Alvor Boat Trips - explore the caves and coast
The boats are available for private hire too so you and your family can enjoy a private charter at a very reasonable price.
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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 four boats, there is a range of trips available every day with Alvor Boat Trips. Early morning fishing trips, romantic sunset cruises, fun family outings along the coast, as well as the popular cruise to the magnificent Benagil Cave. 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, particlarly 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 Siles 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.
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!
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.
Sea Adventure - a 3 hour adventure where you cruise along the coast to the secluded coves near Praia do Vau and Praia do Alemão, famous for the amazing rock formations and the crystal clear water. Time to explore, swim and snorkel. Kids get to ride the waves on the inflatable tube during the cruise and there is even time for a spot of fishing before returning to Alvor harbour.
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.
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 them, they can arrange everything for you. All boats are licenced and insured and fully fitted with all appropriate safety equipment.