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Overview

Spend a day on Berlenga Grande, a scenic island in the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural das Berlengas), on this small-group day trip. Travel to the fishing village of Peniche where you’ll board your boat for the island. On arrival, visit St. John the Baptist Fort and take a guided stroll along the pathways of the UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve. Then, choose to join an included kayak or glass-bottom boat excursion through Berlenga Grande’s caves. This small-group day trip is limited to just eight participants.
  • Guided Berlenga Grande island day trip from Lisbon
  • Relax during a scenic boat crossing from Peniche fishing village to Berlenga Grande, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Snap photos of St. John the Baptist Fort
  • Walk through the Berlengas Nature Reserve
  • Enjoy free time to swim, snorkel, or relax on the beach
  • Explore the island’s caves on a kayak or glass-bottom boat excursion
  • Numbers limited to eight, ensuring a small-group experience
Meet your guide in Lisbon's Restauradores Square and depart for the charming fishing village of Peniche in a climate-controlled vehicle. On arrival, board a boat for the 40-minute crossing to Berlenga Grande, an island characterized by secluded caverns and twisting rock formations.

After your boat drops anchor at the island’s port, enjoy some free time to pick up refreshments or stretch your legs with a stroll on the beach. Then, board a smaller boat destined for St. John the Baptist Fort (Forte de São João Baptista), a 17th-century fortress built from the ruins of an old monastery.

Explore the stronghold with your guide and hear stories of invasions and pirate sieges. Then, uncover the island’s flora and fauna with a 1-hour walk through the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural das Berlengas).

Back at port, break for lunch at one of the seafront eateries (own expense) or, if you've brought food with you, have a picnic on the beach.

When the time comes, join back up with your group for the included cave kayaking excursion. Alternatively, if you’d prefer a less demanding activity, explore the caves in a glass-bottom boat.

After, travel back to Lisbon, where your tour concludes with drop-off at the starting point.

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D
, Sep 2018

Once I new I was going to Portugal I wanted to do something memorable for my Birthday.Berlenga offered me a opportunity to be on the Atlantic, to explore an island, and visit a historic fort. This trip allowed me to check off a number of boxes with regard to things I wanted to do.My high hopes for this adventure were meet and exceeded.Our tour guide, Pedro, was engaging and informative, both on the island and on the drive to the boat. I was lucky enough to sit up front and learned a great deal about Portuguese culture, events, crops, wind power and much much more.I loved exploring the island. Coming across the Lizards was a real treat. I have always enjoyed seeing the effects that powerful waves have on a land mass. The curved stone staircase on the way to the fort were impressive and beautiful.The fort itself. Amazing. I am a full time artist and my time on Berlenga has already lead too two paintings. I will be doing more paintings inspired by my visit in the near future.

j
, Aug 2018

I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to have a beach day and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Lisbon. My friend and I had a wonderful tour guide named Nounou. He was interesting and informative throughout the experience. We took an air-conditioned minivan to the village of Peniche to hop on a boat to the Berlenga Island. The trip to the island is around 1 hour. If you had any sort of seasickness/ motion sickness, chances are that you will get sick during the boat ride. Unfortunately, I did not feel too great throughout the ride but our tour guide had bags for people who became nauseous. I would recommend to the people who get sick, to go to the front of the boat to sit on the beanbag chairs, to minimize the seasickness. Coming back from the island was better than going to the island since you are riding with the waves and not against them. When we were on the island, you had the choice of kayaking or going on the glass bottom boat. I would recommend kayaking if you are adventurous. You don't necessarily need to know kayaking to do this activity. Remember to bring an extra set of clothes since you will get wet. If you can, bring a waterproof pouch for your phone so you can take beautiful photos when kayaking. We had free time to enjoy the beach which was lovely. Overall, this is a wonderful trip for friends, and family with older kids. The last tip is to pack some lunch since there is only one cafe/restaurant on the island. This will save you time so you will have more time at the beach.

g
, Aug 2018

Our guide was great. Weather was great. Highly recommended! This type of trip makes me want to be a fisherman

B
, Aug 2018

Best part of my 2 weeks trip! Amazing place to see and an amazing tour guide.
The water was choppy and a bit hard to get through, but definitely worth going there, great hikes and kayaking and the views were amazing!

s
, Aug 2018

Neno was a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide! Berlenga was beautiful. The fort was beautiful as well. The inside is not so spectacular, but the island itself is amazing! I really enjoy the beautiful views; I took over 100 photos that day! We hiked down to the fort and walked around inside. After looking around, we took a boat back to the port (thank God because those steps are steep). We had a break to eat. After lunch, we kayaked around the island and saw some beautiful views. We kayaked back to the port, had a short break, and we took the boat back to the main island! My favorite tour out of the 4 I did in Lisbon!

m
, Aug 2018

Thanks to Miguel!! Excelent guide and person! Helpfull for our intensive experience on boat! A lot of knowledge about island history!!

C
, Jul 2018

Amazing trip! Joana, our guide, was awsome! Always looking if we need help with anything. Berlengas is an incredible place. This is a nice day trip from Lisbon.

E
, Jul 2018

This island is a hidden gem. The water is turquoise n clear allowing you to see to the very bottom of the ocean. You take a boat over to the island, hike the island to the fort. Then a ride on glass bottom boat into the caves. Mike our tour guide was fabulous. Even learned about Portugal on the way. Recommend taking Dramamine for the first boat ride. A family was ill which then made other guests ill. We all made it through it. Cafe and snack bar take cash only. One of the most beautiful places I have seen.

K
, Jul 2018

Our tour guide David was amazing. We had quite a nice experience. Beautiful. He was amazing knowledgeable and fun! I’d completely recommend

p
, Jul 2018

Berlanga was the highlight of our trip in Portugal and defiantly a must see. Our guide Miguel was very accomidating and informative. We felt very welcomed and had a great time.


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