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Half-day Ria Formosa Natural Park Four Islands Boat Cruise from Faro

From US$35.90
  • Access all of Ria Formosa Natural Park on a boat tour
  • Maximize chances of seeing egrets and flamingos with a guide 
  • Small vessel holds 12 passengers, making for an intimate atmosphere
Half-day Ria Formosa Natural Park Four Islands Boat Cruise from Faro
From US$35.90
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Route 4 Islands 10:30am
4 hours and a half: Visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park with stops at islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol and Deserta departing at 10:30am
From US$35.94
Route 4 Islands 3pm
4 hours and a half: Visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park with stops at islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol and Deserta departing at 3pm
From US$41.93

Explore Portugal's Ria Formosa Natural Park on a boat tour, a great way to explore parts of the park inaccessible by car. Aboard a catamaran, you'll enjoy unobstructed views of the Algarve Coast and cruise around the islands of Deserta, Farol, Culatra, and Armona. Traveling with a guide maximizes your chances of spotting local wildlife such as egrets and flamingos, and promises to enhance your knowledge of local flora and fauna. A small group limited to 12 people guarantees personalized attention from your guide. 

What to Expect

Make your way to Faro port to board a modern catamaran. As your guide provides an overview of the area, watch the coastline of Faro recede on the way out to sea. Keep watch for coastal birds that use this area as a breeding ground, such as egrets, cranes, and flamingos.

Cruise along the Algarve coast, through the lagoons of Ria Formosa Natural Park, and around the islands of Deserta, Farol, Cultura, and Armona. At each island, the catamaran makes a stop for you to access the isolated beaches. Taking this boat tour allows you the best possible views and experience of the natural park and the islands.

Return to the port in Faro for drop-off at the end of your tour. Morning and afternoon tours are available to suit your schedule.

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1 - 5 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
National park trip Faro

Read some reviews on area and of what to expect, they didn't do it any justice. What made it come alive was the knowledge Alex the tour guide added, pointing out any wildlife that was visible. The history of each of the islands and an...More

1  Thank Phil P
Reviewed 4 days ago
First class!

We have now done this trip on four seperate occasions and enjoyed every one of them. The staff and crews are very pleasant. The price is reasonable and on every trip it seems all the other passengers also enjoyed it. The trip lasts around four...More

1  Thank Bill T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant boat trip hosted by Alex, knowledgeable on surroundings, local area, wildlife etc. Great secluded sandy beaches to visit. Highly recommend a trip

1  Thank Harry R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun day in Ria Formosa - absolutely worth the trip

We had a great day together with our guide Alex in Rio Formosa and on the beautiful islands. Absolutely worth seeing and to take a trip. Relaxing time on the boat, beautiful and quiet surroundings and stunning nature. I especially liked Ilha Deserta as well...More

2  Thank LivingInSin0629
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing place

Dont worry about taking Binoculars, they are provided. Wonderful views and interesting birdlife. The guide was very helpful and pointed out the different species and we stopped of on the outskirts of the park to see the Atlantic Ocean in its rawness.More

Thank davidpatrickwalton
Sandra C, Guest Relations Manager at Islands 4 You, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We appreciate very much your review. Our great reward is to acknwolegde that you are pleased with our tour and our guide. Our main goal is to keep improving and doing better day after day. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Sandra...More

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6 May 2018|
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Response from davidpatrickwalton | Reviewed this property |
Usually about two or three hours as far as I can remember. The guy usually takes you somewhere on the coast of the Conservation Area for a while. He then brings you back pointing out the wildlife. Its certainly something... More
17 April 2018|
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Response from Iva B | Reviewed this property |
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