Add dates

Sesimbra Paddleboarding

Our most recommended Sesimbra Paddleboarding

Arrábida: Boat rental with crew included (10px)

1. Arrábida: Boat rental with crew included (10px)

The starting point of this Private (up to 10 people) adventure is the Sesimbra harbor, next to the Clube Naval de Sesimbra, where you will embark on a relaxing boat trip along the fantastic coast of Luiz Saldanha Marine Park filled with coves, deserted beaches, the already famous beaches of Ribeiro do Cavalo and the various "Covas" where the fishermen's stayed overnight during their fishing trips to the swordfish until reaching the impressive Cape Espichel (depending on weather conditions). We have an available option that includes transfer from Lisbon to Sesimbra which in total will add at least two hours to the total duration of the activity. Hardly accessible by pedestrian and extremely difficult by waterway without a motor boat these little secrets await our visit. Along the way, you will be presented with our stories and tales passed to us for generations and generations. With us on the Boat will go some Stand Up Paddleboards (five boards on the boat) and snorkeling masks so that you can enjoy the ocean when we stop at one of these amazing beach areas of the Arrábida Natural Park. We will include on the tour the famous pastry of Sesimbra called "Farinha Torrada" as well as water, fresh fruits and juices and for the older ones a taste of traditional Moscatel of Azeitão and some wine and not to forget the local cheese, bread and chorizos from this are.

SUP at Arrábida: Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

2. SUP at Arrábida: Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

Glide across the gorgeous waters of Arrábida Natural Park on a stand-up paddleboard and take in breathtaking views of the Luiz Saldanha Marine Park. Enjoy calm waters, a vast sea coast, and pleasant weather, all of which make the ideal conditions for paddleboarding. Meet your guide at Creiro Beach, where your activity begins. After a quick safety briefing and instructions, get kitted out and take to the waters. Paddle along the sea and through the coves of Serra da Arrábida and the Marina Professor Luís Saldanha Reserve. Pass by deserted beaches and local vegetation before returning to the beach.

Arrábida: Stand Up Paddle & Snorkeling Experience

3. Arrábida: Stand Up Paddle & Snorkeling Experience

Cruise across the gorgeous waters of Arrábida Natural Park and enjoy views of the biological diversity of Marine Park Luiz Saldanha. Enjoy the ideal conditions for stand up paddle that the area offers: calm, clear waters, a vast sea coast, and pleasant weather. Quickly learn the techniques of riding and paddling a SUP board from expert instructors. Once you’re comfortable on the water, paddle along the coves of Serra da Arrábida and the Marina Professor Luís Saldanha Reserve, through deserted and narrow beaches between the rocks. Finish the activity with snorkelling session and look out for marine life

Arrábida Natural Park: Stand Up Paddle

4. Arrábida Natural Park: Stand Up Paddle

Discover Stand Up Paddle and the Professor Luiz Saldanha Marine Park, inserted in Arrábida Natural Park, with a group of highly qualified specialists in Stand Up Paddle, and nature and adventure sports for over 30 years. The bays of the Arrábida Natural Park are the perfect place to practice Stand Up Paddle. Enjoy a magical moment, surrounded by the wild nature of Praia dos Coelhos or the magnificent landscapes of the beaches of Galápos and Galapinhos, which, up to Praia da Figueirinha, form one of the most beautiful bays in Europe, between the picturesque village of Sesimbra and the city of Setúbal, less than an hour's drive from Lisbon. In Stand Up Paddle you will start with a safety briefing and an introduction to your guide/instructor and Stand Up Paddle equipment. Then we start a learning and review session, during which you'll learn to maneuvre the canoe controllably, and, after departing towards the sea, you'll have the unique opportunity to stop at the famous Anicha Island for a snorkeling session (optional), where you can observe very closely all the marine life that surrounds it. Equipped with buoyancy aids and a paddle, you'll feel like an authentic explorer while navigating the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and exploring the mysterious caves and secret beaches along the coastal area between Portinho da Arrábida and Praia de Alpertuche. At the end of the canoeing experience, you will return to the starting point for a debriefing of the experience and share the highlights of the day. Whether you are beginner or experienced, it is ideal to enjoy by yourself or in group, with your friends, family and/or partner, celebrate birthdays, bachelor(ettes), or school or corporate events, accessible to everyone. Don't question yourself any longer and accept this challenge to discover Stand Up Paddle in the Prof. Luiz Saldanha Marine Park.

Frequently asked questions about Sesimbra

What top attractions are a must-see in Sesimbra?

The must-see attractions in Sesimbra are:

What are the best indoor activities in Sesimbra for rainy days?

What are the most popular museums and exhibitions in Sesimbra?

Other Sightseeing Options in Sesimbra

Want to discover all there is to do in Sesimbra? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Sesimbra

Very nice guides. Both the stand up paddle and snorkelling was great fun. Saw some octopuses. The water is very cold. Pay attention! The road from Setubal to the meeting point is closed, you have to come from the other side (west side) (20-25 min extra) From the parking spaces above it is a short fifteen minute walk. Fortunately, it was no problem that we were a bit later.

Our two kids enjoyed the amazing experiences of Stand Up Paddle and Snorkling in the fascinating Arrábida. We got contacted confirming exact meeting point and time right after the purchasing online which gave us confidence for the activity. And we even received wonderful photos for free taken by the instructor during the activity. What a surprising souvenir! Thanks!

Gonzalo treated us great. The paddle surfing was very easy and the snorkeling was amazing. Gonzalo showed us starfish, octopus and cuttlefish. A highly recommended experience.