I contacted them the day I landed, but three days later I still had not received a response. After multiple emails, SMSs, and Facebook messages, I made a last ditch effort to get their attention by posting a disappointed review on their Facebook page. Within hours, I received an apologetic message saying they just discovered their email server had been down. They would be there at 10am the next day with a sea kayak for me. Social media reviews and persistence for the win!
They only charged me 30 euros for the full-day composite sea kayak rental, a 10 euro discount for the communication issues (much appreciated!). I paddled an enjoyable Wilderness Systems Tempest (165/170 Pro?).
I had expected that Oscar and Miguel would have their beach shack constructed by the time I returned, but Oscar informed me that they were still finishing the (nearly annual) beach nourishment, and the sand piles first needed to be bulldozed/spread out. Being a nerd, I asked him where they got the sand for nourishments every year, and he said either offshore, from dredging the little local harbor, or buying it elsewhere.
I hope I can return some day with more time (maybe multiple days) and make it to the end of Cap Formentor or even reach the remote Cala Bóquer. Next time I'll make sure to have a bilge pump, though! :)
Scroll past the map to see some photos of the non-kayaking portion of my trip!
Duration: 5 hrs
Distance: 20 km (12.4 miles)
Weather: Sunny and warm! Breezy in the afternoon.