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Guided Tours
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Guided Tour of Benagil & Marinha Caves from Portimão

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2 hr.
  • Make your way to one of Algarve's most beautiful sites, the Caves de Benagil (Algar de Benagil).
  • Departures from Cais Vasco da Gama in Portimão take place throughout the day.
  • Simply step aboard a small boat and enter the cave (lead by an expert guide) to take photographs.
  • Drop by Praia da Marinha, enjoy a swim, and maybe see some dolphins!
  • Make your way to one of Algarve's most beautiful sites, the Caves de Benagil (Algar de Benagil).
  • Departures from Cais Vasco da Gama in Portimão take place throughout the day.
  • Simply step aboard a small boat and enter the cave (lead by an expert guide) to take photographs.
  • Drop by Praia da Marinha, enjoy a swim, and maybe see some dolphins!

Inclusions

  • Live guide
  • Life jackets

Exclusions

  • Food
  • Tip: You could plan a pretty special moment/photoshoot amidst the gaping dome and lapping waters at Benagil Caves, illuminated by a natural circular window overhead!
  • You will be traveling in safety, in the company of a captain with over 1000 hours of experience.
  • Life jackets for kids and adults will be provided.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Boat Rentals
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Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Boat Tour from Portimao

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€30
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2 hr.
  • Sail along the unique coast that lies between the city of Portimao and the Praia da Marinha.
  • Marvel at the rock formations, hidden beaches, and mysterious caves along the way.
  • You can even enter most of the caves, with a special focus on the Benagil Cave.
  • Benagil Cave is considered to be one of the ten wonders of the world.
  • Your boat will be equipped with the latest Yamaha motors, and are small enough to enter the caves.
  • For company, and guidance, you will have highly skilled and dedicated staff accompanying you.
  • Sail along the unique coast that lies between the city of Portimao and the Praia da Marinha.
  • Marvel at the rock formations, hidden beaches, and mysterious caves along the way.
  • You can even enter most of the caves, with a special focus on the Benagil Cave.
  • Benagil Cave is considered to be one of the ten wonders of the world.
  • Your boat will be equipped with the latest Yamaha motors, and are small enough to enter the caves.
  • For company, and guidance, you will have highly skilled and dedicated staff accompanying you.

Inclusions

  • Guided boat tour

Exclusions

  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks
  • Children aged 3-11 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Sightseeing Cruises
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Guided Tour of Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching from Albufeira

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€35
2 hr. 30 min.
  • Get onboard for 2.5 hours on a cruise for an ultimate memorable experience! Take a guided cruise to the Benagil Caves, on the Algarve coastline, to look for dolphins and explore the stunning coves.
  • Cruise the coast and enjoy the fresh, salty air as you watch playful dolphins swimming under the boat and around it.
  • Get a taste of cave life inside the hidden Benagil sea caves.
  • Experience the fascinating world of the Algarve's marine life and geology by swimming in the fresh, clear waters of one of its beautiful beaches.
  • Get onboard for 2.5 hours on a cruise for an ultimate memorable experience! Take a guided cruise to the Benagil Caves, on the Algarve coastline, to look for dolphins and explore the stunning coves.
  • Cruise the coast and enjoy the fresh, salty air as you watch playful dolphins swimming under the boat and around it.
  • Get a taste of cave life inside the hidden Benagil sea caves.
  • Experience the fascinating world of the Algarve's marine life and geology by swimming in the fresh, clear waters of one of its beautiful beaches.

Inclusions

  • 2.5-hour cruise
  • Dolphin watching
  • Sea caves cruise with Benagil Sea Cave
  • Safety briefing
  • Lifejackets and raincoats
  • Onboard professional captain
  • Swimming stops

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip: It can get chilly in the winter months and it is advisable to carry warm clothing.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Life Jacket.
  • The experience is accessible in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese.
  • At any given moment, the cruise can seat 40 to 60 people.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Full-Day Walking Tour of Algarve & Benagil Caves Boat Tour from Portimão

