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“Brilliant”
Review of Alvor Boat Trips

Alvor Boat Trips
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Owner description: Alvor Boat Trips, established 1997 - A Portuguese/Irish family run business offering top class eco friendly coastal cruises on board "Alvor Flor do Sol", Portugal's first solar powered cruiser and Fishing & coastal trips on "Novo Alvor" & "Eco Alvor". Certified, comfortable and highly recommended, top class sightseeing boat trips, with the people that care! "We encourage you to leave feedback and if there is anyway we can improve the service and your experience please don't hesitate to ask while you are with us. Our aim is your recommendation" - Owner & Operators Roisin & Luis.
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

We booked the trip to Silves, which included lunch on board, we had a fantastic day, Siobhan picked us up at our hotel and the whole day from start to finish was excellent value for money, the service was excellent from start to finish, I would highly recommend you book this trip. Total trip €40 each, 5 hour trip including hotel pick up and drop off

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2011

Glad you had a brilliant time with us on our Silves trip and got your money's worth..hope to see you here again soon
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Roisin

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Reviewed 26 September 2011

After reading the good reviews about Alvor Boat Trips on Tripadvisor we booked a river trip on the Flor De Sol to Silves. Roisin picked us up from our hotel and took us down to the boat where we enjoyed a lovely relaxing river trip with lots of information about buildings, birds etc.We were offered tea/coffee and cake on the outward trip, had a 2 hour stop in Silves and enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal including drinks on the return trip. Throughout the entire trip we felt we were treated like guests rather than tourists. On return we were picked up again by Roisin and returned to our hotel. Best boat trip ever and will use Alvor Boat Trips when we return to Alvor and would highly recommend them to anyone.

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2011

Our aim is your recommendation so I suppose we could call that a bullseye!
Thanks a million for your generous comments and its great to know our (hard!!) work is appreciated.
Regards
Luis, Roisin & Crew

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Reviewed 24 September 2011

We loved the boat trip we took earlier this month with Alvor Boat Trips - certainly a highlight of our trip.
The crew and other passengers were great fun, and we even saw dolphins in the sea which was an amazing unexpected surprise!

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2011

Thanks for your compliments and hope to see you back again soon.
Roisin

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Reviewed 24 September 2011

After seeing this rated so highly on trip advisor, we arranged the trip through our hotel and were picked up at 9.30 for a 10 departure from the harbour for our Luxury Coastal Cruise.

The crew were friendly and helpful and made us feel really comfortable and at ease - I'd been up almost all night after discovering I am still allergic to shellfish (yup, pretty smart of me) so was feeling a little delicate and quiet but they just seemed to know instinctively when to chat and when to give people a bit of space for quiet daydreamy time!

On departure we were encouraged to sit up on the edge of the boat and dangle our legs over the edge it we wanted to (which I did) - with the sun shining and the stunning scenery, it was like paradise. We were given information on the local wildlife and areas and shown in and around numerous caves and grottos along the coastline - we got up so close we could almost reach out and touch them!

After cruising along, we turned around after actually going into one of the caves which was just incredible, and headed back, finding a quiet spot to stop and do some swimming. The water was just so clear and still... I only learnt to swim fairly recently so am a nervous swimmer, but the saltiness of the water made it so easy to relax and stay afloat. Amazing! We were then offered a selection of drinks including sangria, beers or wines, but we opted for soft drinks and enjoyed them with some fresh fruit and crisps before heading back.

On the way, our attention was drawn to the spot where a dolphin had been spotted several times in the last couple of months - and we saw him! To witness a dolphin splashing about in the wild is not something we'd been expecting and it was incredible.

Upon getting back to the harbour we were given the option to stay in town or get a lift back to the hotel - such a small thing to be given that option, but so appreciated.

I would tell anyone visiting Alvor to book this trip - if we'd had more money we would've probably gone for at least one more of their other trips too. Sunset cruise or Silves Day Trip - we'll just have to come back for those!

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2011

As a lot of independent travellers depend on feedback to make choices on holiday we really appreciate you giving us such a positive review. Our business is your leisure and it is great to know that our efforts are appreciated.
Thanks for your time and hopefully we'll get the chance to take you to Silves the next time you are here.
Roisin, Luis and Crew

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Reviewed 22 September 2011

A 3 hr cruise along the coast in the sun, seen dolphins and the water is so clear you can watch the fish. The crew were brilliant talking about the history and then anchored so we could swim and snorkel. Beer, sangria and fresh fruit all on offer, definately the best bit of the holiday, it's a MUST DO!

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2012

Sounds like you hit the jackpot, glad we were able to share this wonderful place with people who can appreciate the beauty and essence of it all.
Hope to see you again in Alvor in the near future.
Many thanks
Roisin

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