SUP Beginner Ria Formosa Tour

Have you been thinking of learning Stand Up Paddle? On the Ria Formosa you can enjoy calm, protected waters, all inspiring nature, expert tuition and guiding.

Ready to take first steps in SUP?

Join us on your journey right on the calm waters of Ria Formosa and discover the fascination of SUP.

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SUP Beginner Ria Formosa Tour

Have you been thinking of learning Stand Up Paddle? On the Ria Formosa you can enjoy calm, protected waters, all inspiring nature, expert tuition and guiding.

Ready to take first steps in SUP?

Join us on your journey right on the calm waters of Ria Formosa and discover the fascination of SUP.

Book Now

SUP Beginner Ria Formosa Tour

Have you been think­ing of learn­ing Stand Up pad­dle now for a while?

Now is the per­fect time and the Ria For­mosa in the Algarve is the per­fect place. Pro­tect­ed from the ocean by sev­en bar­ri­ers islands the Ria is a salt water lagoon that is a par­adise for SUP.
Com­bin­ing small beach­es, mari­na access and a vast expanse of gen­tle water­ways for you to dis­cov­er as you mas­ter the art of Stand Up Pad­dle Board­ing.

The local com­mu­ni­ty and marine life that sur­rounds the Ria adds a fas­ci­nat­ing dimen­sion to this SUP learn­ing envi­ron­ment.

John on Board

Hundreds of happy guests already took partage. Is it now your turn?

Ques­tions?

Meeting and Organization

As our meet­ing point depends on wind and tide con­di­tions, we con­firm meet­ing and start­ing time by phone or indi­vid­ual mes­sage.

Directions

  • Meet­ing Point One
    (Ilha de Faro Nascente)
  • Meet­ing Point Two
    (Ilha de Faro Poente)
  • Meet­ing Point Three
    (Faro Mari­na)
  • Meet­ing Point Four
    (Ilha de Faro Bar­rin­ha)
Ques­tions?

What we provide

  • 2 hours water time

  • brief­ing on safe­ty, loca­tion, equip­ment and SUP tech­nique

  • guid­ance and accom­pa­ni­ment by a SUP instruc­tor at all times on the beach and on the water

  • high­est stan­dard of NAISH SUP equip­ment

  • life jack­et and rash vest

  • fresh fruit juice & cere­al snack bar

  • wet­suit in XS-XL – if required or nec­es­sary

  • trans­port back to depar­ture point, if nec­es­sary due to wind or cur­rent

  • pho­tos of expe­ri­ence

What you should bring

  • beach­wear

  • head wear

  • drink­ing water, if need­ed

  • sun­cream

What does it cost?

  • Sin­gle per­son — EUR 55

  • Cou­ple — EUR 90

  • Groups 3+ — EUR 40 p/person

  • Child (4–12yrs) — EUR 30

  • Pick-up and return to your res­i­dence EUR 5 p/person/way up to 15 kms

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Testimonials

Testimonial Ellen

Learn­ing to SUP with ZEN SUP was an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence. With pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion, Heike and John make it so easy to do, teach­ing you how, tak­ing you out on the water and in no time you enjoy pad­dling on the most beau­ti­ful spots like the Ria For­mosa. What stands out most with them is pro­fes­sion­al­ism, pas­sion, and fun. Great teach­ers that know what they do.

Ellen S.
Testimonial Jon L.

Look­ing for­ward to spend­ing time again with John, Heike, and Luna. If you fan­cy learn­ing to SUP or just want to spend some great time on the water with love­ly peo­ple, then ZEN SUP are the peo­ple for you.

Jon L.
Testimonial Annie D.

Went with John for a per­son­al les­son today as it was my first expe­ri­ence. Went from Faro island east­wards down the estu­ary off the Atlantic Ocean. John gave an excel­lent brief and was incred­i­bly help­ful and good fun at the same time. Thor­ough­ly enjoyed the expe­ri­ence and will go out again.…. maybe the caves at Ben­gali next time. Def­i­nite­ly rec­om­mend you give him a try… well worth it.

Annie D.
Testimonial Gemma W.

We had a great time pad­­dle-board­­ing. John (the instruc­tor) is fan­tas­tic — we were all begin­ners and he had all of us feel­ing con­fi­dent with­in min­utes. He took time with each of us indi­vid­u­al­ly while out on the water too so you were nev­er strand­ed or sim­ply fol­low­ing the crowd. John clear­ly has pas­sion for his work and is gen­er­al­ly a nice, easy going and fun guy — mak­ing the day real­ly good fun as well as learn­ing some­thing new. He also has a dog called Luna who came along with us for the trip on John’s Pad­dle­board which was a bonus (we all love dogs!). Would high­ly rec­om­mend to any­one and thanks to John for a mem­o­rable day!

Gem­ma W.

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