Excursion

Kayaking at Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve

Paddle a kayak in the sea off Cabo de Gata. See the coves, coral, and marine life of this UNESCO Global Geopark.  

  • Code
    ALM-DY
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Walking Type
    Medium
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
  • Duration
    Approximately 5 hours

It’s a 45-minute drive from the pier to Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve, Spanish for “cape of the cat.” Meet your experienced guides for a safety briefing and paddling orientation. Then climb aboard and slip your oars into the water to discover Cabo de Gata, and see why UNESCO granted its geopark declaration in 1997.

Andalusia’s first protected marine-terrestrial reserve, Cabo de Gata is home to numerous exclusive species of flora and fauna, as well as one of Europe’s most arid ecosystems. From your kayak, see volcanic cliffs, protected coves, and thriving coral reefs. If you wish, take advantage of the time allotted and go for a swim and snorkel in these crystalline waters.

Enjoy a light picnic lunch before returning to the pier.

Important Notes:Guests must be 8 years old to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. This excursion is not wheelchair accessible and is only suitable for those passengers in good physical condition. Guests must not have pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions, or any other medical condition. The weight limit for each guest is 220 pounds. Guests can expect to walk for 15 minutes over uneven sand, grass and gravel, and paddle the kayak for two hours. It is recommended that guests dress in loose comfortable clothing over swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable walking or sports shoes that can get wet. As you will get wet on this excursion, any electronic devices such as MP3 players, cell phones and cameras, as well as any valuable items, must be stored in a sealable, waterproof dry bag or left on board the ship. Any damage occurring to these items is the responsibility of the guests. Provided equipment includes the kayak, paddle, lifejacket, back and tight drum, and snorkeling gear. This excursion is weather dependent, and the order of sights visited may vary. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.