Benagil Cave Tour on a Bodyboard (2023)

  • 6 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours 40 minutes (approx.)

  • Mobile ticket

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Venture west from Faro or Tavira and explore the famous Benagil Cave on this full-day excursion. Join a private guide for the journey to the Benagil area for a day of caving, swimming, hiking, and soaking up the sun. See the famous skylight in the cave, take a hike in the Seven Suspended Valleys, and sunbathe on Marinha Beach all in one day.

  • Depart from central meeting points in Faro or Tavira

  • Experience more than you would on a group tour

  • Snorkeling and sunbathing equipment is provided

  • A private tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Van with air conditioning

  • Bobyboard

  • Umbrella

  • Full face snorkeling mask

  • waterproof bag (smartphones, cameras, shoes)

  • Fins

  • Neoprene wetsuit

  • Life jacket

  • Lunch

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What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

  • Trazer, chinelos para utilizar na visita a gruta.

  • Trazer agua, comida leve, toalhas, sapatilhas, protector solar.

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.

  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.

  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Reviews by Viator travelers.

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Epic! First class guide (Sebastian)


Mar 2023

Sebastian is a highly qualified and knowledgeable tour guide- 100% dedicated to his tourists safety and experience. On time. Fully prepared. Full of facts. Fun. Inspiring (open your heart to nature and your soul to adventure!!). Incredible positivity. This is an experience we will never forget! You rock Sebastian - in the van and in the sea!

Response from Host, Mar 2023

Kristin, obrigado pelas palavras!Faço sempre com muito gosto e dedicção, criando assim um tour muito dedicado aos meus grupos.Mostrar um pouco da beleza do meu Portugal é um prazer!Origado pela vossa presença.Tudo feito sempre com muito coração!!Sebastião!

A fantastic trip


Jan 2023

Sebastião was very kind, disciplined, and caring a lot about the safety of the trip. He is so knowledgeable about the history of the visited sights and share a lot of helpful information. I highly recommend this trip to everyone. 5* to Sebastião and this trip.

Response from Host, Jan 2023

Naser, agradeço a vossa companhia!Adoro o que faço! sempre com dedicação e bom humor!Levei vos a conhecer uma perola junto do mar oceano atlatico a gruta de Benagil e as lindas arribas da praia da Marinha!O meu Portugal é lindissimo!Obrigado pela vossa presença e simpatia!Sebastião

My first body boarding experience, a success!


Dec 2022

This is a body boarding experience. I was a little confused, but it's totally worth it. This is the real deal. Sebastiao is a LEGEND!

Response from Host, Jan 2023

Lisa, agradeço as suas palavras!O meu tour é feito com muita vontade e muito coração!Nadar em prancha de bodybord at~e dentro da gruta é fantastico e muito intimista com a natureza .Um tour amigo do ambiente e muito activo!Obrigado pela sua visita ao meu maravilhoso País!Sebastião.

Excellent Tour


Nov 2022

We booked this tour last minute and we were so happy that we did! Sebastian was the main reason this tour was so great (even though swimming to Bengali cave was a close second). He made sure all of us felt safe and comfortable and had an awesome time. This tour was an appropriate amount of free time and group activities. I cannot stress how beautiful the views were.

Response from Host, Nov 2022

Sara, obrigado pela vossa companhia.O meu desejo e vontade é sempre dar vos um dia difrente nas vossas vidas, em plena natureza sempre com muito boa disposição!O meu Portugal é de facto lindissimo com uma natural beleza um verdadeiro paraiso.Adoro o que faço sempre com vontade e muita dedicação.Obrigado!Sebastião.

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Best views


Nov 2022

The best views in all of Portugal. The guide even took two people across with the assistance of floatation devices who couldn't swim.

Response from Host, Nov 2022

Malco, agradeço o comentario.Ajudo sempre com a vontade de criar vos sensasões na natureza. desde que as pessoas estejam preparadas e queiram desfrutar desta aventura!Para mim é um gosto receber vos!!Obrigado pela presença!Sebastião

The highlight of our time in Portugal!


