Ria Formosa
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Olhão: Ria Formosa Boat Cruise

1. Olhão: Ria Formosa Boat Cruise

Set sail from the port of Olhão and travel through the Ria Formosa National Park. Discover beautiful scenery and rich biodiversity with your expert crew. Learn more about the national park and local culture with your expert captain. Cruise by marshes, barrier islands, islets, dunes, and sand bars which are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. Spot local birds, marine life, and beds of clams and oysters. Stop at Culatra Island where 1000 people live and no cars are allowed; experience this European sustainability project that will be completed by 2030. Then make a short visit to Praia Deserta and enjoy the serenity of a tranquil location accessible only by boat. While there, enjoy some time for a swim and take photos before returning to Olhão.

From Olhão: Ria Formosa Sunset Tour

2. 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.

Olhão: Private Boat Tour to Ria Formosa

3. Olhão: Private Boat Tour to Ria Formosa

Discover some of the most beautiful places at the Natural Park of Ria Formosa on this private tour with your family or friends. Embark on a private tour together with an experienced skipper that will take you to the best places of this beautiful area which is considered one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal. Go for a swim in crystal clear waters, explore the island´s picturesque villages, or take a stroll on one of the many beautiful sandy beaches. Listen to the information your skipper can share in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French. Benefit from a pleasant and comfortable way to explore this little paradise while enjoying cold drinks on board. The boat has capacity for 12 passengers.

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What people are saying about Ria Formosa

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 58 reviews

The tour was great fun for us. Because it wasn't a huge boat, you had more driving experience, but we always felt safe. The tour was informative. The stays on Armona and Culatra were well timed and the sunset/afterglow was wonderful to see from the island/boat.

Carlos very nice and our guide (José) very nice speaking very good French and English. Nice 2 hour experience. For the price and small villages to visit it's perfect!

Really good tour. The guide was very friendly and informative. Even though we didn't see the sunset because of the weather I would still highly recommend!

Great walk to discover the Ria Formosa. Our guide spoke perfect French and was really great! The reception and support was very simple. I recommend !

We were lucky to have perfect hot weather and clear sky Lovely sunset on our gentle boat trip