Recent Searches
Clear

Top Faro Water Tours

Saved to wishlist!
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in Faro. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials
Select Dates
Dates
Half-day Tours
Full-day Tours
Eco Tours
Private and Luxury
Adventure Tours
Hop on Hop Off
Day Cruises
Day Trips
Cultural Tours
Private Sightseeing Tours
Shore Excursions
Cruises & Sailing
Sightseeing Tours
Sunset Cruises
Catamaran Cruises
Audio Guides
Ports of Call Tours
Romantic Tours
Historical Tours
Sightseeing Cruises
Speed Boats

50 results | All Faro Tours

Sort by: Featured

Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro

Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro

star-5
515
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$35.69
From
$35.69
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.
More

* A traveler said: "The departure point was easy to find and they took already care of me before the trip even started by providing all necessary informations via Whatsapp! Furthermore the staff was great and the boat trip was fun."


Private Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro

Private Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro

star-4.5
22
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$178.47
per group
From
$178.47
per group
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.
More

Ria Formosa: Boat Tour of the 3 Islands (Armona / Culatra / Farol / Deserta)
From
$42.71
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 do Farol (1 hour), free visit. - 2nd Stop: Ilha da Armona (between 1H30 and 2H00), stop for lunch with reserved table, and time to visit after or before lunch. It is at the discretion of the customer! - 3rd Stop - Praia Deserta (1 hour), free visit. Lunch is not included at this time due to technical flaws, TripAdvisor is not letting us change the information or the itinerary described above, thanks for your understanding! On this trip we will know all the mysteries and secrets that the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park has to offer on the most complete tour!
More

* A traveler said: "Lovely day trip seeing the islands. Fresh fish lunch at a local restaurant was lovely. Our guide was very friendly and interesting"


Ria Formosa Natural Park Two Islands Boat Trip in Faro

Ria Formosa Natural Park Two Islands Boat Trip in Faro

star-5
200
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$41.64
From
$41.64
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.
More

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

star-4.5
87
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$35.69
From
$35.69
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.
More

* A traveler said: "This was a great day out. The guide was very informative and entertaining. Very glad we chose this trip. Would definitely recommend."


Islands Tour: Half Day Cruise in Ria Formosa National Park

Islands Tour: Half Day Cruise in Ria Formosa National Park

star-4.5
83
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$23.80
From
$23.80
Make the most of your time exploring Ria Formosa Natural Park by traveling with a guide on this half-day excursion. While you move through the canals of Olhao, the Barrier Islands, and the bay of Armona, learn about the area’s ecosystem and history through guided commentary. Make a stop for lunch (own expense) in the tiny fishing village of Cultura, where you can get a restaurant recommendation or picnic on the beach.
More

4 Stops 4 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park - From Faro

4 Stops 4 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park - From Faro

star-4.5
78
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$36.61
From
$36.61
Visit The Ria Formosa Natural Parque in a confortable catamaran and discover the 4 beautiful islands with 4 Stops : Deserta Island, Farol Island, Culatra Island an Hangares Island. You can snorkeling, walking near the ocean , enjoy a typical lunch on Culatra Island and observe the culture of oysters. ( Free Masks ) ( lunch not Included - you can bring your Pick Nick)
More

* A traveler said: "Our guide and skipper, Pudding was really knowledgeable of the area. The company offers an option to book for lunch (2 hr stop) at Cafe Janoca at Culatra Island but you can choose freely at other restaurants there. We would like to recommend this restaurant too - the wine was served in FULL glass (amazing) and the freshest seafood like oysters €12 for 9pieces you can get since the farm is just by the shore. Overall, a very comfortable boat with a well-planned itinerary that was not rushed and we were able to enjoy our time during all the stops."


Boat trip from Faro to Ilha Deserta by Ferry

Boat trip from Faro to Ilha Deserta by Ferry

star-4.5
70
  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$12.42
From
$12.42
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.
More

* A traveler said: "Excellent service! We got late to booking and the organisers manage to send us even the ferry was gone through a speed boat. Highly recommended to go with them."


