1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Faro
  4. Ria Formosa

From Faro: 2-Island, 2-Stop Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour

Product ID: 120274
Cross the channels of the Ria Formosa Natural Park and stop at Deserta Island and Farol Island on this guided tour.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Booklets
English, French, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Travel on a relaxing catamaran through the most beautiful waters of the Algarve
  • Discover Deserta Island and Farol Island
Full description
On this 3-hour tour in a comfortable catamaran through the most beautiful waters of the Algarve, always with professional guide telling you about the fauna and flora of Ria Formosa Natural Park. 

Discover the two main islands of Deserta Island, 11 kilometers of beach at the southern most point of Portugal and Farol Island, a holiday island with a lighthouse.

Cross the channels of Ria Formosa Natural Park until Deserta Island, where you will make a 45 minute stop, then travel to Farol Island with another 45 minute stop to see the lighthouse and its community. During the tour, observe the resident birds and when the tide lowers, the shellfish.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (for 3-7 people)
  • Professional skipper
  • Diving masks
  • Life jackets
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel, 8000-250 Faro, Algarve, Portugal.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Tours are subject to weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Highly recommended trip

Thank to the off-season, we spent a pleasant, romantic 3-hour trip in Ria Formosa. As only we took part in the morning tour (my husband and me), we have the opportunity to enjoy the full attention of the captain. He was very kind, and helpful, answered all of our questions, and told interesting stories for us. The lagoon itself is marvelous. We preferred the desert island, altough Farol was also almost empty in this season.

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November 30, 2018

Great Fun Trip

Had a fabulous trip with Skipper Nuno, informative, entertaining, patient. Loved the two islands and it was a great time to see them when they were quiet. Isla Deserta really was almost deserted!! Lived Farol too. The bird spotting, explanation of the fauna etc was also really good

October 17, 2018

Great Fun Trip

Had a fabulous trip with Skipper Nuno, informative, entertaining, patient. Loved the two islands and it was a great time to see them when they were quiet. Isla Deserta really was almost deserted!! Lived Farol too. The bird spotting, explanation of the fauna etc was also really good

October 17, 2018

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Estrela da Ria Formosa

Product ID: 120274