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Navarino Bay: Sea Kayaking with Lunch

4.7 / 5

13 reviews

Navarino Bay: Sea Kayaking with Lunch

Activity provider: Explore Messinia
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From US$ 83.69 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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English, Greek


  • 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
Sea kayaking in Navarino Bay offers you the experience of remoteness with a visit to the island of Sphacteria. You will explore beautiful rock formations and sea caves, relax on a hidden cove with a deserted beach and hopefully spot some migrant birds sea turtles or seals. Your trip begins from the marina of Pylos. Before departing, you will be briefed on trip details, kayak paddling techniques, and safety measures. Soon you will be paddling by the town of Pylos and the castle of Niokastro heading towards the Tsihli Baba, an imposing monolithic islet with an impressive rock arch formed at its northern tip. Weather permitting, you will circumnavigate the islet, visit a few of its sea caves and paddle through its tunnels and arches. Your next stop will be the one and only accessible from the sea beach of the island of Sphacteria. During your stop there will be enough time to swim, snorkel, sunbathe, rest and enjoy a picnic with freshly baked bread organic, garden-grown fruits and vegetables, homemade olive oil, and cheese. Once the lunch stop is over you will paddle back to the starting point to end an adventurous day spent in the tranquility of the Navarino Bay.
  • 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
  • Waterproof camera and photographs from the trip
  • Liability insurance
  • All taxes
  • Transfers from/to your hotel
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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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

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4.7 /5

based on 13 reviews

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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

Price quality not good. Nice guide but you stay alone in the bay and there are no special places where you would not come so quickly. So moderate if you pay a relatively large amount of money for it.

July 25, 2020

Recommended. Wonderful kayak trip at Giolava. With a wonderful picnic on the island and time for swimming and snorkeling. It took 4 hours but we were even longer on the road. Not too heavy too, doable. Recommended

August 1, 2019

Product ID: 164769