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Double flight of paratrike or paragliding.
We begin with a brief explanation of the flight equipment and safety standards, then we took off and have a breathtaking view of the beaches and cliffs of the Algarve. During the flight you will be given information about the landscape that we fly over, hotels and points of interest. Return to the initial landing site. Other things to note This activity depends very much on the weather, it is not always possible to fly due to the strong wind. But when we decide to fly it is because it is 100% safe to fly. The choice of paragliding or paramotor flight will depend on the weather for the day of booking.
Paddleboard in Albufeira - Caves & Cliffs
The tour starts at the beach with a quick lesson for everyone and once we're all geared up we'll hit the water and start practicing on our paddling skills. It doesnt matter if you're standing up, kneeling or sitting down, but as long as everybody's having fun and paddling comfortably, we'll start the tour and we'll explore the coast, its secret beaches and some awesome caves we have around here.
SURF Albufeira
Albufeira has beaches with amazing conditions for Surf Lessons and even for experienced surfers. We can adjust our lessons according to the students skills, so they can choose between a private lesson or a group lesson. GROUP LESSONS This kind of lesson is a really nice way of learning how to Surf. Join us in a group with other students or bring your friends! We'll provide you with a lot of fun!
A honest walk through the hotspots
Honesty is the key focus of this walk and, to stay on-brand, from one side, you could say this is a walk like so many others: the same historical buildings, the same main sights and the same worn off areas in town. As far as what it encompasses alone, it is probably no different from a guide book or any other walk offered in town. 
 Yet, I do things a little differently here. I prefer honesty, so I take these regular buildings and I deconstruct their historical “grand narrative” to present them in a way that’s more grounded and sincere, which also allows me to include elements that are left out more often than not because they do not fit most narratives—so ideas like the participation of the working class, women, race and identity in the making of the region’s history (and, by extension, architecture) are huge concerns. Not focused on archeologically reconstructing the past, but more so interested in providing a general knowledge of the city’s history and background from a renovated perspective that makes use of the city’s visible historical artifacts. All of this combined with my own thorough academic investigation on these subjects.
Benagil visit Caves and Wild Beaches
Get ready to explore the natural treasures of the Benagil Caves, hidden along the beautiful Algarve coast. Your 1-hour guided tour to Benagil will start in Armação de Pêra. Climb aboard a new and comfortable boat, where my friendly team and I will take you to discover the Algarve coast. Along the way to the Benagil Cave, we will pass another 10 caves and about 15 wild beaches, many accessible only by the sea! The coast between Armação de Pêra and Benagil is simply beautiful and definitely worth the trip! Take your camera to capture the unique landscape of the Algarve region. The highlight of this tour will definitely be the incredible Benagil Cave. Make sure you don't miss out on this experience! Other things to note: - You can take all your belongings with you on the boat (as long as you do not disturb other guests). - When entering the boat you can get your feet wet. - Pet-friendly

Explore Eastern Algarve by boat

Full Caves Circuit and Coast Sightseeing
Prices with 25% discount Tour provided by a “ Clean and Safe “ certified company. Certificate issued by “Turismo de Portugal” We will start this magnificent journey in Portimão. Our team will be waiting for you at the pier of São Francisco, near Clube Naval de Portimão. After a warm welcome, our staff will explain some security procedures. Then, we will start our journey towards the famous Benagil Cave. Along the way, we will see churches, castles, beautiful caves, scary caves and hear old stories. Hopefully, we get to see our great friends, the “dolphins” – All our vessels are equipped with VHF Radio and will be operating in the same channel as the dolphin watching boats so if they are spotted, which is very frequent in our coast, and if they are within 2 nautical miles we will take you to see them. It will be a fantastic, funny and interesting trip, which is much more than a boat trip. Your blood will be running faster, you will hear the echo of "woooh" in the caves and you will have happiness in your heart! Please check out our combined experiences video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h50JNCzmyLg&t= Other things to note: We kindly ask that you are there and ready to go 20 minutes before the tour starts.
Sunset Ria Formosa Boat Trip
See the Algarve Sunset on this Faro Boat Tour This sunset boat trip in the Algarve’s Ria Formosa departs from the Marina of Faro on board an eco-friendly boat. Lands’ solar-powered boat is beautifully quiet which is nice for our guests, but it’s also ideal for the animal life in the area. This Faro boat tour is eco-friendly, which will appeal to people who like to explore new places while being an ethical tourist. On this boat tour, an experienced skipper will guide you through the lagoon, its beautiful channels, and marshlands. You will approach numerous species of birds that inhabit this protected area without any disturbance. This small-group boat tour of Ria Formosa offers an intimate experience and a wonderfully relaxing end to the day watching the sun go down over the lagoon. Soak up the stunning natural surroundings and the beautiful views over the Old Town of Faro as you experience a beautiful sunset and cruise back to the Marina of Faro. If you’re staying in the Algarve, this is a great trip to enjoy with your family and friends. Sit back, relax, and treat your loved ones to a magical outing onboard an eco-friendly boat tour in Ria Formosa.
