Stand Up Paddle on the Douro river

Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Experience hosted by Bailey

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will do a stand up paddle workshop. Where you will learn the basics of stand up paddling. We will paddle in the Douro river enjoying a different view of Porto and vila Nova de Gaia. We will also paddle past a natural bird reserve where you can see the different bird life of Porto.
Other things to note
towel, and change of clothes

What's included

  • Drinks

Meet your Host, Bailey

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 19 Reviews
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I am a Surfski/SUP coach from South Africa. I come from a lifesaving background and have a good understanding of the ocean and rivers.
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 Port
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Where you'll be

We start to welcome you in our own space and unique for the purpose in the region, with facilities of locker room with hot showers all year!
If you want a new experience, our team will support you in every step so you can enjoy all that this sport has to offer as well as wonderful views such as the reserve of the Douro estuary and the tours around it!
Located in Douro Marina , with easy access! Join Us Now

Rated 4.74 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

September 2019
Bailey was laid-back, friendly and made me feel welcome straight away. As an experienced paddler I didn't need much instruction, so I was set up with a board that suited my level of ability. We kept a pace that was comfortable for myself and the other guest, and paddled out towards the bird sanctuary and then back, making a slight detour to take pictures in front of the Ponte de Arrábida. We were on the river Douro for about an hour and for the price it was a nice way to get on the water for a bit, and to check out Porto from a slightly different perspective.
August 2019
This was my first time stand up paddle boarding and I really enjoyed the experience! Bailey was very patient and helpful. It was great to get outside and do something different while on holiday.
July 2019
We had an excellent time and totally recommend this experience. We got to get out of the touristy grind and do something peaceful and outdoorsy. They provided everything we needed to paddleboard and led us out on a beautiful estuary. We could see schools of sardines swimming under us! Certainly a highlight of our trip. One note though, they didn't provide a "drink" as advertised, and though some reviews note that they take pictures to share, they did take the pictures, but didn't talk to us about sharing them at all. It's OK though, because they did give us a dry bag for a phone, so we got some pics anyway! They have locker rooms for your stuff, though not a lock, but it felt pretty safe, since it was inside the shop and there was someone there who would notice if a random person went back there. There's a shower too. The marina where the shop is located is very modern and nice, with restaurants out on the water. We were bummed that we had other plans back in Porto. It would have been fun to linger a bit more.
May 2019
Paddle boarding at sunset was a beautiful experience in Porto. Good for any level of experience. Water was warm and calm, and fish were jumping out of water. Friendly guides.
October 2018
What an absolutely brilliant time we had. It was my birthday and this just made it the most perfect day. Really good clear guidance by Pedro who was extremely patient and lovely. He took some great pics so we could capture the whole experience. Stunning nature reserve and so peaceful. Go, you will absolutely love it.
October 2018
This was an unforgettable experience! Having never pedal boarded before, I didn't know what to expect out of a one hour session, but by the end I felt like a seasoned pro! Pedro who took us out kindly at sunset, was fantastic and took some brilliant photos to remember the experience by. Highly recommended!!

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.

What to bring

A towel
Swimming clothes to wear under a wetsuit that we will provide
A change of clothes

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.