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Boat tour in the Algarve through the Ria Formosa Nature Park

Enjoy nature along the Algarve from Faro: with a 2-hour boat tour in a traditional fishing boat you will admire the flora and fauna of the Ria Formosa Nature Park. Through a local guide you will learn more about the natural wonders of Portugal and observe the bird life with binoculars.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~2 hours
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: no, not included

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Price Qty
Boat tour Algarve Ria Formosa - 2 h - per adult (from 11 years)
Price 25.-€
Boat tour Algarve Ria Formosa - 2 h - per child (6-10 years)
Price 15.-€
Boat tour Algarve Ria Formosa - 2 h - per child (up to 5 years)
Price 0.-€

Guided boat tour in the Algarve

On the guided boat tour through the breathtaking natural landscape of the Algarve, you can relax and enjoy the wonderful flora and fauna.

Booking option: Guided Boattour at the Algarve

This guided boat tour in the Algarve through the Ria Formosa Nature Park, starting in Faro, takes you on a traditional fishing boat to explore the diverse flora and fauna of this nature park. The experienced nature guide will show you the beautiful natural landscape of the Ria Formosa Nature Park with breathtaking views. The special feature of this boat tour is the diversity of birds, which you can admire with binoculars included in the boat tour. Get to know this natural wonder of the Algarve and immerse yourself in the world of birds.

Overview

  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
  • Duration: ~ 2 hours
  • Hours: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tour: 16:30 hrs for summer time only, 15:30 hrs in winter time (16.10. - 29.02.)
  • Days: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Starting points: Faro
  • Boat capacity: 10 persons

Included

  • Professional guide
  • Use of binoculars

Prices

  • Price Boat tour Algarve Ria Formosa - 2 h - per adult (from 11 years): 25.-€
  • Price Boat tour Algarve Ria Formosa - 2 h - per child (6-10 years): 15.-€
  • Price Boat tour Algarve Ria Formosa - 2 h - per child (up to 5 years): 0.-€
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Important information

Please bring along:

Sun blocker, backpack, camera

Detailed description

Admire the rich bird life with a boat trip in the Algarve through the Ria Formosa Nature Park

The impressive boat trip through the Ria Formosa Nature Park in the Algarve has a lot to offer nature lovers: in a traditional fishing boat, a so-called "saveiro", you will participate ecotouristically in the experience of bird watching. Starting point of the boat tour is Faro, which is preferably done at low tide and the type of boat is perfect for bird watching. You will be accompanied by an experienced nature guide, who will provide you with a wealth of information on one of Portugal's seven natural wonders. The particularity of this breathtaking flora and fauna is clearly the variety of birds on which this boat trip through the Ria Formosa Nature Park will draw attention. Included in the tour are binoculars, a guide to bird identification and a brochure so that you won't miss any important discovery and information.

During this boat trip in the Algarve, you will travel through one of the most important wetlands for birds in Portugal and observe marvellous birds, such as the white stork (Ciconia ciconia), the egretta (Egretta garzetta) and the spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia). The boat tour continues towards one of the islands of the nature park, passing the famous shellfish and oyster farms. During the winter you can find waders, such as the Phaeopian Pheasant (Numenius phaeopus), the stoneworm (Arenaria interpres) and the Plover's Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) all year round. A special treat awaits you during a stop at a lagoon: you will get to know an important breeding area of the Little Tern (Sterna albifrons) and the Kharadrius alexandrinus. On the return trip back to the Algarve, through the Rio Formosa Natural Park, you will have plenty of opportunities to admire other bird species, while the fishing boat glides calmly through the home of the birds towards Faro. A true, unique experience of nature on the water through the Ria Formosa Nature Park!

Conditions

Valid for 12 months after date of purchase. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

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