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RIA FORMOSA TOURS

The Ria Formosa is one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal! A beautiful place, full of nature, with many species of animals and plants!

Navigate its canals and watch many shellfish gatherers collecting bivalves, spectacular landscapes full of sandbanks and wonderful deserted beaches with warm, crystal-clear water!

Without a doubt a must do in the Algarve! You can visit in several ways, by boat, kayak, sup, bicycle, walking, the Ria Formosa is a total of 60 kilometers, from Quinta do Lago in Loulé to Cacela Velha in Vila Real de Santo António.

Contact us to find out more about all the options!

Visit the magnificent islands and deserted beaches

Explore the Ria Formosa natural park which has a total of 5 islands and many magnificent deserted beaches with white sand and crystal clear water

Admire the incredible nature of the natural park

The largest community of seahorses in the world, countless species of birds and fish, and a magnificent nature that is one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal

Visit in various ways and possibilities

You can visit by boat, kayak, sup, Hawaiian canoe, jet ski, yacht, sailboat, see all the options below

Ria Formosa

tours

See all our ria formosa trips! For groups and special events, please contact us using the form!

From Faro : SUP or Kayak Tour in the Ria Formosa

Ria Formosa Tour – SUP or Kayak  In contact with salt water in this ria formosa tour ! The SUP or Kayak Tour includes a stand up paddle (SUP) or kayak lesson, an important familiarization with the necessary devices, a small tour and a free ride for a brief maritime exploration. It’s a unique way […]

Duration

2 Hours

Group Size

10 people

From Faro : Catch and Cook Experience in the Ria Formosa

Catch and Cook Experience in the Ria Formosa The Catch and Cook experience will give you the opportunity to be instructed by our technicians and learn to catch and cook the best that our Ria Formosa has to offer, the seafood. To open your appetite, there’s nothing like choosing one of the three nautical activities […]

Duration

4 Hours

Group Size

10 people

From Faro : Surf or SUP Dream Experience in the Ria Formosa

Surf or SUP Dream Experience in the Ria Formosa This surf lesson is special… The instructor will select the best location to surf in Faro, always taking into account the weather conditions and, together with the client, we will go in search for the best waves. You will be transported by boat to the place […]

Duration

2 Hours

Group Size

10 people

From Faro : Oyster Sensation Experience in the Ria Formosa

Oyster Sensation Experience in the Ria Formosa Surf, SUP and Oysters is the perfect combination of a wonderful nautical activity with the tasting of a delicacy from Ria Formosa, the famous oyster. You will have at your disposal three nautical activities to choose just one (Surf, SUP or Kayak), and after enjoying the sporting moment, […]

Duration

4 Hours

Group Size

10 people

From Faro : Surf & Sup Experience in the Ria Formosa

Surf & Sup Experience in the Ria Formosa Surf & Sup is a magical experience… It starts with a boat trip to one of the most beautiful areas of the Ria Formosa – Barrinha, as it is known among the locals, where the surf lesson will take place. After finishing the first activity, we will […]

Duration

4 Hours

Group Size

10 people

From Faro : Surf Rentals at Praia de Faro

Surf Rentals You can also rent the surf, stand up paddle or canoeing equipment you want and enjoy the maritime activities freely and with your friends. Prices: Board Wetsuit Board + Wetsuit Kayak Single Kayak Double Half day 15€ 8€ 20€ 20€ 25€ 1 day 20€ 12€ 25€ 25€ 30€   Don’t forget to always […]

Duration

1 Day

Group Size

10 people

From Olhão: The Cubist City and its Islands of the Ria Formosa – Guided Walk

Olhão, the Cubist City and its Islands of the Ria Formosa We offer a program with two activities on the same day… what to spend wonderful moments with family or friends!A fun tour of the city of Olhão and a boat excursion to visit the barrier islands of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve. In the […]

Duration

7 Hours

Group Size

8 people

From Faro: Eco-Friendly Ria Formosa Birdwatching by Solar Boat

Eco-Friendly Ria Formosa Birdwatching by Solar Boat The Ria Formosa is a place of extreme nature, with an environment that is always different at every hour of the day. This is largely due to the fact that sea levels rise and fall by about 3 meters every 6 hours. While there, you will discover a […]

