Kayaking in Grenada is a magical experience. You paddle a little, then drift lazily over crystal clear waters above coral reefs and around mangroves.The complex coastline of Southern Grenada entices you to explore its natural wonders. This is the joy of kayaking in the Caribbean Sea. If you can swim and you want to explore where only a boat can go, then kayaking is your chance. Our kayaking trips include full training for the novice kayaker, and take you around convoluted coastline around Woburn and Calavigny Bays. This area is not only beautiful, it is rich in diverse wildlife. Whilst you drift over aquamarine seas you are surrounded by pristine and relatively undisturbed natural areas of great beauty.
The areas from Woburn to Egmont constitute a Marine Protected Area, and here you will see the fabulous habitat that is Mangrove forest. Mangroves are environmentally valuable as their complex roots stabilise the soil and stop erosion. They also trap sediments and help the surrounding plant systems. Many small fish live in this complex tangle, the strange roots frequently stick up a considerable way into the air. Mangrove is home to a rich population of animals and plants, which form the food of larger animals in the surrounding waters. On our kayaking trips you will visit deserted beaches and have lunch and a drink in secluded bays. Paddle or swim in incredibly clear blue water above gorgeous coral reefs and meadows of sea-grass. This area provides some of the best snorkeling in Grenada. In the water you may see teeming tropical fish, turtles, lobster and squid as well as sponges and sea urchins. On the land you may see the very shy and rare Grenadian Dove – an endangered and protected species. Up in the sky you will watch the cruising shapes of Frigate birds, and Red-footed and Brown Boobies searching the waters for fish.
The coastline here is not just complex, it is also amazingly beautiful. Look up and you will see the way the shore rises up to the hills and on up to the mountains beyond. The land here rises up to the local peak of Mount Hartman, which is carpeted with dry forest. This area is protected for posterity as the Mount Hartman National Park and is home to a wide variety of Grenadian wildlife as well as the Grenada Dove.This type of woodland is different and not so high as the rainforest further in the interior.
Paddling around this coastline of inlets and bays, and around lovely islands is a totally moving experience which you will not forget. The scenery around Hog Island and Calavigny is some of the most stunning in the world. After a delicious lunch of local specialities you will return to your kayak. Drifting back through the placid sea you will feel part of the tranquil world around you.
At the Allamanda we offer a range of kayaking trips, depending on your ability and experience:-
A beginners trip of two hours starting at 10am. Visit mangroves and learn about their ecology and the wonderful wildlife they harbour, and then cruise past a lovely black sand beach. This trip starts with a comprehensive training session to get you accomplished at kayaking. The cost is US$65/person.
A trip for intermediate kayakers, starting at 9 am you will paddle from Woburn Bay out to the shores of Hog Island. Look at coral reefs and sponges and swim in the warm blue waters of the sea. The trip takes about three hours to paddle through 2 miles of gorgeous coastline. The price is US$75/person.
Our advanced kayaking adventure consists of a four hour trip around Benjy Bay followed by Woburn bay. We paddle past the gorgeous Calavigny Island and on to Hog Island. We travel through a tunnel of Mangrove and then onto a deserted and secluded beach, Here you will have a lunch and then travel onto Egmont Bay before paddling back. On this trip you will see the full range of animal and plantlife around the coral reefs and mangroves. This is a chance to truly see the wonders of this unique environment. The trip costs
Grenada is blessed with a rich variety of tropical habitats. High in the mountains are rainforest and waterfalls, racing rivers and steep drops. In the Northwest of the island are rocky shores and steep hillsides. In the south of the island the land is lower and the shoreline more complex. If you try kayaking in this southern world of Mangrove and Coral you will truly have witnessed the range of habitats Grenada has to offer. You will also have had a day of witnessing unparalleled beauty and natural wonder. Once you try kayaking you will want to try it again and again. This could be the start of a lifelong adventure!