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Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours

#2 of 12 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Faro Features Animals
Avenida Republica - Stand 1 | Marina de Faro, Faro 8000-078, Portugal
+351 918 720 002
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Ria Formosa Catamaran Trip from Faro
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Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida Republica - Stand 1 | Marina de Faro, Faro 8000-078, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked this trip at the marina and it lasted the whole afternoon. We visited the deserted island stopped for a nice lunch at the fishing port, very busy but a good lunch was enjoyed by all with plentiful swordfish and fries/salad. The boat trip...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They also offer kayak rental, but the day was windy so we changed the activity to a boat trip in Ria Formosa, we visited two islands, had lunch in one. The boat driver was very nice, he was driving slowly, so we could see the...More

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PauloNugas, Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor. It's great to know you had a beautiful boat trip in Ria Formosa with us. We want to thank you also for your very nice comments about our guide making us all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined the Formosamar trip to the Ria Formosa Natural Park on a cloudy Sunday and have to say that we enjoyed it very much. The skipper of the catamaran was knowledgeable, interesting, and gave us an insight of the flora, fauna, and human activity...More

Thank Kenneth C
PauloNugas, Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Kenneth, Many thanks for taking your time and reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to know that you had such an informative, interesting and fun boat trip in Ria Formosa with us. We want to thank you also for your ver nice comments...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be careful of the tide. The environment change in a couple of hours so you can risk not to see the different islands and the birds. Take your own guide because the tour one usually is not so specific and in some cases very confused!

Thank Syl V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the three hour boat trip costing €25 each and which included two island stops. The guide was excellent, knowledgeable and spoke fluent English in addition to other languages too. Birds were highlighted and the history of the lagoons was explained. The restaurant they recommended...More

Thank Notts01
PauloNugas, Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. It's great to know you had an excellent tour with us that was well worth the money. Many thanks also for your comments on our guide. Knowing of his excellence and knowledge is makes us very...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't have made a boat Tour but I saw the little boats, little catamarans to visit the islands for fishing, I suppose; you can observe nice birds., and have wondweful views.

Thank Manuela L
PauloNugas, Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Manuela, Thanks for your comments. Our boat trips are indeed very nice to visit the islands of Ria Formosa and all its birdlife. Kind regards Paulo

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

It's a really nice trip with the driver explaining things along the way. Would recommend as the boat journey is nice and relaxing, especially in the sun (wear sunscreen!). I probably wouldn't recommend using the restaurant the driver booked for us as it's quite a...More

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PauloNugas, Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Devon, Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor. Guest feedback is very important for us and is great to know you a nice and relaxing boat trip in Ria Formosa with us. Thanks for your preference and on behalf of all our...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We went on the 10am trip today, had a great time. Really relaxing and our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. (He also really cared about the nature reserve) Would def recommend.More

Thank Jo C
PauloNugas, General Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Jo, Many thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. It's great to know you had such an excellent tour with us that you definitely recommend. Many thanks also for your comments about our guide. Knowing he was so knowledgeable and friendly makes us very proud...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Excellent tour in very rough weather of part of the Rio Formosa, visiting the islands of Farol and da Barretta. Very knowledgeable guide drove the catamaran and told us about the birds we saw and the history of the area. We will definitely take the...More

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PauloNugas, General Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Somerville, Many thanks for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor. It's great to know you had an excellent tour of Ria Formosa that you would definitely do again. We want to thank you also for your very nice comments about our guide....More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

We took two tours with this company. The first was a kayak tour with David. We learned about the Formosamar and saw many different kinds of birds. Our kayaking experience was mainly on lakes and rivers, but we did not have any trouble here. David...More

Thank kmm8086
PauloNugas, General Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor. Guest feedback is very important for us and is great to know you had two great tours in Ria Formosa with us. Many thanks also for your comments about our guide David. Knowing he's...More

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Hélène A
j'aimerais savoir à quelle période de l'année a t on le plus de chance de rencontrer des dauphins et quel est le tarif ?
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