Discover Portugal’s exotic natural wonders during this 3-hour catamaran trip to Ria Formosa from Faro. Board a comfortable catamaran with a small-group and discover the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Visit the Deserta Island and Farol Island, looking out for exotic birds and observing the daily lives of citizens in a local fishing village. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people or less, offering a more intimate experience.
After choosing from a morning or afternoon excursion, start the tour by departing from the Faro Marina. Sail slowly through the channels of the Ria Formosa to fully enjoy the beautiful landscape. Along the way, look out for birds such as the Grey Heron, White Stork, and other exotic wildlife that frequent the area to feed.
Approaching the islands and beaches, catch a glimpse of the lighthouse of Culatra Island as the boat pulls in for a stop. Observe the hard work of the people in the oyster and clam farms, as well as the Olhao market, an important fishing town. Take in the stunning surrounding scenery and see one of the most important sea entrances of the Ria Formosa.
Upon leaving Culatra Island, make a stop at Deserta Island, also known as Barreta Island. Explore the fauna and flora of the island along an easy walk or simply enjoy the sunshine and bathe in the clear waters of the beach. On the trip back to Faro, enjoy the tranquility of one of the seven wonders of Portugal, the Ria Formosa.