BOAT TOURSAnimaris offers a range of unforgettable experiences staged in the Ria Formosa Natural Park and its greatest attraction - the Ilha Deserta in Faro. Can you imagine having the possibility of starting your day on a boat trip through the Ria Formosa visiting islands with white sand and crystal clear waters and spending the entire day on a desert island? Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Start from the south… There are a few special destinations in the world where you must make an extra effort to get to experience. Going to Deserta Island, a hidden paradise in Europe, is one of those places and it's worth the trip.
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ESTAMINÉ RESTAURANTAs you are exploring the beauty of Ria Formosa Natural Park, you can taste our very special algarvian food with a 180º panoramic view over the coastline, “O Estaminé” restaurant provides the final touch for your experience, giving you the opportunity to sample seafood and fish in regional dishes handed down from generation to generation of fishermen an riverside folks. The freshest fish, often caught right there in the channel. Clams, prawns, baby clams, not to mention cuttlefidh and squid, the salads and the alternatives to meat dishes. Estamine Restaurante (Faro Algarve) - Previous booking is recommended. Call: 917 811 856.
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JAMANTA PARTY BOATFriend of the natural and exclusive habitat which is offered by the Ria Formosa, our Jamanta is a majestic vessel capable of carrying 200 passengers. Destined for touring the Ria Formosa, it is equipped with a bar service, DJ desk, space for dancing and relaxing and catering facilities for events, conferences, meetings and theme parties in Algarve. Through reservations, small and large groups can book our nature tours, starting in Faro, on board our comfortable and exciting creature, and be introduced to the marvellous landscape painted with hundreds of birds and plants who dwell in the Ria Formosa. The tours can go from Faro to Ilha de Culatra, Ilha de Faro, culminating in a relaxing visit to Ilha Deserta.
- 180º Panoramic View
- Algarvian Cuisine
- Fish and Seafood
- Portuguese Wine
- Multi Language Menu
- Island facilities
- Catamarans with
- toilets on board
- Comfortable seats
- Speed boat
- RIB speed boats
- Party boats - Jamanta
- Multi language guide
- Bird and Plant
- Local ornithology
- Best concentration point
- Phenology details
- Nesting informations
- Endless white sand
- Full of shells
- Crystal water
- Sunshades and
- beach chairs rental
- Pedalos and kayaks
- Hiking Trail
DESERTA ISLAND IS TOP RANKED ATTRACTION ON TRIPADVISOR
If you haven’t yet visited Faro and want to see what all the fuss is about, start planning your trip now
WHY CHOOSE ANIMARIS
For all the questions you have, we will take care of it and give a prompt response and action: (+351) 918 779 155
With 26 years of experience operating nature tours in Algarve, we have the knowledge to offer complete and customized boat tour adventures.
COMMITMENT TO QUALITY
In our business, attention to detail is the key to quality.
EXPERTS BIRDWATCHING GUIDES
With years of experience in the Natural Park, where they work everyday, accumulating rich knowledge of the local ornithology.
Committed to promoting a world powered by sustainable energy.
BEST VALUE FOR MONEY
The unbeatable value pledge is really simple; nobody will sell the same product of the same quality for less money.
We will listen to our customers and develop and tailor our service to meet their demands.
TRIPADVISOR TOP RANKED
Top Faro attractions, top Faro activities and top restaurant service. Check reviews and be sure about your choice.
Time to Relax and Get Healthy
Take this opportunity to relax, and feel refreshed. Deserta island it’s a place where we can go, and just ‘be’.
Massage point at the Deserta Island - from 15€ - Booking information +351 963 271 888
- mix | bambu | aromatherapy with essential oils |
pindas tropical essences | pineapple |
strawberry | coconut | and more...
Beach Services - from 7€ - further information: (+351) 917 811 856
- Beach services includes thatched sunshades and sun
loungers rent for all day long. Discount for 01
sunshade + 02 loungers.
WELCOME TO DESERTA ISLAND
A voyage to the southernmost point of Portugal is like no other, and, for many, represents the ultimate travel experience.
Here, the visitor experience an ecological world at the beginning of the Portugal, come face-to-face with some of the world's most sensational wildlife spectacles, full with many different birds species, dramatic white sand beaches, wind-sculpted dunes and amazing clarity of water presents scenery of unsurpassed splendour.
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Start from the south… In Faro - Algarve
DESERTA MAIN ATTRACTIONS
Cape of St. Mary (Portuguese: Cabo de Santa Maria) is the southernmost point of mainland Portugal, in the municipality of Faro. It is a point in the smooth curve of a long sandy beach at the Island, which has also the name of Island of Cabo de Santa Maria or Barreta.
Its coordinates are approx. N 37º57'0", W 7º53'17"
With 2 km boardwalk, this trail will guide you to the southernmost point of continental portugal
From there you can come back through the beach and enjoy a very amazing landscape
The most quiet place in Algarve is here
Even in summer there are not too much people, because only we do the transportation and there is no people living in the island
With lifeguard facilities, sunshades, amazing thatched umbrellas, beach loungers, pedaloes and kayaks.
As you are exploring the beauty of Ria Formosa Natural Park, you can taste our very special algarvian food with a 180º panoramic view over the coastline, “O Estaminé” restaurant provides the final touch for your experience, giving you the opportunity to sample seafood and fish in regional dishes handed down from generation to generation of fishermen an riverside folks.
The freshest fish, often caught right there in the channel. Clams, prawns, baby clams, not to mention cuttlefish and squid, the salads and the alternatives to meat dishes.
Sun Fun and Nature plus Art Flavors and History… that’s what we cook with. Welcome!
Best beaches in the Algarve, Portugal: Ilha da Barreta(Deserta), Faro. Nearly ten kilometres of sand is yours for a sandy slumber or watery frolic on the Island.Prolific bird life, including flamingoes and terns, inhabit the dunes and lagoon.
Washington PostElisa Mala
The most breathtaking scenery can be found on Ilha Deserta — an island that is well-worth the half-hour boat ride. …the impressive variety of plants and birds, along with the lighthouses looming over the coast, make for a serene and visually interesting nature walk.
your adventure experience
in 3 steps
A great trip starts with good planning. Don't waist time on your trips. Buying in advance will maximize your convenience.
Booking just available for guided tour.
planning & booking
Check our products, choose your favorite nature tour, and if you have any question, contact us by e-mail or phone (+351) 918 779 155 or 917 811 856.
tickets & reservations
Book your tickets for guided tours and skip the ticket booths when you arrive. It’s Fast, Easy & Secure! Booking not available for ferry.
relax & enjoy
No matter what type of guided tour adventure you choose, you can rest assured that each time out, it will be an unique experience.