Duration

2 Hours

Group Size

12 people

From Olhão : Tour of the 3 Islands in the Ria Formosa with Traditional Lunch

Explore this 3 islands of the Ria Formosa , Armona, Farol and Culatra with a local guide from Olhão. Learn about the flora, fauna, and livelihoods of local citizens while enjoying a home-cooked fisherman’s lunch. Unique tour departing from Olhão, Capital of the Ria Formosa with lunch included at a fisherman’s house. Typical lunch made […]

Duration

6 Hours

Group Size

12 people

From Olhão : Observation of Seahorses and Underwater Ruins

Ria Formosa is home to one of the largest seahorse communities in the world. On this tour you will have the opportunity to observe this fantastic species in its natural habitat. The two species that reside in the Ria Formosa are: the long-snouted seahorse (hippocampus guttulatus), and the short-snouted seahorse (hippocampus hippocampus). You will also have the […]

Duration

2 Hours

Group Size

12 people

From Olhão : Bird Watching and Visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park

Come and discover the diversity of permanent and migratory birds in the Ria Formosa Natural Park and the Eastern Algarve Ocean. On this birdwatching boat tour in Olhão, the captain is an experienced bird watcher and he will be your guide. The captain will be happy to teach you about the species you encounter. We […]

Duration

2 Hours

Group Size

12 people

From Olhão : Quicksilver Activ Open 505 Boat Rental – Ria Formosa

You are on holiday in Algarve, and you are looking for something to do? Discover Olhão and the Ria Formosa with our Quicksilver 505 Activ Open ! Enjoy your stay in Olhão and Algarve and opt for a boat rental! 10 minutes from Faro airport, our boat rental company is located in Olhao, in Algarve, […]

Duration

1 Day

Group Size

5 people

From Faro : Cap Ferret 550 Boat Rental – Ria Formosa

Rent a boat with or without a skipper and enjoy Ria Formosa at your own pace and time! To rent our boats, the nominated skipper must have the relevant Navigation License. The Authorized Navigation Area is only inside the Ria Formosa; and it’s not allowed to exit to the ocean. For your convenience, we can […]

Duration

7 Hours

Group Size

6 people

From Faro : RIB 3DTENDER Boat Rental – Ria Formosa

Rent a boat with or without a skipper and enjoy Ria Formosa at your own pace and time! To rent our boats, the nominated skipper must have the relevant Navigation License. The Authorized Navigation Area is only inside the Ria Formosa; and it’s not allowed to exit to the ocean. For your convenience, we can […]

Duration

7 Hours

Group Size

8 people

From Faro : PIONER VIKING Boat Rental – Ria Formosa

Rent a boat with or without a skipper and enjoy Ria Formosa at your own pace and time! To rent our boats, the nominated skipper must have the relevant Navigation License. The Authorized Navigation Area is only inside the Ria Formosa; and it’s not allowed to exit to the ocean. For your convenience, we can […]

Duration

7 Hours

Group Size

8 people

From Olhão : Pioner 17 Touring I Boat Rental – Ria Formosa

Enjoy the Ria Formosa with our Pioneer Touring 17! The perfect boat rental for your holidays in Olhão, Algarve! Super modern boat, very spacious and versatile, it is great for family outings or fishing with friends. A perfect boat rental to enjoy Olhão and Algarve in a unique way. This monocoque (RIB) boat is equipped […]

Duration

1 Day

Group Size

5 people

From Olhão : Pioner Multi III Boat Rental – Ria Formosa

Enjoy the Ria Formosa with our Pioner Multi III ! The perfect boat rental for your holidays in Olhão, Algarve! For this boat rental , we have the Pioner Multi III is designed to master many and varied tasks, everything from transporting materials, animals to small vehicles and diving equipment. It’s in the name. Pioner […]

Duration

1 Day

Group Size

5 people

From Faro : Luxury Private Yacht Tour in the Ria Formosa

Private Yacht Tour at the Ria Formosa Natural Park We will take you to the best desert beaches and some of the best secret spots, while you enjoy all the luxury aboard our boats. Trips are in the Ria Formosa Natural Park with departure from Faro. Ria Formosa Natural Park provides the most pleasant boat […]

Duration

3 Hours 30 Minutes

Group Size

8 people

From Olhão: 3-Hour Ria Formosa Boat Tour – Small group in Catamaran

Discover the wonders of nature on the Ria Formosa and be amazed and dazzled by this fragile and complex ecosystem considered to be one of Portugal’s seven wonders. On this tour you will have the opportunity to observe the Natural Park of the Ria Formosa navigating through its channels. You will walk on white sands […]

