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Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao
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Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao

By Algarve Discovery
Recommended by 94% of travelers
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With the sun streaming through its sandstone ceiling onto the beach below, Benagil Caves (Algar de Benagil) is one of the Algarve’s most iconic sights—but you can only access the cave from the water. This short tour, with a range of departures throughout the day, uses a small boat so that (conditions permitting) you can enter the cave and take photos.
from
$33.22
per adult
from
$33.22
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 100 per group
Duration: 2h
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Mobile ticket
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • Experience the sculptural sandstone Benagil Caves (Algar de Benagil)
  • Small boat allows cave access to see the natural arches at their best
  • Choose between different departure times to suit your schedule
  • Veteran driver/guide brings you in as close as possible

  • Driver/guide
  • Life Jacket
  • Live guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Clube Naval De Portimão, 8500-702 Portimão, Portugal Meeting Point in Clube Naval de Portimão, near the Restaurante do Cais in Portimão . Algarve Discovery Staff will be on the gate.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12562P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao?
During this experience, places you will visit include:Discover and book Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao on Tripadvisor
How much is Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao?
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What is the Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao cancellation policy?
Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao?
Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao is hosted by Algarve Discovery. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Algarve Discovery on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12562P3

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Clube Naval De Portimão
    8500-702 Portimão, Portugal
    Meeting Point in Clube Naval de Portimão, near the Restaurante do Cais in Portimão . Algarve Discovery Staff will be on the gate.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Carvoeiro
    Vale de Centeanes Beach
    Praia de Benagil
    Algar de Benagil
    Praia da Rocha
    Algar Seco
    Praia da Marinha
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Prolefeed
Prolefeed
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Must Do on the Algarve Coast
Very nice experience. Guide spoke English, the boat itself only allowed roughly 20 passengers so not crowded. Size
mathildes695
mathildes695
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Amazing experience
An amazing experience, with beautiful landscapes and charming people, eager to share their country’s wonders with u
V892ARbrandonc
V892ARbrandonc
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Boat tour of Benagil caves
The landscapes were incredible. The boat tour was great! The guides were extremely knowledgeable, and the experienc
Derek A
Derek A
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Zodiac Tour to Benagil Caves
We had a Canadian school group with 37 people, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Sara's organizational skills and Engli
Anavilla890
Anavilla890
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Thank you!
We were a group of six and did a private tour. The boat was in good condition and this was a highlight of our trip.
twintower73
twintower73
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Must do
We were a party of 9. Had a great time. Amazing crew, made the trip even more special. Highly recommended. The boat
E5431WClisas
E5431WClisas
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A Highlight of our trip
Pedro our captain has amazing boat control skills on waves! Beautiful views, inside caves amazing, fun boat ride, h
K8233TKdavidep
K8233TKdavidep
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Fantastic cruise to Benagil cave
We made this cruise with friends starting from Portimao. Staff was kind and prepared. 2h cruise has been very enter
Alliepent
Alliepent
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Fabulous - would recommend.
Had a great 2 hour experience! Perfect size boat in comparison to the other options we saw. Tour guides were fun! W
Sightsee65771509878
Sightsee65771509878
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Perfect!!!
It was amazing! From the time they picking up at the airport to the time they brought us back!! Andre, our tour gui
Janet P
Janet P
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Seeing the Coast and Caves up Close and Personal!
We enjoyed a private tour with Algarve Discovery and could not have been happier! We were on a cruise and had no p
hcschipper
hcschipper
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Top
We had a beautiful trip. Full of humor and information, and an ecciting experience on the sea. Recommendated for cu
945karena
945karena
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A great day exploring the Algarve caves
A great day exploring the Algarve with a couple of knowledgeable, friendly and professional young men. I would high
Daniela M
Daniela M
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The best trip
The best trip to the caves! André is the best captain! We enjoy the trip a lot! We like the experience!
ElineV616
ElineV616
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Lovely tour guides!
Very good tour guide and captain, both lovely people and taking care of the customers. Also very good covid policy
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MeetaSkeeta
Stockport, UK1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Family
Fantastic tour with Andre and Mauro. A phenomenal 2 hour tour with our 8 year old from locals who love where they live.

We were staying at the Tivoli Marina Portimao and asked for help to book a tour (Feb 2022). Reception recommended algarve discovery and gave us the leaflet to decide which tour, they did not push it all. As the tour is so popular reception booked us onto the earliest slot which was 2pm the following day. Andre picked us up from the hotel on time, both Andre and Mauro were very reassuring and fluent in English and French. I’m sure other languages too. Throughout the tour they translated between the languages of those in the tour (including jokes), they waited at each location with enough time for questions, pictures and interaction. When children looked uncomfortable they asked if everything was ok and were attentive to the children. They took opportunity as they saw it to take us close to the other tours pirate ship, a fishing trawler surrounded by seagulls, and of course get us all sprayed by the Atlantic sea (highly recommend a hoodie and trousers at this time of year!). We were lucky enough to see dolphins at the end of our tour even though it wasn’t part of it, they didn’t rush and took the time to help us see them. They have a passion for the area they live in. When I asked Andre explained where an area of restaurants were without pushing any one particular place. They make an excellent team and gave us a tour we won’t forget.
Obrigaga Mauro and Andre, we can not thank you enough.
Written February 19, 2022
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Amlan G
Ottawa, Canada21 contributions
Sep 2022
The tour was very good - you see some great views that can only be seen from the water. Just two relatively minor quibbles: 1) the seats are not comfortable as you are kind of sitting as you would on a horse. If you are older or on the heavy side, it might be better to take a tour with more comfortable seats; and 2) it was sometimes hard to hear the guide who was at the back of the boat and we were in the front. We still recommend it as you go in a small group and the guides are great but just keep those couple of things in mind.
Written September 18, 2022
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TJ
3 contributions
We had a fantastic experience with Algarve Discovery team on our boat tour to the Benagil cave. The boys were very friendly and informative and had tremendous knowledge of the local area. The winds were fairly strong on the day we went out, but we felt extremely safe and the skipper showed great experience in navigating the water which was rather choppy at times.

