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Portimão Marina: Our most recommended tours and activities

Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

1. Portimão: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Sunset Option

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 swimming stop with views of the beautiful beach at Corredoura. If you choose the sunset option, watch a spectacular sunset on the return journey. Finish off the day by admiring the vibrant colors on the horizon as the sun goes down. Allocation of reserves is automatic. If you make individual reservations but are part of a group, let us know which reservations belong to your group

Portimão: Benagil Caves Dolphin Cruise with Marine Biologist

2. Portimão: Benagil Caves Dolphin Cruise with Marine Biologist

Join a marine biologist on a guided cruise of the Benagil Caves. Cruise in search of dolphins, visit the stunning caves of the Algarve coast, and cruise into the iconic Algar de Benagil cave. Set sail from Portimão and head to the Marinha beach. As you sail, hear live commentary about the area's geology and marine life from a marine biologist. Stop at the famous cave Algar de Benagil to take an Instagram-perfect picture. Cruise down the Algarve coast and stop to visit hidden caves. At one of the beaches, dive off the boat and swim in the clear water. Next, leave the coast behind and sail off into the Atlantic in search of dolphins. Get videos of these playful creatures jumping and swimming around the boat before returning to the mainland.

From Portimao: Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Boat Tour

3. From Portimao: Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Boat Tour

Discover the beautiful coastline of the Algarve on a boat cruise from Portimao. Admire the views of rock formations as well as the beaches of Marinha, La Rocha, and Carvalho, with a stop for swimming during the tour. Start the tour from Clube Naval de Portimao located by the Arade River. Pass by the quaint fishing village of Ferragudo, St John´s Fortress situated by the river, the Marina of Portimao, and La Rocha Beach. Next, sail by the various rock formations, hidden beaches, and mysterious caves that dot the coastline between the city of Portimao and beautiful Praia da Marinha. Admire the sights of Carvalho Beach, Canairos Beach, Paradise Beach, and Carvoeiro village. Spot the rock formations of Algar Seco such as the Cathedral Cave, Cave of the Smugglers, Monster Cave, Cave of the Heart, Turtle Cave, and many more. Arrive at the famous Benagil Cave which you can snap photos from different perspectives from the boat. Afterwards head to Praia da Marinha (Navy Beach) and make a stop for swimming in the bay. Afterwards, speed along the coastline back to Portimao.

Portimao: Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise with Sunset Option

4. Portimao: Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise with Sunset Option

Embark on a Nautical Adventure: Sailing from Portimão to Benagil or João de Arens/Alvor Prepare to be enchanted by the stunning coastline of Algarve as you set sail on a luxurious yacht towards either Benagil or the picturesque João de Arens/Alvor area. This nautical experience promises a blend of relaxation, exploration, and natural beauty. As you step aboard the elegant sail yacht, you'll be greeted by the gentle caress of sea breeze and the sight of endless azure waters. The journey begins with the yacht gracefully gliding along the Algarve's crystal-clear coastline. Option 1: Benagil Heading towards the world-famous Benagil caves, you'll witness the dramatic cliffs and hidden grottoes that make this stretch of coastline legendary. The yacht will navigate through narrow passageways and anchor at near the Benagil Cave, allowing you to step ashore and explore its awe-inspiring interior. Here, you can bask in the surreal glow of sunlight filtering through the natural skylight, casting an ethereal hue over the golden sands and emerald waters. Option 2: João de Arens/Alvor Area Opting for the João de Arens/Alvor area, you'll be treated to a more serene and less crowded coastal experience. The tranquil beaches and coves offer opportunities for swimming and snorkeling in the crystalline waters. The yacht may drop anchor near pristine beaches, giving you the chance to dip into the refreshing sea or simply soak up the sun on the deck. As the yacht sails back to Portimão, you'll be left with memories of an unforgettable nautical adventure. This sail yacht experience is not merely a journey; it's an immersion into the natural wonders of the Algarve, a sensory delight, and a day of relaxation and exploration all rolled into one. 2h30 - Luxury Sail-Yacht Cruise with 2 options available: a)Benagil; b)Joao d’Arens(Millionaires Bay) /Alvor Included: 2 Qualified & Experienced crew members & 2 Paddle Boards Optional Add-on: 1 - Seabob - 350€; 1 - Electric Hydrofoil Board - 350 €; 1 - JetSki Seadoo RXP-X 300 horsepower for the whole period, included petrol and licensed skipper on it - 770€; A list of Drinks & Snacks/Appetisers available to buy onboard (to be requested before trip) or you can bring your own drinks for 10 € per person, please be aware that some drinks are forbidden;

Portimão: 1.25-Hour Segway Tour

5. Portimão: 1.25-Hour Segway Tour

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and colorful atmosphere of Portimão, one of the most breathtaking cities of the Algarve, on a scenic Segway ride along the coastline. After picking up your segway, glide along the marina, admiring privileged views of the River Arade as you go. Witness sites such as the beach promenade in Praia da Rocha, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Algarve sea. Later, ride past the lighthouse, the pier, and the imposing Santa Catarina Fortress. Along the route, learn more about the area's best attractions and scenery from your passionate guide.

