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Faro: 2-Hour Boat Tour In Ria Formosa For Bird Watching

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. Grab our binoculars and watch closely the diverse species of birds that migrate to this region every year.

We start preferentially with a low tide to take advantage of this type of boat that allows us to observe birds very closely.
Considered one of the most important wetlands for aquatic birds in Portugal, during the tour we observe birds like the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Little Egret and the Spoonbill.

Waders are most abundant specially 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.

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 .

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.

- What Will You Do

- Embark on an ecotourism experience in Ria Formosa on board a “saveiro” - a traditional boat
- Watch many different bird species that migrate to this region every year
- Get to know the fantastic nature system of the Algarve

- What Is Included

- Boat trip in Ria Formosa
- Binoculars
- Expert guide
- Safety equipment

- What Is Not Included

- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Food and drinks

7 reviews

  1. Hard to imagine a better tour of the Ria Formosa Park!

    We were delighted with this tour. Our expert guide identified the many different birds that we saw. Quality binoculars were provided.

  2. Great trip for wildlife

    Very comfortable boat, knowledgeable and friendly guide, who has a passion for nature. The tour gives one a good idea of the geography of the area and how the little sand Spits and Islands shelter Faro from the worst of the Atlantic storms.

  3. Excellent birdwatching trip

    We had a lovely trip round the Ria Formosa with an excellent guide. The osprey entertained us with its diving for fish and later seen eating a fish. Lots of other species to see, though the flamingos weren’t visible as the tides were too low while we were there. The 16.30 tour is a great end to the day. Thanks.

  4. The tour is really good. Our guide was Pedro and he really knows his job, with dedication levels whay over my expectations. You should definitely try this, as you will learn a lot!

  5. Great afternoon!

    We had a great time on this tour. The pontoon boat was very comfortable. Pedro was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable. His personality is super and he created a very positive atmosphere. Very affordable trip and highly recommend!

  6. Great tour

    Very interesting boot tour across the island landscape of Faro. Integral component was the explanations of Alfredo about the animal and plant life. Alfredo by the way speaks 4 languages – which makes it a great linguistic experience when people from different countries are on board.

  7. Wonderful and Friendly

    The Ria Formosa Nature trip is fantastic and the service is excellent.
    The Katamaran is very comfortable.

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Price per person:
- Adult (11 to 99): 25.00 
- Child (6 to 10): 15.00 
- Infant (1 to 5): 0.00 

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