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From Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak Tour with Lunch

1. From Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak Tour with Lunch

Leave the city behind for a day and journey to one of the city's best-kept secrets of Lisbon. Kayak along the Arrábida Natural Park coastline. Prepare your kayaks and other equipment on arrival and begin your journey to a wild and undiscovered beach. Reconnect with the natural world at the coastal Nature Park of Arrábida, situated between Sesimbra, Setúbal, Palmela and the sea.  Paddle or snorkel in the sea, or relax and enjoy a picnic on Praia dos Galapinhos, named the best beach in Europe in the 2017 European Best Destinations award.  Get breathtaking views of the rugged cliffs and emerald-blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Return to Lisbon, amazed that paradise was only 40 minutes away.

Lisbon: Kayaking and Snorkeling Adventure

2. Lisbon: Kayaking and Snorkeling Adventure

Maximize your time in Lisbon by experiencing a memorable adventure in the Arrabida Natural Park, and have fun with friends and family kayaking, snorkeling, and exploring caves. Glide along the crystal clear waters of Arrabida in your kayak and enjoy several breaks to explore caves and take an optional opportunity to jump from a cliff. Snorkel next to the iconic Anicha Rock, one of the most recognizable features in the park, and look out for bountiful sea life around you. Relax as you enjoy several breaks to enjoy coffee and snacks, and soak in the fantastic views as you cross the Portuguese answer to the Golden Gate Bridge to and from the park.

Lisbon: Sesimbra Kayak Discovery Experience

3. 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.

Lisbon: Arrábida All-Inclusive Kayak Adventure Tour

4. Lisbon: Arrábida All-Inclusive Kayak Adventure Tour

Discover Arrabida Natural Park in this unforgettable adventure experience. Enjoy amazing natural locations, the relics of the Blue Coast, and the panoramic view from the Arrábida Mountain on a guided kayak tour. The day begins with your pickup at the meeting location. Following a quick equipment stop, it’s off to Portinho Bay, an old pirate cove that will fill you with a sense of mystery and adventure.  Once the kayak is loaded up with all the food and gear necessary to make sure you’re always safe, warm, and refreshed – the adventure truly begins. Kayak along a limestone coastline and past cliffside beaches, where you’ll have the opportunity to cliff jump, snorkel in the clear waters or explore caves like adventurers of old. For lunch, take a break at the beach and enjoy a picnic. Then explore the mountain and search out the very best views for taking pics. As evening sets, homemade wine and grape juice and traditionally-grilled chorizo will serve as the perfect ending to your adventure-filled day. 

Lisbon Coast Guided Kayak Tour

5. Lisbon Coast Guided Kayak Tour

Experience the beautiful coast of Lisbon and see its historic coastal castles by kayak. Learn the basics of paddling and other techniques to make your experience as fun as possible. Paddle from Oeiras Harbor in the western part of the metropolitan area and see some of the most famous beaches, such as Praia de Carcavelos. Marvel at Saint Julian's Fort and the castles of Santo Amora and São João das Maias from the water. Discover the sheltered beach of Praia das Fontainhas along the way. Cool down with a dive in the crystal clear waters. Choose the length of your tour to suit your schedule, subject to the weather conditions, and benefit from the services of experienced guides, certified by the Portuguese Canoe and Kayak Federation.  

Arrábida Full-Day Yacht Tour from Lisbon

6. Arrábida Full-Day Yacht Tour from Lisbon

Climb aboard an 8-passenger yacht for a full-day tour of the stunning Arrábida Natural Park south of Lisbon. Following pickup from your hotel, transfer to Arrábida in the Setubal Municipality, and marvel at wide-ranging views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sado Estuary. Keep a look out for dolphins and rare birds, jump overboard for an invigorating swim, or enjoy snorkeling and sunbathing activities. Marvel at the transparent blue of the ocean waves, and enjoy the view of the beautiful mountains to the north. Locals call this the “Portuguese Riviera” because it resembles the Mediterranean Sea. If you're feeling adventurous you can try out the available kayaks or stand up paddle boards. For lunch, go on shore in the picturesque Portinho da Arrábida and try the fishermen's fresh fish catch of the day. Alternatively, bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic on the beach, or even onboard.

