Lisbon Metropolitan Area
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  • Kayak Trip to Arrabida Park

    1. Kayak Trip to Arrabida Park

    Meet your guide in Lisbon and drive to the village of Sesimbra to begin your kayaking adventure. Once you've gotten set up with all necessary equipment and listened to some brief instructions from your guide, paddle up the coast of Arrábida Natural Park, the area with the highest limestone cliffs in Europe. Learn about these incredible rock formations as you go. Over 18 million years old, the Arrábida limestone cliffs and the incredible calcarium landscape they form are the basis for the word "California," for which the U.S. state is named. With this landscape as your background, journey up the coast, marveling at the numerous pristine beaches tucked away in coves at the base of the cliffs. Spot caves and rocky passages as your guide regales you with local lore. Arrive at Ribeiro do Cavalo beach, awash in beautiful colors and hidden away in a narrow cove with picturesque rock formation...

    It was an amazing experience. Physically tiring but totally worth it. Prepare for sharpening coordination skills with your co-traveler.

  • From Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak and Caves Tour

    2. From Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak and Caves Tour

    Depart from Sesimbra and discover the beauty of Arrábida Natural Park. Enter the protected area to explore the different types of habitats, from the mountains to the sea. Venture along the coast by kayak to locate sacred caves that are only accessible by boat. Encounter small beaches of breathtaking beauty as you make your way towards the remarkable karst formation of the Gruta do Frade. Soak up the amazing scenery and get up close to the impressive rock formations with the help of your guide. Then, make your way back towards Sesimbra and stop at the tranquil beach of Ribeiro do Cavalo. Enjoy a snack and go for a swim in the transparent waters, surrounded by breathtaking rocks. Taste some typical sweets from the region to end your amazing experience.

    Fantastic 3 hours of Kayaking with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Great value and fantastic scenery with a small private beach stop too...!

  • From Lisbon: Nature Park of Arrábida Kayak Tour

    3. From Lisbon: Nature Park of Arrábida Kayak Tour

    Leave the hectic pace of Lisbon city center behind and journey to one of the city's best kept secrets to kayak along the coast. Prepare your kayaks and other equipment on arrival and begin your journey to a wild and undiscovered beach. Reconnect with the natural world at the coastal Nature Park of Arrábida, situated between Sesimbra, Setúbal, Palmela and the sea.  Paddle or snorkel in the sea, or relax and enjoy a picnic on Praia dos Galapinhos, named the best beach in Europe in the 2017 European Best Destinations award. Get breathtaking views of the rugged cliffs and emerald-blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Return to Lisbon, amazed that paradise was only 40 minutes away!   

    To all those who love adventure this is for you!! A jam packed day, kayaking the beaches surrounding the Nature Park. Nunu and Hermes our guides were simply awesome. They also prepared lunch for us in a beautiful secluded beach of Arrabida. Definitely worth every Euro! Unfortunately the weather was a bit ugly with rain and clouds in the beginning but then the sun came out and it turned into a beautiful paradise :)! Thank you so much to both of you :)

  • Lisbon: Sesimbra Kayak Discovery Experience

    4. Lisbon: Sesimbra Kayak Discovery Experience

    This discovery tour by kayak is 3-hour guided tour which begins from the Bork outdoor center in Sesimbra Harbour. The tour travels through the Bay of Sesimbra, before also traveling along the beautiful coast of Arrabida Nature Park and Luiz de Saldanha Maritime Reserve. Your guide/instructor will help you find your way, as you explore the cliffs, caves, and other geological wonders during the tour. You’ll also have time to rest and enjoy a snack on Praia do Ribeiro do Cavalo, one of Portugal’s areas which contains crystal clear waters. You will then paddle back toward Sesimbra Harbour, where your tour began. This tour by kayak is the best way to have fun with family and friends while admiring unique landscapes and taking amazing souvenir photos.

    5-star experience, amazing, helpful guide, beautiful beach and ocean! Thank you Miguel for making our holiday memorable! We will come back definitely to go for a dolhins watch! ;)

  • Lisbon Coast Guided Kayak Tour

    5. Lisbon Coast Guided Kayak Tour

    Experience the beautiful coast of Lisbon and see its historic coastal castles by kayak. Learn the basics of paddling and other techniques to make your experience as fun as possible. Paddle from Oeiras Harbor in the western part of the metropolitan area and see some of the most famous beaches, such as Praia de Carcavelos. Marvel at Saint Julian's Fort and the castles of Santo Amora and São João das Maias from the water. Discover the sheltered beach of Praia das Fontainhas along the way. Cool down with a dive in the crystal clear waters. Choose the length of your tour to suit your schedule, subject to the weather conditions, and benefit from the services of experienced guides, certified by the Portuguese Canoe and Kayak Federation.  

    Inês is very helpful. At the group we were 2 people. She helped me to have a dive which is a great experience. We stayed almost 2 hours and half at water. Absolutely will come back!

