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Natura Algarve

About us

Natura Algarve is an ecotourism company in the Algarve that organizes boat trips, birdwatching and other ecotourism activities in the Ria Formosa Nature Park.

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What we do

We offer you the possibility to enjoy and make the most of Ria Formosa through our boat trips, tours and activities, which are available all year with several daily departures from the towns of Olhão and Faro.

Ecotourism Activities, Tours and Boat Trips in Ria Formosa:

  • Boat Trips in the Ria Formosa Nature Park
  • Birdwatching Boat Tours in Ria Formosa
  • Dolphin watching in the Algarve
  • Guided Walks and Visits in Ria Formosa
  • Birdwatching in Ria Formosa

Other available services:

  • Catamaran Boat Rental
  • RIB Boat Rental 
  • Stag & Hen Parties
  • Tours and Romantic Moments
  • Birthday Parties
  • Lunches & Dinners on the beaches and islands of Ria Formosa
  • Events and Activities for Groups

Natura Algarve also offers luxury boat rental. Rent our boats and experience magical moments during your holiday in the Algarve.

You can explore crystal clear waters and deserted beaches in Ria Formosa with your family and friends. You also have the possibility to have lunch or dinner in one of the islands or gather a group of friends to celebrate your birthday or a special moment in a different way.

Our boat rental service is available either from Olhão or Faro.

Natura Algarve is a fully licensed company with the registration No. 48/2009 of the Tourism Board of Portugal. Our activities are certified as Ecotourism by the Portuguese Institute for Conservation of Nature and Biodiversity and we have all the mandatory insurance legislation.

Our Team

The Natura Algarve team is an experienced, highly motivated group of professionals with diversified foundations of expertise and knowledge. Our main features are dynamism, creativity and professionalism and we share a common passion - the Ria Formosa Nature Park.

We value quality and safety and what moves us is making your experience with us in the Ria Formosa Nature Park a fantastic souvenir of your holiday in the Algarve.

Our Mission

The Natura Algarve mission is to promote Ria Formosa through our boat trips and other ecotourism activities such as guided walks and, dolphin watching in the Algarve, birdwatching and other tours.

The Ria Formosa Nature Park is one of the three Algarve’s protected areas in the Algarve and it was classified as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. It’s a fantastic area with an extraordinary heritage and it’s definitely one of the places to visit during your holiday in the Algarve.

One of the Natura Algarve’s commitments is the development of ecotourism and sustainable tourism in the region, providing our guests an intimate experience of contact and discovery of the Ria Formosa.

One of our main goals is to promote the extraordinary heritage of this Natural Park and the importance of its preservation. Thus, all our trips, tours and activities have a strong interpretive and interactive component, seeking to promote what is indeed unique in the Ria Formosa.

Our visits to the fishing communities on the islands of Ria Formosa such as Culatra Island, and the contact with the main economic activities of this protected area such as the clam farms and oyster beds of the Ria Formosa, and the saltpans where the salt and the “flor de sal” are collected, are some examples.

On our birdwatching tours we raise awareness to the importance of Ria Formosa for birds in the Algarve. In our boat trips in Ria Formosa, guests get acquainted with the crucial importance of this coastal lagoon for the threatened population of seahorses in this protected area.

By visiting the beaches and islands of Ria Formosa on one of our boat tours, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy astonishing beautiful natural areas which are at the same time very fragile. Providing our guests memorable experiences, we also seek to raise awareness for the importance of preserving these ecosystems.

You’ll also have the opportunity to discover other islands of Ria Formosa on our boat trips, located between Olhão and Faro, such as the Armona Island, Desertas of Culatra Island, Farol Island and the Barreta Island, also known as Ilha Deserta. In these paradisiac sites of the Algarve, you’ll enjoy beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear waters where you can take a dip and marvel with the astonishing scenery.

Discover the Ria Formosa and enjoy an unique experience in the Algarve able to awaken your senses with all the refinement, sensitivity and professionalism of Natura Algarve.