Sea Κayaking in the Navarino Bay
Navarino bay is a natural harbor and an ideal spot for Sea Kayaking trips. Across Gialova and Pylos the island of Sphacteria stands as a wave breaker, protecting the bay from winds of Ionian Sea forming an idyllic landscape covered with a veil of tranquility. A landscape of incredible natural beauty, with impressive rock formations, sea caves, warm, crystal clear, waters and golden sandy beaches where sea turtles often return to lay their eggs. Two medieval castles guard the bay, recalling the famous naval battle of Navarino, one of the most important events of the modern Greek history.
Sea kayaking in Navarino Bay one of our most popular trips offering you the experience of remoteness with a visit to the island of Sphacteria. You will explore beautiful rock formations and sea caves, relax on a hidden cove with a deserted beach and hopefully spot some migrant birds sea turtles or seals. Our trip begins from the marina of Pylos. Before departure, we brief you on trip details, kayak paddling techniques and safety measures. Soon we will be paddling by the town of Pylos and the castle of Niokastro heading towards the Tsihli Baba, an imposing monolithic islet with an impressive rock arch formed at its northern tip. Weather permitting, we circumnavigate the islet, visit a few of its sea caves and paddle through its tunnels and arches. Our next stop will be the one and only accessible from the sea beach of the island of Sphacteria. During our stop there will be enough time to swim, snorkel, sunbathe, rest and enjoy a picnic with 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 an adventurous day spent in the tranquility of the Navarino Bay.
Meeting time: 9:30 a.m.
Meeting point: Pylos Marina
Availability: Year round (upon request)
Trip distance: 4-5 nautical miles
Trip duration with breaks: 4-5 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 also for families and children - Friendly BC certified trip leaders - Caves, tunnels and arches exploration - 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): 60€ per person
Custom private trip (for your party of people only): 75€ 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