3 Islands Boat Tour in Ria Formosa Nature Park from Faro, Portugal

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Cais das Portas do Mar
Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish
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Take your travel experience in Portugal to the next level with this 3 Islands Boat Tour in Ria Formosa Nature Park from Faro, Portugal. This port-of-call tour is one of the best shore excursions Faro has to offer.

Travelers who have booked this island boat tour before have rated their experience an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars in 1,295 reviews.

This half-day catamaran excursion will explore the Ria Formosa Natural Park in the Algarve Region. Your guide will enhance your knowledge of marine life, oyster cultivation, and village culture. Explore the diverse marine life in the crystal-clear waters of Portugal with snorkeling masks and life jackets provided for your safety and enjoyment. Consider having lunch (at your expense) in Culatra for an authentic taste of Algarve cuisine.

This popular port-of-call tour starts at Cais das Portas do Mar and takes you to stunning travel destinations like Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, Barreta Island, Ilha do Farol, Ilha da Culatra, and Ria Formosa. The exact address of your departure location is R. Da Porta Nova, 8000-250 Faro, Portugal.

Observe a variety of seabirds, such as herons, storks, and spoonbills, in their natural habitat as you navigate the channels of Ria Formosa. Your first stop will be Barreta Island, where you can enjoy swimming or snorkeling in crystal-clear water and see coral reefs and marine life.

After refreshingly swimming in the sea, visit Ilha do Farol and capture the stunning views of the Algarve Region. Take photos of the traditional houses or walk by the lighthouse in the area.

In Ilha da Culatra, stroll the surroundings at your own pace. If you take the morning tour, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant or picnic by the beach at your own expense. If you pick the afternoon tour, you will visit Fisherman's Village, where you can observe local culture. The tour's final stop is an oyster cultivation site, where one can observe the oyster farming and practices in the area.

The activity is offered in 4 languages: Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish.

Make sure to thoroughly explore the "Included" and "Good to know" sections below to learn more about the inclusions and insights this shore excursion provides.

The cancellation policy for this shore excursion is as follows: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Make your time in Faro special by booking the unique 3 Islands Boat Tour in Ria Formosa Nature Park from Faro, Portugal. Choose your travel dates and reserve a slot for this port-of-call tour before it gets fully booked!

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Masks to snorkeling
Professional SKIPPER / Local Guide
Life Jackets
10h00 - Morning Tour : 5 hours ( Time to lunch )
14h00 - Afternoon Tour : 4 hours ( Time to snacks )


Alternoon Tour - 4 Hours
Swim and Snorkeling: ( Free snorkeling masks )
Duration: 4 hours
Not inclued
3 Island of Ria Formosa
Morning Tour - 5 Hours
Swin and Snorkling: ( Free snorkeling masks )
Duration: 5 hours
Not inclued
3 islands of Ria Formosa
Time to Lunch in Culatra (2h): You can have lunch in a typical restaurant on Culatra island or you can take your Pick-Nik.

Good to know

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Public transportation options are available nearby
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tours can be changed depending on sea conditions.
A maximum of 12 people per booking.
A minimum of 2 people is required per booking.
Not recommended for people with motor difficulties.

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