Lisbon: Full-Day Sesimbra Kayak Tour with Picnic

7. Lisbon: Full-Day Sesimbra Kayak Tour with Picnic

The Sesimbra Tour starts from a meeting point in Lisbon (Rua Jardim do Tabaco, number 2). Head to Sesimbra, a small fisherman's village, and set off from its port. Start paddling to reach beautiful cliffs, turquoise green waters, caves, and an inaccessible and wild beach, known as Ribeiro do Cavalo. On your tour, benefit from a transfer from the meeting point, a picnic lunch with fruits, water, sandwiches and juices at the beach, snorkeling masks to watch the exotic fish around the corals, and enjoy beach games.

Oeiras Coast: Stand Up Paddleboarding near Lisbon

8. Oeiras Coast: Stand Up Paddleboarding near Lisbon

Experience the latest craze in water sports activities and discover what it feels like to stand on water! Take advantage of the Mediterranean climate of the Estoril Coast and get a full workout during an amazing standup paddleboarding session in Oeiras. Bring the family or your friends for a day of fun on the water. Oeiras Marina is the perfect location to learn the basics of standup paddleboarding or develop your endurance for longer paddles with the help of experienced guides. Master fundamental skills such as how to balance on your board, paddle across the sea and steer in the water. Learn how to respond when you fall, and the best recovery techniques!

Lisbon: Full-Day Arrabida Kayak Tour with Picnic

9. Lisbon: Full-Day Arrabida Kayak Tour with Picnic

This crossing starts from Praia do Creiro, and from there, paddle towards Praia dos Galapos, Pedra da Anixa, and Galapinhos, considered in 2017 as the most beautiful beach in Europe according to European Best Destinations. In Praia dos Coelhos, one of the most beautiful and wild beaches of the region, sit down to enjoy a picnic that includes fruits, juices, and sandwiches. Strap on some snorkeling masks to dive down and watch the exotic fish, play beach games, and enjoy the afternoon in one of the most beautiful places on the Portuguese coast. 

Lisbon: Full-Day Kayak Tour with Picnic and Transfer

10. Lisbon: Full-Day Kayak Tour with Picnic and Transfer

Enjoy an amazing experience by kayaking at the most beautiful beaches and landscapes of Europe. Get equipped with everything you need to have an amazing and unforgettable day on your trip in Portugal! Join a journey to a secret, wild, and undiscovered beach only 45 minutes from Lisbon, also known by many as the pearl of the Atlantic. By the sea of Arrabida, the beach was considered by European Best Destinations as the best of Europe in 2017, thanks to its emerald and blue waters, beautiful cliffs, and an endless ocean. Paddle, enjoy the sun, have a picnic and try your hand at snorkeling in one of the most amazing spots on the Portuguese Coast and the North Atlantic Ocean, all departing from Lisbon city center!

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4.6 / 5

based on 646 reviews

This was a wonderful excursion from Lisbon! Our guide João was extremely fun and knowledgeable and took great care of us. We kayaked for about two hours total and saw some caves with the option to jump off a low cliff along the way. We then stopped by a small beach and had a picnic lunch (lots of food options available!) and stayed for another few hours with options to swim, snorkel, play beach sports, or just lay in the sun. A beautiful day, and a great change of pace from the city!

What a great day that was! We've seen some amazing caves and just seeing all those things makes your whole day. The guides were funny and we had a nice group of people. All in all, a great trip!

We were fortunate enough to have Rodrigo as our kayaking guy. He was informative and made our journey very Interesting. I would recommend this to her to others.

We were completely satisfied and had a wonderful day. Great excursion with very friendly captain

Lovely people - quality kit - they have all you need - highly recommended john h ‍♀️‍♀️‍♀️