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Express Benagil Tour

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Important information:

Try to check-in at Naval Club of Portimão, with 15 minutes notice prior to boarding time, at the Portisub building (Benagil Express headquarters), next door to the famous Museum of Portimão

For your Tour you should bring: Water, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable cloting (in the summer light and fresh) and of course, your camera to capture these memorable moments of your holiday in the Algarve.

Suitable for passengers with reduced mobility (1 wheelchair per tour)

For the safety of our customers and employees, the use of a respiratory protection mask is mandatory. Each customer must bring their own mask.

  • Location: Clube Naval de Portimão
  • Duration: 1H 15M
  • Seats available: -
  • Min. capacity: 2

Along the tour, lengthways stunning Algarve coast, you are about to experience the interior of fascinating caves, where rock formations, secret beaches, play of colors and the contact with the ocean will unite you forever in a set of unique indescribable sensations, only possible when being so close to nature.

We highlight the Arade River, which rises in Serra do Caldeirão and flows into the Atlantic Ocean, in Portimão, east of Praia da Rocha. The picturesque fishing village of Ferragudo (among the 20 most beautiful in the country). The Fort of S. João do Arade also known as Ferragudo Castle, built in the 19th century. XVI. At the exit of the bar (lighthouse of Ferragudo and Portimão) on the left side we can see the lighthouse of Ponta do Altar, with 32m. Some beaches with white sand and crystalline waters such as the following: Praia da Rocha; Grande; Pintadinho; Caneiros; Afurada; Paraíso; Carvoeiro (considered the most beautiful beach in Europe); Vale de Covo; Carvalho; Benagil (world’s most famous grotto, formed by erosion, about 20 million years old, with its official name: Algar-de-Benagil);

Spoken languages:
  • en English

  • pt Portuguese

  • fr French

  • es Spanish


Sightseeing Tour along the coast of Portimão, Ferragudo, Europe's number one beach 2018 Carvoeiro and Benagil;

Countless rockformations and visit to the interior of the main three Benagil Caves;

Safety briefing and full passengers insured boat as well as new generation automatic life jackets;

Music on board during the tour;

Return to Portimão Clube Naval (Reception area) where luggage storage, WC, air conditioning are available for your comfort.




Our Warnings

Sometimes the sea changes on a shorter notice than expected.

In case of ripples or bad weather the tours will be suspended or canceled. 

Please ask us the day before or the day itself (before leaving home) if the tours are taking place.

First the safety and then the adventure.

We are not responsible for damages or loss of personal items.

For the safety of our customers and employees, the use of a respiratory protection mask is mandatory. Each customer must bring their own mask.

Cancelation policy

Your tour can be postponed or cancelled free of charge with 24 hours notice prior to the scheduled departure time. 

Please contact us as soon as possible in case you are unable to arrive on time.

We remain at our guests disposal for any doubt or assistance.

what clients say
David D. From Springfield, Virginia

Exciting, safe, comfortable, fun It's shoulder season, now on October 24, and I think it could not be better. We were with a small group on this very comfortable boat, masterfully captained by Carlos and his mate, Diogo. Our initial check-in was friendly and easy, and our guides took the time to show and explain everything on the way to the Benagil cave and beyond. The weather was perfect, but still in open seas, there are swells. Carlos drives as if he is surfing and catches the waves for comfort and safety. He pulled in and out of caves like driving a small car into a big garage, giving us ample time to take as many photos as we liked. There were other bigger and smaller boats out looking at the caves too. I chose Benagil Express because I liked the look of the boat. I think I made the best decision. The trip was a good value and one highlight of our wonderful visit to the Algarve.

65+ woman from Victoria, Canada

As so many other reviewers have already indicated, this boat tour is really excellent! Great service - thanks Paula - and a terrific skipper and guide. Extra kudos to the skipper for his fantastic skill in manoeuvring the boat in and out of those tricky ocean caves. Obviously ‘old hat’ to him, but to me ... well, sheer admiration! Only a total of 6 passengers on my particular tour this past Thursday, which made for plenty of room to move about to take pics. (No crowds, no queues, and no congestion - major benefit of being here in low season!) And, indeed, I got dozens of fantastic shots of cliffs, caves and coves. (Favourite had to be the Benagil Cave!) Meeting point for the tour is at the Benagil office in Portimão on the Marina Promenade, very close to Portimão’s Municipal Museum. Easy to find. If you happen to be staying in Praia da Rocha, you can get to the Benagil office either by taxi or on foot. (I chose to walk, as the route is very straight-forward. It took me about 20 minutes.) Other useful info: Email: Phone: +351 932 300 600 Office has a WC. (Probably a good thing to keep in mind if you’re a heavy coffee drinker, given that the tour is about 2 1/2 hours.) The tour itself: stunning coastline, awesome scenery, fresh sea air, brilliant sunshine, bright blue skies and plenty of opportunities to take photos. What more could anyone ask for!? Wonderful experience! Highly, highly recommended!!!

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