Ria Formosa
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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.

Cabanas de Tavira: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

2. Cabanas de Tavira: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Experience the excitement of seeing dolphins swimming in the open ocean on this boat tour. You tour offers a 95% chance that you will see dolphins. You will also learn about the dolphin species that live near the Ria Formosa. Your skipper is very experienced and knows just where to find these friendly and gentle creatures. Keep your eyes open during your 2.5-hour tour and you might be the first to spot the dolphins.

From Fuzeta: 2-Hour Southeast Ria Formosa Boat Trip

3. From Fuzeta: 2-Hour Southeast Ria Formosa Boat Trip

Discover the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, Portugal's 7th natural wonder, and its wildlife and culture on this boat trip.  Departing from Fuseta, travel to an oyster and lamb farm, where you will learn more about the park's fishing and agriculture industry. Along the way, don't forget to keep an eye out for migratory birds making their way to their new home. Enjoy an explanation of Ria Formosa's native bird species and other wildlife from your guide. Your next stop will be Armona Island. Here, enjoy a cup of coffee or go for a swim in the island's crystal clear waters before heading back to Fuseta.

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What people are saying about Ria Formosa

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Carlos was a great skipper, he adapted the tour to the strong wind and the rather cool temperatures, so that we visited a small fishing village on one island and then drove along the other islands and admired the sunset from the boat. Carlos was very friendly, spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable. I really recommend this tour!

Incredible! The guy who joined us was charming and funny. The walk around the spectacular island and the sunset in the sea an unforgettable image!

It is an experience that is worth visiting, due to the natural beauty of the Ria Formosa and its surroundings, the icing on the cake.

Great day out and lovely experience. Capitán Luís was a fantastic guide and even encouraged/helped us to clean up some ocean trash.

A fabulous wee boat trip at sunset. Totally chilled and just lovely.