From Olhão: Private Boat Rental – Ria Formosa & Islands

5 (2 Reviews)
ODYSSEY Boat Tours , Cais T, Av. 5 de Outubro s/n, 8700-302 Olhão
From: €100,00
(2 reviews)

1 to 8 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people


English, Français, Portuguese, Spanish

About this tour

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 through the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Admire the beautiful landscapes and rich biodiversity with an expert crew. Sail through swamps, islands, islets, dunes and sandbars that are home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Spot local birds, marine life and clam and oyster beds during low tide.

A day in pure 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 of friends.

In cooperation with our team, we create unique and personalized moments, helping to become unforgettable! From deserted beaches to all islands, there are many possible stopping destinations. All prepared by the Odyssey team and with the goal of service excellence from start to finish, to provide you with an unforgettable and unique trip!

We are always interested in collaborating and thinking about special requests or dedications! The tour can be done in the morning with stop for lunch or in the late afternoon with dinner and sunset, can be accompanied by music of your choice and drinks and snacks on board.

The skipper will always go during the tour according to the group’s ideas and always do everything possible to make everything go as desired! He has a vast knowledge about the region, which will during your tour, inform about various curiosities and customs of the region, and during the stops, all are free to do any kind of activities on the respective islands, advised by the captain of the boat

All stops and times are chosen by you and your group, where we can visit:

  • Desert island
  • Lighthouse Island
  • Culatra Island
  • Village of Hangars
  • Deserted Beach
  • Armona Island

We also have the possibility of anchoring the boat in a safe area to dive and jump from the boat. 

Choose how many hours you want to do, with a minimum of 2 hours! The price is per hour! We make €100/hour for a maximum of 11 people on the boat. Contact us for more information !

What to take :
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Good to know beforehand :
  • The private tour you can choose the stops on the Ria Formosa barrier islands
  • Along the way on the Ria Formosa canals, the captain will tell you all about Ria Formosa activities, shellfish farms, fauna and flora
  • The tour depends on favorable weather conditions
  • During planned stops, participants can carry out any activities they wish
  • Choose between shared or private tour
  • You can bring your own lunch or dine at a local restaurant


  • A day in pure tranquility
  • Customize your own routes, as well as the stops and your stop time!
  • Discover the rich biodiversity of the Ria Formosa Natural Park
  • Learn about the history of the park and its islands from your experienced captain
  • Stop at a deserted island to visit island communities, swim and relax
  • Choose between a shared group or private cruise
  • Walk the white sand beaches and learn about this unique flora and fauna
  • 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 and help with anything you need
  • discover magnificent beaches with white sand and crystal clear water, islands and communities
  • Admire the nature of the Ria Formosa and its fauna and flora
  • The gastronomy and special dishes of the Island and the region
  • You will learn more about fishing techniques, customs and traditions
  • A super complete tour to learn a lot about the region and enjoy a wonderful boat trip


  • Local guide fluent in 4 languages
  • Life jackets
  • Explanation about the islands and the Ria Formosa
  • Private Boat Tour with Experienced captain
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch or Dinner


All Day



Frequently asked questions

We recommend always speaking to us before booking the tour, so we can organize the best possible route and see what you would really like to do.

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. Customers will receive a full refund in such cases.

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.

Tour's Location

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


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Boat Tour

Perfect afternoon

Bumped into Steve to ask directions! So glad we did , prompted us to book the 4.5 hr trip. There were 8 of us, a really friendly group. First stop the beautiful island of Culatra, where we had a delicious lunch of the freshest fish , time to walk around and take in the beautiful scenery . Then onto a deserted beach with time to swim , walk etc . Lots of local info from Captain Steve . A lovely way to spend a hot afternoon. Thanks . Highly recommended.
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John C

Ria Formosa, food, water and exploration. A great afternoon.

This was a brilliant afternoon on the Ria Formosa, in a traditional boat. Very relaxing on the water as other boats and wildlife went by. The meal i had was great (pork with clams - try it) with great views across the bay. After lunch we went swimming and paddle boarding in the beautiful crystal clear waters before heading to the fishermans island for a drink or two. The sun was setting as we head back giving spectacular vistas across the bay as we came back to dock. Thank you Captain Steve for a great afternoon. I fully recommend this tour as a great way to explore the Ria Formosa.
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