Birdwatching boat trip in the Ria Formosa

Portugal: Ria Formosa Boat Tour and Faro

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Key Details
2 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

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What You'll Do
  • See why the Ria Formosa was elected on the 7 natural wonders of Portugal
  • Discover the amazing birds of the Ria Formosa, Algarve
Embark on an ecotourism experience in the Ria Formosa on board a traditional boat. In the company of a nature tour guide, on this boat trip you will discover why the Ria Formosa was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.
What to Expect
When you’re in Portugal make sure to be a part of this ecotourism experience that will take you through the spectacular nature of the Ria Formosa by boat. Come see why this region was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.

Considered one of the most important wetlands for aquatic birds in Portugal, during the tour we observe birds like the White Stork, Little Egret and the Spoonbill. Waders are most abundant during winter, although birds like the Whimbrel, the Turnstone and the Grey Plover are a constant presence. The trip continues towards the islands of the Natural Park through oyster and clams farms.

Here you will have the opportunity to see one of the most important economical activities in the Algarve and also very interesting species such as the Black-tailed Godwit, the Oystercatcher and many others. During wintertime we often observe the Sandwich Tern and the Greater Flamingo.

Towards the point where the lagoon meets the sea, we make a stop so you may enjoy this small paradise. During our trip back we will have many opportunities to observe other species while our boat sails calmly through the channels of this Natural Park in direction to the city of Faro.
What's Included
  • Boat trip with nature tour guide
  • Use of binoculars and bird identification guide.
What's Not Included
  • Transfer/ Pick-up
Meeting Point

Edifício Ginásio Clube Naval Doca de Recreio de Faro 8000-541 Faro Algarve - Portugal GPS: N37º 0' 54.19" W 7º 56' 13.74”

What to Remember
We recommend:
(1) Comfortable clothing and footwear.
(2) Hat, sunscreen during spring and summer.
(3) Waterproof clothing for tours during autumn and winter.
(4) Water.

Note: the schedules of departures and arrivals, the duration and itineraries of the activities are subject to change without previous notice due to security determined by the weather conditions, tides and/or other circumstances beyond our control.

Note: The species listed in the description may change according to the period of the year.

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