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Kayak Trips in the Algarve

Discovering the Ria by Kayak

Discover the Ria Formosa, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.

Come along and discover the calm waters of this Natural Park while exploring channels with a huge abundance of wildlife.


Included: Kayak tour with a tour guide, use of kayak, paddles and safety gear.

Duration: 4h

Departure Times:
- 09:30 a.m.

Price/Adult:
45, 00 €
Price/Child (6-10 years): 20, 00 €
Minimum: 4 Adults

An ideal tour to those who love water.

On this kayak tour you will get acquainted with the channels, the islands and the beaches of the Ria Formosa Natural Park.

Accompanied by a guide, your experience will be enriched with explanations about the heritage of this protected area.

Come along and explore the Ria Formosa towards the islands and beaches where you will have a well-deserved rest in areas of clear waters and fine white sand beaches with plenty of shells to discover.

On this tour, you can visit the Deserta Island and the very end of the Island of Faro that the local named Barrinha. Here you will have time to sunbathe and swim in the beautiful clear waters of this paradise.

We departure from the city of Faro towards the calm waters of this lagoon for a leisurely kayak tour suitable even for the less experienced. Rowing without waves or with just a slight wave in the direction of almost deserted islands, along the way we explore the marshes, the islets and the beaches where we can rest or just enjoy a wonderful view.

Before we start rowing back to Faro, do take the time to enjoy the silence and tranquility of the vast stretches of sand surrounded by the calm and crystalline waters of the Ria Formosa and the Atlantic Ocean.

Accompanied by a guide or a monitor, this kayak tour is an experience to fully appreciate the richness of this Natural Park while practising exercise. We pass by the people working in the clam farms and witness close encounters with birds like the Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) as well as many species of fish, crabs and sea hares that inhabit the shallow waters of this lagoon.

This is a fantastic experience worth sharing with your family and friends and it's probably one of the best ways to explore this unique region.

All tours are accompanied by experienced instructors and the kayaks are double sit-on-top models. The kayaks are safe, comfortable and easy gliders models so you don't need to have previous experience to enjoy all the sensations you can live on board a kayak.

We recommend:
(1) Use of suitable clothing and footwear for a kayak tour.
(2) Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and sunglasses holder.
(3) Waterproof clothing for tours during autumn and winter.
(4) Bathing suit, towel for tours during spring and summer.
(5) Water and small energetic snack
(6) Spare clothing.