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Kayaking with the Portuguese MacGyver

Cascais, Portugal

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Experience hosted by João

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Portuguese

What you'll do

This experience is one of the best ways to explore Cascais Bay avoiding crows during high season. I will adapt it to your level and make your experience safe, fun and unique.

Our departure point will be either beautiful Duquesa beach or Praia da Ribeira, the central beach of Cascais and referred to as the fishermen’s beach (praia dos pescadores) . Both beaches are located in Cascais Bay and very close to Cascais train station (5min walk)

I will be waiting for you at the beach with the kayaks ready for the activity.

Once we are together at the beach, we will go through some basic theory (safe kayaking, paddling technique and posture on the kayak).

After, we will launch our kayaks and paddle away from shore. I will be there to assist you with anything you might need and to control and comment on your performance.

A few paddling exercises in the water (forward and reverse sweep strokes and how to turn the kayak) and ….finally time to allow yourself to feel the soothing sounds of nature while gently swaying while exploring beautiful Cascais coastline from a different perspective.

We provide sit on top kayak, paddle , lifejacket and wetsuit if needed.

If you don´t know how to swim don´t worry ! it is safe to do the kayaking.
Other things to note
This activity is safe if you don´t know how to swim.
This experience is one of the best ways to explore Cascais Bay avoiding crows during high season. I will adapt it to your level and make your experience safe, fun and unique.

Our departure point will be either beautiful Duquesa beach or Praia da Ribeira, the central beach of Cascais and referred to as the fishermen’s beach (praia dos pescadores) . Both beaches are located in Cascais Bay and very close to Cascais train station (5min w…

João's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Sit-on-top kayak, paddle, Lifejacket, wetsuit if needed
    and insurance...
From $121
/ person
Wed, Mar 3
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$121 per person
$121 per person
Thu, Mar 4
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$121 per person
$121 per person
Thu, Mar 4
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$121 per person
$121 per person

Meet your host, João

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am João Gama, I was born between cliffs and waves in beautiful Sintra -Cascais Natural Park and developed a love for nature and outdoor sports. I have a degree in Sports Training along with a Climbing&Mountaineering course and as well a surf instructor course. My dad introduce me to kayaking at a very early age and I have done many kayak tours in the river and in the ocean in Portugal. Once I realized my passion was to share my knowledge, experience and love for the natural playground where I live in and decided to founded my Outdoor Adventurer company, Cascais Routes. Me as a main instructor and manager with my team of instructors/guides have been doing kayak tours/experiences for the last 5 years. We will take you out there weather you are a beginner or a seasoned kayaker! From locals to you!
I am João Gama, I was born between cliffs and waves in beautiful Sintra -Cascais Natural Park and developed a love for nature and outdoor sports. I have a degree in Sports Training along with a Climbing&Mountaineering course and as well a surf instructor course. My dad introduce me to kayaking at a very early age and I have done many kayak tours in the river and in the ocean in Portugal. Once I realized my passion was to share my knowledge, experience and love for the natural playground where…
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Where you'll be

Usual Itineraries:
Subject to participant´s physical conditions and sea and wind conditions.

FROM PRAIA DA DUQUESA TO BOCA DO INFERNO
- Departure from Praia da Duquesa
- Praia da Ribeira
- Cascais Marina
- Praia de Santa Marta
- Boca do Inferno
- Back to Praia da Duquesa

FROM PRAIA DA DUQUESA TO POÇA BEACH
- Departure from Praia da Duquesa
- Praia das Moitas
- Praia do Estoril /Tamariz
- Poça Beach
- Back to Praia da Duquesa

Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Hyewon
August 2019
Exellent!!! 카약을 타고 카스카이스의 멋진뷰를 즐기는 시간이였어요! 카약을 조종하는 방법도 자세히 알려주고 즐길수있게 알려주고 최고였어요!!
Mark
August 2019
Highly recommend!! Fantastic evening kayaking around the Cascais coast with João. He was extremely flexible with where we went and where we turned around giving us options at different points. Earlier in the week for the slot we booked the wrap wasn’t ideal so he worked with us to find the perfect time and took us to some amazing coves and beaches we wouldn’t have found.
Highly recommend!! Fantastic evening kayaking around the Cascais coast with João. He was extremely flexible with where we went and where we turned around giving us options at diffe…
Abbie
August 2019
We enjoyed this kayaking trip but it wasn’t as we expected from the description. For weather reasons the time of the trip and location was changed. This was a little disappointing. It was a fun trip and João was an engaging and helpful host.
We enjoyed this kayaking trip but it wasn’t as we expected from the description. For weather reasons the time of the trip and location was changed. This was a little disappointing.…
Miriam
September 2019
experiência incrível, o Vasco foi simpático
Simone
August 2019
Great experience!! Highly Recommend!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring a swimming suit, towel, hat/cap, sun protector, water and comfortable clothes (water shoes or flip flop with straps if you have them). The instructor will carry a waterproof bag to store your mobile phone, cameras, water, wallet...