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.
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!
Sit-on-top kayak, paddle, Lifejacket, wetsuit if needed and insurance
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
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...
This activity is safe if you don´t know how to swim.