Benagil cave tour by kayak or SUP from Albufeira

The best way to explore the Benagil Cave is by kayak or SUP. The adventure opens with a short cruise by catamaran from Albufeira along the coast. Close to the Benagil Cave you change to kayak or SUP and paddle through the caves. Tour suitable for beginners. Equipment and guide included.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~4 hours
  • Languages: German, English, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: no, not included
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Cave tour in Benagil with kayak or SUP

Explore the Algarvian coastline by kayak or SUP (Stand up paddle) and discover places you can only reach by sea, including the spectacular Benagil Cave.

Benagil cave kayak tour

  • Benagil cave kayak tour (4h) - per person (age 13+)42.-€
  • Benagil cave kayak tour (4h) - per child (ages 4-12)25.-€

Benagil cave SUP Tour

  • Benagil cave sup tour (4h) - per person (age 13+)42.-€
  • Benagil cave sup tour (4h) - per child (ages 4-12)25.-€
With stay in Benagil Cave

Booking option: Benagil cave tour by kayak or SUP

In the midst of the grottos and caves of the Algarve, kayaking and stand up paddling becomes a real adventure. Our Benagil tour starts in Albufeira. First of all, we cruise along the coastline aboard a small catamaran - the boat trip takes about 40 minutes. Then we change to kayak or SUP and discover the hidden caves, which can only be reached by sea. We will take the weather and tides into account and only if we are absolutely sure we will enter the caves.

You may choose between a single kayak, a double kayak or a SUP during our tour. The Benagil tour is also suitable for absolute beginners. Before we start kayaking or paddling on the SUP board, there is a detailed introduction by our experienced guides and a little training on the water. Kayaking and SUP are the best way to get into the Benagil Cave and explore the interior of the cave at your leisure. For the cave tour we take almost 2 hours time before we return to Albufeira by catamaran.


  • Duration: ~ 4 hours
  • Hours: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Days: daily
  • Months: 1st of April - 1st of December
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Albufeira


  • Swim stop(s), kayak, Stand Up Paddle (SUP), professional guide, insurance, boat ride, complete equipment, photos, toilet on board
Important information


  • Minimum age for participants in kayak 4 years / SUP 10 years

Please bring along:

Swimwear, towel, sun blocker, snacks, backpack, camera, Water

Detailed description

Amazing Benagil cave tour by kayak or SUP from Albufeira

One of the most spectacular caves in the world is the Benagil Cave in the Algarve. Mother Nature created here a space of great beauty and magic. And there is no better way to get closer to this hidden world than by kayak or SUP. For many, the most beautiful moment of their holiday is when they quietly enter the cave, with the open dome above them, through which the sunlight falls. The Benagil cave tour by kayak or SUP is definitely the biggest water sports adventure you can experience in the south of Portugal. Activities like kayaking in hidden caves and grottos or paddling along the cliffs are a must. Especially as this way you can get where bigger boats cannot go.

The Benagil cave tour by kayak or SUP from Albufeira starts on board a small catamaran specially designed for these excursions with a capacity of 30 passengers and enough space for the equipment. The approximately 40-minute boat trip gives us a small foretaste of the wonderful coastal landscape of the Algarve. We can already see some caves from the water and we enjoy the anticipation on the way. When we have reached our anchorage, we start with the training. Even if you have never been sea kayaking before or have been on a SUP board, you will be able to master this Benagil tour. Our professional guides will explain and show you beforehand which technique is important. The sporty grotto style is expressly suitable for beginners.

From our boat, we move with kayak and SUP closely along the coast, passing under huge stone arches and into small caves. Until we reach the access to the Benagil Cave, where we can look around inside and take pictures. About 1.45 hours we spend kayaking and paddling in Benagil. At the end of the tour you can take a refreshing swim in the Atlantic Ocean before we put the equipment back on the catamaran and start our return journey to Albufeira. The trip will take about 40 minutes and with nice music and a cool drink will be the relaxed end of our Benagil cave tour.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Cave tour in Benagil with kayak or SUP

Amalia, Leipzig wrote on Oct 3, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Also suitable for beginners

I'm a beginner on SUP and I'm glad I wasn't alone. In any case, the spot around and in the caves is an ideal practice area. Gladly again. My recommendation!

Auch für AnfängerInnen geeignet

Ich bin Anfängerin auf dem SUP und froh, dass ich nicht allein war. Auf jeden Fall ist der Spot rund um und in den Höhlen ein ideales Übungsterrain. Gerne wieder. Meine Empfehlung!
Esther, Bielefeld wrote on Sep 5, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Cave tour in a kayak: 5 stars

As a big kayak fan, I booked this Benagil tour and have not regretted participating. The boats were in good condition and the support crew competent and friendly.

Höhlentour im Kajak: 5 Sternchen

Als großer Kajakfan habe ich diese Benagil-Tour gebucht und die Teilnahme nicht bereut. Die Boote waren in gepflegten Zustand und die Betreuungscrew kompetent und freundlich.
Lee, Ihlow wrote on Aug 29, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

With SUP in the cave of Benagil

Stand-up paddling can get boring if you are good at it, so you no longer have to focus on body tension and your sense of balance. But when such a varied coastal landscape as here is on offer and then you also go into a beautiful cave, then it is absolutely not boring. In any case, the four hours passed too quickly.

Mit SUP in die Höhle von Benagil

Stand-up paddeln kann langweilig werden, wenn man es gut kann, sich also nicht mehr auf Körperspannung Gleichgewichtssinn konzentrieren muss. Wenn aber eine so abwechslungsreiche Küstenlandschaft wie hier geboten wird und es dann auch noch in eine wunderschöne Höhle geht, dann ist es absolut nicht langweilig. Die vier Stunden vergingen jedenfalls zu schnell.

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