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Eco Tour Ria Formosa - Guided Nature Tour from Faro to Ilha Deserta

Highlights
  • 90-minute catamaran cruise to Isla Deserta from Faro
  • Admire the beautiful scenery of Ria Formosa Natural Park as you sail
  • Listen to informative commentary from an expert guide
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Eco Tour Ria Formosa - Guided Nature Tour from Faro to Ilha Deserta
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11:00am Guided Nature TourMost Popular
At the Ria Formosas channels, themes include history, culture, biodiversity, ecosystems, traditional activities, salt pans, birdwatching... Stop at Deserta Island and different options to return.
USD 35.33
3:00pm Guided Nature Tour
At the Ria Formosas channels, themes includes history, culture, biodiversity, ecosystems, traditional activities, salt pans, birdwatching... Stop at Deserta Island and different options to return.
USD 35.33
Overview

Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Ria Formosa Natural Park on a 90-minute catamaran cruise to Deserta Island from Faro. While you listen to informative commentary from your guide, you’ll see fascinating flora and fauna and disembark at Deserta Island to stroll along the beautiful beach. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own departure time and opt to explore hiking trails and nature walks before you return to Faro by catamaran.

What to Expect
Hop aboard your boat at the time of your choosing, then cruise out onto the waters of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. A protected area of coastal lagoons, islets and beaches, Ria Formosa is a haven for the Algarve’s native birdlife.

Cruise among the islands and lakes, and keep watch for sightings of diverse native bird species such as black-tailed godwit, black-winged stilt, flamingos, heron, plovers, purple swamp-hen, and wigeon. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on the birds’ migration routes and nesting habits.

Stop at the Ilha Deserta, where the white-sand beach stretches into the distance. Here, perhaps take a walk along the coastline or relax in the shade of a thatched umbrella as the waves lap at the shore.

When you’re ready to leave the Ilha Deserta behind, hop aboard the ferry for the return journey to your starting point to conclude your tour.
Reviews (25)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thanks Thomas Excellent Tour!

We did the tour yesterday and we had an amazing guide tour among the nature Faro coast with Thomas that was an Excellent guide French an English speaker! We really suggest this tour with Shuttle!!! ;)

Thank Italiansinger
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, dear Italiansinger Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Animaris and our Eco Tour guide Thomas! Our team is delighted with your lovely review, looking forward to your return :) Kind regards, Rita Sampaio

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Excellent!

I had a tour with Thomas, who studies seabiology at local university and he knew basically EVERYTHING about local ecosystems, animals, birds, flora and fauna. We had a really nice conversation which covered a bit of history as well. His enthusiasm is adorable and he...More

Thank Andi K
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Good afternoon, Andi K Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Animaris and our Eco Tour guide Thomas! Our team is delighted with your lovely review, looking forward to your return :) Kind regards, Rita Sampaio

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Tom Cruise being our teacher on this ecological outing

Tom did a create job educating all of us on this natural habitat right under our noses in Europe. Absolutely amazing learnings from the slow trip (1,5 hrs) to Isla Deserta. Saw storks and different fish as well as dozens of birds. Advice if you...More

Thank Michael T
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Hello Michael T, On behalf of our team, we are grateful for your lovely recommendation, thank you so much! It will always be a pleasure to meet you again at Ilha Deserta :) Kind regards, Rita Sampaio

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Discovering Ria Formosa

Great tour in Ria Formosa with Deserta Island as final destination. Nice views inside the Ria with a lot of birds and constant information about what we see and history behind it, nice and excellent guides (Fábio and Gonçalo) that makes this trip (1h30) so...More

Thank fjorgeg2018
Reviewed 2 July 2018
Very informative tour with expert guides.

Tom and Marcelo took us around the river inlets and gave us an expert introduction to the marine life and ecosystem. Tom is fluent in both English and French. A must do for anyone who cares about the environment.

Thank Helene Christin... P
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Ooops just read all the info ....properly ... on the web page. Answers all there Ta v much.
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