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Faro: Eco-Friendly Ria Formosa Bird Watching in Solar Boat

4.8 / 5

10 reviews

Faro: Eco-Friendly Ria Formosa Bird Watching in Solar Boat

From US$ 33.88 per person

See, hear, and feel nature on board a solar-powered boat. This is the best way to be in harmony with this stunning environment, as you approach the hundreds of migratory birds that visit the Ria Formosa each year.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the saltwater canals where birds feed
  • Admire the dozens of bird nests from birds that nest in the Ria Formosa National Park
  • Learn all about this wonderful ecosystem
  • Feel part of the move to a cleaner planet aboard a solar-powered vessel
Full description
Ria Formosa is a place of extreme nature, with an environment that is always different at every hour of the day. This is due largely to the fact that the sea level rises and falls about 3 meters every 6 hours. Whilst there, you will discover a complete self-regenerating ecosystem, which allows a part of the local population to develop fishing and shellfish production. This provides all of the ingredients for the varied diets of the migratory birds that continue returning to this area year after year. You may be able to watch the hunting of predatory birds, and will also be able to enter into a maze of canals where the only thing that you will hear is the sound of the birds calling and their interactions with one another. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return by boat to your tour's point of origin.
Includes
  • Binoculars and guides with local fauna and flora information
  • Experienced skipper and local guide on board
  • Food and drinks on board
  • Transfer or any transportation to the meeting point at the beginning of the activity
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

We are the only kiosk with all the bird advertising. Address: R. Cmte. Francisco Manuel 41, 8000-250 Faro, Portugal.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Food
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour can be canceled in the event of unfavorable weather conditions (you will be notified in advance if this is the case)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Excellent activity, supplied by the owner with very deep knowledge of the Ria and it's fauna. The boat is also excellent, very silent allowing proximity with the fauna without scaring them. The supplied binoculars where a nice touch, allowing us to watch the birds crabs and fish very near. We will be back for another ride.

October 27, 2021

There are numerous boating options at Faro and Olhao but if you are interested in wildlife and want to get closer than any other boat can then this is for you. Very knowledgeable host dedicated to his work. Eco-friendly boat just skims almost silently along. Two hours of real, memorable paradise.

October 14, 2021

June 8, 2021

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Product ID: 301533