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Benagil Cave tour from Faro

Faro, Portugal

From $59.03

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  • 5 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Combine a trip to the Benagil Cave with a visit to the Marinha Beach, and check off two of the Algarve's highlights in just one trip. After traveling by road from Faro, you'll bodyboard into the famous cave alongside an instructor and the rest of your group. Afterward, you'll travel onwards to Marinha Beach for ample time to snorkel, swim, and laze on the beach.
  • Avoid public transport and reach the coastal highlights with ease
  • Enjoy the water with provided bodyboards and snorkel gear
  • Shelter from the sun on Marinha Beach with a provided umbrella
  • Keep your personal belongings dry with use of a waterproof bag

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bodyboard Equipment
  • Water proof bag for phone
  • Safety Jacket
  • Private lifeguard assistance
  • sun umbrella
  • sun lotion
  • Snacks
  • Lunch

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Av. da República 18, Av. da República 18, 8000-079 Faro, Portugal

    The meeting point of the tour is across McDonald's in the marina of Faro. WE DONT HAVE A PHYSIC STORE

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • swimming knowledge is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Benagil Cave tour from Faro?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Benagil Cave tour from Faro?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Benagil Cave tour from Faro?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Benagil Cave tour from Faro?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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This is NOT A BOAT TRIP but so much better!!
135 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Amazing beauty and great guide
Steve_B, Jun 2022
Not only was this a beautiful natural wonder, but we had an amazing tour guide who took care of us in the water and took great photos and videos of us. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Faro.
Best tour!
Alexandra_D, Jun 2022
The tour from Faro to Benagil and Praia da Marina was so amazing! My favorite day here visiting the Algarve! I was very pleasantly surprised that they took the time to check the tides of the water, teach us how to swim into the cave, and stay with us the entire way as we did the main activity, swimming into the Benagil Cave. It was so stunning inside. I will say I would only recommend this for strong swimmers! We then went to Praia da marinha, the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Amazing day
Not the usual standard
anne_b, Jun 2022
Unfortunately the sea was too rough for us to body board into the cave. However 4 of the group were encouraged to go, so they went which left us sat in wetsuits on our own. We tracked back up the hill to the minibus to find no driver there, but it was left unlocked in a busy car park with all our stuff in it. We changed, got our purses and had to sit and wait for the others to come back( about 1.5 hours). We then drove to the beach and walked the beautiful coastal path and met the rest of the group being escorted to a “ secret” cave, we were not invited. The guide didn’t speak to us on the journey there or back. I understand the sea conditions were the problem, but on a group trip I would expect everyone in the group to be catered for. I felt very unwelcome and almost embarrassed for being there. Not the standard I expected from Viator trips that are usually excellent
Response from Host, Jun 2022
good evening sir/madam , thanks for taking time to write a review; after reading the review and talked to our guide its very important to mention that swiming knowledge is mandatory in the activity having safety as our number one priority and we never put the life of our client in risk. Marinha beach is one of the most beautiful beach in Europe where people have a time for themselves having a picnic, walking over the amazing cliffs ,relaxing at the beach; our guide report said that you decided to go on your own and have a time by your self .
Great tour!!!
Shana_H, May 2022
Great tour from Faro. If you don't have a car this is a great way to see some different parts of the Algarve with a knowledgeable guide.
Was absolutely stunning.....
piesaule, May 2022
Was absolutely stunning.. I really recommend it for all good swimmers .. caves are so beautiful and Matrinha beach is jus the best in Portugal
Amazing experience!
Michelle_J, Apr 2022
This was such a fun experience and definitely a must-do when visiting Faro! Andres was a great guide, and he was very accommodating towards my friend who isn’t a great swimmer. The caves were absolutely beautiful, and we had a lovely picnic on the beach after the swim!
Half day trip
Our Guide was very good and he really cared about our safety. it was a great experience, I recommend it to everyone
Exciting and enjoyable!
Victoria_J, Apr 2022
We had a great day! Good music and good vibes. As stated, they don't provide food but there was a little stand where you could by some snacks and drinks if needed. We loved our body boarding experience into the cave and felt very safe with the instructions from our guide! Provided great equipment and instructions how to use them safely!
An adventure you won’t forget!
Emily_N, Apr 2022
Awesome guides, very friendly, and gave great instructions on how to body board into and out of the cave safely. We went in the afternoon which was less crowded and gave us more space to walk around on the beach inside the cave and take in all it’s beauty. Highly recommend!
Brilliant day trip!!
Julie_W, Apr 2022
We had a brilliant time on this tour. The caves were incredible, as was the secret beach. We had plenty of time in the cave to take lots of pictures and didn’t feel rushed. The swim in to the cave was really easy and we didn’t feel under pressure at any stage. We would definitely recommend this trip!
Amazing Experince
Henri_d, Apr 2022
It is a memorable and unforgetable experience even if you are a none swimmer. Andres is the best. He help me a lot. Thanks Andres! My husband and I enjoyed so much. I really recommend this tour.
One in a lifetime experience!!!!!!
Apoorva_B, Mar 2022
Best Day Of My Life. Period. Special thanks to the tour guide. He took me to cave so safely.This has done way more justice to the money paid! I loved the way tour guide took me in the cave confidently. He was very experienced and skilled. This tour is one in a lifetime experience.
Benagil caves, The best tour in faro
Barry_W, Oct 2021
What a tour. And out tour guide went above and beyond for us, would definitely recommend this tour. Even if just here for a day or 2. Andreas is a gentleman. He even had a cild beer with me 🍻
Great tour
Olle_H, Sep 2021
Lovely guide, glad we did the trip with this organisation! We didn't have to worry about transportation and Benagil cave can be difficult to reach without guidance & proper equipment. We got enough time to spend in the cave to take pictures and enjoy the wonderful view. Later, we went to Marinha beach and spend 1.5h there, which was enough to do a hike and a bit of swimming. Recommend this trip!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful and fun!
Jennifer_W, Sep 2021
Bodysurfing was very fun and it was so nice to spend time on an empty beach! The cave and the cliffs were glad I went.
Nice day trip
Lara_J, Aug 2021
The pick up was punctual (even 10 minutes early), the guide was nice and the body boarding was great! The only negative aspect is that the caves are too crowded so that you cannot fully appreciate the besty of this place. Must have for the Algarve.
The tour guides were...
Irene_M, Aug 2021
The tour guides were perfectly punctual, Andrè make our experience fun and safe. Totally recommended!
Laetitia_M, Jul 2021
I have try to cancel the reservation the website doesn’t work. Them call me and explain the situation ( I was not in faro Covid cause ) they told me we gonna delete your reservation but anything happens. Thanks for the communication.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Sorry for inconvenience, we didn't work on saturday and sunday, and the cancellation must be done from the person who wants the cancellation, there's a costumer service on tripadvisor who can listen to you 24h , please contact them and explain the situation .
1 traveler found this review helpful
10/10 would do again!!
Nina_C, May 2021
This is NOT A BOAT TRIP but so much better!! Andres, our guide, was very knowledgeable and took safety precautions with the waves. It was super exhilarating to go bodyboard from the beach into the open water and then into the cave where boats and kayaks couldn’t reach because of the currents! So we got the cave all to ourselves! Would recommend strong swimmers and people that are not afraid of the water. I highly recommend this company and Andres.
All good :)
Arzu_A, Oct 2020
Strongly recommended! I am not a professional swimmer, but there was no need for it. The guide was so experienced
1 traveler found this review helpful


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