Where is the best place for boat trips in Portugal?

WHERE ARE THE TOP SPOTS TO SEE ON your boat trip in Portugal? Here we bring some of the best locations in the Algarve that are must see places for your trip..

Benagil Cave

from €1800 min 5hrs

Benagil Cave
Algarve

Gruta de Benagil - Benagil Cave is one of the most iconic places to visit in the...

Borda do Cais

from €2450 min 7hrs

Borda do Cais
Algarve

Borda Do Cais is a wonderful place to stop for lunch while on a boat charter fro...

Estaminé Restaurant

from €2450 min 7hrs

Estaminé Restaurant
Algarve

Ilha Deserta boasts one of the best restaurants in the Algarve and in a location...

Ponta da Piedade

from €1900 min 4hrs

Ponta da Piedade
Algarve

Ponta da Piedade is best explored aboard a boat, so don't miss this opportunity ...

Ponta Da Piedade AND Benagil Cave

from 4750 10hrs

Ponta Da Piedade AND Benagil Cave
Algarve

This is a great cruise option to discover 2 of the top 3 Algarve attractions in ...

Praia da Marinha

Praia da Marinha
Algarve

Praia da Marinha is one of the most beautiful beaches to gaze upon from a yacht'...

Praia da Nossa Senhora da Rocha

from €1500 min 4hrs

Praia da Nossa Senhora da Rocha
Algarve

One of the most picturesque stretches of coastline in the Algarve, take some tim...

Praia do Evaristo

from €2450 min 7hrs

Praia do Evaristo
Algarve

Praia Do Evaristo - This great beach is host to Evaristo Restaurant which is one...

Praia dos Arrifes

Praia dos Arrifes
Algarve

A Sardinha Restaurant is perfectly placed on Praia dos Arrifes and waiting to se...


The Top Spots for Boat Trips

The Algarve boast a stunning selection of beaches, coves and Marinas for your boating day out. Here we list some of the top attractions on the Algarve coast.

Discover the Algarve by Yacht Charter

The Algarve is the strip of land on the southern edge of the Portuguese mainland and home to some of Europe's finest beaches and coastline. The southern facing Algarve coast stretches approximately 150km from the Spanish border westwards and features an incredibly diverse coastline for such a small region. The Algarve attracts tourists from accross the globe and offers a warm welcome, great weather and scenery to take your breath away! 

If you are visiting the Algarve then an absolute must to fit into your itinerary is a boat trip. The only way to truly appreciate the coastline in all its beauty is from the ocean side. As we travel westward from the Spanish border we begin with soft white sandy beaches, then the famous Ria Formosa Natual Park, which are a series of islands and sandbanks offering great chances to observe marine and bird life along with exploration by kayak or SUP.

From the Ria Formosa westward we have again lovely long stretches of beach as we come across resorts like Vale Do Lobo and Quinta Do Lago, which are home to many of Europe's rich and famous. We then hit Vilamoura which is home to the largest marina in Portugal and is the home of the majority of the luxury charter boats that cruise the coastline. Vilamoura is ideally situated in the centre of the Algarve and at the point the topography changes from flat sandy stretches to the more dramtic sandstone cliffs begining at Falesia Beach. 

From Falesia beach heading westward again we pass Olhos d´Água, Albufeira and Galé, each with their own individual charm and character. We then arrive at one of the top attractions on the Algarve coast, Benagil Cave. Benagil Cave is quite unique and one of those places that you simply must see, where it's only possible to enter the cave from the sea, so a Boat Tour is the best way to discover this gem. The Boat Trips leaving from Vilamoura and the Luxury Yachts often stop off at Benagil Cave where they enter the cave with the nose of the boat so that you can take some photos inside. It's a great experience, and the journey to Benagil cave from Vilamoura itself offers some equally spectacular scenes. If the sea is calm you will be holding your breath as the skippers take you within touching distance of the rock formations. On the luxury boats and in good sea conditions the skipper can actually take you inside some of the caves on the main boat, truly providing an unforgettable experience.

Near Benagil Cave we have Carvoeiro and Armacao da Pera, which are coastal towns with lovely beaches and lively coffeeshop cultures. 

We then enter the region from Portimao and Ferragudo down the coast past Alvor and Lagos towards Sagres and the Cabo de Sao Vicente, the most westward point of mainland Europe. 

All in all, the coastline has so much to offer, and we believe discovering the Algarve By Boat has to be the way to go. There are many kinds of Boat Tours available, and here at Timeless Yacht Charters we specialise in Private Luxury Boat Tours. We have been organising trips along the Algarve coast since 2016, so let us take care of the details and put together the best itinerary for you. 

 

 

Latest Testimonials

Jeremie F // + A Mar -Flybridge Yacht  + Benagil Cave   July 2022

“What a wonderful day spent aboard a gorgeous boat! Thank you so much, the crew was outstanding, the service was superb, and the boat was considerably more spacious and comfortable than anticipated, especially for our party of 14. We will definitely return soon!”

Michael W. // + Colombia  + Borda do Cais   September 2021

“We've been using Timeless Moments with our families for years, but this time we decided to bring the team from the company for a long weekend in the Algarve. There were eight of us in total, and we planned a two-day action-packed adventure, one east and one west. It was incredible! The shoreline is extremely unique in its variation between east and west. Additionally, we included several excursions, dinners, and transportation. Timeless took care of everything and was meticulous with the details. We all felt incredibly rejuvenated upon our return to the workplace, and I believe it will become an annual event on our corporate calendar!!”

What a day! // + Dream  + Benagil Cave   April 2022

“We can't thank you enough for helping to make our stag do so memorable. We couldn't have asked for anything more and were just swept away by the entire day. The boat scored five stars, the crew earned five stars, and the organization was faultless. Timeless Yachts was generous enough to reschedule our trip so that we could enjoy the nicest weather possible, and the result was spectacular. We organize events in the United Kingdom and understand how difficult it can be, so we commend the Timeless Team on their accomplishments. See you next time.”

Lucy G // + Dream  + Benagil Cave   April 2022

“We would like to express our gratitude to the Timeless team for helping to make our hen weekend absolutely unforgettable. We couldn't have asked for anything better, and everything went off without a hitch and according to plan. When the transfer arrived, it whisked us away to Vilamoura, where we boarded a gorgeous yacht to begin the festivities. The ocean's colours and rocks are spectacular, and we even got to see some dolphins! Our time in the Algarve was just wonderful, and we will cherish our memories of it forever. Timeless gets five out of five stars!”

 
 
 

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