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“Surprisingly beautiful nature landscapes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours

Formosamar - Ecotourism & Boat Tours
Avenida Republica - Stand 1 | Marina de Faro, Faro, Portugal
+351 918 720 002
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Owner description: Formosamar is an ecotourism company organizing boat trips and activities in the Ria Formosa» Boat Trips» Dolphinwatching» Kayak Tours & Kayak Hire» Birdwatching» Guided Walks» Bicycle Tours & Rent a Bike» Boat Hire & Rental Service» Departures from Faro » several daily departures all year round
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“Surprisingly beautiful nature landscapes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I did the Traditional Boat Trip, Ria Formosa is a wonderful and peaceful wonder.

Visited January 2012
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“A wonderful way to spend 2 hours..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

This is a fabulous trip, well worth 20 €uros each.

The boat is a quaint traditional fishing boat. Water was calm and smooth. Mark our "captain" was very knowledgeable about birds.

We stopped off a Praia de Faro - a peninsula with the mst spectacular stretch of beach anywhere in the world I have seen. Wow......... I can only imagine how busy it gets in the summer though!

Definitely recommend this trip!

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Derry, United Kingdom
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“Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

My second trip to Faro and my third trip with Formosamar. Their nature tour is excellent and a perfect excuse to enjoy the boat ride as well as see the wildlife!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Beautiful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

Formosamar offers tours of the Ria Formosa delta in small, traditional wooden fishing boats. I'm not sure how many seats there are in a boat, but I would be surprised if there were more than 8. This is a very personal and small-scale way of seeing this impressive nature reserve, and the guides are happy to point out the many birds that live there. They come equipped with a book with images and names of the birds in many languages. I did the two hour tour, which goes to a sandy island, where you can leave the boat, cross the dune and watch the atlantic ocean on the other side. I was beautiful and calm, the birds, the sea, and the sun, my idea of paradise.

The only flaw was that it should have lasted forever...

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South West England, United Kingdom
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“Relax amongst the islands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

Took the trip out through the islands spotting birds to the tip of the peninsular where the lagoon meets the Atlantic. Fantastic trip with very knowledgeable guide. He even braved getting the boat stuck so we could have a closer look at a flock of Flamingos.
The time spent on the beach was an added bonus...take your swimming gear for a quick dip!

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