Water activity

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

4.7 / 5

88 reviews

Activity provider: fromherefaro
Water activity

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

Activity provider: fromherefaro

From US$ 38.04 per person

See, hear, and feel nature on board a solar-powered boat. 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

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • 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. Watch the hunting of predatory birds, or 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.

  • 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

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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

4.7 /5

based on 88 reviews

Review summary

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Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and could identify bird species very quickly; then share the names in English and French. We saw many different species, most of which I sadly, can’t recall. A suggestion would be to provide us (the tourists) with a generic list (paper copy) of the birds and then, as we see them, we can check them off. I’m not sure how feasible this is, especially on a windy day.

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February 14, 2023

I loved the Eco-Friendly Ria Formosa bird watching tour. The solar boat is very quiet and allows you to get closer to the wildlife, it's also much better for the environment. The guide was knowledgeable as well and we had a very lovely relaxing and informative time.

September 11, 2022

the guide was well versed with the many birds. we got to see many despite the summer season. we all got safety vests and one binocular for two people to share. they were good onrs and we could see the birds clearly The solar boats are quite and don't make too much noise. It was an enjoyable trip to the waters of the natural park Ria Formosa and time and money well spent.

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August 5, 2022

Product ID: 301533