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“Grotto tour not to be missed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bom Dia Boattrips-Day Boat Tours

Bom Dia Boattrips-Day Boat Tours
Marina de Lagos Loja 10, Lagos 8600-315, Portugal
+351282764670
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Ranked #10 of 40 activities in Lagos
Type: Boat Tours
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Owner description: Daily sailing cruises in the Bay of Lagos. 2 hours grottotrips, 4,5 hours Baia de Lagos (Lunch Cruise) and 3 hours Family Fishing.
toronto
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“Grotto tour not to be missed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

There are many companies in Lagos who have grotto boat trips. We booked with Bom Dia because they seemed to be in business the longest. I cannot comment about the BBQ tour, as we only went on the two hour grotto tour. Since it was off-season, we were able to buy tickets for $15 each (normally $25), and took the first boat in the morning at 11am, as the water seemed to be calmer at that time. The staff was very friendly and professional. They initially take you on a bigger boat, then transfer in groups of 8-10 to a smaller motor boat to go through the grottos to get a better look. You have the option to swim in the ocean, if you choose, while waiting for the smaller boat to return. We had three groups on our tour. We chose to stay on the boat, as the water was freezing. The lifejackets provided are not what we are used to in North America (the looked more like a "noodle" with buckles), but luckily we did not have to rely on them.
Good value & something not to miss when in Lagos. It is a good idea to also explore the beaches/cliffs above the beaches if interested in taking breathtaking photographs from a different perspective afterwards.

Visited October 2012
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“BBQ tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Some tourist advised us to do a BBQ tour. They said a great boat a great trip. You visit the grotto's you sail and you have aa BBQ with free wine and water and chips.
We found the company, booked the trip and we loved it. Great staff, great boat, great trip. Do not forget to buy a cocktail on this trip. But a beer or a coke is also available!

Visited September 2012
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Astoria, New York
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“Wonderful and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We went on a boat tour very last minute. We were staying in Sagres and were going to drive through Lagos abd wanted to see the grottos and caves. I emailed the company and they held a spot for us that day. We decided to go on the 4 hour BBQ tour.

It was the end of the season so our boat wasn't too crowded. There were about 15 of us all together with people from Germany, America, the UK, and Spain. We cruised around the coast a bit before breaking up into groups to go in smaller boats to see the grottos. While waiting for the small boats, we swam in the ocean. It was lots of fun.

The small boat took us up to the grottos. The water was choppy, but the driver or seaman was very good at navigating the small spaces. The caves and grottos were so beautiful and amazing to see up close.

After we all had the gran tour, we went down the coast to a more calm bay and had lunch. It was chicken and salad. It was very tasty and they also offered us lots of wine.

It was really a great trip. The crew told us all about the Algarve and the history of the area. It was relaxing and a beautful way to spend a day.

Visited October 2012
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Brooklyn, NY
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“Grotto Tour was Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We chose to do the Grotto tour which was a great value! The sailboat was great and they served cocktails using traditional liquors and ingredients. The grotto boat was a little too large for my taste. I found it difficult to get a good picture because of the number of people on the boat. I almost wish it was a small rowboat where we could go into smaller caves. Regardless, this was a GREAT trip! The grotto tour in Lagos makes the blue grotto in Capri, italy look terrible. A Must Do!

Visited July 2012
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Portimao, Portugal
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“Great trips.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I know Bom Dia Boattrips for a long time now. My first holiday in Lagos Portugal was in 1992 and since then we have done several cruises with this company. It happened to us also one time that the trip was cancelled. Unfortunately there was a booking made by telephone and the people did not show up. We were offered to rebook or cancel the trip with a refund. Of course we rebooked and had a great trip.
Because we were on our holiday we did not consider waiting in Lagos Marina as a waste of time. There are many bars and restaurants to relax and have a good time.

Visited September 2011
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