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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$27.61*
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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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Brilliant Short Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
apatz2015
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Toulouse, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The guide is exceptionally well informed about the wildlife and the ecosystems. Binoculars and blankets are provided and as the boat approaches the large flocks of birds, specific species are identified by the guide. Two stops are made to explore the distant islands and it is a shame that they are littered with debris from picnics, BBQ's and general litter... More 

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

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

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We felt very welcome and treated as guests, not as simple customers from the office staff to the catamaran guide & pilot who knows everything about the places, local fauna and history and likes to share his knowledge.

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

Dear Mihai, Many thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to know you felt so welcome with us. Guests feedback is very important so it's great to know you highly recommend our Ria Formosa catamaran boat tour. We want to thank you also for your very nice comments about our guide that makes us very proud of our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

I simply loved the experience! Very comfortable boat (it was the Sun Chaser) and the guide was the best! Very attentive, gentle and funny! Forsure I'm coming back!

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

Dear Márcia, 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 loved the experience. We want to thank you also for your lovely comments about our guide which makes us very proud of our team. It was a pleasure having you here and we will... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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161 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 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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