If you are traveling to the Algarve for holidays with your family, congrats!You’ve chosen one of the most family friendly destinations in Europe. The sun and the friendly beaches help a lot but did you know that the Algarve is also a great destination for holidays with kids thanks to the many things to do for families?
At SeaBookings, we are specialized in finding the best ways to experience the sea and we’ve selected the 5 best family activities for your Algarve holiday if you are looking to enjoy the sea to the fullest!
1. Dolphin and Benagil tour from Albufeira
If you’re on holiday in the Algarve, there are two things you should definitely do: dolphin watching and visiting the sea cave of Benagil. This boat tour from Albufeira is the perfect way to combine both these activities in one!
From the modern Marina de Albufeira, you will board the modern boat with a glass-bottom at the front part of the boat. If the sea is calm and the visibility good, you may be lucky to spot some marine life swimming underneath the boat!
Dolphin and Benagil tour from Albufeira
2. BBQ cruise in Portimão to Benagil
This full-day BBQ cruise in Portimão on pirate ship “Santa Bernarda” will definitely be the highlight of your holidays in the Algarve! The boat departs from Portimão and will get back here too. Experience a day full of incredible views, delicious food and a lot of fun during this BBQ cruise to Benagil!
BBQ Cruise in Portimão to Benagil
3. Captain Hook cruise in Albufeira
If the full-day BBQ cruise is a bit too much for you, we recommend the Captain Hook cruise in Albufeira. We’re sure that the Captain Hook cruise in Albufeira will be the highlight of your holiday in the Algarve for the whole family! This Captain Hook cruise in Albufeira takes place on a true Pirate Ship called “Leãozinho” which means little lion.
Captain Hook cruise in Albufeira
4. Private bodyboard lesson in Armação de Pêra
This private bodyboard lesson is very suitable for kids as the instructor, Sandro, is used to teaching kids. You’ll be learning a new sport with your little ones while enjoying the sea, and fresh air. Or your kids can take the lesson and you can watch, of course. If you like waves and the sea, after this private bodyboard lesson in the Algarve, most likely you’ll fall in love with bodyboarding!
If you prefer, check out this surf lesson in Armação de Pêra.
Private bodyboard lesson Algarve
5. Parasailing in Albufeira
Parasailing in Albufeira gives you the incredible feeling of flying. The experience of parasailing only lasts about 10 minutes but you will remember it forever! Most parasailing experiences in the Algarve are suitable for all ages. The tandem and triple options are great because kids can go along with an adult. In Albufeira, the minimum age is 3 years old.
Parasailing in Albufeira
SeaBookings is an online platform where you can discover the best sea experiences in Portugal. The platform was founded by 2 Dutch sisters who fell in love with the Portuguese sea when they started surfing and sailing myself. All the experiences on SeaBookings are curated, so you'll only find the very best. You can easily discover and book cave tours to Benagil or Lagos, BBQ cruises, dolphin watching tours, surf lessons and other, along the whole Portuguese coast and islands! Click on the link to visit the website SeaBookings
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