Water activity

From Lisbon: Kayak Trip to Arrabida Park

Activity provider: MeiraProCenter

From Lisbon: Kayak Trip to Arrabida Park

Activity provider: MeiraProCenter

From US$ 68.36 per person

Travel to a village in the heart of Arrábida Natural Park and hop on a kayak for an incredible tour up a stunning coastline of limestone cliffs. Stop on a hidden beach for lunch and a swim.

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Duration 4 - 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the ancient limestone cliffs and rock formations around Sesimbra
  • Paddle your kayak through narrow tunnels and passages along the coastline
  • Visit one of the most beautiful beaches along the coast and enjoy a delicious lunch
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop off at a central point in Lisbon (if option selected)
  • All kayaking equipment
  • Picnic lunch on the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Wetsuits depending on the weather
  • Water-resistant bag for small items
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 243 lbs (110 kg)

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility, back problems, or medical restrictions regarding physical exercise
  • To ensure a top, and safe, experience, the bigger the group the more guides will join
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 123 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Fantastic time from the pickup in Lisbon. Our driver was great and told us a lot of information on our drive there and back. Kayaking was so fun and so beautiful, going along the cliffs and through the cliffs then spending time on the beach swimming, eating lunch and relaxing. Did not feel rushed at all, had the best time!! Highly recommend!

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October 12, 2022

Brilliant day out and really recommend. The transfer was super easy to find outside timeout market and all the guys were super friendly and helpful. Felt really at ease kayaking with our guide and the water is so clear we could see fish and even a dolphin swam past too. Lunch was ace on the beach and the whole day was great fun.

October 11, 2022

It was a very memorable and beautiful experience! Definitely recommend! João was a great guide and explained everything. He knew the area very well. The trip was planned and executed very well. From the pick-up in Lisbon to the Kayaking, the stop at the wonderful beach with a delicious salad, fruits and a delicious cake! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful trip!

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August 26, 2022

Product ID: 240212