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Half-day Ria Formosa Natural Park Faro Islands Boat Cruise from Faro provided by Islands 4 You

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Half-day Ria Formosa Natural Park Faro Islands Boat Cruise from Faro

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Overview
Explore Portugal's Ria Formosa Natural Park on a boat tour, a great way to explore parts of the park inaccessible by car. Aboard a 12-person catamaran, enjoy unobstructed views of the Algarve Coast and cruise around the islands of Deserta, Farol, and Culatra. Traveling with a guide maximizes your chances of spotting local wildlife such as egrets and flamingos, and promises to enhance your knowledge of local flora and fauna. A small group guarantees personalized attention from your guide. 
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You'll start at
Cais das Portas do Mar
R. Cmte. Francisco Manuel 41, 8000-138 Faro, PortugalNext to the Old City.
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  • 1
    Ilha Deserta
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 2
    Ilha da Culatra
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Cais das Portas do Mar
R. Cmte. Francisco Manuel 41, 8000-138 Faro, PortugalNext to the Old City.
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Highlights
  • Access all of Ria Formosa Natural Park on a boat tour
  • Maximize chances of seeing egrets and flamingos with a guide 
  • Small vessel holds 12 passengers, for an intimate atmosphere
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time
What to Expect
Make your way to Faro port to board a modern catamaran. As your guide provides an overview of the area, watch the coastline of Faro recede on the way out to sea. Keep watch for coastal birds that use this area as a breeding ground, such as egrets, cranes, and flamingos. Cruise along the Algarve coast, through the lagoons of Ria Formosa Natural Park, and around the islands of Deserta, Farol, and Culatra. Stop at Deserta and Culatra, where the catamaran makes a stop for you to access the isolated beaches. Taking this boat tour allows you the best possible views and experience of the natural park and the islands. Return to the port in Faro for drop-off at the end of your tour. Morning and afternoon tours are available to suit your schedule.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cais das Portas do Mar, R. Cmte. Francisco Manuel 41, 8000-138 Faro, Portugal
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Ilha da Culatra
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operated by a multilingual guide
  • Free parking available at Largo São Francisco
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kathy wrote a review 8 Mar
Rome, Italy179 contributions61 helpful votes
Our guide was Michael. From the moment we stepped on board the boat, Michael was friendly and informative. There are several different types of tours that you can do, some focus more on the wildlife in the Ria, others on the islands history. This tour was more about the islands.
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Nikole R wrote a review 6 Mar
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing tour of the islands and a great guide! Miguel was incredibly knowledgable and enthusiastic ! Worth every penny!
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RodgerD wrote a review 4 Mar
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Weather-wise the day was cool but we had a beautiful day on the water. Miguel’s commentary and enthusiasm made the outing one of the most memorable of our holiday. His recommendation for a lunch venue was spot on. Good fish and the most reasonable price we have paid for a
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Noora wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I highly recommend this trip and company Islands4you! We had the best time and very unique experience. Since we were the only ones who booked it now in low-season, we got to experience much more than we expected and our super good guide Miguel really made an effort to us to
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Date of experience: February 2020
Princeoftides wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada22 contributions5 helpful votes
As most reviewers have mentioned, Miguel was a great guide, funny, very well informed and passionate about the wildlife of the area. Several times he slowed the boat down or turned around to get closer to a particular type of bird. The third stop was at the fishing village
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator
By: Islands 4 You
Caroline M
107
Sunset cruise
This is a not to be missed experience. Small groups, no more than 10. There were only 5 on our cruise, the tour
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Mark C
Wendover, United Kingdom
127
Great way to spend 3 hours
Brilliant tour. Great mix of information, fun and relaxation. Miguel was a great guide. Recommend this
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Kathy
Rome, Italy
15561
Great boat trip
Our guide was Michael. From the moment we stepped on board the boat, Michael was friendly and informative. There
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RoryM1993
108
A great afternoon trip
Just back from an amazing afternoon on this boat tour. Miguel the guide was fantastic catering for both French and
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Ella
36
Great experience
We had a fantastic tour with Miguel. He was so knowledgeable of the region and had excellent English! A very
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Nikole R
21
Ilha do Farol
Amazing tour of the islands and a great guide! Miguel was incredibly knowledgable and enthusiastic ! Worth every
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RodgerD
22
A Great Outing
Weather-wise the day was cool but we had a beautiful day on the water. Miguel’s commentary and enthusiasm made
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Alan R
Wallsend, United Kingdom
21
Wonderful experience
Miguel out guide was outstanding! He was very informative, with a great knowledge of the islands and wildlife.
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Noora
11
Amazing experience We'll never forget
I highly recommend this trip and company Islands4you! We had the best time and very unique experience. Since we
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Princeoftides
Vancouver, Canada
185
Wonderful Tour of the Ria Formosa
As most reviewers have mentioned, Miguel was a great guide, funny, very well informed and passionate about the
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