Duration

3 Hours

Group Size

12 people

From Olhão: Full-Day Tour to the 3 Islands of the Ria Formosa in Catamaran

Explore three islands by catamaran on this cruise from Olhão to Farol, Culatra and Armona Island or the deserted beach. Experience the beautiful, deserted beaches of the islands and discover the village of Culatra. The catamaran is very comfortable and ideal for calm days in the Ria Formosa, entering and leaving the boat directly on […]

Duration

5 Hours

Group Size

Unlimited

From Faro : Quicksilver 635 Boat Rental – Ria Formosa

Rent a boat with or without a skipper and enjoy Ria Formosa at your own pace and time! To rent our boats, the nominated skipper must have the relevant Navigation License. The Authorized Navigation Area is only inside the Ria Formosa; and it’s not allowed to exit to the ocean. For your convenience, we can […]

Duration

7 Hours

Group Size

6 people

From Olhão : Private Catamaran with Skipper for Groups

CATAMARAN PRIVATE WITH SKIPPER Have you ever imagined being in the middle of the Ria Formosa, one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal with paradisiacal beaches aboard a catamaran with numerous attractions (paddles, canoes and diving platform) where you will have the opportunity to combine joy, fun and immortalize your moment! Our experienced team offers […]

Duration

1 Hour to 8 Hours

Group Size

30 people

From Olhão : Pioner 17 Touring II Boat Rental – Ria Formosa

Enjoy the Ria Formosa with our Pioneer Touring 17! The perfect boat rental for your holidays in Olhão, Algarve! Super modern boat, very spacious and versatile, it is great for family outings or fishing with friends. A perfect boat rental to enjoy Olhão and Algarve in a unique way. This monocoque (RIB) boat is equipped […]

Duration

1 Day

Group Size

5 people

From Faro : PIONER VIKING Boat Rental – Ria Formosa

Rent a boat with or without a skipper and enjoy Ria Formosa at your own pace and time! To rent our boats, the nominated skipper must have the relevant Navigation License. The Authorized Navigation Area is only inside the Ria Formosa; and it’s not allowed to exit to the ocean. For your convenience, we can […]

Duration

7 Hours

Group Size

8 people

From Olhão : Ria Formosa and Islands – Private Boat Tour – Silver

EXZELLENZ SILVER A wonderful three-hour tour in the Ria Formosa through the islands of Armona and Culatra. On this circuit our guests will have the chance to learn a little more about the history of Olhão, passing through the tourist settlement of Armona Island. We unveil the best kept secret of our Ria, with a […]

Duration

3 Hours

Group Size

11 people

From Olhão : Ria Formosa & Islands – Private Boat Tour – Gold

EXZELLENZ GOLD Five-hour tour, our most complete, with several stops, on a luxury boat for a perfect day. Throughout this circuit, our guests will learn a little about the natural features of the Ria Formosa and the history of Olhão, its fishing roots and ancient traditions. The first stop will be at Ilha da Barreta […]

Duration

5 Hours

Group Size

11 people

From Olhão : Ria Formosa & Islands – Private Boat Tour – Sunset

EXZELLENZ SUNSET A two-hour circuit through the peaceful waters of the Ria Formosa, with or without stops. Come and enjoy a tour on our luxury boats through the Ria Formosa and have the opportunity to register the best sunset in the world, in a perfect and enchanting end of the afternoon. During the tour some […]

Duration

2 Hours

Group Size

11 people

From Olhão : Half-Day Private Yacht Tour in the Ria Formosa Islands

Enjoy the wonders of the Ria Formosa, on board a beautiful yacht! Rent this luxurious boat for 4h , a full day or sunset in Olhão! Your trip starts in Olhão, and for the amount of time you desire, enjoy the Ria Formosa on board this amazing yacht! Our mission? Creating unforgettable moments! This rental […]

Duration

4 Hours

Group Size

12 people

From Olhão : Full-Day Private Yacht Tour in the Ria Formosa Islands

Enjoy the wonders of the Ria Formosa, on board a beautiful yacht! Rent this luxurious boat for a full day  in Olhão! Your trip starts in Olhão, and for the amount of time you desire, enjoy the Ria Formosa on board this amazing yacht! Our mission? Creating unforgettable moments! This rental comes with a full […]