Eco Tour Ria Formosa - Guided Nature Tour from Faro to Ilha Deserta

Eco Tour Ria Formosa - Guided Nature Tour from Faro to Ilha Deserta

star-5
58
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$37.24
From
$37.24
Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Ria Formosa Natural Park on a 90-minute catamaran cruise to Deserta Island from Faro. While you listen to informative commentary from your guide, you’ll see fascinating flora and fauna and disembark at Deserta Island to stroll along the beautiful beach. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own departure time and opt to explore hiking trails and nature walks before you return to Faro by catamaran.
More

Small-Group Tour in Faro Islands

Small-Group Tour in Faro Islands

star-5
48
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$38.14
From
$38.14
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!
More

Ria Formosa Eco Boat Trip from Faro

Ria Formosa Eco Boat Trip from Faro

star-5
37
  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$17.85
From
$17.85
The Ria Formosa flows through Portugal’s Algarve region, offering a haven for native wildlife—but exploring the lagoons without disturbing the birds isn’t easy. On this tour, cruise along the Ria Formosa peacefully by eco-friendly solar-powered boat and enjoy uninterrupted views over the wetland scenery. With minimal engine noise from your solar-powered boat, spot native wildlife in its natural habitat and see the best of the Ria Formosa.
More

3-Hour Boat Tour in Ria Formosa on Olhão Algarve

3-Hour Boat Tour in Ria Formosa on Olhão Algarve

star-5
37
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$29.74
From
$29.74
Discover the wonders of nature on the Ria Formosa and be amazed and dazzled by this fragile and complex ecosystem considered to be one of Portugal's seven wonders, a place to be visited and preserved. On this tour you will have the opportunity to observe the Natural Park of the Ria Formosa navigating through its channels. You will walk on white sands and sail through the calm waters of the Ria Formosa. We will have a lovely stop on a desert island where you can have a swim, relax and walk on the beach with wonderful white sand. Then we stop at one of the island communities. Can be Ilha do Farol or Ilha da Culatra. Throughout the tour the skipper will give a detailed explanation of the entire Ria Formosa, its fauna and flora and its fishing activities.
More

* A traveler said: "The pontoon boat was shaded and comfortable . With only 9 on board, we had space to move about. The captain very knowledgeable and informed us of birds, octupus fishing, oyster farming and tidal waves. We had 45 minutes to swim on an incredible beach, Was great experience and will use this first class service again !"


Ria Formosa Small-Group Catamaran Sunset Tour from Faro

Ria Formosa Small-Group Catamaran Sunset Tour from Faro

star-5
34
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$23.80
From
$23.80
Enjoy a sunset cruise on this small-group tour of Ria Formosa Natural Park. Led by a local guide, this tour of no more than 12 passengers promises gorgeous views and an intimate experience of the Algarve’s sprawling knot of marshes, canals and islands. Indulge your inner birder and watch for the park’s many winged creatures, including the rare purple swamphen, during this budget-friendly outing.   
More

2-hour Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve

2-hour Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve

star-4.5
32
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$35.69
From
$35.69
If you’re a nature lover in The Algarve, Ria Formosa National Park should be at the top of your itinerary. During this 2-hour tour from Faro, you’ll explore the natural landscape on a ‘saveiro’ (a traditional painted boat) while learning about the myriad of bird species that inhabit the area. With luck, you’ll spot birds such as white storks, little egrets, spoonbills, and grey plover. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people to guarantee an intimate atmosphere.
More

* A traveler said: "Nice tour, nice guide (Paulo) who knew a lot about birds, animals and nature and the Ria Formosa. Really nice"


Relax Tour on Solar Boat Ria Formosa

Relax Tour on Solar Boat Ria Formosa

star-5
28
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$17.85
From
$17.85
We are a company focused on providing unique environmentally conscious tourist experiences. We focus daily on the development of good practices for a sustainable activity, using our vessels powered by solar energy. We believe in raising awareness of environmental and cultural education, contributing to a better future. We want to share with you the tranquility and balance of this place ...
More

* A traveler said: "What a fantastic way to view the beautiful nature of the Algarve! With a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, and a peaceful, pollution-free boat!"


