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From Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

1. From Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

Sail to the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park by catamaran, with regular departures scheduled from Faro. The journey follows the Ria Formosa channels and includes stops at the magical islands of Farol and Deserta. Don't forget your swimsuits and towels - there will be plenty of breaks for swimming! The guide on board will provide information in Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish. The modern catamaran has a capacity of up to 11 passengers and provides a pleasant and comfortable way of exploring the islands.

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Faro: Ria Formosa Natural Park Segway Tour & Birdwatching

2. Faro: Ria Formosa Natural Park Segway Tour & Birdwatching

Explore the plant and animal wildlife outside Faro on a 1.5-hour trip through the nearby Rio Formosa Natural Park. There, you will take a Segway tour of the reserve and spend time bird watching at Ludo, a natural reserve near Faro Beach, located inside the park. This area is a stopping place for hundreds of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods. The entire park is a protected area and home to several marine species and birds. It is a very special and quiet place where you can be in direct contact with nature. After pick-up, you will be taken to the park and given a Segway to use. This 2-wheeled electric vehicle uses the equilibrium of its driver to propel forward. Once you have been instructed how to operate your Segway, you will head out on the paths and trails in the park and discover the beauty and tranquility of this reserve. As you ride along, your guide will point out various animal species for you, exposing you to the natural and protected life of the region.

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Pirate Ship Cruise along the Algarve Coast

3. Pirate Ship Cruise along the Algarve Coast

We hoist our pirate flag, lift the anchor, and away we go! On the beautiful Pirate Ship Leãozinho ("little lion"), we will explore the most treasured spots along the Algarve Coastline and discover why these hidden caves and grottos became the favored home of generations of daring pirates. As we set sail, we'll see enchanting rock formations and spectacular caves on our historical ship. If you feel like a sip from the ol' barrel of rum to lift your spirits for our cruise, we've got an onboard Pirate Bar that's perfect for quenching your thirst. The wind whips through the sails, and your comfortable seating lets you look out on all of the most beautiful beaches and breathtaking formations along this coastline. We will even have the chance to head out onto the Atlantic, passing the soft, sandy beaches of San Rafael, Castelo, and Praia da Gale. Of course, no pirate adventure is complete without having to "walk the plank", and you'll be happy to do so as you end up in the refreshing and beautiful waters below! Your swim in the clear waters is the perfect rejuvenating dip before we set sail and return to the Marina of Albufeira.

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Algarve: Ria Formosa Eco-Friendly Solar Boat Trip from Faro

4. Algarve: Ria Formosa Eco-Friendly Solar Boat Trip from Faro

Commence your journey through the Ria Formosa by departing from the wharf in Faro. With an experienced skipper, you will be guided through this protected area of the Algarve in one of the most relaxing and eco friendly methods available.  During your 45 minute adventure through the Ria Formosa you will have the opportunity to visit the protected marshlands of the Algarve with a perfect viewpoint for spotting some of the native wildlife and birdlife that exist in the area.

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From Olhão: Ria Formosa Sunset Tour

5. From Olhão: Ria Formosa Sunset Tour

After boarding your boat, head out into the sheltered waters of Ria Formosa. Your first stop will be at on Praia Deserta at one of the most pristine beaches in the Algarve. From the beach, head to the village of Ilha da Armona and enjoy a refreshing drink while you contemplate the amazing views. The final stop on your tour is at a deserted beach where you can relax and, in summer, enjoy some swimming or snorkelling. From the beach, you can also enjoy beautiful views of the sunset over the ocean at the end of the day when your group will almost certainly have the beach to yourselves. After about 30 minutes to enjoy the beach and the sunset, you'll board your boat for the return trip Olhão.

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Vilamoura: Algarve Private Luxury Yacht Charter

6. Vilamoura: Algarve Private Luxury Yacht Charter

Climb aboard a luxury yacht, the São Lourenço II, and receive a glass of Champagne as you are welcomed aboard. The yacht is the perfect size for comfort and exploring, making it the best choice for chartering.  Begin a panoramic cruise along the Algarve coastline and admire the breathtaking views. The stunning yacht will take up to 10 passengers and has ample sunbathing areas. Get your adrenaline pumping by trying your hand at wakeboarding, waterskiing, or the wild ringo ride.  Tailor this champagne cruise to your needs. Choose your group size and preferred duration, whether 3 hours or a full day. The trip includes all drinks champagne, wine, beer, and soft drinks.

