Kayak Explorers
Kayak Explorers
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Come and join us at Kayak Explorers for a fantastic 2 hours and 30 minutes tour with a local guide, you will see some of the most magical caves on the algarve, beautiful hidden beaches only accessible by boat or kayak, during the tour we will stop off at one of these hidden beaches, here you will be provided with snorkling equipment and time to explore at your leisure in the crystle clear waters, at the end sit back enjoy the view as the support boat brings you back to batata beach. Truly a trip you wont forget.
Lagos, Portugal
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2022

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007Charly11
Zurich, Switzerland46 contributions
Jul 2022
Touring the caves from a kayak is a must in Lagos Portugal! If not you have not been there!

We made reservations the day before (met Bruno he said it was ok to leave a deposit) since the early 10 AM kayak tours get booked up quick in advance.

Our tour guide was Tiago, he took us through small caves and made sure everyone was safe at all times, also gave us fun facts at each site. We had waterproof bags to keep belongings dry.

It was great to get towed back to our original location.

Thanks again Tiago for placing me with a pretty girl on the kayak since "everyone must be in doubles"! Good one!
Written July 26, 2022
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Sarah
Miami, FL6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
My review:

Kayak Explorers was the best! Kayaking was a great way to see the coastline. The kayak trip was pretty casual and didn’t require any sort of kayaking experience. Our tour guide, Jorge, was the absolute best — knowledgeable about the coastline and the various caves, knowledgeable about the town (ask him his favorite restaurant!), and very chill. It was about a two hour trip from start to finish, which was the perfect amount of time. Jorge said we kayaked around 3 miles, but it’s not continuous (you stop in caves and along the beach). Would go again and again!
Written October 18, 2022
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Gowan Stares
Worcester, UK2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Me and my partner booked the sunset (6:00pm) kayak tour. We were taken out by Henrique. He was very informative about how to use a kayak and about the history around the caves that we explored. The coastline is absolutely stunning and he made everyone feel at ease when the sea got a little bit wavy. Me and my partner capsized because my girlfriend pushed too hard off a rock with her oar, but Henrique was very helpful in helping us get back on and it made it part of the experience and we were all laughing! The caves where we snorkelled to were breathtaking as well as the sunset! You feel very safe when out there which makes the experience good fun. 100% worth booking!!
Written June 15, 2022
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Jackie B
11 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The guide Jorge made a woman in our group cry with fear twice: throwing a starfish in her kayak and then bringing a crab to her. He then brought the animals for a 10 year old boy to play, “proving” to the group how brave he was as opposed to her. He told the tourists to just throw the starfish in the sea once they were done playing with it. Very far from the rock where he had taken it from.
After the tour was over I also heard him laughing at the woman’s fear with his colleagues.
I was shocked at the lack of respect for nature and for people. Instead of leaving nature alone and teaching tourists how to respect it, he used it to make fun of others.
Also he kept going very far in the front with his kayak, to the point that we lost him out of sight, instead of checking on us or encouraging the slower or more inexperienced ones to keep going.
Though the area and the cliffs are obviously very beautiful, I would recommend another company that might have more ethical employees.
Written October 17, 2021
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Matt W
11 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
There are many kayaking options in Lagos, but I can safely say if you choose this company, you will thoroughly enjoy yourselves. George was our guide, and he was super friendly, even saying hi to us on a following day when we passed by their stall again.

On the practical side: you pay by cash but thats easy enough as there's a cash machine at the start point. There are also toilets there. You can leave what you wish safely with the team at their launch base, the rest you carry in two waterproof bags that sit in the kayak for the ride: a big one for chunkier gear, water etc., and a small one typically for easy access to your phone to get shots of the stunning coastline.

Snippets of insights into the coastline are given, but they're happy to chat if you wish to know more. They also adapt the tour to the weather / sea conditions to keep everyone's faces intact i.e. not smashed against any cliffs in exciting swells.

The kayaks are stable, and you can even get a tow home
Written June 3, 2022
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Thank you very much for coming and rating us so highly, we're glad to have had you and happy that you enjoyed it so much, hopefully we'll see you again soon. Kindly, Kayak explorers
Written June 9, 2022
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TonyF
UK37 contributions
May 2022
I think we must have been on the same trip as Susan C today!

Jorge (George Clooney lookalike) was simply excellent and I am sure all of his guests get the same five star service from him. Then you add a fabulous location and great Portuguese weather into the mix: outcome = great trip!

Paddling one way only, then being brought back on tow, behind the safety boat, was a great recipe as we could linger longer to enjoy the sights and a brief stop on a deserted beach.

Highly recommended
Written May 8, 2022
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Thank you very much for coming and rating us so highly, we're glad to have had you and happy that you enjoyed it so much, hopefully we'll see you again soon. Kindly, Kayak explorers
Written June 9, 2022
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Susan C
1 contribution
May 2022
Incredible rock formations, color of the water and sea bottom - nothing we could have seen from land, and George!! George is the kayak guide extraordinaire, regaling us with stories, imaginative ways of seeing the formations (elephant and camel rocks - remember, the fishermen got into their red wine . . .), making us laugh, all the while ensuring everyone was safe. Ready to go again!
Written May 8, 2022
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Thank you very much for coming and rating us so highly, we're glad to have had you and happy that you enjoyed it so much, hopefully we'll see you again soon. Kindly, Kayak explorers
Written June 9, 2022
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Alec W
3 contributions
Jul 2022
Kayaking was by far the best way to see the may caves and grottos off of the Lagos coastline. We were able to safely access many beautiful areas that the larger tour boats could not.

Guides were fun, kept the group together, and ensured that everyone was safe when entering and exiting some of the smaller caves.

They connect you to a tow rope for the return trip so you can relax after getting your exercise in the first half of the tour.
Written August 2, 2022
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Ioana
1 contribution
May 2022
We had the best time! Amazing tour guide and beautiful views definitely a must do in Lagos. The first day we had scheduled was cloudy/rough waves and it super seamless to reschedule to the next day. Also the kayak tow ride back was optional but we did it and recommend :)
Written May 16, 2022
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Thank you very much for coming and rating us so highly, we're glad to have had you and happy that you enjoyed it so much, hopefully we'll see you again soon. Kindly, Kayak explorers
Written June 9, 2022
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Stephen W
4 contributions
Oct 2021
Really enjoyable kayak adventure along the cliffs and into the caves around Lagos. Well organised and efficient. The kayaks and accompanying kit are perfect and everything you need is provided plus somewhere safe to keep stuff you don't want to take with you.

Our guide, Silver Fox Jorge (Clooney to his friends), is one hell of a cool dude - really fun and entertaining but totally professional too in keeping his eye on the group to make sure everyone is safe.

Totally recommended
Written October 8, 2021
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Thank you very much for coming and rating us so highly, we're glad to have had you and happy that you enjoyed it so much, hopefully we'll see you again soon. Kindly, Kayak explorers
Written June 9, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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