Water activity

From Olhão: Ria Formosa & Culatra Island Half-Day Cruise

From Olhão: Ria Formosa & Culatra Island Half-Day Cruise

Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 34.34 per person

Discover the beauty of the Ria Formosa Natural Park and visit the island of Culatra. Admire a region of rich biodiversity and natural beauty as your captain explains the history of the region.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Reserve now & pay later
Reserve now & pay later to book your spot without any charges today. Learn more
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese


  • Discover the rich biodiversity of the Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Learn about the history of the park and its islands from your experienced captain
  • Enjoy some time on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve
  • Choose between a shared group or private cruise
Full description

Depart from the port in Olhão and sail through the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Learn about the history and rich biodiversity of the region from the captain as you sail through its natural waterways. Spot local fauna and flora with the binoculars provided. Visit the barrier island of Culatra located in Ria Formosa, which is home to about 750 inhabitants. Take 45 minutes to wander around the streets of the village and learn about its traditions and customs. Sample delicious local cuisine in one of the cafés or restaurants, your captain will be happy to recommend the best spots. After exploring the village, continue to one a desert beach in the Algarve region on the island. Enjoy some time swimming and taking photos in a tranquil location before returning to Olhão.

  • Bottled water
  • First aid kit
  • Experienced captain
  • Comfortable life jacket
  • Free time in Culatra
  • Local orientation map
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

Select participants and date



Meeting point

The ODYSSEY stand at the port.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The tour may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Wonderful tour of the Ria Formosa just before Olhão. Both parts of Ilha da Culatra, the timetable and Culatra itself are worth a visit, the beaches are beautiful. Our captain was passionate about telling interesting facts. The tour was postponed due to the weather so that we get the best possible experience, our wishes were perfectly taken into account. We would definitely go with Odyssey again.

Read more

June 24, 2021

Very friendly, flexible and helpful team! As weather was expected to be bad for the day we booked, they suggested to take next day´s trip just by mutual agreement. We were accompanied by our daughter who had a terminated meeting in the afternoon making it necessary to be back in time. As trip was performed even longer as expected it turned out she might become a time problem. So the skipper gave her an extra boot transfer from Culatra island to Olhao while the group had lunch in the restaurant. Perfect and many thanks.

Read more

April 9, 2022


Great guide, lots of insider information, very flexible

January 5, 2022

Product ID: 397187