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Address: Doca de Recreio de Faro | Edifício Ginásio Clube Naval, Faro 8000-541, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 914 539 511
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We organize tours and activities in Ria Formosa and the Algarve: sailing...

We organize tours and activities in Ria Formosa and the Algarve: sailing boat trips, kayak tours, birdwatching tours, guided walks and kayak rental & hire. Daily available departures throughout the year.

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Kayak tour of Ria Formosa

Our family of four took this two hour guided tour again - last time was two years ago. Two double kayaks. Loved it both times; a peaceful, safe and fun way to explore the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Our family of four took this two hour guided tour again - last time was two years ago. Two double kayaks. Loved it both times; a peaceful, safe and fun way to explore the natural beauty of this area. Our guide this time was Tanya and she is very knowledgeable about the birds and plants and tides - a graduate... More 

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Bárbara A, General Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear SwAussies, Many thanks for taking your time to review your kayak tour in Ria Formosa. Your insight is very important for us @ Lands so we're very happy to know you loved it both times and that you highly recommend this experience. We want to thank you also for your lovely comments about our guide Tânia. Knowing she shared... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 hour guided kayak tour in Ria Formosa nature reserve (Faro, Portugal) last week. The organisation and equipment were perfectly in order. The guide was excellent: friendly and knowledgeable. The environment was beautiful (except the planes, but you can hardly avoid them due to the proximity of the airport). I would happily go again or recommend... More 

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Bárbara A, General Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Many thanks for sharing your opinion on TripAdvisor. Guests insight is very important for us so it's great to know you thoroughly enjoyed kayaking in Ria Formosa with us and that you would happily come again and recommend. We want to thank you also for your comments about our guide and our organization which makes us very proud... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

All 8 of us from 7 - 50 loved sea kayaking, seeing various wildlife and even tasting a local plant. Thoroughly enjoyably and well organised.

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Bárbara A, General Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Antlers, Thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is very important for us and it’s great to know your kayak tour in Ria Formosa was fantastic and that all of you throughly enjoyed it. On behalf of all our team @ Lands we want to thank you again for your preference and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My partner and I did the 2 hour kayak tour of Ria Formosa, we had a very short briefing about how to kayak, as we had both done it before, then the tour guide led us out on a lovely quiet and tranquil route around the salt marshes, with a stop on a small, empty beach for some sun-bathing and... More 

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. Guests feedback is truly important for us and it's great to read that It was such a nice peaceful kayak tour in Ria Formosa with us. Once again many thanks for your preference and on behalf of all our team @ Lands send our warmest... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice people, good kayaks, good instructions before set of. Hight focus on secure kayaking. We are semi eksperienced kayakers, but I would say anyone can paddle a kayak in Ria Formosa. The instruktors told us to stay away/ be carefull around the entrance between the atlantic and the lagoon, but that area was fine and nothing to worry about... More 

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Bárbara A, General Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Pia, Thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is very important for us and we are very happy to know you had such a nice time kayaking in Ria Formosa. Many thanks also for your comments about our team which makes all very proud. On behalf of everyone @ Lands we want to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I went on a kayaking tour with my friend, and two other guys. We got a brief kayaking lesson then we were on our way. This was a unique way to view the national park, and our guide talked us through the local wildlife and explained the social and political state of the national park which gave us a unique... More 

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Bárbara A, General Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Miss Sparkly, Your feedback is very important for us and it’s great to know your kayak tour in Ria Formosa was great fun and a unique way to experience the Nature Park. We're also very happy to know that our guide shared all her knowledge about this protected area in the Algarve. That makes us very proud of our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

The nature lands are beautiful and can really be enjoyed in private with kayak hire! We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the beautiful weather and surroundings. The staff where exceedingly friendly and helpful which helped make the day even more enjoyable! Would 100% recommend!

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor. Guests feedback is truly important for us and it's great to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your day kayaking in Ria Formosa. Many thanks also for your nice comments about our team, it makes us very proud to know you 100% recommend us.... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I work for an activity holiday co that operates in the Algarve. On 2 occasions our guests (and I) have taken a 2 hour trip by boat from Faro with Lands Tourism. You travel in an open boat piloted by one of the Lands guides. For these folk the Ria Formosa is their backyard. They are out in it most... More 

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Many thanks for taking your time to review your experience in Ria Formosa. Your insight is very important for us @ Lands so we're very happy to know you thoroughly recommend us. Many thanks also for your lovely comments about our guides which makes us very proud of our team and our work. We hope to see you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely walk with plenty of time to watch both birds and the surroundings with a nice guide. We are beginners which worked out well.

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Tina, Thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is very important for us and it’s great to know you had a lovely walk with us in Ria Formosa. We also would like to let you know that it was a pleasure exploring the Ria Formosa with such a lovely company and we do... More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

A must-do and see when you are in Faro, which makes you realise how beautiful and magic our Nature is and how important it is to preserve it. We couldn't be luckier because the conditions were perfect at that time of the year for kayaking and bird watching in the breath-taking nature park of Rio Formosa. We will never forget... More 

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Céline, Thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is very important for us and it’s great to know your kayak tour in Ria Formosa was the highlight of your stay in Faro. We're happy you highly recommend it and that you will never forget the breath-taking nature park of Ria Formosa and in... More 

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