Faro Boat Trip – Birdwatching in Ria Formosa


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  • 2H 30MEveryday
  • Max People: 82 People Min Per Booking
  • Marina of Faro

An Algarve Boat Trip Dedicated to Birdwatching

Discover the birds and nature of Ria Formosa on this eco-friendly boat tour in the Algarve — a unique bird-watching experience aboard a solar-powered boat departing from Faro. Our boats provide a smooth and quiet ride, making them ideal for tours through the Algarve’s most beautiful nature park.

Lands was founded by trained biologists, so we have as much passion for looking after the environment as we do showing visitors its many wonders. We do everything we can to minimise disturbances and preserve this unique protected area while out on our Algarve boat trips.

This Algarve boat trip is a 2.5-hour birdwatching experience that allows you to learn more about the fauna and flora that call Ria Formosa home.

Unforgettable Birdwatching in Ria Formosa

While on this tour, you will watch the numerous birds and other wildlife in Ria Formosa without disturbing them. This park is a paradise for nature lovers, and as your guide is a trained and qualified biologist, they will help you understand and appreciate the enormous diversity in this beautiful area.

Explore canals and marshes to watch birds like the white stork, little egret, and spoonbill. As we head to Ria Formosa’s islands, there is a chance to approach shellfish farms and oyster beds. These economic activities attract countless birds, but your guide will also explain their importance to the local population. The boat then heads towards a paradisiacal place close to where the lagoon meets the sea — and here, we enjoy a stop.

On the way back to Faro, you can relax and enjoy the sounds of the surrounding nature in our smooth and silent boat. This small-group Faro boat trip is a unique experience and the perfect eco-friendly way to explore Ria Formosa! You might also like to check out our range of other Ria Formosa Boat Trips. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Price per Adult: 40,00 €

Price per Children (until 8 years of age): 30,00 €

Minimum number of participants: 2 adults

Maximum number of participants:  8 participants

Departure & Return Location

Marina of Faro

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Price Includes

  • 2.5-hour boat tour
  • Use of binoculars
  • 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.

Birding Algarve Boat Trip Conditions

  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required.
  • A maximum of 8 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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Couple Traveller

We were very lucky to have the chance, that no other guest had booked in this time of your, so we had the alert observing eye and the great knowledge of Francesco all for ourselves. As I was keen mainly to see and distinguish the waders, he pointed them out to me and shared his knowledge about their behaviour and way of living.
For birders, a boat tour in Ria Formosa is not to be missed!

November 25, 2021

Gonissen Marie-France

Couple Traveller

Top expérience, visite guidée dans Rio Formosa pour découvrir lés oiseaux qui étaient au rdv en nombre et en diversité. Le tout sublimé par le silence du bateau à moteur électrique. Guide sympa et à l’écoute, je recommande

November 11, 2021


Couple Traveller

We’ve seen amazing birds and the tour guide fascinated us with his knowledge about the area and the different species of birds. Totally best way to explore Ria Formosa!

November 6, 2021


Couple Traveller

Tres bonne activité à faire en couple ou en famille. Le bateau électrique est un bon moyen pour écouter le chant des oiseaux et pour s’approcher au plus près

September 23, 2021

Rebecca Bryce

Solo Traveller

The tour guide was very informative and friendly, great way to see and learn about the natural park.

August 18, 2021
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