Love paddling? Love exploring gorgeous natural environments packed with fascinating birdlife? Then you’ll love Formosamar’ Faro Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding rental service. At Formosamar, we have an easy-to-book SUP Boarding rental service in Ria Formosa Nature Park. This is perfect for visitors looking for ways to experience nature while embarking on a fun-filled adventure. You can hire SUPs to paddle through the Algarve’s famed blue waters.
Rent a SUP Boarding from Faro to paddle around the tranquil waters of Ria Formosa. This beautiful protected lagoon is best seen from the water, explored at your own pace and in your own time. Gather your family and friends and spend a good time out paddling along the channels of the Ria Formosa towards the islands and beaches of this beautiful nature park.
Our SUPs Boardings are stable, safe, comfortable, and easy to use, making them the perfect way for you to explore the waters of the Algarve. With single and double SUPs Boardings available for hire, this is a safe, comfortable, and exciting way to have an adventure in the Ria Formosa Nature Park.
Choose from a full-day, half-day, or 2.5-hour rental period. You don’t need any experience to get the most out of your very own SUP Boardind adventure. If you choose a 2.5-hours hire, you have time to explore the lagoon of Ria Formosa and have a break in one of its islets. This shorter rental period is our recommended option for families with young children.
Hiring a SUP Boarding for a half-day or full-day will give you time to explore the lagoon, perhaps visiting one of the islands of Ria Formosa. Here you can enjoy a well-deserved rest close to where the lagoon meets the sea. Have a rest, a picnic or swim in crystalline waters and enjoy the clear blue skies in one of Portugal’s sunniest regions.
We want you to have a great time out Paddling. Before your SUP Boarding rental, our team will provide a map and a good briefing about suggested routes you can take to make the most of your rental period. Our team might also recommend other itineraries, different departure times or rental periods according to the weather conditions and weather forecast, the tides, the winds, and the currents. You can book today, but if you have any questions ahead of time, please feel free to reach out.
Full-day, half-day, or 2.5-hour SUP Boarding hire (depending on option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
All other extras
Not suitable for non-swimmers.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Not suitable for children under 8years of age.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Safety comes first, always wear your safety vest while you’re paddling.
To make the most of your experience, before the start of your SUP Boarding rental ask our team for a map and information about the weather forecast, the itineraries, and recommended routes according to the weather conditions, navigation, tides, winds, and currents.
Rentals are subject to its own terms conditions.
The customer must present identification (e.g. passport) and leave it on the office as a safety rental warranty. You will need to leave an ID with us for each SUP Boarding that is rented.
The pick-up and delivery of the rented equipment should be performed in the same location.
All equipment available for hire is subject to regular maintenance and cleaning.
Technique assistance (or other) to problems that may come forth during the period of rental is not included in the amount paid.
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
Safety comes first, please follow the instructions and recommendations of your skipper, especially those relating to safety issues.
This is an activity subject to weather conditions. The decision to leave or return earlier than expected, due to unexpected weather conditions, is sole to the skipper.
The schedules of departures and arrivals, the duration, and itineraries of the activities are subject to change without previous notice due to security determined by the weather conditions, tides, and/or other circumstances beyond our control.
Bookings of activities and/ or services may be done in a proper form on the website, by email, by phone, through authorized agents and/ or Formosamar, Lda Points of Sale.
For groups of 20 or more participants, bookings should be done as soon as possible and at least 24 hours prior to the date of activity and/ or service.
All bookings are subject to availability.
Formosamar reserves the right to cancel the activity and/ or services by reasons which fall outside the responsibility of the company. We cannot be held responsible for cancellations due to the following reasons: natural disasters, climate conditions, system failures or any other circumstances beyond the company's control and also whenever the safety and integrity of participants, equipment and/ or goods is at risk. The client will be fully refunded, without any compensation or indemnity.
The cancellation of an activity and/ or services by the participant may be done through a proper form on the website, by email or by phone up until 24 hours prior to the start of the activity and/ or services.
For groups of 10 or more participants, the cancellation of an activity and/ or services may be done through a proper form on the website, by email or by phone up until 48 hours prior to the start of the activity and/ or services.
If the cancellation does not comply with the requirements above, the activity and/ or service will be charged at the full rate.
Once the activity and/or service has started, with the agreement of the participants and the safety and integrity of participants, equipment and/ or goods is not at risk, in the event of a request from the participant(s) to stop or interrupt it due to wind, temperature, rainfall, waves or other factors beyond the company's control, no refund, indemnity or compensation will apply and the activity and/ or service will proceed its usual course.
In the case of equipment rental, cancellations should be done up until 24 hours prior to its start, otherwise it will be charged at the full rate. In case of deliberate cancellation by the client, Formosamar will charge the period of use of the equipment or its minimum rental period.
The rental and hire of equipment and/ or goods is subject to its own terms and conditions.
In the event of no show, the full amount charged is non-refundable.
Formosamar reserves the right to change the boats and/or equipment to carry out the activity and/ or service, due to system failures or adverse weather conditions. In that case, another boat and/ or equipment will be used and we will charge the rate and/or prices previously agreed.
The meeting point and the departure time are indicated on the voucher or on the booking confirmation document.
Delay of the participants may imply an exclusion from the activity. To prevent the latter from happening please be so kind to be at the designated meeting point on time. There is a maximum tolerance of 10 minutes.
Departure time is subject to changes due to weather conditions, system failures or any other other circumstances beyond the company's control.
Whenever a stop or free time is planned during the activity, the crew, skipper and/ or tour guide will inform you of the following location and time of departure. Please be at the location 5 minutes before the announced time of departure.
Formosamar reserves the right to suspend a participant from a activity if the times of departure are not respected. In this case no refund or compensation is available.
Formosamar reserves the right to suspend a participant from an activity and/ or service if the participant has no physical condition to carry it out or if the participant does not respect the safety recommendations and instructions.
The itineraries and the exact timings at the several points of the activity and/ or service are only indicative. They are subject to change due to weather conditions and/ or the physical conditions of the participants and can be amended if the person representing Formosamar deem this advisable.
The schedules of departures and arrivals, durations and itineraries of the activities and/ or services are subject to change without prior notice due to safety and security determined by weather conditions, winds, tides and/or any other circumstances beyond the control of Formosamar, Lda.
Formosamar, Lda. promotes ecotourism activities and nature tours of natural, cultural and environmental interest. We expect our guests and participants to respect the visited natural areas and the local lifestyles. We respect and follow the guidelines of the ICNF's code of conduct and we reserve the right to suspend or cancel an activity if we find the participants' behavior is in conflict with this philosophy and code of conduct.
During the course of our activities and/ or services we can take photos and videos to promote our company. If you do not want this information to be used, please be so kind to previously inform our staff.
Formosamar, Lda. has available a complaints book and reports directly to ASAE.
Formosamar is a fully licensed company with the registration No. 123/2009 of the Tourism Board of Portugal.
Our activities are certified as Ecotourism by the ICNF - the Portuguese Institute for Conservation of Nature and Forests.
We have all the mandatory insurance legislation.
Omissions and other questions not covered by these terms and conditions will be discussed with Formosamar and are subjected to the applicable Portuguese law.
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