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.

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• DURATION: 2-3 hours
• DISTANCE: 5 km (to and fro)

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. 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 the most beautiful caves and ravines of the route and finally we will arrive in Porto Alga for a short stop before returning. 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 the Adriatic Salento!

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.


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.


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 itinerary

Day 1

Polignano kayak trip cost includes

  • One or more english speaking guides during the trip
  • Sea kayak course for beginners
  • Single or double kayak (it is not possible to choose them in advance, they will be assigned by the guide)
  • Paddle and life jacket
  • Photoshoot

Polignano kayak trip cost excludes

  • Bottled water

Recommended items for Polignano kayak trip

  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled water

Recommended clothing for Polignano kayak trip

  • Swimsuit
  • T-shirt preferably clear and in lycra fabric
  • Water shoes (not slippers or flip-flops)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses with safety lanyard

Notes for Polignano kayak trip

  • All participants will be provided with very stable and easy to handle polyethylene sea kayaks, both single and double.
  • For participation in the trip is required a good physical fitness.
  • Every child under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult with whom he will share a double kayak (subject to availability).

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