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Arrábida: Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience

1. 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.

Lisbon: Sesimbra Kayak Discovery Experience

2. 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.

From Lisbon: Kayak Trip to Arrabida Park

3. From Lisbon: Kayak Trip to Arrabida Park

Discover the wonders of the Sesimbra in the heart of Arrábida Natural Park on this guided trip. Explore the water by kayak and stop at the Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach for a picnic and some relaxation in the sun. Choose between the option with pickup from Lisbon or the option of meeting directly in the ancient village of Sesimbra (about a 45-minute drive from Lisbon). Once in Sesimbra, hop in a kayak (double sit on top kayaks) to go into the ocean. In both options, you'll have all the necessary equipment for kayaking, including mandatory life vests. Sesimbra is located in the heart of Arrábida Natural Park and has the most beautiful landscape in the region, filled with limestone cliffs, grouts, passages in between rock formations, and a beach to enjoy a break and soak in the sun. The first leg of the kayaking tour includes about 1.5-hours of paddling until you reach Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach. Enjoy a picnic break where you can admire the landscape in a relaxed way for about an hour. Get comfortable on a provided beach blanket. Enjoy a homemade, fresh picnic of a salad, fresh fruit, Farinha Torrada (a typical sweet from Sesimbra), and water. Options are available if you have food allergies or other restrictions (a message will be sent with extra info about the food and with extra info before the start of the trip) but by default, a chicken salad will be served. The second leg on the kayaks will bring you back to the starting point. The journey, in general, is a bit faster as you'll have some wind helping you on the return route so it should take about an hour. If you chose pickup from Lisbon you will have time to change into a dry set of clothes before going back to Lisbon for drop-off.

Sesimbra: Arrabida Natural Park & Caves Guided Kayaking Tour

4. Sesimbra: Arrabida Natural Park & Caves Guided Kayaking Tour

Venture along the caves and coves of Arrabida Natural Park on this kayaking tour from Sesimbra. Stop for beak and enjoy a snack of traditional sweets and some refreshing water. Plunge into the water at Ribeiro do Cavalo beach.  Meet your guide and get set up with high-quality kayaking gear. Stay safe and comfortable with the included backrest and life jacket. Keep your things dry with the use of a dry bag. Set off along the coast and keep an eye out for local wildlife along the way. Visit spaces that are only accessible by boat. Soak up the tranquility of the sea without the noise from a motor.  Go for a swim in the turquoise waters of the beach of Ribeiro do Cavalo. Take a walk on the beach and put your toes in the sand. Replenish with a delicious snack and some water before returning to Sesimbra.

From Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak and Caves Tour

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

Depart from Sesimbra and discover the beauty of Arrábida's Natural Park. Go into the protected area of Arrábida and explore the different types of habitats, from mountains to the sea. Venture along the coast on a kayak to discover sacred caves that are only accessible by the sea. Find a secret beach on your way towards the remarkable karst formation of Frade's cave. Enjoy the coastal landscape and get up close to the impressive rock formations with your guide's help. On our way back to Sesimbra, stop on the peaceful beach of Ribeira do Cavalo. Enjoy a snack and swim in the transparent and calm waters, surrounded by dramatic rock formations. Taste some typical sweets from the region to cap off this amazing experience.

Sesimbra: Kayak Tour to Secret Beaches and Caves

6. Sesimbra: Kayak Tour to Secret Beaches and Caves

Start your kayak tour from Praia da Califórnia. Cross the beautiful Bay of Sesimbra and pass through the Fort of Santiago. Take in the view of Sesimbra Castle and the Forte do Cavalo lighthouse. Paddle through crystal clear waters where you'll have the chance to see marine life in their breathtaking natural habitat. Explore the huge cliffs and caves on your way to Ribeira do Cavalo Beach, Cova da Mijona Beach, Tamboril Cave and other bays that are only accessible from the sea. Stop at Ribeira do Cavalo Beach to relax, take pictures and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Get in touch with nature and come explore these unique idyllic landscapes.

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What people are saying about Sesimbra

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 440 reviews

Amazing experience, especially for the price. Our tour guide took us along the coast. We saw really cool looking caves and afterwards, he took us to a very beautiful beach. He gave us local snacks as well as juice+water. The guide was really kind and made the experience really enjoyable

This experience was just amazing! We enjoyed every minute of it. The guide is super kind and he explains everything and helps everyone in the group. The nature was breathtaking, snacks were delicious and water was refreshing. Highly recommend!

Très belle expérience, paysages magnifiques, température idéale, un guide (Afonso) des plus professionnels et passionnés! Honnêtement, cette activité est un must au Portugal.

It was a great experience and our tour guide, Martim, was amazing! We had a great time. Highly recommended! Thanks Martim!

Very nice tour, lovely views. The tour guide was very professional and kind. Highly recommended.