From Olhão : Private Ria Formosa Sunset Tour

5 (2 Reviews)
ODYSSEY Boat Tours , Cais T, Av. 5 de Outubro s/n, 8700-302 Olhão
From: €300,00
(2 reviews)

2 Hour 30 Minutes

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people


English, Français, Portuguese, Spanish

About this tour

Explore Culatra Island and Armona Island or Praia Deserta on this private sunset boat trip along the Ria Formosa. Spend some time visiting the fisherman island , swim on a deserted beach and admire a beautiful sunset on the return journey. 

Explore 2 islands by boat on this 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. Your guide will explain the Ria Formosa and the islands to you throughout the tour and help with anything you need.

Set off with your captain and tour guide on an incredible 2-island tour. First, make a stop at Culatra Island for around 45 minutes to you visit this amazing fisherman community. Culatra has around 1000 people living on this fishing island throughout the year, where fishing has been the predominant business on the island for many generations. There are 2 schools, 1 church, 1 football team, several restaurants, cafes and souvenir and craft shops. There is a bakery with its own production that makes delicious cakes that leave our customers surprised by the authentic taste of the cakes.

Then head to Ilha da Armona or the deserted beach, depending on the season. In summer, you can enjoy the deserted beach , with its beautiful natural landscape, free from buildings , where we will stay for 30 to 45 minutes .  This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve, where you can choose between swimming on the Ria Formosa or Atlantic Ocean side. It is a beach only accessible by boat, so it is always more deserted than the beaches on the islands. In this paradisiacal place, the white sand and crystal clear water make this beach one of the most desired in the entire Algarve and the best stop on this tour. Discover the deserted beach and enjoy the tranquility of the environment.

If it’s too windy, cold or it’s winter, we swap the deserted beach for the magnificent Armona Island! The beautiful Armona Island is inhabited year-round by locals and tourists. and it is spectacular for a beautiful walk to the coast admiring the flowers and gardens of the houses on the islands, where many of them are available for rent during the holidays. There is a beautiful beach facing the Ria Formosa around the entire island with cafes facing the beach to drink or eat something during the tour. Here we will stop for 30 to 45 minutes.

A combination of several experiences, you will 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.

What to take :
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Good to know beforehand :
  • The private 3-hour sunset tour will have 2 or 3 stops on the Ria Formosa barrier islands
  • A stop at a deserted beach or Armona Island to swim and relax , The second stop is on the fishing island of Culatra
  • 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

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


  • Decide what to do, change your itinerary if you wish
  • 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 of the Ria Formosa Natural Park


  • Local guide fluent in 4 languages
  • Life jackets
  • Explanation about the islands and the Ria Formosa
  • Stop at 2 islands
  • Private Sunset Boat Tour with Experienced captain
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


2 - 3 Hours



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. 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.

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


(2 Reviews)
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Amazing amazing time

We had an absolutely amazing private boat tour for my Dads birthday, with Ricardo as our skipper. He was both informative, yet fun. The island stop offs are amazing and showed us a complete new part to Olhao, even after coming for 17 years. We loved every second of our private trip and are already talking about coming back next year to do an even longer one. 10/10 for service, communication and fun. Thank you all
Tina B

Amazing tour

Was not quite sure what to expect but what an amazing day. We went as a group of 9 made up of 2 families and we all agreed it was the best day of our holiday. Ricardo our joint skipper and tour guide was absolutely brilliant, gave us so much information and was able to answer any questions we asked. He was extremely friendly, courteous and helpful at all times and it was like he was part of our group. I would absolutely definitely recommend this company and particularly Ricardo and if we ever come back will be using them again.
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