Ria Formosa Eco Boat Tour


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  • 1 Hourseveral daily departures
  • Max People: 102 People Min Per Booking
  • Marina of Faro

Eco-Friendly Boat Tour in the Algarve

Looking for the perfect boat tour on the Algarve? Enjoy the natural beauty and tranquillity of Ria Formosa on an eco-friendly boat tour. Explore the sheltered waters of this protected lagoon in the Algarve on a 1-hour boat ride around Faro.

Powered by solar energy, our Ria Formosa boat tour is as eco-friendly as possible, and Lands is run by trained biologists who carefully plan out the experience to completely negate any environmental impact. Discover Ria Formosa onboard our solar-powered electric boat; this really is the most relaxing way to discover this protected area.

This Ria Formosa Tour is Perfect for Families

This boat tour in the Algarve is the perfect family outing. Explore and enjoy the sounds of nature with your local guide. This eco-boat tour is arguably the most sustainable way to experience the beautiful Ria Formosa lagoon — one of Portugal’s most impressive natural areas. In fact, by taking an eco-boat tour, your visit will not leave any negative impact on the environment. Our solar boats don’t spill oils or produce pollutant gases and our trained guides know how to travel through this beautiful area without leaving any trace whatsoever.

Visit the lagoon of Ria Formosa and its marshlands with a friendly local guide, approaching many bird species and learning more about the wildlife of this protected area without disturbing it. If this sounds like a brilliant time and you’d like even more options, check out our sunset Ria Formosa boat trip or perhaps our Ria Formosa birdwatching tour. Join us at Lands for the most eco-friendly and relaxing way to discover the fabulous Ria Formosa. Learn more about this lagoon and all the wildlife on a small-group boat trip limited to a maximum of 10 people. You’ll find more specific details below, but please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Price per Adult: 20,00 €

Price per Children (until 8 years of age): 10,00 €

Minimum number of participants: 2 adults
Maximum number of participants:  10 participants

Departure & Return Location

Marina of Faro

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Price Includes

  • 1-hour boat tour
  • Life vests
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board

Price Excludes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Important Information

  • Bring plenty of water to drink to avoid dehydration
  • A rucksack or backpack is recommended to carry a small snack, sunglasses, a hat, a good sun cream, swimming suit and a camera.
  • Comfortable clothing and flat shoes recommended. A wind-stopper and a waterproof coat are useful, especially during the coldest period of the year.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.

Boat Tour in the Algarve Conditions

  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required.
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Subject to favorable 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.
  • Trips may be amended due to weather conditions or the physical condition of the participants should our skippers deem this advisable.
  • This is an activity subject to weather conditions. The decision to leave or return earlier than expected, due to unexpected weather conditions, is sole to the skipper.
  • 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.



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Kevin Hurrell

Group Traveller

Thanks for a great tour yesterday!
We really enjoyed our solar powered eco-tour. The quiet effort-less glide around Rio Formosa was wonderful and our guide went out of his way to ensure we saw the wildlife and kept us happy and informed!

September 17, 2021


Couple Traveller

Could lastet longer. Very friendly and smart captain. It’s very calming to take a boat trip that is as silent as sailing. Thank you for having us.

September 17, 2021

Grace S

Group Traveller

We turned up on spec to try to book a trip on the 45 minute solar powered boat from Faro marina. The lady in the office was very kind and fitted in a trip before the next booking for us. There were just the three of us on the trip and it was a real highlight of our holiday – to travel on a silent boat without a juddering noisy engine was so peaceful and relaxing. Our guide, Kurt, was very informative about the wildlife on the Ria Formosa, the marine park and its climate, and about the solar powered boat. It was well worth €15. I would have liked to go again on the sunset trip or at low tide to see more birds if we had more days left of our holiday. A very enjoyable trip, and many thanks for fitting us in to a very busy schedule. It was great. I would definitely recommend it very highly.

September 14, 2021


Couple Traveller

Eco tour en bateau très sympa! Nous n’étions que 2 sur le bateau prévu pour 10, donc c’était un tour privé accompagné de Luis qui est très sympa! Il nous a baladé au milieu du Rio Formosa. La balade est relaxante et rafraîchissante et pour ce genre de distance il est très intéressant de passer par un bateau à energie solaire! Je recommande Lands!

July 25, 2021


Family Traveller

Adorámos a experiência, foi um passeio tranquilo e conseguimos observar de perto aves da ria Formosa. O barco silencioso é perfeito para passeios em família e toda a equipa simpática e disponível para nos falar bocadinho mais sobre o Parque Natural da Ria Formosa. Os miúdos não se vão esquecer!

July 20, 2021
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