Water activity

Lisbon: Sesimbra Kayak Discovery Experience

4.9 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: BORK

Lisbon: Sesimbra Kayak Discovery Experience

Activity provider: BORK
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From US$ 51.30 per person

Likely to sell out

Take a 3-hour guided kayaking tour of the Sesimbra Coast. You can explore cliffs, caves, and other geological wonders whilst admiring the area's crystal clear waters and unique landscapes.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Instructor
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
There are two pickup locations. Pickup from Praça Dom Pedro is at 9:00 AM. The other pickup location is in front of the Amoreiras Shopping Center at 9:15 AM, in the blue marked parking area in front of the Lycée Français Charles Lepierre.

Experience

Highlights
  • Paddle through the nature park of Arrabida and the Maritime Reserve
  • Explore the cliffs, caves, and other geological wonders
  • Have fun with family and friends
  • Take souvinir photos along the way
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional instructor
  • Snacks and water
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors

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Meeting point

BORK Kayak & Outdoor Centre Sesimbra The meeting point is the first company on your right when arriving at the Harbour of Sesimbra. It´s left of the TicTic restaurant.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof camera
  • Biodegradable sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please bring your passport or ID card
  •  You can bring a towel and dry clothes if you wish to take a shower after the activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 54 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This was such a fun activity! I was solo traveling and booked this tour with no prior kayaking experience. I eventually teamed up with a fellow traveler and everything went smoothly. 3 hours of kayaking could be an intense activity for a first-timer but once you reach Praia do Ribeiro do Cavalo, you can decide to rest there or go further to explore more caves. I opted for the latter. Then we went back to the beach to rest for a while and we ate this delicious snack to regain our energy. Our guide Annabelle was great! She picked us up in the agreed location in Lisbon (please note that there are only two pick-up and drop off locations at the time of this writing, so make sure to choose either one of those addresses). Annabelle was also assisted by Rodrigo since there were kids with us. They both made sure that nobody would be left behind while kayaking, so it was very safe. Annabelle also took tons of photos and shared them with us after the tour. 5/5 would kayak with them again!

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August 11, 2022

This was amazing! It was so cool to discover Sesimbra by kayak - the dramatic rocks, the small caves and the remote beach! The crew was amazing, and they even gave us lots of tips for the rest of our journey. The kayak-guides were very responsive to everyone's needs, took a lot of pictures of us and guided the group in a fun and interesting way through the experience. We had a stop at the beach with the mentioned cookies, and we could go for a swim in the water. We never wanted it to end! We've done some kayaking before in rivers and lakes, so we already knew we liked kayaking, but since the guides adjusts the tempo for the group you don't need to be experienced. That is the only negative things about it, if you're a fast paddler and you're in a group with beginners you might find it a little bit slow. Then I would recommend to contact them and ask about which experience to choose. I would recommend this to anyone who think it sounds fun!!

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August 10, 2022

The nature where we kayaked is beautiful! The equipment was ok. The group was big but with three guides, it felt ok. The cookies we had on the beach tasted delightful =) Our guide Annabelle took lots of pictures during the tour and shared those with everyone afterwards, which I appreciated. The pickup location in the city is not super easy to know as our Google Maps showed two different spots on two different devices, by using the address we received. And we were not the only ones to have issues with that, it seemed. So it would be great to share a screenshot of the map or something similar, to help people know where exactly to go.

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July 27, 2022

Product ID: 272562