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João de Arens SUP Tour provided by Portimao SUP

João de Arens SUP Tour
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from £39.40 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Portimão has one of the last and most notable untapped strongholds of the Algarve coast! It is called the tip of John of Arens is located at the base of the tip of the cliff that gave its name, in the face West. Stand up paddle along the cliffs, visit caves and beaches hard to access by land. On this tour you will not find the hustle and bustle of other places! It is a quiet ride, without recreational boats constantly polluting the sounds and the scenery.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Portimão has one of the last and most notable unoccupied strongholds on the Algarve coast! It is called The João de Arens Point is located at the base of the tip of the cliff that gave it its name, on the West side. According to popular people, the name came from a pastor named João de Arens having inhabited its surroundings. Get to know some of these secret and hidden places up close, in the company of a certified instructor. The route takes 2h30min, includes several stops to visit caves, beaches, snorkling in the clear waters very frequent in this area, culminating in the breathtaking view over this cliff. On this tour you will not find the hustle and bustle of other places! It is a peaceful walk, without pleasure boats constantly polluting the sounds and the landscape. Paddle along the cliffs, visit caves and beaches that are difficult to reach by land. Price: 45 € (minimum 2 people), 65 € (individual)
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 158686P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Stand Up Paddle Pad + Pagaia • Life preserver • Neoprene or lycra suit
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Praia do Alemão, 8500 Portimão, Portugal We found in the parking lot of Praia do Alemão
Inclusions
Stand Up Paddle Pad + Pagaia • Life preserver • Neoprene or lycra suit
Departure details
Praia do Alemão, 8500 Portimão, Portugal We found in the parking lot of Praia do Alemão
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
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VILACASTELOEU
Ferragudo, Portugal262 contributions
Magical moments amongst nature
Jun 2020 • Solo
Superb tour ! Paradise on earth ! Best coach, Guilherme is a pro obrigada!
It’s an addiction now...best way to explore the coast of the Algarve region! So varied & magical.
Will be back !
Voltarei para fazer os outros tours, até breve e recomendei vivamente...
Written 17 June 2020
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RochaSurfShop
Thank your very much for this fantastic feedback. See you this week for the next tour. ;-)
Written 25 June 2020
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jaceve1
6 contributions
Relaxed morning
Aug 2019 • Friends
My friend and I visited in August 2019, the height of summer and had a wonderful time. There were only 4 people on this tour and it was great to have an intimate group. Our guild Gui was friendly, fun and professional. He also took photos for us!!
The coastline was stunning and we had the secluded beaches and caves to ourselves! (The previous day we had visited the Benagil cave and it was crowded with around 100 people and the waters were dangerously full of people and boats - so this tour was hugely enjoyable!)
Highly recommend this tour and company.
Written 16 August 2019
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RochaSurfShop
Thank you very much for your Feedback. We appreciate that you liked our SUP Tour. Hope to see you soon. Greetings Portimao SUP
Written 18 August 2019
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TravelTeam90
5 contributions
Amazing Morning!
Aug 2019 • Couples
We booked this fairly last minute (the night before) and loved every minute!

Our guide Gui was very friendly. We arrived early, before the beach became crowded. We then recieved our instructions on how to SUP and before long we were away on the open sea.

We explored extremely quiet secret beach locations and navigated through narrow and low arches and caves.

Gui was patient and took his time with everyone talking and giving us information as we went.

Would highly recommend this tour if you want something that most tourists never see. A real taste of the unseen Algarve.
Written 5 August 2019
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RochaSurfShop
Thank you so much Alistar for your Feedback, we appreciate. Hope to see you again on our next SUP Tour. Greetings Portimao SUP
Written 6 August 2019
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Berta S
6 contributions
Unexpectedly amazing experience!
Jul 2019 • Friends
We wanted to rent some paddle boards and visit the typical Benagil caves. But instead of that they recommended us to do a stand up paddle board tour in another caves and beaches of the area and we LOVED IT! The guide (Gui) was extremely nice (and patient) and we saw some places we would have never seen otherwise.

Recommend it 100% to everyone!
Written 24 July 2019
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RochaSurfShop
Hello Berta, thanks for your feedback. We are happy to know that you liked your sup Tour. Hope to see you again. Cheers Portimão SUP
Written 25 July 2019
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Zoemdw
1 contribution
Great sup tour
Jul 2019 • Friends
It was really nice, we had a great guide. He showed us beautiful places, gave us lots of fun facts and information about the area. He had attention for those who had more difficulties suping and made sure we had a good time!
I would absolutely recommend it, and I will be doing the tour again next time I'm in the area.
Written 17 July 2019
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RochaSurfShop
Thanks 🙏 for your Feedback. We are very happy that you liked it. See you on our next tour ;)
Written 22 July 2019
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Sofia de Landerset
Praia da Rocha, Faro, Portugal6 contributions
Amazing!
Jul 2019 • Family
We had an amazing experience with Portimão SUP. Excellent conditions, experienced guides that took us along the beautiful coast, into secret caves, and much more! Very warmly recommended, for all ages and experience levels. Great fun, gorgeous views, excellent company. A must!
Written 7 July 2019
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RochaSurfShop
Hi Sofia, thank you for your Feedback. Hope to see you soon =)
Written 15 July 2019
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Maike L
2 contributions
Amazing SUP day!
Jun 2019 • Couples
We went for the 2.5 h Joao de Arens SUP Tour which was worth every minute. On this perfect calm day we could enjoy the beautiful nature of the Algave with its cliffs and clear water. Our tour guide provided us with all necessary equipment and gave us great instructions so that we had a perfect day paddling along the coast and under many natural arches. We definitely recommend this tour and company!
Written 28 June 2019
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RochaSurfShop
Thank you Maike for your Feedback. Hope to see you again. Enjoy....Cheers Carlos
Written 29 June 2019
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James N
1 contribution
Outstanding tour made our trip to Portimao
Jun 2019 • Couples
We booked our tour with the the super helpful team in Rocha surf shop the day before having being recommended by our Air bnb host.Whilst the weather was a little cloudy that didn't stop up having a great trip. Guy our guide was super friendly, passionate and experienced about his home, SUP and watersports. We started with a safety briefing on the beach and an overview of all the equipment then proceeded on the tour. Guy was accommodating for the whole group which were of mixed ability and was quickly attentive to those that needed support the most. The group quickly became competent and we pushed on through the at times choppy waters to discover some amazing caves and secret beaches. I would highly recommend this tour. Guy was a superb guide and you get a real sense this is a relatively secret spot, given its not polluted by petrol boats full of tourists clambering for that insta shot.
Written 15 June 2019
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RochaSurfShop
Thank you James for this amazing feedback. Hope to see you guys soon =)
Written 16 June 2019
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Fabulous place, great promenade, historical
Something for all the family, great seafront promenade with no traffic. Very safe, and very reasonable prices for a
stacyradom
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Amazing paddleboard experience in Portimao!
We booked our paddleboard tour a couple of days beforehand and met at the surf shop on the main strip in Portimao.
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