One of the best ways of exploring the diverse coastline and beaches of the Algarve is by boat, and the most relaxing and comfortable way to do this is on a luxury coastal cruise. You can visit quiet, isolated and secluded coves away from the crowded beaches, with the opportunity to view the unique caves, grottos and rock formations while enjoying the sight of the local wildlife and birds.
Dolphin-watching boat trips are extremely popular here, and there are many departing from Albufeira marina all year round. Alternatively, you could try a speedboat ride through the Ria Formosa into the Atlantic Ocean, to find and observe dolphins in their natural habitat.
If you’re an avid fisher, there are boat trips that will take you to the best spots for catching Sea and Black Bream, Garfish, Sea Bass, Grouper and Snapper, along with Octopus and Squid. If you like to observe the fish swimming along rather than catch them, then a trip in a glass bottom boat from Olhao is a fantastic way to do this.