We made multiple stops at various different caves along the coastline on the way to Benagil and the team ensured that they manoeuvred the boat so that passengers on both sides were able to have a look and take pictures, etc. The caves themselves were breathtaking, and it was fantastic that our boat took us inside.

This was definitely one of the highlights of our holiday - we would 100% recommend Algarve Discovery of you want to visit Benagil!
Written April 14, 2022
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Rafi
Manchester, UK9 contributions
Great guide and captain BUT be aware - you DO NOT get to get off the boat and walk inside the benagil cave!!

A group of us booked this trip just to enter and walk around in the benagil cave as we read you can only go by boat.

We ended up there with the speedboat - entered the cave but weren’t allowed to leave the boat.

If we had known, we would have just gone to the benagil beach and hire canoes.

So overall our trip was disappointing as the trip’s description is very misleading. They should mention you DON’T leave the boat for 2 hours.

If you want to have a tour just on the boat for 2 hours then I recommend this company as the communication was good and both the guide and captain were lovely. But the tour’s description should mention that you will NOT be exiting the boat at any time to walk around in the cave.
Written April 1, 2023
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algarvediscovery
Lamentamos que não tenha superado as suas expectativas. Infelizmente o desambarque na gruta é proibido, qualquer lugar altamente procurado por razões de segurança tem as suas restrições! Se pretendia caminhar no interior da gruta, deve alugar um kayak, mas tenha em mente o perigo que representa. Infelizmente por existirem tantos kayaks e empresas no local assim como pessoas a nadar sem aptidão os acidentes sucedem! A nossa empresa cumpre todas as normas e requisitos de segurança, o desembarque é proibido por lei. Trabalhamos com barcos pequenos que permitem visitar a gruta assim como outras mais, mas sempre em segurança. Em parte nenhuma pode ler que sairá do barco no interior da gruta, isso foi pura especulação sua. A segurança sempre em primeiro lugar!
Written April 2, 2023
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Tondimad35
Pretoria, South Africa4 contributions
Amazing tour of all the caves on the coastline. The guides Luis and Andrea x2 were friendly, easy going and made the tour that much better with their humor when describing the amazing scenes on the tour. The boat is also a perfect size, and not overcrowded like the other tour boats you see, it is also very handy with getting in and out of tight caves that you might not be able to enter on a bigger boat. I would highly recommend Algarve Discovery if you plan on visiting the Algarve
Written May 5, 2022
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mike r
4 contributions
Nice ride in the boat but not worth the £50+ we paid , the cave with the hole in the middle was packed with boats, kayaks.. paddle boards, swimmers... Other assortment of flotilla... It was like a traffic jam but wetter !
Written September 4, 2022
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Manon-Bree
New York City, NY7 contributions
Apr 2023
There are a lot of boats and companies to choose from, and we were very grateful we made the right choice- this small boat manœuvres easily in and all of the smaller caves where the other bigger ones could not reach, and that alone was well worth it. The captain was very proficient and took us around fairly comfortably- the sea was generally calm and any waves or swell encountered well managed. The guide was clear in pointing out the sights in English. Sara was easy to find at the meeting point on the dock and pointed us to use the facilities there before the 2 hours tour. Well, well worth the money and memorable experience in terms of the beautiful sights!! We loved it and it was one of our vacation’s memorable activities.
Written April 30, 2023
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Dianne H
4 contributions
Mar 2023
Michael was our guide and Marcelo was our captain. Marcelo was very skilled, knowledgeable, humourous and made us feel safe. Michael, as always made the trip fun while imparting much interesting insight into the various caves and their history. We would highly recommend this boat tour.
Written March 31, 2023
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Carolyn O
6 contributions
Apr 2022
Loved our small boat tour to see the caves along the Algarve coast! Luis, the guide and Andre, the boat operator, were awesome and had a lot of great information to share. Would highly recommend the small boat as we were able to go inside the caves where many larger boats could not. Absolutely beautiful coastline! We walked the coastline from above the day before but it was a completely different experience seeing it from the water. Definitely a must see!
Written May 9, 2022
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Alison H
11 contributions
Safe thrill ride!
Rib Boat is small enough to go fast for fun ride and also go further into caves. Expert boatman very safety conscious. We were given plenty of time for cave snaps on the way and they helpfully pointed out beautiful coast places to visit once back on land.
Padded seats very comfortable. Full Group perfect size to keep cost very reasonable and have personal service.
Thankyou ! Combined sightseeing and thrill ride make this boat the one to choose.
Written November 15, 2022
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