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From Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

From Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

From £25.69 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
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 877 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Really great experience - Sandra and Ricardo were very communicative before the trip about the meeting point. Ricardo was friendly and knowledgable - he managed to spot lots of different birds in the wetlands, including the flamingos! The islands were beautiful too. Thanks so much for the lovely day trip!

24 September 2021

It is definitely worth it. We had a really good guide that explained everything. We saw many different bird species that he pointed out. We went to 2 islands. Ended up having a swim at the desert island and then at Culatra island we sat by the sea and drank and ate something. We enjoyed this trip very much. I usually get sick on boats, but it was a really quiet ride. We loved it!

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10 September 2021

The trip was excellent. Our guide Ricardo was very knowledgeable about the bird life and took great care to stop and help us see all of the birds and make the most of the trip. We were delighted to find the flamingos that was very special. The beech stops were great and we had good swimming at Cultara and nice drinks and snacks at the second island were really good.

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6 September 2021

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