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Ria Formosa National Park Segway Tour & Seafood Lunch

7. Ria Formosa National Park Segway Tour & Seafood Lunch

Experience a maze of trails and paths in the Ludo hiking trail with an experienced guide. Follow the trails by Segway and embark on an amazing, quiet and adventurous journey. Go further and explore all that the park has to offer. Explore the wonderful Quinta do Lago condominium, one of the most expensive condominiums in Europe, and home to a lot of celebrities. Be amazed by the wealth of its incredible villas, restaurants, lakes, bars, and facilities that surround the nature reserve. Discover some of the most acclaimed food in the world in Ria Formosa. Eat a delicious seafood festival lunch at Wax RestoBar, and get an impressive view that overlooks the sea in Faro Island.

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Ria Formosa: Tour to Paradise Boat Tour

8. Ria Formosa: Tour to Paradise Boat Tour

Get back to nature in the barrier islands of Ria Formosa Natural Park and discover a unique lagoon system that constantly changes according to the movement of the winds. Experience the natural beauty of the Algarve away from the tourist resorts and marvel at the area's amazing biodiversity. See birds nests and learn about the mollusks and crustaceans that provide revenue for the local seafood producers. Climb aboard a boat in Olhão for a 4-hour trip to observe the flora and fauna of the barrier islands from the water.  Stop at one of the islands to take a relaxing stroll on the golden sands and see the typical fishing villages of the area. Get the chance to visit the market in Olhão before or after your boat trip, and marvel at the wide variety of fresh seafood on sale, including clams, oysters and more. Lunch on the islands can be arranged (not included in the tour price). Enjoy free time to swim and relax before your return.

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Historical Algarve Full-Day Tour

9. Historical Algarve Full-Day Tour

Depart Faro and journey towards the rolling mountains of the Serra de Monchique, and ascend to Fóia at the highest point of the Algarve. Get panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and take some spectacular photos. Then, enjoy the possibility of tasting a local liquor before going down the mountain to stop for lunch (own expense). Next, journey to the beautiful town of Lagos to see where the first indoor slave market of Europe was located. Marvel at the extravagant Baroque decorations of the Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo António), see the imposing 17th-century Lagos Fortress (Forte da Ponta da Bandeira) and admire the colorful buildings of the old town. Next, go to Cape St. Vincent (Cabo de São Vicente) to experience the southwestern-most point of Europe, known as the “End of the World.” Visit one of the most powerful lighthouses in Europe at the Lighthouse of Cabo de São Vicente in the beautiful fishing harbor of Ponta de Baleeira at Sagres. Pass the site of Henry the Navigator's School of Navigations at Fortaleza Sagres before returning to Faro.

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From Algarve: Best of the East

10. From Algarve: Best of the East

On this full-day tour starting from Quarteira to Eastern Algarve, discover the regions of Moorish and Roman heritage. Visit Faro, the capital of the Algarve province with its 13th century city center. Then, continue on to the Moorish town of Olhão, a key site for fishing and explore its important fish market. Visit the attractive and charming old town of Tavira with a 4th century Roman bridge still intact and its many churches. Then head towards Gilão and Cacela Velha. Finally, you will reach Monte Gordo and Vila Real de Santo António, border towns with Spain separated by the generous mouth of the Guadiana River.

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What people are saying about Faro

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Super tour, bateau confortable, guide tres sympa qui parle super bien français ! Nous avons pu observer de nombreux oiseaux. Petit conseil, essayez de faire le tour à l’heure de la marée basse, c’est à ce moment que le spectacle est le plus beau ;) le temps pour visiter les deux iles est top, on a le temps de se promener ou de se baigner sur l’ile déserte et on a le temps de manger, boire un verre, se baigner sur l’ile du Phare… Bref, nous recommandons !

Had a lovely long Segway trip with the wonderful Andre. He was helpful and informative. He told us about the area, about the salt beds, the Carib trees, the Quinta da Lago complex…. The scenery is breathtaking and the paths and board walk are a great area to use the Segway on. A very positive and enjoyable experience which we would highly recommend.

A enjoyable Boat ride to two beautiful islands. The first one was a small island with a beach behind the one restaurant. The second one was bigger n inhabited with couple restaurants n a beach. The captain was friendly n informative about Ria Formosa.

Very good activity, Nico is passionate, funny, he showed us the beauty of the surroundings with the things to know. I recommend !

By far the best excursion of my stay, with a guide very fluent in language and kindness!