POLIGNANO A MARE kayak trip

The POLIGNANO A MARE kayak trip is a fascinating tour, not physically demanding and therefore also suitable for those who have never gone kayaking.
Included in the price is the SEA KAYAK COURSE FOR BEGINNERS guided by a 2nd level sea kayak instructor of the Italian Canoe and Kayak Federation.

• PRICE: check out the
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• DURATION: 3 hours
• DISTANCE: 5 km a/r
• DIFFICULTY: easy

Polignano kayak trip description

The POLIGNANO kayak trip is a fascinating tour, not physically demanding and therefore also suitable for those who have never gone kayaking. Included in the price is the SEA KAYAK COURSE FOR BEGINNERS guided by a 2nd level sea kayak instructor of the Italian Canoe and Kayak Federation. On the way we will show you hidden caves and ravines, all to be explored! After putting on the life jackets and entering our kayaks, we will be ready to sail southwards alongside the splendid and very high coast of Polignano. We will pass by the famous beach of Lama Monachile, we will visit Arcivescovado Cave, Palazzese Cave and will swim into the clear water of the Sotto Favale. This trip gives great emotions and allows you to navigate the blue waters of the coast of Polignano looking at the very high rocky coast that separates the city from the sea. We will take advantage of the unique perspective from the sea and the proximity to the coast that only a kayak can offer to visit one of the most beautiful stretches of sea in Puglia!

Polignano kayak trip starting and ending point

Cala Paura – Polignano a Mare. (Google Maps link)

Polignano a Mare is one of those city to be seen at least once in a lifetime. But what to see in Polignano a Mare and above all how to see it in one day? Looking at the photographs, you want to be there already. The most beautiful postcard images always portray the sea. And so it is! The best known and most photographed places in the city are Lama Monachile, the only beach in Polignano, and the sea caves. All these places can be explored by kayak by taking a trip along the high rocky coast on which Polignano stands.

LAMA MONACHILE

It is one of the most picturesque and best-known places in Polignano a Mare, famous above all for the inlet between the high rocky walls overlooking the sea. We are talking about Lama Monachile, located right at the entrance of the village and a stone’s throw from the historic center, the bed of an ancient stream, now dried up, which flowed into the sea.
The lama can be seen well from a 15-meter high bridge built by the Bourbons in the 1800s. Going along it, one cannot help leaning to immortalize this breathtaking view. Coming down from the bridge, using the steps that connect it to the bay below, we find ourselves inside the lama. The path to the sea, paved with white pebbles, leads us to the famous Cala Monachile. The mouth of the blade is represented by a sandy and pebbly beach, framed by the monumental cliff that stands out in the reflection of the crystal clear waters. It is here that the ancient river that furrowed these rocks flowed.

THE MARINE CAVES NEAR POLIGNANO A MARE

There are 21 caves that can be seen from the kayak along the Polignano’s coast which goes from Cala Paura to Porto Alga. Kayaking allows you to visit many more than the bulky and polluting tourist boats.

For description of all caves please read the blog post The 21 caves of Polignano a Mare

Polignano kayak trip map

Our Regulation and the answer to the most common questions that are addressed to us.

Trips can be booked directly on the website. Payment is made in the same time with Paypal, Debit or Credit Card.

There is a 100% refund only in case of cancellation by the customer at least 24 hours in advance. Any cancellation made less than 24 hours in advance from the date of the trip does not entitle you to a refund or credit and the entire cost of the trip will be credited.

Up to 24 hours before departure you are entitled to a free booking change. It is not possible to change your reservation when there are less than 24 hours left before departure. To change your booking you must cancel the existing booking (which will be automatically refunded) and book a new trip from those available on the calendar.

In case of bad weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to 2 hours before departure.
Communication will take place via email. For this reason, please always check your email inbox for new messages. The whole cost of the tickets will be refund. Light rain, variable weather forecast, scattered clouds, light wind or high temperatures are not accepted reasons to get a refund in case of cancellation by the customer. It’s possible to check accurate weather forecasts on our website on this page.

In the form “Description” of each trip you will find the Google Maps link of the meeting point. In any case, for any problem in reaching the meeting point, you can communicate with us via Whatsapp.

Our trips are made to be joined by anyone, especially beginners. The distances are relatively short and no particular skill or strength is required. Nonetheless, good physical shape and a weight strictly less than 100kg are required. The instructor reserves the right to check the weight of the participants and to prevent anyone weighing 100kg or more from starting. No refund is provided in this case.

The minimum age to join our trips is 6 years. Up to the age of 12, children will have to go in a double kayak together with an accompanying adult. From 12 years up there are no limits. In summary:

  • 0-5 years old: CANNOT join trips;
  • 6-11 years old: can join trips only with an adult in a double kayak;
  • 12+ years old: can join trips without any limitation.

The adult with a child in a double kayak must be in very good physical shape to drive a double kayak (longer and heavier) alone.
The cost of the ticket for a child is lower than for an adult. For this reason the instructor reserves the right to check his identity document before departure which the adult is therefore required to bring with him.
In the event that an age is different from that declared at the time of booking or is not compatible with participation in the trip, the instructor reserves the right to request an addition to the cost of the ticket or to prevent departure. No refund is provided in the latter case.

Recommended items

  • Sunscreen
  • Half liter bottled water (to put under the bungee in front of the seat)
  • Anti-nausea medicine (to be taken before the trip if you suffer from seasickness)

Recommended clothing

  • Swimsuit
  • T-shirt
  • Water shoes (closed shoes that can get wet as an alternative). Flip-flops are not recommended
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses with safety lanyard

We will keep non-bulky valuables such as wallets, cell phones and car keys. Small bags or backpacks can be stored in the hatches of the kayaks or in the car of the guide. Be careful because in the hatches the backpack could get wet and the car is not guarded.

The course for beginners, has the task of making everyone, especially beginners, able to go kayaking with the minimum skill required for carrying out the trip. However, it may happen that, despite the course for beginners and the instructor’s tips given in the water, the minimum skill required for carrying out the trip are not achieved. For example, an insufficiency in balance may occur which causes repeated capsizing or in the execution of the circular stroke to change direction. Unfortunately, in a group experience the instructor in the water cannot dedicate a lot of time to a person who may be in difficulty since during this time the entire group remains without a guide and a longer time could be dangerous for the success of the trip for the entire group. In these cases, at the sole discretion of the instructor in the water, it will not be possible to join the trip and the person will be accompanied to the starting point. A refund of 50% of the ticket cost is expected.

If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to 2 hours before departure. Communication will take place via email. For this reason, please always check your email inbox for new messages. The whole cost of the tickets will be refund.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

POLIGNANO A MARE kayak trip
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