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Speed Boat with Crew from Vilamoura
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Speed Boat with Crew from Vilamoura

By Vilamoura Watersports Centre
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 2h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: Portuguese, English, Spanish
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  • Private tour
  • Use of equipment
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks


Start:
  • Vilamoura Watersports Centre, Office 5, Cais Q, Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-409 Quarteira, Portugal
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10955P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    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: 10955P3

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    • Office 5, Cais Q, Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-409 Quarteira, Portugal
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      Rent by the hour and you can cruise the Algarvian coastline, go for lunch or swim to a private beach. If you are feeling a bit more active then try wake boarding, water skiing or ringo rides. You will have an experienced crew member at your disposal who will make your activity memorable. We endeavor to exceed your expectations and tailor our charters to suit you. One water sport is included per hour and you can choose between wakeboard, waterski and ringo rides. You are invited to bring your own drinks on board and if required, we can book restaurants if notified prior to the trip. Please note we do not offer a bare boat, as all of our excursions come with skippers.
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    • Vilamoura Watersports Centre
      870
      Vilamoura, Portugal
      Joined in April 2013
    • O1953OZannes
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Uncomfortable and disappointed
      We went on the Scream Machine. Nobody could see because of the water splashing in our eyes - please provide goggles. It was very uncomfortable. The tour providers obviously don't care. The boat itself was a heap of junk and didn't go that fast. Daylight robbery at €40 per person.
      Written June 18, 2024
    • SRFernandez1
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      MONEYGRABBERS!! AVOID!!
      20 Years myself and my family have been going to the Algarve and living there during the summer and EVERY time we have been to Vilamoura Water Sports Centre (once known as AlgarveExcite). However, I am extremely disappointed to say we will never return to this company. A long story short, they booked us onto the wrong boat. We were told we were getting a relaxing catamaran boat tour to see the caves, but we were quickly rushed onto a speed boat, which we were told was a dolphin safari and cave tour. Not only was this not the boat that we booked but they changed the time of the trip 3 times. The third time they changed it was 7:30am and they wanted to change the time to 10am!! so for the 3rd time we changed the itinerary of the day to fit round this trip. Once on the boat one of the male crew members went to take one of our life jackets when we said "excuse me thats my one" he replied with "oooo calm down". Maybe we should've calmed down and gone on this death trap boat with no life jackets... our bad. We were seated next to a pregnant lady who was told to leave the boat as it was not suitable for her, which left me wondering why even book her on in the first place? Coming out of the marina was like being on a sling shot and did not feel safe at all and we weren't even at sea yet. When we realised that this trip was not what we booked and definitely not what we wanted to spend 2 1/2 hours doing, we asked the lady crew member to take us back. She was very understanding and compassionate as we were genuinely frightened and agreed to turn the boat around for us. I was then approached by the 'Captain' (I use that word lightly) , who showed no empathy or concern for the safety of his passengers. He actually seemed annoyed at US for wanting to get off a boat we didn't even book to go on. When we arrived back on the dock the 'Captain' shouted "okay anyone who wants to get off do it now as i'm not doing this again" and then laughed louder than anyone else there. Not only was that embarrassing and done to humiliate us, it was just rude and completely pointless, but seemed to feed his ego. When we returned to the check in desk I spoke with Olivia, who my family and I have spoken to many of times. I explained the situation to her and thought I would get some compassion off her. Olivia told me to walk around the marina to the booking desk and explain the situation to them with the goal of getting a full refund. However, as we reached the booking desk the lady informed us that on our way round, Olivia had phoned the booking desk and told them not to refund us, 5 minutes after she told us to go there for that purpose. So there we were paid for a boat trip that we never even went on! I can not emphasise enough that you do not book with this company! I feel truly let down and disappointed by Olivia herself and the company. Many months out of the year we are here in the Algarve and never again will I put money in that womans pocket. Avoid at all costs and book off the surrounding kiosks who actually care about you. Olivia Moreton
      Written June 6, 2024
    • martinbs3
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Still the best in the Algarve!
      After visiting more than a year ago, we returned and we came straight to these folks! They really are the best company to go with anywhere in the Algarve. We did another Benagil caves tour with them and we also did some more parasailing. They took such good care of us. They have some amazing captains that were able to go all the way into the caves, and they made parasailing so easy. We love their boats as well... I wish we had such great tour operators at home in Florida where we live. You really won't regret working with Milly. We even had some friends coming to visit and bought them a tour ahead of time. Can't wait for our next visit!
      Written May 17, 2024
    • Rodalita B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dolphin Watching and Cave Tour from Vilamoura
      Soo funny Dolphin with the show: Dolphin watching and Cave Tour from Vilamoura at Portugal - Dolphins show were so funny!! A great tour guided was so protected and excellent to drive! Going to the point.and so close to a beauriful cave and dolphins along side of the boat while riding! An experienced of 2 hours trip: so very funny Dolphins show thier crazy showing by tje tourist. And driver also was so excellent. Such as the beautiful cave and the ocean vuewsaround of the cave boat tour from Vilamoura very exciting!@ Enjoy trips 2 hours watching Dolphins & sea cave are great.. Duration : 2hours Mobile ticket
      Written May 8, 2024
    • eliteyachtc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stunning 🤩
