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Private Tour Benagil Caves from Portimao

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Portimão, Portugal
Private Tour Benagil Caves from Portimao
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Escape the crowds and hassle of group tours on this private tour to the Bengagil Caves for just you and your party. And, traveling in a small boat, get deeper into the caves and grottoes than is possible for most. Leave from the historic harbor of Portimão and follow the Rio Arade to the Atlantic, passing fishing villages, medieval forts, lighthouses, and beaches on your way to the caves.
  • Get deeper into the caves than possible with a bigger boat
  • Private tour for just you and your party
  • From your guide, get insight into the features of the coast and the caves
  • Take a scenic route down the coast from Portimão, sailing on calm waters
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Departure Point

8500-702 Portimão, Portugal

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Algarve Discovery
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.

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Wonderful tour! Great...
, Nov 2021
Wonderful tour! Great guide, beautiful scenery!! Seeing the caves from the boat was so neat!! Would recommend this tour!
Adventure "rocks"
, Sep 2021
Very nice experience, the only bad point was we asked to be guided in French and it finally it was in English. Good adventure to get to know not just the touristics spots, but the less known caves, which are much cooler.
Enjoyed this tour
, Nov 2019
Such a great tour. The captain and guide were very professional and entertaining. They were super knowledgeable of the areas and took the time with use in each cave. Highly recommend. Great for photographers!
This guy can REALLY get you in the...
Jacqueline P
, Feb 2018
This guy can REALLY get you in the caves.. other larger boats, can only get so far.... but we were in all the amazing caves, practically to the beaches within... and he knew so much about the area... recommended a beach to go to for lunch and swimming and that was excellent too... highly recommend his boat and him as a guide. I don't know what I was thinking... but I wore a swimsuit... out off shore, it is cold and the water is cold so you are not going swimming... don't do what I did : but bring a suit to go to a beach after :
Not worth the money. The website...
Alicia H
, Sep 2017
Not worth the money. The website states that the duration is flexible so we were lead to believe we were renting the boat for longer than 1.5 hours, that we could go in and out at our leisure, so to speak. We packed a cooler and were expecting something different than what the other tours were doing. But no, we followed the same path the other boats did. We were picked up late as the first tour wasn't back till 9:15am and we were back by 10:45. No stopping, in and out, and that was it. Save your money and go on the bigger boat tours.
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A beautiful tour. My husband and I...
Laura J
, Sep 2017
A beautiful tour. My husband and I booked this private tour because he is an amateur photographer who wanted the opportunity to shoot the caves before they were overrun with other boats. Mauro graciously agreed to take us out early at first light. It was beautiful. The sea was calm and we hardly saw any other boats. He did a great job maneuvering the boat so that my husband could get the photos we wanted. All in all it was well worth the money. Practical considerations: after reading initial reviews, I was worried about the boat. Others had commented that it was small, they felt nervous, etc. I was pleasantly surprised--it was a nice, modern boat. Sure it's small, but it had to be to navigate the caves. The seats were sturdy, there were places to hold on, and we never felt tossed about on the waves. We felt quite safe and secure.
There were lots of tours happenings...
Tiffany G
, Aug 2017
There were lots of tours happenings at the same time as ours, but because we are in the smaller boat, we were the only ones who could really go back into the caves. This tour was totally worth it and lots of fun. The guide was so nice to offer to take lots of pictures of our group.
Great tour. Totally worth it. Marco...
lynne S
, Jul 2017
Great tour. Totally worth it. Marco was a great guide and he gets you right inside the caves. Really special. My young adult children really loved it.
THIS is the way to see the coastline...
linda s
, Jun 2017
THIS is the way to see the coastline caves .... with the grand finale being Benagil. This was a VERY nice Zodiak type raft ... big, comfortable, and they are very stable crafts. No splashing of water, even when the water got rough on the way back. Having a private tour without elbow to elbow seating was wonderful, and our guide was quite willing to make turns and returns as necessary for photos. It was a little pricey for just three people, but soooooo worth it! Directions were easy ... we received a contact number, put it into the GPS, and no problem. You won't regret having a perfect day YOUR way because you were so smart to book this! Also, I'd like to say that we stayed in Feragudo, which is an absolutely precious fishing village with the best food, wonderful surroundings, and quiet. Very close to Portimao. You can take a water taxi.
The highlight of our 10 day trip to...
Dorothy F
, Mar 2017
The highlight of our 10 day trip to Portugal!!! Our captain Mauro was the best! His knowledge and experience allowed us to see Benagil and many others in a way you only dream of! Seas were too rough the day before But we went out and felt perfectly safe. Dont miss this trip!!!

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