Faro Boat Tour to Boat Tour to islands

Faro Boat Tour to Boat Tour to islands with Birdwatching, Island Charm, and Coastal Splendo

Boat Tour to Deserta and Farol Islands

Experience the Natural Beauty of Ria Formosa From Faro

Experience the Natural Beauty of Ria Formosa on a Captivating Boat Tour to Deserta and Farol Islands

Embark on an unforgettable small-group boat tour that will transport you to the serene haven of Ria Formosa Natural Park, aboard a comfortable and spacious catamaran. This remarkable journey takes you to two exquisite destinations: Deserta Island and Farol Island.

A Scenic Departure
Your voyage commences at the picturesque Docks of Faro or the Marina of Faro, where you'll board the catamaran. As you set sail, your senses will be immersed in the mesmerizing beauty of Ria Formosa's meandering channels, offering a symphony of breathtaking vistas.

Birdwatching Extravaganza
Throughout the journey, you'll have the chance to observe a plethora of bird species, including the majestic Grey Heron and the elegant White Stork, making Ria Formosa their feeding ground. For avid birdwatchers, we also offer dedicated birdwatching tours in the Algarve to delve deeper into this ornithological paradise.

Island Charms and Coastal Gems
As you approach the islands, the Culatra Island lighthouse emerges on the horizon. Take a moment to appreciate the tireless efforts of oyster and clam farmers. Gazing back towards the mainland, the bustling market town of Olhão and one of Ria Formosa's crucial sea entrances come into view.

Farol Island – Your First Stop
The tour's initial pause is at Farol Island, where you can meander through the charming streets of this small yet welcoming community. As you wander past the lighthouse, continue to the end to discover an expansive beach of fine white sand, gently kissed by calm, warm waters. This spot marks the southernmost point of Portugal—the Santa Maria Cape.

Deserta Island – Your Second Oasis
Next, we journey to Deserta Island, also known as Barreta Island. Here, you can take a leisurely stroll to explore the island's diverse flora and fauna or simply bask in the sunshine and take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters lapping the shore.

A Return Journey to Remember
As the tour returns to Faro, you'll be enchanted by the spellbinding beauty of Ria Formosa, celebrated as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.

Practical Details
Should you have any inquiries about this remarkable boat tour to Deserta and Farol Islands, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our guides are fluent in English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.

What's Included:

  • A 3-hour boat excursion with stops of 1 hour in Farol and 20 to 30 minutes in Deserta.
  • Life vests for your safety.
  • A knowledgeable local guide.
  • Live commentary onboard.

What's Not Included:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Transportation to/from attractions.
  • Food and beverages.
  • Tips (optional).
  • Any additional extras not specified.



Unforgettable Adventure! - August 2023

“Our boat tour to Deserta and Farol Islands was an unforgettable adventure! The breathtaking landscapes, birdwatching, and friendly guides made it a day to remember.”

A Perfect Escape - August 2023

“A day on the catamaran, exploring the islands and soaking up the sun, felt like a perfect escape from reality. Highly recommended!”

Nature Lover's Dream - June 2023

“As a nature lover, this tour was a dream come true. The diverse birdlife, pristine beaches, and Ria Formosa's beauty left me in awe.”

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