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Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta)
Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta)

Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta)

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A sandy, uninhabited island off Portugal’s Algarve coast, Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) is a popular beach destination and wildlife refuge inside Ria Formosa National Park. With freshwater lagoons, salt flats, sand dunes, and more, the park has a diverse range of habitats—each with its own resident population of birds and other species, including chameleons.

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Boat trip from Faro to Ilha Deserta by Ferry

Boat trip from Faro to Ilha Deserta by Ferry

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Explore the rugged ‘Deserted Island’ located just off the Algarve coast. Take the ferry to the island and observe the various bird species that inhabit the area such as herons, plovers, and black-winged stilts. Soak up the sun on the white sandy beaches or go for a walk and admire the beautiful scenery before taking the ferry back to Faro.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.84
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$12.84
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1 or 2 Hour Speed Boat Tour - Ria Formosa

1 or 2 Hour Speed Boat Tour - Ria Formosa

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Experience Ria Formosa vibrant shoreline from the water on an exciting small-group speedboat tour! Speed up through the Inspiring Natural Channels of the Ria Formosa Natural Park on this Boat Tour from Faro. You will slide through the astonishing canals in a modern, fast and comfortable boat and you will see why Ria Formosa Natural Park is named one of the Portuguese “Seven Natural Wonders”. Along the tour you will be able to admire some of most magnificent exquisite birds and other wildlife that live all year long at the Natural Park. • Small Groups Tours • 1 or 2 Hours Tours • 1 Hour Tour visit 1 Island • 2 Hour Tour visit 2 Islands • Choose a morning or afternoon tour • Experience a comfortable Speed Boat Ride • Driven by a local professional guide
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.89
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Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro

Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro

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Ria Formosa Natural Park is one of the most impressive natural wonders along Portugal’s Algarve coast and the best way to explore is by boat. Hop aboard a catamaran on this small-group tour from Faro; cruise around the islands of Culatra, Farol, and Deserta; and spot wild flamingos and egrets swooping over the lagoon.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.89
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Ilha Deserta and Farol Island: a small group boat trip in Ria Formosa from Faro

Ilha Deserta and Farol Island: a small group boat trip in Ria Formosa from Faro

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Cruise the glittering waters of Ria Formosa Natural Park on a 3-hour sailing trip from Faro. After you climb aboard a luxurious catamaran, sail to natural landmarks like Deserta Island and Farol Island and scour the scenery for sightings of exotic birds. Observe the lives of locals as you listen to history and culture-rich commentary from your guide. Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 10 passengers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.89
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Ria Formosa Natural Park Two Islands Boat Trip in Faro

Ria Formosa Natural Park Two Islands Boat Trip in Faro

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Cruise from Faro to Ria Formosa Natural Park on an outing by catamaran that explores the remote islands of Faro and Deserta. This cruise is the perfect way to experience the Ria Formosa estuary, where you’ll find a maze of wetlands split by canals and hidden islands. Watch for the coastal birds of the Algarve as you relax on the 12-person catamaran, then enjoy some beach time on each island before returning to Faro. Both morning and afternoon departures are available.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.04
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Private Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro

Private Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro

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Take a sightseeing cruise around the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park on your own private boat. This half-day tour leaves from Faro and stops at the islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol, and Deserta where you can enjoy time on the beach to soak up the sun and swim. Snorkel masks are provided for those who would like to discover the underwater marine life of the area.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.45
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Private Catamaran Boat Tour - Ria Formosa

Private Catamaran Boat Tour - Ria Formosa

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Enjoy a private sailing trip on our Special Sailing Catamaran. We will tailor the experience for you for whatever activity or sights you would like to see or do. Our Skipper, is always available to give suggestions for the best places and beaches to visit in accordance to the time of the day. Just sit back, relax, and take in the sights. We will make some stops in a couple of bays next to some desert beaches so you can have your time to have a swim or go ashore to visit the islands. This is a private tour and is great for families, couples and groups of friends. - Private Activity - just you and your group will be aboard - Catamaran provided ample space for big groups of up to 16 People - Full Day or Half Day Options - Skipper and Hostess Included - Paddle Boards and Snorkeling Equipment Included - Stops for Swims - Small Children are Welcome
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$737.81
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2 Stop | 2 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park - From Faro

