The Bottlenose Dolphin

The Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is a species of cetaceans that can be spotted in our Marine Life Watching Tours. This specie has a big range of sizes, shapes, and colors depending on its habitat. It can weigh from 150 to 600 kg and it can measure from 2 to 4 meters length. Its longevity is about 30 to...
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The Short-beaked Common Dolphin

The Short-Beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) is one of the most frequent observed cetaceans in our dolphin watching Tours. In this specie we can find individuals with lengths varying from 1,6 to 2,4 m and can reach 100 to 200 kg in weight, in which the females are slightly smaller than the males. The short-beaked common dolphin feeds...
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Dolphin Watching in the Algarve

The sun is shining and our dear friends are asking for the return of our RIB boat Albacora III to their natural environment. Soon we will kick off with the season of dolphin watching tours and marine wildlife observation.
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Nómadas in the Algarve

People say that the extreme south of Portugal is “the Europe’s most famous secret”.‘Nomads’ of the Spanish National Radio explored the most remarkable places in the Algarve and among many discovered the Natural Park of Ria Formosa on board a typical fishing boat. Selected one of the “Seven Natural Wonders” of Portugal, the Ria Formosa...
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Greater Flamingo

It is one of the most emblematic occurring wild birds in Portugal, and can be observed in the Ria Formosa. The Greater Flamingo is a wading bird curved beak, which measures between 90 and 150 cm. Its plumage can be quite colorful in bright pink tones. They are animals that feed on algae and small...
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We believe that the development of tourism in natural areas is possible in a sustainable way preserving nature and helping the local communities. Therefore Formosamar aims at sustainable management. All our tours and activities are carried out with special attention and always trying to minimize environmental impacts. We try to raise environmental awareness and respect for nature amongst...
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Discover the Barrier Islands of the Ria Formosa by Boat

The Ria Formosa coastal lagoon is protected by barrier islands, arranged parallel to the coast along 60km (covering the municipalities of Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António).The area is approximately 18,400 hectares and is considered one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal and according to some authors, its origins date...
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Awarded 2015 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Formosamar was awarded 2015 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. This is a true source of pride for the entire team at Formosamar and we’d like to thank all of our guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor.
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Saveiros: Traditional Fishing Boats of Algarve

Saveiro is the Portuguese word to designate small boats with different shapes, but all 100% built in wood.The most ancient and original ones have even wooden nails. Among the fishermen the Saveiro is also known as “lancha”.The Saveiro is a open boat with about 5-6 meters length, that used to go to the sea to catch mackerel and horse mackerel through a traditional fishing gear...
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A Kayak Tour in the Ria Formosa, Algarve

Sophie Law of the Sunday Independent visited the Algarve and decided to explore the Ria Formosa on a Kayak Tour with us. She later wrote her experience with us. Portugal’s Ria Formosa: Spot the exotic visitors as they fly in Birds and planes are major features of the Ria Formosa. Sophie Lam takes to the...
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