GUIDED NATURE TOUR

This unique exciting journey starts in Faro

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Everyday. 11h30 - 15h00

30€

Guided tour in a catamaran through Ria Formosa’s channels, with a professional guide, who will be speaking about local biodiversity, traditional activities, the history of Faro, and birdwatching. Where you can walk along the beach, take the hiking trail to the southerly most point of Portugal and taste the genuine Algarvian gastronomy. Enjoy the whole day and choose your own time to return.

Catamaran Sultana
The boat was named "Sultana", to honor the bird that is the symbol of the natural park: The Purple Swamphen or Sultana Bird (Porphyrio porphyrio). This chicken-sized bird, with its huge feet, bright plumage and red bill and frontal shield is easily-recognisable in its native range.
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Most spectacular scenery in Portugal

Tour through the Ria Formosa channels with a stop at the Ilha Deserta, aboard the comfortable Catamarans scorted by a nature guide. Bird watching and appreciating the visit to the Desert Island, which has 11 km of white sand beach and crystal clear water, walk along the beach or relax under one of our awnings. You can spend the entire day on the Island.
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All year round!

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, with flamingos, spoonbills, little egretes, White Storks and many others, dramatic white sand beaches, wind-sculpted dunes and amazing clarity of water presents scenery of unsurpassed splendour. Everyday. all year round: 11h30 and 15h00
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An Unique Experience

Faro – Ria Formosa Natural Park - Deserta Island - Faro
Departure:11h30 and 15h00
Guided Tour: 01h15
Beach: You can stay all day long at Deserta Island and can come back anytime
Return: 35 minutes
Price(return): 30€
Children: 15€
Nature Tour Departures:Faro > Deserta

11h30 - 15h00

Nature Tour Returns:Ilha Deserta > Faro

10h45 - 12h45 - 14h15 - 16h00 - 18h00

Nature Tour Price:Children (5 - 11): 10€

30€

PRIVATE NATURE TOUR

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Ultimate Travel Adventure


Exclusive guided tour on one of our comfortable private speed boats scorted by professional guide through several islands. Information provided on the local biodiversity, history, birdwatching and interactions with fishermen traditional activities. Choose one of the following itineraries:

What is a RIB?
RIBs, sometimes known as rigid inflatable boats, rigid hull inflatable boats, or RHIBs, are powerboats fitted with inflatable collars or tubes.
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1 HOUR - PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS

40€

Our boats were specifically designed for nature adventure and our tours are guided by one of our experienced and knowledgeable naturalist guides. This tour begins in Faro, we will cruise various channels; voyaging through magnificent waterways, streams, surrounded on all sides by rich marshlands and lagoons. Coastal scenery, natural history, traditional activities, and birds details are featured on these fully narrated, exciting and inspiring nature eco tours with a stop at Deserta Island where you can stay all day long. Opportunity to do a hiking trail to the southernmost point of mainland Portugal: Cape St. Mary and return anytime.

Faro – Ria Formosa Natural Park - Deserta Island - Faro
Departure: Anytime from 10h00 to 18h00 (Under Availability)
Guided Tour: 01h00
Beach: You can stay all day long at Deserta Island and can come back anytime from 10h00 to 19h00 (17h30 from October to May)
Return: 15 minutes
Minimum pax: 06 passengers - from 240€.
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2 HOURS - PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS

50€

Experience what Animaris is all about! Besides having all the features of Pack 1, this tour offers even more ... You have the opportunity to meet another wonderful island: Culatra, inhabited and learn a little more about the people who live there. Come along and experience the Algarve best trip adventure. These tours are a photographers and tourist delight and will be enjoyed by all. We offer customized, guided nature tour for family, corporate visitors, school groups, tourists and locals. We aim to make your trip a once in a life time event.

Faro - Ria Formosa Natural Park - Culatra Island - Deserta Island> Faro
Departure: Anytime from 10h00 to 18h00 (Under Availability)
Guided Tour: 02h00
Beach: You can stay all day long at Deserta Island and can come back anytime from 10h00 to 19h00 (17h30 from October to May)
Return: 15 minutes
Minimum pax: 06 passengers. From €300
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3 HOURS - PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS

60€

The features of packs 01 and 02 are included in this ultimate tour adventure, and of course, even more ...Discover the unforgettable beaches, along three amazing islands and two cities. During our time at sea we will observe a tremendous variety of birdlife. The birding in these southern waters is among the best in Europe. Let Island adventure tours put together an exciting and memorable itinerary that your family or group will never forget. No Matter what type of tour you choose you can rest assured that each time out, it will be an unique experience. We aim to please!

