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Boat Tours Ria Formosa

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Address: Olhao 8700 304, Portugal
Phone Number: 966034723
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Afternoon boat tour visiting 3islands one for a fabulous lunch also...

Afternoon boat tour visiting 3islands one for a fabulous lunch also swimming and snorkeling and bird watching available.

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Boat Trip with Captain Steve

We were visiting Olhao for the first time and were interested in taking a boat trip but my sister is extremely nervous of anything to do with water. We were discussing it over a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Sandra O
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

A lovely afternoon spent touring around the Ilhas . Extremely knowledgeable guide who also had a great sense of humour. Great value and a must do if your in Olhao

Thank camerde
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting Olhao for the first time and were interested in taking a boat trip but my sister is extremely nervous of anything to do with water. We were discussing it over a coffee near the fish market when we were approached by Steve and after some persuasion we managed to convince my sister to take the trip that... More 

Thank Sandra O
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Met steve on the quay side near to the Naval Club around 1 in the afternoon. Boarded the small traditional woodeen boat and took a leisurely motor across the lagune. Very relaxing. We got a great lunch at a restaurant on one of the small islands. (We paid for ourselves). The a short stroll around the island and motored back... More 

Thank Trev D
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We really enjoyed this boat trip to the various islands. The staff that took us there were really very nice, and helpful, they spoke excellent English. I would highly recommend this company.

Thank anne t
Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Had a lovely day out with Steve and Katie, very informative about the local life and surrounding area. Had a nice lunch on Culatra Island and a quick tour around the village before going to Deserta Island for a walk to the Atlantic Ocean, or swimming, Kayaking or sunbathing, your choice. Got a bit wet coming back to Olhao because... More 

1 Thank Graham T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Certainly a little trap but a very nice one. We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with Captain Steve and his other guests. Nice food at the restaurant and interesting information about the local lifestyle. For sure worth the money!

Thank Gilles B
St Albans
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I'll be brief 1. Trip overbooked so we ended up on another boat with a Portugese sailor, therefore never benefitted from any of Captain Steves "knowledege and experience of the area" 2. Our lunch on the island took so long to come we didn't get a chance to look round the island 3.Lagoon is not - just a deserted part... More 

10 Thank finedinerStAlbans
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We had just dropped off our daughter and her boyfriend at Faro Airport and decided to spend some time in Olhao intending to visit the islands. The first boatboat we enquired about was full being August and the height of the tourist season but a girl called Katie advised us that Steve had 2 places left sailing at 1 pm.... More 

Thank ChrisGibbs
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were waiting to look at ferry timetables when Steve approached us, looking for custom. Fair enough, he told us about his excursion and the cost. When we hesitated he pointed to the ferry ticket kiosk and said there were no ferries because "they think it's still spring". There were ferries running to the timetable, from the same pier. We... More 

19 Thank Rowan5
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Certainly a must-do for any visitor to the Olhao area. We departed at 1pm with Steve and his crew, including Nutella, his lovely chocolate Labrador. First stop at Cultura, where you have the option to lunch on the freshest seafood, explore the village, laze on the beach - or all three. We opted for the beach and decided to return... More 

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