Kayak Tour in Ria Formosa

  • 2 Hours approximately
  • Min Guests: 2Max Guests: 16
  • Doca De Faro

Kayaking in Faro and Ria Formosa

Join Formosamar on a journey of discovery in one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal — the Ria Formosa Natural Park.

This 2-hour kayak tour of Ria Formosa departs from Faro. From here, you will head into the calm waters of the lagoon for a leisurely paddle.

Conditions are almost always friendly, with only slight waves or no waves at all.

Navigating the placid channels, we head towards Ria Formosa’s famous islands, exploring the marshes, islets, and beaches along the way.

With clear waters, fine white sand, and a fascinating array of shells, the idyllic beaches are perfect for a well-deserved break.

Simply resting and enjoying the wonderful view is an absolute joy.

A guide or monitor accompanies your group on this Ria Formosa kayak tour. 

Local and knowledgeable, your guide will enrich your experience with explanations about the heritage and richness of this natural park.

Along the way, we might have 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.

Kayaking in Faro is a fantastic experience worth sharing with your family and friends and one of the best ways to explore this unique region.

This tour is suitable for those who love the water and anyone without much kayaking experience. And, of course, it’s a great way to stay active on your holiday!

The kayaks we use on this tour are double sit-on-top models. They are safe, comfortable, and easy-glider models.

If you want to kayak in Ria Formosa but have some questions for us first, please feel free to get in touch.

Do you want a more independent adventure? We also provide kayak rentals in Faro!

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Price Includes

  • 2-hour kayak tour
  • Use of double kayaks, paddles and safety gear
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary

Price Excludes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (Optional)
  • All other extras

Important Information

  • Bring plenty of water to drink to avoid dehydration.
  • A rucksack or backpack is recommended to carry a small snack, sunglasses, hat, a good sun cream and a camera.
  • Bring casual clothes and comfortable shoes suitable for kayaking. We recommend the use of water shoes or similar with slip-resistant properties that can get wet.
  • A change of clothing can make a difference at the end of your kayak tour.


  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required.
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • Not suitable for non-swimmers.
  • 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 guide, especially those relating to safety issues.
  • Trips may be amended due to weather conditions or the physical condition of the participants should our guides deem this advisable.
  • This is an activity subject to weather conditions. The decision to leave or return earlier than expected, due to unexpected weather conditions, is solely to the guide.
  • 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.



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