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From Faro: Ria Formosa Eco-friendly Solar Boat Tour

From Faro: Ria Formosa Eco-friendly Solar Boat Tour

From US$ 40.16 per person

Discover the birds and nature of the Algarve's Ria Formosa. Set off from Faro and sail around lagoons and marshes on a solar-powered boat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Open your ears to the sounds of nature thanks to a silent solar-powered boat
  • Discover birds and plants without disturbing them
  • Navigate the park's lagoons, canals, and marshes with a knowledgeable guide
Full description
Depart from Faro in the company of an experienced nature guide with intimate knowledge of the area. Choose to make your tour private or join a shared group tour. Get comfortable onboard the solar-powered boat and start off on a smooth and quiet ride. Learn about the fauna and flora of this protected area along the way. Visit the lagoon and marshes of Ria Formosa and watch numerous birds. Experience all the nature and wildlife this lagoon has to offer without disturbing it. Explore canals and marshes to see birds such as the white stork, little egret, and spoonbill. Head towards the islands of the Ria Formosa Natural Park spot even more birds. Learn more about the shellfish farming economy and the importance of this activity for the local population. Then, make your way to a paradisiacal place where the lagoon meets the sea. On the way back to Faro, enjoy both the silence and sounds of the surrounding nature thanks to your silent boat.
  • Boat tour
  • Use of binoculars
  • Life vests
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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

The meeting point for your tour or activity is at the local partner's office, Pure Nature Store, on the first floor of the Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro) building.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The tour may be lead by a multilingual guide.
  • The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Safety comes first, please follow the instructions and recommendations of your skipper, especially those relating to safety issues.
Customer reviews

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Sehr gute und informative Tour mit einem Guide, der zwar offiziell kein Deutsch sprach, jedoch trotzdem die Namen aller gesichteten Vögel in Deutsch kannte. Da wir insgesamt nur drei Teilnehmer waren, hatten wir mehr als ausreichend Platz im Boot. Durch die 30 Minuten Pause zwischendrin für Verpflegung und Toilette ist die Tour auch nicht zu lang. Die gestellten Ferngläser sind toll. Für an der Natur interessierte Besucher lohnt sich der Trip in jedem Fall.

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April 8, 2022


Interesting (and relaxing) experience!

August 4, 2021


Es ist wunderbar inm Solarboot leiese durch die Ria Firmosa zu gleiten und Vögel zu beobachten.

April 8, 2022


Product ID: 392333