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Our most recommended Faro Sunset Tours

From Olhão: Ria Formosa Sunset Tour

1. From Olhão: Ria Formosa Sunset Tour

After boarding your boat, head out into the sheltered waters of Ria Formosa. Depending on the season you will get to discover one of two islands. In May, stop on Armona Island and drink a coffee on the beach or take a swim and explore the island. From May to September your first stop will be at Praia Deserta, one of the most pristine beaches in the Algarve. From the beach, head to the village of Ilha da Armona and enjoy a refreshing drink while you contemplate the amazing views. The final stop on your tour is at a deserted beach on Culatra Island, a small community of 1000 people that is to be a sustainability project by 2030. Here you can relax and, in summer, enjoy some swimming. After about 40 minutes to enjoy the beach and the sunset, you'll board your boat for the return trip to Olhão.

Ria Formosa: Sunset Boat Trip

2. Ria Formosa: Sunset Boat Trip

Come and relax in the Ria Formosa lagoon on a boat trip at the best time of day: sunset. Soak up the stunning natural surrounds aboard a solar powered boat as you cruise through this beautiful natural park. Sit back and relax as you depart from the Faro Marina on board an eco-friendly boat. The solar powered boat is beautifully quiet, and this trip includes a variety of views. Your experienced skipper will guide you through the lagoon, its beautiful channels and marshlands, and approach numerous species of birds that inhabit this protected area without any disturbance.  This small group trip is limited to 10 people, offering an intimate experience and a wonderfully relaxing end to the day watching the sun go down over the lagoon. Soak up the stunning natural surroundings and the beautiful views over the Faro’s Old Town as you experience a beautiful sunset and cruise back to the Marina of Faro.

Faro: Ria Formosa Guided Sunset Tour by Catamaran

3. Faro: Ria Formosa Guided Sunset Tour by Catamaran

Watch a beautiful sunset and admire the natural beauty of Ria Formosa on this guided sunset catamaran cruise. Relax on board the boat and admire the views of Ria Formosa from the boat. Travel in a comfortable catamaran and relax while you enjoy the beauty of the sunset and its magnificent colors reflected in the waters of the Ria Formosa. Sail calmly through the channels of the Ria Formosa Natural Park until sunset. Observe the beauty of the fauna and flora with the change of colors at the end of the day and watch as orange, yellow, and pink cover the sky, reflecting its charming beauty over the water.

Ria Formosa: Desert Beach & Culatra Island

4. Ria Formosa: Desert Beach & Culatra Island

In this wonderful boat trip you will get a vast knowledge of the Ria Formosa and the Islands. Learn about the history and rich biodiversity of the region from the captain as you sail through its natural waterways. Leaving Olhão, sail through the channels to observe the nature of the Ria Formosa and stop at the Desert Beach for 1 hour. Next, visit Culatra Island and take 1.5 hours to explore the fisherman's island, home to only 1,000 people all year. Sample delicious local cuisine in one of the cafés or restaurants, your captain will be happy to recommend the best spots. Then, sail through another channel towards the city of Olhão and observe more of the Ria Formosa natural park.

Romantic Sunset Tour in the Ria Formosa from Faro

5. Romantic Sunset Tour in the Ria Formosa from Faro

Come on board a comfortable catamaran with your soul mate in private. Follow the channels of the Ria Formosa and explore the barrier islands that form the natural reserve with a guide that will provide you relevant information. You can enjoy one stop before returning to the boat. Experience a majestic sunset in a paradise location, and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Gaze across the tranquil lagoon as the sun dips across the horizon in radiant colors. Then, return to your original point of departure for the end of the tour.

The Colors of Ria Formosa: Sunset Boat Trip in Faro

6. The Colors of Ria Formosa: Sunset Boat Trip in Faro

When you’re in Portugal make sure to take this romantic tour on a comfortable pontoon boat while gazing at a beautiful sunset sinking over Portugal’s famed Ria Formosa. It is a truly memorable experience that you will want to share with someone extra special. Come see why this region was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. The sunset over the Ria Formosa is a natural spectacle. Sit back, relax with your special someone and be awed by the tremendous sunset changing colors over the Ria Formosa landscape as day slowly turns into night. On this sunset boat trip the atmosphere is of course very romantic just by itself. It becomes even more so with the addition of sparkling wine for sipping.

Faro: Rio Formosa Romantic Proposal Sunset Catamaran Tour

7. Faro: Rio Formosa Romantic Proposal Sunset Catamaran Tour

Sail by the Ria Formosa Natural Park, with your soulmate by your side! Propose to your partner in a beautiful scenario with petals of roses spread around her. When she says yes, you can celebrate with a nice bottle of champagne! And then return with sunset, embrace the colours changing in the sky and you'll have the best souvenir in your thoughts!

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What people are saying about Faro

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

We had a great time on our sunset tour! The tour operators were accommodating as we had managed to go to the wrong port, they told us to stay where we were and picked us up. The Captain Miguel was very kind and and knowledgeable. He even gave us a personal gift upon knowing that one of us collected clam shells ! Highly recommended

Long tour in a small boat in a small group of 9, very interesting and friendly, especially with a native like Guillermo who knows everyone on the island! Natural landscape, exotic, and magnificent sunset, thank you very much I recommend! Thanks to Carlos for his responsiveness and sympathy too!

Fantastic experience, both islands were great. Def take a couple of beers with you to sit on the deserted beach and watch the sunset!! I just wish we had more time on the 1st island to swim and grab a drink.

Great experience, very beautiful sunset! Pleasant boat trip, presentation of the surroundings by the guide rich in information, and adapting to the language barrier. We had a great time!

We had a great tour with Carlos, who actually grew up on Culatra Island. Highly recommend!