Algarve Boat Trips and Tours

Based in Vilamoura in the Central Algarve region of Portugal we are uniquely placed to offer you the best selection of  boat trips and cruises to suit...

Algarve Boat Trips and Tours

Based in Vilamoura in the Central Algarve region of Portugal we are uniquely placed to offer you the best selection of  boat trips and cruises to suit any age, budget or taste.

The Algarve offers some of the finest coastline in Europe, you simply cant visit here without exploring the stunning caves and secret beaches that make it a favourite tourist destination. The best way to truly see what we have to offer is from the sea with one of our great boat trips or cruises.

The Algarve is Portugal´s top tourist destination with people from all over the world visiting every year. Boat trips in the Algarve are without doubt one of the top attractions, and reasons, the tourists love it here. The Algarve coastline is actually quite diverse from East to West and in a perfect world you would have the chance to see the whole coastline by boat! We can offer boat trips of every kind from luxury yachts through to paddle board boat trips and fishing boat trips.

We have several locations that you can pick up a boat trip in the Algarve with Vilamoura being the most popular. Vilamoura in the Central Algarve is located just a short 20 minutes from Faro Airport and offers the award winning 1000 berth "Vilamoura Marina". Vilamoura Marina is not only the top marina in Portugal but is consistently winner of the YHA Best International Marina award and certainly is a great place to begin your boat trip. 

When planning your boat trip its important to firstly consider what kind of group or individual you are and what kind of experience that you would like to enjoy.  Some examples of boat trips available are: 

  1. Shark Fishing Boat Trips
  2. Family Fishing Boat Trips
  3. Party Boat Trips
  4. Luxury Yacht Cruises
  5. Luxury Sunset Cruises
  6. Kayak Boat Tours
  7. Coastline Cruise Trips
  8. Sea Cave Tour Trips 
  9. Sailing Boat Trips

All can be found here and all Algarve Boat Trips listed here have been tried and tested by the Algarve Activities Team. What a hard life we have!

With clear and clean waters and wonderful beaches across the whole Algarve region we are seeing the area become more and more attractive to groups and group activity holidays. The Algarve caters well for groups of any size, from corporate groups to stag or hen party activities, all can be enjoyed to the maximum in the Algarve sunshine.  Group boat trips are also a huge hit here and we have boats able to manage stag or hen groups of between 6 and 140 per trip with transportation included. 

 As always we welcome your feedback so tell us what you think, share your Algarve boat trip experience and help others to make the most of their holiday. 

Vilamoura Luxury Cruises and Vilamoura cruises require as much advance booking as possible in summer months. Cruises from Vilamoura can include transfers if required. Luxury boat trips are simply the best way to enjoy Vilamoura.




A Brief History of the Algarve

The history of the Algarve region in southern Portugal is long and varied, with evidence of human settlement dating back to prehistoric times. Here is a brief overview of the history of the Algarve:






Prehistoric times:

The Algarve was inhabited by various prehistoric peoples, including the Neolithic people who left behind megalithic monuments such as the Alcalar Megalithic Monuments.

Roman period:

The Romans occupied the Algarve in the 2nd century BC, and the region became an important center for salt production and fishing. The Romans left behind many ruins, including the Milreu Roman Ruins and the Vilamoura Roman Villa.

Visigothic and Moorish period:

The Visigoths conquered the Algarve in the 5th century AD, but they were eventually driven out by the Moors in the 8th century. The Moors ruled the region for over 500 years, and their influence can still be seen in the architecture, language, and culture of the region today.

Reconquista and Portuguese period:

The Algarve was conquered by the Portuguese during the Reconquista in the 13th century. The region became an important center for maritime trade, with many seafaring explorers hailing from the Algarve. During the 16th century, the region suffered from pirate attacks and invasions by foreign powers such as the British and Dutch.

Modern period:

In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Algarve experienced significant economic growth, particularly in the tourism industry. Today, the Algarve is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, with millions of visitors coming to enjoy its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and rich cultural heritage. 

The history of the Algarve is a long and complex one, with influences from various civilizations and cultures throughout the ages. Today, the region is a vibrant and dynamic destination, blending its rich history with modern amenities and attractions.