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

From US$ 34.35 per person

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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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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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Date

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 387 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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An excursion that lasts 5 hours in the morning (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) and allows us to discover 3 islands of the Ria Formosa (+1 on which we do not stop). Our guide, Claudio, was very friendly! We stay 2 hours on the last island, Culatra, which allows us to visit and land on the beach. A must do for anyone passing through Faro!

August 16, 2022

Very nice excursion: small committee (12 people on the boat), 3 stops on 3 different islands, large free car park a few minutes from the stand, departure on time, comfortable boat with a part in the shade, French guide... We recommend this excursion! We did not choose the restaurant option that the company offers but we ate in a small snack bar with our feet in the sand "BAIXA MAR" (at the beginning of the island) very good, the prices are very affordable and the staff friendly.

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August 13, 2022

Very nice day with Claudio our pilot who speaks very good English and French better than he thinks. Magnificent walks and beaches on the islands. The explanations on the culture of the places (natural park, oyster farming, fauna...) are an essential contribution to apprehend this environment. We really recommend this very nice visit.

August 10, 2022

Product ID: 103007