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Ria Formosa Nature Park Boat Trip from Olhão

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  • Free cancellation

This boat tour gives you opportunity to pass along Olhão and its famous market with a privileged view over Ria Formosa. You cruise along stunning landscapes in a comfortable boat with sun shade and learn about this protected area. 

Enjoy a relaxing 3,5-hour boat trip in the Ria Formosa Nature Park with departures from Olhão and discover this beautiful coastal lagoon in the Algarve, its islands, beaches and channels.

After passing by the Armona Island, your boat trip continues to Culatra Island. During the stop you can visit this  fascinating island, its important fishing community and its small harbour. You’ll discover Culatra is a magical place surrounded by beautiful nature.

With departures from the Marina of Olhão, you’ll discover Ria Formosa in a 3,5-hour boat trip.

Learn about the biodiversity of this ecosystem and the history of Olhão with your skipper. Pass along the famous market of Olhão, the tide mill and enjoy the beautiful landscape of this Nature Park in the Eastern Algarve.

Cruise along the channels in a comfortable boat with sun shade and observe the  typical vegetation of this beautiful marshland area, classified as one of the most important wetlands for aquatic birds in Portugal.

Pass along the Armona Island and then continue the boat trip to the fascinating Culatra Island where you can enjoy a short stop and visit one of the most important fishing communities in Eastern Algarve. Disembark on this fisherman’s island and discover a magical place while you may also see the local traditions.

Passing by the clam farms and the oyster beds, one of the most important economic activities in the area, you will witness the oyster pickers and shellfish farmers working on the tidal flats of the lagoon.

During the summer months, and according to the tide, you may even refresh yourself on crystal clear waters surrounded by beautiful sand banks or explore the wonders of this secret place, before slowly cruising back to Olhão while enjoying spectacular views of the city.

What's included

  • 3.5-hour boat trip
  • Disembark: Culatra Island
  • Skipper
  • Maps and field guides

What's not included

  • Transfer
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Lunch  

Important information

  • Casual clothes and comfortable shoes suitable for a boat trip
  • A wind-stopper and a waterproof coat, especially during autumn and winter
  • A bathing suit and a towel, especially during spring and summer
  • A rucksack or backpack to carry a small snack, sunglasses, hat, camera, and a good sun cream,
  • Plenty of water to drink to avoid dehydration

Meeting point

Avenida 5 de Outubro, Marina de Olhão, 8700-307, Olhão, Algarve, Portugal

From EUR 30 per person

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3 hours 30 minutes

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  • Offer type: Shared
  • Fitness level: Easy

Cancellation policy

Full refund is guaranteed if the cancellation is made 48 hours prior the offer's start date. We don't apply any refund if the cancellation is made less than 48 hours before offer start date.

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