Portugal is famous for its outdoor activities for the intrepid traveller. And within this category, water-based holiday experiences are rather popular. AlgarExperience, a sailing company that has been operative since 2006 is a pioneer in sea and nautical activities.
Discover The Seas
Within a little more than a decade, the company has grown from being a one-boat operator to a huge enterprise that offers a variety of aquatic and nautical experiences focusing on providing high quality service and customer satisfaction.
Today, with the primary objective of sharing the secrets of the natural beauty of the magnificent coastline of Algarve, AlgarExperience offers a wide range of experiences. AlgarExperience is not just known for its wide variety of offerings, but is also for complying with all legal requirements for maritime tourism and is registered with the Portuguese Tourist Board.
A few of the experiences offered by AlgarExperience are:
1. Caves & Coastline
During the three hours of this adventure, cruising along the coastline between Albufeira Marina and the Benagil Cave, guests visit the emblematic rock formations and sea caves famous for their unique features. During the tour, guests can also stop for a refreshing swim in the sea! The experience is enriched by the well-trained, knowledgeable and passionate crew who are involved throughout the expedition, sharing the historical, cultural and ethnographic secrets of this amazing coastline. This activity takes place on a catamaran equipped with Top Deck, lounge area, bar, and also with free Wi-Fi in case you want to go live on your Instagram! This experience is free for children up to two years old.
2. Dolphin & Caves Catamaran Tour
This very popular option amongst the patrons of AlgarExperience is a two-hour activity that combines two unforgettable experiences on the Algarve coastline: the observation of dolphins and a visit to the most stunning sea caves and other rock formations in the region.
3. Beach BBQ
AlgarExperience’s Beach BBQ is an adventurous and romantic activity lasting six and a half hours! From Albufeira Marina, the experience involves cruising along the coastline and visiting the sea caves in the region, before disembarking on a secluded beach for a barbecue prepared by the crew of AlgarExperience. Guests also have racquets, stand up paddle boards and snorkelling gear at their disposal should they want to whip up an adventure. Breakfast on board upon departure (bread with chorizo sausage and a variety of sandwiches) and BBQ menu (grilled shrimp, a variety of meat, grilled fish, crisps, algarvian salad, fruit of the season) are included in the package. A vegetarian menu is available upon request. Additionally, an open bar on the beach and on the boat (water, soft drinks, beer, red/white wine and sangria) makes this a memorable experience.
4. Sunset BBQ
For the romantics at heart and the lovers of sunset, the Sunset BBQ is an ideal experience that lasts six-hours! During this experience, patrons cruise along the coastline, visit some caves, and disembark on a secluded beach to enjoy a barbecue prepared exclusively in an unforgettable setting. There is a live music performance on the beach by a musician or a DJ too. BBQ menu as well as a vegetarian menu (available upon request) are included. There is also an open bar on the beach and on the boat.
5. Boat Party
For the party animals, a three-hour party on the boat – where you can enjoy the sunset to the sound of house music by a DJ – is irresistible! Cruise along the coastline, visit sea caves, stop for a swim and party in a unique location, in an unmatched style.
An unforgettable experience offering panoramic views of the city of Albufeira flying at an altitude of around 80 meters, on individual, double or triple flights is the main charm of the parasailing activity offered by AlgarExperience. Almost 10 minutes are spent in the air and up to one and a half hours on the boat, if the vessel has maximum passenger capacity. This activity is manned and administered by an experienced and attentive crew, making your experience unforgettable, safe and fun.
7. Reef Fishing
An activity where you can catch your fish and eat it too, Reef Fishing is rather popular among sport fishing enthusiasts! This is a type of fishing where the bait (shrimp and cockles) sits on the bottom, close to rocks or pebbles, to catch a large variety of fish. The three-hour activity takes place around three miles off the coast, at a depth of up to 30 metres, with an anchored boat (the Vitamin Sea vessel).
8. Corporate Events
The entire fleet of AlgarExperience catamarans is available for private hire, allowing you to create your own programme for a corporate event of any size. Not just formal events, but parties, bachelorettes, weddings and much more can be organised on board the vessels or on the beach. Everything can be tailored according to specific needs.
If you would like to spend a different day with family or friends and you are looking for something more exciting and fun, do try out the various water sports, such as parasailing, water ski, and wakeboarding. AlgarExperience offers a wide range of activities in the field of recreational and adventure tourism for all!