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Half-day Ria Formosa Natural Park Four Islands Boat Cruise from Faro

  • Access all of Ria Formosa Natural Park on a boat tour
  • Maximize chances of seeing egrets and flamingos with a guide 
  • Small vessel holds 12 passengers, making for an intimate atmosphere
Half-day Ria Formosa Natural Park Four Islands Boat Cruise from Faro
From USD 40.14
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Route 4 Islands 10amMost Popular
5 hours and a half: Visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park with stops at islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol and Deserta departing at 10:15am
From USD 45.87
Route 4 Islands 10:30am
5 hours and a half: Visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park with stops at islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol and Deserta departing at 10:30am
From USD 40.14
Route 4 Islands 3pm
4 hours and a half: Visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park with stops at islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol and Deserta departing at 3pm
From USD 45.87

Explore Portugal's Ria Formosa Natural Park on a boat tour, a great way to explore parts of the park inaccessible by car. Aboard a catamaran, you'll enjoy unobstructed views of the Algarve Coast and cruise around the islands of Deserta, Farol, Culatra, and Armona. Traveling with a guide maximizes your chances of spotting local wildlife such as egrets and flamingos, and promises to enhance your knowledge of local flora and fauna. A small group limited to 12 people guarantees personalized attention from your guide. 

What to Expect

Make your way to Faro port to board a modern catamaran. As your guide provides an overview of the area, watch the coastline of Faro recede on the way out to sea. Keep watch for coastal birds that use this area as a breeding ground, such as egrets, cranes, and flamingos.

Cruise along the Algarve coast, through the lagoons of Ria Formosa Natural Park, and around the islands of Deserta, Farol, Cultura, and Armona. At each island, the catamaran makes a stop for you to access the isolated beaches. Taking this boat tour allows you the best possible views and experience of the natural park and the islands.

Return to the port in Faro for drop-off at the end of your tour. Morning and afternoon tours are available to suit your schedule.

Reviews (220)
1 - 5 of 197 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Brilliant 5 hour trip around the Ria Formosa Islands **

The boats used are pure luxury, like sitting in your armchair at home, real quality leather and spotlessly clean. They only hold 12 people so you're guaranteed a seat. Our guide, Ricardo, was superb, very knowledgeable and spoke at least 4 languages fluently (English, French,...More

1  Thank rayfdavies
Reviewed 3 days ago
Awesome islands experience

My wife and I hesitated as we thought that islands could be boring and there's nothing to see. We were convinced by the million of positive reviews and dedication of the staff, and obviously we didn't regret. Sandra is a great manager and Alex is...More

Thank chouettte d
Reviewed 6 days ago
Highlight of thip to Faro

We were in Faro for 4 days and this was the highlight. We went on the afternoon boat and the weather was grey and chilly (the other 3 days were blue sky and sunshine. It was great. The boat was really comfortably, the guide was...More

Thank grazingkate
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour!

The 16th of october we had a fantastic tour with Alex, the skipper who really loves his birthplace and knows almost everything about it. He tells about the nature, the sea, the islands, the incredible efforts some people have to make to earn just enough...More

Thank Odyssey47053285421
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful day

We had a superb day spent with Alex as skipper. His enthusiasm for his birthplace shone out. He was kind and very informative telling us about the history of all the islands we visited. We were very lucky with the weather and the islands were...More

Thank 867helen
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10 October 2018|
Response from geordie9Kent | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% sure but do know one of the companies advertise all year round trips. Probably best to walk down to the jetty by the old town entrance at Cais da Porta Nova and see of the kiosks are open
Saheed L
18 September 2018|
Response from Karen B |
Are u still Doing tours at the end of October?
13 September 2018|
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Response from geordie9Kent | Reviewed this property |
You should have no problems. Access from the quays they moor up to is good and when they stop off at the islands where they beach the boat they provide steps and will help you off the boat. There was someone on our trip who... More
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