Water activity

Olhão: 4-Hour Ria Formosa Islands Tour

Activity provider: Passeios Ria Formosa

Olhão: 4-Hour Ria Formosa Islands Tour

Activity provider: Passeios Ria Formosa

From US$ 20.68 per person

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.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, French
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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

4.1 /5

based on 249 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Superb excursion, we were able to appreciate the coasts of the Algarve and the famous cave of Benagil. Big up to Anthony and Christian our guide and pilot who allowed us to have this great experience. In addition they managed to make us see dolphins. Go for it with your eyes closed.

September 3, 2022

The cruise went really well. We really appreciated the on-board staff, really great. What is a pity is not having more time to visit its small islands which are magnificent, to be able to go around while appreciating the beauty of the village and the inhabitants. But otherwise great, I recommend

August 25, 2022

Magnificent excursion with a very friendly animator who is passionate about these islands. During the trip he told us the history and anecdotes about the different islands. A 1h30 stop at Culatra Island allowed us to enjoy the beach which is magnificent! 4 hours to visit the islands and discover them well and necessary. The price is more than correct! I recommend this tour 100%!

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August 13, 2022

Product ID: 97776