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Address: Doca de Recreio de Faro | Edifício Ginásio Clube Naval, Faro 8000-541, Portugal
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+351 914 539 511
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:30
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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Fantastic birding!

Our guide, Barbara, took my husband, myself, and adult daughter out for a wonderful morning of birding. We met at the marina and drove a short distance to the Ria Formosa, where... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jenny R
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Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage, Alaska
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide, Barbara, took my husband, myself, and adult daughter out for a wonderful morning of birding. We met at the marina and drove a short distance to the Ria Formosa, where we both drove and walked to see a variety of birds (we also enjoyed seeing the salt works there). Barbara was very knowledgeable and a great spotter. We... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prior to our holiday I contacted this company to book a morning Kayaking. It was going to cost us £15 just to send the money over for a deposit so the lovely Bárbara agreed to let us bring the money with us the day of the tour (as it happens we were walking past the day before and popped in... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My wife and I, along with about 20 others, were on a birding holiday organised by our local travel agent on our behalf and they had selected Lands to take care of our boat trip and birding walks. The first thing to say is that there was good planning going on in the background - boat trip at low tide... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We had a really good experience. But that was largely down to us, the lagoon and the weather. To be fair to Lands, the hire was easy to make happen. However, the people we dealt with there seemed fairly disinterested and lacking in information - such as the gap left to get back into the harbour under the bridge at... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
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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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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