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From Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

From Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

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Visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park on a catamaran that will take you on a route among the most magical islands in the region. You’ll make stops at some of the islands and the experienced guide onboard.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese


  • Enjoy a pleasant and comfortable journey on a modern catamaran
  • Sail through the channels in Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Stop to see the beautiful islands of Farol and Deserta
Full description

Sail to the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park by catamaran, with regular departures scheduled from Faro. The journey follows the Ria Formosa channels and includes stops at the magical islands of Farol and Deserta. Choose between a 3-hour and 5-hour version of this tour. The 5-hour option of this tour includes an additional visit to Culatra island. Don't forget your swimsuits and towels - there will be plenty of breaks for swimming! The guide on board will provide information in Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish. The modern catamaran has a capacity of up to 11 passengers and provides a pleasant and comfortable way of exploring the islands.

  • Boat tour
  • Pick-up service
  • Lunch
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Islands 4 you, approximately 10-meters in front Eva Senses Hotel. The tour operator will be wearing a red T-shirt or jacket.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • A hotel pick-up and drop off service is available at an additional cost. Please contact the local supplier after the booking to ask for this service
  • You will receive a safety briefing and life jackets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 909 reviews

Review summary

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Super tour, bateau confortable, guide tres sympa qui parle super bien français ! Nous avons pu observer de nombreux oiseaux. Petit conseil, essayez de faire le tour à l’heure de la marée basse, c’est à ce moment que le spectacle est le plus beau ;) le temps pour visiter les deux iles est top, on a le temps de se promener ou de se baigner sur l’ile déserte et on a le temps de manger, boire un verre, se baigner sur l’ile du Phare… Bref, nous recommandons !

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October 9, 2021

Had an amazing time both on and off the boat - the guide definitely knew what he was doing, and we saw some beautiful scenery and wildlife on our way to the islands of the Ria Formosa. He hopped fluidly between English, German and French descriptions of animals for the guests on the boat which made everyone feel welcome. The islands themselves were amazing and the only thing I'd change was wanting to spend more time there! I would recommend this trip to anyone and it was one of the highlights of our stay in Portugal!

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September 28, 2021

Really great experience - Sandra and Ricardo were very communicative before the trip about the meeting point. Ricardo was friendly and knowledgable - he managed to spot lots of different birds in the wetlands, including the flamingos! The islands were beautiful too. Thanks so much for the lovely day trip!

September 24, 2021

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