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Boat Tours Ria Formosa

Olhao 8700 304, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 12 Activities in Olhao
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Afternoon boat tour visiting 3islands one for a fabulous lunch also swimming and snorkeling and bird watching available.
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English first
Hasselt, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I hereby want to thank our guide Carlos Cruz for the beautiful boat trip we had during Algarve Biennale 2014. Mr Cruz took us along the Ria Formosa Islands. I was very surprised to find this kind of landscape in Algarve. Carlos can tell you everything about the region and is the perfect guide. Gina (Belgium)

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Beautiful boat trips with jaim in the Ria Formosa Nature Park. We have visited Armona Island and Culatra Island. good experience, a must in the Algarve

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St Albans
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had a great boat tour visiting islads nearby Olhao. The tour guid CARLOS DA CRUZ organised amazing time for all us on that boat. We had great laugh and fantastic time. He told us a lot of everything we saw. Organizing lunch in one of the restaurant was a nice thing to do, altough we did not use that... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
19 helpful votes 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

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The only boat tour operator that worked in late March for which we were grateful. We enjoyed the trip but would have been more informative if the tour guide had spoken better English. He was eager to try and explain things and showing pictures of birds and wildlife but it wasn't much.

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