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Algarve Canoeing Trips


Family friendly Algarve canoeing trips on a calm river or inland estuary lagoon. If you've never canoed before don't worry our guides will teach you all the required skills and the pace is relaxed. Each canoe can take a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child up to the age of 10. For your safety and comfort we have a little Portuguese fishing boat as support boat available. These Algarve canoe trips currently run in the summer months only, however we also have Algarve kayak trips available all year round.

Algarve Canoeing Trip 1: On the Lagoon

This Algarve canoeing trip starts from the small fishing village of Alvor. Paddle with our experienced guide through the quiet estuary lagoon of Ria de Alvor to a sandbank in the middle of the lagoon. Here you can play beach tennis or volleyball. There are always rare and beautiful shells to be found or you can just relax and get tanned on the sandbank while you watch little Portuguese fishing boats passing by, bringing home their catch of the day. There is plenty of time to swim, to explore or just to take a nap! The lagoon is shallow and tidal what means there will be clean, swimming water with just a gentle current. The Ria de Alvor is a protected area, known for its variety of emigration birds and its wetlands.

This Algarve canoeing trip requires only a basic level of fitness is required and kids are welcome. Please contact us with any questions regarding this Algarve canoeing trip or to book your place.

Algarve Canoeing Trip 2: Up The River

Meander as the river does through an area of unspoilt natural beauty. Together with the leaving tide we depart from the charming harbour of Alvor heading north, paddling along the waterfront promenade and up river to a protected wetland. This is home to a diverse array of impressive birds and wildlife and then as the river narrows, iconic Algarvean birds like stilts and storks can also often be seen. There is a stop at the largest palm centre in Portugal and Spain and time for a bite to eat or drink. A moderate level of fitness is required as you will canoe at times in exposed waters with moderate currents (1 to 2 knots) and a sea breeze and landing will not always be possible. These trips are subject to tides. Start time will be confirmed the day before your trip.

The Algarve canoeing trips cost 22.50 euro per person or 5euros for kids under 10 yrs in a canoe with 2 adults. There is enough space in your canoe to bring a bag with towels or some food and drinks. We also offer sea kayaking and stand up paddle in the Algarve.

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