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
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From US$ 37 US$ 33.30 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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Live tour guide
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.

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

  • 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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Important information

What to bring

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

Know before you go

  • The meeting point for the Activity is at the small parking lot at O algar restaurant, its just a meeting point, it is important to arrive 30 minutes before the activity starts, to park your car and then walk to the meeting point
  • If you are coming by uber or taxi it is advised that you take it one hour in advance
  • The French speaking guide is not always available at all scheduled times, if you want a French speaking tour please ask before booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 141 reviews

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My husband and I (both 60) did this activity with my daughter and her partner. We thoroughly enjoyed it, the guide John was fun and very knowledgeable. We got to get out of the kayak in the biggest of the caves. We were also given a challenge to steer through a narrow gap of rocks. On the way back we went into a cave where we had to lean back as the entrance and exit was really low. Two hours was long enough for us oldies. Great fun!!

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September 12, 2022

Wonderful kayaking experience to discover the Benagil caves! A guide at the top who makes us feel safe in a splendid landscape. We took the 9:00 a.m. slot on Sept. 2, impeccable, 2 times less people on the water compared to 11:00 a.m. and at least it's not too hot (and for all that the sweater was not at all necessary). We also preferred kayaking only, rather than motorboats which spoil the atmosphere of the caves (yes some motorized ones go in, and sometimes big ones). We go less far but we were able to enter very small caves even more magnificent!!!

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September 4, 2022

It was a fun experience, although a bit difficult if you have never kayaked before, since by not controlling it we had somewhat complicated moments, especially since there are many people at the same time as you with kayaks and along the same route, but it is not impossible, it takes right. The guide was very good, he made the route in both English and Spanish for the group that we were. Worth.

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August 25, 2022

Product ID: 414078