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Boat Tours Ria Formosa

Olhao 8700 304, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 11 Activities in Olhao
Type: Boat Tours
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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Portuguise fishing boat, great guided tour to the island Cultura. We did the 3-hour lunch trip, which was very nice.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Really fun afternoon on the boat with Captain Steve and his dog Nutella. Both were great company. It was a really windy afternoon, but Captain Steve managed to get us across without any pain, the little islands was nice and everything was really relaxed. Steve could tell us all about the different sea creatures we saw. I can recommend it,... More

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Nottingham UK
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had a good afternoon with captain Steve on a trip to the island of cultara. We went on a traditional wooden boat, restored by Steve.He provided an informative yet laid back & friendly trip.good tour of the island, learning things from Steve that you would miss if you visited on your own. Great seafood lunch on the island. Definitely... More

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