4.9
| 45 reviews

Sea Kayak and Wild Camp in Menorca

3 nights
Moderate

An epic mini-adventure paddling to secluded coves, swimming in the Mediterranean and wild camping on deserted beaches

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with experienced, English-speaking guide

Wild camping

3 nights wild camping on beaches

Meals

Munch on tasty local food throughout

Transfers

To and from your hotel or back to the airport afterwards

Equipment

All your kayaking and camping equipment

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 8 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

4.9
| 45 reviews
The perfect short break
May 2024
Billi
The perfect short break
May 2024
Billi
The perfect short break
May 2024
Billi
The perfect short break
May 2024
Billi
The perfect short break
May 2024
Billi
The perfect short break
May 2024
Billi
The perfect short break
May 2024
Billi
The perfect short break
May 2024
Billi
The perfect short break
May 2024
Billi
Overall a really lovely trip. I've never ka...
November 2023
Sabrina
Overall a really lovely trip. I've never ka...
November 2023
Sabrina
Overall a really lovely trip. I've never ka...
November 2023
Sabrina
Overall a really lovely trip. I've never ka...
November 2023
Sabrina
The whole trip was fantastic, I can’t recom...
November 2023
Lucy
This was a really great experience! We kaya...
September 2023
Teresa
This was a really great experience! We kaya...
September 2023
Teresa
The kayaking trip was great overall; you ge...
July 2023
Hannah
The kayaking trip was great overall; you ge...
July 2023
Hannah
The kayaking trip was great overall; you ge...
July 2023
Hannah
A truly magical expedition. We explored stu...
June 2023
Tong
A truly magical expedition. We explored stu...
June 2023
Tong
A truly magical expedition. We explored stu...
June 2023
Tong
I was a total beginner to kayaking and this...
June 2023
Andrea
I was a total beginner to kayaking and this...
June 2023
Andrea
An incredibly beautiful island and an amazi...
June 2023
Irene
An incredibly beautiful island and an amazi...
June 2023
Irene
An incredibly beautiful island and an amazi...
June 2023
Irene
If you’re considering this trip go ahead an...
September 2022
Sian
The expedition was outstanding – sea kayaki...
September 2022
Christian
The expedition was outstanding – sea kayaki...
September 2022
Christian

Pack in 100km of coastal kayaking over four incredible days, discovering spots off the beaten track often only accessible by sea

Paddle to hidden coves and sea caves on two different tailored routes, heading either north or south to find the best sea conditions

Wild swim and snorkel in turquoise waters, relax on idyllic beaches and bivvy on the sand beneath the stars

Key Information

Day 1

Explore the coast

Kayaking

4-5hrs · 20-25km

Meet your guide at your hotel in Mahón and head to the starting point in Cala Sant Esteve. After a quick briefing, it’s time to get into the water. You’ll paddle north or south (depending on conditions) and explore the coast before finding a secluded cove for a picnic lunch, swim and snorkel. Paddle further along the coast in the afternoon, eventually finding a small beach where you’ll set up your bivouac for the night - either at Cala Biniparratx in the south or Arenal de Mongofre in the north.

Day 2

Hidden coves

Kayaking

4-5hrs · 20-25km

Wake up on your idyllic beach spot, grab breakfast, swim, break down camp and hit the water again. If you're on the south coast you’ll paddle past limestone cliffs and explore concealed caves that are only accessible by sea, stopping for lunch in Cales Coves, an ancient necropolis. You'll paddle along two of the largest beaches on the island, Son Bou with its lovely, transparent waters and Binigaus, where you'll spend the night.

If you have headed north you'll kayak to remote islets and the oldest rocks of the island before stopping for lunch in the cove of Cala en Turqueta. Spend the afternoon paddling past the cliffs and caves of La Mola de Fornells and tackle the crossing to Cap de Cavalleria. You’ll set up camp at Cala Cavalleria, known for its crystal water, perfect for a sunset swim before dinner and another night bivvying on the beach.

Day 3

Idyllic beaches

Kayaking

4-5hrs · 20-25km

Wake, swim, eat, paddle, repeat! In the south you'll delve deeper into Menorca’s off-the-beaten-track locations, discover beaches at Fustam, Trebalúger and Mitjana and paddle into caves before finding a good spot for lunch. In the afternoon a light paddle takes you to the pearl of the island, Macarelleta where you'll spend the night.

