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Full-Day Private Guided Cruise in Ria Formosa

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7 hrs
Guided tour

Explore Ria Formosa, Portugal's famous coastal lagoon, on a private tour. Discover its unique sand barrier islands, and indulge in an oyster-tasting session.


  • Explore Ria Formosa Natural Park on a customized small-group tour of 18 guests with a multilingual guide.

  • Soak up views of this coastal gem as you enjoy a complimentary oyster-tasting session with orange juice and Portuguese wine.

  • Discover the popular Armona Island, known for its white sand beaches, and the pristine Desert Island – a hotspot of biodiversity.

  • Fun Fact: Ria Formosa is one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal.


  • Full-day boat tour of 5 Ria Formosa islands

  • Multilingual guide

  • Olhão tour

  • Oyster-tasting

  • Selection of local snacks

  • Beverages (bottled water, orange juice, and green wine)

  • Private group of 18 guests

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Discover Ria Formosa on a Private-Guided Tour

Explore the best of the Portuguese coast at the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a famous coastal lagoon area in the Algarve region. Home to numerous endangered species of birds, fish, and plants, the boat tour will take you through some stunning fisherman islands, scenic beaches, and oyster farms.

Visit Picturesque Islands & More

With a multilingual guide, explore the stunning Desert Island and Armona Island known for their pristine beaches. Stop by Culatra Island, a barrier island located between Faro and Olhão, also known for its beautiful beaches and unique atmosphere. The quaint city of Olhão is referred to as the capital of Ria Formosa. Soak up its rich cultural heritage, traditional fishing vibes, and beautiful architecture. There's more! It's also famous for its charming whitewashed houses, narrow streets, and bustling markets. Indulge in an oyster-tasting session and sample beverages on board. Check out the fresh seafood and local specialties on the island, at your own expense.

Important Information

  • It's recommended to wear something suitable for the season.

  • Bring along your sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, change of clothes, and towel.

  • Your professional and multilingual guide speaks English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.


  • This tour can accommodate a maximum of 18 people in 1 group.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at R. da Porta Nova.

  • Address: R. da Porta Nova, 8000-138 Faro, Portugal.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Faro (Largo S. Francisco). It is a quick 5-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 4,10,15,18, and more to get you there.

By Ferry

  • The closest Ferry Terminal is Faro. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board ferry IDR to get you there.

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