Water activity

Ria Formosa Boat Tour : Explore Armona & Culatra Island

Water activity

Ria Formosa Boat Tour : Explore Armona & Culatra Island

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Discover the beauty of the Ria Formosa Natural Park and visit the island of Culatra. Admire a region of rich biodiversity and natural beauty as your captain explains the history of the region.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Discover the rich biodiversity of the Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Learn about the history of the park and its islands from your experienced captain
  • Enjoy some time on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve
  • Choose between a shared group or private cruise
Full description

In this wonderful boat trip you will get a vast knowledge of the Ria Formosa and the Islands. Learn about the history and rich biodiversity of the region from the captain as you sail through its natural waterways. Leaving Olhão, sail through the channels to observe the nature of the Ria Formosa and stop at the Desert Beach for 1 hour. Next, visit Culatra Island and take 1.5 hours to explore the fisherman's island, home to only 1,000 people all year. Sample delicious local cuisine in one of the cafés or restaurants, your captain will be happy to recommend the best spots. Then, sail through another channel towards the city of Olhão and observe more of the Ria Formosa natural park.

  • Bottled water
  • First aid kit
  • Experienced captain
  • Comfortable life jacket
  • Free time in Culatra
  • Local orientation map
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The ODYSSEY stand at the port.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The tour may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

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Very friendly, flexible and helpful team! As weather was expected to be bad for the day we booked, they suggested to take next day´s trip just by mutual agreement. We were accompanied by our daughter who had a terminated meeting in the afternoon making it necessary to be back in time. As trip was performed even longer as expected it turned out she might become a time problem. So the skipper gave her an extra boot transfer from Culatra island to Olhao while the group had lunch in the restaurant. Perfect and many thanks.

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April 9, 2022

Miguel took us to the most secluded island paradise for us to chill and swim around, and after to an incredible little island community in the lagoon and showed us the best fish dishes around. Super guy, super food, super experience. Best from Martin and Johanna

July 24, 2021

Wunderbare Tour durch die Ria Formosa unmittelbar vor Olhão. Beide Teile der Ilha da Culatra, Fahrplan und Culatra selbst sind den Besuch wert, die Strände sind wunderschön. Unser Captain hat mit Leidenschaft Wissenswertes erzählt. Die Tour wurde aufgrund der Witterung verschoben, damit wir das bestmögliche Erlebnis bekommen, unsere Wünsche wurden dabei perfekt berücksichtigt. Wir würden auf jeden Fall wieder mit Odyssee fahren.

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June 24, 2021

Product ID: 397187