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Address: Doca de Recreio de Faro | Edifício Ginásio Clube Naval, Faro 8000-541, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 914 539 511
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We organize tours and activities in Ria Formosa and the Algarve: sailing...

We organize tours and activities in Ria Formosa and the Algarve: sailing boat trips, kayak tours, birdwatching tours, guided walks and kayak rental & hire. Daily available departures throughout the year.

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I work for an activity holiday co that operates in the Algarve. On 2 occasions our guests (and I) have taken a 2 hour trip by boat from Faro with Lands Tourism. You travel in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2016
Andrew H
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice people, good kayaks, good instructions before set of. Hight focus on secure kayaking. We are semi eksperienced kayakers, but I would say anyone can paddle a kayak in Ria Formosa. The instruktors told us to stay away/ be carefull around the entrance between the atlantic and the lagoon, but that area was fine and nothing to worry about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I went on a kayaking tour with my friend, and two other guys. We got a brief kayaking lesson then we were on our way. This was a unique way to view the national park, and our guide talked us through the local wildlife and explained the social and political state of the national park which gave us a unique... More 

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Bárbara A, General Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Miss Sparkly, Your feedback is very important for us and it’s great to know your kayak tour in Ria Formosa was great fun and a unique way to experience the Nature Park. We're also very happy to know that our guide shared all her knowledge about this protected area in the Algarve. That makes us very proud of our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The nature lands are beautiful and can really be enjoyed in private with kayak hire! We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the beautiful weather and surroundings. The staff where exceedingly friendly and helpful which helped make the day even more enjoyable! Would 100% recommend!

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Thank Kate T
Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor. Guests feedback is truly important for us and it's great to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your day kayaking in Ria Formosa. Many thanks also for your nice comments about our team, it makes us very proud to know you 100% recommend us.... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I work for an activity holiday co that operates in the Algarve. On 2 occasions our guests (and I) have taken a 2 hour trip by boat from Faro with Lands Tourism. You travel in an open boat piloted by one of the Lands guides. For these folk the Ria Formosa is their backyard. They are out in it most... More 

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Thank Andrew H
Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Many thanks for taking your time to review your experience in Ria Formosa. Your insight is very important for us @ Lands so we're very happy to know you thoroughly recommend us. Many thanks also for your lovely comments about our guides which makes us very proud of our team and our work. We hope to see you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely walk with plenty of time to watch both birds and the surroundings with a nice guide. We are beginners which worked out well.

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Thank Tina A
Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Tina, Thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is very important for us and it’s great to know you had a lovely walk with us in Ria Formosa. We also would like to let you know that it was a pleasure exploring the Ria Formosa with such a lovely company and we do... More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

A must-do and see when you are in Faro, which makes you realise how beautiful and magic our Nature is and how important it is to preserve it. We couldn't be luckier because the conditions were perfect at that time of the year for kayaking and bird watching in the breath-taking nature park of Rio Formosa. We will never forget... More 

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Céline, Thanks for taking your time and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is very important for us and it’s great to know your kayak tour in Ria Formosa was the highlight of your stay in Faro. We're happy you highly recommend it and that you will never forget the breath-taking nature park of Ria Formosa and in... More 

Nuremberg, Germany
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We had a wonderful experience with Tania kayaking in the Ria Formosa - doing some sports against the rising tide, get some information about the nature we're in, had a lot of fun and enjoyed the silence (between the planes ;-)) We contacted Land's via the "Formosamar" web site, get a very intensive consultancy regarding the best time (tide, etc.)... More 

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for reviewing your kayak tour in Ria Formosa on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to know you had a wonderful experience kayaking in Ria Formosa and that you recommend our kayak tours. Guests insight is very important for us @ Lands and we're very happy to know you had a lot of fun and enjoyed the silence of this... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed an unforgettable four hour kayaking trip around the local wildlife reserve with our guide Tania. The weather was bright and sunny, and so was our guide! She really made the trip, sharing her passion for ecotourism and her knowledge of the local wildlife. We interspersed nice conversations about nature, local issues and life in Portugal, with stops for... More 

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Thank rich170
Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking your time to review your experience in Ria Formosa. Your insight is very important for us @ Lands so we're very happy you enjoyed an unforgettable four hour kayaking tour in Ria Formosa with us and that you highly recommend this experience. Many thanks also for your lovely comments about our guide Tânia. Our... More 

chicago
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My daughter (aged 29) and I (aged 65) had minimal experience of kayaking, but were able to paddle to the deserted beach and back. What fun! It was fascinating to see how landscape changed with the tide. We enjoyed the waves on the other side of the beach.

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Bárbara A, Gerente at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Shana Many thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. It's lovely to know kayaking in Ria Formosa was the highlight of your trip to Faro. It's great to read you had fun and enjoyed the fascinating landscape of Ria Formosa. On behalf of all our team many thanks again for your preference. We'll be looking forward your next visit here,... More 

Tavira, Portugal
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Me and three more friends had a great time in a full day kaykak renting. Was amazing kayaking in the Ria Formosa wonderful nature, the sunset was unforgetable. Overall was a great day - would highly recommend it, a must do in Faro!

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Bárbara A, Manager at Lands - Turismo na Natureza, responded to this review

Dear Filipe Thanks for taking your time to review us on Trip Advisor. We're pleased to know you and your friends had a wonderful kayaking experience in Ria Formosa and a great day out that you highly recommend. Guests insight is very important for us and it's great to know you consider this experience a must do in Faro. And... More 

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