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Lagos Boat Tours: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Small-Group Public & Private Boat Tours to Ponta da Piedade Caves & Grottoes, Coastal & Sunset Boat Tours

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, our company Lagos Boat Tours is a small, local, family owned boat tour business based in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal. Our company is certified and registered with the Portuguese Bureau of Tourism (Turismo de Portugal, I.P.), with the RNAAT Registration No. 449/2019.

Our boats comply with safety standards and have all the safety equipment required by Portuguese legislation. We are inspected annually and all of our boat tours includes full personal insurance.

Our company provides quality boat tours in Lagos and we are specialized in grotto boat tours, coastal boat tours and sunset boat tours to the famous Ponta da Piedade in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.

We also offer private boat tours and boat rental service with skipper.

Yes, with our company you will see all the famous and iconic beaches and small coves of Lagos coastline such as Praia da Batata, Praia dos Estudantes, Praia do Pinhão, Praia da Dona Ana, Praia do Camilo and Praia do Barranco Martinho.

We will also show you all the curious rock formations, beautiful caves and grottos of the amazing Ponta da Piedade. And depending of which tour you have booked, we will also have the opportunity to stop for a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of this wonderful coastline.

Our main goal is always to have satisfied customers and with the feeling that the boat tour was worth it. To achieve this goal, we are in no hurry, so you have plenty of time to take photos. We also provide our boat trips with local multilingual guides/skippers and all are certified professionals.

So, come along with us and have some quality time!

All of our local captains/guides are certified, multilingual professionals. We provide our boat trips with live multilingual commentary on board in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.

Our Meeting Point is located at: Marina de Lagos, Portão / Gate ‘Passeios de Barco / Boat Trips’, Passeio dos Descobrimentos, 8600-315 Lagos (the white gate in front of Amuras Bar).

We recommend you to be there 15 minutes before the activity starts.

No, at the moment, our company does not offer a Pick-Up or Drop-Off service.

If you are running late, please head straight to your designated meeting point and contact Lagos Boat Tours team by Phone or Whatsapp at +351 936 658 736.

For most of our activities we recommend the dress code to be smart casual. In addition, we recommend you bringing sunglasses, hat or cap. During the afternoon, sometimes the wind can be a bit cold, so bring a wind jacket or a jumper.

Don’t forget to bring a camera or smartphone with a fully charged battery, as you’re sure to take lots of pictures of the amazing Ponta da Piedade caves, beaches and rock formations!

Also, bring your ticket/voucher (printed or digital format).

No, we do not have toilettes on board because at this moment all our activities are carried out with small boats specially built to enter caves and to pass through very narrow spaces and arches in the rock formations of Ponta da Piedade.

At this moment, sadly, our activities aren’t wheelchair accessible.

Depends… If it’s a private boat tour or a boat rental with skipper then yes, pets are allowed!

Yes, all of our boat tours are bookable online at

Yes, we offer the possibility to make reservations by Phone, WhatsApp or E-mail.

Yes, we do. For more info please contact us by Phone, WhatsApp or E-mail or through Google Maps and Google Business Profile messaging system.

No, there is no need to print your ticket. If you have a smartphone, your email confirmation or mobile voucher is valid.

We accept mobile vouchers for all our boat tours.

Yes, you can. Our policy allows for rescheduling up to 24 hours before the activity starts. We can reschedule your boat tour according to our daily availability and activity.

Failure to attend the activity (no-show) is not entitled to a reschedule or a refund.

All of our tours have a flexible cancellation policy allowing for cancellations up to 24 hours before the activity starts. Failure to attend the activity (no-show) is not entitled to a refund. Please contact us by Phone, WhatsApp or E-mail to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.

Our cancellation policy allows cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the activity. Taking into account recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, if you happen to need to cancel within that 24-hour period, we will issue a gift card for that amount or a voucher to use on a future visit.

We will give you the option to book on another hour or day, depending on availability. If you are unable to make another hour or day, we will offer a full refund.

Yes, the entire crew is fully licensed and certified.

Yes, all our vessels are equipped with life jackets and all safety equipment recommended by Portuguese Law and Maritime Authorities.

Yes, life jackets are mandatory.

Yes, card payments are only accepted through our online booking system. We also accept cash payments on board.