Water activity

São Miguel Island: Sete Cidades Kayak Rental

4.7 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: Azores For All

São Miguel Island: Sete Cidades Kayak Rental

Activity provider: Azores For All
Likely to sell out

From US$ 5.04 per group up to 2

Likely to sell out

Paddle a canoe around the enchanted Blue Lake of Sete Cidades. Be dazzled by the magical colors of both the Blue and Green Lakes, and delight in the wonderful natural surroundings of a lake situated in a volcanic crater.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 30 minutes - 2 hours
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Host or greeter
English, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal
  • Canoe on the Blue Lake in a volcanic crater
  • Marvel at the stunning nature of São Miguel Island
Full description
Venture onto the Lake of Sete Cidades, one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Savor breathtaking natural scenery aboard your canoe on a lake embedded in the crater of an amazing volcano. According to an ancient legend, this stunning lake was the result of a failed love story between a shepherd and a princess who were not meant to be together. The last time they met, the princess, who had blue eyes, cried so much that the Blue Lake was formed, while the shepherd's tears gave birth to the Green Lake. Admire the mystical colors of the 2 lakes located on the western part of São Miguel Island, and paddle your canoe out on the Blue Lake. Have fun canoeing for 30 minutes, 1 hour, or 2 hours, depending on the option selected.
  • Canoe
  • Vest
  • Flippers
  • Insurance
  • Food
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • All canoes are double-seated but are also suitable for 1 person only
  • The activity takes place in the Blue Lake of Sete Cidades
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 32 reviews

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The hostess was super helpful and flexible, letting us delay the activity for the time being. The tour itself was spectacular, with breathtaking views and peaceful, relaxed surroundings. At the end of the tour we had a conversation with another host, who recommended several places outside the traditional tourist route.

October 12, 2020

Very easy to find the meeting point. The company element was waiting for us with all the equipment, answered all our questions, and even made some recommendations. The canoes are very stable, and provide security for those with little experience, as is my case. In two hours it was possible to walk around both lakes. Even with some occasional rain, the activity was very enjoyable.

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September 30, 2020

We had an amazing day kayaking Sete Cidade. The staff that met us gave us an overview of the lake and made sure we had our life jackets on properly. The kayak was in great condition. For us 1 hour was perfect.

July 2, 2022

Product ID: 253247