Let's start our adventure by meeting at Time Out Market (Mercado da Ribeira), in Cais do Sodré by the Tagus river. From there we will drive to the village of Sesimbra located 30km south of Lisbon in the heart of Arábida Natural Park (about 45min away). When arriving at the marina in Sesimbra you will have some time to prepare yourself and your belongings before having all the necessary instructions about the tour by your host that day. We can provide wetsuits(long or short) for you since just by sitting on the Kayak you will always get a bit wet and we are going into the ocean. We start our adventure from the marina because this will give time to adjust yourself to the paddle technic in super flat water and work on your team communication since all our kayaks are double sit-on-top. From the marina, we will paddle west towards Ribeiro do Cavalo beach one, if not the most beautiful beach of Portugal where you will get to experience the contrast between green cliffs, caves, passages along the cliffs and a great relaxing time on the beach while enjoying a well-deserved pic-nic to recover from the exercise. We are proud to have the safest Kayak experience in Arrábida because our safety boat is always very close to the group. Beside the boat our ratio is of one host to eight guests so that you can enjoy and learn as much as possible about this area history and tales. Get ready!
Who am I? Well, I and my families are watermen and outdoor people that founded Meira Pro Center in 1981 as a windsurfing school and that now became a family business with all of us working together and sharing our passion for the ocean with others. We are athletes and free-riders dedicated to all ocean sports. Join us for a truly local experience in the ocean surrounded my years and years of dedication to the ocean and this region. My brother Pedro and Afonso (https://www.airbnb.pt/users/show/140804213) are my co-hosts for the tour and just like me, they spend most of their time in the ocean. We also host a Stand Up Paddle Experience - https://www.airbnb.pt/experiences/103136 - so if you are not sure yet about what to do we can help you or your group having a great day!
light meal Vegetarian or Chicken option for the sandwich. Fresh juice. Fresh fruits and local pastrys.
Water and juices.
A safety boat will be present during the duration of the experience when the groups are bigger and if the conditions request…
Kayak, paddle. Lifevest is mandatory during the time on the kayak. Wetsuit is available and it's use is optional.
We will guide you through the heart of Arrábida Natural Park. 90% of the days we kayak from Sesimbra to Ribeira do Cavalo beach. This area has the tallest cliffs in the Park area with the most beautiful landscape around Lisbon. Get ready to enjoy this ancient village of Sesimbra and the routes used by fisherman centuries ago.
We will drive from Lisbon to Sesimbra where the experience takes place and the duration of 7 hours includes from meeting at Time Out Market until you are back in Lisbon. This experience is suited to beginners and the total distance is about 8km in total.
Lisbon Kayak Tour to Arrábida beaches