Ria Formosa Kayaking Tour from Faro, Algarve


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  • 2 HoursStart Time 09:00am
  • Max People: 102 People Min Per Booking
  • Marina of Faro

Come with Lands on our Kayak Tour in the Algarve!

Explore Ria Formosa Nature Park on this 2-hour guided kayak tour from Faro. This kayaking adventure is a fantastic family-friendly activity for anyone visiting the Algarve. Take in the natural beauty of this stunning area while also enjoying a good splash around in its tranquil waters.

Head out on a leisurely paddle through the peaceful waters of Ria Formosa, taking in the beauty of its unique habitats and charming birdlife. And if wildlife is what interests you most, you might also like to consider our Birdwatching Boat Tour of Ria Formosa or our Walking Birdwatching Tour of Ria Formosa.

Following a quick lesson on how to handle your kayak, this 2-hour kayak tour in Ria Formosa will take you on an adventure of exploration along the channels and marshes of this spectacular wetland area.

Faro Kayaking for the Whole Family

All the family will enjoy this kayaking tour; it really is a fantastic adventure 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, stopping at one of its islets for a break and to take in the beauty of the area’s unique habitats.

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

Experienced Instructors Lead our Algarve Kayak Tours

Just in case you’re worried, rest assured that all of our kayak tours in the Algarve are run by experienced instructors who know the area like the back of their hand. Our kayaks are double sit-on-top models and are safe, comfortable, and easy gliders. You are in safe hands and do not require previous paddling experience to enjoy this fantastic nature activity. If you’d prefer to go out on your own adventure, you might like to try our Faro Kayak Rental Service instead.

We can’t wait to show you around Faro on this Ria Formosa kayaking tour. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions whatsoever. Come experience the natural beauty of the Algarve!

Price per Adult: 50,00 €
Price per Children (from 6 until 10 years of age): 30,00 €
Minimum number of participants: 2 adults
Maximum number of participants:  10 participants

Departure & Return Location

Marina of Faro

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Price Includes

  • 2-hour guided 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, a hat, a good sun cream, swimming suit 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • Not suitable for non-swimmers.

Kayak Tour Algarve Conditions

  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required.
  • A maximum of 10 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.
  • 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 skippers 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 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.



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Lucy Wylie Carrick

Couple Traveller

Our guide was knowledge, patient, spoke amazing English and generally a great laugh. We had a great time and would highly recommend !

September 25, 2021

Lindsey Gresham

Family Traveller

Lovely trip on the beautiful Ria Formosa. Our guide paced it perfectly and it was great to get some of the history of the Ria Formosa and its islands and to have the fiddled crabs, heron, oyster catchers and other birds pointed out and their habits described.

August 31, 2021
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