2-hour Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve

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Start from Faro in the company of a nature tour guide. This boat trip will help you discover why Ria Formosa was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. Since birds are one of the highlights of this park they are given special attention and this 2-hour cruise will get you up close to view them in their natural habitat.

This small-group tour is limited to 11 people, offering a more intimate experience.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Formosamar Lda, Pure Nature Store Doca de Recreio de, Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune, 8000-541 Faro, Portugal

The meeting point for your tour or activity is at our offices at the shop Pure Nature Store - ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro). Please be so kind and check in for your tour or activity with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ginásio Clube Naval, Estr. do Passeio Ribeirinho 58, 8001-901 Faro, Portugal

You'll find us our offices in the shop Pure Nature Store - ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro). Please check in for your boat trip with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time of your...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Formosamar Lda, Pure Nature Store Doca de Recreio de, Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune, 8000-541 Faro, Portugal

The meeting point for your tour or activity is at our offices at the shop Pure Nature Store - ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro). Please be so kind and check in for your tour or activity with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ginásio Clube Naval, Estr. do Passeio Ribeirinho 58, 8001-901 Faro, Portugal

You'll find us our offices in the shop Pure Nature Store - ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro). Please check in for your boat trip with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time of your boat trip.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhao Portugal

Embark on board a confortable pontoon boat.

In the company of a nature tour guide, on this boat trip you will discover why Ria Formosa was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. And because the birds are one of the highlights of this Park they deserve special attention.

Considered one of the most important wetlands for aquatic birds in Portugal, during the tour we observe birds like the White Stork, Little Egret and the Spoonbill.

Waders are most abundant especially during winter, although birds like the Whimbrel, the Turnstone and the Grey Plover are a constant presence.

Here you will have the opportunity to see one of the most important economical activities in the Algarve and also very interesting species such as the Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), the Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) and many others.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Praia de Faro, N527-, Av. Nascente 1, 8005-520 Faro, Portugal

The trip continues towards the islands of the Natural Park through oyster and clams farms.

Pass By: Centro Nautico da Praia de Faro, Av. Nascente 25, 8005 Faro, Portugal

Here you will have the opportunity to see one of the most important economical activities in the Algarve like clam farms and oyster beds.

Stop At: Beach Faro Este, Av. Nascente, Portugal

Towards the point where the lagoon meets the sea, we make a stop so you may enjoy this small paradise. This is an important reproduction area for the Little Tern and the Kentish Plover. During wintertime we often observe the Sandwich Tern and the Greater Flamingo.

The bird species listed may vary according to the time of the year. Because they are in their natural habitat, Formosamar can not fully guarantee the observation of all birdlife mentioned.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhao Portugal

During our trip back we will have many opportunities to observe other species while our boat sails calmly through the channels of this Natural Park in direction to the city of Faro.

Duration: 55 minutes

Pass By: Muralhas de Faro, Largo de Sao Francisco Freguesia da Sé, Faro 8000-142 Portugal

The tour ends with stunning views of the old town of Faro.

Pass By: Portas do Mar, Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel 41 Centro Histórico, Faro 8000-250 Portugal

You can choose to disembark here, if you wish please be so kind to ask your skipper in advance.

Pass By: Doca de Faro, Praca Dom Francisco Gomes 15, Faro 8000-168 Portugal

Ending point of your boat trip.

Pass By: Marina de Faro, Praca Dom Francisco Gomes 15, Faro 8000-168 Portugal

Ending point of your boat trip.

Important Details

Included
  • 2-hour guided boat trip with a stop on a deserted beach (15 up to 20 minutes)
  • Local guide
  • Use of binoculars and bird identification guide
  • Life vests
  • Entry/Admission - Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Beach Faro Este
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • All other extras
  • Tips (Optional)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure Point
Formosamar Lda, Pure Nature Store Doca de Recreio de, Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune, 8000-541 Faro, Portugal
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

4.7
/5
Based on 2 reviews

Reviewed: March 4, 2020

Adam S

Good bird watching tour with a friendly guide. We had a cancelled tour one day due to bad weather. This was not the company's fault obviously and they offered us an alternative the next day which turned out fine. The tour itself was decent and we saw some nice birds, including plenty of spoonbills.


Reviewed: October 22, 2019

Howard B

A well run trip on a comfortable boat run by a knowlegable guide who knew the birds and his area.
Bird species seen included Osprey, Spoonbill, Audouin's Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Flamingo and common waders!