Boat Tours – Portimao

For the true essence of the Algarve head to Portimao and board a boat tour. Explore the shoreline of beautiful sandy beaches, check out the marine life, and head into the spectacular caves of Benagil. You won’t be able to peel your eyes away from all the wonder that surrounds you. A cruise on the Algarve to explore some of the region's most iconic sights await as you board the boat. See the sights, create memories, and immerse in the region. It’s what the beauty of a Portimao boat tour gives you.
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Experience Boat Tours in Portimao

Best things to do: The Algarve town of Portimao has more to do than meets the eye. It’s a working town, yes, but doesn’t feel overcrowded, making it perfect for exploring. The beaches are its big draw and one to head for is Praia da Rocha, white sand that goes on for 1.5km should entice you. Then there’s Portimao museum to get all the inside history, as is Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao, ornate inside and pretty on the outside. Finally, the traditional market of Mercado Municipal, bustling with locals buying the fresh produce on display. A real glimpse into the culture of the town and region.

Sardine cuisine: Head to Portimao and make sure, after your boat cruise, to head for one of the many sardine restaurants. Settle back, look out at the views over the water and enjoy the grilled fish, some fresh bread, salad and a glass of local wine. Perfect.

Marine spotting: One of the reasons for taking a Portimao boat cruise is the chance to head out into the deeper waters for some dolphin watching. See these beautiful creatures of the sea swimming in their natural habitat, bouncing over the waves as your boat keeps pace. We think spectacular is the word you’re looking for.

• We mentioned the sardines, well there is a good reason for that. Portimao is the sardine capital of the Algarve, if not the whole of Portugal. Even more, a reason to try the fresh fish for lunch or dinner.

• If you take a Benagil Cave boat tour option, then you are in for a treat. They are a unique rock formation with a big eye in the ceiling that lets the sunshine into it. Inside there are unique rock formations and hidden caves.

• The caves have a nickname, the cathedral. This is due to the cavernous shape of the caves.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Dinner and a cruise?

    You will find there are several Portimao lunch and dinner cruise options available. Check the individual tour details for the menu and the options available.

  • Q: Do Portimao Cruises offer free Wi-Fi onboard?

    We realise you want to capture those destination hotspots on your tour. Many operators do offer free Wi-Fi on board, but you will need to check with the individual operator.

  • Q: Do Portimao Boat Cruises run throughout the year?

    Yes, but be aware that there is a high season (June to August) and Low Season (February to March). Check the tour details for timings.

  • Q: Can you give me some alternative tours to your cruise and boat tours?

    Portimao is a region full of attractions and experiences to enjoy and immerse in. Check out our Portimao by visiting isango.com

  • Q: What is the duration of the Portimao Boat Tour?

    Each tour is different, but in general, they will have a duration between 1 to 2 hours. Make sure to check the specific tour for timings.

  • Q: What time do Portimao Boat Tours operate?

    Boat tours will run at different times of the day, especially if you are booked on a lunch or dinner cruise. Make sure to check the tour details for a full listing of times.

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