Water activity

Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

Activity provider: Islands 4 you

Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

Activity provider: Islands 4 you

From US$ 38.04 per person

Visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park on a catamaran that will take you on a route among the most magical islands in the region. You’ll make stops at some of the islands and the experienced guide onboard.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a pleasant and comfortable journey on a modern catamaran
  • Sail through the channels in Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Stop to see the beautiful islands of Farol and Deserta
Full description

Sail to the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park by catamaran, with regular departures scheduled from Faro. The journey follows the Ria Formosa channels and includes stops at the magical islands of Farol and Deserta.

See the imposing Santa Maria Lighthouse in Farol and enjoy time to explore and try island cuisine. In Deserta, admire the rolling dunes and unique landscapes. Look out for unique flora and fauna, including the chameleon.

Enjoy plenty of swimming opportunities on both islands, with secluded beaches and pristine shores. On board, learn about the islands and the park with insightful commentary from your guide in various languages.

Includes
  • Boat tour
  • Local guide
  • Safety briefing
  • Life jackets
  • Pick-up service
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Participants

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Meeting point

Islands 4 you, approximately 10-meters in front Eva Senses Hotel. The tour operator will be wearing a red T-shirt or jacket.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The roof of the boat might not be accessible during bad weather conditions
  • From April to October, the tour is 4 hours in the morning (with a break for lunch, at your own expense, on Farol Island); the afternoon tour is 3.5 hours. From November to March, the morning and afternoon tours are both 3 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1156 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Miguel was knowledgeable, entertaining and ensured that all of us had a great time. The duration of the tour is perfect and we had a pretty awesome experience watching the sun sets towards the end of the boat tour which completes the icing on the cake. Would love to go on this tour again if I’m ever at Faro.

December 28, 2022

It was an amazing afternoon! Sandra and Miguel are very caring. They do everything to make sure you have a great time. The afternoon excursion was postponed by 30min so that we could also enjoy the sunset. So we were able to see some birds (not many because of the high tide), we made a stop on 2 deserted islands where we had free time to explore and swim then we came back and watched the sunset, on the way back. He took each group in picture with the sunset, he always managed to speak the different languages so that everyone could understand the explanations and the jokes and he even lent us blankets or his coat when the wind s rose in the evening. I recommend 100%! It was perfect ! Thanks very much !

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October 17, 2022

The only thing that bothered me was the finding the meeting point. On the other hand, the tour guide was great. Knowing so much to talk about nature. The whole tour went in calm rhythm without rushing, there was plenty of free time to enjoy the great weather and the powerful ocean. Worth to visit.

October 15, 2022

Product ID: 64208