An half-day guided sea kayak exploration in the lacy coastline of the Mani, with a tasty pic-nic stop.

Kardamyli is a village in the Mani nestled between the blue waters of the Messinian Gulf and Mount Taygetos creating one of the prettiest settings in the Peloponnese. Sea kayaking here is a not to be missed trip. An inch-by-inch exploration of one incredibly beautiful and rich in images coasts. You paddle in warm crystal-clear waters, exploring hidden coves, sea caves, and impressive rock formations, visiting idyllic beaches scattered along the coast.

Meet your guides at the starting point right next to the water. Before departure, your guide will brief you on trip details, kayak paddling techniques, and safety measures. Soon we will be exploring the coast at a relaxed paddling pace. Your guides will narrate to you some of the legends and stories of the region. Each little cove hides a special surprise such as hidden sea caves, rock gardens, and cliffs with spectacular formations. From your kayak you can see through the crystal-clear water the sea life and if you are lucky a sea turtle swimming under you. One of the top attractions of this trip is a visit to the Blue Cave. A spectacular natural phenomenon where sunlight passing through a crack in the cave reflects on the seafloor an aquamarine color. A swim in the cave is a must-do and a lifetime experience. On the way, we discover rock pyramids emerging from the sea. An option here for those daring is to try cliff diving. Halfway we shall make a relaxing stop for swimming, snorkeling and to taste a homemade picnic of fresh local delicacies. After lunch, we shall paddle back to the starting point to end a remarkable day at the coastline of Mani.

Meeting time: 9:30 a.m.

Meeting point: The old customs in St. John’s harbor

Duration: 4 hours including breaks

Difficulty: Easy

Suitability: Family friendly, Group friendly, Couples, Seniors, Youth, Kids over 5 years old

Know before you book

Activity requirements:
– A minimum number of 2 participants is required for this activity to take place.
– Previous experience is not required
– Knowing how to swim is compulsory for this activity.
– Good physical and mental condition
– Parental accompaniment is required for minors to take part in this activity.
– Kids from 5 years old may join this trip.
– A written waiver form is compulsory to be filled in before taking part in this activity.

Includes:
– Super stable and easy to paddle single or tandem Kayaks with rudder
– Full Sea Kayak equipment: paddle, life jacket, spray-deck, waterproof jacket, waterproof bags
– Land and water-based Sea Kayaking paddling instructions
– British Canoeing (BC) Sea Kayak leaders holding first-aid certificate.
– Eco-friendly cultural and educational guiding
– Picnic with freshly baked bread fruits and vegetables, homemade olive oil, and cheese
– All taxes

Excludes:
– Water (please bring your own full bottle of water)
– Transfer to meeting point
– Tip or gratuity

Upgrades and discounts:
Private trips available.
Discounts available for families and kids.
Hotel pick up / drop off upon request.

Cancelations:
We reserve the right to modify or cancel any outdoor activity due to bad weather or any other reason beyond our control.
See our terms and conditions

Know before you go

What to bring with you:
– Bottle of water (1,5 liter per person) (a reusable bottle helps in minimizing plastic waste)
– Any specific medication you are on
– Hat
– Short or long sleeve t-shirt (quick dry if available)
– Sunscreen
– Towel
– Swimwear or shorts
– Change of dry clothes (to be used after the activity)
– Sea shoes or flip flops or sandals (Avoid bulky shoes, trainers and socks)