Discover Ria Formosa by ferry from Olhão

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Are you ready to discover Ria Formosa on a ferry from Olhão?

Hopping from island to island on a ferry from Olhão is a great way for exploring the Ria Formosa Natural Park. This excursion by ferry from Olhão is the ideal way to discover and enjoy the diversity of islands, villages and beaches in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa in Olhão area. On this tour by ferry from Olhão you’ll be able to see Farol Bay (Farol means lighthouse) and the Santa Maria Lighthouse in Farol Island, one of the 3 lighthouses in the Algarve.

We will do a one and a half hour stop for lunch in Culatra Fishermen’s Town in Culatra Island, a town of only about 1000 inhabitants. During the break, you can go for a nice lunch of fresh fish in one of the typical restaurants or go for a nice picnic at the beach. After, the island hopping tour on a ferry from Olhão will continue the tour and go to Armona Bay and Armona Island where we’ll do another stop – this time for 30mins, just enough for a refreshment in the ocean or to check out the Island.

We then return to Olhão, passing by the Tuna Factories. During the island hopping ferry from Olhão, the skipper will be your guide throughout the tour and will tell you all about the area, fauna and flora. We’ll provide you with book guides and binoculars so you can have an even better experience. Itinerary: Olhão – Deserta Island – Farol Island  – Culatra Island (1h30 stop for lunch, price not included) – Armona Bay – Armona Island (30min stop)  – Olhão

  • Four-hour island hopping ferry from Olhão to the most paradisiacal beaches and stunning coastal nature of the Olhão region in the Algarve;
  • If you feel like a refreshment, take a dive into the cool ocean;
  • Time to have lunch as you wish and explore the Culatra Island;
  • The ideal choice for families and groups of friends who love the ocean and nature;
  • The ferry has a canopy and audio/video support.  
Don’t forget:
  • On this tour, the minimum number of participants is four. The island hopping on a ferry from Olhão is suitable for very big groups too;
  • Bring sunscreen, swimming gear and a towel;
  • Safety briefing and life-jackets included;
  • Lunch not included, you can pick a nice restaurant at Culatra Island or bring a picnic;
  • Other food and drinks are not included, feel free to bring our own;
  • Check-in should be done 20 minutes before departure;
  • Detailed operator information, including local telephone numbers and addresses, are included in your confirmation email.


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