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“Day of Surprises” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alvor Boat Trips

Alvor Boat Trips
Zona Ribeirinha de Alvor | Alvor Riverfront, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
00351 96 209 1551
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Alvor Boat Trips, established 1997 - A Portuguese/Irish family run business offering top class eco friendly coastal cruises on board "Alvor Flor do Sol", Portugal's first solar powered cruiser and Fishing & coastal trips on "Novo Alvor" & "Eco Alvor". Certified, comfortable and highly recommended, top class sightseeing boat trips, with the people that care! "We encourage you to leave feedback and if there is anyway we can improve the service and your experience please don't hesitate to ask while you are with us. Our aim is your recommendation" - Owner & Operators Roisin & Luis.
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Utah
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Day of Surprises”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I booked the boat trip to Silves before we arrived in Portugal. I was worried about choosing an experience for all our my friends. Luckily, it was one of the best experiences on our trip. The staff was incredibly welcoming. The boat ride was fun and knowledgeable about the wildlife and vegetation we saw along the journey (apparently the winter months have more birds). We were in town during a festival in Silves so the town was buzzing. We enjoyed exploring the city and trying several popular local desserts before boarding the boat (though they give you so much food we didn't need to eat). I would try a different tour again with this company without hesitation.

Visited August 2013
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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you for your kind words and generous review, our trips are all about enjoying this beautiful part of the world and we look forward to seeing you again in Alvor,
Best wishes
Roisin
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Recommended boat trip to Silves”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Decided to go on this trip after reading reviews when we booked holiday & not disappointed. Such a relaxed way to travel up the river with lovely views, silence & agreeable companions. Coffee & delicious carrot cake served on way to Silves just to add to great experience.
Town very nice but not as interesting or as pretty as Lagos, Ferragudo or Alvor. Boat trip is highlight of the day.
On return journey we were given a a great 3 course meal. pates with toast, mountains of BBQ chicken, salad & a fruit platter. The wine, beer & soft drinks were plentiful & our glasses were kept topped up at all times & we finished with liquers, port & fire water. We were really looked after.
This is a great good value & fun day out.

Visited October 2013
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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
We are grateful for your review and your recommendation. We try hard to maintain a top class experience for our guests and promote the best the Algarve has to offer, with the help of some great staff and scenery.
Come back again soon
Regards
Roisin
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“Fantastic day and great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We took the Silves River Cruise and really enjoyed it. As we parked down at Alvor, we were picked up and taken to the harbour where we joined the boat. On the 90 minute ride up to Silves we were provided with a substantial lunch and our glasses were constantly topped up. Daniel and Luis were perfect hosts and we spent a pleasant couple of hours at Silves before heading back.

All in all the trip took 5 hours and we would highly recommend it. Will be trying another of their trips next time we are back in Portugal.

Visited October 2013
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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
We aim for your recommendation and depend on the kind words of our guests to promote us, so thank you for taking the time to review and glad you found the cruise, staff and value all fantastic!
Best wishes Roisin
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“Sailing without sails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband and I took a trip on this solar powered boat after booking the previous day at the booth in Alvor harbour. We were picked up from the hotel and taken to the harbour at Praia de Rocha where we were welcomed by Victor and Daniel. The voyage along the beautiful coast line was serene, quiet and relaxing and we were kept well informed throughout. I would thoroughly recommend this trip, like sailing without sails!

Visited October 2013
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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
We like to think we are the next best thing to sailing as we utilise the power of the sun, without sound or smell it truly is pure power.
I will pass on your compliments to Daniel and Victor
Regards
Roisin
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billericay
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“Excellent boat trips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

we have taken 3 trips with this company - all excellent.
Two trips were the river cruise to Silves - one in the morning, one ( June 2011) in the afternoon ( July 2013) . Both were peaceful relaxing trips offering the chance to see inland Algarve from a different perspective. The solar powered boat is comfortable, offering sun and shade options and the food/drink on board is plentiful and tasty. Crew very attentive and well informed.
The third trip was a Wet and Wild coastal cruise ( Sept 2013). We were fortunate to be the only group on board and my nephew and niece had a wonderful trip taking advantage of the rubber rind ride and the sea dip. Again the crew were very friendly and helpful, concerned to ensure we had a good time.
Highly recommended.

Visited September 2013
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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
We appreciate the time you took to write a review and thank you for your generous comments.
Our aim is to please and glad we succeeded
Regards
Hope to see you back in Alvor soon
Roisin
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