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Ria Formosa - Boat trip to the 3 Islands: Deserta | Culatra Island | Lighthouse

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Ria Formosa - Boat trip to the 3 Islands: Deserta | Culatra Island | Lighthouse

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This boat tour will show you the magnificent natural park of Ria Formosa. Travel safely in a small group, with experienced crew members to steer the boat and keep you entertained with commentary along the way. During the tour, learn about local landscapes and wildlife, discover picturesque islands such as Armona and Culatra.
  • See the beauty of the Ria Formosa aboard a boat
  • Learn about the local islands with guide commentary
  • Stay out of the sun, the boat has shaded areas
  • A small-group experience means the boat won't be crowded
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Bottled water
Shaded boat / Umbrellas for the beach ;
Local guide with experience and knowledge of the locality;
Lunch
ODYSSEY Boat Tours - Passeios de barco na Ria Formosa , Cais T, Av. 5 de Outubro s/n, 8700-302 Olhão, Portugal

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This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ODYSSEY Traditional Boat Tours - Ria Formosa, Olhão
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "a great tour in the winter probably even better in the autumn and spring - whatever the weather, carlos is a fantastic guide and makes the trip worthwhile." See review

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star-5
Fun tour with kids
Jacqueline_P
, Jul 2022
Best tour ever. Everyone had a great time. Will be one of our favorite memories. The small island was the best and then topped off with a beach bar. We had so much fun we asked to skip the third stop and just enjoy where we were. And a GREAT captain 😊
star-5
Really lovely day
Jennifer_Z
, Apr 2022
Travelled with my teenaged daughter. I appreciated William’s patience and knowledge. I appreciated communication by Carlos and really enjoyed being on the boat with other friendly people and visiting the islands.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello ! 🙂 Thank you very much for choosing us for your Boat Tour in the Ria Formosa and for taking your time to write a review about us ! It's very good to read all of that compliments about the team ! Our passengers feedback is really important for us and we are extremely happy to read that you had a great day ! Best wishes , ODYSSEY Traditional Boat Tours
star-5
3 Island trip
Pauline_M
, Apr 2022
From booking to the end of the trip this was 5 star. Communication prior was friendly and informative. On the day the guide Jose was knowledgeable on all areas of the national park and gave us a lot of information on the biodiversity. Also in many languages. The islands were beautiful and unspoilt. Definitely recommend and would have liked to stay longer! Even though I am not great on boats because you don't go out into the ocean that was great for me! If you are like me just give it a try you won't regret it!! Fabulous day out and would definitely recommend the 3 island trip to anyone
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello ! 🙂 Thank you very much for choosing us for your Boat Tour in the Ria Formosa and for taking your time to write a review about us ! It's very good to read all of that compliments about the team ! Our passengers feedback is really important for us and we are extremely happy to read that you had a great day ! Best wishes , ODYSSEY Traditional Boat Tours
star-5
Perfect winter activity!
KATHLEEN_K
, Jan 2022
Perfect winter activity! Our guide was a local, knowledgeable, and very funny. We took us to the local spots for drinks and lunch. Great prices for lunch too. Seeing the cute little villas was our highlight. Note: In the off season, a lot on the islands are closed, and it isn’t crowded at all. It was too cold to swim, hot when sitting in the sun, and chilly on the boat, so bring layers.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you very much for choosing us for your Boat Tour in the Ria Formosa and for taking your time to write a review about us ! It's very good to read all of that compliments about the team ! Our passengers feedback is really important for us and we are extremely happy to read that you had a great day ! ! Best wishes , ODYSSEY Traditional Boat Tours
star-5
Rio Formosa must do
Karen_D
, Nov 2021
