Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

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Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon
from USD $122.54
Visit the postcard-perfect island of Berlenga Grande on this small-group day trip from Lisbon.

Travel to the charming fishing village of Peniche, where you’ll board a boat for Berlenga Grande, an idyllic island in the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural das Berlengas).

Visit the 17th-century St John the Baptist Fort and wander along the pretty pathways of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Then, explore the island’s caves on a glass-bottom boat excursion (included). Numbers are limited to eight, ensuring personalized attention from the guide.

IMPORTANT: Since 2019 the control over the maximum number of visitors at the Island has been changed. Therefore, during high season (July and August) the time spent at the island may be shortened.
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In Brief

Lisboa, Portugal
10 hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Praca dos Restauradores, Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon 1250-188 Portugal

Start your tour in central Lisbon

Pass By: Rossio Train Station, Praca D. Pedro IV, Lisbon Portugal

The meeting point is right next to Rossio Train Station

Pass By: Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon 1250-096 Portugal

Drive by Avenida da Liberdade on the way to Berlengas!

Pass By: Estatua do Marques de Pombal, Estacao de Metro do Marques de Pombal Praca Marques de Pombal, Lisbon 1250-161 Portugal

Pass by Marquês de Pombal on your way to Berlengas!

Stop At: Fortaleza de Peniche, Portugal, Campo da Republica, Peniche 2520-607 Portugal

You'll have some time next to the Peniche Fort.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Baleal Beach, Avenida da Praia, Peniche 2520-559 Portugal

Enjoy the views over Baleal Beach.

Pass By: Cabo Carvoeiro, Rua Ilha de Peniche, Peniche 2520-618 Portugal

Sail past the Carvoeiro Cape!

Pass By: Berlengas, Portugal

Join us at the meeting point and depart to the most unique tour you can do in Lisbon!

Stop At: Berlenga Grande Island, 2520 Peniche, Portugal, Portugal

Our destination: an amazing island 7 miles off the coast!

Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Castelo de Obidos, Rua Direita Santa Maria, Obidos 2510-079 Portugal

Pass by the village of Óbidos and admire its Castle in the distance.


  • Expert guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Round-trip boat trip
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Glass-bottom boat excursion


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Kayak ride at the island
  • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza de Peniche, Portugal

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Posto de Turismo, Praça dos Restauradores 24, 1250-001 Lisboa, Portugal