Duration

7 Hours

Group Size

12 people

From Olhão : Sunset Private Yacht Tour in the Ria Formosa Islands

Enjoy the wonders of the Ria Formosa, on board a beautiful yacht! Rent this luxurious boat for a sunset tour in Olhão! Your trip starts in Olhão, and for the amount of time you desire, enjoy the Ria Formosa on board this amazing yacht! Our mission? Creating unforgettable moments! This rental comes with a full […]

Duration

2 Hours 30 Minutes

Group Size

8 people

From Olhão : Jetski Seadoo GTI Rental – Ria Formosa

Rent a Jetski and enjoy Ria Formosa at your own pace and time! Rent your jet ski and experience incredible moments in the Ria Formosa! Visit the islands and magnificent deserted beaches and stay as long as you want during the day. You can choose someone to go with you or rent it for yourself. […]

Duration

1 Day

Group Size

4 people

From Olhão : Full-Day Private Tour in a Catamaran in the Ria Formosa

Enjoy an amazing day in a Catamaran in the Ria Formosa Enjoy the pleasures of the Ria Formosa on board a catamaran.  Let us take you, your family and friends on a wonderful private boat tour at the Ria Formosa on our gorgeous and spacious sailing catamaran! We offer an enjoyable outing, during which sunshine, […]

Duration

8 Hours

Group Size

24 people

From Olhão : Half-Day Private Tour in a Catamaran in the Ria Formosa

Enjoy an amazing half-day in a Catamaran in the Ria Formosa From 9h30 in the morning or 14h30 in the afternoon , enjoy the Ria Formosa and its beaches. The possibilities are endless! Enjoy the pleasures of the Ria Formosa on board a catamaran.  Let us take you, your family and friends on a wonderful […]

Duration

4 Hours

Group Size

24 people

From Olhão : Sunset Private Tour in a Catamaran in the Ria Formosa

The sunset in Ria Formosa At the beginning, this is perhaps the hour of greatest movement in the Ria Formosa, the bustle of returning from a day well spent, but it is also the time when the landscape changes at every moment following the sun in the its descent on the horizon giving way to […]

Duration

2 Hours

Group Size

24 people

From Faro : Eco-friendly Boat Trip on the Ria Formosa

Eco-Friendly Boat Tour in the Algarve Enjoy the natural beauty and tranquillity of Ria Formosa on an eco-friendly boat tour. Explore the sheltered waters of this protected lagoon in the Algarve on a 1-hour boat ride around Faro. Powered by solar energy, our Ria Formosa boat tour is as eco-friendly as possible, and Lands is […]

Duration

1 Hour

Group Size

10 people

From Faro : Birdwatching in Solar Boat in the Ria Formosa

An Algarve Boat Trip Dedicated to Birdwatching Discover the birds and nature of Ria Formosa on this eco-friendly boat tour in the Algarve — a unique bird-watching experience aboard a solar-powered boat departing from Faro. Our boats provide a smooth and quiet ride, making them ideal for tours through the Algarve’s most beautiful nature park. […]

Duration

2 Hours 30 Minutes

Group Size

8 people

From Faro : Sunset Boat Trip on the Ria Formosa in a Solar Boat

See the Algarve Sunset on this Faro Boat Tour This sunset boat trip in the Algarve’s Ria Formosa departs from the Marina of Faro on board an eco-friendly boat. Lands’ solar-powered boat is beautifully quiet which is nice for our guests, but it’s also ideal for the animal life in the area. This Faro boat […]

Duration

1 Hour

Group Size

8 people

From Faro : Private Eco-friendly Boat Trip on the Ria Formosa

Private Eco-Friendly Boat Tour in the Algarve : Enjoy the natural beauty and tranquillity of Ria Formosa on an eco-friendly boat tour. Explore the sheltered waters of this protected lagoon in the Algarve on a 1-hour boat ride around Faro. Powered by solar energy, our Ria Formosa boat tour is as eco-friendly as possible, and […]

Duration

1 Hour

Group Size

10 people

From Olhão : Private 5-Hour Tour to the 3 Islands of the Ria Formosa

Explore three islands by boat on this private tour  from Olhão to Farol, Culatra and Armona Islands or the deserted beach. Experience the beautiful, deserted beaches of the islands and discover the Culatra island. Travel in private group. Your guide will explain the Ria Formosa and the islands to you throughout the tour and help […]

Duration

5 Hour

Group Size

12 people

From Olhão: Boat trip along the Ria Formosa to Armona and Culatra

Explore two islands by boat on this short cruise from Olhão to Culatra and Armona Island or the deserted beach. Experience the beautiful, deserted beaches of the islands and discover the Culatra island. Travel in small groups of 11 people. Your guide will explain the Ria Formosa and the islands to you throughout the tour […]