Portimão: Private Boat Trip to Benagil Caves

6. Portimão: Private Boat Trip to Benagil Caves

Starting from Portimão's Marina, enjoy the tranquility of a private boat, sailing towards the marvelous caves accompanied only your loved ones. Visit many monuments and historical locations and enjoy the rich explanations provided by our knowledgeable tour guides. Take in the beautiful views of our fauna and flora aboard our boat and seize the opportunity to take memorable pictures. Enter Algar de Benagil and marvel at one of the most coveted natural caves in the country and take some gorgeous pictures with the help of our crew. During our stop at Praia da Marinha, one of the most stunning beaches in Europe, plunge into the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean for a swim you won't forget! On our way back, our experienced Captain will move the boat away from the proximity of the coastline so you can enjoy a broader, ampler view of its natural beauty.

Lagos and Ponta Da Piedade Private Algarve Coast Tour

7. Lagos and Ponta Da Piedade Private Algarve Coast Tour

Explore the natural wonders and local life around the Algarve on this multi-stop trip from Albufeira. Visit Ponta da Piedade, Lagos, Praia da Rocha, and more, taking in unbeatable views along the way. Enjoy an optional boat trip in Ponta da Piedade. The trip starts with pickup from your hotel or any other location in the Albufeira area, then head directly to Ponta da Piedade (an approximately 45-minute ride). Enjoy the cliffs of the Ponta da Piedade headland, one of the finest natural features of the Algarve. This limestone coastline is formed of sea pillars, fragile rock arches, and hidden grottos where the exposed cliffs reveal their golden color and the turquoise sea waters lap precariously balanced rock formations. Join an optional boat trip before continuing to the tour. Next, visit Lagos where you can witness a history of navigators and pirates. In Lagos, you can choose to have lunch at a local restaurant and stroll through the historic city center, where you can see various street artists doing shows and telling their stories. Later, set off towards Praia da Rocha in Portimao. Round off your trip enjoying the wonderful view of Forte de Santa Catarina over Portimao marina and Arade River.

Portimão: Algarve Reef Fishing

8. Portimão: Algarve Reef Fishing

Start your trip at the pier of Portimão Marina and meet your friendly crew who will outline some safety procedures before departure. Enjoy a reef fishing trip suitable for all fishing enthusiasts, family, and groups of friends. During the trip, admire the beautiful views of the Algarve coast. Drop anchor approximately 5 kilometers from the shore and cast your fishing line with bait into the sea. Try to snag a variety of species including red snapper, bicas, seabass, silverbream, goldenbream, grouper, safia, and beetle.

From Portimão: Benagil 1.5-hour Cave Tour at Sunrise

9. From Portimão: Benagil 1.5-hour Cave Tour at Sunrise

In this amazing 1.5-hour Sunrise Tour, you will be able to see the beautiful Algarve Coastline as it's bathed by the first hours of sunlight. Enjoy the marvelous caves and seize the opportunity to take pictures with less crowds in the most coveted caves in the Algarve. Start from the Marina of Portimão, sail along the river while seeing old castles, and exit the bay area towards discovery and adventure. Take in the scenic views of local villages and natural trails alongside the cliffside. Learn all about the local fauna and flora from our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides and capture breathtaking pictures with gorgeous natural lighting. On the way back, enjoy the relaxed ride provided by the early tranquility of the sea and feel the sunrays warming your body.

Portimão: Private Benagil Caves Catamaran and Kayak Tour

10. Portimão: Private Benagil Caves Catamaran and Kayak Tour

Visit some of the Algarve’s best-kept secrets throughout an epic coastal adventure. Discover hidden caves and coves that are inaccessible by boat, and soak up the magic of these natural landscapes. The tour departs from the Portimão Marina on a catamaran, sailing along the stunning coastline towards Farol Alfanzina. Upon arrival, begin your 1.5-hour kayak experience to the stunning Benagil Caves. From your unique vantage point, soak up breathtaking views of the Algarve’s golden shoreline and local landmarks. Highlights of the tour include Albandeira Beach, Captain’s Cave, Barraquinho Beach, Baraço Cave, and Marinha Beach. There’s also time for a refreshing swim to cool off from the heat. If you get tired, hop back onboard the catamaran at any time for a rest. The catamaran is equipped with all the necessities for your exploration, including a toilet and comfortable seating. At the end of your unforgettable adventure, marvel at the last of the coastal views before arriving back to the marina.

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What people are saying about Portimão Marina

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4.8 / 5

based on 2,612 reviews

Amazing tour, travelling solo and got to sit with the captain. Captain and guides were amazing! Great info/jokes along the way & will give great recommendations for the rest of your holiday! Highly recommend this boat trip

Boat ride was pleasant and guide was very entertaining as he brought us along the many rock formations and the famous Bengali Caves.

These guides work their butts off to make sure you have an amazing time! Our family lives our tour!

Very nice experience and worth every penny. A must try excursion when you visit Algarve.

The cave tours were so worthwhile. It was beautiful and our guide, Rafa, was fabulous