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

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Cais T, Av. 5 de Outubro s/n, 8700-302 Olhão
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2 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people


English, Français, Portuguese, Spanish

About this tour

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 provide binoculars and brochures with information about the birds.

The Ria Formosa Natural Reserve covers an area of ​​14,000 hectares protected by a complex web of sand barriers and dunes stretching 60 km along the coast. It is a home to more than 20,000 water birds, especially during winter. Birdwatching in Olhão takes place throughout the year.

Some of the most interesting species that we often observe in Ria Formosa are the black-necked grebe (podiceps nigricollis), the spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), the oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), flamingo (roseus phoenicopterus), seagull (limosa lapponica), Mediterranean gull (Larus melanocephalus), cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), little heron (egretta garzeta), great heron (Ardea cinerea), white stork (ciconia ciconia), among others.

The Ria Formosa is a crucial point for migratory birds.

This birdwatching boat trip in Olhão, from departure to arrival, takes around two hours.


  • Discover the diversity of permanent and migratory birds in the Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Observe this fantastic species in its natural habitat
  • Home to more than 20,000 water birds
  • Possible to observe the traditional seafood catch
  • Cruise on a modern and comfortable boat
  • Visit to the central area of the ​​Ria Formosa


  • Boat excursion
  • Local guide
  • Security instructions
  • Life jackets
  • Birds Information and guided tour
  • Binoculars
  • Brochures with information about the birds
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


2 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

Cais T, Av. 5 de Outubro s/n, 8700-302 Olhão


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Sandra N

Magnífico passeio

Passeio magnífico ficando com uma ideia geral de cada uma das paragens. Dia de festa na Culatra com muita agitação onde foi muito difícil almoçar.

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