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Half-day Ria Formosa Natural Park Faro Islands Boat Cruise from Faro

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Highlights
  • Access all of Ria Formosa Natural Park on a boat tour
  • Maximize chances of seeing egrets and flamingos with a guide 
  • Small vessel holds 12 passengers, for an intimate atmosphere
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time
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Overview
Explore Portugal's Ria Formosa Natural Park on a boat tour, a great way to explore parts of the park inaccessible by car. Aboard a catamaran, enjoy unobstructed views of the Algarve Coast and cruise around the islands of Deserta, Farol, Culatra, and Armona. Traveling with a guide maximizes your chances of spotting local wildlife such as egrets and flamingos, and promises to enhance your knowledge of local flora and fauna. A small group limited to 12 people guarantees personalized attention from your guide. 
What to Expect
Make your way to Faro port to board a modern catamaran. As your guide provides an overview of the area, watch the coastline of Faro recede on the way out to sea. Keep watch for coastal birds that use this area as a breeding ground, such as egrets, cranes, and flamingos.
Cruise along the Algarve coast, through the lagoons of Ria Formosa Natural Park, and around the islands of Deserta, Farol, Culatra, and Armona. Stop at Deserta and Culatra, where the catamaran makes a stop for you to access the isolated beaches. Taking this boat tour allows you the best possible views and experience of the natural park and the islands.
Return to the port in Faro for drop-off at the end of your tour. Morning and afternoon tours are available to suit your schedule.
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I returned to Faro specifically to tour the Ria Formosa and this tour did not disappoint.From the moment we boarded our brand new boat we felt relaxed and very comfortable.we were treated to stunning views and access to beautiful Islands. I swam in the sea...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Based on all the positive reviews we chose the 4.5 hour tour. Out of control was the wind which made this very challenging both for boat driver as well as passengers. The islands were redundant, nothing to do on them but drink so no need...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank dadachi57
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My sister and I spent a week in Faro and we booked this tour. It was a great tour we got time to spend on all the three main islands and we had a lovely tour guide on the way (Miguel)

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went on the boat trip with my godmother. Miguel, the local guide, was extremely responsive pre-trip (I WhatsApped him prior to arriving with questions and we actually only booked a few hours before). He was extremely friendly, chill, cracking jokes (in both English and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank ebeleruiz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day out lots of sight seeing and a good laugh. If you don't know how to speak English learn how to so you can get the best tour guide (Ricardo) #ricardoisthebest

Date of experience: July 2019
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June 2, 2019|
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Response from Majda M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we had 4 stops with between 30 min and 45 min. We stayed longer on the last stop because the driver (Miguel) offered us to watch the sunset from the boat so we stayed above 4 hours. In few places we can eat and drink... More
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I was a lone traveller and it was a great experience, I joined in with the group and we all ended up having lunch together. It was a great experience for me.
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