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Rota das Ilhas - Island Tours in Ria Formosa

Rui was born and raised on Culatra, and for being son of fishermen, he has a deep knowledge of the History, culture and habits of the locals and from all the islands in Ria Formosa.

Join him on a fantastic tour on the Ria Formosa visiting the islands: Armona, Culatra, hangars and Farol.

The Tour of the Islands takes about 4 to 4h30 and lunch is included in the price (people can ask for more fish or meat or wine). Its a full menu, so it will be served bread and butter, then you can choose fish or meat, or also a vegetarian menu. White or red wine or beer or juice as you wish. And at the end coffee and dessert.

The boat leaves from Olhão, direction the island of Armona passing the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Binoculars will be suplied for you to observe the birds as well as clams and oysters nurseries and to observe the landscape. Flyers for identification of the birds will also be offered. You will pass Armona island, where it will be explained some habits of these people.
Go towards the ponta da Culatra, considered one of the best beaches in the Algarve. And you will stop in Culatra island where you will go for lunch.
After lunch, you'll have the chance to visit some fishermen's houses and see some centuries-old fishing gears as the "aparelho", and other fishing gears for octopus and shellfish.
From there you follow to the Farol island, passing Hangars island, a former military base, and then you make your way back to Olhão.

Cost per person: € 35 with lunch.
Children 6 to 11: € 20 with lunch.


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