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2-hour Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve

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    Stop At: Formosamar, Avenida da República - Stand 1 Doca de Recreio de Faro, 8000-078 Faro, Portugal

    You'll find us at the kiosk of Formosamar in the Marina of Faro.
    Please contact us one of our team members to know directions to the point of departure which is at a 3 minute walking distance from this point.

    You'll find at our offices the shop Pure Nature Store - ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro) (pin point 2). Please check in for your boat trip with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time of your boat trip.

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Ginásio Clube Naval, Estr. do Passeio Ribeirinho 58, 8001-901 Faro, Portugal

    You'll find us our offices in the shop Pure Nature Store - ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro). Please check in for your boat trip with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time of your boat trip.


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhao Portugal

    Embark on board a confortable pontoon boat.

    In the company of a nature tour guide, on this boat trip you will discover why Ria Formosa was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. And because the birds are one of the highlights of this Park they deserve special attention.

    Considered one of the most important wetlands for aquatic birds in Portugal, during the tour we observe birds like the White Stork, Little Egret and the Spoonbill.

    Waders are most abundant especially during winter, although birds like the Whimbrel, the Turnstone and the Grey Plover are a constant presence.

    Here you will have the opportunity to see one of the most important economical activities in the Algarve and also very interesting species such as the Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), the Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) and many others.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Praia de Faro, N527-, Av. Nascente 1, 8005-520 Faro, Portugal

    The trip continues towards the islands of the Natural Park through oyster and clams farms.

    Pass By: Centro Nautico da Praia de Faro, Av. Nascente 25, 8005 Faro, Portugal

    Here you will have the opportunity to see one of the most important economical activities in the Algarve like clam farms and oyster beds.

    Stop At: Beach Faro Este, Av. Nascente, Portugal

    Towards the point where the lagoon meets the sea, we make a stop so you may enjoy this small paradise. This is an important reproduction area for the Little Tern and the Kentish Plover. During wintertime we often observe the Sandwich Tern and the Greater Flamingo.

    The bird species listed may vary according to the time of the year. Because they are in their natural habitat, Formosamar can not fully guarantee the observation of all birdlife mentioned.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhao Portugal

    During our trip back we will have many opportunities to observe other species while our boat sails calmly through the channels of this Natural Park in direction to the city of Faro.

    Duration: 55 minutes

    Pass By: Muralhas de Faro, Largo de Sao Francisco, Faro 8000-142 Portugal

    The tours ends with stunning views of the old town of Faro.

    Pass By: Portas do Mar, Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel 41, Faro 8000-250 Portugal

    You can choose to disembark here, if you wish please be so kind to ask your skipper in advance.

    Pass By: Doca de Faro, Praca Dom Francisco Gomes 15, Faro 8000-168 Portugal

    Ending point of your boat trip.

    Pass By: Marina de Faro, Praca Dom Francisco Gomes 15, Faro 8000-168 Portugal

    Ending point of your boat trip.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Formosamar, Avenida da República - Stand 1 Doca de Recreio de Faro, 8000-078 Faro, Portugal
    2: Ginásio Clube Naval, Estr. do Passeio Ribeirinho 58, 8001-901 Faro, Portugal
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 2-hour guided boat trip with a stop on a deserted beach (15 up to 20 minutes)
    • Use of binoculars and bird identification guide
    • Life vests
    • Local guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Entry/Admission - Ria Formosa Natural Park
    • Entry/Admission - Beach Faro Este
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Food and drink
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We decided quite spontaneous to do a boat trip in Faro. They were the cheapest ones (30€ for 2h) and offered us the two hour nature trip that would end on sunset (we were all more excited about that than about the birds). The ‚driver‘ was super super nice and the trip was
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    Response from PauloNugas, Manager at 2-hour Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience in Trip Advisor. We're very happy to know that you had such an amazing trip with us. We're also really glad to hear your nice words about our guide. It was a pleasure having you onboard and we do hope to see you visit us again. Once again many thanks for your preference and on behalf on our team @ Formosamar we send our regards,
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    Our two hour trip went too quickly. The boat was very comfortable, and the guide very knowledgeable. We saw may species of birds, and learnt about the lagoon and wet lands. We went right to the entrance to the Atlantic, and the scenery was impressive. Our favourties were the
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    Response from PauloNugas, Gestor at 2-hour Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve
    Responded 9 Jul. 2019
    Dear Pierre, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We're very glad to hear that you had such a great time with us and were impressed with our Ria Formosa Natural Park. We're also really glad to hear your kind words about our guide. It was a pleasure having you onboard and we do hope to see you visit us again. Once again many thanks for your preference and on behalf of our team @ Formosamar we send our regards, Paulo
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    Formosamar is a business, with which you can catch a boat and sail around Ria Formosa Natural Park. Really, it is a relax and very beautiful experience. I came here with my daughter and we do an excursion with a little boat: we go from Faro to Deserta and Farol Islands. In the
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    Response from PauloNugas, Manager at 2-hour Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve
    Responded 21 May 2019
    Dear AlbertSalichs, Many thanks for your feedback about our boat trips in Ria Formosa. It's really good to know that you had such a interesting and beautiful excursion. Once again many thanks for your preference. We look forward your next visit here and send our best regards on behalf of all our team @ Formosamar. Paulo
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    We went on the 3 hour Desert Island and Farol Tour. Both the staff on shore and the skipper on the boat were excellent - really helpful and knowledgeable. They gave us some really good tips about where we could go to see flamingos. The boat is really comfortable - do wrap up
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    Response from PauloNugas, Gestor at 2-hour Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve
    Responded 10 Jul. 2019
    Dear Kate, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We're very glad to hear that you had such a great time with us and were impressed with our Ria Formosa Natural Park. We're also really glad to hear your kind words about our staff. It was a pleasure having you onboard and we do hope to see you visit us again. Once again many thanks for your preference and on behalf of our team @ Formosamar we send our regards, Paulo
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    This was possibly the worst tour I have ever been on. We had to wait 30min for the boat to arrive (no explanations), and another slow 15min to get the boat set-up and leave the marina. After this we saw hardly any birds at all, with the guide cruising far from the actual wetland
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    Response from Paulo Nugas L, Manager at 2-hour Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve
    Responded 28 Oct. 2018
    Dear Guest, We are really sorry to hear about your experience and on the same time we would like to infom you that you are reviewing the wrong company as we do not have any birdwatching tours that go to the Deserta Island or that stops there during 40 minutes and you can confirm that quite easily on the activities that we have listed on TripAdvisor or in our website. Warm regards, Paulo
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