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Olhão: Ria Formosa Boat Cruise

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Olhão: Ria Formosa Boat Cruise

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From US$ 28.61 US$ 24.31 per person

Discover the Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of the natural wonders of Portugal, on a short boat cruise.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese


  • Admire the spectacular natural beauty of the Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Learn more about the culture and curiosities from your expert captain
  • Enjoy some time for swimming at Praia Deserta
  • Choose between a shared group or private boat cruise
Full description
Set sail from the port of Olhão and travel through the Ria Formosa National Park. Discover beautiful scenery and rich biodiversity with your expert crew. Learn more about the national park and local culture with your expert captain. Cruise by marshes, barrier-islands, islets, dunes, sand bars, and saltpans which are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. Spot local birds, marine life, and beds of clams and oysters. Make a short stop at Praia Deserta and enjoy the serenity of a tranquil location accessible only by boat. While there, enjoy some time for a swim and to take photos, before returning to Olhão.
  • First aid kit
  • Bottled water
  • Umbrellas
  • Snorkelling
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets
  • Life jacket
  • Islands and Ria Formosa Information Dossier
  • Local orientation map
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

At the ODYSSEY stand.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 22 reviews

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Great moment, the tour lasted longer than expected with 2 stop the first on the island of Deserta followed by the visit of the fishermen's island, the guide recommended us a small restaurant on this island which was very pleasant to a very reasonable price! The guide is very friendly, he made the effort to speak French, gives explanations throughout the ride. I recommend with your eyes closed! Thanks again

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July 31, 2021

An incredible and beautiful experience. From the beginning the communication was clear and exhaustive with Carlos, we easily found the meeting point. Everything is organized in the smallest details, no negative comments even a 10 vote ... the tour of the Culatra islands (where we ate excellent fish), Ihla Deserta, Armona, the tour of the Ria Formosa, the sympathy of Victor made the day unforgettable , as well as the beaches and colors of Olhao. I highly recommend it

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July 14, 2021

We had a wonderful tour with a skilled guide Miguel who gave us plenty of time to enjoy everything! The boat trip took a lot longer than expected! We ate delicious fresh fish and prawns in Culatra and enjoyed the beach visits, the beautiful views and nature! Carlos guided us beautifully during the registration and even started to put in extra parking money because we were not back in time. I highly recommend Odyssey. When you stay in the Algarve, definitely book! Coronasafe, few people on board, great organization!

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July 9, 2021

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