5 Of The Best Algarve Boat Trips
With award-winning beaches, hidden caves and grottos, stunning coastlines and over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Algarve is perhaps one of the best places to enjoy a cruise or boat trip. With tourism numbers on the Algarve booming, the number of Algarve boat trips on offer has increased significantly over the last few years. This is only a good thing for visitors, as it means that you can now essentially pick and choose what you want from your boat trip, whether it be dolphin watching or a relaxing lunch on board.
But, finding the best Algarve boat trip now means you have potentially hundreds to choose from, different locations to choose for your departure and even different choices of boats, from sailing boats, yachts, pirate ships and catamarans, so here are 5 of the best Algarve boat trips you can choose from on your quest to sail the seas on the Algarve.
Visit The Caves In Albufeira
When it comes to Algarve boat trips, a visit to the caves in Albufeira is perhaps one of the most popular. On this boat trip, you get to visit beaches and caves around Albufeira, as well as get a great view of the Algarve coastline. Most of the boat trips which offer this tour do a half-day trip which lasts around 3 hours. You can relax on board in between stop-offs and discover new beaches, all whilst enjoying the stunning scenery.
There are a number of Algarve boat trips where you can enjoy a full day on a beach with a BBQ. Typically, food and drinks are included in the price of the trip, but be sure to check exactly what is included. Taking swimwear is recommended, as usually, you’ll have time to swim, snorkel or sunbathe whilst the BBQ is being prepared. This is a great way to spend the day relaxing whilst enjoying good food and is perfect for all the family. Typically, the BBQ will consist of fish, different meats, salads, vegetables, and bread.
A dolphin safari is great fun for both adults and children. This type of Algarve boat trip is usually done on a higher speed boat, meaning that you’ll get a fun and exhilarating boat ride whilst you go on an ocean search for dolphins. Most trips are open top, so be sure to wear plenty of sun cream to avoid getting sunburnt. Dolphin boat trips use a mixture of local knowledge, information from fishermen and marine biology to give you the best chances of spotting some dolphins, with some trips even guaranteeing that you’ll see them during certain times of the year.
Not all Algarve boat trips need to take the whole day and if you’re looking for something a little different, then why not choose a shorter fishing trip? The boat skipper will know the Algarve waters like the back of his hand and will take you straight to some of the best fishing areas on the Algarve coast. You’ll be provided with everything you need for a successful fishing trip, such as tackle, bait and equipment, and you’ll be left to try your luck at catching one of the many fish species which swim in the area.
Sunset and Wine Tasting
If you’re looking to mark a special occasion or just want a relaxing evening, then why not arrange for a sunset and wine tasting Algarve boat trip? This is a great way to end the day, whilst travelling along the beautiful Algarve coastline and enjoying the sunset. Many trips offer a wine tasting or full evening meal option, depending on the trip you choose, and these trips typically last 2-3 hours. This is one of the best ways to enjoy the natural wonder of the Algarve sunset and you’ll get to look at the coastline in a different way.
At The Real Algarve, we can arrange for you to go on a fantastic range of boat tours which you can enjoy with all the family. We can also arrange private charter boat cruises where you can enjoy an evening of food and Algarve sunsets or fun watersports. From everyday boat tours to luxury overnight cruises, get in touch with us today for more information and we can book your boat trip for you!