Water activity

Ria Formosa National Park: Kayak Trip

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Formosamar
Water activity

Ria Formosa National Park: Kayak Trip

Activity provider: Formosamar

From US$ 53.85 per person

Discover the natural beauty of Faro and the Ria Formosa. Take your kayak into the marshlands and lagoon with your professional guide who can help point out the wildlife we're sure to discover! Spend a fun time exploring and relaxing in paradise!

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Discover the Ria Formosa in your own Kayak
  • Whether you're already a pro or it's your first time, enjoy paddling your kayak with professional guidance
  • Explore the marshlands and see local clam farmers working
  • Keep your eyes open for the many varieties of sea and birdlife who live in the area
Full description
The protected land of the Ria Formosa on Portugal's southernmost tip is a marvel of wildlife, landscape and natural beauty. There are many ways to explore this biodiverse paradise, but surely the most fun is by kayak! On this tour you'll discover the white beaches, the clear waters, and the incredible bird and sea life with which the park teems. Your professional guide will help you get the most out of your kayaking adventure. Whether you're a seasoned pro or it's your first time, the calm waters and beautiful landscape are the perfect backdrop for your visit to this national park. Depart Faro and travel towards the lagoon of the Ria Formosa for a quick lesson on how to handle your kayak. With no waves here, it is the perfect place for learning before you head into the marshes and islets. Keep your eyes open for the hundreds of varieties of birdlife to which the park is home! Once you reach the national park, pass people working in the clam farms and head straight towards a small islet with your friends! Spend the day on the water in a fun and safe kayak while you get to know one of the world's most beautiful natural enclaves.
  • 2-hour kayak tour
  • Use of double kayaks, paddles, and safety gear
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Non-swimmers
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

The meeting point for your tour or activity is at the office of the local partner at the shop "Pure Nature Store" - ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro). Please check-in for your tour or activity with team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you bring:
  • (1) Use of suitable clothing and footwear for a kayak tour
  • (2) Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and sunglasses holder
  • (3) Waterproof clothing for tours during autumn and winter
  • (4) Bathing suit, towel for tours during spring and summer
  • (5) Water and small energetic snack
  • (6) Spare clothing
  • Use of double kayaks and paddles are included
  • Please carry extra money for tips(optional) and other expenses
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

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Great tour

Even in the winter time, (we did the tour in December) it is a great experience. We had approximately 17°, of course the legs got wet but with a rain jacket and the sun, it was not to cold. We had a great guide (i think his name was something like Lauro), who was very experienced, he took good care of us and had a great knowledge about the area and the animals.

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January 3, 2019

Algarve with a difference - expertly guided tour through fauna and flora

October 11, 2018

Very nice activity in a beautifull environment . We had a very friendly guide! Definately worth to do thuis activity if u like naturel

September 7, 2018

Product ID: 16258