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.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- 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 transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
|Adults||Children under 8 years old|
Children under 8 years oldUS$ 29.90
The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.
Local guide with expert knowledge of history.
Visita to two islands in Ria Formosa.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Bookings are permitted up until 2.5 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
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 need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Avenida da República - Stand 8 Doca de Recreio, Faro.