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7 hr.
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  • Uncover the raw beauty of the Algarve Coast and Benagil on this walking tour and cave cruise experience, complete with round-trip transfers.
  • Follow a trail with a bilingual guide who will reveal the secrets of the picturesque Carvoeiro area.
  • Follow the 7 hanging valleys path and admire the stunning coastal cliffs enveloping the walk. Get some free time in Ferragudo to grab a snack.
  • Continue your journey on a comfortable boat ride to explore the enchanting grottoes of Algar Seco and Benagil.
  • Witness awe-inspiring natural rock formations shaped by sea and wind erosion, all while enjoying the beauty of the coastal scenery.
  • Uncover the raw beauty of the Algarve Coast and Benagil on this walking tour and cave cruise experience, complete with round-trip transfers.
  • Follow a trail with a bilingual guide who will reveal the secrets of the picturesque Carvoeiro area.
  • Follow the 7 hanging valleys path and admire the stunning coastal cliffs enveloping the walk. Get some free time in Ferragudo to grab a snack.
  • Continue your journey on a comfortable boat ride to explore the enchanting grottoes of Algar Seco and Benagil.
  • Witness awe-inspiring natural rock formations shaped by sea and wind erosion, all while enjoying the beauty of the coastal scenery.

Inclusions

  • Full-day tour of Algarve Coast and Benagil
  • Expert English and Portuguese-speaking guide
  • Round-trip hotel transfers
  • Snack
  • Tip: The walking tour is about 6km and can take up to 3 hours to complete so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
  • This tour is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.
  • The guide speaks English and Portuguese.
  • Hotel transfers are only available from Olhos de Água, Albufeira, Praia da Galé, Armação de Pêra, Carvoeiro, Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Alvor, and Lagos.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Catamaran Cruise & Guided Visit to Benagil Caves with BBQ Lunch from Portimão

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6 hr.
Meals Included
  • Enjoy a full-day guided cruise on the Catamaran Ophelia, a BBQ lunch, and a visit to Benagil Cave.
  • Be amazed by the picturesque fishing village of Ferragudo, the historic castle overlooking the beach, the secluded cove beaches around Carvoeiro, and the coastal scenery.
  • Explore the sea cave, Benagil Cave, by dinghies, and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by the crew on the beach and drinks from the open bar.
  • Enjoy a full-day guided cruise on the Catamaran Ophelia, a BBQ lunch, and a visit to Benagil Cave.
  • Be amazed by the picturesque fishing village of Ferragudo, the historic castle overlooking the beach, the secluded cove beaches around Carvoeiro, and the coastal scenery.
  • Explore the sea cave, Benagil Cave, by dinghies, and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by the crew on the beach and drinks from the open bar.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour
  • Beach barbecue (lunch and drinks)
  • Taxes

Exclusions

  • Audio guide
  • Tip: Keep a waterproof bag for your valuables and electronics during water activities.
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours
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2-Hour Guided Dolphin Cruise of Benagil Caves

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  • Experience a fully-guided 2-hour cruise of the Portimão region, including the Benagil Caves, and explore the enchanting world of dolphins.
  • With an experienced captain, get up close with wild dolphins as they swim alongside your boat. Be sure to capture their playful antics with your camera!
  • Continue your tour to discover the breathtaking natural architecture and pristine waters of the world-renowned Benagil Caves.
  • Marvel at the vibrant hues and mysterious shapes that have been sculpted by forces of nature over countless millennia.
  • Experience a fully-guided 2-hour cruise of the Portimão region, including the Benagil Caves, and explore the enchanting world of dolphins.
  • With an experienced captain, get up close with wild dolphins as they swim alongside your boat. Be sure to capture their playful antics with your camera!
  • Continue your tour to discover the breathtaking natural architecture and pristine waters of the world-renowned Benagil Caves.
  • Marvel at the vibrant hues and mysterious shapes that have been sculpted by forces of nature over countless millennia.