It is November so really only two islands are done as the other is swim beach. We did Armona and Culatra. Culatra was amazing filled with fishermen, their boats and tools. The food was excellent as well. The guide included so many interesting facts while explaining seamlessly from French to English. A must do trip.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you very much for choosing us for your Boat Tour in the Ria Formosa ! It's very good to read all of that compliments about the team ! Our passengers feedback is really important for us and we are extremely happy to read that we have provided you with good service and comfortable tour for all of you on board. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review about us and we hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes , O D Y S S E Y
star-5
Wonderful!
Cornelia_K
, Oct 2021
It was a wonderful experience with a nice guide called Diogo. We liked every island, but especially Farol. Such a beautiful gem.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you very much for choosing us for your Boat Tour in the Ria Formosa ! It's very good to read all of that compliments about the team ! Our passengers feedback is really important for us and we are extremely happy to read that we have provided you with good service and comfortable tour for all of you on board. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review about us and we hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes , O D Y S S E Y
star-5
Lovely day out
Maxine_O
, Sep 2021
Lovely day trip seeing the islands. Fresh fish lunch at a local restaurant was lovely. Our guide was very friendly and interesting
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you very much for choosing us for your Boat Tour in the Ria Formosa ! It's very good to read all of that compliments about the team ! Our passengers feedback is really important for us and we are extremely happy to read that we have provided you with good service and comfortable tour for all of you on board. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review about us and we hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes , O D Y S S E Y
star-4
Great
Maria_D
, Aug 2021
Enjoyed the boat trip and the beautiful islands. There was a drawback with the starting point - not clear explanation given where to go. I thought it was the car park (which I received the location), not looked properly at the photo which showed the starting point 1.5 km away.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you very much for choosing us for your Boat Tour in the Ria Formosa ! It's very good to read all of that compliments about the team ! Our passengers feedback is really important for us and we are extremely happy to read that we have provided you with good service and comfortable tour for all of you on board. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review about us and we hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes , O D Y S S E Y
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect day
Yulia_S
, Jul 2021
Loved my day of island hopping with rich itinerary and a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Would certainly do it again
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you very much for choosing us for your Boat Tour in the Ria Formosa ! It's very good to read all of that compliments about the team ! Our passengers feedback is really important for us and we are extremely happy to read that we have provided you with good service and comfortable tour for all of you on board. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review about us and we hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes , O D Y S S E Y
star-5
a wonderful day
viviennewelsby1457
, Jan 2020
we were 6 passengers from 3 different countries on the trip. our host and captain was carlos. right from the start we felt welcome and valued. carlos has great knowledge about the delta, its wildlife and inhabitants, the history of the place and the best places to eat.the weather that day was variable and it could hve been a chilly and boring experience.but we were looked after with blankets and entertained with facts and sights by carlos. a great tour in the winter probably even better in the autumn and spring - whatever the weather, carlos is a fantastic guide and makes the trip worthwhile.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excelente 100% recomendado
Virginia_R
, Aug 2022
Pablo es súper atento, todo perfecto, me hubiera gustado quedarme más tiempo en las islas, me arrepentí de escoger comer en una isla porque ahí perdí tiempo en recorrer y bañarme en la playa
star-5
Magnifique
Alexis_B
, Jul 2022
Superbe expérience à ne pas rater, le guide Guillaume était très gentil et connaît très bien les îles.
star-5
Volveremos
AnaMara_J
, Jul 2022
Todo nos ha gustado en general, desde el guía local, y los fabulosos paisajes naturales, así como sus playas o arenales inmensos
star-5
Excursion magnifique et apaisante
Baptiste_L
, Jul 2022
