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Ria Formosa Islands Tour

Ria Formosa Tour - Ilha da Culatra

Boat Cruise - Full Day Tour - Operating during Winter Season


Departure from the Marina of Faro, to discover Ria Formosa on a boat trip.

Cruise along the channels in a comfortable boat and observe the typical vegetation of this beautiful marshland area, learn about the biodiversity of it's ecosystem, classified as one of the most important wetlands for aquatic birds in Portugal.

Pass along the Armona Island and Culatra Island where you can enjoy a short stop and visit one of the most important fishing communities in Eastern Algarve. Disembark on this fisherman’s island and discover a magical place while experiencing fresh fish dishes in local restaurants.

Free time for lunch (lunch not included).

You will see the clam farms and the oyster beds, one of the most important economic activities.

Depending on the tide you may appreciate the oyster pickers and shellfish farmers working on the tidal flats of the lagoon,and the crystal clear waters surrounded by beautiful sand banks or explore the wonders of this secret place,before slowly cruising back to Faro while enjoying pectacular views of the city.

This Tour only operates as a regular tour, in January, february and march every year.

For Private customers or Groups the Tour can be operated all year

request a quote via email bookings@algarve-online.net 

General Informations

Booking Information & conditions.

Customers must register with a valid emai and password, to receive Booking Confirmation and information. After making a Booking, you must pay online with Paypal or Credit Card (using the same button) Pick-up confirmation is send via email, after online payment is made.

Cancelation Conditions

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Children age on motorcoach Tours

Children age, between 3 and 10 years old, pay 50% of adult price.and are entitled to a seat on the motorcoach. Children age, up to 2 years old, are free of charge, but are not entitled to a seat. An infant to be entitled to a seat, must pay Child price. On motorcoach tours, booster seats or baby carrycots are not mandatory and are not provided. The traveller must have their own child seat or booster to use.

Full Day Tour

Full day tour (8 hours + 2 hrs for pickup and drop off)

Paypal & Credit card payments

All payments with Paypal or Credit Card (using the Paypal button).

On boat cruises we recommend

Casual clothes and comfortable shoes suitable for a boat trip, A wind-stopper and a waterproof coat, especially during autumn and winter, A bathing suit and a towel, especially during spring and summer, A rucksack or backpack to carry a small snack, sunglasses, hat, camera, and a good sun cream, Plenty of water to drink to avoid dehydration.