A Kayak trip to an area of incredible beauty and one of Greece’s most historically important places.

Sea kayak Navarino Bay

The place

Navarino Bay lies in front of the town of Pylos. It is a natural harbor where the island of Sphacteria stands as a wave breaker, protecting the bay from the winds of the open Ionian Sea. The bay offers ideal conditions for Sea Kayaking trips, especially for beginners. The bay itself is a place of incredible natural beauty, with an impressive landscape, warm, crystal-clear, waters, and golden sandy beaches where sea turtles often return to lay their eggs. Sea kayak Navarino Bay is a must without a doubt.

The activity

Meet your guides at Divari Beach just a few kilometers away from the charming village of Gialova. Your guide will brief you on paddling techniques, safety measures, and equipment. Soon we shall hop on our kayaks for a sea kayak trip around Navarino Bay like never before. Heading west we paddle towards the imposing cliffs, of Sphacteria Island a place of nesting and resting for many species of birds that we may witness. Our next stop is the dock of Sphacteria. Here, we jump out of our kayaks, stretch our legs, and walk to the island’s viewpoint to take pictures of an idyllic landscape and for story-telling. Back to our kayaks heading north to experience the open Ionian Sea for a few minutes and also admire the fort of Paleokastro and its impressive walls and bastions guarding the north entrance of the bay.

A few minutes later we shall make a stop at a secluded beach for swimming and resting. Here we shall also taste our homemade picnic of local delicacies and relax under the sun. After this energy-pumped stop, we will paddle back to the starting point to end an amazing day in
the tranquility of Navarino Bay.

Meeting time: 9:30 a.m.

Meeting point: Divari beach.

Duration: 4 hours including breaks

Difficulty: Easy

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

Know before you book for Sea kayak Navarino Bay

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.
– Relatively good physical condition is needed
– 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 double 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 lunch with freshly baked bread, handpicked vegetables, extra virgin olive oil dips, local cheese, and fruits of the season
– Photographs from the trip
– 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 (A reusable bottle helps in minimizing plastic waste)
– Medication you are on
– Hat
– Short or long sleeve t-shirt
– 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)

Frequently Asked Questions Sea kayak Navarino

What if I’ve never kayaked before?

Most of our customers are first-timers. Sea kayak Navarino is easy to catch up and beginners can complete a decent journey on their first-time sea kayaking trip. The kayaks you will be using are super stable and suit all levels of paddlers, even if you have never paddled before. Our experienced guides will take you through the basic skills so you have the knowledge and adequate paddling capability to enjoy a day at the sea.

What will be the pace?

All of our trips are about journeying. We paddle at a relaxed pace; we learn on the move and enjoy the marine environment. If you are a group of experienced paddlers wanting to complete a demanding journey then a private trip would be the best option.

What should I wear?

We suggest wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit wet. Swimwear is essential if you wish to swim, a quick dry t-shirt, hat, sunglasses, shorts. Running shoes and socks are not recommended as they tend to get soggy. Sea shoes, sandals or flip flops are fine. A lightweight polypropylene or fleece layer should be included in early spring and late fall tours. Dry bags are provided where you can store your phone or some other personal belongings.

Who are the people that will guide us?

Professional local kayak leaders trained and certified by the British Canoeing (BC) with a great knowledge of the area and the marine environment.

Is this Sea Kayaking trip suitable for families with kids?

Absolutely Yes! A family sea kayak tour is fun, educational, stimulating, and surprisingly relaxing for parents who wish to have their kids engaged on the experience exploring the marine environment and the outdoors in a safe and controlled way. We offer discounted rates for families with kids on some tours.

What is the minimum age for a kid to join this sea kayaking trip?

Kids from 5 years old may join a standard group trip or a private trip. We always walk with kids at a relaxed pace giving them the opportunity to learn and have fun.

What is the trip best suited for me, how do I choose?

All of our trips are designed to be suitable for everybody. Each one has its own unique characteristics. Best way to choose a trip among others is to check which one departs closer from the place you are staying.

Do you offer private trips?

Yes, we can organize a private tour, standard or tailor made, just for you, your family or your friends.

Should I book a standard trip or a private trip?

If you are happy to hike with a mixed group or don’t want to spend as much money then booking a standard group trip is the best way to go. Private trips really work best with groups of experienced hikers or groups of friends who want to do something a bit different, would like to do a more advanced journey or just want to have privacy and enjoy the trip just themselves.

Is lunch provided?

Yes, simple, nutritious and flavorsome, the food is one of the pleasures during our trips. Halfway we make a relaxing stop at a nice place to taste a picnic with freshly baked bread, organic garden-grown fruits and vegetables, homemade olive oil, and cheese.

What route will we take?

We usually perform our tours within a certain route aiming to visit the most beautiful spots each trip has to offer however; your guide is likely to choose an alternative route that suits the conditions on the day and the experience and needs of the group. This is the safest and best way to operate Kayaking trips.

Where do I park my car?

You can park your vehicle safely and for free near our meeting point. Feel free to ask us about parking condition for a specific trip.

What happens if the weather is unsuitable?

A hiking trip is either cancelled and we return your money back or arranged for another day.

How can I book for Sea kayak Navarino trip?

You can fill up the online booking form at Sea kayak Navarino bay or at the trip you want to participate.