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Traditional, Cultural & Cave Quest - Boat Tour provided by Ocean Quest

Traditional, Cultural & Cave Quest - Boat Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Traditional, Cultural & Cave Quest - Boat Tour
Ocean Quest are proud to announce we have the Clean and Safe stamp from the Portuguese Tourism Board and the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel & Tourism Council. We ask all our clients to bring face masks with them.
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Embark on this exclusive cruise with tastings of regional liquors and sweet treats. Heading westwards to explore the beautiful caves and coastline all the way to the famous Benagil cave (also known as the Cathedral and Algar de Benagil), but not missing the other amazing sights, the famous Nossa Senhora da Rocha chapel, Praia da Marinha, Captains Cave , Submarine Rock, Arc de Triomphe and more. Tour includes welcome drink and tastings, swimming stops on time and weather / sea conditions permitting.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Marina de Vilamoura
    Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-406 Quarteira, Portugal
    29th Store next to the Urban Restaurant
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Praia de Benagil
  • You'll end at
    Marina de Vilamoura
    Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-406 Quarteira, Portugal
    29th Store next to the Urban Restaurant
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-406 Quarteira, Portugal
Duration
3–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Welcome Drink, Tastings of Regional Liquors and Sweet Treats
Exclusions
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Deborah P wrote a review Sep 2020
Kent, United Kingdom291 contributions45 helpful votes
We booked this trip for our last full day and were so pleased that we did!! Easy booking process at the office in the Marina and on boarding the boat, we were greeted with wine or fruit juice. Good explanation of what to expect as we were getting ready to depart. We saw some
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from SarahS14278, Front Office Manager at Traditional, Cultural & Cave Quest - Boat Tour
Responded 11 Sep 2020
Thank you Deborah, We are pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. Kind Regards Ocean Quest Team
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Andrea H wrote a review Sep 2020
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The best boat trip! It is worth to go with Ocean Quest as you will learn a lot of interesting info from the crew about he coastal beaches and caves. The Benagil cave is espectacular. Along the trip the crew will serve you traditional drinks and snacks. Everyone is very helpful
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Responded 8 Sep 2020
Thank you! We are glad you had a great time with us and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Ocean Quest Team
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Henk van den Oetelaar wrote a review Sep 2020
Seville, Spain33 contributions5 helpful votes
Nice very nice boat trip with enthusiastic staff. Covid-19 measures well implemented. Trip off 3 hours with visiting the beautiful coast line and the most important caves. Drinks and Portugese biscuits offered.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from SarahS14278, Front Office Manager at Traditional, Cultural & Cave Quest - Boat Tour
Responded 4 Sep 2020
Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your tour with us. Kind Regards from us all here at Ocean Quest
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Steve wrote a review Sep 2020
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We had a brilliant time and really enjoyed seeing the wonderful caves and the beautiful coastline on the way. All the staff were incredibly helpful and highlighted various points along the journey - We also enjoyed the bar on board and the refreshing swim - many thanks in
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Responded 4 Sep 2020
Thank you! We hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest Regards from us all here at Ocean Quest
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Anne wrote a review Sep 2020
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Great tour, saw some lovely sights, the tour guide Victor was brilliant and knowledgeable, we enjoyed tasting the culinary delights too. Shame I have awful sea legs, it’s a long time on a boat so I did feel a bit sea sick. But would highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Responded 4 Sep 2020
Thank you for your lovely review. Enjoy your holiday here in the Algarve. Kind Regards from us all here at Ocean Quest
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About the operator

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JohnHolds
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Excellent Trip
Short and sweet. The guys on board keep you informed with all the knowledge of the Algarve. Visit some caves and
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KittykateB
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Benagil caves tour
We did the Benagil caves tour. The staff were lovely, really welcoming, chatty & informative. The trip was smooth,
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Mephisto4All
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Very nice tour with friendly staff
We did a 3.5hr trip along the coastline to the caves. It was a very enjoyable trip and I would especially like to r
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lesliea162
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November 1st.
Having just returned from today’s trip I must thank the crew for a fabulous trip. Very informative without being t
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maccas186394
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Amazing trip.
Wow what can I say about this amazing trip.This is our second trip on this beautiful boat(we visited last year too�
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JulieB874
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Dolphin spotting
We booked a 2-2.5hr dolphin spotting trip and wasn’t disappointed. We were very lucky to see a pod of around 15-20
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234Sturch
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Cave Tour exceeded all expectations!
This tour was booked to celebrate a special birthday and was a wonderful tour of the Vilamoura and Albufeira coast
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Malko79
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Great
4 of us went today on the dolphin tour thoroughly enjoyed it, the crew were friendly and very informative. The cap
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StevenW3598
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Fantastic trip
We took this trip as we really wanted to see dolphins in the wild. At the time of booking Emma told us that there w
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Barbara D
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Magical boat trip
We hoped to see a dolphin, we were lucky enough to see about thirty. They swim to the boat so you can see them real
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CarlaJayne
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Amazing trip with our 4 year old
We had a great trip with our daughter at the beginning of September. The boat was clean and comfortable with a bar
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blaise67
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amazing experience
2 hours trip to see the dolphin was great, we did it last week of August. Nice crew, we saw plenty of dolphin, the
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ClaireFitz
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Dolphin Cruise - Highly Recommended!
My fiancé and I had gone on the Ocean Quest Caves Cruise when we visited Vilamoura last year. When we booked our ho
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Pandapop121
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Perfect trip!
We booked this trip as we had my elderly mother with us and she really wanted to go on a boat trip. I was concerned
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Z9308LJbethb
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Best money we spent all week!
We loved this trip. We went on the trip hoping to see a Dolphin, we could believe how many we actually saw! At leas
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3–4 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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