The Santa Maria di Leuca kayak trip is a trip along the last stretch of the ionian coast of Salento. It is 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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• PRICE: 45€
• DURATION: 3 hours
• DISTANCE: 5 km (to and fro)

Leuca kayak trip description

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 south from Marina di Felloniche , alongside the splendid Ionian coast of Santa Maria di Leuca. We will enter many caves including: Drago Cave, Della Stalla Cave, Tre Porte Cave, Del Presepe Cave, River Cave. In the latter you will get off the kayaks for a short stop before going back to Marina di Felloniche.

Leuca kayak trip starting and ending point

At the beach of Marina di Felloniche. (link Google Maps)

The two seas in Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca is a village on the extreme southern tip of Salento. In front of its coast the watershed between the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea looms . Under certain conditions, looking from the top of the cliff, it is possible to clearly see a real dividing line in the open sea, clearly distinguishable by the naked eye, actually due to the meeting between the currents coming from the Gulf of Taranto and the Canale d’Otranto. It is a spectacular phenomenon that really deserves to be seen at least once in a lifetime.

The coast of Santa Maria di Leuca

There are no great beaches in Leuca, but the beauty of its coast and the blue sea make Leuca one of the most visited and loved places in all of Salento. The coast is mainly high and jagged, with rocks falling sheer above the sea. From the kayak it is possible to visit a breathtaking coastal landscape dotted with infinite caves, from the largest to the smallest.

The caves along the coast of Santa Maria di Leuca

Together with Polignano a Mare and Gargano, this is the place where you can meet the largest number of sea caves in Puglia . In this trip there are dozens! While only a few can be visited by boat, practically all can be visited by kayak! Sea kayak is in fact the perfect boat for this type of trip (we explain this topic in this article).

The Costa Otranto park

In 2006, the territory of Santa Maria di Leuca became part of the Costa Otranto park. A park that aims to protect and safeguard the coast and the sea, leaving it intact and unspoiled for the next generations.

Leuca kayak trip itinerary

Day 1

Leuca 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

Leuca kayak trip cost excludes

  • Bottled water

Recommended items for Leuca kayak trip

  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled water

Recommended clothing for Leuca 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 Leuca 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).

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

From € 45
per Adult
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