Ocean kayaking Sagres Fabio Mariano founder of South Kayaks paddling through grottos Portugal

Who we are?

Hey, I am Fabio Mariano, the founder of South Kayaks. I come from Sagres in Vila do Bispo municipality located at “the end of the world” in south-western part of Algarve in Portugal. I inherited the passion for the ocean from my father who is a professional fisherman. Since I was a kid, I have had a very strong connection with the sea. I participated in many national competitions in bodyboard and managed to become champion of Portugal. Besides I am a professional fisherman and do spearfishing

I created the company in order to share with you over 25 years of my ocean experience. My objective is to show you the best of Costa Vincentina in the Sagres area by kayak. With me you will embark on an unforgettable adventure closely discovering amazing natural rock formations and caves on the ocean.

I try to do all tours following the principle of SLOW travel meaning enjoying the surroundings at slow, contemplating pace. 


+ 20 years of ocean experiance


Hidden ocean spots


Eco kayak trips


Ocean’s fauna and flora knowledge


Experienced , local guides

Why Kayaking with us?

Here are some of the reasons why you should come and  join a kayaking tour with us. We are looking forward to seeing you and show you the beauty of the Algarve south-western coast!

Small groups

In order to provide great service and individual attention, we take small groups only (5-6 kayaks). This way we have more fun together.

no crowds

We chose the area with still not well known spots which gives a benefit of visiting them at peace without lots of other turists and boats.

Experienced guide

You will be accompanied by experienced and fun guide with great knowledge of ocean, wildlife and local stories to share with you.

family friendly

Kayaking with us is safe and no previous experience is required therefore its a great idea for a family activity even with small children.