2 Stop | 2 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park - From Faro

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Enjoy this relaxing tour in the Ria formosa Natural Parque whit a confortable Catamaran and discover the 2 beautiful and principal Islands with 2 Stop : Deserta Island and Farol Island. You can snorkeling , walking near the oceano , observe Cape os Santa Mariade and enjoy the local wildlife.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.54
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Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour

Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour

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Spotting dolphins in their natural habitat is an extraordinary experience and on this 2.5-hour excursion off the coast of the Algarve, you will get the chance to see common and bottlenose dolphins, as well as the other marine life that live and play around the barrier islands of Ria Formosa and Santa Maria Cape, Europe’s most southerly point. Departing Faro you will travel aboard a comfortable and safe RIB boat with a nature guide in tow, who will give you fascinating facts about the extraordinary sea life of this lovely location. The boat trip is approximately 2 hours long and cruises through the calm waters of the Ria Formosa towards the big blue ocean, reaching 10 or 12 miles offshore. You will sail along the coastline of the Algarve, pass by the barrier-islands of Ria Formosa and Santa Maria Cape looking out for several species of cetaceans. After the exciting water adventure tracking the intense marine life, you will return to Ria Formosa where the tour ends.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.76
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Ria Formosa: Boat Tour of the 3 Islands (Armona / Culatra / Farol / Deserta)

Ria Formosa: Boat Tour of the 3 Islands (Armona / Culatra / Farol / Deserta)

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The tour will be interpretive and explanatory during your trip, so during stops, everyone is free to engage in any type of activities on the respective islands, advised by the vessel's captain. Comments : - Navigation made only by Ria Formosa, avoiding seasickness; - Experienced and fluent captains in several languages; Stops: - 1st Stop - Ilha da Armona (40 Minutes), free visit to Ilha da Armona. - 2nd Stop: Ilha da Armona (between 1H30 and 2H00), stop for lunch with a reserved table, and time to visit after or before lunch. It's up to the customer! - 3rd Stop - Ilha do Farol (40 Minutes), free visit to Ilha do Farol. - 4th Stop - Ilha Deserta (40 Minutes), free visit to Ilha Deserta. Join us, be safe!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.75
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Dolphin Watching + 4 Islands Tour - From Faro

Dolphin Watching + 4 Islands Tour - From Faro

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We offer you a Full day of adventure ,where you can enjoy the beauty of Dolphins and discover the 4 islands of the Ria Formosa Natural Park . The observation of the Dolphins is made on our Oceanic coast and the discovery of the 4 Islands is in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa. We Stop at Farol Island, Culatra Island where you can have lunch at a typical fisherman's restaurante in the island community or take your Pic-Nick, nest we go to Hangares Island to observe Oyter Culture, and finally we stop at Deserta Island. We return to Faro with a different lanscape of the Natural Park , as there is a difference in the tide , changing the whole scenery of Nature in our Ria Formosa.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.38
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Full-Day Islands Salt Pond and Dead Sea Tour from Faro

Full-Day Islands Salt Pond and Dead Sea Tour from Faro

This Full day is divided in 2 Acticities : Firts we 'll travel in a Open Jeep with a maximum of 7 people to the Salt Ponds , where you colu discover the production of Sea Salt, observe the wild live and Floting in the "Dead Sea ". In the second acitivity, on a Confortable Catamaran we cross the channels of the Ria Formosa Natural Park and we Stopped to visit its 2 islands : Deserta and Farol.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Ria Formosa & Ilhas: Family Boat Trip (Special Conditions)

Ria Formosa & Ilhas: Family Boat Trip (Special Conditions)