Nov 2022

The highlight of our time in Portugal! Sebastião is a true gem. His passion, enthusiasm, and love for the Algarve region is unmatched. His immense knowledge of the area gave us a glimpse into the hidden gems that we wouldn’t have found on another tour. If you’re active and down for an adventure, I’d HIGHLY recommend this tour.

Response from Host, Nov 2022

Jennifer, agradeço muito o seu comentario!Faço o meu tour com muito coração e muita vontade!É sempre um gosto saber que consegui mostrar vos um pouco do meu Portugal em especial a gruta de Benagil e as arribas da praia da Marinha.Sempre a criar sensasões e boa disposição no meu tour!Obrigado pela vossa companhia.Sebastião.

Day full of wonders and fun!


Oct 2022

Sebastcio was excellent. We couldn’t say enough about this man. Respectful, full of information that he is passionate about, and motivating. He made certain that everyone on the tour succeeded. Go on this tour - you will not regret it!

Response from Host, Nov 2022

Beth, obrigado pelas palavras!Foi um gosto receber vos no meu tour!A gruta de benagil e as arribas da praia da Marinha são fabolosas!Faço o meu tour com muita dedicação tentanto sempre criar boas vibracções e boa disposição.Obrigado!

Go into the cave on this tour!


Oct 2022

amazing experience. The highlight of my trip. If you are able bodied and can kinda swim, you should do this trip. Way better then doing the boats which don’t go inside. With this you get to experience the cave. Plus the guide cares so much.

Response from Host, Nov 2022

Nicole, é verdade uma experiencia difrente sempre com uma relação proxima e amiga da natureza que eu ofereço no meu tour.Um tour sempre activo e com boas vibrações!Agradeço a vossa companhia e bom disposição.

The most memorable day in the Algarve


Oct 2022

This day was such an adventure. Swimming out to the caves and the views from our hike were unreal. Sebastiao is an incredible guide with such passion, knowledge, and will make you feel safe along the entire journey. Absolutely recommend this experience, it was pure magic.

Response from Host, Oct 2022

Jessica, sou de facto apaixonado pelo que faço.É gosto mostrar vos um pouco do meu Portugal e em especial a gruta de Benagil e as arribas da praia da Marinha.Obrigado pela vossa presença!

Awesome swim and views


Oct 2022

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Sebastiao was a great tour guide. He was a clear communicator and ran the day efficiently while still giving us time to explore and enjoy the experience. The swim into the cave was fun and a little tiring. The hike was beautiful and having some down time on the beach was a great way to end it. Highly recommend!

Response from Host, Oct 2022

Lowell, obrigado pelo vosso comentario.O mar é sempre desafiante, mas com a segurança necessaria e o conhecimento da area tudo corre nas prefeitas condições para receber emoções fortes com boa disposição.Agradeço o vosso espirito de aventura!Obrigado.

Great whole day trip


Oct 2022

The trip was great and worth the time and money. Our guide Sebatiano was very courteuos and made the day a special trip!

1 traveler found this review helpful

Best Cave Tour


Oct 2022

This is the only way to see the caves!! It was so personable and fun couldn’t imagine doing it any other way!!The hike is a must as you see it all from an angle you wouldn’t see with any other guide!!

Response from Host, Oct 2022

Agradeço faço o meu tour com muita boa disposição e muito coração!O meu País é lindissimo!Obrigado pela visita e pela boa disposição!

1 traveler found this review helpful

An epic tour


Oct 2022

To enter the Benagil cave swimming was unique and epic. The guide was very professional and made me feel comfortable and safe.

Response from Host, Oct 2022

Urban, obrigado pelo seu comentario!Sim gosto do que faço e sempre com muita dedicação e profissionalismo!Com boa disposição a mistura!Obrigado pela presença!

Sebastian our guide was...


Oct 2022

Sebastian our guide was fabulous and really helped everyone during the swim. Even though a short swim, there were currents that he made sure safety was priority. Hade a great day!

Response from Host, Oct 2022

Donna, agradeço a vossa presença!O meu País é fantastico cheio de beleza natural.A gruta de Benagil e as arribas da praia da Marinha são expetaculares!É um gosto receber vos no meu passeio!Sempre com boa disposição! Obrigado!

