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Cabo de Gata: Kayak & Snorkel Excursion in Natural Park

1. Cabo de Gata: Kayak & Snorkel Excursion in Natural Park

The activity will begin, taking an introductory course in kayak management, then you will be able to observe during the tour where you will observe the different coves and cliffs of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, the only volcanic park on the Iberian Peninsula. You will make different stops during the tour where the guide will explain and interpret the curiosities, stories and distribution of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. In the middle of the route there is a technical stop, where the materials for snorkeling are delivered and where the guide will make an underwater tour showing the marine bottoms full of Posidonia and between them a lot of marine life. Once the snorkel activity is over, the return journey to the departure point will start, where the material will be given a refreshing drink to discuss with the guides the anecdotes of the excursion.

San José: Cabo de Gata Natural Park Kayak and Snorkel Tour

2. San José: Cabo de Gata Natural Park Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Enjoy a kayaking and snorkeling adventure that is suitable for beginners from San José in Almeria. Start with a safety and instructional briefing to increase your comfort during the trip. Dive into the history of the area with commentary from your guide. Meet your guide at the activity provider's stand on the San José Beach. Your guide will let you know how to use the snorkeling and kayaking gear to ensure that you are confident in the water.  Set off along the coast to see the Cueva del Tabaco, Cala Higuera, and the Cala Higuera point. Cool off along the way with snorkeling stops that allow you to uncover the park's stunning marine biodiversity.  Learn about the history of San José and the pirates of Cabo de Gata. Find out how the Castle of San José was of great importance against these attacks. Find out about the natural formations that you pass along the way. 

Cabo de Gata: Natural Park Kayaking and Snorkel Excursion

3. Cabo de Gata: Natural Park Kayaking and Snorkel Excursion

Get to know the magnificent Cabo de Gata and Níjar Natural Park from the sea. Explore the coastline by kayak before snorkeling in the clear waters an observing the underwater landscape. Before embarking, learn basic paddling and kayaking techniques and listen to safety instructions. Venture out down the coast, spotting a number of coves and rock formation that are inaccessible by land and only visible from the sea. Navigate in and out of rocky caves. Get up close to sheer volcanic cliffs. Learn about the wildlife and geology of the natural park, one of most protected areas in Spain due to ecological, historical, anthropological, and geological significance.  Stop in a hidden cove in the marine reserve to go swimming before paddling back to the beach where you started.

Carboneras: Guided Yacht Tour to 5 Beaches of Cabo de Gata

4. Carboneras: Guided Yacht Tour to 5 Beaches of Cabo de Gata

Start your coastal cruise in the traditional fishing port of Carboneras. Sail to la Cala del Corral and las Salinicas. Admire the crystal-clear waters and volcanic cliffs of Playa de los Muertos.  Then, navigate the Cabo de Mesa Roldan. See its fossilized coral reef and the Mesa Roldán Lighthouse. Continue on to Cala Puente, Cala Sorbas, and Cala Castillo until you arrive at the small fishing town of Agua Amarga. Marvel at the best views of this small town from the sea. Drop anchor at the secluded Cala de Enmedio. Swim and snorkel in its clear waters before heading back to the port of Carboneras.

San José: Cabo de Gata Boat Trip

5. San José: Cabo de Gata Boat Trip

Sail through the National Park of Cabo de Gata on this guided cruise from the charming town of San José. Feel the sea breeze in your hair as you glide by virgin coves, volcanoes, and the ruins of towers and castles. Meet your guide in San José and board a comfortable boat with a fiber frame. Sunbathe on deck or chill out in the under the awning that covers half the boat. Admire views of the white-washed houses of San José as you depart for you adventure. Enjoy an tour that can be taken all year round with the average annual temperature in Cabo de Gata exceeding 20 degrees Celsius. Find the places where movies such as "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" or "The Neverending Story" were filmed. Admire turquoise and crystalline waters of protected coves and. In summer, stop to snorkel and look for sea life like red star fish and cuttlefish. Hear about the area's pirate history from your guide. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

Cabo de Gata Natural Park: Guided Snorkeling Tour

6. Cabo de Gata Natural Park: Guided Snorkeling Tour

Meet your instructor 100 meters from where you will be entering the water. Listen to a safety briefing and then receive your mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit. Before entering the water, you will listen to an introduction about the natural environment of the area. Hear about the history of the area, its volcanic origin, and the biodiversity you will encounter while snorkeling. Once you have learned how to use the equipment correctly, the guide will accompany you on an itinerary designed to observe the three types of marine ecosystems existing in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. First, explore one of the best-preserved Posidonia meadows in the entire Mediterranean, which shelters hundreds of different species. Next, explore underwater caves, and narrow gaps in the rock that you can swim through. These formations are thanks to the recent volcanic activity of the area. Then continue to the third distinct area. Since underwater fishing is prohibited in this environment, most of the fish will not be frightened by your presence, so you can observe them up close. The guide will be watching out at all times for the safety of the group, warning you of any possible dangers and ensuring you feel safe and comfortable. When your guided snorkeling experience is over, swim back to the original meeting point to return your equipment.

Carboneras: 4- or 8-Hour Boat Rental with or without License

7. Carboneras: 4- or 8-Hour Boat Rental with or without License

Choose between 3 boats, with or without licence and explore the beautiful surroundings of Playa de los Cocones at your own pace. Rental of a rigid boat Dipol Cala 400 totally new from 2022, without the need for a nautical license (+18 years). This boat allows up to 5 people. 4m in length and 15cv engine. Control with steering wheel and seat, upholstery, ladder, anchoring equipment. Astec 400 semi-rigid boat rental, without the need for a nautical license (+18 years). This boat allows up to 4 people. 4m in length and 15cv engine. Control with steering wheel and seat, ladder, anchoring equipment. Semi-rigid boat rental Valiant D.R. 520 that requires a minimum nautical qualification (navigation license onwards) ideal for the coves of the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park. Up to 6 adults and 2 children in this comfortable boat of 50CV and 5.2m in length, equipped with awning, bow solarium, anchor, ladder, stereo...

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What people are saying about Almeria

This week in September, my partner and I did the Kayak + Snorkel activity. We did it with Dani and Javi, lovely guys. We left very happy, because they made the activity very enjoyable. It was not the first time that I had done a kayak activity with a company and it had nothing to do with it. They took us through caves and explained many things of interest about the Cabo de Gata natural park and we made a stop to snorkel at Playazo de Rodalquilar. And at the beginning they explained to us how to use the paddle and what to do in any circumstance for people who were taking a kayak for the first time. They made us feel safe and we had fun with them. It was a very fun and entertaining experience.

An experience I had always wanted to try.....I wasn't disappointed. The 2 guides were friendly, helpful & knowledgable. After a quick lesson we set off from a beautiful cove in Las Negras and kayaked along the coast, into a cave & onto another cove for swimming. The scenery was spectacular & it was a great feeling to sit on the waves.

We highly recommend the tour! We got some facts about the surrounding and very good instructions. We felt safe the whole time and it was soo much fun and relaxing at the same time! We would definitely do it again.

Great trip with Jorge. A great professional who explained everything to us in a super interesting way. The route was very complete. Highly recommended.

Jorge was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable, great value trip!