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Ria Formosa Boat Tours - Algarve Day Trips

Av. 5 de Outubro, Olhao 8700-302, Portugal
+351 966 034 723
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Half day boat trip with Captain Steve

Lovely day out! Captain Steve was very friendly and gave us lots of interesting and useful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Caroline W
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Authentic and very pleasant boat trip

We went for a slightly shorter trip (approx 3 hours) due to forecasted strong winds in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anders N
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Jonkoping, Sweden
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Captain Steve is your guide for the Natural Park. He meets you from Olhao sea front in front of the market (east end) he offers 3 different tours a morning tour 2 hours cruising the Ria Formosa 10am until 12. An afternoon tour 2 hours departing at 4pm returning at 6pm and a Lunch Tour - 1pm-4pm - Departs to Culatra Island and heads to the restaurant where they have the freshest fish available. Half Day Tour - 1pm-6pm - This trip continues to a beautiful lagoon where water activities are possible. Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information. Please take a look at captain steve boat tours on Facebook, for all the recent photos and see just how wonderful my trips are.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Av. 5 de Outubro, Olhao 8700-302, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely day out! Captain Steve was very friendly and gave us lots of interesting and useful information about the local area, and the boat ride and kayaking/paddle boarding was a lot of fun! Kids loved it. Would recommend.

Thank Caroline W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a slightly shorter trip (approx 3 hours) due to forecasted strong winds in the afternoon. The trip was excellent. Steve is easygoing, profesional and very helpful. His boat is a nice small authentic old fisher boat. The trip included a long nice...More

Thank Anders N
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Splussfriends, Owner at Ria Formosa Boat Tours - Algarve Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Well a big thank you for taking the time to wright a review. It was a great trip, for all , including myself. Hope to see you all again in the future. Thank you All the best Steve.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked with only a few days notice and have to say it far exceeded our expectations. Steve was very knowledgable about the Ria Formosa but totally unassuming. Everyone enjoyed the paddle boarding, snorkelling and kayaking in a deserted beach area - it was totally...More

Thank blackpoolcoyb
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Splussfriends, Owner at Ria Formosa Boat Tours - Algarve Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Well a big thank you for taking the time to wright a review. I like the unassuming part lol. It was a great time spent with you. Hope to meet again. All the best Steve.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a morning tour with lunch as recommended by Captain Steve - it was a fabulous trip. The tides were just right for us to claim a sand bank as our own island where we anchored and spent time snorkelling, paddle boarding, kayaking and...More

1  Thank Alison S
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Steve N, Owner at Ria Formosa Boat Tours - Algarve Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Great to hear that you had a great time with us, we enjoyed your company as much. It was a great day. Sonia sufering from waterlogged brain lol. Hope to see you again in the future. Our best wishes Steve & Sonia 😊

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth while seeking out. Look for Captain Steve’s Boat Trips when you’re on the front. We did both the Culatra trip followed by the beach trip where we had the use of paddle boards and a kayak. Lovely lunch on Culatra in a quiet...More

Thank Alan T
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Steve N, Owner at Ria Formosa Boat Tours - Algarve Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Fantastic I'm so happy you enjoyed Thank you My best wishes Steve

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We just had a great few hours on tour with Captain Steve. His excellent customer service meant that we got to head out on his boat on very short notice. There were just 2 of us initially but Steve managed to "rustle up" some more...More

1  Thank keety2015
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Steve N, Owner at Ria Formosa Boat Tours - Algarve Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Keith & Ann Great to hear from you, happy that you had fun. Big thank you my best wishes Steve

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We took the long boattrip to the islands in faro. Very nice trip with captain Nuno. Really nice man who made our trip very pleasant. Definitely a recommendation!

Thank Freya V
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

All four of us enjoyed our one hour trip around the nature park with Captain Nuno. It was great to see lots of people fishing for clams, the wide range of birds and the oysters hanging in bags ready to be harvested. Nuno told us...More

Thank ianhardie
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Thank you to Captain Steve for a lovely afternoon out on his boat. Really enjoyed the visit to the island and all the information he shared while we were making the crossing. Would certainly go again.More

Thank Saradee56
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Steve N, Owner at Ria Formosa Boat Tours - Algarve Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hello Firstly I must thank you for taking the time to leaving this comment. I is so nice to hear from you and that you had a great time on tour with me. I am being blown away by wind and rain now, what has...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Had a great trip wth Captain Steve today. Did the sunset tour, stopped on culatra island, saw armona island, lots of other things in between and topped it off with an amazing sunset! Steve was a really informative and entertaining guide. Would definitely recommend, great...More

Thank Claire C
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Splussfriends, Owner at Ria Formosa Boat Tours - Algarve Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hi Claire Thank you for review, it helps me so much. I am happy you had a great time, so did I , it was a wonderful trip. Happy Christmas to you and your family. All the best. Captain Steve.

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