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EuropePortugalLisbon DistrictLisbonSetúbal DistrictSesimbra

From Lisbon: Full Day Arrábida Sea Kayak Tour

By kayaking in Arrábida you will be surprised with the astonishing and dramatic landscape. We will explore caves and narrow passages, have a pic-nic in a lost beach yet not missing the Sesimbra’s castle and the Sesimbra’s fish market.

We start the day picking you up at your hotel in our air conditioning van.
We drive for about 30 minutes to the town of Sesimbra and take a short walk on the sea boulevard until we reach the local fish and fruit market.
From here and a special pastry shop on the side of it we get some fruit and delicious pastries for the pic-nic (pic-nic not included).
We prepare our gear on the beach and start paddling out of Sesimbra’s fishing and recreational harbor. We paddle along the coast exploring little inlets, caves, narrow passages and rocks until we reach na isolated beach where we go for a swim and have the pic-nic.
After some relaxing time sunbathing or swimming, we paddle back and reach Sesimbra’s beach again.
We drive to the Castle of Sesimbra, built above the old town, and take a short walk visiting the castle.

If you feel like getting a bit active to fully enjoy the natural side of the Portuguese capital and yet not miss the rich cultural and historical heritage, our Arrábida kayak Tour will delight you.

Our tours are in English by definition.

Suitable for children. The water is flat and there are no currents. We have children’s life jackets. Babies and small kids can go on a third seat between the parents’ seats

- What Will You Do

- 9:30 AM: Meeting at the Meeting Point in Lisbon and start 1 hour drive to Azeitão.
- 10:30 AM: Free hour to buy a pic-nic in a pastry and visit around the town.
- 11:30 AM: Kayak Tour start.
- 4:45 PM: Kayak Tour finish and 1 hour transfer back to Lisbon enjoying the views.

- What Is Included

- Guide.
- Insurance.
- All taxes.
- All necessary equipment.
- Transfer from and to your Lisbon hotel (other regions, please send a message for a quote).

- What Is Not Included

- Lunch (we will have time to buy some food for the pic-nic at the beach).

- Transfers

We can pick up you in your Lisbon hotel or accommodation but if you are in other place near Lisbon, please contact us to check if it will be possible pick up you from there. Just send us a message through this page.

11 reviews

  1. Dia fantástico!

    Iniciamos o tour com uma visita ao mercado e à vila de Sesimbra. O tour de Kayak começou na praia do ouro onde navegamos sempre junto ao rochedo até à praia do cavalo do ribeiro. Fizemos uma longa pausa e foi nos oferecido uma torta de Azeitão e melão. Continuamos junto à costa até uma gruta onde fizemos uma nova pausa, desta vez dentro do kayak. Regressamos à praia do ouro onde terminamos o tour a visitar o castelo de Sesimbra e foi nos oferecido um Moscatel. Este é um tour em que pode ficar a conhecer mais um canto escondido de Portugal, acompanhado por guias experientes (nós fomos com o André e o André) que explicam toda a parte histórica do percurso e mantém um ambiente descontraído e relaxado, fazendo desta uma experiência a repetir.

  2. My reason for visiting Portugal

    My daughter and I had a great time kayaking with Andre. The tour was perfect and well thought. In addition to seeing the beauty of the water we were able to enjoy a picnic on a secluded beach, visit a local village, and take in the scenery of the local village from a nearby castle. I only wish the weather was better so we could see the beauty beyond the village. We did not rent a car while visiting so to have Andre pick us up and drop us off was ideal.

  3. A fantastic day in a stunning landscape.

    The Arrabida sea kayaking tour is a wonderful experience. Our guide drove us to Sesimbra where we bought lunch and heard a little about the history of the town. We then set off in kayaks to a fantastic beach, difficult to reach by land. It was totally idyllic. We paddled close to the shore, with our guide pointing out some aspects of the geology of the landscape, which is stunningly beautiful. It was a perfect balance of activity and relaxation, as we rested on the beach to have lunch before paddling back. It was fascinating to sea so many fish in some of the waters we paddled through. A bonus was to visit the castle in Sesimbra which our guide was extremely knowledgeable about. It was an interesting stop-off and afforded a brilliant view of this sparkling stretch of coastline. I would thoroughly recommend this tour and the Lisbon Bike Tours and Outdoors Company, who were excellent at communicating and accommodating our needs. Our guide Adrien, was superb; friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. A fantastic and memorable day.

  4. Arrabida Sea Kayak Tour, una experiencia inolvidable

    Nos recogieron con puntualidad en el hotel. Íbamos dos furgonetas: alemanes, italianos, canadienses,… El trayecto a Sesimbra es de unos 25 Km. Al llegar allí te dejan tiempo libre. Montamos en kayaks por parejas, mi mujer con nuestro hijo de 13 y yo con nuestro hijo de 9. El mar estaba calmado y muy limpio. Llegamos a una cala paradisíaca donde comimos, nos bañamos y descansamos 1 hora y media. El guía era muy amable y atento, una persona culta que además tuvo la deferencia de hablarnos en español a pesar de que el tour se hace en inglés.

  5. Arrabida Sea Kayak

    Brilliant day sea kayaking…the guides were wonderful, very professional and made everyone feel immediately comfortable. With the double kayaks and calm seas the tour is suitable for all levels of paddler. Beautiful coastline and an amazing beach to pull up on for lunch.

  6. Awesome Kayaking in Arrabida

    We had a lovely one day kayak experience on the Atlantic. It is a stunning place to go for an easy paddling, perfect for beginners, but the scenery makes it lovely for seasoned paddlers as well. Our guide André was really good company, fun, and easy-going. He is an excellent guide with good knowldge of the region, and full of surprises! Thanks for the kayaking, and for Lisbon experiences as well!

  7. Amazing Kayak tour

    The Kayak tour was a highlight of our trip! The landscape is breathtakingly beautiful. Andre was a great guide, and he is very passionate about Lisbon. He gave us lots of great insights. He took us to a small local market, which was very authentic. We had great fun paddling and picnicking.

  8. Great guides!

    The weather wasn’t great but the guides made the best of it for us. They were exuberant and cheery and they knew their local history! They were punctual for the pick-up and they engaged us in conversation the whole time. They were sincerely interested in making sure we had a great visit to Lisbon.

  9. Wonderful Kayak Tour!

    We always like to get off the beaten path a little when on vacation, and our kayak tour with Lorenzo did not disappoint! Our guide, Lorenzo, was wonderful. It was a little colder than usual, and I loved that he seemed well prepared as a guide—he provided us windbreakers, water, a wonderful pastry, and an ease for understanding how to properly kayak. We enjoyed every minute and would definitely recommend it if you would like to get out of Lisbon a bit and see the beautiful coastline! Thanks Lorenzo!

  10. Wonderful Experience

    This was a wonderful tour! Our guide Lorenzo was very informative and pleasant. If you are looking to see a different side of Portugal outside the tourist attractions of Lisbon, highly recommend. The sites are beautiful and Lorenzo is willing to tailor the pace of the kayaking to the needs of the group but it does involve a few hours of physical activity. Overall great day!

  11. One of Our Favorite Activities

    We had limited time is Lisbon but wanted to do something active and on the water, so we took a chance and booked this tour and we’re sooooo glad that we did. The guides were wonderful. The market they take you to is small but has everything you should need for a picnic. You won’t get to experience the incredibly gorgeous coast any other way. It was truly breath taking. They are double Kayaks, which I was hoping for. The beach you kayak to is worth the 30 minutes of paddling it takes to get there. We are happy we spent 1 of our 4 days in the area doing this.

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