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Hop On Hop Off Islands
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Hop On Hop Off Islands

By Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours
Recommended by 96% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$38.55
per adult
from
$38.55
per adult

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Ages 0-90, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2–24 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, French, Spanish


  • All Fees and Taxes
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Olhao
  • Entry/Admission - Ilha da Culatra


Departure details
  • Cais das Portas do Mar, R. da Porta Nova, 8000-250 Faro, Portugal
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26612P6

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Hop On Hop Off Islands?
Hop On Hop Off Islands price starts from $38.56. Discover and book Hop On Hop Off Islands on Tripadvisor
What is the Hop On Hop Off Islands cancellation policy?
Hop On Hop Off Islands cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Hop On Hop Off Islands on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Hop On Hop Off Islands?
Hop On Hop Off Islands is hosted by Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Hop On Hop Off Islands on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Hop On Hop Off Islands?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Hop On Hop Off Islands on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26612P6

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cais das Portas do Mar
    R. da Porta Nova, 8000-250 Faro, Portugal
    See address & details
  • 1
    Animaris Ilha Deserta Boat Tours
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Ilha do Farol
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Ilha da Culatra
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

asseblief
asseblief
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Great experience!
Knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide. Learnt a lot about the ecosystem and saw several species of birds. Highl
kristinv750
kristinv750
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A fun way to learn!
This was a fantastic experience! Our guide Joaquin was fantastic. We learned a ton about the history, wildlife and
tarty
tarty
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wonderful trip
fantastic boat trip so much wild life to see and so peaceful out on the water the wet land are so vast and trip to
Stella B
Stella B
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A pleasant but basic trip
We just wanted a brief trip out on the water to try and spot some birdlife which we did (though no doubt from a fur
Alastair M
Alastair M
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Great day out!
Ferry transfer takes about 30 mins to island where you enjoy the beautiful sands and swim in the sea. lifeguards ar
runakot
runakot
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Best last minute decision
I got to Faro and was told about these beaches and it really felt odd and tedious to get a ferry to a beach. So I w
stevejnb
stevejnb
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More respect for your customer is required.
When you put on a yellow shirt you represent your company, which receives the majority of revenue from tourists - u
MonikaNawrot
MonikaNawrot
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Peaceful and relaxing day on beautiful island
This is just a ferry ride from Faro to this beautiful and so deserted island, but that’s exactly what we needed on
Alistair P
Alistair P
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Beautiful island peaceful bliss
Idyllic. This is worth every euro. The cost was 5€ each way, credit card payment accepted, no more than 45 minutes.
Trek171313
Trek171313
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Great
The tour is great. The boat took me to the island and I got to enjoy 2-3 hours on the most beautiful island the o
I2527HAdanielleb
I2527HAdanielleb
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Wonderful trip to a beautiful island
Our guide, Thomas, was knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the beautiful tour of the marshes and wetlands. W
Excursion641991
Excursion641991
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Great trip
We took this bout tour with Luis who was very kind and helpful! The directions and instructions on the meeting poin
Ericthered2
Ericthered2
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Enjoy the guided tour
Great trip from just by the old city of Faro right out to the island. Shorter than 45 mins and then the amazing Ihl
rikky149
rikky149
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Perfect day
We had a perfect organised Day with An ecotour, guided nu Thomas, a wonderfull Day at the beach including a delicio
F4716GJellier
F4716GJellier
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Amazing and informative day out
This was an incredible tour. Our tour guide Tom (Tom Cruise) was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting and clear
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Patrick C
Tel Aviv, Israel98 contributions
