The itinerary is set in the waters of the Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area, a treasure chest of biodiversity about 20 km north of Brindisi. The richness of its ecosystems is dictated by the geomorphology of the area and the direct correlation with the wetlands of the terrestrial part of the reserve, an area of internationally important naturalistic value. The combination of terrestrial and marine waters, in fact, enhances the existing habitats, which is why it is very interesting to explore these waters. In fact, the activity allows you to enjoy coastal scenery aboard SUPs, paddling on typical crystal-clear waters and looking out over coves and beaches rich in dune, halophile and Mediterranean vegetation.   The route also includes stages where it will be possible to disembark from the SUPs and descend into the water with masks, snorkel and fins and continue the discovery and knowledge of the underwater ecosystem and the elements that make it up.

In a single experience, it will therefore be possible to carry out two exploration activities, above and below sea level, both of which will be introduced by dedicated briefings in which all the necessary information will be explained in order to deal with everything in the best and safest possible way.


Approx. 4 km SUP excursion with departure and arrival near Lido Torre Guaceto

Difficulty and terrain    

  • Difficulty: Level E (excursionist)
  • Mainly straight stretch of water parallel to the coastline, free of caves, cliffs and narrow coves.


  • Naturalistic

Points of interest           

  • Dune system of the reserve
  • Fossil dunes
  • Archaeological excavations
  • Coastal habitats (dune vegetation, Mediterranean scrub and garrigue), marine habitats (rocky, sandy, posidonia beds), Mediterranean marine species (fish, molluscs, crustaceans, echinoderms, anthozoans, porifera)

Suitable for:     

Adults and children from 12 years of age

What’s included             

  • Stand Up Paddle (SUP)
  • Snorkelling kit (bag with fins, mask and snorkel)
  • Accompaniment by AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche) certified environmental hiking guides.

Advice and seasonality

  • It is absolutely essential to check the weather conditions as they could compromise the outings. The activity start time will be defined according to the weather situation and will be communicated on the afternoon before the day set.
  • The activity programme may be subject to change due to weather conditions or other unforeseen events.
  • Suitable in late spring, summer, early autumn

Safety instructions        

  • You must be able to swim and be familiar with SUP boards, even at beginner level.
  • You must be in good physical shape
  • You must refer to the official guidebook
  • Bring with you: swimming costume, waterproof bag for carrying changes and personal items, towel/towel, water bottle with at least 1.5L of water, energy snack, sun cream, insect repellent It is permitted and recommended to bring an anti-UV shirt or shorty in spandex (e.g. lycra) or neoprene.

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