Rent a Kayak in 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!


    • 2.5 Hours
    • Seats Available: -Min. Capacity: 2
    • Faro Marina

    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:


    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • French

    Price Includes

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

    Price Excludes

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

    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 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.

    Please Note

    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.

    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.

    Cancellations and No-Shows

    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.

    Use Of Boats and/Or Equipment

    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.

    Meeting Point and Departure Time

    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.

    Itineraries and Information in Website, Catalogs, Leaflets, Brochures, and Other Material

    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.

    Code of Conduct

    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.

    Photos and Videos

    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.

    Licences and Insurances

    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.

    Omission and Other Questions

    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.