1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Faro
  4. Ria Formosa

From Faro: 2-Hour Guided Bird Watching Boat Trip

Product ID: 16230
Embark on an ecotourism experience in the Ria Formosa on board a comfortable pontoon boat. In the company of a nature tour guide, on this boat trip you will discover why the Ria Formosa was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See why the Ria Formosa was elected on the 7 natural wonders of Portugal
  • Discover the amazing birds of the Ria Formosa, Algarve
Full description
When you’re in Portugal make sure to be a part of this ecotourism experience that will take you through the spectacular nature of the Ria Formosa by boat. Come see why this region was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.

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 during winter, although birds like the Whimbrel, the Turnstone and the Grey Plover are a constant presence. The trip continues towards the islands of the Natural Park through oyster and clams farms.

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, the Oystercatcher and many others. During wintertime we often observe the Sandwich Tern and the Greater Flamingo.

Towards the point where the lagoon meets the sea, we make a stop so you may enjoy this small paradise. 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.
Includes
  • 2-hour boat trip (includes a stop of 15 to 20-minutes at a deserted beach)
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Use of binoculars
  • Life vests
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Any extras
  • Optional gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point for your tour or activity is at the office of the local partner at the shop "Pure Nature Store" - ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro) Please be at the meeting point to check-in 10-minutes before the departure time of the tour.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is wheelchair accessible
The local partner recommends:
(1) Comfortable clothing and footwear.
(2) Hat, sunscreen during spring and summer.
(3) Waterproof clothing for tours during autumn and winter.
(4) Water.

Note: the schedules of departures and arrivals, the duration and itineraries of the activities are subject to change without previous notice due to security determined by the weather conditions, tides and/or other circumstances beyond our control.

Note: The species listed in the description may change according to the period of the year.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Fantastic 2 hour tour of Ria Formosa last Thursday. We were the only 2 customers on the boat so our skipper/guide Paulo really tailored the whole experience to our interests. He’s a trained marine biologist and gave us great insight into the ecology of the area. We got numerous photo opportunities and great bird sightings despite the unusually high tide. He found several flamingoes which I have always wanted to see, and even pointed out an osprey (another first for me). Altogether a most enjoyable experience which we look forwards to repeating next time we are in the area.

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February 25, 2019

Superb 2 hours

November 24, 2019

Was great!

September 17, 2019

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Formosamar

Product ID: 16230