The Ria Formosa is a true sanctuary of nature and a privileged location to observe birds, by being a migratory corridor containing some of the last places in Europe for some birds to make nests. The Natural Park is visited annually by about 30 thousand birds from different species! On this tour, we will be looking for the birds, and get to see a still ecological and sustainable salt economy - using traditional methods which are 2000 years old. The importance of the salt pans as habitat for the aquatic birds has been recognized, as an attribute of basic importance in the conservation of rare and threatened species in the estuary. There is still a small traditional fishing fleet and during this tour we will get to see some of the old fishing boats with their traditional colours and fishing artefacts. Sign up for this relaxing, stimulating and educational adventure and you'll bring back photos and memories of the most beautiful landscape and wildlife, that will last a lifetime!
Come aboard for the discovery of this unique ecosystem! We will visit the nearby fishing villages of Cabanas and Santa Luzia from a river perspective, observing the traditional ways of living, the salt flats and the old-style fishing boats. The Ria Formosa Natural Park is home for a wealth of animal and bird species which use it as a breeding and nesting ground, with resident populations, like the pink flamingos, storks, kingfishers, and many other species that use the area in the migration periods. In this complete tour of the area we will get a pleasant journey with lots of interesting and unique opportunities for some really magnificent memories and photos. Sign up for this dramatically different view of Ria Formosa today and discover dozens of amazing places that you never even knew existed, only accessible by boat and by the hand of knowledgeable locals! Complementary drink offered on board.
This tour is a great introduction to the wonderful Ria Formosa, a magnificent and singular lacunar system, with an immense natural richness. This Natural Park is home for a wealth of animal and bird species which use it a breeding and nesting ground, with resident populations, like the pink flamingos, storks, kingfishers, and many other that use the area in the migration periods. The local population living in the estuary area still maintain many of the old school traditional arts and crafts – like extraction of salt and gathering of shellfish and bivalves (mussels, oysters, clams, razor etc.). In this tour we will go and discover the river and the estuary and the Ria Main channel. Spend some time in close contact with nature, and let yourself be fascinated by the enchantment of the Ria’s sounds, forms and colours.