Boat trips to Deserta and Farol Islands

Deserta Island and Farol Island

This is a boat trip on a comfortable catamaran to discover the Ria Formosa Natural Park and visit the Deserta Island and Farol Island.

Duration: 3 h (includes a stop of 1 hour in Farol and 20 up to 30 minutes in Deserta)

Departure Times:
- 11:30 a.m.
- 15:00 p.m.

25, 00 €
Price/Child (until 10 years): 15, 00 €
Minimum: 3 Adults

We depart from the Marina of Faro and/or Portas do Mar sailing slowly through the channels of the Ria Formosa to fully enjoy the beautiful landscape.

Along the tour we will see birds like the Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) and many other birds that use this area as a feeding habitat.

As we approach the islands and beaches we see the light house of the Culatra Island where we make our first stop.

Looking around one can observe the hard work of the people in the oysters and clams farms.

A closer look towards the coastline and you will notice the market of the city of Olhão - an important fishing town.

Looking towards the ocean you will see one of the most important sea entrances of the Ria Formosa.

Departures – Faro
- Doca de Recreio de Faro
- Cais da Porta Nova (Portas do Mar)

Our first stop is the (Lighthouse) Farol Island. Here you can enjoy a walk around the streets of this small but friendly community. When passing by the lighthouse, go on until the very end to admire an extensive beach of fine white sand washed by calm warm waters, here lies the most southern point of Portugal - the Santa Maria Cape.

We leave the Farol Island and make our second stop at the Deserta Island. This island is also known as Barreta Island. In this second stop you can choose to explore the fauna and flora of the island along an easy walk or simply enjoy the sunshine and bath in the clear waters of the beach.

On the trip back to Faro be enchanted by one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal – the Ria Formosa.

the schedules of departures and arrivals, the duration and itineraries of the activities are subject to change without previous notice due to security determined by the weather conditions, tides and/or other circumstances beyond our control.