Ria Formosa & Ilhas: Half-Day Tour w / Snorkeling

Ideal tour to get to know a lot of Ria Formosa, and to visit the island of Culatra, a beautiful community of fishermen who inhabit around 1000 people all year round, which will be an island producing its own energy until 2030! The houses are typical and the traditions and customs predominate, a unique place in the world!

There are several infrastructures and restaurants where you will have the opportunity to taste and delight yourself with typical dishes of traditional restaurants. With the possibility of booking a table or having a picnic, there are several options to choose from!

Then we will enjoy, for many, the best deserted beach in the Algarve, which is at the end of the island of Culatra, which separates the dark blue of the Atlantic Ocean and the light blue of the Ria Formosa, where you will have the opportunity to dive, swim and take unique photos! An authentic paradise!

per adult from




3 hours 30 minutes


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Snorkeling masks, adult and child;
    • Water, juice or beer
    • Shaded boat / beach umbrellas;
    • Binoculars for nature observation;
    • Beach activities and games (eg volleyball, beach tennis);
    • Local guide with experience and knowledge of the locality;
    • Informative map and guides;
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • Duration: 3H30

    STOPS: 2

    During the interpretive tour, you will be able to know a lot about Ria Formosa and its Nature. The vessel's captain will talk about the region's customs and traditions, the region's fauna and flora, as well as its history!

    During the stops, everyone is free to exercise any type of activity on the respective islands, advised by the vessel's captain.

    - Culatra Island (1h30 minutes)

    - Deserta Beach (40 minutes)

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    We leave Olhão for an odyssey in one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal, on board a safe, comfortable and shaded vessel, with a maximum capacity of 6 people, which allows its passengers to enjoy and have an unforgettable experience in the beautiful natural park da Ria Formosa!

    We are 100% focused and dedicated to the excellent quality of our experience and the safety of our passengers!

    On this trip we will know all the mysteries and secrets that the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park has to offer!

    This is the ideal tour of excellent quality and economical if you want to know all the islands of Ria Formosa in Olhão and Faro, it will be an unforgettable and rich experience of unique and special moments to share and tell!

    Comments :

    - Navigation made only through the interior channels of Ria Formosa, avoiding nausea or bad mood;

    - Experienced and fluent captains in different languages;
  • Departure Point :
    Av. 5 de Outubro 2, 8700-302 Olhão, Portugal

    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • 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.


English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

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Fitness Req.


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Organised by ODYSSEY Traditional Boat Tours

Activity ID: V-134306P2

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