Kayaking | Vila Franca do Campo

FROM 65€per person

Booking Options

65€ Per person

Half Day

65€ Per person

or 80€ for pickup

Special Conditions

  • Contact Us for group reservations with 9 or more elements.
  • 25% discount for children between 8-12 years old.
  • 10% discount when booking 2nd activity. Discount applied on the 2nd activity

What’s included?

  • Accredited guides;
  • All Kayaking material (kayaks, paddles and life jackets);
  • Snorkeling gear (mask and snorkel);
  • Insurances;
  • Photos / Videos;
  • Waterproof barrels (to take your essential belongings with you);
  • Transportation (Pick-up and Drop-off), if the respective option is chosen and available.

Your activity

If you enjoy physical exercise and want to take advantage of the unique opportunity to explore and discover the islet of Vila Franca do Campo then this activity is ideal for you. Join us on this kayaking adventure along the coast and discover the best-hidden treasures, the high cliffs, bays, small caves and unknown beaches.

With our hospitable and experienced guides, discover the most surprising stories and legends of this place. Let yourself be enchanted by this islet while snorkeling and get to know the marine biodiversity present in its crystal-clear waters.

  • This experience is suitable for (almost) all ages and levels of experience.
  • Explore the emblematic islet of Vila Franca.
  • Discover the marine biodiversity in the blue charms of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters with the possibility of snorkeling.
  • Family kayaks for a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child, stable and comfortable for beginners.



The islet of Vila Franca is a Protected Area and there is a concern to preserve this place. For this reason, there are some restrictions and limitations to access according to the time of year:

NOTE: A discount will be applied automatically during the booking process due to the specified limitations.


Start your adventure at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo, in the village with the same name, where one of the main tourist attractions of São Miguel Island is located – the islet of Vila Franca do Campo. The islet is classified as a Protected Area and is the result of a submerged ancient volcano where its flooded crater formed a semicircle.

After the meeting and introduction, we will proceed with the distribution of equipment and then a safety briefing. With the orientation of the guide, we will depart from the marina in the direction of the islet where the adventure will begin.

We will explore the emblematic Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, circumnavigating it and discovering its hidden caves. This islet is also known by the name Anel da Princesa “Princess Ring”, and in the company of local guides, you will learn about the legends, stories, curiosities, and events that make this place so special and unforgettable.

Upon reaching the inside of the islet, you can relax on the small beach that forms during low tide or venture inside to better know the fauna and flora of this protected area. Take the opportunity to dive and refresh yourself in the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean while admiring and learning about marine biodiversity.

After a relaxing break and free time to explore this islet, we return to the starting point where the activity will conclude. In total, approximately 5 kilometers will be covered.


  • The duration of this excursion depends on weather conditions and the abilities of the group.
  • The safety of our clients is one of our priorities, as this activity is dependent on sea and weather conditions and may be canceled or rescheduled.
  • For more details, what to bring, check here.





Meeting point and time – Transfer

Low season ( October – May ) – at 9:30 a.m;

High season (June – September) – at 9:00 a.m.



The transfer service (pick-up and drop-off) can be booked if available.

  • High season (June – September) – pick-up and drop-off service is not available.
  • Low season ( October – May ) – between 8:00 and 8:20 in the morning.

Pick-up will be at or near your accommodation. When the activity is over, we will drop you off again at the same place. Consider this for the city of Ponta Delgada (for others, please contact us).


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  • Swimsuit: Already worn, for your comfort (optional);
  • Beach towel and dry clothes for changing after the activity;
  • Individual water bottle: We recommend drinking water before and after the activity;
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for the activity (to protect you from the sun, wind, and water splashes);
  • Sunscreen and a hat.

Additional Information


  • Normal physical fitness is recommended;
  • Knowing how to swim and feeling comfortable in the water is advisable, as this excursion takes place in open waters of the ocean;
  • No previous experience is required;
  • Children are the responsibility of an adult;
  • This activity is not recommended for individuals with back problems. Please inform us of any previous injuries, medical conditions, or health issues at the time of booking;
  • This activity is not recommended for pregnant women, as sea conditions can be variable. Please contact us before booking;
  • Our kayak has a maximum weight capacity of 240 kg (combined for both participants), meaning each participant should not exceed an individual weight of 100 kg;
  • The safety of our clients is one of our priorities, as this activity is dependent on sea and weather conditions and may be canceled or rescheduled.


Cancellation Policy

Our Cancellation Policy is described in our Terms and Conditions. It’s important to read them before making any decisions.