2 Islands Ria Formosa tour from Faro with visit to the salt ponds

Eco, Accessible, Children, Family, Groups, Pregnant, Swimming

Are you ready for a 2 Islands Ria Formosa tour from Faro?

Did you ever want to take a bath in a real Salt Pond and feel the health benefits of it? On this 2 Islands Ria Formosa tour from Faro, you will get the chance the take a bath in the “dead sea” of the Algarve!
Meet your local crew at the Cais da Porta Nova in Faro. Here you will come on board of the comfortable catamaran for a beautiful 6-hour boat trip. The friendly crew will welcome you, and you can take a seat in the sun or the shade to enjoy the view during the cruise. First, we will cross the channels of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. This marine reserve is blessed with a distinct natural beauty, and many different rare bird species. If you love nature, a visit to the Ria Formosa is a must! 

After some time cruising along the Ria Formosa, we will make our first stop at the Deserta Island. Here you can go off the boat to enjoy around 45 minutes on the island. There is also snorkeling equipment on board, so you can explore the magnificent underwater world. The second stop will be at Farol Island, where you can explore the famous lighthouse of Cabo de Santa Maria or relax at the beach during the 45 minutes on land.

After all this fun, the crew will take you to the highlight of the tour - the Salt Ponds of Ria Formosa. Here you can admire the production of Sea Salt and maybe even spot some flamingos. Of course, you can also take a bath in the lake with a very high concentration of salt, providing a feeling of floating like in the famous Dead Sea. 

Sounds too good to be true? Come and see for yourself on this 2 Islands Ria Formosa tour just how amazing and diverse the Algarve is!



  • A visit to this marine reserve is a true must for all nature lovers visiting the region;

  • Feel free to take a refreshing dive and enjoy a swim;

  • Observe rare and localized species that cannot be found anywhere near;

  • Let your private skipper take you to the most amazing secret spots in the area;

  • Be surprised by the broad variety of fish the region provides;

  • In small groups, a more personal and fun experience is guaranteed;

  • Smart, young and skilled staff, willing to provide you an unforgettable experience;

  • The perfect activity for your group of friends or family to celebrate special occasions;

  • This experience will give you access exclusive areas far from the busy touristic areas;

  • The perfect way to end a day with your family or group of friends;

  • We’re sure this experience is one of the most exciting and adventurous experiences during your holidays;

  • This experience is a good choice for families and groups of friends who are passionate about the ocean, nature and adventure;

  • Are you an early-bird? You'll love this experience to start your day;

  • Even if you do not want to snorkel, you’re welcome to come along on this exciting tour as a spectator and enjoy the stunning sights;


  • This experience does not include food and drinks so feel free to bring your own;

  • For this experience to take place, a minimum of 2 participants is required;

  • Please check-in 15 minutes before the start of the experience;

  • All sea experiences are subject to the weather and sea conditions. In case of bad conditions, we'll contact you to reschedule or arrange a refund;

  • Detailed tour operator information, including local phone number and exact address, is included in your confirmation email;

  • There's no need to print your ticket, but please bring your reference number and ID card to check-in;

  • We also have boats with capacity for more people. Feel free to contact us and will let you know what suits your group best;

  • You'll pay a deposit to place your booking request and pay the remaining once your booking is confirmed, with the tour operator

  • We recommend bringing sunscreen, swimming gear, a hat and a towel;

  • We recommend bringing sunscreen and comfortable clothes;

  • We recommend bringing your camera for the greatest pics of your holidays;

  • Children should be accompanied by an adult;

  • We have special prices for groups, contact us by email for more information;

  • For this experience, an exceptional Cancellation Policy applies: If you cancel within 3 days, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

  • Did you use a credit card to pay? Please make sure you have your card with you for check-in.


  • Perfect activity for your group of friends or family to celebrate special occasions;

  • A local captain will give you onboard commentary about the sights;

  • If you feel like a refreshment, take a dive into the crystal-clear ocean;

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2 Islands Ria Formosa tour from Faro with visit to the salt ponds