Taruga Benagil Tours
Cultural Tours • Boat Tours • Boat Rentals • Private Tours • Speed Boats Tours
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Lagoa, Portugal

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Aeae
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
There were ten in our family group from teens to grandparents. We turned up at Benagil beach not knowing what to expect but fortunately we managed to book the boat within the hour for just us as ten is the max! We did the longer tour of the caves with Jude and enjoyed the whole experience, admiring the boat manoeuvring skills of our pilot, Super Mario and seeing some of the secluded beaches. Caves were great but we all enjoyed most the thrill and spills of racing back! Benagil cave was so busy we chose to exit quickly and enjoy going further towards Armacao de Pera.
Things to know: adult price is for over 10s; you need to take your shoes off to enter the boat and take shoes on board (ask guide to put them where they stay dry); as your feet and ankles get wet suggest wearing shorts; it’s no problem to have your camera on board.
Written May 3, 2022
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ktsarah
Bracknell, UK66 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
I’ve had this on my bucket list for so long and it really was excellent! I had a look online in advance and these guys were very highly rated and their Instagram photos and videos are beautiful, so we just drove to Benagil Beach, found some parking at the top of the hill and bought tickets - super easy and you can pay with card. The tour guide Arno was extremely good - he spoke 3 languages on our trip so all the passengers could understand all the information he was sharing about the coastline, the history, etc. The captain Mario was very good as well and drove us right into the caves so we could have a look around and take photos. 10/10 would recommend doing this trip, especially with this company!
Written March 10, 2022
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krisk
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We did the traditional 2 hour tour with Arno the Dutchman and Super Mario. They were excellent- Explaining throughout, helping us take pictures, making us laugh and keeping us safe on the boat. We had great calm conditions and also got to stop off inside benagil but we were lucky as it may not always happen. We had a great time and would recommend this tour to others. The area where you wait for the boat also has a lively bar/ cafe which was a nice surprise to have a little coffee/ beer and snacks. Lovely time overall! Oh and know that you’ll be taking your shoes off to walk in the water to get in the boat.
Written April 15, 2022
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Amy Marie D
Leeds, UK23 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We went with Taruga tours for our trip around the caves and opted for the 1 hour 15 min tour by boat with 10-15 people max per boat. It was amazing!

Life jackets are provided and your personal belongings can come onboard with you, if you have no car etc to store them ( they may get a little wet - bottomOf our bag was but nothing major) Masks were worn by tour guides for Covid which was good and you could sit with your bubble then on board. It is outdoors so it felt safe.

Joao and William were our tour guides and they made the trip so special! Told us everything there was to know, took us to some unbelievable caves and areas that are not accessible by foot and we had a 15 min stop over in Benagil cave itself for photos and to enjoy it!

We spotted some dolphins and the tour guides went out of their way to show us and it was amazing!

€30 per person is all this trip costs and personally feel it’s worth a lot more!!

Highly recommend this tour and group for your trip, you will not regret it! :)
Written October 2, 2021
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Rebekah S
3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We did a 90min tour of the coast from Portimao along to the coast as far as Benagil, with Josef and Super Mario. It was excellent: a perfect combination of fun with the speed boat over the waves and educated commentary on the beaches and caves along the way. Our party of 11 aged 8 up to nearly 70 all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Josef was excellent in English and French, and it was lovely that Super Mario stoped the boat both for a sight fo a jelly fish and to pick up some plastic he spotted in the sea as we passed. The journey back was particularly fast and thrilling! Really recommend this excellent trip!
Written October 28, 2021
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Lee B
4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Brilliant Tour and highly recommended. The tour covers many caves, spectacular views of the caves and coastline and stops for you to take a swim too. Our tour guides Santos and Dutch Boy were superb adding to an unforgettable experience - Id openly recommend this to anyone as a great way to spend an afternoon in the sunshine experiencing a sensational coast.
Written October 26, 2021
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Jennifer v
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
We had Arno (the flying the Dutchman) as our guide and Rafael as our captain. They were both incredible. Arno was entertaining and showed us all the highlights and gave us tips about what to see and eat in the area. Rafael was very talented and even took our boat back up to the sand to help a member of the family who had a hard time walking her out easily. Thanks for a great time!
Written April 19, 2022
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SteveWhymark
Preston, UK24 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Our family have just had a great time on the traditional Benagil cave boat tour. Fabio and Uri were our guides and did a great job. Fabio was very friendly, professional, kindly talked in English as well as Portuguese and Uri did a great job navigating through the caves and through all the kayaks! A great way to see the caves and take photos. If you’re planning a trip there is a nice large free car park up the hill from benagil beach but it did fill up quickly. Would definitely recommend Taruga tours - glad we picked them.
Written August 1, 2022
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Runako T
Astoria, NY7 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Sadly, I have no photos but I can tell you the photos do no justice to the dramatic landscape and certainly not to the tour guides we had on our 1.5 hour tour. Yes, you must get Santos and William for your long tour if you do one - they are funny and love the planet! Santos rescued some plastic from the ocean when we were out there and we all applauded! They let us out in a grotto good pics and let us go for a little swim in one part of the ocean.

You'll not be disappointed.

Caution - if you are driving parking can be very tricky. I'd circle the area first at least once before picking a parking spot. I was in a motorcycle so it was relative easy but making my way down to the beach area and back up was a feat during the crowds that come down with kayaks and boats and still with those who are just walked out to their cars etc.
Written July 27, 2022
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Diogo_Assuncao
Lisbon, Portugal82 contributions
Sep 2021
The views are totally awesome! Very good 75 minutes spent with all the family.
The Taruga crew was just incredible looking to show us the most beautiful places; they were absolute masters in manouvering our boat within the caves and through all the sea traffic. Fábio and Arnaud were tireless to explain the caves' history and related legends...
We were lucky enough to watch a group of dolphins close.
Written September 16, 2021
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