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

Highlights
  • 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
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Half-day Ria Formosa Natural Park Faro Islands Boat Cruise from Faro
From US$39.86
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5 hours: Visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park with stops at islands of Culatra, Farol and Deserta departing at 10:30am
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4 hours: Visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park with stops at islands of Culatra, Farol and Deserta departing at 3pm
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5 hours: Visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park with stops at islands of Culatra, Farol and Deserta departing at 12:00
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Overview
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 (251)
1 - 5 of 227 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing day!

Thank you Alex for such an amazing experience! We loved the 5 hour 4 island tour. Alex was charming and the islands’ beauty speak for themselves . This tour is definitely worth doing !

2  Thank sandrabV7413AN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice half day trip

I had a really nice trip (like all the other visitors). What makes this company and their employees so good? They promise you a great trip and they will give you a great trip. So they stopped the first trip due to bad weather (too...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank HATERASCISMLOVEPERU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Well worth a round

Alex is an excellent guide. He is local so he introduced us to the life of locals we had beers with on the tour. The tour took about 4 hours with great guidance, bird watch and chat. Definitely recommended.

1  Thank thebakermanishere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great cruise of islands

We had a lovely cruise around the Rio Formosa stopping off at the islands and taking in the sights. The islands were lovely and quiet and we enjoyed walking around in the piece and quiet. Only thing that could have been better would have been...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank npage2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great day even if a bit chilly!

Had an amazing time yesterday with my husband on Philipe's tour. The whole experience from time of booking through Tripadvisor to the end of the trip we were well looked after. The weather wasn't due to be great on the day we booked for so...More

2  Thank lanas685
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Camille A
9 January 2019|
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Response from Bridget C | Reviewed this property |
I was a lone traveller and it was a great experience, I joined in with the group and we all ended up having lunch together. It was a great experience for me.
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lw45143
10 October 2018|
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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
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