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From Faro: 4 Islands, 4 Stops in Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour

From Faro: 4 Islands, 4 Stops in Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour

Activity provider: Estrela da Ria Formosa
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From US$ 36.42 per person

Join a catamaran cruise with a guide. Cross the canals of the natural park and discover Deserta Island, Farol Island, and Culatra Island. Observe oyster farming and enjoy an optional lunch.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese


  • Discover the fauna and flora of the Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Swim in the waters of Deserta Island, the only uninhabited island of Ria Formosa
  • Sail on a relaxing and luxurious catamaran to the sandy Farol Island
  • Visit the beaches of the remote paradise of Culatra Island
  • Opt for a traditional lunch in a fishing village for your last stop
Full description
Enjoy a tour on a comfortable Catamaran, taking in the fauna and flora of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa. Cross the channels of the park and stop for 45 minutes at Deserta Island, where you will the opportunity to take a swim. Then, proceed to Farol Island where you will have another 45 minutes to discover its lighthouse and take photos. Sail to Hangares and see the culture of oysters and the military reserve. Lastly, arrive at Culatra Island where you will have 1.5 hours of free time to explore the traditional fishing village. You will also have the option to have lunch in a typical restaurant on Breech Island where the main course varies between fresh fish or seafood.
  • Professional skipper
  • Diving masks
  • Life jackets
  • Lunch (optional)
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel, 8000-138 Faro. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour are subject to weather conditions
  • Morning tours last 5 hours. Afternoon tours last 4 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 291 reviews

Review summary

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We had the most amazing trip and Pudim, our experienced skipper, he was spectacular! Not only was he having to repeat himself 4 times in; Spanish, Portuguese, French and English, due to those on board but, he made sure we all felt involved and always updated us along the way. He gave us tips and places to visit when we stopped off on the islands being super friendly. We throughly enjoyed the experience so much and would definitely do it again. I highly recommend this trip to anyone and especially if you have Pudim as your Skipper!

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September 2, 2020

I forgot the employees name but she was Anna's boss. Her name starts with C. She was so kind. my wife forgot to bring her jacket and she was so kind that she lend her jacket to my wife for the trip. without her act of kindness we'r would not have enjoyed the trip. the trip was overall great

November 15, 2019

This was a lovely trip and a great way to see the islands.... overall we really enjoyed this trip but there was insufficient time in the islands to explore and swim. we didn't get to snorkel as advertised and had to wait over an hour for our lunch... there were other places that we could have got food/ snacks from on the island but this wasn't advertised to us at the start. we would have preferred to spend our time on the beach/ exploring instead.... great skipper and good trip...

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August 30, 2019

Product ID: 103007