Sabino Boat Tours
Sabino Boat Tours
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Boat ToursBoat HireDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife Tours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Discover the wonders of nature on the Ria Formosa and be amazed and dazzled by this fragile and complex ecosystem. Ecotourism in Ria Formosa, Algarve Portugal.
Olhao, Portugal
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Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Øystein L
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A very interesting 3 hour tour i Ria Formosa. The guide had good knowledge about the area and the eco system of the region.
Written 2 October 2023
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Thank you for your review and evaluation. It's always important for small companies to have a good review. We are all glad you enjoyed the 3 hour tour. Hope you visit us again someday. Best wishes, Carla Sabino
Written 9 October 2023
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Kevin H
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Great 3 hour tour of Rio Formosa lagoon area. Guide very knowledgeable and passionate about his topic. 2 stops to take in local sites & spot of lunch. Well worth the trip
Written 23 September 2023
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Hello Kevin, Thank you for your review and evaluation. The team is happy to know you enjoyed the 3 hour tour. The guide is born and raised on the city of Olhão is very knowledgeable of the Ria Formosa. Thank you for your choice. Hope you visit again. Best wishes, Carla Sabino
Written 25 September 2023
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Nander
Rijmenam, Belgium1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Wonderful experience! The guide was very passionate, explaining everything in English/Spanish so everyone understood! I would seriously recommend this tour to everyone! Enjoy!
Written 23 September 2023
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Thank you for your review and evaluation. We are all happy to know you enjoyed the tour. Appreciate the recommendation. It's important for small companies to have this kind of feedback. Thank you for choosing Sabino Boat Tours and hope you visit us again some day. Best wishes, Carla Sabino
Written 25 September 2023
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Journey09037627458
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Sancho our skipper, gave us a delightfully informative tour. He told us about the clam and oyster farms, history of the region and the livelihoods of the fishing community.

From Olhao, we visited the light house at Farol, stopped in Culatra for a superb fish lunch and then on to the eastern end of the island for a quick swim.

Highly recommended.

Sheila and Trevor
Written 21 September 2023
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Thank you for writing us this detailed review and evaluation. We all glad to know you enjoyed your 5 hour tour. Skipper Sancho is a very good skipper and thanks you for the kind words. I appreciate the highly recommendation as a small company all recommendations are needed. Thank you for choosing Sabino Boat Tours for your tour and hope you visit us again. Best wishes, Carla Sabino
Written 25 September 2023
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Tina B
Leeds, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Was not quite sure what to expect but what an amazing day. We went as a group of 9 made up of 2 families and we all agreed it was the best day of our holiday. Ricardo our joint skipper and tour guide was absolutely brilliant, gave us so much information and was able to answer any questions we asked. He was extremely friendly, courteous and helpful at all times and it was like he was part of our group. I would absolutely definitely recommend this company and particularly Ricardo and if we ever come back will be using them again.
Written 3 September 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to write us such a amazing review and evaluation. Skipper Ricardo is very happy with your kind words and this morning he also said that he enjoyed all your group. We are all glad to know you had such a great tour. Appreciate the recommandation. Hope you do visit us again. Best wishes, Carla Sabino
Written 4 September 2023
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Explorer25070724176
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The trip started with a boat ride up the waterways with the only thing we saw was clam and oyster farming from the distance. We were then dropped off and left at the nice beach for half an hour with no shade on a sand island that had no vegitation or bird life. We were then taken to Culatra Island and dropped off for over an hour. The description is an overstatement at the best. After walking through a few vllage streets it becomes the same thing. Most of the people on the trip sat in a bar for almost the entire time and ordered lunch but then had to take it as takaways as the service was so slow. Having done a lot of travelling this is one of the worst experiences I have ever had. To me it was an expensive boat ride to a beach and a restaurant/bar. The descripition of the tour is grossly exaggerated, Seeing no Flora or Fauna and the only bird life was a fock of birds on a sand spit as we came back nto the jetty. Don't waste your money on this tour.
Written 26 August 2023
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Dear Costumer, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Unfortunately, we can´t please everyone and is very surprising that a person does not like to visit the Ria Formosa, the desert beaches and all the communities that we have in this amazing place. I will receive the 1 star, that you gave us out of spite, with my head held high. Me and my team are very proud of the work we do. The Ria Formosa is the real star, but we do our best every day to give our clients the best experience we can give. I knew already that you would do something like this. You were unpleasant with the skipper from the beginning to the end of the 3 hour tour. More, you were unpleasant to the other clients that unfortunately had to make there first experience in the Ria Formosa with a person like you, that is unhappy with everything. You had no respect for them. You mention the other clients did not have time to eat in Culatra Island. Well they can thank you, because you were the one that wanted to leave. I will hope in the future you enjoy more of your travels and trips and be less picky and rude to others around you, including the other 3 persons on your group. Me and my team will continuo our tours and fortunately that 99% of our clients are good people like we are. Simple, good working people enjoying with life gives us. Wish you the best and please don´t visit us again. Thank you. Best regards, Carla Sabino fro Sabino Boat Tours
Written 30 August 2023
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Tom Woodward
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Joao was very knowledgeable and, with a great sense of humour was really passionate about the whole ecosystem of the Ria Formosa. He took his time with us and answered any questions (no matter how silly !) Highly recommend this tour.
Written 1 August 2023
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Thank you for the review and evaluation. Skipper João Sancho thanks you for the kind words and there is no silly questions when people want to learn about such a wonderful place like the Ria Formosa. We are all happy to know you enjoyed your tour. Appreciate the high recommendation. Regards, Carla Sabino
Written 2 August 2023
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Liad A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Wonderful boat tour. The guide was friendly, and attentive. He took us where we needed to go.

We are a family of 5 and it takes us a while to get out of the house. We were 20 minutes late but they were very nice, responsive and understanding! Although, we were late, they still give us more than 2 hours your (it was supposed to be 10-12, but we started at 1030 and ended at 1245)

Definitely recommend.
Written 20 July 2023
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Thank you for the review and evaluation. We are all happy to know you enjoyed the tour. The skipper thanks you for your kind words. Appreciate the recommendation. I hope you enjoy your stay. Best wishes, Carla Sabino
Written 21 July 2023
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Nicole B
London, UK160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have spent many holidays in the Algarve and never done a day out in the islands - until today and what a day it was. From the very efficient Maria who managed our booking with ease to the amazing João who was our guide. We loved hearing all about ‘working life’ on the various clam and oyster farms and hearing about his own career on the water in this part of the world. Stopping off for a swim near the Southwrn most tip of Portugal and having a walk around the beautiful fishing village of Culatra were two highlights. We were a group of 4 adults and 4 teenages and all loved our day out. The boat was perfectly comfortable for our group.
Highly recommended!
Written 18 July 2023
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Thank you for taking your time to write us this amazing review and evaluation. It's important for small companies to have this kind of recognition. Skipper João and Maria thank you for your kind words. We are all glad you and your family enjoyed one day in the Ria Formosa. Appreciate the highly recommendation and hope you visit us again. Best wishes to you all. Carla Sabino
Written 19 July 2023
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Mollie M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
10/10 worth the money. Beaches looked like you were in Caribbean. The fishing island is like a pocket of peace and the boat captain was captivating, kind and informative- he made the trip. Would definitely recommend this to anyone staying near Olhão.
Written 3 July 2023
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Thank you so much to take your time to write us this great review. We are grateful for your kind words. We all happy to know you enjoyed the tour. The Ria Formosa is really the star. Appreciate your recommendation. Best wishes, Carla Sabino
Written 5 July 2023
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