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Located at the southernmost tip of Portugal’s Algarve, Ria Formosa Natural Park (Parque Natural da Ria Formosa) is a scenic swirl of freshwater lagoons, sandy islands, and lush salt marshlands. The park hugs the coast between Manta Rota and Vale do Lobo, and is best known for its varied topography and diverse bird life.

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4 Stops 4 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park - From Faro

4 Stops 4 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park - From Faro

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Explore the Algarve's Ria Formosa Natural Park during your time in Faro on this half-day excursion. Join a small group and visit four of the islands in the park—Deserta, Farol, Culatra, and Hangares—via a catamaran. Spend your day swimming in the warm waters, observing local marine life with your snorkel, and learning about local village life.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ria Formosa Natural Park and Islands Boat Cruise from Faro

Ria Formosa Natural Park and Islands Boat Cruise from Faro

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Sail through the Ria Formosa Natural Park and visit islands. Join us in a sightseeing cruise from Faro, up to 12 people. Journey through the Ria Formosa channels on a comfortable catamaran and make stops at the islands of Farol and Deserta. The tour is operated by a multilingual guide. From April to October, the morning tour lasts for 4 hours and includes break for lunch on a restaurant on Farol island. The price of the lunch is not included. The afternoon tour is 3,5 hours. There are breaks for swimming. From November to March, the tour lasts for 3 hours.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.20
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Ilha Deserta and Farol Island: a small group boat trip in Ria Formosa from Faro

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

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Cruise the glittering waters of Ria Formosa Natural Park on a 3-hour sailing trip from Faro. After you climb aboard a luxurious catamaran, sail to natural landmarks like Deserta Island and Farol Island and scour the scenery for sightings of exotic birds. Observe the lives of locals as you listen to history and culture-rich commentary from your guide. Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 10 passengers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Relax Tour on Solar Boat Ria Formosa

Relax Tour on Solar Boat Ria Formosa

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We are a company focused on providing unique environmentally conscious tourist experiences. We focus daily on the development of good practices for a sustainable activity, using our vessels powered by solar energy. We believe in raising awareness of environmental and cultural education, contributing to a better future. We want to share with you the tranquility and balance of this place ...
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  • 1 hour
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$19.32
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2-hour Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve
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2-hour Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve

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If you’re a nature lover in The Algarve, Ria Formosa National Park should be at the top of your itinerary. During this 2-hour tour from Faro, you’ll explore the natural landscape on a ‘saveiro’ (a traditional painted boat) while learning about the myriad of bird species that inhabit the area. With luck, you’ll spot birds such as white storks, little egrets, spoonbills, and grey plover. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people to guarantee an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Short boat trip of the Algarve's Ria Formosa lagoon from Faro: 1 hour

Short boat trip of the Algarve's Ria Formosa lagoon from Faro: 1 hour

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This is boat trip to discover the lagoon of Ria Formosa This 1-hour boat trip is ideal for those who are passing by Faro and do not have much time, but still would like to know the Ria Formosa, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. We leave the marina of Faro on board a confortable catamaran. When exploring the lagoon area one can see numerous waders that feed on small organisms that live in the marshes. This boat trip goes through the numerous channels of this protected area and it ends with the beautiful view of the Walls of the Old Town of Faro. This small-group tour is limited to 11 people, offering a more intimate experience.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Ria Formosa - Boat trip to the 3 Islands : Armona | Culatra Island | Lighthouse

Ria Formosa - Boat trip to the 3 Islands : Armona | Culatra Island | Lighthouse

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This boat tour will show you the magnificent natural park of Ria Formosa. Travel safely in a small group, with experienced crew members to steer the boat and keep you entertained with commentary along the way. During the tour, learn about the local landscapes and wildlife, take a break for lunch and discover picturesque islands such as Armona and Culatra.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2 Stop | 2 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park - From Faro

2 Stop | 2 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park - From Faro

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Enjoy this relaxing tour in the Ria formosa Natural Parque whit a confortable Catamaran and discover the 2 beautiful and principal Islands with 2 Stop : Deserta Island and Farol Island. You can snorkeling , walking near the oceano , observe Cape os Santa Mariade and enjoy the local wildlife.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ria Formosa Natural Park Two Islands Boat Trip in Faro

Ria Formosa Natural Park Two Islands Boat Trip in Faro

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Sail through the Ria Formosa Natural Park on this 4 hour sightseeing cruise from Faro. Journey through the Ria Formosa channels on a 12 person boat and make stops at the islands of Farol and Deserta. The tour is operated by a multilingual guide. From April to October, the morning tour lasts for 4 hours and includes break for lunch on a restaurant on Farol island. The price of the lunch is not included. The afternoon tour is 3,5 hours. There are breaks for swimming. From November to March, the tour lasts for 3 hours.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro

Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro

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Experience nature up close and personal on a Segway, during this 1.5-hour birdwatching tour in Ria Formosa Natural Park, departing from Faro. The beauty of the Algarve is in its iconic landscapes and untouched marshes. During this tour, explore Ria Formosa Natural Park and spot native and migratory birds feeding in freshwater lagoons, tidal flats and other ecosystems. Catch glimpses of flamingos, the rare purple swamphen, and other bird species as you learn about their natural habitat from your expert guide. This nature and wildlife tour also offers an optional pickup and drop-off from your Algarve hotel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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3-Hour Boat Tour in Ria Formosa on Olhão Algarve
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3-Hour Boat Tour in Ria Formosa on Olhão Algarve

