Alvor Boat Trips, proud owners of Portugal's 1st solar powered boat, offering top class, great value coastal cruises, Benagil cave trips, dolphin watching and river adventures from Alvor, Algarve. Private charter, sunset tours, river cruises and more.
Proud owners of Portugal's 1st solar powered boat, Alvor Boat Trips is a family run company offering top class, great value Sea Trips and River adventures from the lovely village of Alvor, including trips to the famous Benagil Cave.
Luis, an Alvor local, along with his Irish wife and family, built up the business - the first to offer boat trips from Alvor back in 1997. Now Luis and the team, using their customised tourist boats, have grown Alvor Boat Trips into a well respected tourism boat business with a reputation for top quality, personalized boat trips along the coast and up the Arade River. Their boat trips are fun, informative and good value.
With a fleet of boats, there is a range of trips available every day with Alvor Boat Trips. Early morning fishing trips (Luis and crew have been fishing these waters for generations), romantic sunset cruises, fun family outings along the coast, as well as the popular cruise to the magnificent Benagil Cave and trips out to sea to search for dolphins in the wild. The service is always personal and flexible and you can join others on one of the regular trips or even reserve the whole boat just for your own group. Advance booking is recommended, particularly for high season.
Special mention for their 5 star River cruise to Silves with meal served onboard - a truly unique experience and consistently one of the most popular trips among visitors to the area. Enjoy easy going, calm sailing along the Arade River that runs from the Medieval town of Silves down to the coast at Portimão.
Benagil Cave Cruise - come aboard the brand new 'Roísin' - a speedy 12 seater boat perfect for exploring the caves and grottoes along the coast. The highlight of this two and half hour trip is the Benagil Cave, a very large, high-domed sea cave, with natural apertures that allow the sunlight in. Check it out in the video above. A must-do on your visit to the Algarve.
Fishing Trips - for some great holiday tales! Using modern equipment with old-fashioned know-how, Luis and crew will take you to the best fishing waters in the area. On any given trip you could hook Sea Bream, Sea Bass, Grouper, Octopus or Squid. All the equipment and bait is supplied and you are more than welcome to take your catch home with you. Fish never tasted so good!
Family Fishing - a 2 hour trip that is perfect for novice and junior fishermen. A great introduction to the world of fishing under the expert guidance of the the Alvor Boat Trips crew.
Coastal Cruises - opt for full day, half day or sunset cruises. The Algarve coastline is stunning and the area around Alvor and Portimão has more than it's fair share of natural beauty. Explore the caves and grottoes at Prainha, swim or snorkel in the crystal waters, and keep an eye out for dolphins swimming in the wild.
Champagne Sunset Cruise - for the perfect end to the day, or a romantic start to the evening, book your spot on the 2 hour sunset cruise. Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the coastline, watching the colours of the sky change as day moves to dusk. Sip champagne, enjoy strawberries and canapés on a trip that will probably be one of the highlights of your holiday. This is the perfect trip if you are planning on popping the qeustion? It's the perfect proposal idea!
Dolphin Watching - aboard the speedy 'Cealtra' head out to sea in search of dolphins in the wild. The marine biologist onboard knows their favourite spots and gives some great insights into the behavior of these fascinating creatrues.
Small capacity boats mean more personal service and if you require a private charter as a great way to celebrate a special event then just contact Alvor Boat Trips, they can arrange everything for you. All boats are licenced and insured and fully fitted with all appropriate safety equipment.