Water activity

Olhão: 3-Hour Ria Formosa Boat Tour

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

Olhão: 3-Hour Ria Formosa Boat Tour

Activity provider: Sabino Boat Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 31.70 per person

Discover the unique landscape of the Ria Formosa and be amazed by the fragile and complex ecosystem considered to be one of Portugal's seven natural wonders.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the Ria Formosa nature reserve, considered one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal
  • Walk on white sandy beaches and learn about this unique flora and fauna
  • Stop on a desert island to visit island communities, swim and relax
Full description
Observe the nature reserve of the Ria Formosa while being navigated through its channels.  Stop on a desert island where you can swim, relax, and walk on its white sandy beach. You can also stop at one of the island communities Ilha do Farol or Ilha da Culatra. Explore the Ria Formosa area and listen to the detailed explanations that your skipper has to share throughout the tour. Learn about the fauna, flora, and fishing activities.  Discover this unique coastal lagoon that is constantly changing due to the continuous movement of winds, currents, and tides. It is also one of the most important areas for ornithology in Portugal, hosting more than 20,000 birds during the winter season.
  • Boat tour with skipper
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    • Meet at Jardim Patrão Joaquim Lopes, Av. 5 de Outubro, Cais T, 8700-302 Olhão • Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. • Meeting point at Sabino Boat Tours kiosk (Cais T side)

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    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 8 reviews

    Review summary

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    Despite some difficulties in finding the meeting point (Saturday market day) everything is back to normal. Exceptional guide speaks 90% French, more than enough to explain the entire history of the islands (fauna, flora, etc.) 3 very pleasant hours. Great professional with a touch like at home

    July 5, 2021

    The experience has been very nice, the walk with the explanations very interesting. very friendly boss

    August 27, 2021

    Very nice excursion with a good guide

    November 3, 2020

    Product ID: 389508