Kayak Cave Trip in Lagos

Discover the famous coastline of Ponte da Piedade with our Kayak Cave Trip in Lagos. Take photos whilst paddling along the beautiful cliffs and caves of Lagos and enjoy this wonder of nature by kayak.

  • + 2½ – 3 hour trip along the golden coastline
  • enjoy + ½ hour swimming, diving, snorkeling *
  • visit the best caves and take photos from inside
  • suitable for experienced paddlers, beginners and families (min 5 years old)
  • qualified and experienced kayak guide
  • support boat will always follow you
  • a water proof bag of 40 litres
  • use of snorkel equipment included *
  • fully licensed and full cover insurance is included

tripadvisor comment about kayak cave trip in lagos Fantastic Sea Kayaking “Sea kayaking on the coast of the Algarve last week with the Outdoor Tours crew was great. Our family group had a mixed bag of ages -12-49 – as well as fitness levels, but everyone had a brilliant time. Do keep in mind all of their tips before you come, since sunscreen, a hat and water are a must…”

tripadvisor comment about kayak cave trip in lagos The best part of our trip! “My boyfriend and I chose to do a combo trip with sea kayaking and the downhill cycling tour. Sergio was our guide for the sea kayaking. This is honestly the best way to see the coastal caves. Much more exciting than going on a motor boat, since you can navigate into the smaller caves that aren’t accessible by boats. Sergio took us to a private beach where we were able to explore and swim…”

Check availability below,
or read here which 2 ways we offer to go on a Kayak Cave Trip in Lagos:

3 hrs tour

Start and end on the beach of Cais do Solaria next to the Lagos Fortress (dating back to 1690 !). This beach is also known as Praia da Batata. This name is given by fisherman because roughly 100 years ago a ship, loaded with potatoes (in Portuguese “batatas”), sank and the beach (“praia”) was covered with potatoes.

This beach is at walking distance from the city centre.

1. Leave the beach by kayak

This beach lies at only 10 minutes paddling from the first caves and grottoes. After a safety briefing on the sandy beach, you can push your kayak into the sea and the adventure starts.

You will be followed and supported by a motor boat that also give space to some passengers should one you of prefer not to kayak. From the support boat we will take photos which are freely available to download after the tour.

2. Paddle Tour

Discover all the accessible grottoes, arches, tunnels and caves from Ponta da Piedade, depending on tide level.

3. Snorkeling

* On this kayak cave tour we will stop for half an hour on a tiny beach. It is a small beach secluded by the rocks, and we call it Praia Grande 🙂  Here we´ll get out our snorkel equipment. You will have time to discover the underwater world, see fish and rock formations.

4. Tow back

The kayak trips in the late afternoon sometimes experience strong wind on the return journey to the beach. The support boat is available to bring back anyone, but feel free to challenge the winds.

We love the adventurous character of this tour, because you will get onto the sea directly from the sandy beach and have a true nature experience from the first minute.

Book this adventure.

2 ½ hrs tour

Start and end in the Lagos Marina. The Marina is next to the train station and opposite the bus station from Lagos. There is free parking and the boarding gate in the Marina is easy to find.

It is also a great place to have a drink or meal before or after the kayak tour.

1. Welcome aboard

Get on board of the spacious catamaran boat that has the kayaks on board as well, and transfer in +10 minutes via the river/channel out onto the ocean.

You will be handed out life jackets and receive a safety briefing on board whilst being transferred to the ocean.

Once you are on the ocean, step in the kayaks and get launched gently from the boat by a sliding ramp. The catamaran will follow you at all times for support and to take photos which are freely available to download.

2. Paddle Tour

Depending on the tide we will visit all the grottos, tunnels and caves of Ponta da Piedade.

3. Swimming and diving

On this kayak cave tour we will anchor the catamaran in a secluded bay. Here you will have time to swim and dive from the boat, and relax in your kayak or aboard.

4. Downwind

The advantage of this tour is that if winds are strong in the afternoon, we will operate the tour mainly downwind. The return leg to the Marina will happen with all passengers and kayaks on board.

Choose this tour if you look for a comfortable and a relaxing kayak experience.

Book this experience.

Why not combine a kayak tour with our 2 hr Lagos Walking Tour with a local historian.

Kayak Cave Trip in Lagos – prices and times for 2021

In the season 2021 we will run the Kayak Cave Trip until 31st October daily.
Check availability, prices and departure times here.

Book now for reduced prices

  • Adults = 13+ years: €35 pp (was €40)
  • a child up to 12 years: €25 pp (sit in the front + accompanied by an adult – was €32)

This Kayak Cave Trip paddles along Ponta da Piedade

The natural beauty of the cliffs and caves of Ponta da Piedade of Lagos
will impress you. Sense this wonder of nature from the sea by kayak.
Whilst enjoying the views you will paddle close to some
beautiful sandy beaches such as Praia dos Estudantes,
Praia do Pinhal, Praia Dona Ana and Praia do Camilo.
Once in the kayak, and on the way to the most southern point of Lagos
you might see some cormorants.

