Water activity

Olhão: Ria Formosa Boat Cruise

4.6 / 5

46 reviews

Olhão: Ria Formosa Boat Cruise

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From US$ 24.77 per person

Discover the Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of the natural wonders of Portugal, on a short boat cruise.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the spectacular natural beauty of the Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Learn more about the culture and curiosities from your expert captain
  • Enjoy some time for swimming at Praia Deserta
  • Choose between a shared group or private boat cruise
Full description

Set sail from the port of Olhão and travel through the Ria Formosa National Park. Discover beautiful scenery and rich biodiversity with your expert crew. Learn more about the national park and local culture with your expert captain. Cruise by marshes, barrier islands, islets, dunes, sand bars, and saltpans which are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. Spot local birds, marine life, and beds of clams and oysters. Stop at Culatra Island where 1000 people live and no cars are allowed; experience this European sustainability project that will be completed by 2030. Then make a short visit to Praia Deserta and enjoy the serenity of a tranquil location accessible only by boat. While there, enjoy some time for a swim and take photos before returning to Olhão.

Includes
  • First aid kit
  • Bottled water
  • Umbrellas
  • Snorkelling
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets
  • Life jacket
  • Islands and Ria Formosa Information Dossier
  • Local orientation map
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

At the ODYSSEY stand.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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Really lovely day! Actually had a message from the guide in the morning offering us a 4 hour trip instead of 2 for only a few euros more! Our guide clearly loves his job and was really knowledgable about the area. We stopped for some amazing fish at a local restaurant. All in all just a fun, relaxed afternoon with a lovely bunch of people.

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February 1, 2022

Great moment, the tour lasted longer than expected with 2 stop the first on the island of Deserta followed by the visit of the fishermen's island, the guide recommended us a small restaurant on this island which was very pleasant to a very reasonable price! The guide is very friendly, he made the effort to speak French, gives explanations throughout the ride. I recommend with your eyes closed! Thanks again

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July 31, 2021

An incredible and beautiful experience. From the beginning the communication was clear and exhaustive with Carlos, we easily found the meeting point. Everything is organized in the smallest details, no negative comments even a 10 vote ... the tour of the Culatra islands (where we ate excellent fish), Ihla Deserta, Armona, the tour of the Ria Formosa, the sympathy of Victor made the day unforgettable , as well as the beaches and colors of Olhao. I highly recommend it

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July 14, 2021

Product ID: 397373