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Rent a Kayak in Ria Formosa from Faro

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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, a 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 rental.

• Not suitable for non-swimmers.
• Not wheelchair accessible.
• Not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
• The customer must present identification (e.g. passport or driving license) and leave it on the office as a safety rental warranty. You will need to leave an ID with us for each kayak that is rented.

  • Location: Marina of Faro
  • Duration: 2H 30M
  • Seats available: -
  • Min. capacity: 1

Rent a kayak to explore the Algarve's Ria Formosa from Faro

Hire a kayak to explore Ria Formosa. We have available a kayak rental service with departures from Faro to paddle through the Algarve’s famed blue waters in your very own kayak.

Enjoy the unique sensation of kayaking during your holiday in the Algarve.

Gather your family and friends and spend a good time out kayaking along the channels of the Ria Formosa towards the islands and beaches of this amazing Nature Park, elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.

Our Rotomod sit-on-top kayaks are stable, safe, comfortable, and easy to use, making them the perfect way for you to explore the waters of the Algarve. 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 kayaking adventure. 

With single and double kayaks available for hire, this is a safe, comfortable, and exciting way to have an adventure in the Ria Formosa Nature Park.

To make your adventure more comfortable, we have also kayaking accessories available for hire:


To make your kayak trip, even more comfortable.
• Additional cost of 5,00 € / backrest

Waterproof barrels

So you can bring everything you need and keep it dry.
• Additional cost of 7,50 € / waterproof barrel

Spoken languages:
  • en English

  • pt Portuguese

  • fr French

  • es Spanish


• Full-day, half-day, or 2.5-hour kayak hire (depending on option selected)
• Paddles
• Life vests


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


• Not suitable for non-swimmers.
• Not wheelchair accessible.
• Not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult.
• Safety comes first, always wear your safety vest while you’re kayaking.
• To make the most of your experience, before the start of your kayak 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 or driving license) and leave it on the office as a safety rental warranty. You will need to leave an ID with us for each kayak 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 instructor, especially those relating to safety issues.
• Trips may be amended due to weather conditions or the physical condition of the participants should our skippers deem this advisable.
• 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 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 before the date of the activity and/ or service.
  • All bookings are subject to availability.

  • 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 are at risk. The client will be fully refunded, without any compensation or indemnity.
  • The cancellation of 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 before the start of the activity and/ or services.
  • For groups of 10 or more participants, the cancellation of activity and/ or services may be done through a proper form on the website, by email, or by phone up until 48 hours before 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 before 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 are subject to its terms and conditions.
  • In the event of no show, the full amount charged is non-refundable.

  • 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.
  • The meeting point and the departure time are indicated on the voucher or the booking confirmation document.
  • Delay of the participants may imply 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 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 an 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 the 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 Lands deems 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.

  • 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 conflicts with this philosophy and code of conduct.

  • During 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 as to previously inform our staff.

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

  • 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.

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

Modalidad de alquiler de kayak sin guia durante 4 horas, nos decidimos por esto porque ya habiamos ido en kayak préviamente, si es la primera vez mejor ir guiado para aclararse, ya que con las corrientes y el viento puede ser un poco duro. Disfrutamos muchissimo del paisaje, y nos habian indicado el camino bastante bien. Recomiendo informarse de las mareas antes de programar la actividad, para aprovechar marea subiendo en la ida y bajando en la vuelta, asi es mas facil y se ven paisajes diferentes.


The wetlands around Faro are full of wildlife, including an amazing variety of birds, and can best be viewed by getting up close in a small boat. I have some kayaking experience but I took a novice with me and he picked it up easily enough. If you want to make it all the way through the wetlands to Praia de Faro, where you can land and take a short boardwalk across to the Atlantic Ocean beach, then you will need to book a 4 hr session for €35 as it took us just over two hours to get there (coming home was slightly quicker as we had the wind and tide with us). If you want to sunbathe or picnic on the beach, or take your time and explore the creeks, then you would need to book the full day. The price is per kayak, not per person and they have both single and double kayaks available. The booking desk is on the front of the harbour and the boats are collected from the slipway at the far side of the harbour, along with paddles, life jackets and a map! It is best to book if you want to go out first thing as we were told that they opened at 9am but it took until 10am for the man with the boats to get us out on the water. However, I must commend the centre as I had gone the day before and been advised that it was too windy and choppy and that we would enjoy it much more and get farther into the wetlands if we waited for the next morning. It was excellent advise (much better to go out against the tide so that you know you can get back easily) and we had a wonderful trip. Much more exciting than the ferry boat!


The nature lands are beautiful and can really be enjoyed in private with kayak hire! We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the beautiful weather and surroundings. The staff where exceedingly friendly and helpful which helped make the day even more enjoyable! Would 100% recommend!


During our holiday we wanted to get on a kayaking-tour. Instead of kayaking near the coastline we decided to take a tour through natural park ria formosa. So we rented two kayaks ... * The staff was very friendly and gave as a tour trip according to our low kayaking experience * Also we got a map of the area and a time table for high and low tide with a recommendation to take advantage of it After a instruction to kayaking we kayaked to a near sandy strip and after a short break to the eastward side of praia de faro and walked over the sandy dune to the atlantic shore. The way back the tide was in our favor, as the staff had explained.


We rented a kayak for 4 hours (35 euro) and paddeled from Faro to the beach of Faro. This was a nice 1,5 hour trip (in favor of the tide). A map of the area with potential routs was provides and a ton and seats for the boat where included. For the way back we did paddel to the farry of Faro beach and took it back to Faro. The start did include a security and orientation advice and also livebelts where provided.

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