Faro - Ria Formosa Natural Park - Olhão - Armona Island - Culatra Island(Culatra, Hangares and Farol villages) - Deserta Island - Faro
Departure: Anytime from 10h00 to 17h30 (Under Availability)
Guided Tour: 03h00
Beach: You can stay all day long at Deserta Island and can come back anytime from 10h00 to 19h00 (17h30 from October to May)
Return: 15 minutes
Minimum pax: 06 passengers. From: €360

Animaris Boat Tour Experience

Our customer share their comments on Tripadvisor about our service.

  • The boat ride out to the island was nice, and our naturalist informed about the wildlife, sealife, birds in the area. He was quick to see and point out things of interest.
    Nancy – Tripadvisor
  • I had an unforgetable experience, the nature tour is amazing, time move fast, we see lot of birds and I coudn'd imagine they migrate from so far region.
    Alcedo – Tripadvisor
  • The smallish boat we were on was very comfortable and gave great views of the islands and wildlife - which we were most interested in - with the boat stopping in the water at many places while the guide pointed out birds, plants, etc.
    Morgan – Tripadvisor
  • The people who work for the company know their stuff, are friendly and will point you in the right direction to get the best out if the experience. The island has amazing beaches and is also good for walking.
    Doug Johnston - Tripadvisor

FERRY

Animaris offers the convenience of 6 trip daily departures from Faro

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Just 35 minutes

5€

For those who already has enjoyed our Nature Tour we suggest to come back to Deserta Island by Ferry. Boats departs from Faro to Deserta Island in a Catamaran.
Duration: 35m

Ferry departures (Faro):
10h00 - 12h00 - 13h30 - 15h00 - 16h45

Speed boat (Faro) 15€:
10h30 - 11h30 - 12h30 - 13h00 - 14h15 - 15h15 - 16h15 - 17h00
(with return on Ferry)

Return (Ilha Deserta):
10h45 - 12h45 - 14h15
16h00 - 18h00

Price (return): 10€
Children (5-11): 5€

Catamaran "Praia das Conchas"
Loa: 15 meters
Beam: 7 meters
Inside covered deck: 36 passengers
Outside covered deck: 60 passengers
Total capacity: 96 passengers
Bathroom: 2
Ferry Departures:Faro > Ilha Deserta

10h00 - 12h00 - 13h30 - 15h00 - 16h45

Ferry Returns:Ilha Deserta > Faro

10h45 - 12h45 - 14h15 - 16h00 - 18h00

Ferry Price (Return):Children (5-11): 5€

10€

Speedboat
From Faro
10h30 - 11h30 - 12h30 - 13h00 - 14h15 - 15h15 - 16h15 - 17h00 > with return on Ferry: 15€

Nature Tour Experience

Regular

€3011h30 and 15h00

  • Public Tour
  • Scheduled Return
  • -
  • Ria Formosa
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Deserta Island
  • 01h15 to 01h30 guided tour
  • Free time in the island
  • Return: 35 minutes
  • Boat: Catamaran
  • Minimum pax: 01passenger

1 HOUR - EXPERIENCE

€240Anytime - Extra pax: 40€

  • Private Tour
  • Return at anytime
  • Interactive Tour
  • Ria Formosa
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Deserta Island
  • 01h00 guided tour
  • Free time in island
  • Return: 15 minutes
  • Boat: Speed Boat
  • Minimum pax: 06 passengers

2 HOURS - EXPERIENCE

€300Anytime - Extra pax: 50€

  • Private Tour
  • Return at anytime
  • Interactive Tour
  • Ria Formosa
  • -
  • Culatra Island (Culatra, Hangares and Farol)
  • -
  • Deserta Island
  • 02h00 guided tour
  • Free time in island
  • Return: 15 minutes
  • Boat: Speed Boat
  • Minimum pax: 06 passengers

3 HOURS - EXPERIENCE

€360Anytime - Extra pax: 60€

  • Private Tour
  • Return at anytime
  • Interactive Tour
  • Ria Formosa
  • Olhão
  • Culatra Island (Culatra, Hangares and Farol)
  • Armona Island
  • Deserta Island
  • 03h00 guided tour
  • Free time in island
  • Return: 15 minutes
  • Boat: Speed Boat
  • Minimum pax: 06 passengers
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