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Olhão: 4-Hour Ria Formosa Islands Tour

Activity provider: Passeios Ria Formosa

Olhão: 4-Hour Ria Formosa Islands Tour

Activity provider: Passeios Ria Formosa
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Get back to nature in the diverse barrier islands of Ria Formosa Natural Park. Visit local villages and beaches, get stunning views of Olhão, and enjoy the fresh local fish at lunch.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, French
Wheelchair accessible


  • See a larger area of Ria Formosa than most other tours
  • Visit the fishing village of Culatra and see the Santa Maria Lighthouse on Farol Island
  • Pass by the biggest fishing port in the Algarve
Full description
Navigate the waterways between the barrier islands of Ria Formosa off the coast of Olhão and discover a paradise of nature. Enjoy great views of the Farol Bar and Santa Maria Lighthouse on Farol Island. Stop for lunch in the fishing village of Culatra, home to about 1,000 residents with shops, a school, church, medical office, and even its own football pitch. Savor the local fresh fish at a typical restaurant or go for a nice picnic on the beach. Continue to Armona Bay and island, where you will stop for another 30 minutes to appreciate the nature. Return to Olhão, passing close to several tuna factories and the fishing harbor. See a larger area of Ria Formosa than most other tours, and benefit from the expert knowledge of your skipper to learn about the flora and fauna.
  • Guide books
  • Experienced guide
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

At stand 5 in front of the Hotel Real Marina, Avenida 5 de Outubro, Olhão. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the activity.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 179 reviews

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Nice experience. We had a lovely and pleasant day. Particularly beautiful and lively island of Armona. Culatra Island wilder but is just as welcoming. Beautiful typical small houses often adorned with beautiful flowers. Our very friendly guide who shared with us his love for these islands and their history and that of Olhao. I recommend.

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August 4, 2021

Nice relaxing ride through the Ria Formosa. Adrienne was super personable and had good tips. The stays on the islands could easily take longer. Unfortunately, we had to wait 15 minutes for two women on Culatra, so we only had 15 minutes on Armona instead of 30 minutes, which is unfortunately not worth it at all. On both islands are the long sea beaches on the other side of the island. Even on Armona, the same ladies had to get an extra invitation again. The waiting time should be limited to 5 minutes, after all you can comfortably take the ferry back to the mainland for less than € 2. Then the rest of the travelers won't have their time stolen.

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October 18, 2020

Comply with what is indicated in the description of the excursion. Nice tour but with little time at each stop. You want to fully enjoy both islands. The guide made no effort to speak to us in Spanish. As soon as he noticed that we understood English, it didn't get any more complicated. The boat is a bit old but the excursion is worth it.

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September 27, 2020

Product ID: 97776