1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Faro
  4. Ria Formosa

Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour from Faro

Product ID: 64208
Visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park on a catamaran that will take you on a route among the most magical islands in the region. You’ll make stops at some of the islands and the experienced guide on board will provide commentary in several languages.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a pleasant and comfortable journey on a modern catamaran
  • Sail through the channels in Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Stop to see the beautiful islands of Culatra, Farol, and Deserta
Full description
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 Culatra, Farol, and Deserta.

The morning tour lasts around 5 hours and the afternoon tour lasts 4.5 hours, including stops at the islands and 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 12 passengers and provides a pleasant and comfortable way of exploring the islands. 
  • Boat tour
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up service

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Cais Portas do Mar, Faro. The local tour operator will be wearing a red t-shirt or jacket.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
Know before you go
• A hotel pick-up and drop off service is available at an additional cost. Please contact the local supplier after the booking to ask for this service
• During summer it is possible to bring your own food or purchase snacks on the island
• During winter there will be a stop for lunch
• You will receive a safety briefing and life jackets
• From March to October there is an afternoon departure at 03:00 PM (duration 4.5 hours)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 697 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Miguel has been an excellent guide, very knowledgeable with various kinds of birds. He even made an effort to stop at certain spots to show us the birds. He explained well and he is also serious yet funny. Deserta Island is a must see where the Atlantic Ocean meet the sea. Simply magnificent. Farol Island with the lighthouse and beautiful beach is also not to be missed. Best part of all is the lunch at Culantra, the fishermen village. Miguel recommended Jarchino. Seafood there is really really very fresh and delicious and very affordable. We had the best fish pasta. Miguel even helped up to take orders as the restaurant was busy during lunch time. We saw for ourselves live sea cucumber which was really unexpected. This Ria Formosa trip is a must when you visit Faro.

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December 29, 2019

A very nice boat trip.

Our guide Miguel was very friendly and professional. We had an impediment and arrived too late for the time and date scheduled. But we were offered to come the next day because people had anointed, which was very kind and honest. This boat trip (three islands, 5 hours) is really to do, the scenery is beautiful and the pace of the walk (we stop long in each island) is perfect.

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September 10, 2019

Really comfortable boat. Miguel was knowledgeable and amusing and showed us as many birds and animals as he could see.

February 28, 2020

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Product ID: 64208