From Faro : Private Full-Day Ria Formosa Islands & Dolphin Watching

5 (2 Reviews)
Ocean Emotions, Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune Loja B, 8000-541 Faro
From: €520,00
(2 reviews)

7 Hours 30 Minutes

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people


English, Français, Portuguese, Spanish

About this tour

Combine the magnificent islands of the Ria Formosa with a dolphin watching private boat 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 search of the Faro area. Then , we will enter the Ria Formosa again and make 3 stops along the Deserta , Culatra and Farol Islands

Discover the wonders of the Ria Formosa Natural Park 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 different islands , allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty and biodiversity of each location. You will have time to explore, appreciate your surroundings and capture memorable moments.

On Ilha Deserta it is the ideal place to swim in the wild nature of this island, or go for a walk along the coast! Without a doubt one of the best places in the Ria Formosa!

The Lighthouse, located on Culatra Island, is a charming village that leaves anyone in love. Its typical houses, decorated with gardens and materials from the sea, make walking along these streets a great pleasure! Marvel at the magnificent lighthouse measuring 49 meters in total and visit the wonderful Farol beach where you can go for a swim. This side is already the Atlantic Ocean and not the Ria Formosa

This stop is dedicated to lunch at the fisherman island , Ilha da Culatra , where we provide flexibility for customers. You can bring your own lunch or picnic, or we can help reserve a table at selected island restaurants. Please note that food is not included in the food tour package.

We depart at 8h30 and you will return to Faro at 16h00 and the tour will last 7h30 hours, offering an amazing experience of the Ria Formosa Natural Park and dolphin watching. Leaving you and your group or family with memories of a lifetime.

The boat its for a maximum of 8 persons.

Don’t forget to always check the weather for that day , before booking your tour. See all our other tours here.


  • Explore the Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Two one-hour stops on different islands and 2hour on another island
  • Flexible lunch options: you can bring your own lunch or reserve a table
  • You will learn the history of the Ria Formosa while enjoying a day in nature
  • Admire dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Learn about dolphins and other wildlife from your guide
  • Look for different species of cetaceans, such as dolphins , wales and another species


  • Private Full-Day Boat tour for 7h30 by the ria formosa islands and dolphin watching boat trip in small group
  • Guide in 4 languages
  • 0,5 Liter water
  • 3 Stops : Farol , deserta and culatra
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


7 Hours



Frequently asked questions

We do not refund customer cancellations less than 24 hours prior to departure. For cancellations of customers with more than 24 hours before departure, we refund the amount in full.


This activity can be conditioned by the weather and conditions of the sea. We can, in case of bad weather or uncomfortable sea conditions, cancel the trip by fully refunding the amount paid or rebooking the trip to another time.

Our tours are subject to weather and sea conditions. In the event of unfavorable weather conditions, we will contact you to reschedule or provide a refund. Additionally, the company reserves the right to cancel a trip if it does not reach the minimum number of passengers. Customers will receive a full refund in such cases.

NOIt is very important to be aware that this is a 100% natural tour in the open wild and not a zoo! Therefore we can never guarantee for sure that cetaceans will be sighted, but we can promise we will do our best to find them.

Tour's Location

Ocean Emotions, Passeio Abu Sào Ibn Harune Loja B, 8000-541 Faro


(2 Reviews)
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Le Gall L

Really good

It was such a good experience !! We saw a lot of dolphins and the view was incredible !! Thank you a lot
Freddy R

Good tour

We have a good tour with Joao, beach on faro island is pretty good, but we only stay for few time I will come back in the future

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