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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
+351 918 720 002
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 3hr Desert Island and Farol Tour. The boat trip was great and we were really happy we chose it! The boat driver was really knowledgable on the birds, wildlife and ecology of the Ria Formosa National Park. He made lots of...More

Thank 584sophie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trip to see dolphins was absolutely amazing. Alfredo the guide was very knowledgable and we were able to watch dolphins jumping out of the water. It was wonderful.

Thank RosieArmit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another fabulous day spent in the Ria Formosa onboard the great catamarans from this company. Ideal to cruise around this beautiful wild area, swim on a deserted beach, have a relaxed lunch in one of the restaurants around and eat the freshest fish you will...More

Thank francisco s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting boot tour across the island landscape of Faro. Integral component was the explanations of Alfredo about the animal and plant life. Alfredo by the way speaks 4 languages - which makes it a great linguistic experience when people from different countries are on...More

1  Thank kavehberlin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had signed up for this trip , we wanted to see this beautiful estuary and how the ecosystem can work as a natural area with some commercial activities. The guide was polite and he was funny, but as we went further into the trip,...More

2  Thank 28stephen
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We had really good time. Pedro was our tour guide with abundance of knowledge about the fauna that inhabites the area and easy to talk to on other topics. Very correct and friendly service. Thank you!

Thank Kalina D
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We found this tour through its 5 star review and were not disappointed. Our warm & informative guide Pedro had an excellent understanding of the ecology of this beautiful area & went to great trouble to identify local marine & birdlife. The motorised catamaran (keep...More

Thank Correz
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on this tour. The pontoon boat was very comfortable. Pedro was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable. His personality is super and he created a very positive atmosphere. Very affordable trip and highly recommend!

2  Thank Carmen101
Reviewed 24 May 2018 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!

Thank Pedro P
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We had two wonderful trips out with this company . The first was a shorter introction to the Ria Formosa with Alfredo who was a fantastic well informed guide and the second a wildlife watching trip with equally good guide Francisco. The catamarans are very...More

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16 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