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Sesimbra: Ribeiro Cavalo Beach, Caves, Natural Park by Kayak

1. Sesimbra: Ribeiro Cavalo Beach, Caves, Natural Park by Kayak

Depart from Sesimbra and discover the beauty of Arrábida's Natural Park. Go into the protected area of Arrábida and explore the different types of habitats, from mountains to the sea. Venture along the coast on a kayak to discover sacred caves that are only accessible by the sea. Find a secret beach on your way towards the remarkable karst formation of Frade's cave. Enjoy the coastal landscape and get up close to the impressive rock formations with your guide's help. On our way back to Sesimbra, stop on the peaceful beach of Ribeira do Cavalo. Enjoy a snack and swim in the transparent and calm waters, surrounded by dramatic rock formations. Taste some typical sweets from the region to cap off this amazing experience.

From Lisbon: Arrabida Park Small Group Kayak Tour

2. From Lisbon: Arrabida Park Small Group Kayak Tour

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 the option with pickup from Lisbon or the option of meeting directly in the ancient village of Sesimbra (about a 45-minute drive from Lisbon). Once in Sesimbra, hop in a kayak (double sit on top kayaks) to go into the ocean. In both options, you'll have all the necessary equipment for kayaking, including mandatory life vests. 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 of the kayaking tour includes 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 for about an hour. Get comfortable on a provided beach blanket. Enjoy a homemade, picnic of a baguette sandwich (chicken or vegan), fresh fruit, Farinha Torrada (a typical sweet from Sesimbra), and water. 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) but by default, a chicken salad will be served. 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 so it should take about an hour. You will have time to change into a dry set of clothes before going back to Lisbon for drop-off.

Arrábida Natural Park: Coasteering Trip with Speedboat Ride

3. Arrábida Natural Park: Coasteering Trip with Speedboat Ride

Experience mysterious caves and secret beaches like Portinho da Arrábida and Ribeiro do Cavalo while climbing, rappeling, and swimming on a thrilling speedboat trip through the intertidal coastal zone of the Arrábida Natural Park, a perfect place for coasteering. After meeting your instructor/guide, start your day with a safety briefing and an introduction to your coasteering gear. Then, hop on a speedboat to the activity's starting point. Learn more about the regional fauna, flora, and geology, while traveling through rocky and aquatic areas. Use multiple techniques, including rock climbing (low technical and difficulty levels), swimming, and jumping in the water. Enjoy more than a dozen jumps between 2 and 8 meters high. Splash in the crystal blue waters of one of the world’s most beautiful bays in between the picturesque village of Sesimbra and Setúbal. Equipped with buoyancy aids and individual protection gear, without the aid of any artificial means (e.g. steel cables), enjoy a more dynamic and immersive progression into nature. At the end of the coasteering experience, return to the starting point by speedboat.

Sesimbra: Secret Bays and Beaches Boat Tour with Snorkeling

4. Sesimbra: Secret Bays and Beaches Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Get to know the bays and secret beaches of Sesimbra, with calm and crystalline waters. Enjoy the moment to relax, with stunning landscapes sailing along the coast. Go for a swim and observe the marine life at Parque Marinho Professor Luiz Saldanha with the snorkeling equipment provided on board. Visit Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach, Frade's Bay, Cova de Mijona Beach, Inferno's Beach, and Baleeira Bay and Beach.

Blackflag: Passeio de Barco em Sesimbra

5. Blackflag: Passeio de Barco em Sesimbra

Somos uma equipa dedicada ao mar. Todos os dias, saímos da costa de Sesimbra, para pescar e passear com a família e amigos. Queremos compartilhar nossas experiências! O barco tem 7,5 metros de comprimento, 6 assentos confortáveis para passageiros e com casa-de-banho. A partida será no Porto de Abrigo de Sesimbra, na porta de Embarque, onde os passageiros serão recebidos e encaminhados para o barco. O fim da viagem, terá lugar, no mesmo local que o ponto de partida (Porto de Abrigo de Sesimbra). Fazemos uma viagem guiada, ao longo da Costa de Sesimbra, com várias paragens em diversas praias, (Ex: Praia da Ribeira do Cavalo, Praia da Mijona, Praia de Cramesines, entre outras ) para que possa desfrutar a 100% da experiência. Terá acesso a um Kit de Snorkeling, para que possa nadar e observar todo o ecossistema, que a nossa costa tem para oferecer. Os passageiros poderão levar a sua própria refeição, snacks etc. Em termos de Horários e Preços, as nossas viagens têm duração total de 3 horas. Oferecemos três horários possíveis: 10h-13h; 14h-17h e das 18h-21h (Sunset). Preço por pessoa: 65 euros.

Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak Tour

6. Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak Tour

Join our intimate group Kayak tour for a unique experience in the beautiful Arrábida Natural Park. Our tour offers a maximum of five tandem kayaks per group, so you can enjoy the adventure with your family or friends. We'll provide you with all necessary equipment, including life vests, paddles, water-resistant bags, and comfortable kayak seats. The tour starts in the charming village of Sesimbra, where we'll brief you on paddling techniques and the tour itinerary. As we paddle along the coast, you'll encounter small caves and passages in the rocks that make for an unforgettable experience. After approximately an hour and a half of paddling, we'll arrive at Ribeiro do Cavalo, one of the most picturesque beaches in the park. Here, we'll take a break to indulge in the scenery. If you choose, for a small additional fee, we can provide you with a delicious chicken or veggie baguette sandwich, avocado, lettuce, mushrooms, tomato, and of course, our famous "Farinha Torrada" pastry. Otherwise, you are welcome to bring your own snacks, which can be easily stored in our spacious water bags. With a tailwind, we'll make our way back to Sesimbra, enjoying the stunning coastal views along the way. This tour is the perfect opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Portugal in a unique and adventurous way.

