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

From Faro: Private Ria Formosa Sailing Trip

Product ID: 117097
Join a sailing boat trip in the Ria Formosa with a skipper for 3 to 6 hours. Enjoy the private trip or be an active part of it, as the skipper will teach and help you perform some of the sailing tasks.
About this activity
Duration: 3 - 6 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a racing sailboat with an experienced racing skipper
  • Sail in one of the most beautiful natural parks in the world
  • Relax while surrounded by thousands of birds of different species
  • Learn to sail or practice your sailing skills
Full description
Enjoy the pleasure of sailing in a magnificent place. Visit the Ria Formosa salt marsh in the Algarve in Portugal, covering an area of about 18,400 hectares along 60 kilometers from the river Ancão to the beach of Manta Rota.

In 1978, it was established as a nature reserve and at the end of 1987, it became a natural park. Most of its area corresponds to the lagoon system of the Ria Formosa, composed of islands and sandy peninsulas arranged parallel to the coast, protecting a lagoon. 

At the park, discover the natural habitat of several rare species such as the common cayman, the flamingo and the round-winged eagle. Another inhabitant of the park, almost extinct in Europe, is the chameleon. Go deep inside this ecosystem, while enjoying the pleasure of sailing. If you like, the skipper will teach and mentor you on how to perform some of the sailing tasks, so you can feel like part of the crew. Choose your itinerary, and if you would like to, stop at some of the barrier islands.
  • Sailing with crew
  • All the mandatory insurance and taxes
  • All the security equipment
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the marina, next to Eme Lounge.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Wear suitable clothing for the expected weather
• It's also advisable to bring food and water and wear sun protection
• The price includes a sailing trip for 1 passenger, for the announced time of sailing. This adds one extra hour to the tour duration, in order to compensate for the loading and unloading procedures
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Definately will be booking it again if I'm in the area!

Loved the trip! The day before I got an email from paulo about the weather and that it might be better to start later on the day. I loved the fact that he actually cared about me having a good time instead of just making money. We started later and eventhough there was not a lot of wind, I had an awesome time! He really took the time to explain everything since I wanted to learn and he let me do things myself. Bonus points for his cool stories as well ;) I will without a doubt book this again, even if I'm not in the direct area. I wouldn't mind driving an hour for this :)

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February 15, 2018

Sweet As, as I would say!

What a great Trip! Awesome place to learn sailing and a great mentor! Was really fun and a good trip out. I was the only guest, so I had the boad to myself:) Could learn heaps and got lots of tips and practice. Really nice!

July 8, 2019

We had a wonderful trip and enjoyed it very much! Paolo showed and explained us everything so that we sailed on ourselves. We had a lot of fun and can totally recommand this sailing trip!

December 15, 2018

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Mr Sailor

Product ID: 117097