Embark on a captivating 4-hour speedboat journey around the picturesque islands of the Ria Formosa Natural Park in Olhão, Portugal, with the Islands Tour SpeedBoat. This tour is perfect for all ages and showcases the stunning natural beauty of Olhão's Natural Park.
- Adults (Over 4 Years old): €30
- Children (Up to 4 years old): Free
- Explore the diverse islands, charming villages, and serene beaches of Ria Formosa Natural Park.
- Duration: 4 hours of immersive exploration.
- Departure at 13:00h from Olhão.
- Navigate through the canals fronting Olhão and visit the Barrier Islands safeguarding the Ria Formosa.
- Witness the iconic Farol Bar and Sta Maria Lighthouse on Farol Island, one of the Algarve's three lighthouses.
- Enjoy a 1h 30m lunch break (meal not included) in Culatra, a vibrant fisherman's village with a population of nearly 1000. Experience the village life with its full range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, a school, church, medical office, and even a football pitch.
- Next, visit Armona Bay and Island for a 30-minute stop, offering another perspective of the area's beauty.
- Return to Olhão, passing by historic tuna factories and the bustling fishing harbour.
- This comprehensive tour lets you explore a larger portion of the Ria Formosa and its breathtaking islands.
- Your skipper doubles as a guide, enriching your experience with insights about the area's fauna and flora.
- Enhance your tour with provided book guides and binoculars for an in-depth exploration.
- The tour operates daily, departing from the pier in front of the Real Marina & Spa Hotel in Olhão at 13:00h.
- Select the boat of your choice for a personalized experience.
- Tour concludes at 17:00h.
Explore the Surrounding Areas:
- Olhão: A town with a rich history, dating back to prehistoric times, known for its fishing and commercial trade. It played a significant role during the French occupation, leading to its current status as a city with about 14900 residents.
- Armona Island: A 9 km long island with unique geographical features, known for its fishing community, now also popular for holiday homes and summer rentals.
- Culatra Island: Stretching 7 km, this island originated as a strategic fishing area, now housing about 1000 inhabitants in a village with a rich fishing heritage.
- Hangares: Noted for its historical seaplane base and the remaining traces of its naval aviation history, it now features a chapel and is known for its local community.
- Farol (Lighthouse): Named after its lighthouse built in 1851, this area has evolved into a fishing village with a focus on tourism, offering a blend of modest homes and holiday accommodations.
- Deserta or Barreta Island: An 8 km long island with minimal human presence, featuring fishing huts, a restaurant, and a pristine beach, perfect for those seeking tranquility.
Discover and enjoy the diversity of Olhão's islands, villages, and beaches on this unique and enriching boat tour, offering a blend of cultural heritage, natural beauty, and a glimpse into the local lifestyle.