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From Faro: 3-Hour Boat Tour To Deserta Island And Farol Island

★★★★★ 4.9 / 5 26 Reviews
Your 3-hour boat trip to the islands of Ria Formosa starts in Faro, where you'll board on our comfortable catamaran. Get ready to explore the Ria Formosa National Park with a local guide that is passionate about the region, and to visit the Deserta Island and Farol Island. Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
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We depart from the Marina of Faro and/or Portas do Mar sailing slowly through the channels of the Ria Formosa to fully enjoy the beautiful landscape. Along the tour we will see birds like the Grey Heron, the White Stork and many other birds that use this area as a feeding habitat. As we approach the islands and beaches we see the light house of the Culatra Island where we make our first stop.

Looking around one can observe the hard work of the people in the oysters and clams farms. A closer look towards the coastline and you will notice the market of the city of Olhão – an important fishing town. Looking towards the ocean you will see one of the most important sea entrances of the Ria Formosa.

Our first stop is the (Lighthouse) Farol Island. Here you can enjoy a walk around the streets of this small but friendly community. When passing by the lighthouse, go on until the very end to admire an extensive beach of fine white sand washed by calm warm waters, here lies the most southern point of Portugal – the Santa Maria Cape.

We leave the Farol Island and make our second stop at the Deserta Island. This island is also known as Barreta Island. In this second stop you can choose to explore the fauna and flora of the island along an easy walk or simply enjoy the sunshine and bath in the clear waters of the beach.

On the trip back to Faro be enchanted by one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal – the Ria Formosa.

- What Will You Do

- A 3-hour small-group boat trip to two islands near Faro
- Discover the beauty of the natural reserve of Ria Formosa
- Visit the Farol Island and the Culatra Island
- Learn a bit of the stories of the place from your local guide

- What Is Included

- 3-hour boat trip (includes a stop of 1 hour in Farol and 20 up to 30 minutes in Deserta)
- Life vests
- Local guide
- Live commentary on board

- What Is Not Included

- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (Optional)
- All other extras

- Know Before You Go

- Bring plenty of water to drink to avoid dehydration.
- A rucksack or backpack is recommended to carry a small snack, sunglasses, hat, a good sun cream and a camera.
- Comfortable clothing and flat shoes recommended. A wind-stopper and a waterproof coat are useful, specially during the coldest period of the year.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
- Wheelchair accessible.
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
- Safety comes first, please follow the instructions and recommendations of your skipper, especially those relating to safety issues.

Customer Reviews (26 reviews)

★★★★★ Reviewed by Hannah on 2019-09-09
Low tide seems to be best for bird activity. Lovely tour through the marshes and time for a quick dip at Ilha Deserta and Ilha Farol. Francisco was an entertaining tour guide.

Great idea!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Anna on 2019-09-01
Cesar is The best captain! We had great time ! Thank You ❤️

Great trip!!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Tania on 2019-08-31

★★★★ Reviewed by Charles on 2019-08-20
Great trip around Ria Formosa with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Shame we didn’t know that many birds only start arriving with the Autumn migration but we did see some birds I have never seen before. The island visits were a real highlight, next time we would definitely do a longer trip but this was a good taster!

Amazing trip, family of 3 and we loved it

★★★★★ Reviewed by Josephine on 2019-08-18

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Price per person:
- Adult (9 to 99): 35.00 
- Child (1 to 8): 25.00 

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