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Faro: Deserta Island and Farol Island Catamaran Boat Trip

1. Faro: Deserta Island and Farol Island Catamaran Boat Trip

When you’re in Portugal make sure to experience this exciting catamaran boat to Deserta and Farol islands that will take you through the spectacular nature of the Ria Formosa. Come see why this region was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. Depart from the Marina of Faro sailing slowly through the channels of the Ria Formosa to fully enjoy the beautiful landscape. Along the tour you will see birds like the Grey Heron, the White Stork and many other birds that use this area as a feeding habitat. As you approach the islands and beaches you see the lighthouse of Culatra Island where you make our first stop. Looking around, one can observe the hard work of the people in the oyster and clam farms. A closer look towards the coastline and you will notice the market of the city of Olhão - an important fishing town. And off toward the ocean you can glimpse one of the most important sea entrances of the Ria Formosa. The next stop is Farol Island. Here, you can enjoy a walk around the streets of this small but friendly community. When passing by the lighthouse, go on until the very end to admire an extensive beach of fine white sand washed by calm warm waters. Leave the Farol Island and make your second stop at Deserta Island. This island is also known as Barreta Island. Here lies the most southern point of Portugal - the Santa Maria Cape. In this second stop you can choose to explore the fauna and flora of the island by an easy walk or simply enjoy the sunshine and bathe in the clear waters of the beach.

Faro: Dolphin and Marine Life Watching Boat Tour

2. Faro: Dolphin and Marine Life Watching Boat Tour

Explore the nature and the marine wildlife in the Atlantic Ocean. We'll search for dolphins, and maybe other cetaceans like whales and sharks, in the company of our experienced marine biologist and a professional local guide. Before getting to the Ocean you'll also visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park and approach the Barrier islands Deserta and Farol. The boat only takes a small group of 8 people, so you'll feel very comfortable. The minimum for the tour happens is 4 participants. The tour might not happen due to bad weather/sea conditions.

Faro: The Best of Faro Walking Tour

3. Faro: The Best of Faro Walking Tour

Enjoyed by all ages, this walking tour combines historical and contemporary points of interest whilst giving you a feel for Faro, its history, and its people. Discover Faro’s main attractions, and why the Moorish times were so important for the city. Explore the medieval walls of the Old City, a chapel of human bones, the marketplace, the municipal museum, and Alameda Garden. At the garden you will be free to feed the pigeons and peacocks, which roam the grounds freely. Following that, visit intricately tiled and gilded churches, as well as a museum where you can enter into a world of Portuguese legends. As a coastal town, it’s easy to indulge in the eternal joys of sunshine whilst there. Get ready to experience Portugal from a different perspective, with your local charismatic guide who will reveal interesting facts about this picturesque city.

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What people are saying about Faro Marina

Really friendly skipper and a nice boat. The trip showed some of the highlights and the time was sufficient to see them.

Was a beautiful trip and Richard was an excellent host. Thank you for an amazing experience

Great afternoon! Nice boat trip and fantastic beach bar on Ilha do Farol.

good trip There is much to see. Both islands are great. Great Guide!

Great Guide. In winter very calm and relaxing deserted islands!