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Boat Trip: Natura Tour (3,5h)

A Boat Trip in Ria Formosa . Olhão . Algarve

discover the Ria Formosa Nature Park on a 3.5-hour boat trip from Olhão

This boat tour gives you opportunity to pass along Olhão and its famous market with a privileged view over Ria Formosa. You cruise along stunning landscapes in a comfortable boat with sun shade and learn about this protected area. 

A Boat Trip in Ria Formosa . Olhão . Algarve

Enjoy a relaxing 3,5-hour boat trip in the Ria Formosa Nature Park with departures from Olhão and discover this beautiful coastal lagoon in the Algarve, its islands, beaches and channels.

After passing by the Armona Island, your boat trip continues to Culatra Island. During the stop you can visit this  fascinating island, its important fishing community and its small harbour. You’ll discover Culatra is a magical place surrounded by beautiful nature.

  • 3h 30min
  • Adult: 40, 00 €
  • Child (until 8 years): 25, 00 €
  • Minimum: 3 adults
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 15:30 p.m.
  • Available everyday all year
Meeting Point
  • Marina of Olhão
  • Olhão, Algarve - Portugal

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More info about the boat trip Natura Tour

With departures from the Marina of Olhão, you’ll discover Ria Formosa in a 3,5-hour boat trip.

Learn about the biodiversity of this ecosystem and the history of Olhão with your skipper. Pass along the famous market of Olhão, the tide mill and enjoy the beautiful landscape of this Nature Park in the Eastern Algarve.

Cruise along the channels in a comfortable boat with sun shade and observe the  typical vegetation of this beautiful marshland area, classified as one of the most important wetlands for aquatic birds in Portugal.

Pass along the Armona Island and then continue the boat trip to the fascinating Culatra Island where you can enjoy a short stop and visit one of the most important fishing communities in Eastern AlgarveDisembark on this fisherman’s island and discover a magical place while you may also see the local traditions. 

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Passing by the clam farms and the oyster bedsone of the most important economic activities in the area, you will witness the oyster pickers and shellfish farmers working on the tidal flats of the lagoon.

During the summer months, and according to the tide, you may even refresh yourself on crystal clear waters surrounded by beautiful sand banks or explore the wonders of this secret place, before slowly cruising back to Olhão while enjoying spectacular views of the city.

What’s Included:
  • 3.5-hour boat trip
  • Disembark: Culatra Island
  • Skipper
  • Maps and field guides
What’s Not Included:
  • Transfer
  • Pick-up
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.

Barrinha Azul Duna Culatra Praia da Culatra Foge A Barca do Atum - PNRF

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Boat Trip: Natura Tour (3,5h)

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