YOUR HOLIDAYS
DESERVE THE BEST

OUR BOAT TOUR AT RIA FORMOSA

REPRESENTS THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

DESERTA ISLAND - PORTUGAL

WELCOME TO THE MOST SPECTACULAR

SCENERY IN EUROPE

ALGARVE MAIN ATTRACTION

ENDLESS BEACH
CRYSTAL WATER

SUPERB WHITE SAND BEACH

A HIDDEN PARADISE IN EUROPE

WHAT TO DO IN FARO?

GO TO THE PARADISE ISLAND

SUMMER 2014

DESERTA ISLAND - PORTUGAL

WELCOME TO YOUR BEST SUMMER EVER

NATURE TOUR
BOAT TRIPS AND FERRIES

BIRDWATCHING GUIDED TOUR

EVERYDAY, ALL YEAR ROUND

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BOAT TOURS

Animaris 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 in Algarve, a hidden paradise in Europe, is one of those places and it's worth the trip.
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ESTAMINÉ RESTAURANT

As you are exploring the beauty of the 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 Portugal) - Previous booking is recommended. Call: 917 811 856.
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JAMANTA PARTY BOAT

Friend 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 Faro . Through reservations, small and large groups can book our nature tours, starting in Faro Algarve, 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.

RESTAURANT

  • 180º Panoramic View
  • Algarvian Cuisine
  • Fish and Seafood
  • Portuguese Wine
  • Multi Language Menu
  • Island facilities
  • Snack-bar

BOATS

  • Catamarans with
  • toilets on board
  • Covered
  • Comfortable seats
  • Speed boat
  • RIB speed boats
  • Party boat - Jamanta

BIRDWATCHING

  • Multi language guide
  • Bird and Plant
    guide book
  • Local ornithology
  • Best concentration point
  • Phenology details
  • Nesting informations
  • Reproduction...

BEACH

  • Endless white sand
    beach
  • Full of shells
  • Crystal water
  • Sunshades and
  • beach chairs rental
  • 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

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

For all the questions you have, we will take care of it and give a prompt response and action: (+351) 918 779 155

PIONEER

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.

ECOFRIENDLY

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.

FLEXIBILITY

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.

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Sacred Ibis at the Ria Formosa Natural Park

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Humpback whale at the Deserta Island

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Rare visit at the Deserta Island: Brant Geese

Time to Relax

Take this opportunity to relax, and feel refreshed. Deserta island it’s a place where we can go, and just ‘be’.

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.
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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, the Algarve capital.

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 in Faro.
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 in

Algarve

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.
Nossa sugestão: Visite a página do Turismo do

Algarve

José Vargas
General Manager
Sun Fun and Nature plus Art Flavors and History… that’s what we cook with. Welcome!
The Telegraph
Kate Armstrong
Best beaches in 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 Post
Elisa 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.

Boat tours everyday, all year round... In Faro
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