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Dolphins and Benagil Caves from Albufeira
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Dolphins and Benagil Caves from Albufeira

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Ages 0-99, max of 18 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: Portuguese, English, Spanish
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Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

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Start:
  • Allboat, Alameda da Orada, 8200-394 Albufeira, Portugal
    Look for our "Allboat" office and check in 30 minutes before sailing!
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 165206P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Prohibited activity for people with back problems
    • Prohibited activity for pregnant women
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 165206P1

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    • Allboat
      2,679
      Albufeira, Portugal
      Joined in February 2018
    • kayleigha748
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing trip
      We had an amazing time with Arno and Fabio! They went out of their way to make the trip special as well as enetertaining. We ended up seeing dolphins twice, swimming in the sea and getting amazing pictures in Benagil caves. Thanks so much to Arno and Fabio for the best morning☺️
      Written June 17, 2024
    • jessicahO7264AJ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Girls trip
      Super fun! Lovely staff and loads of fun we went back two days in a row!! Gorgeous boat ride into the caves, lots of laughter, definitely recommend.
      Written June 15, 2024
    • 600lunaa
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Superleuke ervaring!
      Funny guide,always kept us laughing. Beautiful ride over the sea and between dolphins and caves. We sailed into beautiful caves where it was beautiful and where you can take beautiful pictures. The captain was also very nice and sometimes slalomed between the rocks. Highly recommended!
      Written April 4, 2024
    • V377AVjohnp
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful day out with super friendly crew
      We had a wonderful boat trip. The staff made us so welcome. We were the only English speaking family in the boat and the staff gave us a separate commentary with lots of jokes! Wonderful scenery made even better by the friendly crew
      Written April 1, 2024
    • Farida H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fund and educational trip!
      5/5 my 32 yr old son and I went on the trip, we were made very comfortable and Kiri and the skipper were very friendly and explained what the trip would entail. The boat was full, thoroughly enjoyed our trip! Got a little wet ( but that was the fun bit) We saw all the caves and after the 2 1-2 hours we even saw the beautiful dolphin! What and amazing trip! Defo recommend the trip! Thankyou to all the team! Farida
      Written December 28, 2023
    • AlexCoasa
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      awsome and fun boat trip
      It was a realy nice experience, for the forst time with a small boat on the ocean. Our guide was very pleasant and careful, also our skipper very fun and crazy. The whole trip was interesting. We recomand 100% will be the trip of your life.
      Written October 9, 2023
    • Kathlyn O
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent tour and great company altogether !
      Booked this tour and unfortunately access to the Benagil cave was restricted so the company contacted me to ask if I wanted to know to the earlier tour to be able to visit the cave ! The tour was brilliant. The tour guides were funny and the use of music to mark landmarks was very funny ! They waited for a long time to ensure we got a good view of the dolphins and were so knowledgable about all the sights they painted out along the way Highly recommend this tour !
      Written October 7, 2023
    • benoitr192
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Boat tour to the Benagil caves
      very nice trip to the Benagil caves. The team is very kind, and we had an amazing tour. Signed Rose and Jack ;) Special thanks to William, Marco and Kira
      Written September 26, 2023
    • J2131XHtarac
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth every penny!
      This energetic and extremely friendly team provided a lovely tour of the coast with a speedboat. Both the guide and captain were really friendly and answered all questions, they had really fun comments and the whole group had great fun. The guide even took pics for us and spent some time with individual guests.
      Written September 25, 2023
    • Y2191VTchrish
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Caves trip on Amorita
      We booked bbq day trip but was called off due to sea conditions so did the 3hr caves trip to Benagil. Lovely crew, easy trip out on a sailing boat rather than a speedboat. Swam off the boat briefly with the kids. Got the money refunded for the difference in price with intended trip. Even used the sail on the way back to get to Albufeira quicker.
      Written September 9, 2023
    • Martin D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Enjoyable, exciting and informative
      The guides were very helpful, informative, chatty and pleasant Got a picture taken before we set off €10 ,reasonable . Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
      Written August 30, 2023
    • Maps19916163707
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent crew and beautiful tour of the coast
      Excellent tour guides with Daniel and William. Very informative of the area and recommendations of sights to see. Very responsible captain with safety first and accommodating
      Written August 30, 2023
    • reckless64
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Action and relaxing all in one!
