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Kayak Tours Lagos Portugal – Coastal Cave & Snorkel Trip

Be amazed by the natural beauty of the cliffs and caves of Ponte da Piedade of Lagos and enjoy this wonder of nature from the sea by kayak.

The Coastal Cave & Snorkel Trip in brief:

  • 3 hour trip along the rock formations of Ponte da Piedade
  • visit into the most beautiful grottoes and best caves (bring your photo camera!)
  • visit a deserted beach for snorkeling and swimming
  • suitable for beginners and families (min 5 years old)
  • qualified and experienced kayak guide + support boat following
  • life jacket, water proof bag and snorkel equipment provided
  • maritime license and full cover insurance included
  •                                 Book online !
  • view short video impressions here: https://www.youtube.com/algarveoutdoortours

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Enjoy the most stunning Algarve coast line on this kayak tour near Lagos

The Coastal Cave & Snorkel Trip starts from “Praia da Batata”. This is not the official name, but given by fisherman when last century a ship loaded with potatoes (in Portuguese “batatas”) sank and the beach (in Portuguese “praia”) was covered in potatoes.

On the way to the most southern point of Lagos you will see many birds such as cormorants and seagulls. You will paddle along some famous beaches such as Praia dos Estudantes, Praia do Pinhal, Praia Dona Ana and Praia do Camilo.

The destination of the trip are the rock formations with the lighthouse on top, at the most southern point of Lagos. Here we´ll visit caves with names as “the living room”, “the kitchen”, “the cathedral”, “birth canal”, “the beautiful art room”, “the letter box” and “the love cave”.

On the way back we´ll stop for half an hour on the beach of Praia Grande where we´ll get out our snorkel equipment. Returning to Praia da Batata we´ll pass by at rock formations with creative names, such as “wedding cake”, “King Kong” and “Michael Jackson”. Book now!

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At all times the group is accompanied by our dedicated support boat “Obelix” and skipper Rui. Some times in the late afternoons the wind might pick up at a certain point near the harbor entrance. Here Rui can help you with a tow, but it´s fine if you wish to conquer the wind your selves, he then will just stay near-by for your safety.

Paddling techniques and kayak skills are not needed on our kayak tours from Lagos in Portugal

Our Coastal Cave & Snorkel Trips are suitable for beginners and will also satisfy experienced paddlers due to the outstanding beauty of this rare coastline and visit to the natural caves.

The trip will start on the beach with a short safety briefing with subjects such as paddling technique, who sits in the front/rear, what to do when capsizing (happens only 1 in 100 participants!), the role of the motor boat which is following, and how to organize ourselves in the caves. We will check that your life-jacket fits and closes well, and if you have brought enough water and sun protection with you.

We also advice when and where to take photos and how to keep your photo camera dry and safe.

After you pushed your kayak into the water we´ll train you how to use the paddle most efficiently, how to make a sharp turn and how to go fast in a straight line. This still happens in the secluded area inside the peers and in front of Praia da Batata, before we hit the ocean. Don´t wait any longer and join!

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Snorkel from a secluded beach next to Praia Dona Ana

Praia Dona Ana is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches of Portugal. 200 metres further south we will find a similar secluded beach. The beach is a bit smaller, although it is called Praia Grande 🙂 The good thing is that it is only reachable from the sea and therefore very quiet and peaceful. This is our beach to stop on our kayak tour, and get out the snorkel gear. This beach is quiet and surrounded by rock formations.

Experienced kayak guides + dedicated motor boat on every kayak tour in Lagos

Our kayaking trips are suitable for beginners but will also satisfy experienced paddlers due to outstanding beauty of this rare coastline and visit to the natural caves. Our multi-lingual guides are experienced kayakers who have a keen interest in the natural and cultural significance of this region. They are dedicated to provide personal attention, assuring you a safe and rewarding adventure. Every guide is multi-lingual and is up-to-date with the local weather, wave and wind conditions of Ponte Piedade.

What to bring on the Coastal Cave & Snorkel Trip in Lagos

All you need to bring on this 3 hour trip is your swimsuit, sun protection such as sun protector cream factor 30 or higher and/or a hat, dry clothes and something to drink. On every kayak is a 20 liter waterproof bag available. You need to be able to swim and/or have some swimming experience.

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Coastal Cave & Snorkel Trip program and times

We run these trips between 24th March and 31st October daily.

Prices for a 3 hours kayak, snorkel, swim and deserted beach experience:

  • check out our booking page for updates prices
  • a child (10 – 17 yrs) in the front and accompanied by one adult, pays 20% less
  • a child (5 – 9 yrs) in the middle, must be accompanied by 2 adults, pays only € 10

Book with us now and join this unforgettable experience, many people have said “it was the best day of our holiday”. Book your Coastal Cave & Snorkel Trip now.

Many people who have enjoyed our ocean kayak tours Lagos Portugal, also enjoyed the cycling tours. See more here; http://kayak-lagos.com/algarve-cycling-tours/

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