Kayaking in the Protected Marine Area

Porto Cesareo, Italy

Experience hosted by Francesco

3 hours, Hosted in 5 languages
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes transportation

What you'll do

I will guide you in this fascinating marine excursion in Kayak and Canoeing, we will do Snorkeling and Trekking exploring the Marine Protected Area of ​​Porto Cesareo and the unique and rich biodiversity marine ecosystems that characterize it. We will dive to do Archaeological Snorkeling and admire the famous Roman columns lying on the sandy bottom only 4 m deep. We will explore islands and hidden beaches, snorkelling on the coral beach and along the underwater paths of the Marine Protected Area, we will observe the underwater caves and seabed rich in marine life. We will visit the Island of Malva and we will disembark on the wonderful Isola dei Conigli, here we will do Trekking to discover the fantastic coves and hidden beaches that open along the coast line and snorkel in this paradise on earth. We will explore the peninsula of the Strea and its lagoon. Back in Porto Cesareo we will visit the Museum of Marine Biology, we will return to the starting point where the excursion will end.
Other things to note
►As we move: paddling in Kayak, snorkeling in the sea, walking on foot
►Typology of the seabed: sand / beach 90%, rock 10%.
I will guide you in this fascinating marine excursion in Kayak and Canoeing, we will do Snorkeling and Trekking exploring the Marine Protected Area of ​​Porto Cesareo and the unique and rich biodiversity marine ecosystems that characterize it. We will dive to do Archaeological Snorkeling and admire the famous Roman columns lying on the sandy bottom only 4 m deep. We will explore islands and hidden beaches, snorkelling on the coral beach and along…

What's included

  • Transportation
    Kayak / Canoe: Kayak / Canoe single, two-seater, triple, paddles.

Meet your host, Francesco

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 39 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Francesco Chiappalone, a graduate in Natural Sciences and specialized in Marine and Coastal Biology and Ecology. Im a Naturalist, Ecologist and Marine Biologist, I spent a lifetime in exploring and outdoor activity for naturalistic research. I am professionalizing in the tourism sector as an Environmental and Excursion Guide (A.i.g.a.e.) and 1st level Master: Management and Entrepreneurship of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism with which he wins for the best Project with which he born Naturally Salento, my excursion agency. I will guide you to the discovery of this Marine Protected Area.
I'm Francesco Chiappalone, a graduate in Natural Sciences and specialized in Marine and Coastal Biology and Ecology. Im a Naturalist, Ecologist and Marine Biologist, I spent a lifetime in exploring and outdoor activity for naturalistic research. I am professionalizing in the tourism sector as an Environmental and Excursion Guide (A.i.g.a.e.) and 1st level Master: Management and Entrepreneurship of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism with which he wins for the best Project with which he born Nat…
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Where you'll be

►Excursion in Kayak and Canoeing in the Protected Marine Area
►Snorkeling on the Archaeological site of Scalo di Furno
►The Roman columns submerged
- Torre Santo Stefano
►The Island of Malva
- The coral beach
►The Island of Rabbits
- Disembarkation, relaxation and bath
►Snorkeling on Rabbit Island
- The lagoon of Porto Cesareo
► Trekking on the Strea Path
- The Penisola della Strea
- Porto Cesareo
►The Museum of Marine Biology
End of excursion

Rated 4.82 out of 5 from 39 reviews.

Donato
August 2021
Esperienza unica e irripetibile, io e l mia ragazza abbiamo passato una mattinata da ricordare! Ringrazio Nunzia e Pier per la disponibilità e professionalità! Consigliatissimo
Alan
August 2021
Very nice places visited and friendly staff BUT the description of the experience in Airbnb is in English so we were expecting an English tour and although he speaks English the big majority of the tour is in Italian. He translate few of the explanations but it’s not as extensive as in Italian. A pity because he seems a very knowledgeable guide. The snorkeling part is not really amazing there are some corals and very few fishes
Francesco
August 2021
Esperienza molto bella con guide preparate che hanno sicuramente dato un valore aggiunto. Alla portata di tutti anche con bambini
Jacqueline
August 2021
Bella escursione per esplorare qualche angolo piu tranquillo di questo affollatissimo Salento. Francesco e Nunzia sono attenti e appassionati del loro lavoro e della loro terra (anzi....mare!). quindi sono state delke ottime guide! Grazie!
Katharina
August 2021
Die Tour war schön, die Guides waren nett und hilfsbereit und vor allem die antiken Säulen, am Meeresgrund (sie liegen) waren ein tolles Erlebnis. Was nicht so gut war, war die Beschreibung der Dinge die man mitbringen soll und die Beschreibung des Ausflugs an sich. Der Treffpunkt der Tour ist direkt am Strand. Es gibt keine Möglichkeit sich vor Ort umzuziehen, auf Toilette zu gehen oder überflüssiges Gepäck sicher zu verstauen. Was man dabei hat muss mit auf das Kanu/Kayak. Wir hatten aufgrund der Beschreibung viel zu viel dabei, die Drybags sind klein und so wurde allerlei ziemlich nass. Die Wanderung über die geschützte Insel entpuppte sich als Spaziergang, für den man keine extra festen Schuhe oder Kleidung braucht (es sei denn die Jahreszeit erfordert dies zum Beispiel im Winter) was man allerdings mitbringen sollte sind Wasserschuhe, denn dort wo man schnorcheln geht, kommt man sonst nicht ins Wasser. Neben der Gepäck Chaotik war es für uns auch noch schade, dass wir als Paar kein Partnerkanu/Kayak mehr bekommen konnten, da die Gruppe so groß war, dass es keine mehr gab. Zudem, aber dafür kann der Veranstalter nichts, hatten viele Italiener gerade Ferien, sodass die Parksituation zu Beginn schwierig war und auf der Insel, dem Naturschutzgebiet waren lauter Menschen, die ihren Müll überall liegen ließen. Fährt man so wie wir wenn es warm ist braucht man meiner Meinung nach Sonnencreme, ein Handtuch, Wasserschuhe, Taucherbrille plus Schnorchel, etwas zu essen und zu trinken und die Badesachen die man trägt. Wenn man will kann man sich noch ein dünnes Shirt mitnehmen um sich vor der Sonne zu schützen oder wenn man schnell friert.
Damiano
August 2021
Esperienza assolutamente da fare se si viene in vacanza nei paraggi. Personale molto cortese, alla mano e assolutamente preparatissimo su tutto ciò che si incontra durante l'esperienza. Consigliatissimo!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

What to bring: backpack, water bottle 1l, energy food and drink, dried fruit, energy bars.

Recommended clothing: light hiking clothing, cotton t-shirt, light trousers, rock shoes, swimsuit, beach towel, spares, waterproof / windbreaker hiking jacket, hat, sunglasses, protection