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Ria Formosa Natural Park and Islands Boat Cruise from Faro provided by Islands 4 You

Ria Formosa Natural Park and Islands Boat Cruise from Faro

Ria Formosa Natural Park and Islands Boat Cruise from Faro
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97% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Sail through the Ria Formosa Natural Park and visit islands. Join us in a sightseeing cruise from Faro, up to 12 people. Journey through the Ria Formosa channels on a comfortable catamaran and make stops at the islands of Farol and Deserta. The tour is operated by a multilingual guide. From April to October, the morning tour lasts for 4 hours and includes break for lunch on a restaurant on Farol island. The price of the lunch is not included. The afternoon tour is 3,5 hours. There are breaks for swimming. From November to March, the tour lasts for 3 hours.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32872P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Islands 4 you, Avenida da República Stand 8 Doca de Recreio de Faro, 8000-078 Faro, Portugal The red desk Islands 4 you is about 10 meters in front of Eva Senses Hotel.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operated by a multilingual guide
  • Parking available by Faro Marina
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Islands 4 you, Avenida da República Stand 8 Doca de Recreio de Faro, 8000-078 Faro, Portugal The red desk Islands 4 you is about 10 meters in front of Eva Senses Hotel.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operated by a multilingual guide
  • Parking available by Faro Marina
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 27 Apr 2022
A note from Ria Formosa Natural Park and Islands Boat Cruise from Faro
In order to provide a safe experience in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, we ensure the sanitization of our vessels before and after each tour. We also provide sanitizer gel to all of our passengers when entering and leaving the vessel. Passengers are required to wear a mask.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Islands 4 you
    Avenida da República Stand 8 Doca de Recreio de Faro, 8000-078 Faro, Portugal
    The red desk Islands 4 you is about 10 meters in front of Eva Senses Hotel.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Barreta Island
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Ilha Do Farol
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Ria Formosa Natural Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
517 reviews
Excellent
478
Very good
28
Average
7
Poor
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Terrible
1

