Traveling to the Algarve with a group? We recommend you to plan your things to do and to eat a bit ahead. Going out for dinner with a group of 8 or more may require a previous reservation.
Otherwise, you may have to wait in line for a while. The same logic applies to things to do in the Algarve, like watersports and boat tours. In this blog post, we’ll share our top 5 best things to do in the Algarve for groups of families and friends.
The segment we target is this post is the family and multi-age group segment. Previously, we’ve shared another 5 best activities in the Algarve for groups that are sporty and active.
Top 5 best things to do in the Algarve for groups
This relaxing sailing cruise in the Bay of Lagos is surely one of the best things to do in the Algarve for groups. Actually, when our grandparents and family com over to Portugal, we usually do this trip ourselves.
During this sailing boat trip you will sail in the Bay of Lagos along the most impressive caves and rock formations.
You’ll anchor in a sheltered bay and the crew will prepare and serve grilled chicken, salad with our secret dressing, bread and wine.
The lunch is delicious! Besides, we recommend you to bring your swimming and snorkel gear because the ocean will invite you for a swim. Beside the delicious BBQ, chance to swim and charming boat, another highlight of this trip is the famous caves of ‘Ponta da Piedade’. This cave will be visited by a smaller boat.
- Duration: 04:30
- Location: Marina de Lagos
- Available Seats: 30
- Price: 49 €
If you’re looking for the best things to do in the Algarve for groups and you’re near Alvor with your family or friends, check out this fishing tour! This will be the family highlight of your holidays in the Algarve.
Come aboard on Donzela, a fully equipped sport fishing boat, and let’s sail to the best fishing spots, to find ground fish. While catching a broad range of fishes like breams and sea basses, you’ll have a great time together with family or friends.
Who will be proud for the biggest catch of the day? You’ll be guided by local fishermen Miguel, who’ll be happy to teach you all about fishing and about the region.
- Duration: 02:00
- Location: Alvor
- Available Seats: 8
- Price: 25 €
Getting aboard of “Dreamer” in Albufeira is one of the best things to do in the Algarve for groups. If you’re travelling to the Algarve, most likely you’ve already heard about the impressive coastline.
But did you know that you can find wild dolphins in the Algarve? Yes, you can! This boat trip takes you to the caves & dolphin watching from Albufeira.
This unforgettable boat excursion in Albufeira is the ideal thing to do in Albufeira for the whole family. The boat is very fast and stable and will comfortably depart from the Marina of Albufeira.
After visiting the famous cave of Benagil, the real adventure starts. The experienced skippers will do their best to find wild dolphins. You’re not guaranteed to see them because they are totally wild and not fed. Will you help us to spot them?
- Duration: 02:00
- Location: Albufeira
- Available Seats: 20
- Price: 35 €
Portimão has strong historical ties with sailing and you can feel that yourself while having fun on one of our ships on the Atlantic.
Get aboard on our luxurious yacht and enjoy Portimão from a unique perspective. Are you ready to feel the beauty of sailing while enjoying stunning landscapes, beaches and sheltered bays.
On this sailing excursion, you’ll take a break in a sheltered bay to relax or go for a nice swim. If you’d like to explore the underwater world, snorkelling equipment will be provided.
Sailing is one of the best things to do in the Algarve for groups. This half day experience is great. There’s also a full day experience, if you prefer.
- Duration: 04:00
- Location: Portimão
- Available Seats: 10
- Price: 45 €
“Leãzinho” is the favorite boat when we think about the best things to do in the Algarve for groups! “Leãozinho” is the wooden sailing ship from Albufeira that everybody loves.
Beside the Captain Hook Cruise and the Coastal Cruise, this boat also hosts a full day BBQ boat trip. This BBQ boat tour is a lot of fun for families and groups of friends. You’ll be sailing to the most beautiful and hidden spots of the coast of the Algarve.
From the boat, you can observe the magnificent rock formations and the paradisiacal white sandy beaches from a different perspective.
Then, we’ll anchor next to a secluded beach. Here you’ll have some free time for a refreshing swim and to enjoy the beach.
The crew will serve you a typical Portuguese BBQ on the beach. Once we’re finished eating and having fun on the beach, we’ll slowly sail back to the Marina.
- Duration: 06:30
- Location: Marina de Albufeira
- Available Seats: 22
- Price: 48 €
In our opinion, these are some of the best things to do in the Algarve for groups that of families and friends. Of course there are many more. Please let us know if you’ve got any suggestions or questions. To book, don’t forget to be on time. Boat tours tend to get fully booked for days during the high season, specially for these best things to do in the Algarve for groups.