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Nothing better than a family outing !! Avoid the large crowds of beaches in the Algarve, on a private tour for the family at a special price and with special conditions and discounts at restaurants, or if you prefer, make your own Picnic! Together with our company, personalize an ideal tour for your family to spend an incredible day in pure tranquility and tranquility! From deserted beaches to visiting all the islands, you will have several options to be decided by you and your family! Our boats can take up to a maximum of 9 people in order to maintain social distance with our skipper! You can choose a 2,30h or 5h tour, in case you want a customized one please contact us
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.13
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Pirates & Islands: Treasure Hunt (Summer 2020)

Pirates & Islands: Treasure Hunt (Summer 2020)

This tour is unique and exclusive in the Algarve, on the islands of Ria Formosa! A tour to be done with family or a group of friends, where we can personalize your entire tour with pleasant and exciting surprises! A magnificent experience where you will delight and surprise the entire group! Our captain will play a Pirate character in Ria Formosa with a story designed by us to excite the youngest and be happy and curious with the idea of searching for a treasure left on a deserted beach a long time ago! We can be flexible and add a picnic moment to the tour and return with the splendid Ria Formosa sunset! We will create the scenery on the boat, on the captain as well as on the deserted beach. We will create clues to try to find the precious buried treasure and create problems so that there is some difficulty in the adventure! For more information please contact us at +351 938 555 612 or by email info@odysseytours.pt
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.02
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Private Half-Day Boat Tour in Ria Formosa from Faro

Private Half-Day Boat Tour in Ria Formosa from Faro

Cross the channels of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa and enjoy a relaxing Private BoatTour. Bring some drinks and have fun on board in 4 hours Trip. Find out the beautiful waters of the Algarve, where 2 main island are located : Deserta Island and Farol Island.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$819.80
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Romantic Moment: Sunset & Picnic (Summer 2020)

Romantic Moment: Sunset & Picnic (Summer 2020)

Make your partner an incredible surprise! A sensational tour, done at sunset, with a picnic of seafood or tapas on the beach and champagne, liquor or wine! Everything prepared by the Odyssey team and with the goal of service excellence from start to finish! It can be accompanied by music of your choice! We are always interested in collaborating and thinking about special requests or dedications! Example: Glass bottle with poem launched by our skipper. A personalized service that can be designed with our team, which will be designed to please your partner, and create a unique and unforgettable moment that will always be remembered and will have a very special flavor! Our skippers with a lot of experience and knowledge of the estuary, will be very professional and help to make everything go 5 *! Get in touch directly with our team to organize the tour and suggest different routes and activities to be done along the Ria Formosa.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.02
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1 Hour Private Speed Boat Tour

1 Hour Private Speed Boat Tour

Experience Ria Formosa vibrant shoreline from the water on an exciting Private and Taylor Made Speedboat Tour! Speed up through the Inspiring Natural Channels of the Ria Formosa Natural Park on this Boat Tour from Faro. You will slide through the astonishing canals in a modern, fast and comfortable boat and you will see why Ria Formosa Natural Park is named one of the Portuguese “Seven Natural Wonders”. Along the tour you will be able to admire some of most magnificent exquisite birds and other wildlife that live all year long at the Natural Park. With our Private Speed Boat Trip you can enjoy a totally exclusive, 1 hour Tour that can be customized to make your perfect Ria Formosa boat ride for up to seven guests. • Enjoy a Private Tour • Great for families, couples, and small groups of friends • 1 Hour Tour visit 1 Island • Choose a morning or afternoon tour • Experience a comfortable Speed Boat Ride • Driven by a local professional guide
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.27
Price varies by group size
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Small-Group Tour in Faro Islands

Small-Group Tour in Faro Islands

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A great chance to learn more about Ria Formosa and see the barrier islands that surround it. In this tour, a biologist will provide information about the natural park, its fauna and traditions! We head to the islands, where you will be able to see and visit Culatra Island and Deserta Island, as well as the Southernmost point of Portugal mainland - Cabo de Santa Maria. The tour includes 2 stops: one in Deserta Island (perfect for a swim) and the second one in Culatra island!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 18 Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) costs USD 12.84. Guided Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) tours start around USD 12.84 per person. See all 18 Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) tickets and tours on Viator.