The destination of the trip is the area of the lighthouse which is
on top of the rock formations and dates back to 1913.
This is the most southern point of Lagos.
Here you´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”.

Returning to Lagos we´ll pass by at rock formations with creative names, such as “wedding cake” and “King Kong”.

tripadvisor comment logo Kayak tour in Lagos “I went on Outdoor Tours’ kayak trip in Lagos and it was incredible. The guys are all set up right on the beach, equipped with a safety powerboat and a guide who paddles alongside you explaining the incredible rock formations and taking you through the multitude of caves and coves. Highly recommend it!”

tripadvisor comment logo Sea Kayaking and Downhill cycling tour in Portugal “Our family of four (2 adults + 2 teenagers) booked the sea kayaking in Lagos (…) online prior to our recent vacation in Portugal. Both were excellent. Loved exploring the coastline and caves near Lagos in the kayaks and the breaks on the beautiful isolated beaches…”

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.
This is the small beach of 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.
The beach is quiet and surrounded by rock formations.
The use of our snorkel equipment is free.
This unique experience is only available when you book the kayak tour that starts/ends on the beach.
Book now, don´t miss out this summer as we have limited spaces.

Kayak skills are not needed

Our Kayak Cave Trip in Lagos is suitable for beginners and will also satisfy experienced paddlers due to the outstanding beauty of this rare coastline and visit to the natural caves.

Both trips will start with a short safety briefing. This is about basic paddling techniques, who sits in the front/rear, what to do when capsizing (happens only 1 in 100 participants!). You will be explained 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. No worries if you have no camera; we will take loads of photos which are available later to download.

After you have pushed your kayak into the water we´ll advice you how to use your paddle most efficiently, how to make a sharp turn and how to go in a straight line.

Guides & dedicated motor boat

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 Ponta da Piedade.

At all times the group is accompanied by our dedicated support boat. Some times in the late afternoons the wind might pick up at a certain point near the harbor entrance. We will always stay near you, just in case you need some help.

blue kayaks on kayak cave trip in Lagos

Locker storage on the Kayak Cave Trip in Lagos

When you book the kayak tour that starts from the beach, you can leave your valuables in our trailer at the meeting point on the beach. We will stay with the trailer during the Kayak Cave Trip, but in case we have to leave, the trailer will be locked up. Your belongings are available again as soon as you´ll come back on the beach after the trip. There is no charge for keeping your belongs during the kayak trip. We will not take any responsibility for your valuables whilst these are stored in the trailer. There is no insurance policy from us that covers your belongings.

When you book the kayak tour with boat transfer, your valuables can stay on board with the skipper.

What to bring

  • your swimsuit
  • sun protection factor 30 or higher
  • sun hat or cap
  • a bottle of water
    > Optional in the kayak:
  • photo camera or smart phone
  • safety line for (sun) glasses
    > Leave in the locker:
  • dry clothes + small towel

Combine a kayak tour with our 2 hr Lagos Walking Tour with a local historian.

tripadvisor comment about kayak cave trip in lagos best days of the holiday! “Best days of the holiday according to our 12 year old and I think the whole family agreed. We booked the sea kayak trip the first week and it was brilliant. Very easy to find and the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. It was nice to have a support boat following us and ready to tow us back to shore on the way back!…”

tripadvisor comment about kayak cave trip in lagos Sea Kayaking – Our Holiday Highlight 
“Our family (kids are 11 & 8 years old) took one of Frank’s 3-hour+ tours kayaking around the caves at Lagos – what a great experience. We had beautiful weather and calm seas, and the guides Sergio and Sophie were well-informed and took us into little caves unaccessible by motorboat.

Prices are all-inclusive

  • modern double Sit on Top kayak + light weight aluminium floating paddles
  • 70 N buoyancy aid/life-jacket in your size
  • a dedicated support motor-boat follows your group for assistance if needed
  • + 3 hour trip; we run only a limited number of trips a day and will have enough time to prepare our next trip. We are not in rush, and we won´t make the trip shorter
  • free use of locker storage on the beach
  • one water proof bag of 40 LTR per double kayak
  • one kayak guide leading you safely around the most fun and beautiful places of Ponta da Piedade
  • all insurances, VAT, and local maritime taxes
  • + 30 minutes stop on a deserted beach with free use of our snorkel equipment and available beach gear *
  • an experience to remember!
  • modern double Sit on Top kayak + light weight aluminium floating paddles
  • 70 N buoyancy aid/life-jacket in your size
  • whilst kayaking you are followed by the twin engined catamaran boat that transferred you out from the Marina
  • + 2½ hour trip; we run only a limited number of trips a day and will have enough time to prepare our next trip. We are not in rush, and we won´t make the trip shorter
  • free use of safe storage on the boat whilst kayaking
  • one kayak guide leading you safely around the most fun and beautiful places of Ponta da Piedade
  • all insurances, VAT, and local maritime taxes
  • a free return transfer from/to the Marina de Lagos
  • free time for swimming/diving from the catamaran
  • an experience to remember!
Kayak Cave Trip in Lagos

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