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

Boat trip from Faro to Ilha Deserta by Ferry

Product ID: 110536
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Climb aboard a comfortable catamaran and sail through the amazing channels of Ria Formosa Natural Park. Go to the island of Ilha Deserta to relax on the beach and enjoy lunch at the eco-friendly Estaminé Restaurant.
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Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Relax on the remote beaches of Ilha Deserta
  • Cruise through the channels of Ria Formosa Natural Park by catamaran
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch at an eco-friendly restaurant on Ilha Deserta
Full description
Discover a hidden paradise of the Algarve on a catamaran cruise from Faro. Climb aboard to journey through the channels of the Ria Formosa Natural Park on a 45-minute trip to see seabirds and native plants.

Then, dock at Ilha Deserta (also known as Barreta Island and Santa Maria Cape Island). Only accessible by boat, the island remains unspoiled and it’s hard to believe such a natural jewel still exists in Europe. Go to a unique beach at the southernmost point of Portugal and sample the traditional flavors of the Algarve at the environmentally-friendly Estaminé Restaurant.

Opt to stay on the island for a few hours or the entire day, and return to Faro whenever you want. Avail of a number of return crossings for your convenience.
  • Round-trip boat tickets
  • Visit to Ilha Deserta, with free time to relax, explore and stroll the 2-kilometer boardwalk
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Beach deck chair and awning

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Meeting point

Board the catamaran at the Porta Nova pier on Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel, near the sea gate in Faro Old Town. Directions: Follow the waterfront around the corner from Faro Marina (close to Hotel Eva and Hotel Faro). The pier is less than 5 minutes on foot from the marina.

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