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The experience overall was great. No messing about and straight out into the water. Two things that could've been better: firstly, we of course knew that other boats would be using the waters but it really wasn't made clear the proximity at which this was, which amateur kayakers will really find unnerving. I can't stress this enough, especially as you're entering caves with approaching boats in a space hardly big enough. Also, at the start of the journey, it was very unclear which direction we had to go in: some people shot off in one direction while other groups headed for a nearby cave. This meant that organisers had to split up and get groups back together, which could've been avoided. Saying that, Jaoa(?) was an absolute breath of fresh air. He made sure we felt safe and reassured every step of the way and made the entire experiece a thousand times more enjoyable. Overall, a great experience. The caves were impressive but it was jist nice to be out on the waters.
My friend and I visited the area in August 2019 - the height of summer. The tour itself was great. The boat trip along the coastline was fun and relaxed and the guilds were friendly & professional. However the caves themselves were crowded with over 100 people - everyone seemed to be there - which isn’t a fault of the tour but still made it less enjoyable. Small boats and other kyaka groups were all after the same caves and routes & made the waters rocky and difficult to navigate. I would recommend this tour, but maybe off peak or early in the morning as the crowds on the water and in the cave made the experience less enjoyable. Also take a waterproof pocket for your phone!!
We enjoyed our ride. Luis and Mauro are very professional; they made us feel very comfortable and there was a good atmosphere. But one thing must be said: this ride is for people who like big emotions and not for the fainthearted! There was wind when we took it and the boat was jumping really high up and down the waves so that was a bit scary. We all had life jackets so that was good but you are not attached to the seat. We were told by staff we were perfectly safe and I believe it's true... One of the kids on the boat was afraid but the other kids loved it! I recommend but a bit too adventurous for me!
It is super easy to book online or via the app. Louis and Mauro pick you up directly at the harbour. Parking is available there and for free Louis explained all the sights very well and managed to make us all feel super safe while being quite funny and entertaining. If you want to see the caves (and other sights which I won’t spoiler) from the seaside in a rather short amount of time this 2 hours are perfect!
Host were excellent and nature at its best. It is one of our best 2,5 hours spent, this trip is worth every penny. Ice tea was served in the boat, as complimentary. Loreonzo did excellent explanation and Miguel had excellent sense of humour with total control on the boat. All in all, one of the most memorable trip.