Water activity

Benagil: Guided Kayaking Tour to Caves and Secret Spots

Activity provider: Xplore Benagil Kayak&Sup

Benagil: Guided Kayaking Tour to Caves and Secret Spots

Activity provider: Xplore Benagil Kayak&Sup

From US$ 36.84 per person

Discover the beauty of the Benagil Caves from the water on this guided kayaking tour. Paddle along wild beaches and admire fantastical limestone formations that have been sculpted by the sea.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Spanish, Portuguese, French


  • Marvel at the fantastical rock formations of the famed Benagil caves
  • Get up close to the caves and experience them fully with a kayak tour
  • Hear about how these cliffs and caves were formed over thousands of years
  • Snap pictures while inside the cave to share with your friends and family
  • Dive into the refreshing waters and admire the views while you go for a swim
Full description

Get off the beaten track with a guided kayaking tour to the Benagil caves with an instructor. Navigate along towering cliffs and around stunning rock formations on a turquoise sea. Stop for a refreshing swim at a breathtaking location.

Meet your guide at an easy-to-locate restaurant and get set up with your high-quality paddle, kayak, dry bag, and life vest. Get some instructions on how to use your kayak most effectively from your guide before embarking on your coastal adventure.

Make your way along stretches of golden coastline and over crystal-clear waters that are teeming with shimmering fish. Capture pictures of the Benagil caves as light streams through from above, illuminating the cave and azure water.

Learn about how these geological formations were crafted by the wind and waves over time. Cool off with a dive into the water and admire this other-worldly landscape as you swim along the beach. Return to the meeting point at the end of your tour.

  • Access to Algar de Benagil
  • Access to Benagil Beach
  • Marinha Beach Access
  • Guide
  • Transport during the activity: Kayak
  • Life jacket
  • Waterproof bag
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • People over 80 years

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the parking lot in front of the 'O Algar' restaurant. Your guide will be there waiting for you before you go to the beach with the group. The activity provider will always advise you to park your car in the parking lot above and then walk to the meeting point. Your guide will be there waiting for you before you go to the beach with all the group. The briefing and the tour will start at Benagil beach and customers have to be there 20minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Beachwear
  • Outdoor clothing

Know before you go

  • The day, time and duration of the tour may change depending on sea and weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 187 reviews

Review summary

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Sea kayaking was certainly a memorable highlight of our time in the Algarve. Our guide, Ricardo, was lots of fun and demonstrated expertise in our safety as the water conditions were very rough and choppy on our tour day. We enjoyed ample time in the Benagil cave, peeked into the dark "pirate's booty" cave, and spent time at the Marinha arches and beach as well. We recommend a morning tour to avoid the crowds and have a smaller group experience if possible.

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November 3, 2022

Although it was not as smooth as it could have been we still found we had a good experience. The tide was medium that day so some areas that usually would be entered we could not for safety reason. The views were amazing and would recommend this tour, as you can really only appreciate the caves from water access. Our guides were awesome. Also the visit to the caves was really something else as well as the stop on the Marinha beach. The only reason I did not give it a 5 stars is that my husband and I left our sandals/flip flop in our kayak at the caves like many others did leaving their waterproof bags in their kayaks but we had our sandals stolen. The guides are supposed to keep an eye out for that supposedly but we think we were just unlucky and not the guide's fault at all. So we ended the tour bare feet walking back to the car and luckily i had my running shoes so I could drive the car with shoes.

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October 26, 2022

Absolutely great - our guides Ricardo and Nono showed us incredibly great places and caves that we would certainly not have dared to go to on our own. Especially since the waves were pretty strong. We felt absolutely safe with them and it was a lot of fun with them. Again any time.

October 1, 2022

Product ID: 414078