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Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) Tours and Activities

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A sandy, uninhabited island off Portugal’s Algarve coast, Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) is a popular beach destination and wildlife refuge inside Ria Formosa National Park. With freshwater lagoons, salt flats, sand dunes, and more, the park has a diverse range of habitats—each with its own resident population of birds and other species, including chameleons.

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Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro

Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro

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Ria Formosa Natural Park is one of the most impressive natural wonders along Portugal’s Algarve coast and the best way to explore is by boat. Hop aboard a catamaran on this small-group tour from Faro; cruise around the islands of Culatra, Farol, and Deserta; and spot wild flamingos and egrets swooping over the lagoon.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.95
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Ria Formosa: Boat Tour of the 3 Islands (Armona / Culatra / Farol / Deserta)

Ria Formosa: Boat Tour of the 3 Islands (Armona / Culatra / Farol / Deserta)

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The tour will be interpretive and explanatory during your trip, so during stops, everyone is free to engage in any type of activities on the respective islands, advised by the vessel's captain. Comments : - Navigation made only by Ria Formosa, avoiding seasickness; - Experienced and fluent captains in several languages; Stops: - 1st Stop - Ilha do Farol (1 hour), free visit. - 2nd Stop: Ilha da Armona (between 1H30 and 2H00), stop for lunch with reserved table, and time to visit after or before lunch. It is at the discretion of the customer! - 3rd Stop - Praia Deserta (1 hour), free visit. Lunch is not included at this time due to technical flaws, TripAdvisor is not letting us change the information or the itinerary described above, thanks for your understanding! On this trip we will know all the mysteries and secrets that the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park has to offer on the most complete tour!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ilha Deserta and Farol Island: a small group boat trip in Ria Formosa from Faro

Ilha Deserta and Farol Island: a small group boat trip in Ria Formosa from Faro

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Cruise the glittering waters of Ria Formosa Natural Park on a 3-hour sailing trip from Faro. After you climb aboard a luxurious catamaran, sail to natural landmarks like Deserta Island and Farol Island and scour the scenery for sightings of exotic birds. Observe the lives of locals as you listen to history and culture-rich commentary from your guide. Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 10 passengers.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.95
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Boat trip from Faro to Ilha Deserta by Ferry

Boat trip from Faro to Ilha Deserta by Ferry

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Explore the rugged ‘Deserted Island’ located just off the Algarve coast. Take the ferry to the island and observe the various bird species that inhabit the area such as herons, plovers, and black-winged stilts. Soak up the sun on the white sandy beaches or go for a walk and admire the beautiful scenery before taking the ferry back to Faro.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Small-Group Tour in Faro Islands

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Small-Group Tour in Faro Islands

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A great chance to learn more about Ria Formosa and see the barrier islands that surround it. In this tour, a biologist will provide information about the natural park, its fauna and traditions! We head to the islands, where you will be able to see and visit Culatra Island and Deserta Island, as well as the Southernmost point of Portugal mainland - Cabo de Santa Maria. The tour includes 2 stops: one in Deserta Island (perfect for a swim) and the second one in Culatra island!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro

Private Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro

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Take a sightseeing cruise around the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park on your own private boat. This half-day tour leaves from Faro and stops at the islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol, and Deserta where you can enjoy time on the beach to soak up the sun and swim. Snorkel masks are provided for those who would like to discover the underwater marine life of the area.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.77
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2 Stop | 2 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park - From Faro

2 Stop | 2 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park - From Faro

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Enjoy this relaxing tour in the Ria formosa Natural Parque whit a confortable Catamaran and discover the 2 beautiful and principal Islands with 2 Stop : Deserta Island and Farol Island. You can snorkeling , walking near the oceano , observe Cape os Santa Mariade and enjoy the local wildlife.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dolphin Watching + 4 Islands Tour - From Faro
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Dolphin Watching + 4 Islands Tour - From Faro

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We offer you a Full day of adventure ,where you can enjoy the beauty of Dolphins and discover the 4 islands of the Ria Formosa Natural Park . The observation of the Dolphins is made on our Oceanic coast and the discovery of the 4 Islands is in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa. We Stop at Farol Island, Culatra Island where you can have lunch at a typical fisherman's restaurante in the island community or take your Pic-Nick, nest we go to Hangares Island to observe Oyter Culture, and finally we stop at Deserta Island. We return to Faro with a different lanscape of the Natural Park , as there is a difference in the tide , changing the whole scenery of Nature in our Ria Formosa.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.62
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Ria Formosa: Private Boat Rental (from 2 to 8 hours)

Ria Formosa: Private Boat Rental (from 2 to 8 hours)

