Ria Formosa
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Ria Formosa: Sunset Boat Trip

1. Ria Formosa: Sunset Boat Trip

Come and relax in the Ria Formosa lagoon on a boat trip at the best time of day: sunset. Soak up the stunning natural surrounds aboard a solar powered boat as you cruise through this beautiful natural park. Sit back and relax as you depart from the Faro Marina on board an eco-friendly boat. The solar powered boat is beautifully quiet, and this trip includes a variety of views. Your experienced skipper will guide you through the lagoon, its beautiful channels and marshlands, and approach numerous species of birds that inhabit this protected area without any disturbance.  This small group trip is limited to 10 people, offering an intimate experience and a wonderfully relaxing end to the day watching the sun go down over the lagoon. Soak up the stunning natural surroundings and the beautiful views over the Faro’s Old Town as you experience a beautiful sunset and cruise back to the Marina of Faro.

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.

The Colors of Ria Formosa: Sunset Boat Trip in Faro

3. The Colors of Ria Formosa: Sunset Boat Trip in Faro

When you’re in Portugal make sure to take this romantic tour on a comfortable pontoon boat while gazing at a beautiful sunset sinking over Portugal’s famed Ria Formosa. It is a truly memorable experience that you will want to share with someone extra special. Come see why this region was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. The sunset over the Ria Formosa is a natural spectacle. Sit back, relax with your special someone and be awed by the tremendous sunset changing colors over the Ria Formosa landscape as day slowly turns into night. On this sunset boat trip the atmosphere is of course very romantic just by itself. It becomes even more so with the addition of sparkling wine for sipping.

Romantic Sunset Tour in the Ria Formosa from Faro

4. Romantic Sunset Tour in the Ria Formosa from Faro

Come on board a comfortable catamaran with your soul mate in private. Follow the channels of the Ria Formosa and explore the barrier islands that form the natural reserve with a guide that will provide you relevant information. You can enjoy one stop before returning to the boat. Experience a majestic sunset in a paradise location, and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Gaze across the tranquil lagoon as the sun dips across the horizon in radiant colors. Then, return to your original point of departure for the end of the tour.

Faro: Rio Formosa Romantic Proposal Sunset Catamaran Tour

5. Faro: Rio Formosa Romantic Proposal Sunset Catamaran Tour

Sail by the Ria Formosa Natural Park, with your soulmate by your side! Propose to your partner in a beautiful scenario with petals of roses spread around her. When she says yes, you can celebrate with a nice bottle of champagne! And then return with sunset, embrace the colours changing in the sky and you'll have the best souvenir in your thoughts!

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What people are saying about Ria Formosa

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Our sailor Luis was amazing and so friendly! Unfortunately the day I originally booked this trip for, it was raining, but Luis let us come back the next day. Definatley a beautiful experience and worth the money. As well as the beautiful sunset, we also were lucky enough to spot an Eagle amongst the mud banks.

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

We had a very nice time and the person who drive the boat was friendly and charming.

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

The view was beautiful, and the guide told a lot about the area.