I'll pick you up at the meeting point in the center of Lisbon, and we'll head to the coastal town of Peniche. We'll hop on the boat that will take us to the Berlengas Islands and enjoy the sea ride. When we reach the paradise of Berlengas, we will explore the island and its nature, fauna, and flora. You will learn about the myths and legends linked to the multiple shipwrecks around these islands, which are nowadays an incredible playground for scuba diving. After our walk, we'll stop for a light picnic snack. Then in the afternoon, depending on your preference, we'll either visit the caves and circle the islands in a kayak or do the same on board a comfortable glass-bottom boat. Don't forget to bring a bathing suit because you'll be able to swim during our journey. After this island adventure, we'll return to the boat and to Peniche. To finish the experience, we'll pass through Peniche Fortress, Carvoeiro Cape, and Baleal Beach before we return to Lisbon, where I'll drop you off at the meeting point.
I left my career as an environmental engineer to help myself and others get the most out of life—in an adventurous and out-of-the-box way. Now as a proud tour and experience guide, I'm doing just that. My passion is to travel and to learn about other people and cultures. I love nature, and the sea fascinates me. The Berlengas Islands have all of this and much more. I'm originally from Lisbon, but I've lived in Caldas da Rainha and Peniche, and I'm a big fan of the western region of Portugal.
Boat and van
Kayak and equipment I'll provide everything we need for a kayak ride, or if you prefer, a ride on a glass-bottom boat.
We'll go to Peniche—the Wave Capital—a town with incredible beaches famous for its surfing and part of the World Surf League circuit. We'll see Peniche Fortress, an old keep that was used as a political prison during the dictatorship in the 20th century. We'll visit Berlengas Islands, a hidden paradise where the nature and color of the sea is astonishing. We'll also see the Berlengas Caves and Baleal Beach.
Please don't forget your camera or GoPro. Bring a bathing suit, sunscreen, and most importantly, a good mood. If you like to snorkel, please bring your equipment.