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Surfski paddling on the Douro river

Rated 4.74 out of 5 from 19 reviews.Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Bailey

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A workshop to learn how to Surf ski paddle (a lightweight kayak designed for traveling through surf at high speed). This activity will help you get fit while having fun!
Enjoy the skyline of the city from the water and paddle up Douro river . Forget the city's chaos and listen to the sound of your paddle in the water - enjoy the beautiful views from a privileged perspective.

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Paddles
From $25
/ person
Book for 5 guests, save 15% or more
Tue, Sep 22
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person
Wed, Sep 23
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person
Thu, Sep 24
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person

Meet your host, Bailey

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 19 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a Surfski/kayaking/SUP coach from South Africa.
I come from a lifesaving background and have a good understanding of the ocean and rivers. I have been trained and coached by a 12 time Surfski world champion.
The craft/kayaks we use are made by Nelo kayaks which is the leading manufacturer of canoes/kayaks.
Our goal is to grow the sport of Surfski, kayaking, SUP And to show off the beautiful city of Porto.
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Where you'll be

We will start at the Douro academy shop, located at the Douro marina. From there, we'll kayak in the Douro river, watching the incredible views of the city.

Rated 4.74 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Bárbara
July 2019
A great experience! I went kayaking with Joana, hadn't done so for almost a decade, and she was super awesome and friendly. I was lucky to be the only one for that experience, so I got a lot of personalized tips and help, which was great! Highly recommend!
A great experience! I went kayaking with Joana, hadn't done so for almost a decade, and she was super awesome and friendly. I was lucky to be the only one for that experience, so I…
Léa
March 2019
Really cool activity, with a really nice monitor! Definetly recommend it, for tourists or even people like me living in porto for several years it was really cool to see porto from the Douro and on a surf ski :)
December 2018
真的很好玩。原先以为有点危险。还有担心会不会很难。但是结果发现担心是多余的。一旦上手以后、就只剩下天光云影共徘徊的悠闲时光咯~还有贝利教练很nice。随便一划就划得超快。我在后面哼哧哼哧还是追不上他。 Very interesting experience.XD.thank u.
João & Roxana
August 2018
We had a great time. In the beginning was a bit hard but slowly once you know how to be stable it is lots of fun!
Jarkko
July 2018
It was ver nice to surfski with Bailey. Surfski was a little bit too unstable for our skills, but we didn't fall and it was fun.
Chiara
July 2018
Very nice experience!Surfski is cool and much better and exciting than a regular kayak! Bailey teaches you the basics before entering the water and than you can follow him paddling, there is a good balance between self-independence and safety.Just 4 stars because of the not very accurate description: pickup was not available, no coffee/cake in the end and when I booked it was described as 1h30 long then it changed to 1h. Also not mentioned, but this is good, wetsuits are availble on request and included in the price (even though it’s really hot paddling with it!).
Very nice experience!Surfski is cool and much better and exciting than a regular kayak! Bailey teaches you the basics before entering the water and than you can follow him paddling…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring a set of dry clothes to wear after the experience

What to bring

A towel, change of clothes