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Sunset Boat Trip of Ria Formosa: an Eco-friendly Tour out from Faro
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Sunset Boat Trip of Ria Formosa: an Eco-friendly Tour out from Faro

By Lands - Eco Boat Tours
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Duration: 1h
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Live guide: Portuguese, English, Spanish
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  • 1-hour boat trip
  • Life vests
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


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  • Lands - Eco Boat Tours (Main Office and Departures), Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune Edifício Ginásio Clube Naval, Doca de Faro, Piso 0, 8000-541 Faro, Portugal
    You'll find our offices in the ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro). Please be so kind and check in for your boat trip with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time of your boat trip.
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    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 100463P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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    • Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune Edifício Ginásio Clube Naval, Doca de Faro, Piso 0, 8000-541 Faro, Portugal
      You'll find our offices in the ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro). Please be so kind and check in for your boat trip with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time of your boat trip.
    • 1
      Meeting point of the boat tour. You'll find us at our offices at the ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro) (pin point 1). Please check in for your boat trip with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time of your boat trip.
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      Marina de Faro
      Ria Formosa Natural Park
      Muralhas de Faro
      Portas do Mar
      Marina de Faro
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    • Lands - Eco Boat Tours
      206
      Faro, Portugal
      Joined in April 2011
    • mariachiarapi
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This was amazing!
      Thank to our guide that explains a lot of information to us. June is not the perfect month to go for birdwatching but we saw 27 different species of birds! This is incredible. Very recommended, even for those who’s not a birdwatcher. The tour was so relaxing and pleasant. The view very special.
      Written 7 June 2024
    • mlbourgault
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Solar boat tour grew at guide
      Terrific guide and I’d always wanted to see the Ria Formosa Our guide did warn us that June was not a great time to see the bird life but he did a great job of pointing out the few birds that were there. I highly recommend using a solar boat for the quiet the smell and the environment
      Written 4 June 2024
    • ADerrygirl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great for birdwatchers
      This was the best thing we did on a recent visit to Faro. Our guide was Andrei and he was very knowledgeable and informative. The boat is very quiet and the water calm. There were only seven of us on the trip so we could easily hear everything he said. We went at low tide so there were lots of landing sites for the birds. Everyone was offered good quality binoculars and a chart of birds we might see. We were thrilled to see flamingos, spoonbills, even an osprey and storks flying past ,as well as lots of other more common birds. We had a short stop on the beach to stretch our legs but two and half hours just flew past! A highly recommended trip if you enjoy birdwatching.
      Written 18 May 2024
    • Samkcl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxing, informative and fun
      We went as a family of 4, sharing the solar boat with 2 other couples. Very comfortable and quiet. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He let my 7 year old sit at the front with him which he loved! We didn't see that many birds, but as he said, wildlife cannot be controlled! The flamingos are the other side of the Ria De Formosa and would take more than an hour to get to. But for an experience of going on a solar boat and getting out onto the water, seeing a few birds and crabs and learning about what else lives there - it was great. The storks nest stories are fascinating!
      Written 13 April 2024
    • j-and-i-inGermany
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Rewarding, Delightful, and Easy
      My wife and I were delighted with Birdwatching in Ria Formosa -- a 2.5-hour excursion by solar boat. It was arranged by "Lands - Eco Boat Tours". A birdwatching outing is not a trip to the zoo: you make an effort to get to an area where birds feel relatively secure, and you hope that there will actually be some birds there. During our excursion, we were very lucky with respect to seeing birds: not only did we see a wide range of birds, but we saw them well. Moreover, "Lands - Eco Boat Tours" provided each participant with quality binoculars, a laminated map of the area, and a chart showing the species of birds often seen in the area. All those items were very helpful. Also important is that our guide, Luis, provided relevant information about each species -- in particular, information about its migration patterns and its preferences with respect to habitat. Almost as rewarding as seeing multiple species of birds was the pleasure of gliding very quietly through some of the very numerous channels of Ria Formosa. Thanks to its electric power system (partly recharged by solar panels), the boat was silent, and there was no vibration. Indeed it seemed that we were not intruding on the birds but simply sharing with them the space, the water and the sunshine. In any event the section of the Ria Formosa near Faro is not isolated: there are oyster beds, fishing boats, airplanes over head, and Faro is always in sight. It is, in principle and in practice, a shared environment. At the furthest point from Faro, Luis gave us an opportunity to walk for 20 minutes or so along the sand bank that separates Ria Formosa from the Atlantic. That too was very nice. However, it was not quiet: the waves pounding the surf made a lot of noise! In sum, we liked the "Birdwatching in Ria Formosa" excursion. We found it stimulating yet comfortable, and we recommend it to others.