Duration

2 Hours

Group Size

12 people

From Olhão: Private Boat Rental – Ria Formosa & Islands

Discover in this private tour , 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, receiving more than 20,000 birds during the winter. Leave the port of Olhão on a private boat trip […]

Duration

1 to 8 Hours

Group Size

12 people

From Olhão : Fishing Charters for Families or Friends

Fishing Charters From Olhão Our Olhão Fishing Charters are suitable for groups and families! Spacious and comfortable fishing boats guarantee a wonderful day out at sea! Trips depart from the Olhão marina and our Olhão Fishing Charters include: Exclusive use of the boat Skipper and crew services Insurance This short fishing trip is specially designed […]

Duration

4 Hours 30 Minutes

Group Size

11 people

From Olhão : Private Boat rental for groups until 18 persons – Ria Formosa & Islands

A day in pure tranquility and tranquility, where you can customize your own routes, as well as the stops and your stop time! Have the boat all to yourself and your group and create a day to stay forever in your memory and that of your friends! Surprise the people you love or your group […]

Duration

5 Hour

Group Size

12 people

From Olhão : Private Fishing Charters

Private Fishing Charters From Olhão Our Olhão Private Fishing Charters are suitable for groups and families! Spacious and comfortable fishing boats guarantee a wonderful day out at sea! Trips depart from the Olhão marina and our Olhão Fishing Charters include: Exclusive use of the boat in  private Private Skipper and crew services Insurance This private […]

Duration

All Day

Group Size

11 people

From Olhão : Snorkeling Tour in the Ria Formosa Natural Park

Join our Snorkeling Ria Formosa trips! We offer daily coastal trips to  protected areas! Here you can explore the spectacular Ria Formosa Natural Park and Islands!  Enjoy the transparency of the sea, as well as the rich flora and fauna. And you will only need a quick briefing! No need for complex training or equipment! All […]

Duration

2 to 3 Hours

Group Size

12 people

From Faro: Full-Day Boat Tour to Farol , Culatra and Deserta Island

Discover the wonders of the Ria Formosa Natural Park with Pudim Real boat trips that depart from Faro Marina. Our trip begins with an introduction to the park’s rich history and diverse wildlife. We make two one-hour stops at different islands , allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty and biodiversity of each location. […]

Duration

6 Hours

Group Size

8 people

From Faro : Birdwatching Boat Tour in small group

On this 1h30 nature tour, you will have the pleasure of observing some birds in the Ria Formosa natural park! In a small group and with your local guide, embark on a nature tour, where you will observe the narrow canals of Faro. Due to these natural characteristics and its geographical location,  Ria Formosa Park […]

Duration

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Group Size

12 people

From Faro : Ria Formosa Islands and Dolphin Watching

Combine the magnificent islands of the Ria Formosa with a dolphin watching tour and have a super complete experience in Faro! Observe dolphins in their natural habitat, record fantastic moments with these stunning mammals and also have the chance to see more marine life. To watch dolphins we will go outside the bar and in […]

Duration

7 Hours 30 Minutes

Group Size

8 people

From Faro : Half-Day Boat Tour to Farol and Deserta Island

Discover the wonders of the Ria Formosa Natural Park with Pudim Real boat trips that depart from Faro Marina. Our trip begins with an introduction to the park’s rich history and diverse wildlife. We make two stops at different islands , allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty and biodiversity of each location. You […]

Duration

3 Hours

Group Size

8 people

From Faro : Ria Formosa Short Tour

On this short tour, you will be able to observe the beauty and nature of the wonderful Ria Formosa! During the tour, your local Faro guide will give you very interesting information about the area, city, the predominant fauna and flora, as well as other curiosities. Visit the small navigation channels of Faro observing the […]

Duration

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Group Size

8 people

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Rent our kayak and have an incredible experience along the entire Algarve coast, visiting several different wonderful places ! With excellent stability, we have kayaks for 2 or 3 people

Snorkelling

Do you want to see the bottom of the oceans during your vacation week? Use our snorkelling for an excellent price and take it wherever you want

Bike

Rent your bike and discover the wonderful nature and beaches of the Algarve! With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, it is a good option for any day!

SUP

Take your Stand Up Paddle board anywhere in the Algarve! Thanks to the practical backpack, you can easily carry the board and fill it up directly on the beach or in the car.

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