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Caves and Coastline Cruise from Albufeira to Benagil provided by AlgarExperience

Caves and Coastline Cruise from Albufeira to Benagil

Caves and Coastline Cruise from Albufeira to Benagil
4.5
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from RM 127.61 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Escape the crowds on land and discover parts of the Algarve coastline that are only accessible by boat during a sightseeing cruise from Albufeira to the famous Bengali Caves. As well as being a great choice for families and first-time visitors, this tour’s short duration makes it ideal for travelers on a time budget.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See parts of the Algarve coastline that you may otherwise have missed during a cruise
An obvious choice for families and first-time visitors
Choose between a morning or afternoon departure time
Escape the crowds on land
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 28622P2
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Tour escort/host
Exclusions
Food (snacks) and drinks (available to purchase) • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
3h
Departure details
AlgarExperience, Enjoy the Sea, Várzea da Orada, 707-H, 8200-394 Albufeira, Portugal
Inclusions
Professional guide • Tour escort/host
Exclusions
Food (snacks) and drinks (available to purchase) • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
AlgarExperience, Enjoy the Sea, Várzea da Orada, 707-H, 8200-394 Albufeira, Portugal
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Check-in up to 30 minutes before departure time
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Reservations greater than 5 elements are subject to AlgarExperience's consent.
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    AlgarExperience, Enjoy the Sea
    Várzea da Orada, 707-H, 8200-394 Albufeira, Portugal
    See address & details
  • 1
    AlgarExperience, Enjoy the Sea
    Stop: 5 minutes
    Benagil Cave
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  • You'll end at
    AlgarExperience, Enjoy the Sea
    Várzea da Orada, 707-H, 8200-394 Albufeira, Portugal
    See address & details
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4.5
136 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Terrible
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Eamon
Derry, UK3 contributions
Good Experience
Jul 2020 • Couples
The whole experience was great, we paid extra to be on the top deck (would recommend). Great views and knowledgable guide.
Written 17 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andy M
Leeds, UK89 contributions
Overpriced
Nov 2020 • Friends
Having visited numerous venues in and around the area i was shocked to pay €4 for a 33cl bottle of sagres beer whilst other venues are half that price. These are premium prices are above and beyond anywhere else we visited in Albuferia. A rip off.. This is not venice
Written 17 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James C
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
Excellent trip
Water was quite choppy but the captain was still able to take the boat onto the caves. The crew were very friendly and informative. Would highly recommend taking the trip.
Written 9 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sridhar G
Visakhapatnam, India151 contributions
Land & Sea fall in Love!
Jan 2020 • Solo
Don't miss to enjoy the 3hr exuberant ride on a gorgeous catamarine boat to the Caves & Coastline.
The most blissful ride, standing at the tip of the catamarine, gazing at the nature's beautiful fusion of love between the land & sea!
Crystal blue & clear Atlantic and Mediterranean waters is a visual feast. You may come across group of Dolphins if lucky!
Catamarine crew will welcome you with a glass of wine!
Written 19 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chitralic
1 contribution
Relaxing holiday
Dec 2019 • Family
We arrived in Portugal for our Christmas break and throughly enjoyed the quieter atmosphere compared to what you could expect ‘in-season’ Not keen on too much historical stuff, so the Benagil Caves trip including the coasts/ fisherman villages as pointed by the tour guide was a star attraction, spotting large dolphins pods swimming in the open sea was a bonus! The guide on the boat was good, also provided waterproof jackets and sick bags (lot of people needed that as the sea was rough) but it was thrilling experience. Very scenic, nature at its best; something would like to do again - may be in a smaller boat (not with young children) and in summers, when the sea was calmer.
Written 9 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Chitralic, Thank you so much for the kind words and preference. We are really glad to learn that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again. Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Clara0007
Hagley, UK120 contributions
Stunningly beautiful
Oct 2019 • Family
The views of the caves are breathtaking, due to the swell the catamaran honoured taking us as close as possible into the caves, the skipper hoovered close to the waters edged giving everyone the opportunity to take close up photographs.
As we were sailing we saw quite a few magnificent properties with private beaches, we also saw a wonderful chapel perched on top of a hill. Unfortunately, for whilst we were sat on top deck, the staff were talking amongst themselves, so we didn’t gain much knowledge. When we did ask questions, it was very hard to hear the outcome. A microphone would be a good idea.
We enjoyed a glass of wine and processo.

