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Address: Avenida Republica - Stand 1 | Marina de Faro, Faro 8000-078, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 918 720 002
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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$27.29*
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Ria Formosa Catamaran Trip from Faro
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Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve

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Wonderful Escape!

i have to say that this tour is one of the best tours i have tried while travelling abroad. It was coincidental that a guy approached me and asked whether or not I would like to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i have to say that this tour is one of the best tours i have tried while travelling abroad. It was coincidental that a guy approached me and asked whether or not I would like to participate the tour around the formosa river and some islands in the surrounding area. And it turns out to be the one of the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking your time and review us on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to know your boat tour with us was such a wonderful escape. Guests feedback is very important for us so it's great to know it turned out to be the one of the best parts in your trip that you highly recommend. We want... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taken too many bird pics on his trip and enjoyed it thoroughly. Had such a nice guide on board, knowing all the species in any language. Def. worth when visiting Faro and when you enjoy nature!

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

Dear Mieke, Many thanks for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to know you thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip in Ria Formosa. Guests feedback is very important for us so it's great to know you think is a must do when visiting Faro. It was a pleasure having you on board and once again thanks... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We had a friendly guide and she had most of the spiel down but clearly we missed getting a qualified guide with real knowledge and expertise, frequently mentioned in previous reviews. Our guide didn't know much about birds other than making identifications of spoonbills and egrets. She spoke in very basic terms about the ecosystem and aquaculture. We did get... More 

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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A very nice boat trip with a funny guide. We've seen a lot of birds. Stopped on Ilha deserta - nice one. A longer stop on Farol island to take a bath in clear blue water.

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

Dear Barbara, Many thanks for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor. Guests feedback is very important for us and it's great to know you had such a relaxing boat trip in Ria Formosa with us. It was a pleasure having you on board and on behalf of everyone @ Formosamar we send our warmest regards, Paulo More 

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The guide was very helpful and did his best for us all to see the dolphins. The ocean was rough, so the tour was quite bouncing, so it was an interesting and worthy adventure. Unforgettable emotions, especially when the dolphins came closer playing around the boat!

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

Dear Ana, Many thanks for your nice comments on Trip Advisor. It's great to know your dolphin watching tour was such an interesting and worthy adventure. Guests feedback is really important for us and it's great to know you kept unforgettable emotions. Many thanks also for your nice comments about our guide, knowing he was so helpful and did his... More 

Mississauga, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We took the two hour bird watching trip. Our guide Fernando provided much more than the names of birds. He acquainted us with points of interest on the shore as well as history of the area and how important the sea is to the local economy. Relaxed two hours trip. Our entire family enjoyed it.

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

Dear Mark, Many thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to know you had a great birdwatching tour in Ria Formosa with us. Guests feedback is very important for us so it's great to your entire family enjoyed it. We want to thank you also for your very nice comments about our guide Fernando. Knowing he acquainted you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Myself and my boyfriend booked the Ria Formosa Kayak Tour around a month before we went, the communication via email was quick and the team at Formosamar were very helpful - do not hesitate in dropping them an email with any questions. The only downside was that the tour had to be paid for via bank transfer which was annoying... More 

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

Dear Laura, Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to read your Ria Formosa kayak tour was such a fantastic experience and certainly one to tick off your bucket list. We want to thank you also for your comments about our guide and the rest of the team. Knowing our guide was very knowledgeable and... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Wonderful afternoon (2.5hrs 25€) with experienced guide in a small traditional fishing boat exploring the Rai Formosa lagoons off the Faro coastline. We saw at least 20-30 weird species including osprey, waders, storks, etc. etc. we visited the end of Farol island en route an idyllic setting at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean (only 10 mins though but worth... More 

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

Dear Sian, Many thanks for your nice comments on TripAdvisor. At Formosamar we strongly value guests insight so it's great to know you had a fantastic birdwatching trip and a wonderful afternoon with us. It was a pleasure having you on board and once again thanks for your preference. Best regards, Paulo More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Well spent 3 hours exploring lagoons teaming with birdlife as well as 2 islands. Had enough time to relax. Our guide, Fernando, was a font of information, and charming too! A wonderful way to spend 1/2 a day and excellent value for money. Thoroughly recommend this tour, without hesitation.

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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. Guests feedback is very important for us and it's great to know you had a relaxing boat trip in Ria Formosa that you thoroughly recommend without hesitation. We want to thank you also for your comments about our guide Fernando. Knowing he shared his knowledge of the area in such a... More 

Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

An excellent afternoon's expereince sailing in a very comfortable boat around the Ria Formosa Natural reserve. The guide - Pedro - was first class - very knowledgeable and entertaining. The journey to three islands was just right in terms of time and being able to expereince a different side of the Faro area.

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

Dear Bob, Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to read you had a superb experience around the Ria Formosa with us. We want to thank you also for your comments about our guide. Knowing he was very knowledgeable and entertaining make us very proud of our dedicated team. Thanks for your preference and on... More 

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