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Portugal is home to many awe-inspiring natural landscapes but deciding where to visit can be overwhelming and trying to see everything can be just as stressful. While traveling through Olhao, take this Ria Formosa on Olhao Algarve Boat Tour, and combine a day on the water with swimming and sunbathing, too.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dolphin Watching + 2 Islands Tour - From Faro

Dolphin Watching + 2 Islands Tour - From Faro

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Spend a day out at sea searching for dolphins and visiting the islands of Ria Formosa Nature Reserve on this full-day excursion. Join a small group and board your vessel for your journey out into the Atlantic Ocean. Stop at each of the four islands to discover what they have to offer and perhaps purchase some lunch. You also have a chance to snorkel to search for more aquatic species.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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All Day Route in Fuseta

All Day Route in Fuseta

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This experience is the most complete of all the trips we offer. Get to know Ria Formosa and its Islands, like Armona, Culatra, Hangares and Farol, as well as its fauna and flora. A unique experience, where you will leave richer than you started. Enjoy a bit more about the local culture.
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  • 7 hours
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2 Hours Boat Tour in Ria Formosa
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2 Hours Boat Tour in Ria Formosa

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The possibility to observe the real beauty of the Ria Formosa national park, considered one of the 7 wonders of Portugal; Visit the charming small island of Armona, once only known to the local fishermen; Learning a bit about the biodiversity of the Algarve.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ria Formosa Half Day Sailing Tour
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Ria Formosa Half Day Sailing Tour

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Sail through the calm waters of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve during your time in the Algarve on this sailing excursion. Join a small group and board your vessel to explore the four islands of the park. Stop at a couple of islands, keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife like dolphins, and enjoy dips in the warm waters of the lagoon.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour
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Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour

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Spotting dolphins in their natural habitat is an extraordinary experience and on this 2.5-hour excursion off the coast of the Algarve, you will get the chance to see common and bottlenose dolphins, as well as the other marine life that live and play around the barrier islands of Ria Formosa and Santa Maria Cape, Europe’s most southerly point. Departing Faro you will travel aboard a comfortable and safe RIB boat with a nature guide in tow, who will give you fascinating facts about the extraordinary sea life of this lovely location. The boat trip is approximately 2 hours long and cruises through the calm waters of the Ria Formosa towards the big blue ocean, reaching 10 or 12 miles offshore. You will sail along the coastline of the Algarve, pass by the barrier-islands of Ria Formosa and Santa Maria Cape looking out for several species of cetaceans. After the exciting water adventure tracking the intense marine life, you will return to Ria Formosa where the tour ends.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Nature Catamaran Tour from Faro

Nature Catamaran Tour from Faro

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Enjoy the nature, while you sail trough the channels of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Discover some of the birds species. There is a professional local guide on speaking in 4 idioms.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Your first experience Sailing - Private Trip in Ria Formosa
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Your first experience Sailing - Private Trip in Ria Formosa

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Join a sailing boat trip in the Ria Formosa with a skipper for 4 hours. Enjoy the trip or be an active part of it, as the skipper will teach and help you perform some of the sailing tasks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.90
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Romantic Sunset Tour in the Ria Formosa: From Faro

Romantic Sunset Tour in the Ria Formosa: From Faro

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End your day enjoying the nature and watch the change of colours in the sky and in the water with your soul mate by your side. - Cruise the natural reserve of Ria Formosa aboard a small catamaran - Have a private romantic tour
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  • 1 hour
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Birdwatching on Solar Boat Ria Formosa

Birdwatching on Solar Boat Ria Formosa

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The birds are a passion and during winter we can see in greater quantity and diversity especially the waders who delight in the local food. velvos in their characteristic dances and sounds and a delight for any bird lover We have over 20 years of experience in the area and guarantee customer satisfaction. come and see the local birds and have a bird guide with 432 free species in 4 languages on offer
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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4-Hour Private Boat Tour in Ria Formosa
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4-Hour Private Boat Tour in Ria Formosa

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Discover the natural reserve of Ria Formosa and its four islands on a half-day boat tour from Olhao. Board your private vessel and sail through the lagoon, learning about the local environment from your captain. See the fishing village of Culatra and stop at Farol Island, the southernmost point in Portugal, to see its lighthouse.
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  • 4 hours
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Gyrocopter Flight Experience in Algarve

Gyrocopter Flight Experience in Algarve

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Get a bird’s-eye view of Ria Formosa Natural Park during an express flight by gyrocopter. The unique-looking aircraft offers a safe and comfy flight for solo passengers who sit behind the pilot as they take to the skies. Once up in the air, the views include sights of the birdlife for which the park is famous, and colorful wetland landscapes.
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  • 22 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.48
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Ria Formosa & Ilhas: Sunset Boat Trip

Ria Formosa & Ilhas: Sunset Boat Trip

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On this tour you will be able to see the sunset from the boat and have an incredible and unique moment! This is the ideal tour of excellent quality, if you want to enjoy the Ria Formosa in a beautiful and peaceful late afternoon and enjoy the colors of the sunset! You will have the opportunity to taste the gastronomy of the region on the island of Culatra, where bivalves are very much appreciated! ( Clams , Cockles , Oysters ) On this trip , we will also observe nature , biodiversity and the wonderful landscapes of the Ria Formosa !
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.45
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Ecofriendly Islands Tour In Ria Formosa at the Solar Boat Faro
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Ecofriendly Islands Tour In Ria Formosa at the Solar Boat Faro

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The Ria Formosa Natural Park is a lagoon system protected by a dune cordon, comprising five islands and two peninsulas. Discover some of these islands on a relaxed tour aboard one of our boats powered solely by solar energy! with a constant speed of 7km per hour, without odors and noises in harmony with the environment, come and feel a very different way of navigating.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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