From Faro : Ria Formosa – 2 Islands Catamaran Tour

5 (6 Reviews)
Av. da República, 8000-078 Faro
From: €35,00
(6 reviews)

3 Hours 30 Minutes

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people


English, Français, Portuguese, Spanish

About this tour

Deserta island / Farol island tour

A relaxing guided boat tour through the canals of the Ria Formosa with a visit to 2 different islands: Deserta island and Farol Island. You will be able to observe the nature of the park, feel the comfort onboard, and enjoy the unique landscapes, which make the Ria Formosa Natural Park one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal.

A unique experience along the 15 miles route. The first stop and visit will be to Deserta Island, where we will disembark in a wild and inhabited place. The richness of the fauna and flora on this island, the dunes and its crystalline waters, invites you to visit. It has a very long and wide beach, both on the side of the estuary and the ocean. This is where Cabo de Santa Maria is located, which is the southernmost point of mainland Portugal.

In the second, Farol island, a small tourist village where the historic lighthouse of Santa Maria, built in 1851, is located. It is a place where we experience unique sensations, with its narrow sandy streets, typical bars, and small houses. Colorful and rustic. It has a very beautiful and extensive sandy beach. However, it is short at high tide!

On each island, the visit will be free, where you will have approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour in each of them, to enjoy, visit, swim, drink a cocktail on the beach, take photos, and do anything else you want to do at your leisure. Enjoy!

Oh! And all through, you are accompanied by a local, multilingual, passionate, and attentive guide! Here we go?

  • Departure and Arrival : Faro
  • Duration : 3 hours*
  • Limit of Persons : up to 11 per boat

Additional Information : Arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time for the tour. We always conclude at the previously scheduled end time so that we can meet our schedule.

* During high season (April to October), the morning tour (11am) will be about 4 hours to allow a slightly longer stop on the island of Farol to enjoy lunch in one of the typical restaurants of the community or visit the island more time. Lunch is optional and not included in the price. The choice of restaurant and its free.

Subject to cancellation if weather conditions do not allow safe navigation or any other factor that affects navigability.

  • The 11:00 tour lasts 4 hours. Includes lunch stop at a restaurant on Farol Island (lunch price not included in the ticket). Guests can bring picnic if they prefer.
  • The duration of the tour at 15:15 is 3.5 hours.
  • The tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
What to take :
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimsuit

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  • Have fun with a pleasant and comfortable ride aboard a modern catamaran
  • Navigate the canals of the Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Enjoy stops to visit the beautiful islands of Farol and Deserta


  • Boat ride
  • Local guide
  • Security instructions
  • Life jacket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch


3 - 4 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.

Tour's Location

Av. da República, 8000-078 Faro


(6 Reviews)
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Boat tour

Ivan the great.

Fantastic tour! Best day of our holiday - really felt like we’d been away! Beautiful!. Ivan was so lovely, and we had a great day. Beautiful islands. Nice Your.
Boat tour

Ivan was great. Nice trip to do while in faro

Such a pleasant experience. If not for this trip, I wouldn’t have seen the islands around and heard the stories Ivan told us. He was really nice and informative.
Boat tour

Great tour

It was great 3 hours tour with Pudim. He is awesome guide, explaining interesting things about the islands. We enjoyed it a lot.

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