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From Faro: 2-Island, 2-Stop Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour

1. From Faro: 2-Island, 2-Stop Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour

On this 3-hour tour in a comfortable catamaran through the most beautiful waters of the Algarve, always with professional guide telling you about the fauna and flora of Ria Formosa Natural Park.  Discover the two main islands of Deserta Island, 11 kilometers of beach at the southern most point of Portugal and Farol Island, a holiday island with a lighthouse. Cross the channels of Ria Formosa Natural Park until Deserta Island, where you will make a 45 minute stop, then travel to Farol Island with another 45 minute stop to see the lighthouse and its community. During the tour, observe the resident birds and when the tide lowers, the shellfish.

From Faro: Dolphin Watching & 2 Islands Tour

2. From Faro: Dolphin Watching & 2 Islands Tour

Discover the beauty of Faro’s coastline on this epic sea adventure that navigates along the Ria Formosa waters, passing between Deserta Island and Farol Island and across the Cape de Santa Maria. Marvel at scenic views where the waters of the Ria Formosa meet the Atlantic Ocean and gaze out towards the vastness of the open blue sea. After a glide around Ria Formosa Natural Park, ride along the coast in search of a pod of dolphins swimming in their natural habitat. These magnificent creatures often spend their mornings feeding in the clear and crystalline waters off the coast of Faro. Although there is no guarantee that dolphins will be spotted on the trip, there is a 90% chance of finding the sea creatures. After dolphin watching, begin discovering the islands. Head to Farol Island and then Culatra Island for lunch at a restaurant or an optional picnic. Then, discover the oyster culture on Hangares Island, before finally visiting Deserta Island for snorkeling.

Faro: Ria Formosa Boat Tour with 2 Island Visits

3. Faro: Ria Formosa Boat Tour with 2 Island Visits

Sail to the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park on an enchanting sightseeing cruise. The journey follows the Ria Formosa channels and includes stops at the magical islands of Farol and Deserta. The modern, comfortable boat provides a pleasant and comfortable way of exploring the islands. The guide on board will provide commentary on the natural park and the islands you visit in Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish. Don't forget your swimsuit and towel, as there will be plenty of breaks for swimming.

Olhão: Private Boat Tour to Ria Formosa

4. Olhão: Private Boat Tour to Ria Formosa

Discover some of the most beautiful places at the Natural Park of Ria Formosa on this private tour with your family or friends. Embark on a private tour together with an experienced skipper that will take you to the best places of this beautiful area which is considered one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal. Go for a swim in crystal clear waters, explore the island´s picturesque villages, or take a stroll on one of the many beautiful sandy beaches. Listen to the information your skipper can share in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French. Benefit from a pleasant and comfortable way to explore this little paradise while enjoying cold drinks on board. The boat has capacity for 12 passengers.

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What people are saying about Faro

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 646 reviews

First we looked at dolphins and found a group right away. To protect the animals you can only stay with a group for 30 minutes, which is good! We were then lucky enough to find another one to watch. It was amazing how close you could see the dolphins, they even swam under the boat. Then it went on to the islands and the Autsernfarm. Here we got interesting information and were allowed to explore the islands ourselves. Our guide Putim was super friendly and accommodating and shared his knowledge with us. Great experience, gladly again!

Magic ballad, for a moment time stopped, few people in this period, we were able to fully appreciate these places, the population makes it a point of honor to preserve these places, congratulations! A very special mention for Miguel our benevolent guide, he knows these places perfectly, he talks about them with passion. I recommend, you can go there with your eyes closed. Thanks to Paula for her warm welcome and her kindness.

Nice visit with an invested and warm guide

The visit to the Ria Formosa was a real pleasure! Thank you to the guide Ricardo, who made us discover this magnificent place (ria formosa + 2 splendid islands) He was funny, involved and knew the place very well. Our visit went really well and in terms of language, Ricardo speaks French and English very well. Nice little activity, to do without hesitation, I recommend +++++

Loved it! Super nice and helpful guides with a sense of humor:) Amazing and breathtaking views. Can recommend it to everybody!

A really great experience. I definitely recommend! Great tour guide who explained everything to us