Inclusions

  • 2-hr speedboat cruise of Benagil Caves
  • Expert English and Portuguese-speaking guide
  • Taxes
  • Tip: The Benagil Caves are a photographer's dream, with stunning rock formations, crystal clear waters, and unique lighting. Make sure to keep your camera or phone ready to capture Instagram-worthy moments.
  • This tour is available in English and Portuguese.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, and pram/stroller users.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours
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2 Hour Guided Dolphin Watching and Cave Cruise in Algarve

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2 hr.
  • Discover breathtaking rock formations and caves on a 2-hour Algarve coast cruise from Albufeira to Carvoeiro beach.
  • Observe Dolphins up close in their natural habitat and take in the stunning surroundings at water level.
  • Perfect for families seeking an intimate and memorable excursion, with only 12 spots available.
  • Explore breathtaking cave structures and rock formations, offering a rare glimpse into a world untouched by time. Discover
  • Discover breathtaking rock formations and caves on a 2-hour Algarve coast cruise from Albufeira to Carvoeiro beach.
  • Observe Dolphins up close in their natural habitat and take in the stunning surroundings at water level.
  • Perfect for families seeking an intimate and memorable excursion, with only 12 spots available.
  • Explore breathtaking cave structures and rock formations, offering a rare glimpse into a world untouched by time. Discover

Inclusions

  • Caves tour
  • Dolphin watching tour
  • Tour guide
  • Safety briefing and life-jackets

Exclusions

Food and Drinks, Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off, Sunscreen, Swimming Gear and Towels, Souvenir Photos (available to purchase)

  • Tip: Ask your guide about the best spots for swimming or snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters along the coast.
  • Bring along your sunscreen, Towel and swimming gear.
  • Check-in should be done at the location provided on your ticket 20 minutes before departure;
  • Detailed operator information, including local telephone numbers and addresses, are included on your confirmation email.
  • The experience is not suitable for pregnant women or babies under one-year-old.
  • The experience is not accessible for people with back and neck problems.\
  • Food and drinks are not included
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Benagil Cave Tours: Exploring the Wonders of the Algarve

Benagil Cave Tours is an exceptional way to discover the stunning beauty of the Algarve region in Portugal. The tour takes visitors on a mesmerizing journey along the coastline of the Algarve, where they can marvel at the spectacular rock formations, hidden beaches, and the breathtaking Benagil Cave. The cave is famous for its unique dome-shaped ceiling with a hole in the top, which allows sunlight to filter through, creating an otherworldly atmosphere. With experienced and knowledgeable guides, Benagil Cave Tours promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of the natural wonders of the Algarve.

Planning to explore the stunning Benagil Cave in Portugal? Book your tickets online!

Consider booking your Benagil Cave Tour tickets online for a hassle-free and seamless experience. Here are some reasons why booking your tickets online is the way to go:

Guaranteed Availability: Booking your tickets online in advance ensures that you secure your spot and avoid any last-minute disappointments. You'll have peace of mind knowing that your tour is booked and confirmed.

Best Price Guarantee: Online bookings often come with the best price guarantee, ensuring that you get the best possible deal. You'll be able to compare prices, packages, and tour options and select the one that suits your needs and budget.

Flexible Booking Options: Online booking allows you to choose the date and time of your tour, making it easy to fit your schedule. Moreover, you can also cancel or reschedule your tour, provided you do it within the tour operator's policy guidelines.

Expert Guides: We offer tours with expert guides who can provide you with in-depth knowledge about the cave's history, geology, and marine life. This way, you'll gain a deeper appreciation of the natural beauty and wonder of the Benagil Cave.

Benagil Cave Tours Tickets Guide

Benagil Cave Tours is a must-visit attraction located in the Algarve region of Portugal. It offers visitors an opportunity to explore the stunning coastline, rock formations, and the iconic Benagil Cave through a guided boat tour. Here is a guide to the different ticket options available for your Benagil Cave Tours experience.

All Your Benagil Cave Tours Ticket Options

Guided Tour
Boat Tours

Discover one of the most stunning natural wonders of the Algarve, the Benagil Caves (Algar de Benagil), with departures available throughout the day from Cais Vasco da Gama in Portimão. Embark on a small boat led by an expert guide and enter the magnificent cave, where you can capture stunning photographs and soak in the awe-inspiring beauty of the surroundings. Get ready for a unique and unforgettable experience that will leave you mesmerized by the natural wonders of the region.

