Water activity

Navarino Bay: Sea Kayaking with Lunch

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Explore Greece

Navarino Bay: Sea Kayaking with Lunch

Activity provider: Explore Greece

From US$ 87.28 per person

This is a half day sea kayaking trip in one of the most spectacular areas of the Peloponnese in southern Greece. Paddle your kayak at a relaxed pace, explore sea caves, visit remote islets, and stop for swimming and snorkeling at a secluded beach.

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Duration 4 hours
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Instructor
English, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore beautiful rock formations and sea caves
  • Relax on a hidden cove with a deserted beach
  • Paddle in a place of great natural beauty
  • Discover the natural beauty of southern Greece
Full description
Navarino Bay lies in front of the town of Pylos. It is a natural harbor where the island of Sphacteria stands as a wave breaker, protecting the bay from winds of the open Ionian Sea. The bay offers ideal conditions for Sea Kayaking trips, especially for beginners. The bay itself is a place of incredible natural beauty, with an impressive landscape, warm, crystal clear, waters and golden sandy beaches where sea turtles often return to lay their eggs. Sea kayaking here is a must definitely do without a doubt. Meet your guides at Divari beach just a few kilometers away from the charming village of Gialova. Your guide will brief you on paddling techniques, safety measures, and equipment. Soon we shall hop on our kayaks for a trip around the Navarino bay like never before. Heading west we paddle towards the imposing Rock, the islet located at the south side of the bay. The Rock is also a place of nesting and resting place for many species of birds. We admire its impressive natural stone arch and visit a few of its sea caves and galleries. Our next stop is the unhabituated island of Sphacteria. Here, we jump out of our kayaks, stretch our legs and walk to the island’s viewpoint for taking pictures of an idyllic landscape and for story-telling. A few minutes later we shall make a stop at a secluded beach for swimming and snorkeling, and why not some cliff diving for those who feel more adventurous. Here we shall also taste our homemade picnic of local delicacies and relax under the sun. After this energy pumped stop, we will paddle back to the starting point to end an amazing day in the tranquility of Navarino Bay.
Includes
  • Full sea kayak equipment; boat, paddle, life jacket, spray-skirt, waterproof jacket
  • Extra equipment: waterproof bags and cases, pumps and paddle float
  • Snorkeling equipment (masks & snorkels)
  • Land-based safety and instructional briefing
  • Sea kayaking paddling instructions
  • Qualified BC 3-5 Star sea kayak leader who also holds first aid certificate.
  • Picnic with freshly baked bread fruits and vegetables, homemade olive oil, and cheese
  • Photographs from the trip
  • Liability insurance
  • All taxes
  • Transfers from/to your hotel

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  • Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water, a hat, t-shirt, sunscreen, towel, change of clothes, swimsuit, and flip flops
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Great guide!

Nice tour with a lot of waves and wind, which made it exciting. Our guide Fotis was great and our lunch very tasteful. Just one note: the route itself was somewhat common. In other tours in Greece (Corfu and the other islands) we had more caves, blue lagoons, etc. Nevertheless a great day!!!

May 12, 2019

We were a small group of only 4 people + guide. It is already very commendable that the tour was carried out with only a few participants. It was very pleasant and had a certain individuality.

July 4, 2022

It was an absolutely brilliant morning and early afternoon! Very friendly and competent instructors. Thank you for this day. Lea/Antony

July 17, 2021

Product ID: 164769