Ria Formosa Natural Park 4 islands tour
National park tours

Ria Formosa Natural Park 4 islands tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , French , Spanish , Portuguese
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 4 hours to 5 hours
Do this because
  • Enjoy a boat tour through the waters of the Algarve
  • Discover the landscape of Ria Formosa natural reserve
  • Stop and explore 4 islands
What to expect

Take advantage of your stay in Faro to discover the unique landscape of the nature reserve of Ria Formosa, and absolutely must-see if you're planning to visit the Algarve. Get ready to relish a guided tour on a comfortable catamaran through the most beautiful waters of the Algarve, where you'll have the opportunity to admire the fauna and flora of the natural park of Ria Formosa, where the wonderful islands of Deserta, Farol, Culatra, and Hangares are located. On this experience get ready to relax while you navigate across the canal of this natural reserve and, don't miss the opportunity to stop and visit these 4 unique islands.

This 5-hour experience will begin in Faro, where you'll join the rest of the group to start a comfortable boat trip. Accompanied by a tour guide, get ready to admire the breathtaking views of this natural park, observe the wide range of birds, and learn more about this unique place. The first stop of this trio will be in Deserta Island, where you'll enjoy 45 minutes to admire the 11 km of the beach of the southernmost point in Portugal. Don't miss the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the crystalline waters. The tour will continue in Farol Island, where you'll be able to visit the picturesque village around the lighthouse and admire Santa Maria's Cape. After visiting this island, get ready to discover the fisherman's tradition on the island of Culatra, where you will be able to try on your own a traditional lunch in a typical restaurant if you want. This unique experience will end visiting Hangares island, where you'll stop for 15 minutes to observe the oyster culture, after departing back to Faro.

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What's included
  • Boat tour
  • Tour guide
  • Snorkeling masks
  • 45-minute stop in Deserta, Farol, Culatra islands
  • 15-minute stop in Hangares island
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-1 years): free
  • Children (2-9 years): reduced
Where

Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel 41, 8000-138 Faro, Portugal

Meeting point:

Boarding Pier: Cais da Porta Nova, in front of Estrela da Ria Formosa stand

What to remember
  • The morning tour has a duration of 5 hours
  • The afternoon tour has a duration of 4 hours
  • Not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • The activity's schedule might variate according to the weather conditions
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When
  • Daily at 10.00am, 2.00pm, 4.00pm

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Provider
Estrela da Ria Formosa
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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