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

From Faro: Ria Formosa Lagoon Boat Tour

Product ID: 16318
Set sail on a comfortable pontoon boat as you explore the Ria Formosa and the walls of the Old Town of Faro. Keep an eye out for the rich biodiversity that lives in these protected waters.
About this activity
Duration: 45 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Set sail on a comfortable pontoon boat
  • Discover the walls of the Old Town of Faro from a unique perspective
  • Experience the rich biodiversity of the Ria Formosa
Full description
You set sail on a pontoon boat, and the marina of Faro fades behind you. On this tour you'll feel like a native of the Algarve as we explore the lagoon and numerous birds and wildlife who live in this protected landscape. You will sail through marshes and channels, and enjoy a nice boat trip with beautiful views of the walls of the Old Town of Faro.

For anyone passing by Faro without much time to explore, this is the perfect way to get an overview of this fascinating city.

The Ria Formosa is one of Portugal's Seven Natural Wonders, and you'll soon discover why!

Come out and spend a beautiful time on the water.
  • 45-minute boat trip
  • Life vests
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Small group tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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 check-in for your tour or activity with team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
We recommend:
(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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Magnificent excursion, recommended 100%

Very good activity Initially our excursion suffered a small delay. But they compensated us very well since they offered us a catamaran boat trip. Our boat and guide skipper was very nice and pleasant. Especially close and very good communicator, adapting the language to us. Carlos de Oporto, showed us a paradisiacal corner. Spectacular sunset.

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October 1, 2018

A fun fishing boat adventure in the Ria Formosa!

The trip with the fishing boat was very nice, with David our nice guide. On board were 2 Brazilians, a German-Spanish couple from Galicia with a daughter and my sister and I. It was a jumble of languages and David kept explaining in Spanish, Portuguese and a little English. Birds were unfortunately not that many to watch, but it was still very interesting and very pleasant in great weather.

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May 5, 2014

We loved it. We were 4 adults and two children and we could enjoy the sunset and see different types of birds. Highly recommended. The guide, Paulo, charming, explained many things to us. To repeat.

August 24, 2019

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Product ID: 16318