the opportunity to explore the Benagil caves in a different way.

From Albufeira: Benagil Caves Excursion by Boat

10. From Albufeira: Benagil Caves Excursion by Boat

Discover the Benagil Caves by boat and spend some time relaxing on the water. Enjoy the views of the coastline and the impressive caves. Travel easily from Albufeira to take the stress out of your visit. See the most famous sea caves and explore the myriad of natural cave formations just off the coast. Go right in the caves, as the small size of the boat makes maneuvering  inside possible.  On the way back be sure to cool off with a dip in the ocean, as you relax in your scenic surroundings.

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What people are saying about Marina de Albufeira

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4.7 / 5

based on 3,433 reviews

Absolutely incredible experience! I cannot recommend enough. The speed boat was so fun and we were able to get so close to dolphins. Additionally, we got amazing views of so many caves. Our guides were amazing! This was absolutely the highlight of our trip.

It was a very good experience. This was my first time driving a jetski, but I had a fantastic instructor who taught me everything I needed. I recommend this!!

Absolutely brilliant activity. Collected at the pier. All the lads wer lovely. Felt really safe at all times. Amazing experience

It was really enjoyable. We got to see a few dolphins as well

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