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Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta)
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Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) Tours and Tickets

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.59
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Winter: Ria Formosa : Boat trip to the 3 Islands (Armona | Culatra | Lighthouse)

Winter: Ria Formosa : Boat trip to the 3 Islands (Armona | Culatra | Lighthouse)

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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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$41.39
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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
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$12.04
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Eco Tour Ria Formosa - Guided Nature Tour from Faro to Ilha Deserta

Eco Tour Ria Formosa - Guided Nature Tour from Faro to Ilha Deserta

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Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Ria Formosa Natural Park on a 90-minute catamaran cruise to Deserta Island from Faro. While you listen to informative commentary from your guide, you’ll see fascinating flora and fauna and disembark at Deserta Island to stroll along the beautiful beach. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own departure time and opt to explore hiking trails and nature walks before you return to Faro by catamaran.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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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$36.97
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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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$34.59
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Dolphin Watching + 4 Islands Tour - From Faro

Dolphin Watching + 4 Islands Tour - From Faro

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Spend a day out at sea searching for dolphins and visiting the islands of Ria Formosa Nature Reserve on this full-day excursion. Join a small group and board your vessel for your journey out into the Atlantic Ocean. Stop at each of the four islands to discover what they have to offer and perhaps purchase some lunch. You also have a chance to snorkel to search for more aquatic species.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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$184.48
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Hop On Hop Off Islands

Hop On Hop Off Islands

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Feel free to explore the Ria Formosa’s barrier islands at your own pace. Departing from Faro, you can take the boat circuit to the islands of the Natural Park, and you have freedom to travel between them, on the available schedules. The ticket is valid for 24 hours on all trips until you return to Faro. How does the Hop On Hop Off Islands work? We have multiple scheduled pickup times in the three islands (hourly), giving you the flexibility to visit them all, choosing the time you want to spend on each one. Our boat skippers will be there to guide you and provide all the information you need during your journey. You can depart from Faro, spend the day exploring and traveling between the islands, and choose your return time.
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  • 2 hours to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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$461.20
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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
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Should I book Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) tickets in advance?
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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.
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How much does it cost to visit Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) costs USD 12.04. Guided Barreta Island (Ilha Deserta) tours start around USD 12.04 per person.
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