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1 and a Half Hours Alone Inside Benagil Cave - Sunrise or Sunset

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Benagil Cave is one of Portugal’s most frequented spots in the Algarve and can get quite crowded. Beat the hoards of tourists during this early morning tour from Benagil Beach and take a small-group kayaking tour into this stunning cave, which is only accessible by water. Enjoy plenty of time to explore and take photos, with a small group of 20 or fewer, all before the tourists arrive.
  • Take an early morning kayak tour to the Benagil Cave
  • Avoid the tourist crowds who tend to arrive later in the day
  • Enjoy ample time to explore the cave and take photos
  • This tour is limited to 20 travelers for a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Kayak
  • Coletes
  • Snacks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Kayak Algarve - Secret Algarve
    Estr. de Benagil, 8400-400 Carvoeiro, Portugal

    There´s a big parking on the top of the hill. Walk down the road to the left. After 150 meters down to the Benagil Beach, there´s a small road to the right If you dont arrive on time there will be no refund/reschedule option Please check the link for the location If you cant find us please call

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
  • Idade minima 4 anos. Minimum age 4 years.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 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 1 and a Half Hours Alone Inside Benagil Cave - Sunrise or Sunset?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during 1 and a Half Hours Alone Inside Benagil Cave - Sunrise or Sunset?

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 1 and a Half Hours Alone Inside Benagil Cave - Sunrise or Sunset?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 1 and a Half Hours Alone Inside Benagil Cave - Sunrise or Sunset?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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183 reviews
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Kayak heaven
Meg_N, Aug 2022
Very professional guides, shout out to Adam, nice to hear an Irish voice for our tour. This was the highlight of our trip and you have to do it early in the morning for the best experience. Didn’t want it to end!
A must - Benagil cave in peace, organised by great people
Andrej_M, Jul 2022
If you want to experience Benagil cave during high season, this is a must. Later in the day, the cave is a zoo - overfull of tour boats, kayaks, paddleboards and people. The powerboats fill the cave with exhaust fumes. With this tour, we had the whole place to ourselves. We enjoyed the stunning beauty and went for a leisurely swim in the cave without fearing for our lives. The tour also includes some fun stops in nearby caves that are only accessible by kayak. Very well organised, and the guides and staff were all friendly and very helpful. Would do it again.
Tourist trap
Philip_V, Jul 2022
The group was much too big, way too many people in and around the caves, too many boats which made it dangerous for the kayakkers. It was a real tourist trap, not nice at all. The kayaks didn’t have seats: they were unconfortable!!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for your review, unfortunately on High season there are a lot of tourists in these famous spot. We recommend therefore the morning hours. If you want a smaller group you need to book a private tour.
We had such a good time...
Jenna_B, Jul 2022
We had such a good time and our guides, Adam and Hugo were great! Had Benagil Cave completely to ourselves for about 20 minutes. One warning - because it’s early in the morning, it was quite cold even in July!
Beautiful and Chilly
Donna_R, Jun 2022
Beautiful coast and caves. It was fun and the guides kept it light. The weather was abnormally chilly and so was the water. Glad we did the 730am one to keep it less crowded.
Great experience
Genevieve_B, May 2022
Staff was amazing: very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful time. Good organization. A must do!
Incredible fun adventure to the beautiful Benagil cavess
Deborah_S, May 2022
Wonderful guides that really took care of us. Guided us to the beautiful caves. It was an amazing adventure I would highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful and peaceful
Sarah_W, May 2022
The tour started with a paddle down to the Praia Marhina with spectacular, scenery the whole way. It ended at the Benagil Cave which was stunning. It was extremely cool to be there in the early morning during the off-season when we were the only group in the cave. The guides were very helpful with launching and landing the kayaks with slightly rough seas. This coastline is so beautiful and a kayak tour is a great way to see it from another angle!
1 traveler found this review helpful
We had a great kayak tour...
Jennifer_R, May 2022
We had a great kayak tour to the Benagil cave. Our guides were amazing - very knowledgeable, and we were all very well taken care of. I would definitely recommend this activity to others.
Beautiful experience!
Matteo_B, Sep 2021
This experience is very suggested....Making it at the sunrise you are the first to arrive in the Benagil cave that is completely empty, the best way to take good shots from the inside of the cave. Mike and Miguel are very good guides.
great experience !
Isaure_B, Sep 2021
Great experience, very nice guides and beautiful sunset. We were the first to arrive in the cave and got to see it with the beautiful morning colors.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beat the crowds with this awesome tour!
Brittany_H, Aug 2021
This is such a great activity, and well worth getting up early to beat the crowd. You’ll get to experience an empty Benagil Beach when you start, and then the funny, friendly, and helpful guides show you several hidden beaches and caves, including, of course, Benagil Cave. The guides share fascinating historical information about the cave, so those interested in geology and fossils will love it! The length of time is perfect for beginner/intermediate kayakers. I highly recommend this tour!
Would highly recommend
alarkn, Aug 2021
Friendly guides and, as advertised, you have the entire Benagil Cave to yourselves! 90 minutes is enough time to see everything. Would highly recommend.
Loved it!
Jasmina_O, Jul 2021
It's a really nice experience, I highly recommend it to every one! The team is professional and sympatic!
Morning tour
Anesa_K, Jul 2021
the tour was so much fun and the tour guides were really nice and took good care of us! 10 out of 10
1 traveler found this review helpful
Caring guides and enjoyable route
Alex_A, Jul 2021
A great crew of guides, very nice guys and they care about what they do and truly enjoy it. We ended up doing this twice, the 7:30AM version. Even though it's early, I suggest going early, because it gets crowded quickly. Fabio, Chico, Mark, and Andre were great. We checked out Benagil and 2-3 other caves but this highly depends on the conditions and tide, so expect to visit Benagil and maybe 1 or 2 other caves. Well worth it, very fun.
Amazing experience!
Kinga_F, Jun 2021
Such great value for money. Miguel and Fabio were great tour guides, they explained in great details how to use the kayaks, it all felt really relaxed and like you had all the time in the world to just enjoy yourself. You get to spend about 25min in the caves and can take lots of pictures. Fabio found an amazing shell for me which was really nice. You then get to spend the rest of the tour swimming around in the kayaks and enjoy lots of smaller caves. Definitely recommend this tour!
Benagil Cave - Sunrise
Jia, Sep 2020
It was worth waking up early to visit Benagil caves. We were the only group in the caves at 7.45 am. We had about 30 mins to spend in Bengail caves. Both the guides were very helpful, friendly, funny and made us feel safe always, Expect to Kayak for about 1.15 hrs. The tour started with kayaking to Benagil caves>spend 30 mins there>kayak to another cave>back to Benagil beach.
Great emperience
Laura_D, Aug 2020
Great to get to the caves before the masses get there. Relaxed atmosphere and very nice helpful funny guides. Thank you!
Great kayaking experience
Sandy_B, Aug 2020
Nice guides and an awesome trip! The caves are amazing. I chose the late tour (5pm) and the benagil cave wasn't that crowded and almost all motor boats were gone. I can fully recommend this tour.


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