Ilha Deserta and Farol Island: a small group boat trip in Ria Formosa from Faro

Discover Portugal’s exotic natural wonders during this 3-hour catamaran trip to Ria Formosa from Faro. Board a comfortable catamaran with a small-group and discover the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Visit the Deserta Island and the Farol Island, looking out for birdlife and observing the daily lives of citizens in a local fishing village.

This small-group tour is limited to 11 people, offering a more intimate experience.

per adult from

$42

NZD

Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • 3-hour catamaran boat trip (includes a stop of 1 hour in Farol and 20 up to 30 minutes in Deserta)
    • Life vests
    • Local guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Entry/Admission - Ria Formosa Natural Park
    • Entry/Admission - Ilha Deserta
    • Entry/Admission - Ilha do Farol
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Tips (Optional)
    • All other extras
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Formosamar - Boat Tours Passeios na Ria Formosa, Pure Nature Store Doca de Recreio de, Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune, 8000-541 Faro, Portugal

    The meeting point for your tour is at our offices at the shop Pure Nature Store - ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro). Please be so kind and check in for your tour or activity with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ginásio Clube Naval, Estr. do Passeio Ribeirinho 58, 8001-901 Faro, Portugal

    You'll find us our offices in the shop Pure Nature Store - ground floor of the building of Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro). Please check in for your boat trip with our team members at least 10 minutes before the departure time of your boat trip.


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhao Portugal

    Experience Ria Formosa - one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal on this boat trip.

    Cruise gently on a comfortable catamaran as we depart from Faro sailing slowly through the channels of the Ria Formosa to fully enjoy the beautiful landscape.

    Along the tour we will see birds like the Grey Heron, the White Stork and many other birds that use this area as a feeding habitat. At low tide, looking around one can observe the hard work of the people in the oysters and clams farms. Looking towards the ocean you will see one of the most important sea entrances of the Ria Formosa.

    This boat trip is in total 3 hours long and it make 2 stops at 2 different islands (includes a stop of 1 hour in ilha do Farol and 20 up to 30 minutes in Ilha Deserta).

    The stops are planned according to the tides and conditions of the day.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Ilha Deserta, Santa Cruz, Faro 8005-554 Portugal

    This island is also known as Barreta Island. In this stop you can choose to explore the fauna and flora of the island along an easy walk or simply enjoy the sunshine and bath in the clear waters of the beach.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ilha do Farol, R. das Flores 119, 8000 Faro, Portugal

    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, here lies the most southern point of Portugal - the Santa Maria Cape.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhao Portugal

    After the 2 stops, on the trip back to Faro be enchanted by one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal – the Ria Formosa.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Muralhas de Faro, Largo de Sao Francisco Freguesia da Sé, Faro 8000-142 Portugal

    The tours ends with stunning views of the old town of Faro along the way.

    Pass By: Portas do Mar, Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel 41 Centro Histórico, Faro 8000-250 Portugal

    You can choose to disembark here, if you wish please be so kind to ask your skipper in advance.

    Pass By: Doca de Faro, Praca Dom Francisco Gomes 15, Faro 8000-168 Portugal

    Ending point of your boat trip.

    Pass By: Marina de Faro, Praca Dom Francisco Gomes 15, Faro 8000-168 Portugal

    Ending point of your boat trip.

  • Departure Point :
    Formosamar - Boat Tours Passeios na Ria Formosa, Pure Nature Store Doca de Recreio de, Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune, 8000-541 Faro, Portugal
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
    • A maximum of 11 people per booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

11

Organised by Formosamar

Activity ID: V-25707P1

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