Recommended Experience

Benagil & Marinha Caves Guided Tour

Embark on an unforgettable adventure to one of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the Algarve - the Benagil Cave. Join a boat tour departing from Cais Vasco da Gama in Portimão and get ready to be amazed by the stunning rock formations and crystal-clear waters. Accompanied by an expert guide, you will journey through the cave and witness its spectacular beauty up close. With photo opportunities at every turn, this boat tour is perfect for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts alike. So, come aboard and discover the wonder of the Benagil Cave.

Recommended Experiences

Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Boat Tour from Portimao

Benagil Cave: Private Boat Tour from Portimao

Plan Your Visit to Benagil Cave

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Getting There
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When is the best time to visit the Benagil Cave?

The cave can be visited throughout the year, but the best time to visit is during the summer months from June to September when the weather is warm and sunny. It's also best to visit during low tide as the water level inside the cave can be quite high during high tide.

How long does a visit to the Benagil Cave take?

A visit to the cave usually lasts about 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of your group and the time of day.

Where is the Benagil Cave located?

The Benagil Cave is located in the Algarve region of Portugal, specifically in the small fishing village of Benagil.

How can I get to the Benagil Cave?

The cave can only be accessed by boat or by swimming, so it's best to take a boat tour to visit the cave. There are several tour companies that operate from nearby towns and cities like Lagos, Portimão, and Albufeira.

Are there any restrictions while visiting the Benagil Cave?

Visitors are not allowed to climb the rocks or touch the cave walls as it can cause damage to the delicate ecosystem of the cave. Swimming inside the cave is also prohibited for safety reasons.

Is the Benagil Cave wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, the cave is not wheelchair accessible as it can only be accessed by boat or by swimming.

Is food and drink allowed inside the Benagil Cave?

No, food and drink are not allowed inside the cave to prevent littering and maintain the cleanliness of the cave.

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Awe-Inspiring Rock Formations

The Benagil Cave is situated in a cliff face, and its interior is filled with spectacular rock formations that have been shaped by the sea over millions of years. The cave is particularly known for its large dome-shaped ceiling and its unique tunnel entrance that opens up to the sea.

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Boat Tours

The best way to experience the Benagil Cave is by taking a boat tour. Visitors can enjoy a scenic boat ride along the coast, taking in the stunning scenery along the way, before arriving at the cave. Once inside, the boat will circle around the cave, allowing visitors to fully appreciate the unique and stunning beauty of this natural wonder.

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Swimming and Snorkeling

During the summer months, visitors to the Benagil Cave can take a swim in the crystal-clear waters surrounding the cave. Snorkeling is also a popular activity, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the marine life that calls the cave home.

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Photography Opportunities

The Benagil Cave is a photographer's dream, offering endless opportunities for stunning photos. Whether you're an amateur or a professional, you'll be able to capture some incredible shots of the unique rock formations and the beautiful blue waters surrounding the cave.

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Hiking

For those who prefer to stay on land, hiking is also an option. Visitors can take a scenic walk along the coast, taking in the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged cliffs that line the shoreline.

Benagil Cave Tours FAQs

How do I get to the Benagil Caves?

The most common way to access the Benagil Caves is by boat. There are numerous tour companies that offer boat tours from nearby towns such as Lagos, Albufeira, and Portimão. It is also possible to access the caves by kayak or paddleboard, although this requires a higher level of physical fitness and experience.

Is it safe to swim in the Benagil Cave?

It is generally safe to swim in the Benagil Cave, although it is important to be aware of the tides and currents. The cave can be accessed only during low tide, and it is recommended that visitors wear a lifejacket and avoid swimming too close to the cave walls.

When is the best time to visit the Benagil Caves?

The best time to visit the Benagil Caves is during the summer months of June, July, and August when the weather is warm and dry. However, this is also the busiest time of year, so visitors should expect large crowds and long wait times.

Are there any accommodations near the Benagil Caves?

Yes, there are numerous accommodations near the Benagil Caves, including hotels, villas, and apartments. The nearest town with a wide range of accommodation options is Carvoeiro, which is approximately 5 km away from the caves.

What should I bring with me to the Benagil Caves?

Visitors to the Benagil Caves should bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect themselves from the sun. They should also bring appropriate footwear, such as water shoes or sandals, as the cave can be slippery. Finally, visitors should bring a camera to capture the stunning views of the cave and the surrounding coastline.