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Our most recommended Faro Canoe & kayak tours

Faro: Kayak Hire in Ria Formosa Natural Park

1. Faro: Kayak Hire in Ria Formosa Natural Park

Paddle through the Algarve's famed blue waters in a kayak. The 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. You don’t need any experience to get the most out of your very own kayaking adventure. Various types of kayaks are available for rent. The first is the Rotomod Ocean Duo, a comfortable double kayak that can seat up to 2 adults. There is also the Rotomod Ocean Quattro, perfect for families. This kayak can seat up to 2 adults and 1 child. The Rotomod Tango is a heavy duty solo kayak, ideal for bigger paddlers or people travelling with a lot of heavy gear. If you don’t have that much gear, then the Toromod Mambo might be for you, with excellent maneuverability from this solo kayak. Just for your safety, your kayak hire will also include light paddles and comfortable safety vests.

Algarve: 2-Hour Ria Formosa Kayak Tour from Faro

2. Algarve: 2-Hour Ria Formosa Kayak Tour from Faro

This 2-hour kayak tour in the Ria Formosa Nature Park will take you on an adventure of exploration along the channels and marshes of this spectacular wetlands area. 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 the Ria Formosa Park 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 as you 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 nature activity.

Ria Formosa National Park: Kayak Trip

3. Ria Formosa National Park: Kayak Trip

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.

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What people are saying about Faro

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 20 reviews

This was just right for our family! The boats were fully equipped and easy to manage. There were tandem and single kayaks available. We loved it, and we really enjoyed the swim break! Beautiful views of Faro and the birdlife. I recommend this outing.

Super fun! If you book the 4 hours there is plenty of time to kayak all the way down to Faro Beach where there are really nice restaurants to stop for lunch. Also saw a lot of birds and tiny crabs.

Kayak trip amongst the sand banks- great guide( luis) who had good knowledge and made the trip very interesting . Lovely way to see wildlife close up

This is an excellent tour. It was lovely to get out on the water. The pace was very relaxed and our guide, Andre, was very engaging and informative.

Fun way to get around the park. Be prepared to get muddy