Take warm clothing just the weather change. We did this trip 28th October and felt the temperatures change on our way back to the marina
Written 10 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Clara0007, Thank you for your comment and preference. Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

paulandc0
Sintra, Portugal1,449 contributions
It's a long ride to the Caves and Cliffs.
We booked this sea excursion with Algar from our hotel without too much thinking.
Actually the round trip was about 2h30, but the sailing time from Albufeira to the nice areas was quite long (including an interesting 10 mn ride in choppy waters - don't sit in the front rows if you don't want to get soaked 😀).
We could not get into Benagil cave as the tide was not right and the boat too large.
If we had to do it again, we would just sail a small boat from Benagil village.
Also the bar only serves simple things (beer, coke...), no cocktails as advertised.
Ugo our tour guide, the captain and the crew altogether did a good job.
Written 8 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear paulandc0, Thank you very much for your comment and classification. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again. Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susan G
3 contributions
Highly recommend.
Sep 2019
Nothing like seeing the Algarve coastline from the water ! We had a lovely cruise. Boat was spacious and we were met with a glass of wine as we boarded. The coastline is spectacular with high cliffs and little coves with sandy beaches. We were fortunate that seas were calm so we could enter one of the grottoes. The boat stopped on the way back so that guests could take a quick swim. Only complaint was that there was no microphone on board so that we missed a lot of information that was being shared about the coastline, etc. The crew were trying to explain some of the history, etc, but we couldn't hear.
Written 26 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Susan, Thank you for your comment and preference. Hope to see you again. Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John C
Clitheroe, UK51 contributions
Breathtaking
Oct 2019
Really professional operator and staff, the Skipper was very good he got us into or up to all the beautiful caves and beaches. Would recommend the trip it lets you see scores of beautiful beaches and coves and miles of the coast line. Worth every penny/cent.
Written 26 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear John, Thank you very much for the kind words and preference. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again. Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sightsee62353640780
5 contributions
Great Tour but bus driver was very unprofessional.
The tour itself was great overall. However, the bus ride on the way to the Marina was not so pleasant. We booked this tour for the 10.30 am Monday 21st October cave tour. Our bus driver (I believe his name was Miguel) was very unprofessional. He arrived very late at the Oura bus stop. Throughout the ride to the Marina the bus driver and his concierge were both laughing and literally screaming at each other speaking in Portuguese that it made everyone in the bus felt very uncomfortable. Not only that but they played very loud music from their phone. They were both mocking the group of girls in front. When we arrived the bus driver assistant even screamed at the microphone for no apparent reasons. Coming back to the Marina after the cave tour, the bus tour the driver left without us. However he came back to pick us up. Even though they were late, they were very professional with their jobs and even translated everything in English.
Written 24 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Sightsee62353640780, Thank you for your comment which deserves our best attention. We regret the circumstances in which you were brought to Albufeira Marina. That is not our usual service. Glad to learn that your ride back was positive. Best regards, AlgarExperience Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Steven A
Steven A
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A great day out
Wonderful views of caves only accessible by boat. The beach was perfect and great for relaxing and swimming, We enj
caa26caa26
caa26caa26
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Excellent Trip along the Coast
Fantastic coastal tour of the caves. BBQ was lovely on the beach where you could have a go at the paddleboards. Wou
bryanv703
bryanv703
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Nice, but a bit long on the boat
Cruise the Portuguese caves coastline with a BBQ halfway on the shore of Portimao. The guides give some information
davidhM7013MO
davidhM7013MO
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Boys for fishing trip first time
We decided to go fishing do booked here as it was quite cheap and we knew we were going to a reef and not trawling
coolthing
coolthing
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Great boat trip
Thanks to all the staff. We had a fantastic cave and dolphin boat trip. Initially worried that we were on a semi in
anandaroy
anandaroy
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Excellent trip to Benagil caves along the coastline
Excellent 3 hour trip along the coastline to the Benagil rock and cave formations. Leisurely pace, very good guides
amyaP4097CX
amyaP4097CX
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Amazing experience!
Having never done parasailing before, I wasn’t sure if it would be scary, but it wasn’t at all! The staff spoke gre
786sammied
786sammied
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Dare-devil!
Wow! What an experience!!! Talk about stepping out of my comfort zone. So glad i did this. Solo traveller and was t
786sammied
786sammied
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7th November 2019
Great experience out at sea. Caves so beautiful. Did not get to see any dolphins but not to bothered about that, th
TomO631
TomO631
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Great experience with kids
Went on this recently with my 15 Yr old and my 12 Yr old. All 3 of us could do it together, and really enjoyed it.
Whizzo78
Whizzo78
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Epic experience with a fab team
Thanks so much to Rui & John for a superb experience yesterday. We used Algar Experiences for a parasailing adventu
Unicorncam
Unicorncam
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So much fun.
We went out with the guys today, although it was a windy afternoon which affected how high we could go, it was 100%
Sparky1104
Sparky1104
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Dolphins and Caves trip.
Fab day out, got to spend time with a family pod of bottle nose dolphins which included 2 very playful calf's. The
thedebster01
thedebster01
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Must do!!!
I highly recommend this adventure! The staff are awesome, unlimited drinks on the boat, they bring you to a beautif
chrismcband
chrismcband
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Fantastic experience
The crew were great, friendly and explained everything. Felt very at ease and safe, being up in the air was amazing
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