Water activity

Cabo de Gata: Kayaking and Swimming Excursion

4.3 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: Cabo de Gata Activo

Cabo de Gata: Kayaking and Swimming Excursion

Activity provider: Cabo de Gata Activo

From US$ 44.12 per person

Kayak along the stunning Cabo de Gata and through the Nijar Natural Park. Learn about the flora and fauna native to the region.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Take in panoramic views of the coast from the sea
  • Explore one of Spain's most pristine natural areas
  • Learn about the wildlife and geology of the area
  • Go on an adventurous tour including kayaking
Full description
Get to know the magnificent Cabo de Gata and Níjar Natural Park from the sea. Explore the coastline by kayak before snorkeling in the clear waters an observing the underwater landscape. Before embarking, learn basic paddling and kayaking techniques and listen to safety instructions. Venture out down the coast, spotting a number of coves and rock formation that are inaccessible by land and only visible from the sea. Navigate in and out of rocky caves. Get up close to sheer volcanic cliffs. Learn about the wildlife and geology of the natural park, one of most protected areas in Spain due to ecological, historical, anthropological, and geological significance.  Stop in a hidden cove in the marine reserve to go swimming before paddling back to the beach where you started.
  • Refreshments (bottle of fresh water)
  • Goggles and snorkel tube (on request)
  • FHD + quality photo album downloadable on the supplier's website (including underwater photos)
  • Theoretical mini-course (paddling and sea kayaking techniques)
  • Live tour with commentary
  • Insurance
  • Support satellite boat
  • Double kayak, paddle and vest
  • Transfers to the meeting point
Not suitable for
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • 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 are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

You will receive the exact meeting point by Whatsapp the day before the tour. The meeting point and route are subject to the wind the day of the tour. For days with east wind it will be in La Fabriquilla or Agua Amarga. For days with a west wind, it will be the Cala del Cuervo in Las Negras or the Cala del Embarcadero in Los Escullos.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • You must be able to swim and paddle
  • You must provide an operating Whatsapp contact number with the international code when booking
  • You will receive the exact meeting point by WhatsApp the day before the tour
  • The meeting point and route are subject to the wind the day of the tour
  • You can bring your own snorkeling equipment and if the weather allows it you will be able to enjoy some snorkeling
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

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We booked in his trip for a birthday surprise for a 68 fit year old! All relaxed, full instructions given then off we went into the kayack with iced water given also. We traveled around the coast being given the history and photos taken en route. Snorkeling came in a bay half way where we saw fish. Then back. Very good morning out and definitely recommend this as easy to book and full support at all times during the session.

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September 13, 2021

Esta semana de septiembre hicimos mi pareja y yo la actividad de Kayak + Snorkel. La realizamos con Dani y Javi, unos chicos encantadores. Salimos muy contentos, porque nos hicieron la actividad muy amena. No era la primera vez que realizaba una actividad en kayak con una empresa y no tiene nada que ver. Nos llevaron por cuevas y nos explicaron muchas cosas de interés sobre el parque natural de Cabo de Gata e hicimos una parada para realizar snorkel en el Playazo de Rodalquilar. Y al principio nos explicaron como usar el remo y qué hacer en cualquier circunstancia para personas que era la primera vez que cogían un kayak. Nos hicieron sentir seguros y nos divertimos con ellos. Fue una experiencia muy divertida y entretenida.

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September 17, 2022


Route from Las Negras to El Playazo de Rodalquilar. Magnificent landscape with cliffs and caves. 3 guides (2 in kayak, 1 in boat) very friendly with whom you have a good time. They lend masks and snorkels to enjoy swimming time in El Playazo. Quiet pace.

August 18, 2022

Product ID: 224559