Allmynamesweretaken
London, England27 contributions
We had the most wonderful trip with Islands 4 U. The guide was hugely knowledgeable and pointed out storks, spoonbills, wimbrels, sandpipers, a godwit and many more. We also saw fiddler crabs. We stopped at the usual places - the deserted island for a wander and a swim but then, as the tide was right, he took us to to the far point of Faro Island for another swim. Finally, he stopped at a lake to see flamingos which took off and flew across the setting sun. No photos of the flamingos sadly but one of the furthest tip of Portugal where the lagoon meets the sea - and of the sunset.
Written 9 September 2020
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Hello, Thank you so much for taking some time for giving such a nice review about us! We hope to see you again! Best regards Sandra Correia
Written 21 September 2020
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Hans H
Arnhem, The Netherlands4 contributions
Jul 2021
We had a fantastic boat trip to the islands and across the nature park Ria Formosa. Oud guide Ricardo was a funny and sympathetic man who told us a lot interesting things about the birds and the landscape. With the other guests aboard we had a good interaction, The visit to Coulatra and Desert Island was very nice. There was enough time to visit the beach and have a lunch. The corona precautions aboard were very good: disinfectant hand spray, mouth masks etc. In one word: perfect! We recommend this tour strongly to everyone who wants to make a well guided and comfortable boat trip near Faro!
Written 14 July 2021
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Dear Hans, we appreciate very much your preference! It's so nice of you, to take sometime to review us on tripadvisor! Best wishes for your family! Sandra
Written 16 July 2021
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Noora
1 contribution
Feb 2020
I highly recommend this trip and company Islands4you! We had the best time and very unique experience. Since we were the only ones who booked it now in low-season, we got to experience much more than we expected and our super good guide Miguel really made an effort to us to enjoy Faro islands. He told us everything about the nature and birds and he really knows a lot about Faro and he made our tour so much fun. The tour itself was very beautiful, I would gladly pay extra compared to visit the islands just with the ferry.
Written 28 February 2020
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Princeoftides
Vancouver, Canada22 contributions
Feb 2020
As most reviewers have mentioned, Miguel was a great guide, funny, very well informed and passionate about the wildlife of the area. Several times he slowed the boat down or turned around to get closer to a particular type of bird. The third stop was at the fishing village where we were free to do anything on our own but we chose to go to the restaurant recommended by Miguel. Amazingly good food, and very reasonable. An all around enjoyable day!
Written 27 February 2020
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Agatha
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing time visiting the islands!We took an 11am ride and saw lots of different species of birds which Miguel,our guide pointed out.He has a great knowledge of the area and and a good sense of humor.
Highly recommend this company,they really look after their customers from start to finish!
Thank you all!
Written 19 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Agatha, It was a great pleasure to receive you in our boat. Thank you so much for writing such kind review about our team! We hope to see you again! Best regards Sandra Correia
Written 20 May 2022
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Alex G
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
Well organized! I booked very shortly an hour before the trip started and received excellent guidance via WhatsApp. The triptych was nice although we didn’t see many birds but that is of course not possible to plan. The guide on the boat was great The dish restaurant on light Tower Island was excellent!
Written 10 October 2021
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veraisabelle
Scaggsville, MD10 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Excellent boat tour around the islands, the best way to experience Ria Formosa. Nico was a great skipper, he was fluent in Portuguese, English and French. The time in the islands was just right to explore around and have the full experience. Amazing bird watching and a beautiful sunset. Karla was very helpful and accommodating, she communicated with us and gave us all the information that we needed, including parking. They are an awesome crew and we highly recommend this tour.
Written 22 October 2021
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Cookie B
Murrieta, CA79 contributions
Jul 2020
What a beautiful day on the water! Ricardo navigated our way through the aquatic wildlife area and explained the various species in the habitat. Something of note- it has one of the highest concentrations of seahorses - over 2 million! We couldn’t see them, but Ricardo assured us that they were there. The pontoon boat was comfortable and nicely shaded with an awning. Covid protocols were stringently observed without being a nuisance. The boat ride was mellow. We visited a ‘deserted island’ and a lovely beach there for about an hour. Then spent another hour on the lighthouse island. There we found a nice place for drinks/lunch right by the boat. All in all, it was a pleasant way to spend the day.
Written 1 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Claudia, it's so great for our company to acknowledge that you enjoyed our tour so much! We hope to see you again! Best regards Sandra Correia
Written 7 September 2020
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Vicky M
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
We had a great time on the boat tour. Miguel was the perfect guide, he was very knowledgable about the local area and wildlife and made sure everyone on board was having fun. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting Faro!
Written 25 April 2022
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Hello Vicky, thank you so much for choosing our company! And also for taking time to review us on tripadvisor. We hope to see you again! Best regards Sandra Correia
Written 25 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Niamh B
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
We had a lovely experience on the boat tour. The tour guide, Ricardo was very friendly and professional, he accommodated everyone on the boat. The boat was very comfy and the ride was smooth. The tour was very well planned and we really enjoyed each stop off. We went in December which meant it was very quiet at each stop off. But would still highly recommend going as we still got to enjoy a bit of sun.
Written 2 December 2021
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By: Islands 4 You
tessawubben
tessawubben
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Good and pleasant
Had a good trip to the islands with Miquel. Didn’t see a lot of birds, but as he said: “it’s a nature reserve not a
MelanieL2755
MelanieL2755
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Rio Formosa 2 Islands Trip
it was an excellence tour. our guide explained everything very well. I recommend :-) Thank you for everything.
Go789433
Go789433
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Fantastic
This is a fabulous way to spend a couple of hours. Really not to be missed if you have spare time in Faro. I used t
Stephen M
Stephen M
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Sun, sea, sand and seafood
Wow, fantastic trip with our skipper Miguel. Well organised, the company put our comfort first and organised to tak
TG26TG
TG26TG
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Book this tour if you want to relax!!
Fantastic, welcoming staff. Our guide was Miguel who was brilliant. Good tour of the islands inhabited by crabs and
C2412EHjacquelineg
C2412EHjacquelineg
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Fantastic few hours
We went on this trip yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Amazing views and well balanced trip in terms of what we
ellavs122
ellavs122
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trip of a lifetime
this trip was a one in a lifetime experience and miguel made it so good! i was so impressed with his knowledge and
Kurfuerstendamm
Kurfuerstendamm
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Great experience you have to do in Faro
Ricardo the guide was very helpful and showed us different species on the Rias, carbs, Birds… we visited 2 islands.
Trail12316072113
Trail12316072113
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Very entertaining tour!
We enjoyed the tour with Miguel. He has a lot of experience and we learned a lot about Ria Formosa. We laughed a lo
familytraveller16_9
familytraveller16_9
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Great service and lovely tour
We really enjoyed this 4 hour trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the birds we saw and was able to give us
peter_G3369BJ
peter_G3369BJ
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A great trip
The trip was amazing and well organised thanks to Sandra and Miguel - the guide. Just be aware of the sun:-) We str
StephanieMor
StephanieMor
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Highly recommend!
We had a fantastic time on our tour with Miguel. He was so knowledgeable about the Ria Formosa, the history of the
Passenger58955
Passenger58955
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Boat Trip
We had a fantastic trip yesterday. 23/4/2022 We had a really informative and good humoured guide who took great car
vince188644
vince188644
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Highly recommanded
Our guide (Miguel) was very friendly and funny. This company is very reliable with a very good service, good commun
mothecombe2003
mothecombe2003
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Amazing family cruise with beautiful sunset thrown in
We had a private trip for our family which meant we could visit the Islands and watch the sunset. Ricardo our guide
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