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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Berlenga Grande Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

Kayak around the island

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.

Customer Reviews

Stephanie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was by far the best tour I have been on!! First, the customer service was top notch, nothing but the best from this company. Second, David and Diogo were amazing guides as well. Both guides wanted both my mother and I to have the most amazing day, and we did! I strongly recommend this tour to anyone and everyone! I wish I knew this company had other tours before I booked other tours!

William S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Diogo was great! The sights were amazing! Definitely with the trip!

Miss Sarah H C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

If you have the chance, definitely do this tour! The crystal clear water, fascinating history and stunning views are sure to capture your heart, like they did ours! The guides were fabulous, and we were even lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins on the way back. The most perfect day of our trip!!

Sarah L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

So worth the money! Got picked up from my hotel and had a great drive with Gil telling us lots about the area. The island itself was beautiful and we had lots of time to explore before a guided trip around. Chose the glass bottom boat option and we were lucky enough to see an octopus. Would definitely recommend if you're looking to get out of Lisbon for a day.

lizsama

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Highly recommended! Joanna was great, informative and the tour was excellent. The boat ride was rough and that needs to be disclosed. A person with a delicate back, like me, can get hurt. The island is a must
See!

MA_travel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing!
I would highly recommend this trip. The driver Rui was very knowledgeable. On the way to Berlenga Grande he shared important information of places and monuments we passed by. Pick up time was perfect, everyone was picked up on time. Rui is a very friendly person, I would surely ask for him when booking this trip.
As for the day trip to Berlenga Grande, it was amazing! Very relaxing day, nice walk through the island. If your looking for something extra besides activities on the mainland, I would recommend taking a day out at sea to the Berlenga Grande Island.

Courtney N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing. There was a lot of walking uphill, but the gorgeous views made it easier. I would absolutely go back to the island, and our guides were great!

Katherine E C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing tour, knowledgable guides, and a very unique experience. Don't forget your sunscreen :

Keith G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Awesome trip. Understand you will be in the open Atlantic and travel can be rough. Once there you will have lunch, a tour of the island and fun kayaking, swimming, and the option to go on a glass bottom boat tour. Nuno and David were great. Definately a different type of tour.

ckmckinstry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

What a great experience. Something off the typical tourist path.

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