Water activity

Birdwatching in Ria Formosa: Eco Boat Tour from Faro

Water activity

Birdwatching in Ria Formosa: Eco Boat Tour from Faro

From US$ 42.74 per person

Discover the birds and nature of the Algarve's Ria Formosa. Set off from Faro for a birdwatching adventure and sail around the lagoons, marshes and islands on a solar-powered boat with a local guide.

About this activity

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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 canals, marshes and islands with a knowledgeable local guide
Full description
Depart from Faro in the company of an experienced nature guide with an intimate knowledge of the area. Get comfortable onboard a solar-powered boat and start a smooth and quiet boat ride in the Algarve to learn more about the birds and nature of the Algarve’s Ria Formosa. This eco-friendly boat tour visits the lagoon and marshes of Ria Formosa and is a great opportunity to watch numerous aquatic 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, 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.
  • 2,5-hours 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

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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

Overall rating

4.8 /5

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Very good and informative tour with a guide who officially didn't speak German, but still knew the names of all the sighted birds in German. Since we were only three participants in total, we had more than enough space in the boat. Due to the 30-minute break in between for food and toilet, the tour is not too long either. The binoculars provided are great. For visitors interested in nature, the trip is definitely worth it.

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April 8, 2022

It is wonderful to glide quietly through the Ria Firmosa in a solar boat and watch birds.

April 8, 2022

Interesting (and relaxing) experience!

August 4, 2021

Product ID: 392333