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Benagil Express Tour

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    Upon arrival at Naval Club in Portimão, you can find two different places of embarkation (in front and to the right of our Reception area). The boarding process will be carried out by the Skippers of the vessels (there are always two), with the support of the human resources colleague.
    Inside our boats, passengers shall use impeccably maintained new generation life jackets, which use is mandatory, according to the current standards of safety in navigation in force.
    The Benagil Express is a 1h 15 minute boat trip from Portimão to the Benagil cave. There is time to visit the interior of 3 caves by boat and explore the sinuous lines of the coastline; get some great photos, relax in the sun. Suitable for the mobility impaired, the Benagil Express trips are one of the best ways to see the Benagil cave, but to also explore the coastline.
    It is within this exceptional setting that we highlight the Arade River, which rises in the Serra do Caldeirão and flows into the Atlantic Ocean, in Portimão, east of Praia da Rocha. The picturesque fishing village of Ferragudo (among the 20 most beautiful in the country). The Fort of S. João do Arade also known as Ferragudo Castle, built in the 19th century. At the exit of the bar (lighthouse of Ferragudo and Portimão) on the left side we can see the lighthouse of Ponta do Altar, with 32m. Some beaches with white sand and crystalline waters such as the following: Praia da Rocha; Grande; Pintadinho; Caneiros; Afurada; Paraíso; Carvoeiro (considered the most beautiful in Europe in 2018); Vale de Covo; Carvalho; Benagil (world’s most famous grotto, formed by erosion, about 20 million years old, with its official name: Algar de Benagil);
    The Benagil Express runs every day, all year long. The location is next door to Portimão Museum (We recommend a two in one - take the Benagil Express and visit the museum too - well worth it). At the meeting point there is a shaded and air conditioned reception, WC and luggage storage area. Advance booking is recommended.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Well worth the price for this cave tour! The team did a great job of getting us up close and inside of the caves where this was feasible. Something to think about when booking this excursion, larger boats with covers or sun shades can not...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 2xC
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The 1,5 h tour was very safe and interesting. Everything was translated right away from Portuguese to English.The boat attendant was very kind to take pictures during stops at the caves. On the way back the captain turned on some music and it was pure...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank AudreySkywalker
    PaulaS6825, Front Office Manager at Benagil Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear customer, We thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your review on our service and are extremely satisfied to hear that you throughout enjoyed the trip. Wishing you all the best and thanking you again for sharing your experience about...More

    Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

    Small boat, friendly staff. Very Nice. Children half price! Included 1 bottle of water and sultana Excellent!

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Leonie v
    PaulaS6825, Front Office Manager at Benagil Express, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review on our service. Wishing you all the best Sunny regards from your Benagil Express ® Team

    Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

    By far the best decision I made was going on this trip. The driver was perfect and very professional. Was also fantastic at reading the sea and driving the boat! He gave a clear tour and his English was very good! He took us in...More

    Thank philn2290
    PaulaS6825, Front Office Manager at Benagil Express, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

    Dear customer, We thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your review on our service and are extremely satisfied to hear that you throughout enjoyed the trip. Wishing you all the best and thanking you again for sharing your experience about...More

    Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

    The tour is a must do from Portimao as you experience the best of the Algarve caves in 2 hours 15 mins. Very interactive team. They made our trip more memorable. A must do.More

    Thank Arnobghosh
    Paula S, Gestor de Front Office at Benagil Express, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2019

    Dear customer, We thank you very much,for taking the time to write your review on our service and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the trip. Wishing you all the best and thanking you again for sharing your experience about the tour...More

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