      As an older couple, we appreciated the care and attention the Vilamoura Watersports Centre team gave us during our Benagil caves tour. Their professionalism and commitment to safety allowed us to enjoy the stunning views without any worries. Friendly and accommodating, they made our experience special. Highly recommended!
      Written April 24, 2024
    • brunomW5642YA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The majestic adventure
      We had an absolute blast ! Exploring the Bengali caves with Vilamoura water sports centre. The team was super professional and fun, making sure our adventure spirits were matched with the highest safety standards. Their friendly guides made the trip unforgettable.
      Written April 24, 2024
    • Inspire03484300770
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super
      Super parasailing ! An experience of a life time ! Would definitely do it again, thank you to the team and the professionals on the boat
      Written April 24, 2024
    • Sofakerapper
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      100% recomend
      We went on the Majestic adventure to the Benagil caves and it was spectacular, the staff were super Nice and very knowledgable
      Written April 24, 2024
    • Stephen S
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not recommended
      Did not enjoy the trip. I have a bad back, we were looking for a relaxing boat trip. This was like a speed boat tour. I was doubled over getting off the boat. You do get to see an amazing cave but the journey was not worth it.
      Written April 23, 2024
    • E5163FVjenb
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely dreadful experience. Avoid.
      Absolutely terrible. The worst 2.5 hours I've ever experienced and genuinely feared for the safety and wellbeing of my family. I have been in communication with the team to try and notify them of the complete neglect to safety that we experienced, but have sadly and disappointingly been met with the same repeated phrases that 'they prioritise safety of their customers above all else' (quite frankly I feel like I'm speaking with a bot). Key points: ***FAILURE TO ADVISE APPROPRIATELY*** We were told that the tour was fine and suitable for young children and babies, it absolutely is not. ***DISMISSED WEATHER REPORTS*** Other boat operators pulled their tours that day due to poor conditions, this company either ignored them (which is shocking), or if the reports were changing so suddenly, took the risk of still going out. However, within about 5 mints of the boat it was clear that the conditions were awful and they should have made the decision to turn around. ***NEGLECTED STANDARD SAFETY PROTOCOLS*** My 10 month old baby was not provided with a life vest, thankfully I was wearing a baby carrier (which they did not suggest I do so this was sheer luck). There was no safety briefing. There were no seatbelts or proper way to secure anyone. We were all lifted off our seats many times and the small children in our group had to be locked on our laps by us for fear of them going overboard. Elder member of our group had serious back pain after the 'tour'. One man on our boat fell and looked seriously injured ending up in hospital (see other review left about a week ago). ***REFUSAL TO ACCEPT ACCOUNTABILITY*** After several email communications with the team, they are refusing to acknowledge the above points. This is probably my main concern that others could be in danger. And to top it all off, we didn't even get to see the caves as the conditions were so bad we couldn't get close.
      Written April 23, 2024
    • Traveling_is_Cool_13
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Trip
      Me and my fiancé we did this trip for the first time and it was simply amazing… We saw all the caves and we also were lucky to see the Dolphins on the way back… The Crew were super friendly and kind, they explained to us all the coast and they make us laugh so much it was super funny. We totally recommend and we will definitely do it again next time in Portugal/Vilamoura .
      Written April 23, 2024
    • annmW9359YS
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Injury on boat
      This trip was the most horrible experience of my life. The weather was bad the sea was rough, no seat belts or anything to secure with. The boat left the cave and built up so much speed so fast that both we left our seats and crashed back down as the boat hit a wave. My husband is a competent sailor and fell on the ground, they eventually stopped the boat, out us at the back where we endured over an hour of rough seas. My husband could not walk was taken by ambulance to the public hospital and had to be transferred to the private one for back surgery. My grandchildren were scared beyond belief and many of the other travellers have contacted us to say they would never get on any boat again after this absolutely dreadful experience. Do not go
      Written April 11, 2024
    • 6claireb
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful trip!
      We had a wonderful morning onboard the rib. Saw so many dolphins then visited the caves. A brilliant trip highly recommend!
      Written March 24, 2024
    • Jscoop007
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      It was a great experience. We'll worth the time. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The boat was very comfortable.
      Written March 17, 2024
    • 16kristiel
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect trip
      Absolutely amazing although trip advisor forgot to tell me it was moved from 11am to 10am so had the tour planner ring be just before 10 luckily we were only 10 minutes from the meeting point so they waited for us... And I'm so happy they did the boat trip was absolutely beautiful and captain and tour guide were fantastic, I would advise to wear a cardigan or jumper as it can get quite nippy when the boat is in motion as it goes quite fast...... We weren't promised that we'd see the dolphins but we got lucky and saw 3 together would highly recommend this trip ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
      Written March 7, 2024
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    pucciinabag
    Almancil, Portugal59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Private speed boat for 3 hours with fantastic skipper Leo, saw dolphins, anchored up and swam to private beach, got towed on the inflatable ring behind boat
    Could not fault it. We live here so very lucky to be able to do boat trips whenever we want but this was truly amazing. Thank you Debbie, skipper Leo and Algarvexcite.
    Written September 11, 2020
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    We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. And we thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you soon. Many thanks Algarvexcite Team
    Written September 19, 2020
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