Glass bottom boat islands tour from Olhão, kayaking and lunch at Culatra

5-hour boat trip through the Ria Formosa nature reserve near Faro: with the glass bottom boat you can see the fascinating underwater world and observe fish and birds of the Algarve. Kayak to Culatra Island for lunch in a fish restaurant. Beautiful beaches and great impressions await you on this combined kayak and glass bottom boat tour!

  • Tour / activity duration: ~5 hours
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: yes, included in the price
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Boat trip and kayak excursion in Ria Formosa

Start an interesting boat tour in the Ria Formosa. Observe the species-rich fish and birds around Faro and Olhão in the Algarve and admire the beauty of the huge lagoon on the Atlantic coast, which is not only a nature reserve but also an integral part of local culture and tradition.

Price overview

  • Culatra Island in glass bottom boat & kayak incl. lunch - 5h - per adult (10+)49.-€
  • Culatra Island in glass bottom boat & kayak incl. lunch - 5h - per child (4-9 years)35.-€
  • Culatra Island in glass bottom boat & kayak incl. lunch - 5h - per infant (0-3 years)0.-€
Fascinating underwater view, kayak tour with lunch on Culatra

Booking option: Glass bottom boat, kayak and lunch near Faro

Beautiful combined tour of glass bottom boat and kayak in the Algarve through the nature reserve of the Ria Formosa. From Olhão you can discover beautiful beaches and enjoy a kayak tour from the island of Armona to Culatra. A typical lunch in a fish restaurant on the island of Culatra is also included!


  • Duration: ~ 5 hours
  • Hours: 11:30 AM, 3:00 PM
  • Days: daily
  • Months: 1st of March - 1st of November
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Pick-up: from hotels in Olhão and surroundings (max. 30 km)


  • Transfer, swim stop(s), kayak, professional guide, insurance, boat ride, meal

Important information

Please bring along:

Swimwear, towel, snacks, camera, small travel pharmacy (just in case), drinks

Detailed description

Fascinating underwater world with a boat tour and kayaking near Faro

The picturesque city of Faro in the Algarve lies on the southernmost coast of Portugal to the Atlantic Ocean. Between the rocky and green hills and the impressive mountains in the north of this sunny holiday paradise and the high cliffs, partly hidden beaches and mythical caves as well as spacious bays in the south near Faro lie many adventures and leisure activities that you can experience around the Atlantic coast. The Algarve has large nature reserves and is a meeting place for migratory birds, and is particularly popular with nature lovers with a wide range of species to observe.

This offer for a 5-hour boat and kayak tour near Faro in a glass-bottomed boat is just right for these exploratory trips. Start from Olhã o with the glass bottom boat into the natural paradise of the Ria Formosa. There you will observe sea creatures and birds. This lagoon with many islands and watercourses abounds in diverse flora and fauna and is considered one of Portugal's natural wonders. In the crystal clear water you can follow the colourful hustle and bustle of the local fish species like on a screen. Following the canals through the many small islands, you can always let your gaze wander over the wonderful natural panorama and observe nesting and resting places of various birds. At a lonely beach you have the possibility to swim. Afterwards we continue with the kayak tour: You paddle from the island Armona to the island Culatra. This trip in a kayak takes about 1 hour. No previous knowledge is necessary for kayaking! On Culatra you will have a delicious lunch in a typical fish restaurant. The 5-hour excursion is suitable for the whole family as you can experience everything from the boat for which you would normally have to hike or dive for a long time. Relax on this leisurely boat trip near Faro in the calm waters of the Ria Formosa lagoon, accompanied by the sound of nature. Don't miss the enchanting experience that you and your companions will remember for a long time!


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 Boat trip and kayak excursion in Ria Formosa

Liss wrote on Aug 12, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Great tour

A great combination. We had a lot of fun kayaking because it was really close to nature.

Tolle Tour

Eine super Kombination. Das Kayakfahren hat uns besonders viel Spaß gemacht, da man hier richtig nah an der Natur war.

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