From Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

From Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

From £25.62 per person

Visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park on a catamaran that will take you on a route among the most magical islands in the region. You’ll make stops at some of the islands and the experienced guide onboard.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese


  • Enjoy a pleasant and comfortable journey on a modern catamaran
  • Sail through the channels in Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Stop to see the beautiful islands of Farol and Deserta
Full description
Sail to the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park by catamaran, with regular departures scheduled from Faro. The journey follows the Ria Formosa channels, and includes stops at the magical islands of Farol and Deserta. Don't forget your swimsuits and towels - there will be plenty of breaks for swimming! The guide on board will provide information in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. The modern catamaran has a capacity of up to 11 passengers and provides a pleasant and comfortable way of exploring the islands. The day is divided into 2 tours. The first tour will take place in the morning and last for approximately 3.5 hours, and the second tour will take place in the afternoon and last for approximately 3 hours. There will be a break after the first tour for lunch at Farol Island. Lunch is not included in the cost of the activity.
  • Boat tour
  • Pick-up service
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Islands 4 you, approximately 10-meters in front Eva Senses Hotel. The tour operator will be wearing a red T-shirt or jacket.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear

    Know before you go

    • A hotel pick-up and drop off service is available at an additional cost. Please contact the local supplier after the booking to ask for this service
    • You will receive a safety briefing and life jackets
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 769 reviews

    Review summary

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    Such an amazing tour! it turned out to be just me and Nico and we did have fun together. He is very flexible and easy going. Stopped on beaches which I liked and after hanging out we left to next place without any proper schedule. Luxury of being by myself on the tour. We had good chat. He is very knowledgeable about the area and answered all my questions. We listened some good music. I had relaxing afternoon. Def recommending it !

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    3 July 2021

    Miguel has been an excellent guide, very knowledgeable with various kinds of birds. He even made an effort to stop at certain spots to show us the birds. He explained well and he is also serious yet funny. Deserta Island is a must see where the Atlantic Ocean meet the sea. Simply magnificent. Farol Island with the lighthouse and beautiful beach is also not to be missed. Best part of all is the lunch at Culantra, the fishermen village. Miguel recommended Jarchino. Seafood there is really really very fresh and delicious and very affordable. We had the best fish pasta. Miguel even helped up to take orders as the restaurant was busy during lunch time. We saw for ourselves live sea cucumber which was really unexpected. This Ria Formosa trip is a must when you visit Faro.

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    29 December 2019

    A very nice boat trip.

    Our guide Miguel was very friendly and professional. We had an impediment and arrived too late for the time and date scheduled. But we were offered to come the next day because people had anointed, which was very kind and honest. This boat trip (three islands, 5 hours) is really to do, the scenery is beautiful and the pace of the walk (we stop long in each island) is perfect.

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    10 September 2019

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