Tour along the Ria Formosa from Olhão to Barra da Armona on a catamaran. You can choose the departure time and you will have a skipper guide to make the most of your tour.
These boat trips are intended for groups with a minimum of 30 people.
Olhão – Island & Barra da Armona – Olhão
- Oyster and clams farms
- Center streets
- Olhão Main Church
- Chapel of Nossa Sr.ª da Soledade
- Commerce Street
- Marina of the Olhao
- Ria Formosa Natural Park
- Maritime Commitment building
- Armona island
- Culatra island
- Deserta island
- Armona Island:
Armona Island – is one of the five barrier islands of the Ria Formosa. Of the five, it is one of the most populated, especially during the summer, but it is also one of the most enjoyable for beach or water sports. It is possible to rent private houses on the island. There are restaurants near the port, some of them with family traditional dishes passed from generation to generation.
Island is about 9 km long, with a maximum width of 1400 m at the SW end and a long frontal dune cord from 8 to 9 m in height, robust and well-vegetated. The deposition of sediment to the west is a unique phenomenon in the entire Ria Formosa system and contributes to the narrowing of Barra da Armona.
To the west is the widest part of the island where the village of Armona is located, formed by fishermen and shellfish gatherers. Most of the houses are now used for the owners’ holidays and/or for rent in the summer period.
There are indications that the Olhão territory is populated since prehistoric times. The proximity to the inlet and the abundance of water and fish led to the establishment of the first fishermen. The development of the inshore and offshore fishing activity and the development of the commercial trades led to a great development of the town, which in 1695, was known by Nossa Senhora do Rosário from Olhão.
During the French occupation of the Algarve, in 1808, the Olhão residents started a major uprising against the invaders, which led to the expulsion of them of our territory. Since that time Olhão was known as Olhão Restoration village. The small fishing village had great economic, social and urban development, in 1985 was elevated to the city, getting known for the Olhão Restoration city.
There are remains of land of fishermen and canning industrials, but the crisis in the sector has led to the increase of tourism as an economic alternative.
If you are on vacation and are unable to find the transport to the place where your tour starts, our team will arrange your transport (an additional cost).