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Ria Formosa Boat Tour (5H) - Lighthouse / Culatra / Armona

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What to Expect
Duration: 5H

Meeting Point: Near Ferry Tickets, Olhão.


- Armona Island (45 minutes)

Armona Island is part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. The island is 9 kilometers long and up to 1 km wide. There are about 50 people living on Armona Island permanently. They live mainly from fishing and tourism. Armona Island attracts many visitors due to its paradisiacal beaches.

- Culatra Island (1H45 minutes) Lunch break.

Culatra Island is one of the islands that separates the sea from the Ria Formosa natural park. The island is about 6 km long. The width of Culatra Island ranges from 100 to 900 meters. The island is permanently inhabited by about 1000 people, who live mainly from fishing and tourism. The captain can recommend some local restaurants in Culatra where you can eat fresh and good fish between 8 € - 13 €.

- Lighthouse Island (45 minutes)

It is sometimes called Lighthouse Island. This name suggests that it is an island other than Culatra Island, but it is actually a different part of the same island. Culatra and Lighthouse are the only villages on the island.

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We depart from Olhão for a odyssey on one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal, aboard a safe, comfortable and shady boat, with a maximum capacity of 10 people, allowing its passengers to enjoy and have an unforgettable experience in the beautiful natural park. from Ria Formosa!

The tour will be interpretive and explanatory during your trip, so during the stops, everyone is free to perform any kind of activities on their islands, advised by the captain of the boat.

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Comments :

- Navigation only through the interior channels of Ria Formosa, avoiding nausea or ill feeling;

- Experienced and fluent captains in different languages;

- Possibility to reserve a table at a local restaurant of the breech island or on your own;
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Important Information
Departure Point
Av 5 de Outubro N24A Olhão, Av. 5 de Outubro 160, 8700-304 Olhão, Portugal

Departure Time
12:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Snorkeling masks, adult and child;
  • Small bottles of fresh water for each passenger;
  • Shaded boat / beach umbrellas;
  • Binoculars for nature observation;
  • Beach activities and games (eg volleyball, beach tennis);
  • Local guide with experience and knowledge of the locality;
  • Life jackets and comfortable seats;
  • Local orientation map;
  • Information books on the islands and their fauna and flora.
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a great tour. Our guide (William) promised we'd stay dry all your. He kept his promise. He provided good information along the tour. Very friendly. Carlos who sold us our tickets is a very friendly and hospital host. One can always ask for info and he'll provide you with
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My wife and I joined 4 other couples (that we had not previously met) for the Ria Formosa 6-hour tour. Captain Nicolau proved to be a great guide: knowledgeable and very friendly and he seemed to enjoy the tour as much as we did! It turned out that we were with a very
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We joined the Ria Formosa Tour on 22 Sep and went to the islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol and a deserted beach! The tour was more than 6.5 hours long and was very fun! Our guide was extremely nice and gave us a lot of information about Ria Formosa. The local restaurant he
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