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“ria formosa”(32 reviews)
Formosamar is an ecotourism company organizing boat trips and activities in the Ria Formosa: boat Trips, dolphinwatching boat tours, kayak tours & kayak hire, birdwatching, guided walks, bicycle tours & rent a bike. Boat Hire & Rental Service...more
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Avenida Republica - Stand 1 | Marina de Faro, Faro 8000-078, Portugal
+351 918 720 002
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner attended the tour yesterday and had Patricia as our guide. Patricia was excellent and very informative and funny throughout the whole trip. Well worth the money

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took 45min boat trip (only because we didn't have much time for the Faro visit) and it was totally worth it! We had the best skipper in the world,nice, friendly and funny guy but he was really well prepared with the bird pictures, history...More

Thank pasterka1
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Initially I tried making contact via the online form over a week before we travelled but had no response from the form. We decided to just go one day and were told there were no kayaks available that day and to phone when we wanted...More

Thank WiseTreeOwl
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Throughly enjoyed our kayak excursion with Lauru today. Very low tide after yesterday’s full moon meant having to wait for some channels to fill up with enough water to navigate, which added to the experience! Lauru really friendly and knowledgeable. We were a group of...More

Thank fusspot13
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

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,...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

After waiting for 10 minutes past our booking time, we were told it would be another 10 minutes. After waiting half an hour we enquired and the boat was booked up elsewhere so never came to collect us. Thankfully they gave a refund with no...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

we tried 2 times to see dolphins with different companies and we understand it's not guaranteed...but after this trip I understand that many companies are just tourist traps...here, no caves or anything but just a nature lover (alfredo) who loves to explain you about dolphins...More

Thank Dassulle C
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Amazing trip for watching dolphins near Faro. Very friendly skippers Alfredo and Fernando - tought us with wild life of dolphins and how to protect the endangered ocean life. Love it. Thanx.

Thank Kassandra1706
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The Ria Formosa Nature trip is fantastic and the service is excellent. The Katamaran is very comfortable.

Thank s0niar0cha
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Easy booking over the phone and paid when we got there. The tour is obviously influenced by the tide, weather and your fellow kayakers capability. We were a group of 4, 3 adults and a teenager, who joined 7 others plus the guide. I think...More

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17 May 2018|
Response from Madeleine H | Reviewed this property |
We went out on a boat trip from Faro and saw the birds from the boat. There are also ferries out to the inhabited islands but I don't know of any bird hides.
Charlotte A
16 August 2017|
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Response from RJ682015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Despite being told (as always) that they are commonly seen on this trip we were out for 4 hours and did not spot any. We did however see one flying fish!! It is the luck of the draw as you will appreciate. Good luck with... More