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Carvoeiro Caves®

Boat Trips to the Benagil Caves in the Algarve | Portugal

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Carvoeiro Caves®


Benagil Tour

All of our routes start from Carvoeiro beach. We sail along the coast, passing by charming places such as the Boneca and Algar Seco, as well as some of our wonderful sandy beaches – Vale Covo, Vale Centeanes, Carvalho, and Benagil.



CarvoeiroCaves is a brand of the marine tourism company Vela Brilhante, Lda., which offers boat trips to observe the numerous caves along the Carvoeiro Coast in the Algarve.

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Marinha Tour

Discover one of the most exotic beaches in the world and marvel at the spectacular Benagil Sea Cave on a boat tour from Portimão. From the water, you’ll see a fort, a castle, and a fishing village along this magical stretch of the Algarve coast.

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Carvoeiro Caves® runs daily boat trips to the Carvoeiro and Benagil sea caves located in the Lagoa coastal area of the Algarve. Many stunning caves dot the coast, including the world-famous Benagil Cave and Praia da Marinha.

A boat trip with small boats is the best and safest way to explore them, as these can be well manoeuvred inside the tiniest cavities and rock formations created over the centuries as a result of weathering and erosion.

Starting from Carvoeiro Beach, we sail along the coast, passing through intricate natural cliffs of coves and beaches, entering several breathtaking caves, including Algar de Benagil toward the unique landscape of the Arches of Praia da Marinha, classified as one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world and one of the 10 most beautiful in Europe!

5-Star Reviews From Our Happy Guests


Had a great experience with João and Fábio on our recent trip to Carvoeiro. We did the hour tour (the perfect amount of time) parting from the village center and cruised along the coast seeing beautiful cliffs and caves. João was a nice, friendly and knowledgeable guide while Fábio was a very skilled and fun boat captain. These caves are amazing- we even saw a fossilized starfish and I even found a “new” one they haven’t seen before! You can’t skip this!! It’s a must when visiting the South of Portugal! I was in the region a few years ago and I’m mind blown I missed all of this until this time time around. Highly recommended!!

– Kiara, Tripadvisor
A superb trip and not to be missed

My mate and I did the 90 minute boat trip which I think was 25 Euros each. It was a fantastic boat trip with the amazing Carlos & Bruno who seem to be able to speak every language in Europe fluently. I’m not sure if I was more impressed with the caves or their linguistic skills. Their boat handling was superb too. The caves were fantastic especially the speed they enter into the caves on the boat. It was just a brilliant trip. If you’re in Carvoeiro this is a must.

– bigrigs71, Tripadvisor

Today we did the Carvoeiro caves tour. We’ve done this for the last 3 years of coming to Carvoeiro and today’s trip was the best. Made very enjoyable by our 2 guides. (Miguel & Bruno Mars) They even took photos for us On there personal mobile and emailed them to us as we had left our phones in the hotel room. 5* trip.

– Tom F., Tripadvisor
Amazing tour

Loved every cave and the tours explanation for every name given by old sailors. They were very nice and it was worth every penny!

– Henrique Miranda, Tripadvisor