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Ria Formosa Islands Small Group Boat Trip from Faro

By Natura Algarve
Free cancellation available
6h
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Highlights

  • Discover the islands of the beautiful Ria Formosa from Faro

  • Visit the exquisite fishing community of Culatra Island

  • Enjoy the Algarve's beautiful Ria Formosa Islands

  • Discover beautiful island and beaches

  • Enjoy a paradise in the Algarve

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    6-hour boat trip in Ria Formosa with 4 different stops (deserted beach, Culatra Island, Farol and ll

  • What's included

    Life jackets

  • What's included

    Local guide

  • What's included

    Live commentary on board

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • What's excluded

    Transport to/from attractions

  • What's excluded

    Food and drinks

Know Before You Book

  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required.

  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • May be operated by a multilingual guide.

  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.

  • Wheelchair accessible.

  • Small-group tour with maximum 11 guests.

What you can expect

Embark on a beautiful and relaxing 6-hour boat trip from the town of Faro to discover the stunning scenery of the Ria Formosa Nature Park.

Depart from the Faro marina and cruise down the calm waters of Ria Formosa in a comfortable boat with sun shade. Float through this stunning coastal lagoon and learn from a knowledgeable skipper that will provide insight into the natural ecosystem of Ria Formosa and the culture and traditions of this area.

The first stop is on a deserted beach.This is a lovely spot and on summer months, you can even take a refreshing dive in crystal-clear waters surrounded by beautiful sand banks.

The boat trip continues to Culatra Island. During this second stop, you can visit this fascinating island. This is one of the most important fishing communities in the Eastern Algarve. Take your time to wander in this fishing community and its small harbour or even enjoy a lovely meal in one of the local restaurants.

Back on board, learn about the clam farms and the oyster beds of Ria Formosa. You will witness the oyster pickers and shellfish farmers working on the tidal flats of the lagoon as your guide comments on one of the most important economic activities in Ria Formosa.

Continuing on board the boat, you’ll learn about Hangares in Culatra Island and its historical importance in the anti-submarine defence during World War I. The next stop is on Farol Island. Here you may walk to the lighthouse in the small community of Farol, the southernmost beach in Portugal.

The last stop is on Ilha Deserta. Here you can enjoy a walk along its long white sandy seashores where you’ll find lots of beautiful and different sea shells.

Learn about the typical vegetation of this beautiful marshland area, classified as one of the most important wetland for birds in all of Portugal, before slowly cruising back to the town of Faro, enjoying spectacular views of this approaching city on the way.

Enjoy a boat trip to the islands and nature of Ria Formosa. It will take you on a relaxing day in a paradise yet to be discovered.

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Activity Location

  • rio formoso island
  • faro Faro 8135

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Natura Algarve
  • Avenida da República - Stand 2 Doca de Recreio de Faro
  • Faro Faro District 8000-078
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