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Kayak Tour in the Algarve's Ria Formosa

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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.

• Not wheelchair accessible.
• Not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
• Not suitable for non-swimmers.

  • Location: Marina of Faro
  • Duration: 2H
  • Seats available: -
  • Min. capacity: 2
Description:

2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour in the Algarve's Ria Formosa from Faro

Explore the Ria Formosa Nature Park on a 2-hour guided kayak tour in the Algarve from Faro.

This is a fantastic family friendly activity to experience the natural beauty of this stunning area in the Algarve. Head out on a leisurely paddle through the peaceful waters of Ria Formosa to take in the beauty of its unique habitats.

After a quick lesson on how to handle your kayak, this 2-hour kayak tour in Ria Formosa with departures from Faro will take you on an adventure of exploration along the channels and marshes of this spectacular wetland area. This is an exciting activity for all the family to enjoy during your holiday in the Algarve.

Join us on a fantastic experience in Ria Formosa. With your guide, you’ll discover the enormous abundance of wildlife and learn about the history and local economic activities of one of the most important protected areas in the Algarve.

You’ll head out on a leisurely paddle through the peaceful waters of Ria Formosa and stop at one of its islets for a break and a chance to take in the beauty of the unique habitats.

After your rest stop, you’ll paddle back and enjoy stunning views of the old town of Faro along the way.

All tours are accompanied by experienced instructors. The kayaks are double, sit-on-top models, and are safe, comfortable, and glide along easily. No previous paddling experience is required to enjoy this fantastic nature activity.

Join us on a kayak tour in Ria Formosa and experience the natural beauty of this stunning area in the Algarve.

Spoken languages:
  • en English

  • pt Portuguese

  • fr French

  • es Spanish

Includes:

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

NOT INCLUDED

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

Conditions:

• 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 skipper, 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.

Cancelation policy
BOOKINGS
 
  • 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 Lands - Turismo na Natureza, 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.

CANCELLATIONS AND NO SHOWS
 
  • Lands - Turismo na Natureza, Lda 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, Lands 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.

USE OF BOATS AND/ OR EQUIPMENT
 
  • Lands 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.
     
MEETING POINT AND DEPARTURE TIME
 
  • 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.
  • Lands 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.
  • Lands 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.

ITINERARIES AND INFORMATION IN WEBSITE, CATALOGS, LEAFLETS, BROCHURES AND OTHER MATERIAL
 
  • 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 Lands 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 Lands - Turismo na Natureza, Lda.

CODE OF CONDUCT
 
  • Lands - Turismo na Natureza, 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.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
 
  • 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.

COMPLAINTS
 
  • Lands - Turismo na Natureza, Lda. has available a complaints book and reports directly to ASAE.

LICENCES AND INSURANCES
 
  • Lands - Turismo na Natureza is a fully licensed company with the registration No. 35/2003 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.

OMISSION AND OTHER QUESTIONS
 
  • Omissions and other questions not covered by these terms and conditions will be discussed with Lands - Turismo na Natureza, Lda and are subjected to the applicable Portuguese law.
what clients say
anitavalega

"Passeio de Kayak" Além da simpatia das pessoas desta empresa desde gerentes aos próprios empregados, a experiência de andar de kayak foi espectacular. A Tânia é uma excelente guia e além de proporcionar o melhor passeio ainda deu várias informações acerca da fauna e flora. O fim de tarde na praia foi excelente. Recomendo, vale muito a pena.

Anna B.

“A wonderful guided kayak tour” We took a 2 hour guided kayak tour in the Ria Formosa nature reserve last week and had the most wonderful time. The scenery is beautiful. Our guide told us all about the wildlife, plants and environmental issues and pointed out lots of birds that we would probably have missed on our own. It was the highlight of our holiday! Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

VitorRosa77

"Passeio de Kayak" Maravilhoso, Espectacular tarde a passear pela ria formosa, a envolvente é incrível, simplesmente lindo. Um final de tarde e por de sol a fazer inveja a qualquer postal. Eu e os meus amigos simplesmente adoramos. Obrigado Lands e obrigado Bárbara pela vossa simpatia, profissionalismo e disponibilidade com que nos receberam. Voltarei de certeza absoluta!!!!!!!

Bruno M

"Nature week, passeio de kayak" Excelente passeio pelos canais da ria formosa, um guia 5 estrelas que nos deu excelentes informações acerca da fauna flora, as ilhas que existem o tipo de bivalves que se pode apanhar na Ria, uma planta que é usada na gastronomia gourmet, já recomendei a várias pessoas e também inseri a Lands num trabalho da Universidade que estou a realizar, votos de muito sucesso

jimmy_spain

"Divertido y explicativo paseo guiado por la ria" Disfrutamos del paseo en kayak de 2 horas por varios canales de ria formosa. Aprendimos el manejo basico de las palas y el kayak (lo que luego nos fue muy util en los kayak de praia san rafael y lagos -la ria es un buen sitio para estrenarse y aprender porque tiene aguas tranquilas-). Durante el paseo pudimos observar varias especies de aves como gaviotas de patas amarillas y colibries (algunas incluso cazando lanzandose en picado al agua!), ver como se recogen los moluscos durante la marea baja, comprobar la importancia de las mareas en las corrientes de la ria, y parar en varias islas para ver conchas, moluscos, cangrejos e incluso varias esponjas, todo ello explicado con detalle y entusiasmo por nuestra guia Tania, que fue muy simpatica. Una actividad para todos los publicos, y totalmente recomendable. Como sugerencias: intentar hacerla a primera hora si es verano (porque no hace tanta calor), intentar q haya marea baja (para ver lo q deja la marea al descubierto), llevar gorra, ir protegido del sol y llevar escarpines para no cortarse en los pies con las conchas en las islas

Ignacio R

"Ruta en kayak" Una ruta por la ria Formosa en kayak digna de hacerse. Los guías David y Tania, fantásticos tanto por su dedicación como por sus explicaciones sobre fauna y flora. Altamente recomendable.

Miguel R

"Ruta en kayak por la ría Formosa" Fue una experiencia muy bonita y divertida ver la ría Formosa mientras navegabas en el kayak. Los guías, David y Miguel, hacen un gran trabajo enseñándote la ría. Merece la pena hacer el viaje guiado, porque solo puedes acabar perdido entre tanto canal.

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