Olhão: 3-Hour Ria Formosa Boat Tour

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Discover the unique landscape of the Ria Formosa and be amazed by the fragile and complex ecosystem considered to be one of Portugal's seven natural wonders.


  • Explore the Ria Formosa nature reserve, considered one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal
  • Walk on white sandy beaches and learn about this unique flora and fauna
  • Stop on a desert island to visit island communities, swim and relax


Observe the nature reserve of the Ria Formosa while being navigated through its channels.  Stop on a desert island where you can swim, relax, and walk on its white sandy beach. You can also stop at one of the island communities Ilha do Farol or Ilha da Culatra. Explore the Ria Formosa area and listen to the detailed explanations that your skipper has to share throughout the tour. Learn about the fauna, flora, and fishing activities.  Discover this unique coastal lagoon that is constantly changing due to the continuous movement of winds, currents, and tides. It is also one of the most important areas for ornithology in Portugal, hosting more than 20,000 birds during the winter season.


Boat tour with skipper

Important Information

  • The 3-hour tour will have 2 stops on the barrier islands of Ria Formosa One stop on a desert beach for swims and relaxation. The second stop is on the fisherman's island of Culatra Along the way on the channels of Ria Formosa, the skipper will tell you all about the activities of the Ria Formosa, shellfish farms, fauna, and flora

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