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Seahorses Observation in Ria Formosa from Fuseta

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2 Hours

Join this boat tour for seahorse observation in Fuseta and see this amazing species in their natural habitat.

In the Ria Formosa Natural Park lives one of the largest seahorses community in the world.
Here you have your unique opportunity to observe these amazing creatures' behavior in their natural environment.

The two resident identified species are: the long-snouted seahorse (hippocampus guttulatus), and the short-snouted seahorse (hippocampus hippocampus). Nevertheless, you will see other species like octopus, cuttlefish, and sea snail. Is also frequent to observe the traditional shellfish capture.

The skipper will guide you whilst providing valiable information, helping you during the activity to identify the seahorses.
This activity is done inside the Ria Formosa lagoon system and the dive is performed without an oxygen bottle (just a diving mask and snorkel).
The depth of the water is 1,50m to 1,80m being necessary swimming experience.
We´ll go by boat to the spot where you can dive into the bottom of the Ria Formosa and observe the seahorses.
A diving mask and snorkel will be provided or you can bring your own.

RECOMENDATIONS: Bring Towel and swimsuit/bathing suit.


  • Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Seahorses Observation
  • Snorkeling


  • NLive Guide
  • NExperienced Skipper
  • NSnorkeling Material

Important to know

Bring a swimming suit
Everyone should know how to swim.