Water activity

Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

Activity provider: Islands 4 you

Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

Activity provider: Islands 4 you

From US$ 34.08 per person

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.

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Duration 4 hours
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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.

See the imposing Santa Maria Lighthouse in Farol and enjoy time to explore and try island cuisine. In Deserta, admire the rolling dunes and unique landscapes. Look out for unique flora and fauna, including the chameleon.

Enjoy plenty of swimming opportunities on both islands, with secluded beaches and pristine shores. On board, learn about the islands and the park with insightful commentary from your guide in various languages.

  • Boat tour
  • Local guide
  • Safety briefing
  • Life jackets
  • Pick-up service
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The roof of the boat might not be accessible during bad weather conditions
  • From April to October, the tour is 4 hours in the morning (with a break for lunch, at your own expense, on Farol Island); the afternoon tour is 3.5 hours. From November to March, the morning and afternoon tours are both 3 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1120 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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The boat essentially takes you to two beautiful and unforgettable beaches. So more than a tour it is a way to reach the islands to go to the sea and sunbathe. There is a stop of an hour on the first and 1 hour and a half on the second. Umbrella for the beach is recommended

August 29, 2022

Stop on the desert island and the island of Farol, two emblematic islands of Faro. We were able to eat in a typical restaurant in Farol “Chez João”. Ricardo our guide was very good, attentive, his French was perfect and he told us about the fauna and flora of this park.

July 21, 2022

The trip is perfect if you want to see both islands! You have enough time to enjoy both of them and go swimming or eat something. Our guide was great and he spotted some of the birds in the area and had great suggestions about what to do. I highly recommend the tour!

May 31, 2022

Product ID: 64208