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

Highlights
  • 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
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Half-day Ria Formosa Natural Park Four Islands Boat Cruise from Faro
From US$40.61
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Route 4 Islands 10:30amMost Popular
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
US$40.61
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
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Route 4 Islands 3:15pm
4 hours and a half: Visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park with stops at islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol and Deserta departing at 3:15pm
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Overview

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 141 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing tour with 'Captain' Luis !

The boat trip with Luis was one of the highlights of our trip to Faro this week. > The boat was comfortable, spacious and had a plenty of shade - needed in August. > Luis did a great job at educating us about the Ria...More

1  Thank Joana C
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Tour Guide, Not enough time on islands

It was a nice tour across the islands but not enough time at all on each island, it was literally just enough time to walk off the boat walk around a bit.

Thank rkhundakji
Reviewed 1 week ago
Extra trip with Alex

Long and interesting journey through the chanells of natural park. Stops for swiming and snorkelling in laguna where the temperature of water is warmer than in ocean. I saw the difference between the low level and high level of see (at the begining and the...More

Thank Piotr Z
Sandra C, Guest Relations Manager at Islands 4 You, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days 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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Island tour with surprise dolphin sighting - absolute highlight of our trip!

We had the best time on our trip with Pedro. The boat was great fun and nice to do something not overcrowded. The boat held 12, was very comfy and so much faster than expected. Pedro got all our adrenaline going with some zooming around...More

Thank SLC1984
Sandra C, Guest Relations Manager at Islands 4 You, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days 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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great value sunset tour

We had a great time on the half day tour with Phil. He spoke great English and was able to accommodate the other French speakers on the tour as well. The boat was comfortable though in direct sun the whole time, but there was only...More

1  Thank ckarna0
Sandra C, Guest Relations Manager at Islands 4 You, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days 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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Sean C
30 July 2018|
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Response from 216Nilay | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they would require to get in to the sea during the ride . Closest they will come to sea would be only during crossing the land to boat or viceversa. I am sure they would love this ride.
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johnlcampling
14 July 2018|
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Response from David Patrick W | Reviewed this property |
You could try emailing the company they atr very helpful.
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Christiane M
2 July 2018|
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Response from Nick D | Reviewed this property |
Oui comme Michelle le dit......resto dispo et la carte permet un choix varié aux prix raisonables . A noter que le poisson le lundi n'est pas aussi frais que les autres jours de la semaine car les pecheurs ont eu un jour de... More
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