Benagil Caves from Albufeira Marina
The best way to visit Benagil caves , with plenty of time to enjoy the coastline and beautiful caves . Starting from Albufeira the aim is to give you the best Benagil tour from a boat , besides the most famous sea cave in Europe be prepared to see a number of other caves , some small , some big , some colorful . Due to the size of the boat we manage to go right inside of the cave for pictures ( no one allowed out of the boat for safety reasons) The tour will be done on a fast boat . Winter time bring warm clothes. Summer time stop for swimming. Other things to note: (Check in 30m prior to departure (Albufeira Marina , Seacret Tours Office ) No show until departure time not refunded. No changes do bookings with less 24h and no refund. We do not admit children under 5 years old and pregnant. Bring warm clothes its cold on the sea.
From Vilamoura Benagil Caves and dolphins
We depart from Vilamoura Marina to the most famous cave of the moment, the Benagil algarve. On this tour we will cover the whole of the Algarve coast, making it possible to glimpse the most varied and stunning beaches, the most well-known and the most secret caves, with emphasis on Benagil, the red cliffs that are unique in the country and some more surprises and curiosities from our coast. . On the return trip you can prepare to feel the sea breeze and the vivid blue landscape of the ocean as we go looking for dolphins. It will be possible to enjoy stunning views of the coast and the surrounding marine life. Our adventure lasts about 2h30 in a semi-rigid, our Ayla I, a vessel built from scratch and in my view. There are a maximum of 12 passengers on board Ayla I with a crew of 2 people. Captain and skipper both experienced and dedicated to the best of your experience. The trip will always be guided and you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and personalized trip, but also educational, since we will explain the entire coast from the start to the arrival, from the stories, curiosities, nooks and crannies. You will thus have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and personalized and also educational trip, since I will explain the entire coast from start to finish, in the hope that it will be a unique and enriching experience. Other things to note -Check in 30 minutes before departure; -This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or people with back problems; -Nauticdrive is not responsible for changes due to the time / size of the group; - Dolphin watching cannot be guaranteed, as these are wild animals.
Experience of 3 the Islands in the Ria Formosa : Culatra , Armona and Farol
A great experience in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, where you will appreciate all its nature and fauna, and will have the opportunity to know and explore three beautiful places, Ilha da Culatra, Ilha Deserta and the Comunidade do Farol. We depart from Olhão for an odyssey in one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal, aboard a safe vessel, with all safety and disinfection measures, comfortable and shaded, with a maximum capacity of 10 people, which allows its passengers to enjoy and have an unforgettable experience in the beautiful natural park of Ria Formosa! The tour will be interpretive and explanatory during your trip, so during the stops, everyone is free to engage in any type of activities on the respective islands, advised by the vessel's captain. Lunch may or may not be included, but I can help to book a table and advise a restaurant if necessary, thus avoiding being in line or wasted time looking for a restaurant. You will have the opportunity to taste the gastronomy of the region on the island of Culatra, where bivalves are highly appreciated! ( Clam , Cockle , Oyster ) The route will have 3 stops: Praia Deserta ( 1:00 am ) - A unique deserted beach in the Algarve ( only by boat ) Culatra (2:00 am) - Fishing community where we stop for lunch Lighthouse ( 1:00 am ) - A beautiful tourist community

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Dolphins and Caves Albufeira Marina
Departing from Albufeira Marina, we will visit 18 km of coastline, we will visit many caves including Benagil, we will stop to take pictures but do not go out of the boat. After discovering the coast, get ready for the quest to search for dolphins, they are wild and we do not guarantee their sight since they are on their own habitat. Our goal regarding the watching is that the dolphins come to see you, always respecting the animals and all the norms related to the observation of cetaceans. You will enjoy a scenic view of the coast and have the opportunity to contemplate wildlife, such as various species of birds, flying fish and maybe even sharks. The adventure lasts 2h30, in semi-rigid fast boats that take up to 12 or 18 passengers for 2 crew members. (Please note that the dolphins are wild animals in their natural habitat we can not guarantee their sitting 1 Other things to note: (Check in 30m prior to departure (Albufeira Marina , Seacret Tours Office ) No show until departure time not refunded. No changes do bookings with less 24h and no refund. We do not admit children under 5 years old and pregnant.Bring warm clothes can be cold on the sea.
Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists
Departing from Faro we will cruise through Ria Formosa towards the Atlantic Ocean in Ocean Vibes boat - “One Vibe”. Two marine biologists will guide you in this experience and search for Cetaceans (Dolphins and whales) as well as other marine wildlife. During this tour, you will also see different species of marine birds and sometimes sharks & turtles! This is a unique chance to see those incredible animals in the wild but also to learn more about them with experienced marine biologists. You will have the opportunity to learn how we collect data for research and get to know more about our Dolphin & whale projects. This activity lasts for +-2h30, however, to protect the animals from stress, we can only stay with each pod of dolphins for a maximum of 30 minutes at a time. A total of 8 people can join the activity at the same time, providing a unique familiar experience far from mass tourism. The most sighted dolphin species are the common dolphins & bottlenose dolphins. On the other hand, the most sighted whales are the Minkes and Fin whales. While we always do our best to find whales, we can only guarantee 96% chance of seeing dolphins at the moment - we do not sell whale watching tours (even thought we see them on a weekly basis). Other things to note: Not suitable for people with back problems
Kayak Tour in Albufeira - Caves & Cliffs
The experience starts at the beach with a quick lesson for everyone and once we're all geared up we'll hit the water and start practicing on our paddling skills. As soon as everybody's paddling comfortably, we'll start the tour and explore the coast, its secret beaches and some awesome caves we have around here. Other things to note You should be here 15 minutes before the tour start in order to get everything ready and don't miss the experience.
Surf lesson Albufeira - beginners and intermedium
I will teach you how to catch and ride waves like a true surfer... get ready to experience the unique feeling of freedom in the ocean we start at Gale Beach and do the check in at Albufeira Surf Sup then ill take you to get the equipment, wet suit and surf board you can leave your suff and the bus I have on the right side of gale beach we will do the lesson we start with a 5min warm up then we will teach you how to catch waves after practicing in the water for 30min we take you out of the water then we will teach you the right tecnique on how to stand up on the board. in the end we put all the equipment on our storage place and if you want there is a shower on the beach restaurant After all this we go for a nice drink, refreshing to recover from the surf at Zimzala cafe surf culture
Surf Albufeira
At the metting point I will welcome the guest and head to the beach, where I will describe step by step what we will do throughout the experience, once everyone has understood we will then start the activity.

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Dolphins and Caves Albufeira Marina
Departing from Albufeira Marina, we will visit 18 km of coastline, we will visit many caves including Benagil, we will stop to take pictures but do not go out of the boat. After discovering the coast, get ready for the quest to search for dolphins, they are wild and we do not guarantee their sight since they are on their own habitat. Our goal regarding the watching is that the dolphins come to see you, always respecting the animals and all the norms related to the observation of cetaceans. You will enjoy a scenic view of the coast and have the opportunity to contemplate wildlife, such as various species of birds, flying fish and maybe even sharks. The adventure lasts 2h30, in semi-rigid fast boats that take up to 12 or 18 passengers for 2 crew members. (Please note that the dolphins are wild animals in their natural habitat we can not guarantee their sitting 1 Other things to note: (Check in 30m prior to departure (Albufeira Marina , Seacret Tours Office ) No show until departure time not refunded. No changes do bookings with less 24h and no refund. We do not admit children under 5 years old and pregnant.Bring warm clothes can be cold on the sea.
Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists
Departing from Faro we will cruise through Ria Formosa towards the Atlantic Ocean in Ocean Vibes boat - “One Vibe”. Two marine biologists will guide you in this experience and search for Cetaceans (Dolphins and whales) as well as other marine wildlife. During this tour, you will also see different species of marine birds and sometimes sharks & turtles! This is a unique chance to see those incredible animals in the wild but also to learn more about them with experienced marine biologists. You will have the opportunity to learn how we collect data for research and get to know more about our Dolphin & whale projects. This activity lasts for +-2h30, however, to protect the animals from stress, we can only stay with each pod of dolphins for a maximum of 30 minutes at a time. A total of 8 people can join the activity at the same time, providing a unique familiar experience far from mass tourism. The most sighted dolphin species are the common dolphins & bottlenose dolphins. On the other hand, the most sighted whales are the Minkes and Fin whales. While we always do our best to find whales, we can only guarantee 96% chance of seeing dolphins at the moment - we do not sell whale watching tours (even thought we see them on a weekly basis). Other things to note: Not suitable for people with back problems
Seven Beaches, Seven Dives
Since a young boy, I've been swimming on these beaches and now I want to take our guests to visit and swim on 7 of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. We start our 4x4 jeep tour on the cozy little beach of Arrifes, also known by locals as 3 Penecos. Next, we headed to the secret beach of Ninho da Andorinha, it's a short walk through the cliffs until we find the small hidden bay where you can swim under the cliffs. Next to this, we will find the most beautiful beach of Albufeira, São Rafael. From this point, we headed for the beach of Senhora da Rocha where we will visit the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Rocha on the cliff above with an amazing view of the coast. Underneath the chapel, you will go through a tunnel embedded in the rock to another beach. The next one is the cozy little beach of Albandeira, here, after diving in the water we headed to the Arch of Albandeira, a rock formation near the beach. Then we will visit the famous beach of Marinha and her 2 archers, another incredible rock formation considered one of the 10 most beautiful in the world. Finally, Benagil, where will visit the Algar de Benagil, one of the most beautiful caves in the world with access through a small walk on the cliffs. Other notes: We provide the pick-up and the drop-off in Albufeira. Other locations have a transport fee and have to be approved.
