As well as the Lagos caves, we mustn’t forget one of the most popular of all the grottos in the Algarve – Algar de Benagil, only accessible by boat or kayak.
Despite the distance of 11 nautical miles from Lagos, as we know this cave is so special and many visitors really want to visit, we also offer a trip there on one of our fast RIB boats – after all, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on this amazing experience just because of a few nautical miles!
Departuring from Marina de Lagos it takes about 20/25 minutes for our fast RIB to cover the 11 nautical miles (about 20 km) that separate Lagos from Benagil.
In this trip, you'll be able to see the most famous secret of Europe, the "Algar de Benagil" among other spots, grottos and rock formations of this piece of coast around Benagil.
This grotto boasts some of the most unique and spectacular natural lighting effects created as the sunlight enters through the caves’ orifices and bounces off the water’s surface. A truly magical experience!
Lagos to Benagil: ~ 25 minutes
Time spent visiting the rock formations in Benagil: ~ 40 minutes
Benagil to Lagos: ~ 30 minutes (Sometimes the return to Lagos can be very windy. We do provide wind jackets on board)
On this trip it is not possible to leave the boat or stop for a swim.
Check-in must be made at our BlueFleet Office inside Lagos Train Station up to 20 minutes before departure. Address: Estrada de são Roque, Marina de Lagos, 8600-315 Lagos | Coordinates GPS Lat.,Lon.: 37.108628, -8.671794
We do not refund customer cancellations less than 24 hours prior to departure. For cancellations of customers with more than 24 hours before departure we refund the amount in full.
This activity can be conditioned by the weather and conditions of the sea. BlueFleet can, in case of bad weather or uncomfortable sea conditions, cancel the trip by fully refunding the amount paid or rebooking the trip to another time.
I loved every second of it; at times it was a bit scary because of the waves, but wonderful in the same time. We had enough time to take photos of the caves and we had fun in the same time. I would go again.
If you’re staying in or near Lagos and want to see the caves (including Benagil), this is the best tour that I could find. We booked online, checked in the morning. Started off with a fast and fun ride to the cave area which takes about 20 minutes, then went around to different caves. Followed by another 20 minute blast back. The caves are beautiful, and the captain stayed as long as he could in the Benagil cave. The fast ride back was also fun. Great trip and worth the price you pay.