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From Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak and Caves Tour

1. From Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak and Caves Tour

Depart from Sesimbra and discover the beauty of Arrábida Natural Park. Enter the protected area to explore the different types of habitats, from the mountains to the sea. Venture along the coast by kayak to locate sacred caves that are only accessible by boat. Encounter secret beaches as you make your way towards the remarkable karst formation of the Gruta do Frade. Soak up the coastal scenery and get up close to the impressive rock formations with the help of your guide. Then, make your way back towards Sesimbra and stop at the tranquil beach of Ribeiro do Cavalo. Enjoy a snack and go for a swim in the transparent waters, surrounded by dramatic rock formations. Taste some typical sweets from the region to end your amazing experience.

Lisbon: Sesimbra Kayak Discovery Experience

2. 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.

From Lisbon: Kayak Trip to Arrabida Park

3. 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 (double sit on top kayaks) 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.

Arrábida: Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience

4. Arrábida: Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience

Take in a unique experience designed for those who want adventure and nature activities. The region of the Arrábida Natural Park and the Marine Park Luiz Saldanha offers the ideal conditions for Kayaking: good weather, clear and transparent waters, and a vast sea coast to explore.  Enjoy 2 hours of kayaking along the coast where you can admire one of the most scenic views of Portugal. Enjoy the quiet and narrow beaches between rocks and secret caves along the Serra da Arrábida.  Stop at Pedra da Anicha, a small island of clear and transparent waters. Take your time to snorkel and explore the great biological diversity, cracks, and underwater cavities that provide an excellent diving experience.

Sesimbra: Inflatable Water Park

5. Sesimbra: Inflatable Water Park

Visit an inflatable water park in the bay of Sesimbra beside Praia da Califórnia. Navigate slides, trampolines, pyramids, and balance beams the ocean water in an activity suitable for both children and adults. Take on the obstacle course and challenge your friends to complete it in the fastest time possible. As you bounce and jump from each obstacle enjoy a fun-filled activity summer activity with your group.

Sesimbra: Cavalo Beach & Sea Caves Guided Kayaking Tour

6. Sesimbra: Cavalo Beach & Sea Caves Guided Kayaking Tour

Arrabida Kayak Experience starts in Sesimbra, 30 minutes South of Lisbon. Our guide will welcome you personally to make sure you are comfortable, feel safe and are ready to go. Enjoy the opportunity to cruise the calm and clear Atlantic waters. Along the coast there are limestone cliffs, archaeologic sites with centuries of history. A mountain range covered by a green cloak of dense vegetation harbors beautiful beaches at its foothills. Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach, Mijona Beach and Inferno Beach are a must see, know for their white sand and difficult access by land. They are the perfect option to escape for crowded spots and enjoy a perfect sunny day at the beach. We will also take you on a visit to truly singular places such as Gruta do Frade, an extraordinary cave 340 meters long and 40 meters wide. Inside this magnificent geological complex, you can find several galleries and observe the stalactite and stalagmite formations with hundreds of years, carefully preserved to this day. Get onboard for a day of fun with marine wildlife and share this experience with friends or family!

Sesimbra: Lagoon by the Ocean Kayak Trip

7. Sesimbra: Lagoon by the Ocean Kayak Trip

Your adventure will start on the south side of the Lagoon with a meeting point at Meira Pro Center (Escola Rui Meira) where you will be able to change into a wetsuit or swimsuit before the start of our trip on the Kayaks. Don't rush, relax and enjoy a coffee while we present you the beautiful "Lagoa de Albufeira" where kings of Portugal used to spend time relaxing while fishing on these same waters. You will receive a briefing on safety and how to use the Kayak equipment (life vest is mandatory) and its technics and off we go into the water. These water are super calm and the majority of the Lagoon is shallow making this location ideal for beginners and families with younger children. The tour will be circular following the shoreline of the beach towards the north side of the Lagoon which is hard to access and therefor almost empty even during the summer months. There will be time to stop on beach once we are on the north side of the Lagoon where snacks will be provided along with a relaxed time on the beach. This Lagoon is connect to the Atlantic ocean making it very unique and clean so a visit here is a must. The ones that love colder water will be able to enjoy a swim in the ocean as a stop will be made on the ocean beach for you to enjoy the point of view of our great bay stretching from Cabo Espichel on the south, all the way to Costa da Caparica on the north. Our trip will take around 3 hours in total with an easy pace and breaks in between. Fruits, water and a typical fisherman cake are included and well as beach towels and water resistant bags for you to transport any additional belongings.

Sesimbra: Arrabida Natural Park & Caves Guided Kayaking Tour

8. Sesimbra: Arrabida Natural Park & Caves Guided Kayaking Tour

Embark on a new adventure and discover our paradisiacal coast, full of tunnels and caves where the best way to discover them is by kayak. Join our team and have fun with our guides to enjoy the coastal environment, enjoy nature and take a good dip in the famous beach of Ribeiro do Cavalo. Our guides are always super friendly and fun and will make this experience worthwhile! We offer 1 snack and water to replenish energy before returning to Sesimbra.

Sesimbra: 2h30 Min. - Kayak Tour - Secret Beaches & Caves

9. Sesimbra: 2h30 Min. - Kayak Tour - Secret Beaches & Caves

Start your kayak tour from Praia da Califórnia. Cross the beautiful Bay of Sesimbra and pass through the Fort of Santiago. Take in the view of Sesimbra Castle and the Forte do Cavalo lighthouse. Paddle through crystal clear waters where you'll have the chance to see marine life in their breathtaking natural habitat. Explore the huge cliffs and caves on your way to Ribeira do Cavalo Beach, Cova da Mijona Beach, Tamboril Cave and other bays that are only accessible from the sea. Stop at Ribeira do Cavalo Beach to relax, take pictures and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Get in touch with nature and come explore these unique idyllic landscapes. From Lisbon is about 35 km, with a UBER its very easy to get there and cheap, to get to one of the best beaches in Portugal! And do a amazing tour.

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What people are saying about Sesimbra

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 440 reviews

Highly recommend!! Such a fun and beautiful day. Pickup was right next to my hostel and very easy to find. The guide was fantastic and local. Such a great experience. Made everyone feel so comfortable. Even if you have never kayaked before, you need to do this. The guide will help and teach you. 10/10! I really enjoyed this experience so much.

The trip was everything I'd hoped for. Our guides were great and very informative about the local area. The water at the beach lunch "stop" point was simply beautiful. For me as a very inexperienced kayaker, the 4 hour tour was just right. I would definitely recommend!!

It was the best activity we did the entire trip. Absolutely beautiful. Our guide was excellent. You will get wet and you will need some strength to complete the tour.

The tour was great. Our guide Rui was very personable and explained everything to us well. During the tour he talked a lot and always kept a close eye on everyone.

A brilliant day out, great guides, amazing scenery and very good value for money, would recommend.