Ria Formosa: Islands Cruise with Lunch at Fisherman's Island

4.1 / 5

36 reviews

Ria Formosa: Islands Cruise with Lunch at Fisherman's Island

From $71.18 per person

Discover the natural beauty of the Ria Formosa Islands. Enjoy a relaxing boat tour, swim and snorkel on deserted beaches and visit the islands of Culatra and Farol. Savor a typical, traditional meal in a fisherman's restaurant.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Enjoy a full day boat tour
  • Visit the traditions and the beautiful islands of Ria Formosa
  • Taste a typical and traditional meal on Culatra island
Full description
Enjoy a 5-hour trip that takes you to explore the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Travel in a traditional boat with a captain and stop to visit 3 islands. Take a tour inside the Ria Formosa channels with an experienced guide and enjoy birdwatching on a nature tour. Visit the islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol and meet local people. Enjoy a typical fisherman's meal at Culatra Island, equal to the the one that is cooked on board a fishing vessel, accompanied by drinks and coffee. Swim in crystal-clear waters off deserted beaches. Snorkel and see seahorses. Take photos and videos of the birds and the natural beauty of the islands.
  • Guide
  • Boat trip
  • 3 stops
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Marina ferry port, Office tours ria Formosa, Avenida 5 Outubro number 4 8700 Olhão

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Manuel was exceptional! He knows all the good addresses and has been able to set the mood on the boat. We were able to partly choose the organization of the day because we were the only group of 10 people. Everything was perfect from A to Z, the meal in the restaurant was excellent, we were superbly welcomed. The service was more than up to the price requested, it is an excursion not to be missed!

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July 23, 2020

Great day

Filed on time with our guide Nicolas and our skipper Vanda. Our group was put together with 4 Swedes and 4 Germans - fit well. After the tour through the bay and visiting the - formerly - 2 islands we had a good lunch with freshly caught fish, salad, cold sparkling white wine, dessert and coffee. We went to the third island for a swim and then went on a little trip, but we did it with coffee and ice cream :-)) It was a great day and Nicolas went to great lengths to answer all our questions. His English was good. Vanda was an experienced and thoughtful skipper. Thanks to both of them :-)))

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July 19, 2018


My friends and I really enjoyed the experience. The boat wasn’t full so it felt like an intimate group of people. The guide was very friendly and explained very well where we were, what we we seeing and more. The inclusive lunch was incredible. (Bread, olives, pate, butter. An assortment of grilled fish served with salad and buttery potatoes. The most delicious chocolate mousse. Wine, beer and coffee!!!!!) We were not blind to the negatives (old noisy boat and expensive beer on Farol island) but this all added to the old fashioned charm of our wonderful day out.

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May 27, 2018

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