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Step aboard and immerse yourself in the enchantment of a sunset cruise through the canals of Ria Formosa Natural Park. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide and in the company of a small group of just 12 guests, you'll have the opportunity to explore the park's islands and key attractions during the most mesmerizing time of the day as the sun gracefully sets on the horizon.

3 hours

Every day

Small Group
Max 12 people

Meeting point
Port of Faro

Start time

For an escape from the hustle and bustle and a few hours of tranquility, select this sunset cruise to Ria Formosa Natural Park. Immerse yourself in a unique experience surrounded by nature in one of Portugal’s most secluded locations and revel in the magical ambiance of the sunset: the golden light, the melodious birdcalls, and the reflections in the Ria Formosa canals provide the perfect backdrop to conclude your day.

Program of the sunset boat trip to Ria Formosa from Faro:

  • Meet 15 minutes before departure time, at the Islands 4 You ticket office in front of the Eva Senses Hotel, Avenida da República Stand 8 Doca de Recreio de Faro, 8000-078 Faro, Portugal.
  • During the first part of the tour, you’ll leisurely navigate through Ria Formosa Natural Park, a lagoon system composed of islands, marshes, and an intricate network of interweaving channels, creating a true labyrinth. Recognized as an internationally important natural reserve, Ria Formosa is safeguarded by the “Natura 2000” initiative, thanks to its diverse and abundant rare flora and fauna. It also serves as the natural habitat for species such as chameleons, seahorses, and vibrant flamingos, which you may have the fortune to encounter along the way.
  • Among the park’s numerous natural wonders, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the renowned Ilha da Barreta. This haven of serenity and untouched beauty, also known as “Ilha Deserta” because it is inhabited by a solitary man and his faithful dog, is distinguished by its wild and pristine surroundings. Here, you’ll encounter glistening seashell stretches embedded in the sands and starfish deposited by the tides. A favored destination for visitors, it boasts a lengthy wooden footbridge leading to Cape Santa Maria, the southernmost point of Portugal.
  • As the final stop, you’ll get to visit Ilha do Farol, one of the islands forming a sandy barrier between Ria Formosa and the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by a tranquil and crystal-clear sea, this natural paradise offers the opportunity to savor the most enchanting and evocative moment of the day as the sun’s golden rays begin to set, casting mesmerizing reflections on the water.
  • The tour concludes after approximately 3 hours, returning you to the Port of Faro.
*This experience may be influenced by weather and sea conditions. In the event of adverse weather or unfavorable sea conditions, the tour may be canceled after confirmation. In such cases, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
**This experience requires a minimum number of passengers. It is possible that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers. In that case, an alternative or a full refund will be offered.

The price includes: Professional skipper – Authorized local guide

Don’t forget: Valid ID or passport – Sun hat – Sunglasses – Sunscreen – Camera.

Maximum: 12 people on board.

Boat tour to Ria Formosa Natural Park from Faro – Sunset experience

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      • Departure from the Port of Faro
      • Daily departures guaranteed
      • Small groups with a maximum of 12 participants
      • Experienced skipper and authorized guide on board
      • Discover the islands and attractions of Ria Formosa Natural Park
      • Marvel at the sunset from the comfort of your boat

      € 39 Adults

      €29 Kids

      Free cancellation within 24 hours
      Duration: 3 hours
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