Snorkeling with seahorses in Ria Formosa

Snorkeling, Coastal

Are you ready to go snorkeling with seahorses in Ria Formosa? 

Did you know that there are quite a lot of seahorses hidden in the clear water of Ria Formosa? Come with us to go snorkeling with seahorses in Ria Formosa and enjoy the unique experience! This tour starts from Olhão and will take you out to explore the wonderful underwater world.

This boat tour with snorkeling starts at the Ferry station in Olhão and takes about 3 hours. The friendly and experienced crew will welcome you on board of the safe and stable boat with space for up to 10 people. Once everybody is comfortably seated, we will provide all participants with snorkeling gear to be able to fully enjoy snorkeling with seahorses in Ria Formosa! 

The seahorses are usually found in a certain place in the Ria Formosa, and of course, the crew knows exactly where to find them! Once we reached the spot, you can grab you snorkeling gear and jump into the crystal-clear water to observe seahorses in their natural environment. Surely this will be a unique and unforgettable experience for everybody! 

This snorkel experience is a great activity for the whole family or group of friends (minimum age is 8 years). The Ria Formosa is a lagoon that is also a marine reserve, which means that it hosts a colorful and unique flora and fauna. Chances are high you will also be able to spot some beautiful birds along the boat trip! What are you waiting for? Join us now to go snorkeling with seahorses in Ria Formosa! 

  • The experienced skipper knows all the secrets and history of the region, and will happily tell you all about it;
  • A visit to this marine reserve is a true must for all nature lovers visiting the region;
  • This experience will give you access exclusive areas far from the busy touristic areas;
  • This experience is done from a boat, allowing you to access to the best snorkeling spots;
What’s included: 
  • A safety briefing by a multilingual guide, insurance and life-jackets are included;
  • All you need for snorkeling is included: guide, wetsuit, full face masks, fins and valve snorkels;
  • A two-way transfer is optional. Please mention you'd like to use this service in the notes upon booking and let us know your address so we can get in touch with rates and schedules;
Don’t forget:
  • We recommend bringing sunscreen, swimming gear, a hat and a towel;
  • The minimum age is 8 years old;
  • To participate in this experience, you should be able to swim and feel comfortable in the sea;
  • Please check-in 15 minutes before the start of the experience;
  • Detailed tour operator information, including local phone number and exact address, is included in your confirmation email;
  • 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;


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