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“Solar powered boat to Silves”
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Alvor Boat Trips
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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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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We get seasick so a river trip is ideal. The solar powered boat run by Luis and Roisin is brilliant ! Depending on time of day (state of the tide) its coffee and homemade cake going up and lunch / supper with wine or beer etc coming back. Enough time in Silves to see the sights. Boat goes from Portimao marina but they collect / deliver you from where you're staying in Alvor.The river trip with solar power is quiet and peaceful and excellent for seeing the wildlife

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2012

We are lucky to have some great guests who return often with new friends, the best compliment to a job well done and a pleasure to host each time.
Thank you for your generous review and we look forward to your next visit.
Obrigada
Roisin & Luis

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Thursday, 27th September 2012 picked up at the hotel (no extra charge) en brought to the Portimao marina. Coffee and lovely home made carrot cake (mmmm). As we went of to Silves got a lot of information about the surrounding area. After visiting Silves went back on the boat attending a great lunch. Had a very nice day, a little swept of the feet due to a little to much wine. Great personnel and outstanding service. Low pricing!!!

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2012

Thank you for you kind words and appreciation. We aim to please and have some great local crew working on board that make it seem so easy! Glad you enjoyed the personal touch and have lots of great holiday memories to take with you.
Kind regards
Roisin, Luis and all the crew
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We booked the coastal trip at the booth down by the sea front in Alvor and where picked up promptly at our Hotel were we where taken to join the boat in Portmamao marina unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse shortly after we set sail and the boat was forced to return to port after only a sort time. The crew could not have been more apologetic and a full refund was offered or the chance to rebook for another day as we where due to fly home the next day we opted for the refund. What time we had on the boat was enjoyable with the crew being very pleasant and attentive and appeared genuinely upset with the fact that we had to return to port.

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2012

Sometimes for operational reasons and to avoid an uncomfortable experience are trips are postponed or even canceled, it is always our aim that our customers are completely satisfied and appreciate, like on this occasion, patience to deal with the factors beyond our control.
Hope we get to share this amazing place with you another time.
Regards
Roisin

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

My husband and parents recently enjoyed a trip to Silves with Alvor Boat Trips. We booked the trip directly with ABT’s and it included a 1.5hr journey from Portimao to Silves down the River, a 2hr stop in Silves and 1.5hr journey back to Portimao.

The trip included lunch, which was delicious and plentiful. We were served crostini and pate, traditional chicken piri piri with salad and fresh fruit. On the return journey we were also served fresh fruit and cake. The drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) were also readily available and our glasses were kept topped up throughout!

The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The trip includes pick-up and drop-off from your hotel and we didn’t specially need a return drop off as we had arranged to pick-up a hire car in Portimao, however we weren’t quite sure of the area and the driver kindly dropped us off outside the rental office.

Silves is a lovely town, quiet and sleepy but there is a castle and museum to visit and some nice little cafes and shops.

Alvor Boat Trips do other tours and I would definitely recommend them based on our trip to Silves. Great hospitality and fantastic value!

Thank C_2014
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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2012

Thanks for your generous and description review. Thrilled that you enjoyed the experience and the visit to Silves was so fulfilling. We look forward to having you on board again maybe for a coastal cruise next time.
Keep well and happy travels until the next time
Roisin & Luis

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Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

We did the champagne & strawberries sunset trip
It was lovely takes about 2hours, well worth the money
On our trip a marriage proposal was made , a lovely couple took the romance level to a new height.
The crew made it so perfect for them ,lovely music and to see the guy on one knee brought a tear to my eyes., wonderful
We hope they will be very happy
We also met lovely people on the boat and spent the evening chatting and enjoying the whole experience
I would recommend this trip and Alvor boats they do everything just right

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2012

It is a really special privilege to be part of someone once in a lifetime moment and the energy on board is electric and priceless I think you'll agree. Makes our job worthwhile to know everyone enjoyed the evening so much.
Good luck and happy travels.
Thanks
Roisin

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