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Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours

Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel | Cais da Porta Nova, Faro 8000-250, Portugal
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Our boats were specifically designed for nature adventure and our tours are guided by one of our experienced and knowledgeable naturalist guides. This tour begins in Faro, we will cruise various channels; voyaging through magnificent waterways, streams, surrounded on all sides by rich marshlands and lagoons. Coastal scenery, natural history, traditional activities, birds details...
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  • Average8%
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“guided tour” (12 reviews)
“fiddler crabs” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel | Cais da Porta Nova, Faro 8000-250, Portugal
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"desert island"
in 17 reviews
"guided tour"
in 12 reviews
"fiddler crabs"
in 2 reviews
"hop on hop"
in 2 reviews
"day trip"
in 6 reviews
"southernmost point"
in 2 reviews
"southernmost tip"
in 2 reviews
"ferry ride"
in 2 reviews
"interesting trip"
in 2 reviews
"an excellent guide"
in 2 reviews
"same company"
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"very friendly service"
in 2 reviews
"visiting faro"
in 3 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 2 reviews
"ria formosa"
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"value for money"
in 5 reviews
"bird life"
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

we had just reached Faro hotel when we saw the advertisement of Deserta boat touras we had not booked anything from before we decided to go for this experience. It was such a beautiful and relaxed experience.

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

This was an amazing way to experience the city and its ocean culture. Fabio was knowledgeable and interesting, and there was no question he couldn't answer. He has personal experience with the fishing and ocean life in this area, and he made the tour a...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Staff - friendly and special mention to Thomas, who went out of his way to give a boost to an iphone petering out of juice and helped to get an Uber to drive us back to our hotel. Pleasant, offered his help without being asked.

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Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

This boat tour was absolutely brilliant. The tour guide, Fabio M, was very professional, knowledgable, trustworthy and got my adrenaline going. So much fun, I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Faro.More

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BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

Hello matmatic99, Thank you in advance for your preference for Animaris aboat tours. Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our tour so much. Our main goal is to keep improving and doing better day after day. We hope to...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

We went on this one because it gave us the freedom to choose where we wanted to spend our time. Very fast dinghies take you first to Ihla Derserta, then to Furol and on to Culatra. We decided not to stay on Ilha Deserta as...More

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BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Hello PaulE130, Thank you in advance for your preference for Animaris and Hop On Hop Off Service. Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed the Islands so much. Our main goal is to keep improving and doing better day after...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Quick and easy way to lovely Ihla Deserta with speedboat or ferry. Nice staff and quite punctual. We felt our kids were safe too.More

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BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Hello Mrshagman, Thank you in advance for your preference for Animaris. Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed Deserta Island so much. Our main goal is to keep improving and doing better day after day. We hope to see you...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Great way to get to see all three islands on the Ria Formosa with the fun of zipping along on a rib with the really friendly staff. We loved it. On days 2 and 3 we took the slower ferry run by the same company...More

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BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Hello Wendy G, Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed Deserta Island so much. We hope to see you soon in Deserta Island. Bruno Lima

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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Oh it was really nice...we love it. First we took the tour to visit 3 island Deserta, del Farol y Culatra (or something like that)...the guys were nice, punctual and helpful. I have to point they were super friendly and we went 1 time back...More

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BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Hello Papitafrita, Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Deserta Island. Bruno Lima

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

Myself and my daughter booked the 3 island trip, even though I was terrified. Guilherme was fantastic and helped me on and off the boat and made me relax. It was thoroughly enjoyable, he is so polite and friendly. In fact so enjoyable, I booked...More

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BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Hello SnowyJ78, Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Deserta Island. Bruno Lima

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

The best option to know the charming Ria Formosa better, my family enjoy the day at the Desert island, we had a lovely lunch. We had the opportunity to do our first time ever ride by a speed boat we are lucky to had an...More

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BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Hello vavetraveller, Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Deserta Island. Bruno Lima

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