Full Day: Islands tour 3 stops

Deserta island, Farol island and Culatra island


A relaxing guided boat tour through the canals of the Ria Formosa with a visit to 2 different islands, 3 stops: Desert island, Farol island and Culatra island. You will be able to observe the nature of the park, feel the comfort onboard, and enjoy the unique landscapes, which make the Ria Formosa Natural Park one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal.

A unique experience along the 15 miles route. The first stop and visit will be to Deserta Island, where we will disembark in a wild and inhabited place. The richness of the fauna and flora on this island, the dunes and its crystalline waters, invites you to visit. It has a very long and wide beach, both on the side of the estuary and the ocean. This is where Cabo de Santa Maria is located, which is the southernmost point of mainland Portugal.

Culatra Island is approximately 7 km long and has 750 permanent inhabitants, divided into three population centers: Farol (to the west), Culatra (to the center) and Hangares (between them). The authentic Algarve lives here, as the population is mainly made up of fishermen and their families. There is a school, nursery, church, medical center, grocery stores, cafes and restaurants. There are no cars, as you can only reach the island by boat.

Ilha do Farol is a small tourist village where the historic lighthouse of Santa Maria, built in 1851, is located. It is a place where we experience unique sensations, with its narrow sandy streets, typical bars, and small houses. Colorful and rustic. It has a very beautiful and extensive sandy beach. However, it is short at high tide!

On each island, the visit will be with free time, where you will have approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour in each of them, to enjoy, visit, swim, drink a cocktail on the beach, take photos, and do anything else you want to do at your leisure. On Farol island, you can have a typical lunch at a restaurant or you can bring picnic with you. Enjoy!

Oh! And all through, you are accompanied by a local, multilingual, passionate, and attentive guide! Here we go?

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Additional Information: Arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time for the tour. We always conclude at the previously scheduled end time so that we can meet our schedule.

Subject to cancellation if weather conditions do not allow safe navigation or any other factor that affects navigability.


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be delighted to help you.

Why Islands 4 You?


We have a modern fleet and state-of-the-art equipment


Our guides are trained and experienced local professionals


The best prices on the market, taking into account the value delivered

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