On the north coast, you’ll discover the jewel beaches of Binimel·là and Pregonda and swim in the seagrass meadows before settling in for lunch at Cala del Pilar - a beautiful and rugged cove. In the afternoon you’ll paddle onto Cala Algaiarens (a quiet beach surrounded by scenic cliffs) to set up camp and enjoy the night sky.

Day 4

One last paddle

Kayaking

4-5hrs · 20-25km

Kick off the final day of the adventure with a swim at two of the clearest water beaches on the island, Macarelleta in the south and Algaiarens in the north. Grab coffee and breakfast before hitting the water for the last day of paddling. Explore the caves beneath the highest cliffs on the north coast in Cala Morell, while in the south you'll paddle towards Son Saura for a swim and lunch on the beach before reaching the finish line at Son Xoriguer. Whether you finish up in the north or the south, your guide will transfer you back to Menorca Airport in the late afternoon in time for your onward flight, or at your accommodation in Mahón if you are staying on longer in Menorca.

Day 1

Wild camping · Tarp

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 – Day 3

Wild camping · Tarp

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 4

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Expect tasty, homemade meals cooked by your guides on the beach. Breakfast will include coffee or tea, bread, marmalade, ham, cheese, fruit and muesli. Lunch will be bread, fruit, rice or pasta salads, while dinner will be pasta or rice-based dishes. Your host can cater to vegetarian and gluten-free diets, just let them know beforehand.

What is the accommodation like?

Menorca

You’ll stay on a different, remote beach every night with just the stars and your fellow kayakers for company. You'll wake up to the sounds of the sea, watch the sun rise from your bivouac, roll out of your sleeping bag and jump straight into the water. Large tarp covers are provided if you would like to sleep under one, with each tarp wide enough for 4 people. Your hosts will provide all the groceries and logistical support needed to complete the expedition successfully. As this is really wild camping there are no facilities available - we advise bringing biodegradable soap to wash in the sea and to be comfortable enough with finding wild toilet spots. Your host will advise you where the best place to 'visit' is.

This trip has been rated as Moderate

You’ll need good physical fitness and be able to paddle for long distances each day. Your guide will offer paddling and safety instruction and while some sea kayaking experience is definitely preferred, it is not essential.

Menorca has a typically Mediterranean climate and is usually lovely and warm. Average maximum temperatures for May-June are 22-26°C (71-79°F) while July and August are the hottest months to visit with average highs of 28-30°C (82-86°F). Sea temperatures in Menorca are perfect for kayaking, swimming and snorkelling. The sea warms up from May-June reaching 17-19°C (62-66°F), rising to 24°C (75°F) by the hottest months of July and August.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Your accommodation in Mahón

09:30 on Day 1

Ends

Menorca Airport or Mahón town centre

16:30 on Day 4

Transfers

Your host suggests arriving the day before the start of the trip and spending the night at a hotel in the small town of Mahón (a 10-minute drive by taxi from Menorca Airport) from where you'll be picked up the following day. At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back in Mahón town centre or at Menorca Airport (MAH).

Travel options

There are regular flights to Menorca (MAH) from airports across Europe. You’re free to book any flight that departs Menorca after 18:30 on Day 4 if you are flying directly home.

Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 12.5% discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

What's included?

  • Fully equipped kayak (Zegul)
  • Personal flotation device (Astral)
  • Sprayskirt (Reed)
  • Paddle (Werner Camano)
  • 2 waterproof bags for personal use during the trip (20l) (Egalis and Seal Line)
  • Overnight equipment for the group (MSR awnings and Thermarest inflatable mattresses)
  • Toilet kit (toilet paper, biodegradable bags to carry paper out to dispose of)
  • Energy bars and snacks

What do I need to bring?

CLOTHING

  • Lightweight trousers/shorts/skirts
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear & socks
  • Swimming costume
  • Warm clothes for the evening
  • Water shoes/jelly shoes/thin neoprene boots
  • Trainers

SLEEPING

  • Sleeping bag - 3 seasons
  • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • lightweight inflatable travel pillow

OTHER

  • Lightweight packable towel
  • Universal travel plug adapter
  • Power bank or solar charger
  • Passports (and visas)
  • Travel Insurance documents
  • Ear plugs
  • Insect repellant
  • Suncream
  • Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment and seasickness tablets if needed)
  • Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
  • Alcohol hand-gel
  • Headtorch or torch
  • Reusable water bottle (1 litre)
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Sleeping Bag hire (3 nights)

Payable Before Departure

Sleeping Bag hire (3 nights)

Per Person

Catherine M.(June 2024)
A truly wonderful experience

What a truly wonderful experience. Everything from the organisation, to the kayaking route, to the camping, to the food and the other people was fantastic. The first two days are hard but the effort is more than rewarded with the incredible locations and dramatic scenery. I loved it all.

