Algarve Boat Tour: Check out Ria Formosa, Deserta and Farol

Take part in a 3-hour boat trip in the Algarve. The tour by motorboat in Faro takes you right to the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Park where you'll come across an abundance of beautiful birds. Stop off at Deserta and Farol on the Algarve boat tour and let the islands leave their mark on you.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~3 hours
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: no, not included
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A beautiful boat tour in the Algarve

Take in the breath-taking beauty that can be seen from all around on a boat tour in the Algarve and breathe in the fantastic flora and fauna as you get some peace and quiet. 

Boat Trip to Ria Formosa with Deserta & Farol - Low Season

  • Boat Trip Ria Formosa + Deserta & Farol - Jan-May / Oct-Dec - per adult (age 9+)25.-€
  • Boat Trip Ria Formosa + Deserta & Farol - Jan-May / Oct-Dec - per child (ages 0-8)20.-€

Boat Trip to Ria Formosa with Deserta & Farol - High Season

  • Boat Trip Ria Formosa + Deserta & Farol - 1 June - 30 Sept - per adult (age 9+)30.-€
  • Boat Trip Ria Formosa + Deserta & Farol - 1 June - 30 Sept - per child (ages 0-8)20.-€
Get in touch with Mother Nature in the Algarve

Booking option: Boat tour in the Algarve

Go cruising through the canals of the Ria Formosa Nature Park on a boat tour in the Algarve. Kick things off in Faro and explore the fabulous flora and fauna in this nature park on a marvellously comfy motor boat. Take a trip to Deserta and Farol and stroll along their stunning beaches. The beautiful backdrop owes itself to the captivating coastline. Keep your eyes peeled for the lush lighthouse "Ilha da Culatra", shed-loads of shellfish, loads of oysters and the bundles of birds that live in this notorious nature park. 

Schedules:

  • May to 15 September at 10:00, 11:30, 15:00 & 17:00 from Monday to Thursday / additionally at 12:00 on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • 16 September - 30 September at 10:00, 11:30, 15:00 & 16:30 - daily
  • October to December at 11:30 & 15:00 - daily

Overview

  • Minimum number of people: 2 / max. 11 passengers
  • Duration: ~ 3 hours
  • Tour: includes a 1-hour stop off in Farol and 20-30 mins. in Deserta
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Faro

Detailed description

Boat tour in the Algarve: Revel in nature

This goes down as one of the best things to do in Faro. Set off and make your way down the secret streams in the Ria Formosa Nature Park on a boat ride and marvel at the luscious landscapes that you're treated to from every angle. Get acquainted with a wide array of birds that call the salt marshes their home. You'll peek at birds like the gorgeous grey heron (Ardea cinerea) and the wonderful white stork (Ciconia ciconia) amongst others.

Flow along the curious coastline in the Algarve and set your eyes on the idyllic Ilha da Culatra lighthouse. Hop off and spend an hour seeing what the island has to serve up. You'll get to see the impact that the fishermen make on the area through the shellfish and oyster farms first-hand. Take a stroll around its streets and soak up the atmosphere in the quaint village. Before you know it, you'll find yourselves next to the furthest point south in Portugal - the Cabo de Santa Maria. Cast your eyes across to the market at Olhão and one of the most important entrances to the Ria Formosa.

Ilha Deserta is the next stop on the Algarve boat tour and you'll spend around half an hour there. Suss out what goes on there by going on a woodland walk or sitting and taking in the stunning sights whilst you grab a cup of something. 

Conditions

Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews A beautiful boat tour in the Algarve

Coronita wrote on Jul 21, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Very varied

We saw a lot of birds and the stops in between were also very nice.

Sehr abwechslungsreich

Wir haben viele Vögel gesehen und die Stopps zwischendurch waren auch sehr nett.

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