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Nothing better than a family outing !! Avoid the large crowds of beaches in the Algarve, on a private tour for the family at a special price and with special conditions and discounts at restaurants, or if you prefer, make your own Picnic! Personalize together with our company an ideal tour for your family to spend an incredible day in pure tranquility and tranquility! From deserted beaches to visiting all the islands, you will have several options to be decided by you and your family! Our boats can take up to a maximum of 10 people! You can choose a tour from 2h to 8h!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.75
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Private Half-Day Boat Tour in Ria Formosa from Faro

Private Half-Day Boat Tour in Ria Formosa from Faro

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Cross the channels of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa and enjoy a relaxing Private BoatTour. Bring some drinks and have fun on board in 4 hours Trip. Find out the beautiful waters of the Algarve, where 2 main island are located : Deserta Island and Farol Island.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$798.97
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Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour

Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour

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Spotting dolphins in their natural habitat is an extraordinary experience and on this 2.5-hour excursion off the coast of the Algarve, you will get the chance to see common and bottlenose dolphins, as well as the other marine life that live and play around the barrier islands of Ria Formosa and Santa Maria Cape, Europe’s most southerly point. Departing Faro you will travel aboard a comfortable and safe RIB boat with a nature guide in tow, who will give you fascinating facts about the extraordinary sea life of this lovely location. The boat trip is approximately 2 hours long and cruises through the calm waters of the Ria Formosa towards the big blue ocean, reaching 10 or 12 miles offshore. You will sail along the coastline of the Algarve, pass by the barrier-islands of Ria Formosa and Santa Maria Cape looking out for several species of cetaceans. After the exciting water adventure tracking the intense marine life, you will return to Ria Formosa where the tour ends.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Romantic Moment: Sunset Boat Trip (With Drink and Tapas)

Romantic Moment: Sunset Boat Trip (With Drink and Tapas)

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Make your partner an incredible surprise! A sensational tour, done at sunset, with a picnic of seafood or tapas on the beach and champagne, liquor or wine! Everything prepared by the Odyssey team and with the goal of service excellence from start to finish! It can be accompanied by music of your choice! We are always interested in collaborating and thinking about special requests or dedications! Example: Glass bottle with poem launched by our skipper. A personalized service that can be designed with our team, which will be designed to please your partner, and create a unique and unforgettable moment that will always be remembered and will have a very special flavor! Our skippers with a lot of experience and knowledge of the estuary, will be very professional and help to make everything go 5 *! Get in touch directly with our team to organize the tour and suggest different routes and activities to be done along the Ria Formosa.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$161.67
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Full-Day Islands Salt Pond and Dead Sea Tour from Faro

Full-Day Islands Salt Pond and Dead Sea Tour from Faro

This Full day is divided in 2 Acticities : Firts we 'll travel in a Open Jeep with a maximum of 7 people to the Salt Ponds , where you colu discover the production of Sea Salt, observe the wild live and Floting in the "Dead Sea ". In the second acitivity, on a Confortable Catamaran we cross the channels of the Ria Formosa Natural Park and we Stopped to visit its 2 islands : Deserta and Farol.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Full day 4 islands tour & Lunch included (clean & safe)

Private Full day 4 islands tour & Lunch included (clean & safe)

Come on board a comfortable inflatable speed boat with your soul mate for a private tour. Follow the channels of the Ria Formosa and explore the barrier islands that form the natural reserve with a guide that will provide you with the relevant information. Enjoy drinks during the tour. You can make 4 stops before returning to Olhão, in Deserta island, Farol and Culatra and Experience a majestic water of a deserted beach in a paradise location and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoy a BBQ lunch on a traditional local restaurant in Culatra with drinks and coffee included Gaze across the tranquil lagoon as the dips across the horizon in radiant colors. Then, return to your original point of departure for the end of the tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$347.55
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5 Hour Private & Safe Boat Tour in Algarve (Ria Formosa islands)

5 Hour Private & Safe Boat Tour in Algarve (Ria Formosa islands)

Rent a boat with a captain for a private 5-hour tour with a professional local guide. You will spend your time exploring the Ria Formosa nature park, as well as 4 islands. Clients can also go to a ocean ride for a probably dolphins observation if they choose to rent a boat in morning hour. You will be free to choose what to do with your time, and can enjoy all the fantastic spots of this wonderful salty river. You are welcome to bring up to 9 people, as well as food and drinks on board. Don't forget to bring all swimming clothes and snorkeling equipment on the day, as you will be provided with ample spots to enjoy the sun and the water. Ria Formosa has 4 main spots to visit, which include Armona Island, Farol, Culatra, and deserta. You also can take part in oyster tasting during your activity, and at the conclusion of your experience you will be returned to your point of origin.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$599.22
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 15 Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) costs USD 12.51. Guided Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) tours start around USD 12.51 per person. See all 15 Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) tickets and tours on Viator.
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