      Wow...that was very different from what I expected. It was fast paced and exciting for anyone looking for a little more action in their tour. Great fun...and relaxing too when seeing the sunset
      Written August 17, 2023
    • Ben T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Two best tour guides in the whole of Portugal. Gustavo and Pablo
      i rated this experience a five out of five because of the amazing views and the two tour guides Fabio and Gustavo who played us some music which really added to the experience when we were zooming on the water they also made everyone laugh with their funny sense of humour. we were also lucky enough to see the dolphins in person and they were all trying to show off and do tricks. i would 100% recommend this to any family looking for some fun on holiday
      Written August 15, 2023
    • Navigator454327
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Couldn't have asked for more!
      Many favourite parts! Saw dolphins! Not more than 5 mins out of the marina. An amazing sight. The trip on the whole was really interesting, entertaining and just about the right amount time. Gustavo and Nelson were excellent. Funny, but very knowledgeable. We stopped for a short swim too and being of the older variety, Nelson helped me into the water. A great ending to our holiday.
      Written August 10, 2023
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    Jenna K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Friends
    We loved the tour, such good value for money! We saw lots of dolphins, they were so close it was a magical experience. The captain was a very competent driver and was always cracking jokes which we loved! Our host and guide Ali was also amazing, super friendly and spoke many languages, able to speak with all the guests and was very informative. Great picture opportunities of the beautiful caves and beaches, and the opportunity to swim for a short period for those who choose to. Highly recommend this tour - with or without the dolphins this was a great experience whilst in Portugal. I would also recommend bringing a jacket or hoodie, as the wind chill on the rib can be cool even on warmer days due to the speed of the boat.
    Thank you to AllBoat for a great afternoon.
    Written April 17, 2022
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    jiwon
    Seoul, South Korea11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Couples
    I had the best experience I could have in Albufeira!! Both the captain and the crew were professionals, and not only did they explain, but they were considerate and humorous to all passengers, making this time more enjoyable and happy!! Before boarding the boat, they checked which country each passenger came from and what language they spoke and explained in as many as three languages so that everyone could understand. Thanks to this, I had a pleasant tour and succeeded in seeing dolphins. It has made me an unforgettable time and I am satisfied in every way. Albufeira is not a vacation spot that many Koreans visit, but I will recommend it to my friends and family because of this tour! thank you Captain Julio and dutch man(sorry couldn’t remember the name. you guys are the best)!!!!!!!
    Written July 31, 2022
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    curlyrosy
    scotland168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022 • Family
    We booked an afternoon trip online for 2.30pm. Was told to be there 1/2 hour before so we were there at 1.55 but was a bit of a waste of time. The boat didn’t arrive back in till just before half2. Was a bit tedious standing around for 1/2 hour in the sun. Suppose they do this to make sure no one misses their trip.
    Once the boat came in we all got life jackets and got on, Nelson the pirate was our captain and Arno the Flying Dutchman was our guide.
    Off we set to have a look at the caves… but they got a radio message to say dolphins had been spotted, so off we set at high speed to catch these dolphins. Very exciting. Arrived along with another few boats to see a big pod of dolphins, Arno was very knowledgeable and explained a lot about them. My son, who is 9 was having difficulty seeing them as he was in the middle, between my husband and I, Arno encouraged him out and took him up the back to stand next to Nelson. He had a perfect view and a smile on his face that lasted the whole trip. We followed the dolphins for a while at a respectful distance. The only thing I didn’t like was that here we were, watching a beautiful moment of nature and they put on the ‘Baby shark’ music. Spoiled the moment a bit.
    After 10 minutes we set of to see the caves, Arno was full of information and gossip about all that goes on up and down the coast. We went into loads of caves, took lots of photos and basically had a great time.
    The big ribs that they use really are perfect, big enough that you are comfortable, small enough that they are fast and can get into the caves easily.
    Thoroughly enjoyable few hours. We took jerseys in case it was cold and it was getting chillier on the way back in at 5 but we didn’t need them.
    Written October 17, 2022
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    Beth R
    Truro, UK12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    Booked the tour through GetYourGuide as I work for an airline with discounted tickets. We chose the trip starting at 14:00 and checked in at the ticket office for the company on the marina by the gate 3 and got given a coloured ticket and told boarding times/gates however the rep got confused with a different name so called us 30 min later on WhatsApp to rush us to move as there had been a mix up on their behalf. Never drank a pint so quick! Boarded at gate 4 and away we were! The crew were exceptional with the amount of information they gave us and their personal recommendations on where to visit for the rest of our stay. They told us about the biggest waves they’ve seen in the area, mountainous parts around the Algarve which produce high PH of 9.5 water and about the cliff rock formations due to tectonic plate movement over the years.

