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From Olhão: Ria Formosa Sunset Tour

From Olhão: Ria Formosa Sunset Tour

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Explore one of the islands of Armona and Praia Deserta on this boat tour of Ria Formosa. Spend time relaxing on the beach of Culatra and admire a beautiful sunset on the trip home.

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Duration 2 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese


  • Admire beautiful views of the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean
  • Learn about the history and culture of the local region
  • Discover some of the birds and wildlife of the region
  • Enjoy some time on pristine beaches without crowds of other tourists
  • Choose between a shared group or private tour
Full description

After boarding your boat, head out into the sheltered waters of Ria Formosa. Depending on the season you will get to discover one of two islands. In May, stop on Armona Island and drink a coffee on the beach or take a swim and explore the island.

From May to September your first stop will be at Praia Deserta, one of the most pristine beaches in the Algarve. From the beach, head to the village of Ilha da Armona and enjoy a refreshing drink while you contemplate the amazing views.

The final stop on your tour is at a deserted beach on Culatra Island, a small community of 1000 people that is to be a sustainability project by 2030. Here you can relax and, in summer, enjoy some swimming. After about 40 minutes to enjoy the beach and the sunset, you'll board your boat for the return trip to Olhão.

  • Experienced skipper
  • Water
  • Comfortable life jacket 150N
  • Local map
  • Birds of Ria Formosa booklet
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is at the local partner's ticket stand near the beginning of the dock.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The tour is over calm, sheltered waters so nausea should not be a problem unless you are very sensitive to motion sickness.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 29 reviews

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    Carlos was a great skipper, he adapted the tour to the strong wind and the rather cool temperatures, so that we visited a small fishing village on one island and then drove along the other islands and admired the sunset from the boat. Carlos was very friendly, spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable. I really recommend this tour!

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    August 26, 2021

    The sunset tour was awesome. We have been supervised in advance very individually and with detailed information. After the start of the tour we drove to a lonely and beautiful beach where we could relax and swim. We approached a second island of the beautiful bay before we went back towards the sun. Carlos, the captain and guide, was very polite and explained us many exciting facts about the environment, the animals and the nature reserve. We definitely would do this tour again

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    May 21, 2021

    Die Tour hat uns großen Spaß gemacht. Dadurch, dass es kein riesiges Boot war, hatte man auch mehr Fahrgefühl, wir haben uns dennoch immer sicher gefühlt. Die Tour war informativ. Die Aufenthalte auf Armona und Culatra waren zeitlich gut geplant und der Sonnenuntergang bzw. das Abendrot waren von der Insel/ bzw. vom Boot aus wunderbar zu sehen.

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    May 30, 2022


    Product ID: 397400