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Formosamar

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Avenida Republica - Stand 1 | Marina de Faro, Faro 8000-078, Portugal
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
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“ria formosa”(34 reviews)
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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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"boat trip"
in 47 reviews
"ria formosa"
in 34 reviews
"traditional boat"
in 7 reviews
"guide francisco"
in 6 reviews
"eco system"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the money"
in 10 reviews
"shellfish"
in 6 reviews
"wear sunscreen"
in 3 reviews
"bird watching"
in 10 reviews
"nice trip"
in 8 reviews
"atlantic ocean"
in 3 reviews
"two hours"
in 10 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
in 6 reviews
"farol island"
in 4 reviews
"comfortable boat"
in 4 reviews
"minute trip"
in 3 reviews
"national park"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tour is really good. Our guide was Pedro and he really knows his job, with dedication levels whay over my expectations. You should definitely try this, as you will learn a lot!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely trip round the Ria Formosa with an excellent guide. The osprey entertained us with its diving for fish and later seen eating a fish. Lots of other species to see, though the flamingos weren't visible as the tides were too low...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

45 minute trip around the lagoon to spot wildlife. Very informative guide who was polite friendly and funny. Really interesting experience. A highlight of our ten days.

Thank Matthew G
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Very comfortable boat, knowledgeable and friendly guide, who has a passion for nature. The tour gives one a good idea of the geography of the area and how the little sand Spits and Islands shelter Faro from the worst of the Atlantic storms.More

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PauloNugas, Manager at Formosamar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dear Jack, Many thanks for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor. It's great to know you had such a great trip in Ria Formosa with us. Many thanks also for your comments about our guide. Knowing he was so knowledgeable and friendly makes...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

We were delighted with this tour. Our expert guide identified the many different birds that we saw. Quality binoculars were provided.More

Thank Harry R
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PauloNugas, General Manager at Formosamar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Dear Harry, Many thanks for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor. It's great to know you were delighted with our tour. Knowing it's hard to imagine a better tour of the Ria Formosa Nature Park makes us very proud of our team and...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent trip. Timing important as we were on a rising tide which pushed all the waterbirds into flocks and to roosting sites. Our guide to the time to take us to where the birds were gathering and was very informative about the landscape, wildlife and...More

Thank Chris D
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PauloNugas, Manager at Formosamar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Chris, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience in Ria Formosa. It's great to know that you such an excellent boat trip to Ilha Deserta and Ilha do Farol with us. We're also very happy to read your guide was so...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

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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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