    They used YouTube videos and personal chat to convey what places meant and why they were called after the people that lived there previously ie Tuna method catching name of a place. They were friendly and approachable and told us how the 3 hours would go and what to expect. We went on the small dingy style boat when we reached the Bengali cave which was so beautiful especially as kayaks are not allowed in now due to government rules due to incidents from lone kayaking tours. We were given life jackets to board the small boat and kept safe. We boarded the boat and anticipated a swim on the way back or to see dolphins as advertised on GetYourGuide if weather permitted however I think the crossings were too rough or congested however we didn’t mind as it was nice to relax with the sail up.

    We sat at the back of the boat in a booth which was very chilled and comfortable compared to the front of the vessel. The toilet was quite grim onboard it smelt bad and the sink pedal didn’t work. There was no notice to inform guests onboard but an alternative sink in the kitchen was used instead after asked. There is a photo opportunity you can buy at the end of the trip if a guy waiting on the pontoon which is around €20. Overall I recommend this tour purely due to the crew they make it so informal and fun. They couldn’t do enough for us.
    Written September 17, 2023
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    tbugbc
    Vancouver, Canada165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Family
    We had a wonderful time with Allbout Bengali caves and dolphin tour. Our guide the Flying Dutchman and our captain Julio were the best! They were very friendly and entertaining. They took us to the different caves at the best time when they weren’t overcrowded with people. They tried very hard to look for dolphins for us and we were all so very happy to view a large pack of them up close with a mommy and baby swimming by too. The zodiac type boat was very sturdy, felt safe and fun to ride. The team was very thoughtful and had wind breaker jackets for us to borrow as it was windy and cool on the water. Thank you to the Flying Dutchman and Julio for a fantastic Bengali boat tour! We will definitely recommend Allbout to our friends and family when they visit Portugal.
    Written August 25, 2022
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    Lsimpson33
    93 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Solo
    I was on the green/yellow boat with a mix of languages, so the tour guide (female redhead) did everything in two languages. But she’d go into such detail in Portuguese and then answer a bunch of questions that she seemed to run out of time and did only very brief explanations in English. This wasn’t fun for me because I’m very interested in learning more about the nature, culture, and history of the area. I think it’d be better if they divided up the boats so it was only one language so they have more time to explain

    I also couldn’t hear her, despite having excellent hearing. I was at the very back of the boat (where they asked me to sit) and she did most of her talking at the front of the boat, including the safety briefing.

    Finally the boat captain started talking to me in English and he was very nice and gave me a lot of details about the area. He also joked with me a lot which made it fun. I really appreciated him taking over so I could hear. He also took some photos for me since I was by myself.

    The first part of the tour is exploring the coastline. I wish they’d cut this much shorter so we have more time to look for dolphins (we only had about 10 mins with the dolphins because we ran out of time). There was a lot of “this rock looks like a whale” and “this rock looks like a gorilla” that I’d recommend they cut from the tour.

    The captain did a great job driving the boat and especially navigating tight spots in the various caves.

    We were lucky enough to see dolphins and that was amazing! I wish we’d had more time to watch them (only 10 mins).

    What to bring:
    Water, sunscreen, a hat (but plan to hold it because it’s windy), swimsuit, towel, plastic bags for your stuff.

    The meeting location is by the water in a small kiosk in a row of them. There is a bathroom along the pier where the restaurants are.
    Written August 14, 2023
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    Connie W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    Our family of 4 did this tour mid February 2020 and it was a stunning experience ! Usually I feel like the cost is not always worth the experience, but this tour was well worth every penny. Great value for an exceptional tour with fun and informative guides. Thank you for a wonderful memory for our family vacation. Highly recommend.
    Written April 21, 2020
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    Dear Costumer, First of all, we really appreciate the comment by sharing your experience. We love to provide unique moments. We hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, Allboat
    Written July 6, 2020
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    stirlinglc
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent trip, easy to find at the marina and ran really smoothly. Our time slot needed to be changed because of the weather and staff went out of their way to make sure we were contacted to change the time. The trip was great, the guides were fun and knowledgeable and we even managed to see a pod of dolphins. I wasreally impressed that the captain got us close enough to see but far enough away that they were bothered by the boat and he made sure to keep his distance. Highly recommended. It was a great few hours.
    Written July 19, 2022
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    Steve O
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    We took the Dreamwave Dolphin search and Bengali Caves tour having booked it from a ticket office in Albufeira Old Town. The cost was 70 Euros for me and my wife and as far as we are concerned it was worth every penny (or cent). You neeed to check in on arrival at the boarding station at Albufeira Marina, (Gate 4), which you aren't told when you book and you are then directed to a boarding platform after a short wait. Get to the booking station in plenty of time as there are queues. The trip itself was brilliant, but if you are not a good sailor then make sure you take some sea sick tablet befoe you go as the sea can get a little choppy, sick bags are available). Although no promises were made, we were fortunate enough to see bottle nosed dolphins a plenty, with the opportunity to get some decent photographs and video footage before setting off for the caves. Unfortunately we were unable to get right into some of the caves because of the weather conditions and the size of our boat, but nevertheless, they are quite impressive as they rise out of the sea. The on board crew were great and kept eveyone informed in several languages and we finished off with a high speed turn into the harbour upon our return. All in all it was a little over 2 hours from boarding the boat and if I was to make any recommendations at all it would be to take the bigger boats as there is much less chance of getting wet and potentially cold on cooler days as the sea is a lot cooler than the land temperatures. It is as well to take a light jacket or fleece in a back pack just in case. I can thoroughly recommend this tour.
    Written October 19, 2022
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    Cariy H
    Los Angeles, CA16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There were so many different doors to choose from . I'm so glad we picked all boat for our tour. Jonas was out guide and he was funny and Joel the driver knew so much about marine life! This boat was the perfect size. The big boats carry a lot of people and can't get up and close into the caves and the kayaks can't cover much ground with these boats you were able to see so much of the coastline and also get in close and personal with so many caves. On the way Back we headed out to the ocean to look for dolphins and we saw quite a few but then we had to bed back because we were running out of time...... Suddenly Joel pointed out a pod of dolphins hunting for fish and he stopped and we were so lucky to see a pod of dolphins hunting and eating fish it was amazing!
    Written September 12, 2022
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