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2.5-Hour Cruise to Benagil Caves From Portimão

Portimão, Portugal

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Portugal’s Benagil Caves are a popular destination for travelers, but they’re only accessible by boat. Take the stress out of renting your own boat and navigating unfamiliar water with this Benagil Caves Cruise from Portimao. This cruise near the Algarve coast gives you great views of the area and opportunities to catch sight of dolphins in their natural habitat before stopping for a swim and time to explore the caves.
  • Cruise to the Algarve coast’s Benagil Caves in a boat from Portimao
  • Make a stop to take a break for swimming
  • Bebida ice tea is included with this cruise
  • Multiple tour times offered daily makes it easy to fit into your schedule

What's Included

  • Bebida Ice Tea

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Clube Naval
      8500-607 Portimão, Portugal

      Edifício Clube Naval Loja N°2 Manguitus Doca de Recreio Zona Ribeirinha de Portimão 8500-503 Portimão

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 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 2.5-Hour Cruise to Benagil Caves From Portimão?

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

    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during 2.5-Hour Cruise to Benagil Caves From Portimão?

    A:The policy on sanitization is:
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

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    145 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Great Experience!
    ShaQuan_A, Aug 2022
    Great experience! Friendly service and the your was great. They stopped at several caves and spots to make sure we saw all angles and captured great pictures. They also provided a complimentary beverage. I’m booking them again when I go in October!
    Best Boat Ride Ever
    Lorraine_W, Jul 2022
    Best boat trip ever. Weather was perfect. Saw a pod of playful dolphins on the way back. Fabulous!!!
    I love it!! It was an...
    Thalia_Q, Jul 2022
    I love it!! It was an incredible experience, me and my boyfriend had a great time, it was all to beautiful, the guide was super helpful and told us all about the all places we stopped!! Great, great!!!
    Poor organisation but a good trip overall
    Imogen_B, Jul 2022
    The company had overestimated booked the boat and originally wanted to make up wait 3 hours for the next boat. We made it clear we had booked our original time for a reason and they then organised another boat. The staff that handled the booking were very rude and even laughed about us to other customers. The overall boat trip though was very good. The staff on aboard the boat were very polite and skilful in driving the boat.
    Fantastic experience
    EliMargalith, Jul 2022
    Fantastic views and fantastic tour. It was the highlight of our visit to the Algarve. Highly recommended.
    Great trip
    Ellen_D, Jun 2022
    Had an amazing trip, or guide GPS was great and full of knowledge. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
    Great tour guide who was...
    pardeep_d, May 2022
    Great tour guide who was informative and explained each cave and it’s story. Seeing the dolphins was a highlight.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thanks dear clients
    Best Cave Tour!
    Julie_Z, May 2022
    We were not sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised by how much we saw. This tour took us to many many caves and areas that were so beautiful and unique! We went inside many caves. Well worth the cost!
    Views were awesome
    mykola_t, May 2022
    The virws were just beautiful and awesome!!! The boat even entered a lot of them! Just be ready for occasional water splash.
    The highlight of Algarve
    geetika_p, May 2022
    We were a group of 13 friends on a holiday and I organised this private cave trip. It became the highlight of our trip and memory for life . Miguel got in touch as soon as I booked and communications were spot on . Antrim and the captain Zapain were the most professional and friendly tour operators . We saw a large pool of dolphins .. unplanned , unexpected but a treat .. Cannot recommend the tour company enough .. they ace in customer service .
    Algarve coast
    Adrian_L, Apr 2022
    It was a great trip, funny tour guide, a lot of jokes, smile and comfortable. Great views clifs, caves and small secret beaches.
    Beea_V, Oct 2021
    I asked in advance if it was possible to go for a walk in the cave and the answer was perhaps, depending on the circumstances. We took the least windy day but no boats even try to go to the beach. They will go there just minute to look at the hole. I recommend to not book this and go by your self if you, wanna explore the cave.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Hello dear customer, This trip is a public trip, and we would like to have a private tour for each client. 😁👍 We have the security issues, which the captain of the team is criminally responsible, when something happens. The client said it all in her review. She wants to risk and be able to die. Do it with your responsibility. 👍😊
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Beware last minute cancellation
    Emily_H, Oct 2021
    Beware of last minute cancellation! We wanted to take this boat because it was the only one that set sail at 5:15 and we wanted to catch the sunset. But when we showed up, they said there was an engine problem on the boat (despite another full boat pulling up at the time) and for some reason they said they "couldn't contact us" because it was through Viator. Not sure how, since Viator emailed me the confirmation! Anyway, good news is they refunded the money. Bad news is there were no other boats for the evening and we had to change our entire itinerary so we could take a different tour the next day from another company.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Dear customer, We would have liked you to have taken the trip with us. There is no need to doubt that. Regarding the electronic warning that appeared on the engine panel, the decision of whether or not to make another trip with the boat is up to the boat captain for safety reasons, not yours. For that reason we ask for the next time not to comment on what you don't know to try to harm those who are working. Please note that you have been given a replacement schedule and have not been accepted. Now through your review we know that you can now accept the same proposed schedule but in another company. (???) We would like you to have made a review if you have actually made the trip, and not harm the company that has had the bad luck for free, and also had the refund. Captain Miguel
    Amazing KATERINA
    Azad_H, Jul 2021
    What a tour, incomparable to any other. Personal touch, very caring & daring, value for money and super friendly. Special thanks to KATERINA, our tour guide, how lovely you are....
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Very nice, short but sweet.
    Liseli_M, Jul 2021
    Very nice short tour with knowledgeable friendly guides. They both knew a lot about the caves and they described the sites in English and Spanish as well as Portuguese.
    Well worth the money
    Carol_G, Jun 2021
    Loved seeing all of the caves and hearing what they are called, just a pity that the sea was a bit choppy so non of us chose to go for a swim
    Great, safe , well worth the price
    Emil_G, Sep 2020
    The boarding procedure was a bit chaotic, and people were skipping the lines to get a good seat on the boat. Could be a lot better organised in a row. The two young captains were great, spoke fine English. There were aprox 20 min for a swim, but could be extended if asked for. We did NOT have a swim into benagil, but can't deny that it could have been done CORONA was not an issue ! We didnt see any dolphins
    A faire
    samia_m, Aug 2022
    Adaptée pour une famille nombreuse et très agréable. Vue incroyables des grottes. Équipe très sympathique. C'est vraiment inoubliable
    Paseo animado y buen ambiente
    Tania_P, Aug 2022
    Muy buen ambiente y un agradable paseo. Los chicos del barco un 10. Fue una muy buena experiencia . Repetiremos
    Mara_L, Aug 2022
    Un timo para turistas. Salimos una hora tarde, como consecuencia se acortó la visita. Nos hacinaron en una lancha. El guía nefasto. No pudimos bañarnos porque había demasiada gente...Una tomadura de pelo.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Hola estimado cliente, Aquí el único farsante eres tú. Lo que se puede concluir es que quiso tirarse del barco a la cueva de Benagil sin condiciones de seguridad, en medio de la confusión sin seguridad. El capitán del barco está bien no dejado. Es a partir de ahí que dejaste de evaluar el viaje que hiciste. Pero más bien mire su propio ombligo, usando la crítica como arma arrojadiza. No somos esclavos de tu reseña. Si vas a otra empresa, haz lo mismo y luego? ¿Qué vas a criticar? ¿Padre Tomás? Hizo una mala elección del tipo de viaje que realizó. Estamos encantados de hacerle un viaje privado. capitán martillo


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