      Written 5 April 2024
    • AliasL45
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful, tranquil trip
      We booked the 1 hour sunset tour which departed at 17:30 from the marina in Faro. Our guide, Manuel, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and kind. It was quite chilly as the sun went down and there was a cool breeze so we were given blankets to keep warm. There were only 4 of us on the trip so we had ample opportunity to ask questions and get into a conversation about the wildlife and ecology of the islands and inlets. It was the most relaxing and tranquil experience, not dissimilar to sailing in the Norfolk Broads. If we had been staying longer we would have booked another trip with Lands as this one was the perfect way to explore the nature reserve.
      Written 4 March 2024
    • Chloe W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour, Great Guide! Thanks Manuel!
      Manuel was an excellent guide on our eco tour of Ria Formosa! He was very knowledgeable, friendly and humorous- you could also tell he is passionate about nature and the natural park! The electric boat really made this boat a special trip as the birds were undisturbed. I would definitely recommend this trip!☀️🦅
      Written 4 February 2024
    • martinereinh0lth
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We happened to be the only ones at our trip - so it was like a fantastic & intimate little trip
      We had a wonderful time with a great guide!! Sadly we didn’t write down his name, he was however super knowledgeable and his passion for the wild life was infectious!! Even tough we went, when the tide was at its highest, he went out his way to find and show us birds & and the watercovered islands💛🐥
      Written 29 January 2024
    • DEtoWorld
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing birdwatching tour!
      What a lovely tour of Ria Formosa on a quiet solar powered boat! Luis was an excellent tour guide, expertly pointing out the birds and knowing where to go to look for them. So peaceful and pleasant out on the water! Highly recommend!
      Written 30 December 2023
    • Contemplative1
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Eco-aware but not biologist
      We are very impressed with the use of solar-powered boats. We enjoyed the trip, saw some interesting birds, and got a sense of the Ria Formosa ecosystem. We also enjoyed meeting our interesting fellow passengers. Our guide was upbeat and reasonably knowledgeable – but he was not a "trained and qualified biologist," as the website claims. I was expecting something a little more serious and a little less touristic. It was still worth going, getting out on the water and close to the sandbanks and marshes, but adjust your expectations.
      Written 3 December 2023
    • 450SueW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super informative hour on the river
      A very good tour of the ria Formosa. We opted for the one hour trip and our guide Andre was brilliant. friendly but very knowledgeable about the area, the history and the birds we could see. A lovely tour and one I would highly recommend
      Written 20 November 2023
    • ArcticExplorer51
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice "Eco" boat trip
      My wife and i went on this "eco" solar powered boat trip during our holiday to the Algarve region of Portugal. The guide (and skipper) of the vessel, "Luis", was quite knowledgable regarding the various species of birdlife in the Ria Formosa natural park area. We had some good views of Egret, Spoonbill and a distant Osprey. It is a relaxing way to spend 2.5 hours but there is a strange juxtaposition of the otherwise peaceful natural park neighbouring the 'very' busy Faro International Airport. The jet noise levels can be super loud depending on the wind and take-off direction.
      Written 15 October 2023
    • lisaj4138
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A lovely time on the water!
      We really enjoyed our time in this super quiet boat. It was a perfect way to spend a hot afternoon. Our guide was considerate and kept us entertained with stories and information about the area.
      Written 14 October 2023
    • tph5035
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice and short boat trip.
      Very good trip for one hour. The trip leader was super nice (sorry, forgot his name) as I was the only English speaking person there, he made sure to explain things in English for me. Got to see at least a half dozen new bird species in the Ria Formosa NP and great scenery.
      Written 9 October 2023
    • sarahbT3093OH
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Informative and relaxing
      Occasional birds and crabs pointed out. Even more interesting was information about mthe area ocean, tides and city. Very calm and beautiful without loud engi es, just coating along or so itfelt.thanks very much.