Sesimbra: secret beaches and caves boat tour

7. Sesimbra: secret beaches and caves boat tour

Welcome to the magnificent coast of Sesimbra and Arrábida, where emotion and beauty collide! Embark with us on a unique journey of discovery through the secret caves and beaches of this coastal paradise. Get ready to marvel at the spectacular rock formations that surround Ribeiro do Cavalo beach, a hidden treasure of crystal clear waters and golden sand. We will sail between these impressive cliffs and enter the magical caves carved by the force of nature over the centuries. As we explore the caves, you will be transported to an enchanted world, where sunlight penetrates through openings, creating an aura of mystery and fascination.

Sesimbra: Paragliding Trike Experience

8. Sesimbra: Paragliding Trike Experience

Imagine soaring through the skies, feeling the wind on your face, and taking in breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic coast and the picturesque scenery below. Our modern and safe paragliding equipment, combined with our experienced and certified pilots, ensure a thrilling yet safe experience for all adventure seekers. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie looking for an adrenaline-pumping activity or a nature lover seeking a bird's-eye view of the pristine landscapes, our paragliding tours are perfect for you. Our knowledgeable guides will take you on an awe-inspiring aerial journey, showcasing the natural beauty of Sesimbra Area from a whole new perspective. No prior paragliding experience is necessary, as our tours are suitable for beginners and experienced flyers alike. We provide all the necessary equipment and instruction to ensure a safe and enjoyable flight. Just bring your sense of adventure and be prepared for an unforgettable experience! Don't miss out on this thrilling opportunity to soar through the skies and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your motorized paragliding tour with us today and get ready for an adrenaline-pumping adventure in Sesimbra Area!

Lisbon: Private Luxury Coastline Tour

9. Lisbon: Private Luxury Coastline Tour

Take the stress out of traveling on crowded public transport by opting for a deluxe tour of the beautiful coastline surrounding Lisbon. Enjoy pickup from your hotel. Sit back and enjoy a complementary mineral water as your private driver takes you to the area's gorgeous natural sights. Experience beautiful beaches and scenic viewpoints of the Atlantic Ocean. Drive over the 25th April Bridge, and glide through the Arrábida and Sintra Natural Parks. Stop off at a mountain fishing village and sample the fresh, local cuisine. Enjoy the beautiful views before returning to Lisbon and drop-off at your hotel.

South of Lisbon’s Wonders: Arrabida, Wine & Tile Tour

10. South of Lisbon’s Wonders: Arrabida, Wine & Tile Tour

Learn how tiles became one of Portugal's icons and delve deep into their manufacturing. Drink the best regional wines and discover the process behind getting the grape to your glass. Get picked up by your local guide at your accommodation. Make your way south crossing the iconic Tejo River by Vasco da Gama Bridge, one of the longest in Europe. Continue to Palmela Castle, which has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Due to its privileged and strategic location, it’s one of Portugal’s oldest castles and home to stunning views for both Tejo & Sado River. Move onward to Arrábida Mountain, integrated into the protected Arrábida Natural Park. Marvel at its beauty. Hidden between the trees, turned towards the ocean, find yourself at the Arrábida Convent! Your next stop is the Tile Factory. Travel back in time at this one-of-a-kind handmade factory that still uses centuries-old techniques. Experience for yourself one of the oldest crafts in Portugal at this place. Next, an iconic winery with a unique art collection brings an enriching insight into the Portuguese wine industry. Explore the winery and taste one of the best wines in the country, during a full hour dedicated to you. Head to California Beach, a Portuguese fisherman village that keeps its traditions and costumes alive! Explore the beach and learn about its fun facts. Finally, discover Cristo Rei. This viewing platform inspired by the Brazilian Christ the Redeemer statue provides the best views of Lisbon city. After enjoying views of lush landscapes and crystal-clear sea, untouched nature with fresh air, to the best wine Portugal has to offer, it is time to head back over the 25 de Abril Bridge.

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4.9 / 5

based on 504 reviews

Fantastic time from the pickup in Lisbon. Our driver was great and told us a lot of information on our drive there and back. Kayaking was so fun and so beautiful, going along the cliffs and through the cliffs then spending time on the beach swimming, eating lunch and relaxing. Did not feel rushed at all, had the best time!! Highly recommend!

Brilliant day out and really recommend. The transfer was super easy to find outside timeout market and all the guys were super friendly and helpful. Felt really at ease kayaking with our guide and the water is so clear we could see fish and even a dolphin swam past too. Lunch was ace on the beach and the whole day was great fun.

This tour was great! It was personalized, small group and in an amazing setting! You could tell the guide really loved what he was doing! The lunch on the beach was special and made with love!

Great day of kayaking in Sesimbra! Nice small group and the time was adjusted to avoid the windy morning. Fun day and beautiful views!

Great experience!! Beautiful trip and fun experience