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

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Lands - Turismo na Natureza

Lands – Turismo na Natureza hosts fun and engaging eco-friendly tours in Ria Formosa, all year long!

Led by nature lovers, our small-group tours offer unforgettable experiences in the beautiful Algarve’s Ria Formosa from Faro.

With multiple tours to enjoy one of Portugal’s Seven Natural Wonders, there is no better way to experience Ria Formosa than through an eco-tour. Join a smooth and quiet solar-powered boat tour, in the search for the birds and nature of the Algarve’s Ria Formosa or a kayaking adventure to experience the natural beauty of this stunning area. Kayak rental is also possible to head out on a leisurely paddle and take in the beauty of Faro’s Ria Formosa unique habitats on your own time. Walking tours and birdwatching activities in the westernmost part of Ria Formosa also offer memorable outings with local guides who enjoy nature as much as you do.

Since 2003, many guests have joined our eco-friendly tours and activities! Not sure where to begin? Our Ria Formosa Eco-friendly Solar Boat Tour is the most popular one! Join us – we’d love to show you around!


  • 2 HoursStart Time 09:00am
  • Max People: 92 People Min Per Booking
  • Marina of 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.


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • French

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

What to Bring

  • 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.
  • Comfortable clothing and flat shoes recommended. A wind-stopper and a waterproof coat are useful, especially during the coldest period of the year.
  • A change of clothing can make a difference at the end of your kayak rental.

Important Information

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


  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required.
  • A maximum of 9 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.