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Half-day Ria Formosa Natural Park Four 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 Four Islands Boat Cruise from Faro
From US$35.79
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Route 4 Islands 10:30am
4 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
US$35.79
Route 4 Islands 3:15pm
4 hours and a half: Visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park with stops at islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol and Deserta departing at 3:15pm
US$41.75
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
US$41.75
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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.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Pedro is the best

This was so amazing we did it twice! Pedro made it so fun for us. We asked for him specifically for our second trip. The island with lucas at the bar was fab. We will be back next year!

Thank Laura S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Lovely way to spend a day

We really enjoyed this boat trip, the guide had a great sense of humour and spoke good English, he took care of everyone really well and had lots of stories and information about the area. The islands were all really beautiful and the boat was...More

Thank tamsintinkeroo
Sandra C, Guest Relations Manager at Islands 4 You, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, We appreciate very much your review. Our great reward is to acknwolegde that you are pleased with our tour and our guide. Our main goal is to keep improving and doing better day after day. We hope to see you again. I hope you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Really enjoyable trip

A fantastic day was had thanks to Phil who was an excellent guide throughout the tour in both French and English. The islands were all beautiful and we had enough time on each for an explore / relaxing on the beach. Really good value for...More

1  Thank oldschoolsquare
Reviewed 1 week ago
What a brilliant experience

We spent a very happy half day sailing and visiting the islands in the Ria Formosa Marine Park learning so much about them from our excellent guide (and captain) Luis. Great value for money and a must if you are visiting Faro and have not...More

1  Thank geordie9Kent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great trip, great value for money

We had a fantastic day with Alex our guide on the day. We'll worth the money, contrasting Islands, time for an enjoyable local lunch and good swimming. Boat looked brand new and with only 10 people on it had plenty of room. Thoroughly recomnended! Debbie...More

1  Thank Debbie G
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Response from David Patrick W | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Nick D | Reviewed this property |
Oui comme Michelle le dit......resto dispo et la carte permet un choix varié aux prix raisonables . A noter que le poisson le lundi n'est pas aussi frais que les autres jours de la semaine car les pecheurs ont eu un jour de... More
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Response from davidpatrickwalton | Reviewed this property |
Usually about two or three hours as far as I can remember. The guy usually takes you somewhere on the coast of the Conservation Area for a while. He then brings you back pointing out the wildlife. Its certainly something... More
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