Très belle excursion ! Notre guide John était très agréable et rempli de connaissances. Nous avons adoré cette expérience que nous recommandons au plus grand nombre.
star-5
Inolvidable
Ana_S
, Jul 2022
Experiencia d 10!! Tanto Carlos como nuestro patrón Guillermo se portaron fenomenal!! Fuimos un grupo de 10 amigas y nos lo pasamos increible!! 100 por 100 recomendable y para repetir!!!
star-3
Agradável, mas faltou Armona!
Srgio_B
, Aug 2021
O Guia/Skyper chamado Luis foi muito simpático e agradável. No entanto não fomos visitar Armona, como era publicitado, talvez por termos saído 30 mim atrasados por estarmos a espera de duas pessoas. Fomos almoçar a um restaurante recomendado pela empresa, que nos deixou muito a desejar. Pedimos sardinhas e espadarte. As sardinhas eram minúsculas e o espadarte tinha um molho desnecessário nestes num bom peixes fresco. De resto o passeio foi muito agradável.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Nós somos passeios de barco , não somos restaurantes !!! Por favor elimine este comentário , as pessoas são livres de escolher qualquer restaurante ! E não faltou nenhuma paragem! Nunca fazemos a ilha da armona , apenas no inverno !
star-5
Bellissima giornata
Fabrizio_T
, Aug 2021
Esperienza perfetta , da subito Carlos il giorno prima ci ha inviato tutte le indicazioni su WhatsApp . Il parcheggio era comodo,.coperto e gratuito. poi ci ha lasciato nelle mani di Louis, il marinaio. il tour è iniziato alle 10.15 ed è finito alle 18 . Abbiamo visto tre isole e Louis c'ha consigliato anche un posto dove mangiare buonissimo . Giornata perfetta, cibo buonissimo, marinaio perfetto e spiagge selvagge con poche persone e con acqua stupendo. Stra-consigliato Ps. Eravamo in 9 più il marinaio
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you very much for choosing us for your Boat Tour in the Ria Formosa ! It's very good to read all of that compliments about the team ! Our passengers feedback is really important for us and we are extremely happy to read that we have provided you with good service and comfortable tour for all of you on board. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review about us and we hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes , O D Y S S E Y
star-5
Muy buen tour
Jose
, Aug 2021
Pasamos un día estupendo. El guía Vitor, es muy agradable, y un gran conocedor de la flora, fauna e Historia de la zona. Nos llevó a comprar ostras a un criadero, y a un restaurante de comida tradicional portuguesa. El viaje fue muy bonito y tranquilo. Muy recomendable
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
¡Muchas gracias por elegirnos para su paseo en barco por la Ría Formosa! Los comentarios de nuestros pasajeros son muy importantes para nosotros y nos complace enormemente leer que le brindamos un buen servicio y un recorrido cómodo para todos ustedes a bordo. Una vez más, gracias por tomarse su tiempo para escribir una reseña sobre nosotros y esperamos verlo nuevamente en el futuro. Atentamente , O D Y S S E Y
star-5
Excursión perfecta
Mara_L
, Aug 2021
Excursión excepcional con Miguel, todo muy bien indicado desde el principio. Durante la excursión se ve diferentes playas muy bonitas, Miguel lo explica todo muy bien y siempre muy amable. Te lleva de forma opcional a un restaurante, también recomendable.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
¡Muchas gracias por elegirnos para su paseo en barco por la Ría Formosa! Los comentarios de nuestros pasajeros son muy importantes para nosotros y nos complace enormemente leer que le brindamos un buen servicio y un recorrido cómodo para todos ustedes a bordo. Una vez más, gracias por tomarse su tiempo para escribir una reseña sobre nosotros y esperamos verlo nuevamente en el futuro. Atentamente , O D Y S S E Y
star-5
Excursion à ne pas rater
Isabelle_S
, Aug 2021
Une excursion au top grâce à notre guide Miguel juste sensationnel. Service client vous n'avez pas mieux. Et surtout si il vous propose d'aller manger à la cabane du pêcheur vous pouvez le suivre sans hésitation 😉 Et pour ceux qui ont le mal de mer pas d'inquiétude il maîtrise tellement bien son bateau que vous n'aurez aucun problème. Encore merci Miguel on a passé une journée sensationnelle avec de belles rencontres.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Merci beaucoup de nous avoir choisis pour votre excursion en bateau sur la Ria Formosa ! Les commentaires de nos passagers sont très importants pour nous et nous sommes très heureux de lire que nous vous offrons un bon service et un voyage confortable à bord. Encore une fois, merci d'avoir pris le temps d'écrire un avis sur nous et nous espérons vous revoir à l'avenir. Cordialement , O D Y S S E Y

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