Highly recommend, amazing tour


Sep 2022

Had such an amazing time on this tour. Sebastião was awesome in organising this tour in a fun and safe manner, very knowledgeable and an amazing swimmer. Ensured we all felt comfortable.

Response from Host, Oct 2022

Afjan, agradeço a vossa companhia.Preparo o tour com muito gosto e vontade para dar vos um dia difrente na natureza do meu País!Obrigado!!

Definitely highlight of...

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Sep 2022

Definitely highlight of my four weeks Europe trip, had a lot of fun bodyboarding into the cave. Sebastian is fun and nice, and he knows all the good spots for photos 😃

Response from Host, Sep 2022

Yi, obrigado pelas palavras, adoro mostrar vos um pouco do meu Portugal em especial a gruta de Benagil e as arribas da praia da Marinha.Agradeço a vossa presença e boa disposição!Sempre faço o meu tour com muito coração!

Amazing day!


Sep 2022

This was my 2nd time doing this trip and I enjoyed it so much more . Sebastiao was an amazing guide, encouraging us to soak up every part of the experience. It was fun, beautiful and informative .

Response from Host, Sep 2022

Jennifer, obrigado pelo comentario!Poder receber vos no meu passeio é de facto um gosto!O meu Portugal é lindissimo!A região de Benagil e praia da Marinha são fantaisticas!Obrigado pela vossa presença!

Billion Stars!!


Aug 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed this day trip. Although we don't know how to swim our guide helped us to teach and carry us all by himself on a bodyboard over the sea to reach inside Benagil cave. He is really great (and also a life savior for us as we are frightened in water of the ocean). We planned our Portugal Trip centering around this Benagil cave. So it would be a great loss for us if we cant manage to enter the cave. But the guide really do amazing job in carrying us along with the backpack full of our phone and shoes.. Having said this to all those who will book this trip be careful that it requires the knowledge of swimming. We overlooked this while booking. However the guide was really helpful. He have all the materials in the car like fins, life jackets, bodyboard.. He taught us the techniques. The small hiking (about half an hour) was really awesome as you can have some best views up the Marinha beach. The free time is just enough to have a refreshing batch or snack break. He even had umbrellas in his car for each of us to use on the sunny beach while sitting. The guide helped to take some great photos and he really knows the places and points from where great photos can be taken. Overall, I strongly recommend you to take this day trip. You will have some amazing experiences that even you cant realize right now.

Response from Host, Sep 2022

Anirban, fico satisfeito com as sensações que vos coloquei na natureza, algo que pretendo vos transmitir no meu tour.Sair da zona de conforto sempre em segurança e com doses de boa disposição.O meu País é fantastico! gosto de vos poder mostrar!Obrigado pela presença.

I had the best experience...


Aug 2022

I had the best experience ever :) Sebastian was amazing!In entering the cave on the paddle board, we became one with nature, and Sebastian made sure we had all the knowledge to use the board safely.

Response from Host, Aug 2022

Diana, é sempre um gosto receber vos, no meu passeio.Estar na natureza é fantastico! a gruta de Benagil e as arribas da praia da Marinha são brutais!!Adoro o que faço!! é com coração de facto!Agradeço o comentario.Obrigado pela companhia.

Experience of a lifetime


Aug 2022

Sebastian made this tour absolutely wonderful!! Using the paddle board to enter the cave made us become one with nature……and Sebastian ensured we had all the knowledge to use the paddle board correctly, and to be safe! Sebastian displays a true love for his work, and for his country! He cared for everyone in our group, and made the experience special for all of us! The cave was breathtaking, but the cliffs of Praia de Marinha were even more breathtaking!! We will never forget the views, the secret heart, the beautiful people we met, Sebastian, and this entire experience!!

Response from Host, Aug 2022

Michael, , obrigado pelo comentario.Trabalho de uma forma a ofercer vos um dia difrente nas vossas vidas sempre em sintonia com a natureza.Adoro mostrar um pouco do meu Portugal.Sempre com boas doses de boa disposiçao.Agradeço!

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