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  3. Olhão
  4. Ria Formosa

Ria Formosa: Islands Cruise with Lunch at Fisherman's Island

Product ID: 153456
Discover the natural beauty of the Ria Formosa Islands. Enjoy a relaxing boat tour, swim and snorkel on deserted beaches and visit the islands of Culatra and Farol. Savor a typical, traditional meal in a fisherman's restaurant.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 11:30 AM
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Spanish, English, French
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  • Enjoy a full day boat tour
  • Visit the traditions and the beautiful islands of Ria Formosa
  • Taste a typical and traditional meal on Culatra island
Full description
Enjoy a 5-hour trip that takes you to explore the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Travel in a traditional boat with a captain and stop to visit 3 islands.

Take a tour inside the Ria Formosa channels with an experienced guide and enjoy birdwatching on a nature tour.

Visit the islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol and meet local people. Enjoy a typical fisherman's meal at Culatra Island, equal to the the one that is cooked on board a fishing vessel, accompanied by drinks and coffee.

Swim in crystal-clear waters off deserted beaches. Snorkel and see seahorses. Take photos and videos of the birds and the natural beauty of the islands.
  • Guide
  • Boat trip
  • 3 stops
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Marina ferry port, Office tours ria Formosa, Avenida 5 Outubro number 4 8700 Olhão

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Great day

Filed on time with our guide Nicolas and our skipper Vanda. Our group was put together with 4 Swedes and 4 Germans - fit well. After the tour through the bay and visiting the - formerly - 2 islands we had a good lunch with freshly caught fish, salad, cold sparkling white wine, dessert and coffee. We went to the third island for a swim and then went on a little trip, but we did it with coffee and ice cream :-)) It was a great day and Nicolas went to great lengths to answer all our questions. His English was good. Vanda was an experienced and thoughtful skipper. Thanks to both of them :-)))

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July 19, 2018


My friends and I really enjoyed the experience. The boat wasn’t full so it felt like an intimate group of people. The guide was very friendly and explained very well where we were, what we we seeing and more. The inclusive lunch was incredible. (Bread, olives, pate, butter. An assortment of grilled fish served with salad and buttery potatoes. The most delicious chocolate mousse. Wine, beer and coffee!!!!!) We were not blind to the negatives (old noisy boat and expensive beer on Farol island) but this all added to the old fashioned charm of our wonderful day out.

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May 27, 2018

Good patron and guide Christ.

He could improve the boat, a little opposite. The visit was two islands Armona and Farol, although we made 4 stops, but two Islands. On GPS it works out very well and I'm also a sailor

September 29, 2019

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Tours ria Formosa

Product ID: 153456