Jonathan T.(June 2024)
Very well organised, great food

Very well organised, great food and excellent guides. Would definitely recommend to others, might even come again next year.

Billi(May 2024)
The perfect short break
The perfect short break
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The perfect short break
The perfect short break
The perfect short break
The perfect short break
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The perfect short break

Beautiful holiday with the nicest like minded group of people. I went solo and had a great time. I had limited kayaking experience but sporty in general and did not struggle. The guides were brilliant. We woke up on the most beautiful beaches to fresh fruit and freshly brewed coffee. The colour of the water was insane (crystal clear) and the scenery stunning. We had no issues with insects during the time we were there. Camping was comfortable thanks to the thermarest sleeping mat supplied. Also, we had no way of washing hair along the trip so bring your dry shampoo (and a hat!) As a veggie the food was perfect, from pasta to risotto and fresh salads. It was amazing to see what they cooked along the trip. Lots of snacks and fruit included. They really did think of everything. I’d definitely take warm clothes for the evenings as it would get quite chilly, despite the warm days. (I went mid May) The first few days were the most challenging due to the strong winds but things calmed down the further along the coast we went. Plenty of down time for swimming and chilling. It really was the perfect break.

Lucy R.(May 2024)
A fab trip

A brilliant trip with good company, scenery, food and camping locations and beautiful scenery. If you have never paddled before then it is essential to have a good level of fitness as the water conditions can be challenging. Ensure that you bring some warm clothing and a good sleeping bag as it can be cold at night. I would definitely recommend this trip if you like a challenge and enjoy being on the water. I look forward to coming again!

Isobel R.(May 2024)
The best way to experience Menorca

The trip is so well planned, it was an absolute blast. We were lucky enough to have an incredible group of people who helped make the experience unforgettable. The first day we had a strong wind which made it quite hard work, even for those of us with some previous kayaking experience, so be mindful of this when booking & make sure your fitness is to a good standard! The team at Karetta are so welcoming, friendly and good fun! I would recommend this to everyone I know, book now!!

Tara(November 2023)

I was suitably knackered after 4 days sea kayaking on crystal clear waters with sunshine, caves, snorkelling, wild bivvies on beaches, plenty of food to fuel us along the way & lots of information to take in.

James(November 2023)

A really good trip spent kayaking and snorkeling with plenty off time to chill out in the evenings aswell as stargazing at night. Lucas and Miguel the guides were friendly and made sure everyone was catered for. Can't fault anything about it and would recommend to anyone interested.

Jessica(November 2023)

Wonderful trip, well thought out, guides very knowledge about the area, its history and geology. Really friendly set up and lots of interesting caves to look at, we camped on some beautiful beaches. An amazing time all round, thank you so much!

Carol(November 2023)

Luka was an excellent guide, with instructions, local knowledge on land form, wild life and providing the best experience possible. We were able to explore caves safely. The food provided was excellent and superceeded expectations. As a single person going on this adventure I was extremely pleased with the dynamics of the group - all were really lovely and I’m sure new friendships have been formed. Would highly recommend

Anna(November 2023)

Really an incredible trip - beautiful locations and very well planned, always felt safe while kayaking and loved the camping which was comfortable while also feeling pretty off the grid.

Sabrina(November 2023)
Overall a really lovely trip. I've never ka...
Overall a really lovely trip. I've never ka...
Overall a really lovely trip. I've never ka...
Overall a really lovely trip. I've never ka...

Overall a really lovely trip. I've never kayaked before so was great to learn a new skill but you definitely need to be in decent shape. Some of the legs could be as long as 2 hours, and in choppy conditions, so a good level of fitness is needed as I could see some others struggling. The hosts were knowledgeable and eager to share information about the island and its sustainability. The camping bits were comfortable enough (just don't underestimate how chilly it can get at night in a cove!). There was plenty of food as well and dinners were quite tasty.

Sarah(November 2023)

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and felt it was very professionally managed and organised. The leaders took great care of us and I was astounded at the food they produced, the care they took and the infectious joy they passed on to us all not just for the kayaking but for the country and scenery as well.

I would recommend this company to anyone - I was the oldest in the group at 67 years old but felt very much part of the group.

Lucy(November 2023)