      Written 7 October 2023
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    Neilita S
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Solo
    Absolutely breathtaking views and very relaxing experience. I could do this every evening . Definitely worth getting it !
    Written 10 October 2023
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    Dear Neilita, Thank you for sharing your glowing review of our Sunset Boat Trip in Ria Formosa. We're thrilled to hear that you found the experience absolutely breathtaking and very relaxing. The fact that you enjoyed it so much that you could envision doing it every evening is high praise. We believe that the beauty of Ria Formosa at sunset is a sight to behold, and it's wonderful to know that you found it so captivating. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for more relaxing and breathtaking evenings in the future. Once again, thank you for choosing our tour, and we can't wait to provide you with more memorable moments in the Ria Formosa. Best regards, Bárbara Abelho
    Written 11 October 2023
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    Emma S
    Derby, UK31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    This is a nice relaxing experience , the boat is quiet and the sunset really is beautiful. We had a sagres in the cafe afterwards and was treated by a show if bats
    Written 6 October 2023
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    Dear Emma, Thank you for sharing your experience of our Sunset Boat Trip in Ria Formosa. We're delighted to hear that you found it to be a nice and relaxing experience. The tranquility of our boat, combined with the beautiful sunset, creates a serene atmosphere that many of our guests appreciate. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed this aspect of the tour. It sounds like you had an interesting encounter with a show of bats after your visit to the café—a unique and unexpected addition to your experience. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for more relaxing sunset adventures in the future. Once again, thank you for choosing our tour, and we can't wait to provide you with more memorable moments in the Ria Formosa. Best regards, Bárbara Abelho
    Written 11 October 2023
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    Z. Y
    Glasgow, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's beautiful and peaceful. I strongly recommend for anyone who enjoys the nature! The boat is quieter than I expected. Our captain played some traditional music along the way. Just makes the experience very relaxing.
    Written 21 June 2023
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    Dear Z. Y, Thanks for sharing your review of our Sunset Boat Trip of Ria Formosa. We are thrilled you had such a beautiful and peaceful experience with us. It's fantastic to know you enjoyed the tranquillity of the boat. We take pride in ensuring a serene environment for our guests, allowing them to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. We're glad that the boat's quietness exceeded your expectations. We're also delighted that our captain added to your overall relaxation by playing traditional music during the trip. We believe these thoughtful touches enhance the experience and create lasting memories. Thank you for recommending our tour to others who appreciate nature. We strive to provide eco-tours that showcase the natural beauty of Ria Formosa. Your endorsement means a lot to us. Once again, we sincerely appreciate your feedback and for choosing our Sunset Boat Trip. We would be thrilled to welcome you back for another unforgettable journey. Warmest regards, Bárbara
    Written 22 June 2023
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    Vania L
    Porto, Portugal10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing experience watching the sunset while observing beautiful birds. The weather was very inspiring and our guide was very kind and informative. Totally recommended! An incredible experience to do in Faro! Obrigada :)
    Written 3 December 2021
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    Dear Vania, Thanks for taking a few minutes and reviewing us on Tripadvisor. Your insight is very important for us @ Lands so it's great to know you highly recommend our Sunset Boat Trip of Ria Formosa. We're delighted to know you such an incredible experience We hope to see you next time here and send our kindest regards on behalf of all our team @ Lands, Bárbara
    Written 4 December 2021
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    bighenry70
    Eschborn, Germany3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice, quiet trip with the solar boat through the nature reserve at sunset. A windproof jacket is definitely recommended in February.
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    Written 24 February 2024
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    Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience of our Sunset Boat Trip of Ria Formosa: an Eco-friendly Tour out from Faro. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the quiet trip through the nature reserve at sunset. Your recommendation to bring a windproof jacket in February is greatly appreciated. Indeed, the weather can be unpredictable, and it's always best to be prepared for cooler temperatures, especially on the water. If you ever decide to explore the beauty of Ria Formosa again, please feel free to reach out. We'd be honored to have you on board for another memorable journey. Thank you for choosing our Sunset Boat Tour, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Best regards, Bárbara Abelho
    Written 25 February 2024
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