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Address: Doca de Recreio de Faro | Edifício Ginásio Clube Naval, Faro 8000-541, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 914 539 511
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: We organize tours and activities in Ria Formosa and the Algarve: sailing...
We organize tours and activities in Ria Formosa and the Algarve: sailing boat trips, kayak tours, birdwatching tours, guided walks and kayak rental & hire. Daily available departures throughout the year.
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Great experience - Would highly recommend

A group of 6 of us wanted to see the beautiful area of Faro and i am glad we chose to do a Kayaking Tour. Our instructor David (i hope that's correct) was so nice - very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Tara O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

A group of 6 of us wanted to see the beautiful area of Faro and i am glad we chose to do a Kayaking Tour. Our instructor David (i hope that's correct) was so nice - very informative and entertaining. Some of us had experience and others didn't. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time kayaking and would recommend it to... More 

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Tara, Many thanks for your nice comments about your kayak tour in Ria Formosa with us. We are very happy to know you all thoroughly enjoyed your time kayaking and would highly recommend it to everyone. Visitors feedback is very important for us and we're very satisfied to hear that it was a great experience and that David, your... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful day of sailing on Ria Formosa with David (that's the Portuguese pronunciation, not the American). He is a very experienced sailor and such a great guide! For most of the journey, David controlled the sails while he taught my husband how to steer the sailboat. And my husband had a great time "being... More 

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Amy, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. Your feedback is very important for us and it’s great to know you had a wonderful day of sailing in Ria Formosa with us and that the experience has left a wonderful and lasting impression on you for both our company and your amazing day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We took a twoman kayak out for 35 Euros. We had four hrs to explore the marshland around faro aboard an easy to use kayak. We encountered a vast array of birds for the twitcher in me. And took lunch for a secluded picnic on a desserted beach. Friendly staff, great value and a stunning way to take in the... More 

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Dear Brucey, Many thanks for taking your time to review your experience with Lands. Guests feedback is very important for us and it’s great to know you have rented one of our kayaks and had a lovely kayak trip in Ria Formosa and yes we must agree kayaking is indeed a stunning way to take in the local wildlife of... More 

Teaticket, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Let's face it, I am a die-hard sailor, so going sailing in Portugal in February was something I could not pass up especially when the sky was perfectly clear and the wind out of the West about 15 - 20, I rounded up some fellow students from the Cial Language school here in Faro to go sailing Friday after class,... More 

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Dear C. David, Many thanks for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor. Guests feedback is very important for us and we're very happy to know you spent a fabulous afternoon sailing in Ria Formosa with us. It's great to know your first sail of the year was a real treat and that you recommend both our sailing trips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had to search long and hard to find a boat that was big enough for our group (4 adults and 1 toddler) but small enough that we could hire it to our selves. The boat was great, the skipper excellent! 2 of our party are leisure sailors and 'David' (Skipper) encouraged them no helm, crew and gave some great... More 

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking your time to review your experience with Lands. Guests feedback is very important us and it’s great to know you had exactly what you wanted on our sailing boat trip in Ria Formosa and that it was an excellent all round experience. We also want to thank you for your nice comments about David... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We bumped into Lands stall by chance while walking around Faro. We booked for the next day very easily over the phone for the 4 hours sailing trip. We really enjoyed the whole experience despite having not much wind that day. David, our skipper, was very informative and could describe most of the birds in French and English (We are... More 

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Dear François, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. Your feedback is very important for us and it’s great to know you really enjoyed the whole sailing experience in Ria Formosa with us. It's also great to read your nice comments about our guide David which make us very proud of our work and... More 

Albufeira, Portugal
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We booked a sail boat ride for our 5th aniversary with this company and we had a great day out. We were well taken care of, everything was very well organized and the skipper was very friendly. He gave us some insights about sailing and nature surrounding us at the Ria Formosa. Deffinately would recommend this company if you are... More 

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. Your feedback is very important for us and it’s great to know you had a lovely day sailing in Ria Formosa with Lands. It's really great to know you recommend our company and we also want to thank you for the nice comments about our... More 

Almancil, Faro, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We tried out the beginners sailing course of 20 hours, which we split into 2 full days (8 hours each) and one half day (4 hours). Despite not much wind (in the mornings) we had three great days, with our instructor David being very informative not only about sailing but also about the Ria Formosa in general. It was good... More 

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience with Lands. Guests insight is very important us and it’s great to know you had great sailing course on Ria Formosa with us. Knowing that it was good fun, a lot of laughs and a rewarding experience that you recommend is probably the best feedback we can have.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was a nice surprise to discover the natural site between Faro city and the beach. We took a 4 person kayak for us 2 parents with a 7 year old child which was perfect. Be sure to take at least 4 hours to have time to visit and walk along the beach, it's well worth the time, very few... More 

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Bárbara A, Gerente at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Ronny, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. Guests feedback is truly important for us and it's great to read that It was such a nice surprise for you discovering the natural site of Ria Formosa kayaking and that it was perfect for you and your family. Once again many thanks for your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A place you have to discover absolutely!!!!! Very nice guide and personnel Good price for group Easy to find To discover Ria Formosa it´s a very good idea!!! The teenagers loved this experience

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Ollagnier, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience with Lands on Trip Advisor. Your feedback is very important us and it’s great to know you group loved this kayaking experience in Ria Formosa and that you had a lot of laugh. We agree with you, Ria Formosa is indeed a place you have to discover absolutely!... More 

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