Ria Formosa
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Our most recommended Ria Formosa Speed & Jet Boat Tours

Olhão: 3-Hour Ria Formosa Boat Tour

1. Olhão: 3-Hour Ria Formosa Boat Tour

Observe the nature reserve of the Ria Formosa while being navigated through its channels.  Stop on a desert island where you can swim, relax, and walk on its white sandy beach. You can also stop at one of the island communities Ilha do Farol or Ilha da Culatra. Explore the Ria Formosa area and listen to the detailed explanations that your skipper has to share throughout the tour. Learn about the fauna, flora, and fishing activities.  Discover this unique coastal lagoon that is constantly changing due to the continuous movement of winds, currents, and tides. It is also one of the most important areas for ornithology in Portugal, hosting more than 20,000 birds during the winter season.

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.

Faro: Speed Boat Tour

4. Faro: Speed Boat Tour

Check in at the Faro Marina and meet your skipper for your safety briefing. The skipper will tell you the details of your itinerary before departing. Strap on your life jackets and embark on your speed boat tour. Discover the beauty along the Ria Formosa Natural Park and make your way to a desert island, where you’ll have time to explore the desert beaches. After your time at the beach, continue to discover Ria Formosa’s wonders before heading back to the Faro Marina. Choose from a 1- or 2-hour shared tour, or upgrade your experience to a private 1-hour tour by selecting the relevant option when booking.

Olhão: Private Boat Tour to Ria Formosa

5. 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.

Ria Formosa: 2-Hour Fishermen Route Boat Tour

6. Ria Formosa: 2-Hour Fishermen Route Boat Tour

On this 2-hour boat tour, you'll explore the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park. Your guide will reveal some of the secrets of this incredible ecosystem that supports thousands of different animal and plant species. During the boat trip, you'll sail past some of the most stunning beaches in the Faro region. The tour includes a 30-minute stop at a place of interest, where you’ll have time for swimming or sunbathing. You'll be guided by a local skipper, who will be happy to provide you with interesting information about the Ria Formosa area. In addition, for those most eager to learn about the natural environment, binoculars and a brochure with images and descriptions about the flora and fauna of the region will be provided.

Faro: Dolphin and Marine Life Watching Boat Tour

7. Faro: Dolphin and Marine Life Watching Boat Tour

Explore the nature and the marine wildlife in the Atlantic Ocean. We'll search for dolphins, and maybe other cetaceans like whales and sharks, in the company of our experienced marine biologist and a professional local guide. Before getting to the Ocean you'll also visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park and approach the Barrier islands Deserta and Farol. The boat only takes a small group of 8 people, so you'll feel very comfortable. The minimum for the tour happens is 4 participants. The tour might not happen due to bad weather/sea conditions.

Olhão: Sightseeing boat Tour to Ria Formosa

8. Olhão: Sightseeing boat Tour to Ria Formosa

Embark on an adventure and go on a sightseeing boat tour to Ria Formosa.  Swim in crystal clear waters, explore the picturesque villages of Armona and Culatra. Take a walk on one of the many beautiful sandy beaches and take in a unique atmosphere. Explore this beautiful area while enjoying cold drinks on board. Relax on this comfortable and private boat that has capacity for 12 passengers. Customize this private tour that you can plan with an experienced skipper. Discover some of the most beautiful places in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa on this private tour with your family or friends.

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What people are saying about Ria Formosa

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 649 reviews

Despite some difficulties in finding the meeting point (Saturday market day) everything is back to normal. Exceptional guide speaks 90% French, more than enough to explain the entire history of the islands (fauna, flora, etc.) 3 very pleasant hours. Great professional with a touch like at home

Bruno was awesome! A really great tour with a lot of really interesting and not boring information! Always my pleasure :)

Great experience! Bruno was very knowledgeable about the local area and enthusiastic. Definitely recommend it

The experience has been very nice, the walk with the explanations very interesting. very friendly boss

Very interesting and enjoyable trip, with a magnificent guide/driver of the boat.