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“Can't wait to go back”
Review of Sabino Boat Tours

Sabino Boat Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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“Can't wait to go back”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Fantastic day out - it is great that the program gets adapted to the wishes of the passengers, something for every age group. Such a relaxed atmosphere on board and a big adventure for the children. We would definitely do to again, 4,5 hours wasn't even long enough. João is a great guy, professional and very friendly. And his boat is very modern, safe and comfortable.
The area of the Ria Formosa is beautiful and well worth a visit!

Visited August 2014
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Insightful and fascinating”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Friends of ours recommended we take a boat tour with Joao Sabino - what a great recommendation. August is their busiest month but we were still able to book a tour within 24 hours. The reviews here on Trip Advisor are glowing, so why should we add to them? Simply this is a young man who not only shows you the beauty of the Ria Formosa, but also educates you on the bird life, the local communities on the islands and gives a real insight into the lives of the local fishermen. The highlight was definitely visiting the shellfish farm, being shown how to harvest cockles and clams, but best of all how to entice a razor clam out of the sand.

A memorable day and a real pleasure to find someone who responded to the customers' interest.

Visited August 2014
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Faro, Portugal
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Second time!”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We have just experienced another great trip on João's lovely boat. Unfortunately the weather wasn't so kind to us this time but we didn't let that spoil anything. We shared the 2 1/2 hour trip with another family and we all got off on one of the sand banks and learned how to catch razor clams. Very interesting! Thank you João, we will be taking another trip with you soon.

P.S. This trip is a MUST for anyone staying in the area and not familiar with the beautiful Ria Formosa.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Fab day out”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We had a great day out with Joao who was very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. The boat was comfortable and even had a small toilet aboard so you didn't need to worry about enjoying the cold drinks that Joao also kindly provided. We went to an island for a great lunch that included wine. I know that Joao was a bit disappointed that the tide was high and also that it was a bit windy but it didn't matter to us, we still had a fantastic day and learnt a lot about the local area.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Doug's Boat trip”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

What a lovely day out for all our party, we were very well looked after by 'captain Joao' he made the day for both adults and children very interesting and great fun.

Visited July 2014
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