Surf lesson Albufeira - beginners and intermedium
I will teach you how to catch and ride waves like a true surfer... get ready to experience the unique feeling of freedom in the ocean we start at Gale Beach and do the check in at Albufeira Surf Sup then ill take you to get the equipment, wet suit and surf board you can leave your suff and the bus I have on the right side of gale beach we will do the lesson we start with a 5min warm up then we will teach you how to catch waves after practicing in the water for 30min we take you out of the water then we will teach you the right tecnique on how to stand up on the board. in the end we put all the equipment on our storage place and if you want there is a shower on the beach restaurant After all this we go for a nice drink, refreshing to recover from the surf at Zimzala cafe surf culture
Full Caves Circuit and Coast Sightseeing
Prices with 25% discount Tour provided by a “ Clean and Safe “ certified company. Certificate issued by “Turismo de Portugal” We will start this magnificent journey in Portimão. Our team will be waiting for you at the pier of São Francisco, near Clube Naval de Portimão. After a warm welcome, our staff will explain some security procedures. Then, we will start our journey towards the famous Benagil Cave. Along the way, we will see churches, castles, beautiful caves, scary caves and hear old stories. Hopefully, we get to see our great friends, the “dolphins” – All our vessels are equipped with VHF Radio and will be operating in the same channel as the dolphin watching boats so if they are spotted, which is very frequent in our coast, and if they are within 2 nautical miles we will take you to see them. It will be a fantastic, funny and interesting trip, which is much more than a boat trip. Your blood will be running faster, you will hear the echo of "woooh" in the caves and you will have happiness in your heart! Please check out our combined experiences video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h50JNCzmyLg&t= Other things to note: We kindly ask that you are there and ready to go 20 minutes before the tour starts.
Sunset Ria Formosa Boat Trip
See the Algarve Sunset on this Faro Boat Tour This sunset boat trip in the Algarve’s Ria Formosa departs from the Marina of Faro on board an eco-friendly boat. Lands’ solar-powered boat is beautifully quiet which is nice for our guests, but it’s also ideal for the animal life in the area. This Faro boat tour is eco-friendly, which will appeal to people who like to explore new places while being an ethical tourist. On this boat tour, an experienced skipper will guide you through the lagoon, its beautiful channels, and marshlands. You will approach numerous species of birds that inhabit this protected area without any disturbance. This small-group boat tour of Ria Formosa offers an intimate experience and a wonderfully relaxing end to the day watching the sun go down over the lagoon. Soak up the stunning natural surroundings and the beautiful views over the Old Town of Faro as you experience a beautiful sunset and cruise back to the Marina of Faro. If you’re staying in the Algarve, this is a great trip to enjoy with your family and friends. Sit back, relax, and treat your loved ones to a magical outing onboard an eco-friendly boat tour in Ria Formosa.
Double flight of paratrike or paragliding.
We begin with a brief explanation of the flight equipment and safety standards, then we took off and have a breathtaking view of the beaches and cliffs of the Algarve. During the flight you will be given information about the landscape that we fly over, hotels and points of interest. Return to the initial landing site. Other things to note This activity depends very much on the weather, it is not always possible to fly due to the strong wind. But when we decide to fly it is because it is 100% safe to fly. The choice of paragliding or paramotor flight will depend on the weather for the day of booking.
Paddleboard in Albufeira - Caves & Cliffs
The tour starts at the beach with a quick lesson for everyone and once we're all geared up we'll hit the water and start practicing on our paddling skills. It doesnt matter if you're standing up, kneeling or sitting down, but as long as everybody's having fun and paddling comfortably, we'll start the tour and we'll explore the coast, its secret beaches and some awesome caves we have around here.