Romantic Sunset Tour in the Ria Formosa: From Faro

Romantic Sunset Tour in the Ria Formosa: From Faro

star-5
28
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$178.47
per group
From
$178.47
per group
Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise for two around the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Take a small, private catamaran and watch the sun dip below the horizon. Admire the beautiful coastal scenery during golden hour and let the day melt away as you sail in the lagoon.
More

Dolphin Watching + 4 Islands Tour - From Faro
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Dolphin Watching + 4 Islands Tour - From Faro

star-5
26
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$67.13
From
$67.13
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.
More

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

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

star-4.5
25
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$30.52
From
$30.52
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.
More

* A traveler said: "The amount of time spent at each location was perfect. Our train arrived in the afternoon so a 4pm departure met our schedule perfectly. Pudding, our Captain, expand everything in 3 languages. The water was clear and beautiful for a swim or a walk along the beach."


Dolphin Watching from Fuzeta

Dolphin Watching from Fuzeta

star-4.5
22
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$35.69
From
$35.69
This is a family and friendly activity, where you will find the dolphins swimming freely in the ocean.
More

Ria Formosa Half Day Sailing Tour

Ria Formosa Half Day Sailing Tour

star-5
22
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$59.49
From
$59.49
We assure you, that you will have a good time, full of adrenaline and energy, the fun is guaranteed. Swim or relax under the hot Algarve sun and enjoy a tour on a stylish sailboat.
More

Faro - Ria Formosa tour with visit to 2 islands (Deserta, Farol) 3.5 hours

Faro - Ria Formosa tour with visit to 2 islands (Deserta, Farol) 3.5 hours

star-5
16
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$36.61
From
$36.61
Your trip will start through the channels of the Ria Formosa Natural Park where you can observe species of sea birds and fishing activities. Arriving at Deserta island, you can walk and enjoy the Dunar flora or dive in transparent waters, then we go out to the open sea to see the Cape of Stª Maria and head to the island of Farol. , enjoy the original architecture of the island, the return to Faro will be made enjoying the surroundings of the Ria Formosa. When you reach the end of the tour, you will notice that time has passed too quickly, and that your wish would be to stay on the islands for much longer.
More

Eastern Algarve Small Group Day Trip to Olhão, Tavira and Faro

Eastern Algarve Small Group Day Trip to Olhão, Tavira and Faro

star-4.5
15
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$71.39
From
$71.39
Discover the wonders of Eastern Algarve by going on a small-group day trip. By traveling in a smaller group, you’ll have a more personalized experience without feeling your trip is overcrowded. Enjoy roundtrip transport, traveling comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll see the quaint village of Olhão and it’s market, the pretty town of Tavira, and have a guided walking tour of Faro’s old town and cathedral or an optional boat trip in Ria Formosa lagoon.
More

* A traveler said: "Really enjoyable day with a wonderful guide.was really fascinating and Daniel the guide did everything to help us take in the local scene"


Ria Formosa: Private Boat Rental (from 2 to 8 hours)

Ria Formosa: Private Boat Rental (from 2 to 8 hours)

star-5
14
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$190.37
per group
From
$190.37
per group
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! Personalize together with our company 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 10 people! You can choose a tour from 2h to 8h!
More

Private Sightseeing Boat Tour in Ria Formosa at Olhão

Private Sightseeing Boat Tour in Ria Formosa at Olhão

star-5
13
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$261.75
per group
From
$261.75
per group
Discover the islands of Deserta, Farol, Culatra, and Armona. Explore the lagoon in a comfortable boat with a sunshade. Visit a fishing community on Culatra Island. Learn more about the Natural Park from your guide. Take a dive into the Cristal clear waters of the Armona beach.
More

Filters
* How are review snippets generated?

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the best Water Tours in Faro?
Q:
What Water Tours in Faro are 1 hour or less?
Q:
What Water Tours in Faro are taking additional safety precautions?
Q:
What Water Tours in Faro are good for avoiding crowds?