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Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours

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Address: Avenida Republica - Stand 1 | Marina de Faro, Faro 8000-078, Portugal
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+351 918 720 002
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Formosamar is an ecotourism company organizing boat trips and activities in...

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. Departures from Faro » several daily departures all year round.

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US$27.71*
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Ria Formosa Catamaran Trip from Faro
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US$27.71*
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Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve

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Took the three hour boat trip costing €25 each and which included two island stops. The guide was excellent, knowledgeable and spoke fluent English in addition to other languages... read more

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the three hour boat trip costing €25 each and which included two island stops. The guide was excellent, knowledgeable and spoke fluent English in addition to other languages too. Birds were highlighted and the history of the lagoons was explained. The restaurant they recommended for lunch was mediocre, but the whole trip was excellent and well worth the money.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 692 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't have made a boat Tour but I saw the little boats, little catamarans to visit the islands for fishing, I suppose; you can observe nice birds., and have wondweful views.

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PauloNugas, Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Manuela, Thanks for your comments. Our boat trips are indeed very nice to visit the islands of Ria Formosa and all its birdlife. Kind regards Paulo More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a really nice trip with the driver explaining things along the way. Would recommend as the boat journey is nice and relaxing, especially in the sun (wear sunscreen!). I probably wouldn't recommend using the restaurant the driver booked for us as it's quite a walk from the drop off. Maybe peak season it's best to book ahead but there... More 

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PauloNugas, Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Devon, Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor. Guest feedback is very important for us and is great to know you a nice and relaxing boat trip in Ria Formosa with us. Thanks for your preference and on behalf of all our team @ Formosamar we send our warmest regards, Paulo More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 10am trip today, had a great time. Really relaxing and our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. (He also really cared about the nature reserve) Would def recommend.

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PauloNugas, General Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Jo, Many thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. It's great to know you had such an excellent tour with us that you definitely recommend. Many thanks also for your comments about our guide. Knowing he was so knowledgeable and friendly makes us very proud of our team. Once again many thanks for your preference and once on behalf of... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour in very rough weather of part of the Rio Formosa, visiting the islands of Farol and da Barretta. Very knowledgeable guide drove the catamaran and told us about the birds we saw and the history of the area. We will definitely take the trip again in calmer weather. Good value for money.

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PauloNugas, General Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Somerville, Many thanks for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor. It's great to know you had an excellent tour of Ria Formosa that you would definitely do again. We want to thank you also for your very nice comments about our guide. That's an excellent feedback and it makes us all @ Formosamar very proud of our... More 

Naperville, Illinois
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89 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took two tours with this company. The first was a kayak tour with David. We learned about the Formosamar and saw many different kinds of birds. Our kayaking experience was mainly on lakes and rivers, but we did not have any trouble here. David was an excellent guide. We took the catamaran tour to Ihla Deserta. The trip was... More 

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PauloNugas, General Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor. Guest feedback is very important for us and is great to know you had two great tours in Ria Formosa with us. Many thanks also for your comments about our guide David. Knowing he's an excellent guide make us very proud of our dedicated team. Thanks for your preference... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were intending to have a longer guided tour and a trip to Ihla Deserta but the weather scuppered our plans and we thought we would not get to go on a boat trip at all. Then we saw that Formosamar were offering a 45 minute tour the next day which we could just fit in before we had to... More 

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PauloNugas, General Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. It's great to know you had such a very informative and entertaining trip in Ria Formosa with us. Many thanks also for your comments about our guide Fernando. Knowing you were so exceptionally well informed makes us very proud of our team. Once again many thanks for your preference and once... More 

Toulouse, France
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

My husband and I went on a birdwatching boat tour in January (Through the Nature of Ria Formosa); there was only one other person on board, excluding the guide, which made the outing feel even more unique. Our multilingual guide Francisco was extremely pleasant, professional and knowledgeable. We had a memorable time and highly recommend this tour !!!

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PauloNugas, Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Lilisette, Many thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to know you had such a memorable tour. Guests feedback is very important for us so it's great to know you highly recommend our tours. We want to thank you also for your very nice comments about our guide Francisco. Knowing he was extremely pleasant, professional and knowledgeable... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We took a 45 min your of the Ria Formosa which we booked by going to the office at the harbour. All the staff were really friendly and helpful and gave us plenty of options. We chose the 45 min catamaran trip and saw plenty of birds and were guided professionally with plenty of information about the local wildlife. It... More 

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PauloNugas, Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Daipugh, Many thanks for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor. Guests feedback is very important for us so it's great to know you had such an excellent catamaran tour in Ria Formosa with plenty of information about the local wildlife. It was a pleasure having you on board and on behalf of everyone @ Formosamar we send... More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived to find that our little 2 hour boat trip around the islands was morphed into a 3 hour strip with nine others stopping at two 'beaches'. The guide Francisco seemed nice so we agreed to go with the flow. Francisco was great, chatty and jovial and full of information, making it an enjoyable trip. Not too many birds... More 

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PauloNugas, Manager at Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your review on TripAdvisor. It's great to know you had such an enjoyable boat trip with us. We want to thank you also very excellent comments about our guide Francisco which makes us very proud of our dedicated team. It was a pleasure having you on board and on behalf of everyone @ Formosamar we... More 

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