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Ria Formosa Islands Tour
Activities in Faro

Ria Formosa Islands Tour

9.30 / 10
33 reviews | 280 travellers
The guide Ricardo of 10 the truth, charming explaining everything, but the islands disappointed us we saw them abandoned and ugly.
8 Angeles Fernandez
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 35.70
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Visit two islands in the Ria Formosa on this incredible catamaran tour of the natural park: discover the region's fascinating culture and the wealth of biodiversity in the wetlands.

Ria Formosa Islands Catamaran Tour

After meeting up at the pier in Faro, we'll climb aboard a comfortable catamaran ready to set sail through the marshes of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a unique ecosystem protected by the barrier islands we will visit on our tour.

Our first stop will be at Ilha Deserta, or Desert Island, where we'll disembark to walk along the sand dunes and admire its beautifully calm beaches and their sparkling waters. This is the southernmost point in Portugal and a natural sanctuary of great ecological value, making it especially attractive for spotting migratory bird species.

We'll then sail over to Farol Island, where we'll visit the small fishing village that gives the island its name. The lighthouse here is over 100 years old and is still in operation to this day! We'll stroll through the picturesque streets, learning all about the history of the island and the people who live here.

The excursion ends back at Faro pier.

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Adults Children under 8 years old
US$ 35.70
US$ 29.80
  • Adults

    US$ 35.70
  • Children under 8 years old

    US$ 29.80

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 11 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 10% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 10% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and other languages.


Local guide with expert knowledge of history.

Catamaran cruise.

Visita to two islands in Ria Formosa.

Not included


When to book?

You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 35.70
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Avenida da República - Stand 8 Doca de Recreio, Faro.