Water activity

From Olhão: Ria Formosa Sunset Tour

Water activity

From Olhão: Ria Formosa Sunset Tour

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Explore one of the islands of Armona and Praia Deserta on this boat tour of Ria Formosa. Spend time relaxing on the beach of Culatra and admire a beautiful sunset on the trip home.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese


  • Admire beautiful views of the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean
  • Learn about the history and culture of the local region
  • Discover some of the birds and wildlife of the region
  • Enjoy some time on pristine beaches without crowds of other tourists
  • Choose between a shared group or private tour
Full description

After boarding your boat, head out into the sheltered waters of Ria Formosa. Depending on the season you will get to discover one of two islands. In May, stop on Armona Island and drink a coffee on the beach or take a swim and explore the island.

From May to September your first stop will be at Praia Deserta, one of the most pristine beaches in the Algarve. From the beach, head to the village of Ilha da Armona and enjoy a refreshing drink while you contemplate the amazing views.

The final stop on your tour is at a deserted beach on Culatra Island, a small community of 1000 people that is to be a sustainability project by 2030. Here you can relax and, in summer, enjoy some swimming. After about 40 minutes to enjoy the beach and the sunset, you'll board your boat for the return trip to Olhão.

  • Experienced skipper
  • Water
  • Comfortable life jacket 150N
  • Local map
  • Birds of Ria Formosa booklet
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is at the local partner's ticket stand near the beginning of the dock.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The tour is over calm, sheltered waters so nausea should not be a problem unless you are very sensitive to motion sickness.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 61 reviews

    Review summary

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    Discovery of two islands before ending with the sunset from the sea. Our guide Carlos was very interesting and very kind. He made the effort to speak to us in French when we were the only French speakers. He made us discover "his little paradise" as he said. thanks to him

    July 25, 2022

    Carlos was one of a kind, friendly and informative. The time on desert Island was refreshing after a hot day in the city. The time on culatra was authentic and it was amazing to see this community and the spirit there. We really enjoyed the information about the seahorses, sea cucumber and everything else. Experiencing the sunset on the sea was nice and we enjoyed the music on the way to the harbour. Muito obrigado

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    July 24, 2022

    Wonderful trip. To do absolutely. The visit of the island of Culatra with its small village and its houses just as cute as the others and its magnificent beach then the virgin island of Armona ideal for recharging your batteries and ending with the simply sublime sunset. José is great, he is very present while letting us share these privileged moments alone with our loved ones. In summary Amazing

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    July 7, 2022

    Product ID: 397400