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Formosamar

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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a bit of disorganisation which caused a 1/2 hour delay on the trip. This was due to a group of 8 people arriving at the last minute and the decision that 2 boats were needed rather than one. Moreover, one more unexpected person...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We had Pedro as our guide for the 2 hour Ria Formosa bird watching trip. We were advised to go in the late afternoon / early evening and it was well worth it. We saw a lot of birds and Pedro was clearly passionate about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Paulo Nugas L, Manager at Formosamar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Lanolin, Many thanks for taking your time and reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to know you had an enjoyable boat trips to the islands and we want to thank you also for your comments about our guide Pedro which makes us very...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018 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 moneyMore

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Paulo Nugas L, Manager at Formosamar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Ryan C, Many thanks for your feedback about our boat trips in Ria Formosa. It's really good to know you had an interesting afternoon and a very informative and relaxing boat trip with us. We also like to thank for your nice comments about...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Paulo Nugas L, Manager at Formosamar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Pasterska, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience in Ria Formosa. It's great to know that you such a great adventure on your boat trip with us. We're also very happy to read your guide was so informative about the Ria...More

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fusspot13
Paulo Nugas L, Manager at Formosamar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience in Trip Advisor. We're very happy to know that you had a great kayaking experience in Ria Formosa. We're also really glad to hear that our guide was very freandly and knowledgable. For...More

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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Paulo Nugas L, Manager at Formosamar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 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...More

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank oliverst13
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Paulo Nugas L, Manager at Formosamar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking your time and reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to know you had a fantastic dolphin watching tour and that you finally managed to see the dolphins, we also want to thank you also for your comments about...More

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.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Paulo Nugas L, Manager at Formosamar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience in Trip Advisor. We're very happy to know that you had an amaizing dolphin watching boat trip with us. We're also really glad to hear the nice words about our guides. For us...More

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190727Sunseeker
17 May 2018|
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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.
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Charlotte A
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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
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