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The tour was great to spend a day in contact with nature and a bit of time at the beach. The tour guide, John was nice at all times. A wonderful choice for a day outside Lisboa.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
My family of 4 had a great trip. Our guide was personable and informative, clear on the timing of the day. The boat host made sure to check on all of the passengers, as it was a rough day at sea. The day was lovely and the activities were great.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
The trip to Berlenga Island was well organized and crisply attended. The island was outstanding and my only regret is not having more time there to simply absorb the special atmosphere. Philip and John were excellent guides.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2019
This was a fantastic way to start our Portugal vacation. The guides and boat crew were extremely knowledgeable, kind and helpful. We started with a boat ride to the island, then hiked the island and heard about the history, flora and fauna. After enjoying time at the fort we hiked to, we boarded a small boat to take us back to the other side of the island. We then either went in a glass bottom boat or kayak through the caves on the island. Once we finished we had free time to relax on the beach, snorkel, walk around, have lunch or sit in the little open air cafe. My girls (age 16 and 18) chose to snorkel (gear provided) while my husband and I relaxed on the beach. This tour was a great combination of action and relaxation. Tip- sit in the front of the boat on the way back! They had large, comfortable beanbag chairs up there!!
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Once I new I was going to Portugal I wanted to do something memorable for my Birthday.Berlenga offered me a opportunity to be on the Atlantic, to explore an island, and visit a historic fort. This trip allowed me to check off a number of boxes with regard to things I wanted to do.My high hopes for this adventure were meet and exceeded.Our tour guide, Pedro, was engaging and informative, both on the island and on the drive to the boat. I was lucky enough to sit up front and learned a great deal about Portuguese culture, events, crops, wind power and much much more.I loved exploring the island. Coming across the Lizards was a real treat. I have always enjoyed seeing the effects that powerful waves have on a land mass. The curved stone staircase on the way to the fort were impressive and beautiful.The fort itself. Amazing. I am a full time artist and my time on Berlenga has already lead too two paintings. I will be doing more paintings inspired by my visit in the near future.
• Submitted 21 Sep 2018
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to have a beach day and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Lisbon. My friend and I had a wonderful tour guide named Nounou. He was interesting and informative throughout the experience. We took an air-conditioned minivan to the village of Peniche to hop on a boat to the Berlenga Island. The trip to the island is around 1 hour. If you had any sort of seasickness/ motion sickness, chances are that you will get sick during the boat ride. Unfortunately, I did not feel too great throughout the ride but our tour guide had bags for people who became nauseous. I would recommend to the people who get sick, to go to the front of the boat to sit on the beanbag chairs, to minimize the seasickness. Coming back from the island was better than going to the island since you are riding with the waves and not against them. When we were on the island, you had the choice of kayaking or going on the glass bottom boat. I would recommend kayaking if you are adventurous. You don't necessarily need to know kayaking to do this activity. Remember to bring an extra set of clothes since you will get wet. If you can, bring a waterproof pouch for your phone so you can take beautiful photos when kayaking. We had free time to enjoy the beach which was lovely. Overall, this is a wonderful trip for friends, and family with older kids. The last tip is to pack some lunch since there is only one cafe/restaurant on the island. This will save you time so you will have more time at the beach.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2018
Our guide was great. Weather was great. Highly recommended! This type of trip makes me want to be a fisherman
• Submitted 12 Aug 2018
Best part of my 2 weeks trip! Amazing place to see and an amazing tour guide. The water was choppy and a bit hard to get through, but definitely worth going there, great hikes and kayaking and the views were amazing!
• Submitted 07 Aug 2018
Neno was a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide! Berlenga was beautiful. The fort was beautiful as well. The inside is not so spectacular, but the island itself is amazing! I really enjoy the beautiful views; I took over 100 photos that day! We hiked down to the fort and walked around inside. After looking around, we took a boat back to the port (thank God because those steps are steep). We had a break to eat. After lunch, we kayaked around the island and saw some beautiful views. We kayaked back to the port, had a short break, and we took the boat back to the main island! My favorite tour out of the 4 I did in Lisbon!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2018
Thanks to Miguel!! Excelent guide and person! Helpfull for our intensive experience on boat! A lot of knowledge about island history!!
• Submitted 02 Aug 2018
Amazing trip! Joana, our guide, was awsome! Always looking if we need help with anything. Berlengas is an incredible place. This is a nice day trip from Lisbon.
• Submitted 30 Jul 2018
This island is a hidden gem. The water is turquoise n clear allowing you to see to the very bottom of the ocean. You take a boat over to the island, hike the island to the fort. Then a ride on glass bottom boat into the caves. Mike our tour guide was fabulous. Even learned about Portugal on the way. Recommend taking Dramamine for the first boat ride. A family was ill which then made other guests ill. We all made it through it. Cafe and snack bar take cash only. One of the most beautiful places I have seen.
• Submitted 26 Jul 2018
Berlanga was the highlight of our trip in Portugal and defiantly a must see. Our guide Miguel was very accomidating and informative. We felt very welcomed and had a great time.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Beautiful day, perfect weather, and Rachel was a very informative, friendly guide. I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Our tour guide David was amazing. We had quite a nice experience. Beautiful. He was amazing knowledgeable and fun! I’d completely recommend
• Submitted 17 Jul 2018
This tour was excellent! Mike was very informative. This was the first day of the season, so it was refreshing to see the guides interact so positively with the fishermen on Berlenga. The boat ride out was a little rough, due to weather, and a few people were seasick, so I might recommend taking something prior to the boat ride out. The return trip was much smoother. There is a fair bit of walking to get to the fort, so, in addition to bringing beach items for the afternoon, I would wear good walking shoes for that portion of the trip.
• Submitted 14 Jun 2018
The scenery is amazing! You get to take a nice boat ride in the ocean then walking tour of the small island where you can swim. Wear walking shoes.
• Submitted 07 Mar 2018
Amazing!!!!! If you are lucky enough to do this trip, you will be blown away. It was the highlight of Lisbon, amazing trip. Water was super cold but many still got in. The glass boat trip was excellent as were the hosts, best i've ever experienced. The kayak was excellent fun. The boat trip across was excellent. The crew really were super friendly and helpful. I cannot recommend this trip enough - brilliant!!!!
• Submitted 14 Dec 2017
Perfect tour for those who are seeking for sun and beach. Miguel was superb and I am impressed by the organization of the tour
• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
This tour was great. Our guide, Miguel, was good-natured, engaging, and informative. The views were breath-taking, as was the water temperature, and the kayaking was enjoyable even for a beginner. The boat ride to and from the island was fairly long and a bit chilly but worth it.
• Submitted 21 Sep 2017
Best day of hol!! Fantastic from the second we left until we got home - lovely staff, brilliant company!! Highly recommend this tour!!!
• Submitted 18 Sep 2017
Beautiful destination but rough boat ride to get there. You should definitely take your motion sickness meds but you will enjoy the experience at Berlenga.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2017
If you're in Lisbon for a few days I can't think of anything better to do than take this trip. A wonderful boat trip to an enchanting island, and plenty of great things to do whilst you're there. David is a friendly, helpful and reassuring. Take some food and your swimming things, and you are assured of a truly memorable day out.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2017
Be mindful of the almost an hour long choppy boat ride on way to the island. Other than that fantastic place.
• Submitted 30 Aug 2017

In Brief

Lisboa, Portugal
10 hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday