Day trip

Ria Formosa: Tour to Paradise Boat Tour

Activity provider: Zebra Safari Algarve
Day trip

Ria Formosa: Tour to Paradise Boat Tour

Activity provider: Zebra Safari Algarve

From US$ 87.29 per person

Explore the hidden gems of Ria Formosa Natural Park and enjoy a 4-hour boat trip of the barrier islands. Visit the local market in Olhão to see the wide variety of seafood on sale sourced from the area. Benefit from pickup and drop at your accommodation.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, French
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from hotels between Armação de Pera, Albufeira and Vilamoura. A meeting point and time will be specified after booking if you are staying outside these areas.


  • Take a boat trip past the barrier islands of Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Explore the charming market in Olhão
  • Go for a relaxing stroll on the sandy beaches of one of the islands of the lagoon
  • Visit the historical center of Faro
  • Enjoy a regional cake with coffee or tea
Full description
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.
  • Free pick-up/drop off from accommodation by comfortable air-conditioned 9 seater minivan
  • Multilingual and experienced driver
  • 4-hour boat trip
  • Visit to the market at Olhão
  • Visit to Faro historical center
  • Regional cake with coffee or tea
  • Meals and drinks

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please dress according to the weather
  • Lunch is optional but not included in the price
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September 1, 2020

Product ID: 122726