Private Ria Formosa Boat Tour from Faro

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  • 3 Hours
  • Max People: 10
  • Marina of Faro

An Unforgettable Private Boat Tour from Faro

Our Private Boat Tour sets off from Faro to one of the Ria Formosa Islands. Our solar-powered boats are an eco-friendly and unique way to explore the stunning coastline of the Algarve region in southern Portugal.

For even more options, you might also like to browse our entire range of Eco-friendly Ria Formosa Boat Trips.

This Ria Formosa boat tour departs from Faro and takes you on a leisurely and beautifully quiet cruise through the channels of Ria Formosa. While on board, you will witness the rich biodiversity of this Nature Park and its protected wetlands, lagoons, and islands.

Visit the Ria Formosa Islands by Boat

One of the main highlights of this boat tour from Faro is the stop on one of the Ria Formosa islands, where you can enjoy a relaxing time on the beach.

Our tour guide will take you to one of the most beautiful Ria Formosa beaches, where you can swim, snorkel, or relax on the sand.

The crystal-clear waters of the Algarve are perfect for swimming, and the beaches are often deserted, providing a secluded and peaceful experience.

Our local guides will provide detailed information about the natural and cultural heritage of the Ria Formosa and its islands. You will learn about this unique ecosystem, the importance of conservation and the history of Ria Formosa.

On board our solar-powered boat, your Ria Formosa tour guide will also point out the different bird species and other wildlife you might encounter during the tour.

The solar-powered boat is an eco-friendly way to explore the Ria Formosa. It is typically quieter than conventional boats, allowing for a more serene and peaceful experience while cruising through the park. If you’d like to learn more, read about how we practice eco-friendly, sustainable travel in the Algarve.

Overall, this private boat tour of Ria Formosa is an unforgettable experience. It combines the beauty of nature, relaxation, culture, and education — with the added benefit of being eco-friendly and having a local guide to enhance the overall experience.

You can book your Ria Formosa private boat trip today. You may also like to consider our range of Faro Activities and Trips as they complement this tour excellently. Whatever your preference, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Boat Characteristics

  • SunSailer 7.0
  • Length: 6,90 m
  • Cruise speed up to 5 – 6 knots, obtained from two 6Hp electric motors and with energy supplied by batteries that are powered by solar panels
  • Capacity: 10 guests
  • Safety equipment
  • Back ladder
  • Sunbrella
  • These boats are only allowed to navigate in the Ria Formosa lagoon

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Price Includes

  • 3-hour private boat trip on a solar-powered electric boat
  • Life vests
  • Liability insurances
  • Local Guide
  • Live commentary on board

Price Excludes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Important Information

  • Bring plenty of water to drink to avoid dehydration
  • We advise bringing a rucksack or backpack to carry a small snack, sunglasses, hat, good sun cream, swimming suit, towel and a camera.
  • Comfortable clothing and flat shoes recommended. A wind-stopper and a waterproof coat are useful, especially during the coldest period of the year.


  • A maximum of 10 people per booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Safety comes first, please follow the instructions and recommendations of your skipper, especially those relating to safety issues.
  • Trips may be amended due to weather conditions or the physical condition of the participants should our skippers deem this advisable.
  • This is an activity subject to weather conditions. The decision to leave or return earlier than expected, due to unexpected weather conditions, is sole to the skipper.
  • 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.



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