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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!   

From Lisbon: Kayak Trip to Arrabida Park

2. From Lisbon: Kayak Trip to Arrabida Park

Discover the wonders of the Sesimbra in the heart of Arrábida Natural Park on this guided trip. Explore the water by kayak and stop at the Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach for a picnic and some relaxation in the sun. Choose between pickup from Lisbon or meeting directly in the ancient village of Sesimbra (about a 45-minute drive from Lisbon). Once in Sesimbra, hop in a kayak to go into the ocean. Sesimbra is located in the heart of Arrábida Natural Park and has the most beautiful landscape in the region, filled with limestone cliffs, grouts, passages in between rock formations, and a beach to enjoy a break and soak in the sun. The first leg on the Kayak from the starting point is about 1.5-hours of paddling until you reach Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach. Enjoy a picnic break where you can admire the landscape in a relaxed way. Options are available if you have food allergies or other restrictions (a message will be sent with extra info about the food and with extra info before the start of the trip). The second leg on the kayaks will bring you back to the starting point. The journey in general is a bit faster as you'll have some wind helping you on the return route. If you chose pickup, get driven back to Lisbon for drop-off.

Lisbon: Kayaking and Snorkeling Adventure

3. 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: Full-Day Sesimbra Kayak Tour with Picnic

4. 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.

Lisbon: Sesimbra Kayak Discovery Experience

5. 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.

Berlengas The Atlantic Frontier: Day Tour from Lisbon

6. Berlengas The Atlantic Frontier: Day Tour from Lisbon

On this full-day excursion you'll start at the city of Peniche, a traditional fishing village, where you'll find a boat waiting to take your group to Berlenga Island. After arriving at the island, you’ll then board a smaller boat in order to see St. John the Baptist Fort. Built in the 17th century, the fort was an important part of the shore defence system. Hear stories about the brave soldiers who defended it during the attack by the Spanish fleet. Take a walk back to the port along the authorized paths of the nature reserve, admiring the amazing views in this UNESCO Biosphere Heritage Site. At the port, you’ll have some free time for lunch (not included), or for a quick swim or snorkeling (equipment provided) at the beach nearby. There is just 1 restaurant on the Island, but it is of good quality and fresh fish is always available. If you bring a snack with you on the trip, you’ll find the island’s only beach just steps away. Snorkeling here is a good option, as undersea life is abundant and the waters are calm. After lunch, you’ll have a chance to kayak around the island if you like. The island cliffs are full of caves, and you can kayak through them. For the less active, there’s the option of touring the caves in a small glass-bottom boat. Afterwards, you’ll head back the mainland for the return trip to Lisbon.

Lisbon Coast Guided Kayak Tour

7. 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.  

Lisbon: Full-Day Arrabida Kayak Tour with Picnic

8. 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

9. 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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What people are saying about Lisbon

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 646 reviews

The guides were charming and very easy to spend an afternoon with. They were kind to all of the guests, regardless of ability or experience. They were very informative about the surroundings and local history. They provided a relaxed atmosphere that was clearly meant to ensure that everyone enjoyed themselves and made good memories. It was an excellent afternoon!

Amazing!!! Stunning views, water, caves etc. Guide was super cool and friendly! The preserved National park was like a paradise! Kayaking was fun. Highly recommended for people who are visiting Lisbon who want something different other than sightseeing

Great day. Perfect weather for it too. Good tempo kayak with scenic beach for lunch. Perfect for couples, friends and those who like a good Insta Pic

Very nice people. Superb views and a nice and relaxing day. These guys do great work, make sure you make th part of your trip, you won't regret it.

The instructor was really friendly and helpful and the tour was great, we had a calm day which helped, and the beach we stopped at was beautiful.