Peniche: Berlenga Island and Cave Tour

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Tuesday 11 June to Wednesday 10 July
Chicago
Peniche: Berlenga Island and Cave Tour

Highlights

  • Discover Berlengas Island, an eco-haven full of history, sights, and beauty
  • Explore the internal and external caves of the Island, like the Elephant Cave
  • Find out why Furado Grande translates to the Big Hole and how far it stretches
  • Walk on your own around the island, following the many trails, beaches, and more
  • Admire Forte S. Joao Batista, and dig deeper into Portugal's coastal history

Description

Enjoy a trip to Berlengas Island on a catamaran or fast boat and visit the caves at the island in a different boat with a glass bottom. Admire the outside and inside of different caves, like the Elephant cave, Dream cave, Furado Grande, and more. Afterward, take some time on your own to explore the Island. Walk the beach, gaze up at the lighthouse, discover Forte S. João Batista, and walk the Island's trails. Meet your guide and board a on a catamaran (normal season) or zodiak/desportive yatch on the low season (less people) or when the catamaran it's full on the high season. Head toward Berlengas Island, an eco-haven with a visitor limit, so you can experience its true beauty without the crowds. First, take a short tour around the island and learn all about the different caves, while gazing at the underwater marine life through the glass-bottom boat. Spot the Elephant cave and feel amazed at the way the natural rock formations resemble the trunk and face of a great elephant. At the dream cave, take in one of nature's masterpieces and learn of its history. Then, at Furado Grande, learn why it translates to Big Hole and how it stretches across the entire island. Take your time afterward to guide yourself around the Island. Look out over the turquoise waters from the beach. Walk up to the lighthouse and imagine yourself alone. Then understand more of Portugal's history by examining the remains of Forte S. Joao Batista. Feel free to bring your own snacks, or some extra cash with you to buy them on the Island during the months of May through September.

Includes

Boat transportation Cave tour Skipper

Important Information

  • For ecological reasons, access to Berlenga Island is limited regarding the number of visitors. In this sense, please register and pay the tourist tax before purchasing the boarding ticket From April to October, the tour will take place in a catamaran From November to March, the tour will take place on a semi-rigid boat or a sports yacht During the low season (from November to October) if there are more than 30 people the tour can be also the catamaran The catamaran takes 30 minutes to the island and the semi-rigid boat takes 25 minutes, depending on the sea conditions The trip depends on the minimum number of passengers and the sea conditions

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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