  • Berlengas The Atlantic Frontier: Day Tour from Lisbon

    6. Berlengas The Atlantic Frontier: Day Tour from Lisbon

    On this full-day excursion you'll start at the city of Peniche, a traditional fishing village, where you'll find a boat waiting to take your group to Berlenga Island. After arriving at the island, you’ll then board a smaller boat in order to see St. John the Baptist Fort. Built in the 17th century, the fort was an important part of the shore defence system. Hear stories about the brave soldiers who defended it during the attack by the Spanish fleet. Take a walk back to the port along the authorized paths of the nature reserve, admiring the amazing views in this UNESCO Biosphere Heritage Site. At the port, you’ll have some free time for lunch (not included), or for a quick swim or snorkeling (equipment provided) at the beach nearby. There is just 1 restaurant on the Island, but it is of good quality and fresh fish is always available. If you bring a snack with you on the trip, you’ll f...

    Experience was amazing the tour guide picked me up on time and was very explanatory about the city of Lisbon and the history of Portugal on out way to the boat. Boat ride was little bumpy but very comfortable. The tour guide was very kind to give us sea sick pill as soon as we got in the van to avoid the sea sick for those who have. But it really worth the boat ride to the island with an incredible view of the ocean, plus when you get there the tour in the island is great along with time for you to snorkeling, kayaking and swim. I had an amazing day!

  • Arrábida: Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience

    7. Arrábida: Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience

    Take in a unique experience designed for those who want adventure and nature activities. The region of the Arrábida Natural Park and the Marine Park Luiz Saldanha offers the ideal conditions for Kayaking: good weather, clear and transparent waters, and a vast sea coast to explore.  Enjoy 2 hours of kayaking along the coast where you can admire one of the most scenic views of Portugal. Enjoy the quiet and narrow beaches between rocks and secret caves along the Serra da Arrábida.  Stop at Pedra da Anicha, a small island of clear and transparent waters. Take your time to snorkel and explore the great biological diversity, cracks, and underwater cavities that provide an excellent diving experience.

    Very peaceful morning kayaking close to the shore and snorkelling. We saw sea urchin, fish and sea cucumber. Our guides Filipa and Andrea were lovely.

  • Lisbon: Full-Day Sesimbra Kayak Tour with Picnic

    8. Lisbon: Full-Day Sesimbra Kayak Tour with Picnic

    The Sesimbra Tour starts from a meeting point in Lisbon (Rua Jardim do Tabaco, number 2). Head to Sesimbra, a small fisherman's village, and set off from its port. Start paddling to reach beautiful cliffs, turquoise green waters, caves, and an inaccessible and wild beach, known as Ribeiro do Cavalo. On your tour, benefit from a transfer from the meeting point, a picnic lunch with fruits, water, sandwiches and juices at the beach, snorkeling masks to watch the exotic fish around the corals, and enjoy beach games.

    We had an amazing time, highlight of our trip to Lisbon. Highly recommend, the tour guides are funny and helpful. Lunch is lovely and it’s a very relaxed day with kayaking, games and snorkelling if and when you want to.

  • Arrábida Natural Park: Wild Canoeing from Sesimbra

    9. Arrábida Natural Park: Wild Canoeing from Sesimbra

    Get in harmony with nature on a canoe trip through the Luís Saldanha Marine Park in the Arrábida Natural Park and see one of the most beautiful cliffs in Europe from a different perspective. Paddle along the coastline of Sesimbra and around the magnificent landscape, dominated by impressive escarpments and inlets. Encounter the marine life and discover the sea caves, pristine beaches and coves of the rugged landscape. Benefit from the services of a guide with expert knowledge of the region and learn all its secrets. Enjoy a 30-minute break to relax on a deserted beach before returning to Sesimbra. 

    Nice activity at the beautiful coast, guides speak English very well. The sea is still cold in august, but good to swim.

  • Lisbon: Full-Day Arrabida Kayak Tour with Picnic

    10. Lisbon: Full-Day Arrabida Kayak Tour with Picnic

    This crossing starts from Praia do Creiro, and from there, paddle towards Praia dos Galapos, Pedra da Anixa, and Galapinhos, considered in 2017 as the most beautiful beach in Europe according to European Best Destinations. In Praia dos Coelhos, one of the most beautiful and wild beaches of the region, sit down to enjoy a picnic that includes fruits, juices, and sandwiches. Strap on some snorkeling masks to dive down and watch the exotic fish, play beach games, and enjoy the afternoon in one of the most beautiful places on the Portuguese coast. 

    the trip itself was amazing, great sightseeing, good food, nice drinks. and its always fun to kayak... but what made me give this tour 5/5was the tour guides. absoloutely awesome people, they made sure all of us were bonding quickly, that we laughed alot and that everyone felt safe during the entire trip. we even ended the long trip by grabbing dinner at a local restaurant with one of the guides.

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What people are saying about Lisbon Metropolitan Area

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 174 reviews

5-star experience, amazing, helpful guide, beautiful beach and ocean! Thank you Miguel for making our holiday memorable! We will come back definitely to go for a dolhins watch! ;)

Fantastic 3 hours of Kayaking with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Great value and fantastic scenery with a small private beach stop too...!

Great experiance! Very well organized, amazing landscape! Definitely recommendation!

It was a very nice trip and the guide was very friendly! I definitely recommend it!

Annabelle is an excellent guide and I had a lot of fun kayaking with her.