Sea Kayaking in Kalamata
This is a coast to coast trip along the seaside villages east of Kalamata. From the beachfront of the Messinian capital to the seaside villages of the region of West Mani such as Almyros, Mikri Mantinia, Paleochora, Akrogiali, Santova and Kitries, we discover numerous small beaches, spectacular rock formations and turquoise waters. At a distance we get a sight of the foothills of mount Taygetos and on our side constantly lies mount Kalathio, a mountain that literally touches the sea.
This trip is suitable for everybody but ideal for families with kids. We will journey along the coastline at a relaxed pace, landing on beaches and just having a good time exploring. We'll keep the pace relaxed, take a few breaks and make sure everybody is having a great time on the sea. Our trip begins from the beachfront of Kalamata. Before departure, we prepare our equipment and attend a brief but comprehensive introduction to the principles of sea kayaking. During the trip we will enjoy the friendly Messinian gulf paddling next to scenic harbors with fishing boats while receiving interesting knowledge and information about the culture, history and traditions of the region. In the spots with the most beautiful water we take the advantage for a break for swimming and snorkeling. A bigger break is scheduled halfway in order to relax, swim in the crystal waters and taste a delicious picnic of freshly baked bread, organic, garden-grown fruits and vegetables, homemade olive oil, and cheese. Once the lunch stop is over we paddle back to the starting point to end a relaxing paddling day in Kalamata’s beachfront.
Starting time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Kalamata beachfront
Availability: Year round (upon request)
Trip distance: 4-5 nautical miles
Trip duration with breaks: 4 hours
Difficulty: Easy / No previous experience required
Suitability: Suitable for all / Beginners, families and kids
At a glance: - Every day departures - Great weather, protected area - Small groups, personalized care - Relaxed pace safety and fun - Suitable for all ages and abilities - Ideal for families and children - Friendly BC certified trip leaders - Homemade picnic provided - Discounts for families and kids - Snorkeling equipment provided - Free photos from the trip
Sea Kayaking Activity
The majority of our day trips are suitable for beginners. We keep a stable and comfortable paddling pace and there's sufficient rest time during our stops. A day trip comprises 30 minutes briefing and preparation, 2-2.5 hours comfortable paddling exploration, 1-1.5 hours free time for picnic, rest, snorkeling, swimming, and other activities. Our experienced trip leaders ensure that everybody is happy, safe and is having a fun day.
Don’t forget to bring:
1. Bottle of water (1,5 litre per person) 2. Any specific medication you are on 3. Hat or cup 4. T-shirt (short or long sleeve) 5. Sunscreen 6. Towel 7. Change of clothes 8. Swimsuit 9. Sea shoes or flip flops or sandals (Avoid bulky shoes)
Changes and Cancelations
We reserve the right to modify or cancel any outdoor activity due to bad weather, technical difficulties or any reason beyond our control. The meeting point and the trip course is likely to change due to weather conditions and wind direction.
There is a minimum number of 2 participants required for the implementation of this outdoor activity. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the activity in case of non-completion of the required number of participants. For individual bookings please contact us to request a price.
Private Sea Kayaking Trips
If our standard kayaking trips aren't quite what you are looking for, if you are a couple on a honeymoon, if you are on a birthday party, if you are a VIP group, or if you just want your own private customized sea kayaking adventure, we are happy to accommodate you. We can discuss what your preferences are and accommodate them wherever it is possible.
Family Sea Kayaking Trips
Family sea kayaking trips are always conducted in calm water at a relaxed casual pace allowing families to enjoy on their own terms. Families with children over 13 can easily join our regular trips. Families with children under the age of 13, may join a regular trip as a subgroup and a private guide will be provided for extra care and better enjoyment of the trip. Often children have their own needs on a sea kayaking tour, and we want to be able to cater to those needs and provide an exciting experience to everybody.
Price: Standard trip (more participants might join): 50€ per person
Private trip (for your party of people only): 65€ per person
Discounts available for families with kids
Price Includes: - Full Sea Kayak equipment: boat, paddle, life jacket, spray-skirt, waterproof jacket - Extra equipment: waterproof bags and cases, pumps and paddle-float - Snorkeling equipment (masks & snorkels) - Land based safety and instructional briefing - Water based Sea Kayaking paddling instructions - Qualified BC 3-5 Star sea kayak leader who also holds first aid certificate. - Trip planning – Sightseeing - Picnic with freshly baked bread fruits and vegetables, homemade olive oil, and cheese - Transfer from the exit point to entry point (if necessary). - Waterproof camera and photographs from the trip - Liability insurance - All taxes