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Half Day Sailing Cruise by Catamaran to Benagil Caves and Carvoeiro

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


Rather than take a normal boat to explore the Algarve coast, board a catamaran for a fun and relaxed journey. Sail along the rugged coastline passing several beaches and villages as you make your way to the famous Benagil Caves. Once you’ve had time to take photos, sail to a secluded beach and enjoy time to swim, snorkel, paddleboard, or simply relax on the sand.
  • Explore the Algarve’s coastline from the water
  • Snorkel and SUPing equipment is provided
  • Soak up the sun on the decks of the catamaran
  • A central meeting point makes for a seamless experience

What's Included

  • Snorkelling Goggles
  • Stand up Paddle Boards
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Restroom on board
  • Guide Tour and Entrance in the Caves
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Food and Drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Avenida Rio Arade
    Av. Rio Arade, 8500-311 Portimão, Portugal

    The meeting point is at Discover Tours Ticket Shop at Marina de Portimão round about and right next to Praia da Rocha beach.

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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It is not allowed to bring alchoholic drinks
  • We may refuse entrance to people under influence of alchoholic drinks or under ant other substance
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 98 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 sanitization during Half Day Sailing Cruise by Catamaran to Benagil Caves and Carvoeiro?

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 measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half Day Sailing Cruise by Catamaran to Benagil Caves and Carvoeiro?

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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106 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Overcrowded, and does not go to benagil
Kevin_P, Jul 2022
Honestly was terrible. Overly packed- we had teens who arrived late and literally were on top of us. We didn’t even go to Bengali because of the “rough waves” although it was a very typical summer day. Just not enjoyable in any way. Waste of time, just skip and take the tip yourself to the grotto caves and pay the 25 euros for private motor boat through them or kayak.
Amazing time!
Kelly_M, Jul 2022
The captain ensured we had a good time on the boat though it was a windy day. The staff was very nice! We had a great time dancing to music, enjoying drinks, paddle boarding and swimming. Highly recommend!
Amazing fun and nice and...
Karan_J, Jul 2022
Amazing fun and nice and friendly crew! Recommend for anyone who wants to have a relaxing or fun filled afternoon!
1 traveler found this review helpful
The boat is great and...
Maysa_M, May 2022
The boat is great and also the team but the itinerary was completely different from what they advertised. The staff blamed on the weather but I sense we should have been warned in advance, at least 1 day previous, so we would have the chance to rebook it or cancel it.
Excellent Boat Trip
Katharine_L, May 2022
Excellent boat trip, very informative and friendly staff. Very clean on board too. Price was very reasonable. Definitely recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great first time experience
Loraine_B, Apr 2022
It was a very nice experience. Very skillfull and friendly staff were there to help us with our stroller for our little one and it was our first time paddling as well. We would not have tried it but they made us feel safe! It was a great and relaxed start of our day.
Fun times
Kristian_D, Oct 2021
We had a lot of fun on the catamaran ride. We enjoyed the sun and all the spots we visited. The bar on board is a great addition!
Best experience in the algarve
Fiona_C, Sep 2021
Excellent trip. Great staff. Clean boat. Amazing equipment. Paddle boarding and swimming. Worth every penny. Highly recommended.
Enjoyable & relaxing experience
Emma_J, Jul 2021
We really enjoyed seeing all the caves and going out on the paddle boards. The crew was very friendly and accommodating whilst providing a chill, laid back atmosphere. We wish we could have stayed on longer than 3 hours.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Ciobanca_R, Sep 2020
Chillout ambient on board with superb coastal scenery, crew appeared professional and friendly, a must do experience
Top day out
Hannah_B, Sep 2020
Absolutely fantastic day, really well organised loads of room for social distancing totally recommend for anyone thinking about it
Não vai a caverna de Benagil
Diego_C, Aug 2022
Não vale a pena, não podemos ir até a caverna de Benagil. Passa próximo e o barco la não entra, melhor escolha seria um barco pequeno.
Todos los tripulantes nos...
Cristobal_L, Aug 2022
Todos los tripulantes nos atendieron muy bien y fueron muy serviciales El crucero es totalmente recomendable aunque si es cierto que 39 euros es un poco caro para lo que ofrece Quizás 25/30 euros sería un precio más razonable
Jesus_S, Aug 2022
Fantástico viaje para ir en familia, amigos o en pareja, muy divertido , con buena música, las mejores vistas de las calas del algarve y el equipo del barco es de buen rollo!!!
Belle escapade en catamaran le long de la côte D’algarve
Anna_R, Aug 2022
Beau et grand catamaran. Beaucoup de gens à bord. On longe la côte un bon moment. Jusqu à la grotte de Benagil. On passe devant mais à la grosseur du catamaran, on ne peut pas entrer. Il s arrête un peu plus loin, pour ceux qui veulent se baigner. Les paddleboard ne peuvent être sortis, il y a trop de vagues. Toilettes , et rafraîchissements à bord. Une partie est à. L ombre. Merci à l équipage … il est dynamique !!! Merci encore
Maria_G, Jul 2022
No bañamos en alta mar y fue una experiencia muy bonita y agradable el capitán y la tripulación de encargaron en todo momento de que estuviéramos muy bien
Malena_C, Jul 2022
El viaje en sí es muy lindo, es placentero y la tripulación lo hace divertido. Personalmente nos quedamos con ganas de entrar a las cuevas, ya que el catamarán al ser tan grande no puede hacerlo
Paseo muy agradable y recomendable
Marta_M, Jul 2022
Ha sido una experiencia muy bonita, lo recomiendo. No nos hizo muy buen tiempo pero tuvimos alternativas, fuimos a la ría a bañarnos y a hacer padel surf, muy guay.
Paseo muy agradable y el...
Nieves_B, Jul 2022
Paseo muy agradable y el baño también, pero ni vimos carvoveiro ni nos adentramos ni nos comunicaron que es lo que íbamos viendo. Así que como simple paseo en catamaran bien pero nada más
Dommage que le commandant...
Patrick_M, Jul 2022
Dommage que le commandant de bord n’est parler quand anglais et n’est pas pris le temps de parler en portugais, espagnol ou français.


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