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3-Hour Sightseeing Cruise in Algarve with Benagil Caves Visit from Albufeira

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Enjoy a luxury catamaran ride from Albufeira and witness natural formations like the limestone Arco do Triunfo and the exquisite Benagil caves.

Highlights

  • Discover unique rock formations and caverns only accessible by kayak or catamaran and enjoy the company of multilingual staff onboard the cruise.

  • Glide past the limestone Arco do Triunfo, explore the alluring sea caves of Gruta do Capitão, and maybe even dive into the ocean.

  • Spot the secluded Submarino beach, stop by Marinha beach, and take your time to admire the famous Benagil Cave from within.

  • Fun Fact: Benagil Cave has a dome-shaped roof with a circular hole in the middle, casting light patterns onto its shallow beach formed by eons of erosion.

Inclusions

  • 3-hr catamaran luxury cruise on the Algarve Coast

  • English, Spanish, and Portuguese-speaking captain and staff

  • Swimming stop (if weather allows)

  • Benagil caves visit

Exclusions

  • Photos

  • Bar (available on the boat)

  • Access to top deck (available at extra cost)

  • Towels (available for rent)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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NOELIA MURILLO GARCIA

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Take a sightseeing cruise from Albufeira to the Benagil Caves to get away from the tourists on land. Explore a side of the Algarve coastline that is only accessible by boat.

The Cliffs of Algarve

These coastal cliffs are famous for their stunning golden hue. Nature has fashioned some remarkable scenery with epochs of wind, water, and rock. Cruise past and observe beautiful tidal pools and sandy caves. Conveniently explore the many attractions in the region from São Rafael area to Senhora da Rocha área. Watch out for the almost-inaccessible Submarino — a beach that, from land, can only be reached by scaling cliffs! Continue to admire natural formations as you cruise through Gruta do Capitão and Arco do Triunfo. Stop to relax at Marinha beach. Then, head to the highlight of this trip.

The Oasis of Benagil Caves

Benagil cave is one of the Algarve's most spectacular natural attractions, estimated to have formed around 20 million years ago. Considering the limestone cave's size, it's hardly surprising to find a little beach within! The cave's center, dubbed 'the eye', is a gaping abyss due to erosion. During dawn and sunset, the light streaming in through this opening produces a fantastic scene within the cave. On the way back to Albufeira Marina, weather permitting, savor a swim in the ocean.

Itinerary

  • Depart from Albufeira

  • Sail along Algarve Coast

  • Submarino beach

  • Gruta do Capitão and Arco do Triunfo

  • Marinha beach

  • Benagil caves

  • Swimming stop (weather permitting)

  • Return to Albufeira

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility, Lounge, Bar, Free WiFi.

  • Guide dogs are allowed.

  • Bring along your sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, a change of clothing, and swimwear.

  • It is mandatory to follow the life jacket and safety protocols used on board.

  • The catamaran can hold a maximum of 90 passengers.

Restrictions

  • Note that the following are not allowed on board: Outside food and drinks.

Timings

March

  • Daily: 2pm

Apr, May, Oct

  • Daily: 10:30am and 2:30pm

Jun

  • Sat to Tue: 10:30am and 2:30pm

  • Wed to Fri: 9:30am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm

Jul, Aug, Sep

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun: 9:30am, 1:30pm, & 5:30pm

  • Thu & Sat: 9:30am and 1:30pm

Nov and Dec

  • Daily: 10am and 2pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 30 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Board your cruise at AlgarExperience.

  • Address: R. Marina de Albufeira, 8200-394 Albufeira, Portugal..

  • Landmark: In front of Belize Café.

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Porto de Abrigo. It is a quick 9-minute walk to the boarding point.

  • Board buses 8 or 13 to get you there.

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