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4 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park Catamaran Tour From Faro

★★★★★ 4.6 / 5 27 Reviews
Cross the channels of the Ria Formosa Natural Park on a comfortable catamaran and stop to visit 4 islands: Deserta island for 45 min with snorkeling, Farol island for 45 min to visit the village and the lighthouse, Culatra island for 2 hours for lunch or picnic, then stop in Hangares for 15 min and visit an oyster culture. Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
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Join this guided tour on a comfortable catamaran through the most beautiful waters of the Algarve, always taking a fauna and flora of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, where are located Deserta Island, Farol Island of Hangares Island and Culatra Island.

From Faro, embark our comfortable catamaran and cross the channels of the Natural Park of the Ria Formosa until Deserta Island, where there will be a stop of 45 minutes. Relax, swim and enjoy snorkelling (the skipper will offer masks).

Then, sail to Farol Island with a new stop of 45 minutes to see the beautiful lighthouse and visit the small community.

Next, arrive at Culatra island. On the morning tour, stop there for 2 hours and get to know a traditional fishing village and take time if you want to have lunch at a typical fisherman’s restaurant in the island community or take your picnic. On the afternoon tour the stop is for 45 minutes.

Finally, sail to Hangares island, where there’ll be a 15-minute stop to observe the oyster culture. Then, head back to Faro with a different landscape of the Natural Park as there is a difference in the tides, changing the whose scenery of Nature in our Ria Formosa.

Choose from the 5-hour tour in the morning or the 4-hour tour in the afternoon.

- What Will You Do

1. Depart from Faro and cross the channels of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, with 4 Islands stops
2. Enjoy the Deserta island and its 11 km of beach, is the most southern point of Portugal
3. Explore the beautiful Farol island and visit the lighthouse
4. Visit the fishermen village in Culatra island
5. Observation of oyster culture in Hangares island
6. Go back to Faro

- What To Expect

- Choose from the 5-hour tour in the morning or the 4-hour tour in the afternoon
- Have a very fun catamaran tour with you family or friends
- Get to know the beauty of the fauna and flora of the Ria Formosa Natural Park
- Discover the culture of fishing communities
- Enjoy a plate of fresh fish or seafood

- What Is Included

- 5-hour tour in the morning
- 4-hour tour in the afternoon
-Professional Skipper
- Life jackets
- Masks to snorkeling

- What Is Not Included

- Food and drinks

- Know Before You Go

- Not recommended for people with limited mobility
- Children must be accompanied by an adult

Customer Reviews (27 reviews)


★★★★★ Reviewed by Eric on 2019-12-15
Pudim was a great host and he fed us a wealthy bounty of information about the islands history and he taught us about the local food and recommended good places to go.

Great fun day on the ocean!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Monica on 2019-11-12
We spent the whole afternoon on this pleasant boat, visiting 4 interesting islands off the coast of Faro and it was a lovely day. Some islands are almost deserted but most have cute cafeterias to light snacking. Our captain was very knowledgeable & nice guy to be with.

4 Islands trip 5 hr

★★★★★ Reviewed by Michael on 2019-10-25
Great trip with excellent guide. Peaceful walk on Desert Island, good trip for bird watchers. Can recommend.


★★★★★ Reviewed by Francis on 2019-10-09
Elle visite du parc naturel Formosa.. Le programme est sympa dommage que on ne reste pas un peu plus longtemps sur l île desertha histoire de profiter de la baignade et de la plage à peu près seul. Le village de pêcheur est beau et je ne peux conseiller de manger des huîtres qui sont vraiment vraiment délicieuse.. Le guide très sympa et une journée ensoleillé nous a comblé dans notre journée

Good way to see the islands

★★★★ Reviewed by Nicolas on 2019-10-07
This was a good way to visit all islands in just one day. We spent enough time at each one to be able to see everything. My only issue was that they kept pushing the lunch for 20 Euros each. At check-in, when boarding the boat and when we got to the island they kept warning us that we might miss lunch unless we booked with them. We were told that the other restaurants might be closed or they might be full when we got there. We easily found another place to eat that wasn't crowed and the food was great.

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Price per person:
- Infant (1 to 1): 0.00 
- Adult (10 to 99): 35.00 
- Child (2 to 9): 30.00 

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