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Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours

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Our boats were specifically designed for nature adventure and our tours are guided by one of our experienced and knowledgeable naturalist guides. This tour begins in Faro, we will cruise various channels; voyaging through magnificent waterways...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel | Cais da Porta Nova, Faro 8000-250, Portugal
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

We highly recommend you to go and take a tour with these guys. Apart from the beautiful scenery and glimpse into wildlife, you get reminded how important preserving and respecting nature with its flora and fauna really is! We could not have asked for a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Expedition778134
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Good morning, Expedition778134 Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Animaris Ilha Deserta, your review is very kind. Our team members share the passion for Ria Formosa Natural Park, and we've been promoting nature conservation for more than 30 years now. We...More

Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I were taken out for the experience and absolutely loved it. Tom is am amazing guide and a great guy. Would absolutely do again and highly recommend it to anyone in Faro.

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RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Dear hellojustjoe, We are very grateful for your lovely review, it's so nice to get feedback from clients :) Our team, and Thomas especially, appreciate your testimony. It will always be a pleasure to meet you again. Kind regards, Rita Sampaio

Reviewed November 24, 2018

I went to Ilha deserta with this company with my children and I am glad I chose them. The other options were more expensive, and as I was taking my children U had to keep cost in mind. The boat doesn't look like the cheaper...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Hello, LuckySpade1983 Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Animaris, our boat tours are very popular among families! We are glad your family enjoyed the Ferry boat to Ilha Deserta, and we look forward to your next visit :) Kind regards, Rita...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

There are quicker ways of getting to the islands but we chose this one deliberately to enjoy a slow 40 minute cruise with time to enjoy the scenery. As you don't even venture into the open sea, it is just a flat, calm and relaxing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

There are quicker ways to get to Ilha Deserta but time is not an issue on holiday and this larger, covered catamaran is dryer and more sheltered (from sun, wind and rain) than the faster but smaller and open boats. Although we had booked to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TimDiggle
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Good afternoon, TimDiggle Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Animaris, and providing such useful information to future clients. In fact we always have flexibility to change the returning time or the boat, as long as we have available seats, we are...More

Reviewed September 13, 2018

We did the tour yesterday and we had an amazing guide tour among the nature Faro coast with Thomas that was an Excellent guide French an English speaker! We really suggest this tour with Shuttle!!! ;)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Italiansinger
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Good afternoon, dear Italiansinger Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Animaris and our Eco Tour guide Thomas! Our team is delighted with your lovely review, looking forward to your return :) Kind regards, Rita Sampaio

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We booked via our hotel Eva with Animaris. €10 each way for shuttle (speedboat 15min pre booked times) and paid in advance for a reserved sunbed and shade too. Well worth it. A great fast journey with the driver having some fun making it exciting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lebbington
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Hello, dear lebbington Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Animaris, and providing such useful information to future clients that visit Ilha Deserta. Our partnership with Hotel Eva has been a huge success, and we are so happy that you enjoyed our...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018

I had a tour with Thomas, who studies seabiology at local university and he knew basically EVERYTHING about local ecosystems, animals, birds, flora and fauna. We had a really nice conversation which covered a bit of history as well. His enthusiasm is adorable and he...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andi K
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Good afternoon, Andi K Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Animaris and our Eco Tour guide Thomas! Our team is delighted with your lovely review, looking forward to your return :) Kind regards, Rita Sampaio

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely superb 90min Nature tour of Ria Formosa! Our tour guide, Jokin, was incredible! His English was fantastic and his in-depth knowledge and jokes to go alongside really made the trip memorable for us! Would 100% recommend Animaris and especially Jokin!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anna Q
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Hello, Anna Q Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Animaris and our Eco Tour guide Jokin! Our team is delighted with your lovely review, looking forward to your return :) Kind regards, Rita Sampaio

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

The ferry trip is the cheapest way to travel back and forth to the island. It is easy and the staff are very helpful. You can book online and pay with a PayPal or a credit card so you can plan your day in advance...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Hello, Michela C Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Animaris, and providing such useful information to other clients. We look forward to your next visit :) Kind regards, Rita Sampaio

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