Water activity

From Faro: 4 Islands, 4 Stops in Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour

Activity provider: Estrela da Ria Formosa

From Faro: 4 Islands, 4 Stops in Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour

Activity provider: Estrela da Ria Formosa
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From US$ 35.60 per person

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Join a catamaran cruise with a guide. Cross the canals of the natural park and discover Deserta Island, Farol Island, and Culatra Island. Observe oyster farming and enjoy an optional lunch.

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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese


  • Discover the fauna and flora of the Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Swim in the waters of Deserta Island, the only uninhabited island of Ria Formosa
  • Sail on a relaxing and luxurious catamaran to the sandy Farol Island
  • Visit the beaches of the remote paradise of Culatra Island
  • Opt for a traditional lunch in a fishing village for your last stop
Full description
Enjoy a tour on a comfortable Catamaran, taking in the fauna and flora of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa. Cross the channels of the park and stop for 45 minutes at Deserta Island, where you will the opportunity to take a swim. Then, proceed to Farol Island where you will have another 45 minutes to discover its lighthouse and take photos. Sail to Hangares and see the culture of oysters and the military reserve. Lastly, arrive at Culatra Island where you will have 1.5 hours of free time to explore the traditional fishing village. You will also have the option to have lunch in a typical restaurant on Breech Island where the main course varies between fresh fish or seafood.
  • Professional skipper
  • Diving masks
  • Life jackets
  • Lunch (optional)
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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

Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel, 8000-138 Faro. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour are subject to weather conditions
  • Morning tours last 5 hours. Afternoon tours last 4 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 342 reviews

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The tour was generally good. But desirable if we can stay longer on the island of Culatra would be perfect. 3 hours instead of 2 hours. Because after visiting 2 islands everyone on the boat was hungry. We also want to enjoy local food and then swim too. But only 2 hours you can only do one thing, either eat or swim with hunger. The beach was beautiful but takes 20-30 minutes to walk there.

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October 29, 2021

It was very nice and very informative. Perfect for beach lovers or those wanting to soak up some sun. It's just a pity that the footpath to the beach is a bit longer and you therefore have little time at the respective beach. If you want to spend a little more time on the beach or in town, you should limit yourself to just one and stay there all day. Nonetheless, a good trip with nice walks and good food in the restaurant at the end (definitely recommend fish!, be careful! Food costs extra). Also suitable for solo travellers!

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September 7, 2021

Our guide Louis was great, very good advice and we had a great time, a very nice visit. Super nice person, who helped us for the rest of our program in the Algarve. In the top ! The anchovies at the restaurant de culatra and the Pressao were delicious :-)

August 5, 2021

Product ID: 103007