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Boat Trip: Barrier Islands of Ria Formosa (5,5h)

Boat Trip to the Islands and Beaches of Ria Formosa . Olhão . Algarve

Enjoy a 5.5-hour boat trip from Olhão to discover Ria Formosa lagoon

Enjoy a 5.5-hour boat trip from Olhão to Ria Formosa lagoon where you’ll discover the islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol. You will have time for lunch at a local restaurant in the fishing community of Culatra Island, for walks along the white sandy beaches and swimming in the crystal clear waters of these beautiful islands.

Culatra Island

Come along on a full day boat trip and a spend a day relaxing and discovering a paradise in the Algarve with daily departures from Olhão.

  • 5h 30min
  • Adult: 60, 00 €
  • Child (until 08 years): 40, 00 €
  • Minimum: 4 adults
  • 09:00 a.m.
  • Available everyday all year
Meeting Point
  • Marina of Olhão
  • Olhão, Algarve - Portugal

Desembarque Ilha Armona Our boat

More info about the boat trip The Barrier Islands of Ria Formosa

Enjoy a boat trip to the islands and beaches of Ria Formosa. This 5.5-hour boat trip departs from the Marina of Olhão, taking you on a relaxing day in a paradise yet to be discovered.

Discover the Ria Formosa Nature Park, one of the 3 protected areas in the Algarve recently elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. On this lovely boat tour you explore 3 of the islands and discover the history and culture of the area.

The first stop is on Armona Island. Here you can take a walk along its long white sandy beaches where you’ll see lots of beautiful and different sea shells and swim in the crystal clear waters of this beautiful island.

The boat trip continues to the next stop: Culatra Island. Here you can visit one of the most important fishing communities of the area and enjoy a lovely meal in one of the local restaurants.

Continuing aboard a comfortable boat with sun shade, you’ll pass along Hangares in Culatra Island and learn about its historical importance in the anti-submarine defense during World War I.

The last stop is on Farol IslandBefore returning to Olhão, you will have time to walk to the lighthouse of Farol or take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters of the southernmost beach in Portugal.

What’s Included:
  • 5.5-hour boat trip
  • Disembark in 3 different sites
  • Time for lunch in Culatra Island
  • Skipper
  • Maps and field guides
  • Snorkelling equipment during summer
What’s Not Included:
  • Transfer
  • Pick-up
  • Lunch
We recommend:
  • Casual clothes and comfortable shoes suitable for a boat trip,
  • A wind-stopper and a waterproof coat, especially during autumn and winter,
  • A bathing suit and a towel, especially during spring and summer,
  • A rucksack or backpack to carry a small snack, sunglasses, hat, camera, and a good sun cream,
  • Plenty of water to drink to avoid dehydration.


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