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

  • 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$47.74
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Route 4 Islands 10:15amMost Popular
5 hours: Visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park with stops at islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol and Deserta departing at 10:15am
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
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
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were booked on the afternoon trip which was 4 and a half hours taking in the four islands. There were 5 of us family members which included our 87 year old mom. The tour was relaxed and informative. Taking in the 4 islands with...More

Thank jupabeam
Reviewed 2 days ago
Very enjoyable day

We had the best day of our vacations with this tour. We discovered Rio Formoso and several islands, with time for swimming and we had an excellent lunch at Culatra island. The guide was nice and funny, giving useful informations. I recommend to everyone that...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best journey through the islands of Ria Formosa with Alex

My loved one and I have choosen to take a trip for hal a day with Island4You. Our Captain was Alex and he made it the most special trip ever. He explained a lo of things (how they fish the oysters, the kind of birds...More

Thank Safa E
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to spend to spend a half day!

The tour was easy to find, leaving from the same spot you purchase the tickets from. The staff was helpful and the guide/captain professional and knowledgeable. He set good guidelines and was fun at the same time. There was enough time to explore and get...More

1  Thank Inspiration486146
Reviewed 1 week ago
Boat Trip from Faro to nearby Islands - 4 island/ 5 hours trip

Following a busy city tour of Lisbon it was great to come on this excellent Faro boat trip. All aspects of the trip were excellent and we were delighted with our tour guide/boatman Alex. We would recommend this boat trip - a very enjoyable 1/2...More

1  Thank simon s
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13 September 2018|
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Response from geordie9Kent | Reviewed this property |
You should have no problems. Access from the quays they moor up to is good and when they stop off at the islands where they beach the boat they provide steps and will help you off the boat. There was someone on our trip who... More
Rajesh S
27 August 2018|
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Response from Holly C | Reviewed this property |
The first 2 islands was 40 minutes, third deserted island was 1 hour I think and the last island was 1 hour. I think it all depends on the conditions and which island you stop at. Faro Island has a lot more to do.
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