Surf Albufeira
At the metting point I will welcome the guest and head to the beach, where I will describe step by step what we will do throughout the experience, once everyone has understood we will then start the activity.
Benagil Caves from Albufeira Marina
The best way to visit Benagil caves , with plenty of time to enjoy the coastline and beautiful caves . Starting from Albufeira the aim is to give you the best Benagil tour from a boat , besides the most famous sea cave in Europe be prepared to see a number of other caves , some small , some big , some colorful . Due to the size of the boat we manage to go right inside of the cave for pictures ( no one allowed out of the boat for safety reasons) The tour will be done on a fast boat . Winter time bring warm clothes. Summer time stop for swimming. Other things to note: (Check in 30m prior to departure (Albufeira Marina , Seacret Tours Office ) No show until departure time not refunded. No changes do bookings with less 24h and no refund. We do not admit children under 5 years old and pregnant. Bring warm clothes its cold on the sea.
Cooking Class & Dinner in a farm
In this activity, that will take place in a traditional farm, Monte do Álamo (in Tavira), we will learn how to prepare a delicious meal using always the best local products. In the kitchen of the farmhouse Monte do Álamo participants will take part in the confection of traditional recipes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Using local products, with an excellent quality and the presentation of the meal is also very important, as it will be explained during the class.​ Next, everyone is invited to share the delicious meal prepared with the hosts and guests, in a beautiful setting, always paired with great Portuguese wine. The recipes used in our classes are part of the rich and healthy Mediterranean diet, characteristic from the South of Portugal: Alentejo and Algarve. Discount of 40% for groups of min. 2 persons Other things to note We are not a cooking school More than learning complicated cooking techniques and recipes, participants experience our lifestyle by meeting and cooking with a local family in a traditional farm house
From Vilamoura Benagil Caves and dolphins
We depart from Vilamoura Marina to the most famous cave of the moment, the Benagil algarve. On this tour we will cover the whole of the Algarve coast, making it possible to glimpse the most varied and stunning beaches, the most well-known and the most secret caves, with emphasis on Benagil, the red cliffs that are unique in the country and some more surprises and curiosities from our coast. . On the return trip you can prepare to feel the sea breeze and the vivid blue landscape of the ocean as we go looking for dolphins. It will be possible to enjoy stunning views of the coast and the surrounding marine life. Our adventure lasts about 2h30 in a semi-rigid, our Ayla I, a vessel built from scratch and in my view. There are a maximum of 12 passengers on board Ayla I with a crew of 2 people. Captain and skipper both experienced and dedicated to the best of your experience. The trip will always be guided and you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and personalized trip, but also educational, since we will explain the entire coast from the start to the arrival, from the stories, curiosities, nooks and crannies. You will thus have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and personalized and also educational trip, since I will explain the entire coast from start to finish, in the hope that it will be a unique and enriching experience. Other things to note -Check in 30 minutes before departure; -This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or people with back problems; -Nauticdrive is not responsible for changes due to the time / size of the group; - Dolphin watching cannot be guaranteed, as these are wild animals.
Faro & Algarve City Walk & Photo Shoot
We will meet and take a walk in the amazing old town of Faro, passing by the most famous spots of the city and also less known and secret places that even locals don't know even exist. Using the best places as our background, I will take some pictures of you, so that you can take these beautiful memories with you and share with the world on instagram or keep it in your album. If you'd like to bring your own equipment, such as cameras or smartphones, I can give you some advice on how to improve your own photography skills. If you let me know in advance we can also go and have amazing photo session in a scenery of amazing red cliffs that Algarve is best known for. To add even more excitement we can use my drone to get the best views and see yourselves and our surrounding from unusual perspective. My greatest joy is when you can bring amazing memories to your home! :)
SURF Albufeira
Albufeira has beaches with amazing conditions for Surf Lessons and even for experienced surfers. We can adjust our lessons according to the students skills, so they can choose between a private lesson or a group lesson. GROUP LESSONS This kind of lesson is a really nice way of learning how to Surf. Join us in a group with other students or bring your friends! We'll provide you with a lot of fun!
Kayak Tour in Albufeira - Caves & Cliffs
The experience starts at the beach with a quick lesson for everyone and once we're all geared up we'll hit the water and start practicing on our paddling skills. As soon as everybody's paddling comfortably, we'll start the tour and explore the coast, its secret beaches and some awesome caves we have around here. Other things to note You should be here 15 minutes before the tour start in order to get everything ready and don't miss the experience.