We took the combo Eco system/bird watching and 3 beaches with Hop on/ Hop off islands and had a beautiful professionally guided tour by Thomas a young biologist who fell in love with the Ria Formosa national park. The time we spent with Thomas flew so fast and was so instructive that the least I can do is to highly recommend this attraction to everyone, I couldn't have enough.
We spent the rest of the day visiting Farol and Culatra and returned to Faro before sunset.
Highly recommended
Written January 31, 2022
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Thomas G
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
Everything about my experience with animaris was perfect. It’s the third time I go to them to visit the nearby islands of Faro, and I can’t imagine going to someone else. The boats are great, but above all, the guides/skippers are really amazing, they treat the customers with utmost care, they are kind and funny, and they know a lot about the nature and ecosystem. You can tell that every person is really passionate about the environment. I can’t recommend them enough
Written June 18, 2022
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Simply Simon
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK332 contributions
Jun 2022
In the dock area there are a few companies vrying for business. We chose Animaris after being recommended. Took the ferry boat across to Ilha Desserta (40mins) and took a walk around it starting on the beach then onto the rolling boardwalk through the dunes. It took us a comfortable 90 mins.
Speedboat to Ilha Farol and stumbled across at A do Joao restaurant for lunch which is well worth finding. You may need to book in high season. Did not bother with Ilha da Culatra. Speedboat back to Faro which took a brisk and thrilling 15 mins. Afterwards spent an hour or so walking the streets of Faro Old Town.
The drivers were professional and humorous which all added to the fun.
Written June 12, 2022
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Iris M
1 contribution
We had a very good time on the hop on hop off island trip. The speed boats are fantastic! The staffs are all very nice! The best thing is, there are boats in each island hourly, you can plan your time to stay in different islands. You do not need to rush to catch the boat which is very flexible. Highly recommend!
My children rate this is the best experience in Faro!
Written June 20, 2022
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A B
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Couples
Great day out. Well worth the money. Food on Culatra was some of the best we had in Faro.
Ribs are great, perfect way to wizz around the Islands.
Booked with João Fernandes at the port who was very informative and explained and advised everything perfectly.
Thanks João..Top Man! :)
Written February 3, 2023
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JENNY J
Essex, UK11 contributions
Excellent day out. One usually-sea-sick traveller who didn’t feel unwell once. Two kids who loved the speed between islands and especially on the last stretch back to Faro. And a husband who just held all the life jackets tightly!! Departed Faro at 10.30am. First stop Ilha Deserta- we came off the boat and turned right to walk all along the boardwalks. Excellent sea and sand banks to walk out to. Loads of shells. Walked all the way in the sea round the tip. At the end went to the restaurant for WC and takeaway snacks. Had we turned left off the boat (behind the restaurant) wider sandy beach with parasols and beds to hire but we liked the rugged landscape for a change. Stop 2 was a lovely island. Water a bit more choppy on the beach but a totally different experience to stop 1. Didn’t stay long on stop 3. Beach at the end of the island was a llllooonngg walk and 4yo tired by then (3pm). Stopped for fab waffles with Nutella and Ferrero Rocher ice cream - yum! Then 4pm hop-on boat back to Faro for 4.30pm. Superb staff. Really helped and made it fun for the kids. €75 for us as under 4yo is free. Booked on line so no ticket required. Take your snorkel. Would highly recommend this day out.
Written August 26, 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Animaris, and providing such useful information to future clients. We look forward to your next visit :)
Written November 22, 2019
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gingysdad
Angmering, UK79 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We loved our hop on hop off trip round the islands in Faro. Such a great way to see the beautiful islands and beaches
Written September 4, 2021
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Susan B
Ottawa5 contributions
The boat arrived and departed on time. The first 90 minutes was a tour of the environmental area with a description of the many birds!
Written February 24, 2023
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ConfusedVancouver
Vancouver18 contributions
Oct 2022
Well organised, clean and attentive to our on/off needs for old persons. Polite and well versed in languages.
Written October 16, 2022
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968Couple
Bristol, UK14 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Great way to see islands. There was a particularly knowledgeable and engaging guide who stood out from the rest. He was Portuguese/French originally from Toulouse.
Written October 1, 2022
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