Water Activities - Boat Tours in Ria Formosa - 3h Boat Trip

3h Boat Trip

  • 3 hour(s)
  • 35€ /person
  • Map

Experience Description

Discover paradisiacal beaches and an unlimited ecosystem in a 3h tour through the Ria Formosa.
The tour has a 30 minutes stop in a beach and another 30 minutes stop in other place of interest.
The skipper will be your guide, he’ll give precious information about Ria.
Binoculars and a brochure with local images will be provided.

Location Itinerary

Itinerary: Fuzeta - Protected area of Ria Formosa Natural Park - Armona Island - Armona Bay (30min stop) - Culatra Island (30min stop) - Fuzeta

Fuzeta: Initially the city was just a few huts where the fishermen kept their fishing equipment. This place was initially known as "Fozeta" (diminutive for river mouth in Portuguese) due to his location just by the river mouth of Troncos brook. The actual name of the village, Fuseta, was an update of the first name.
Now Fuseta has 1900 residents, and this number increases a lot in the summer season.The village still have a lot of houses with the typical arquitecture of this side of Algarve, with their cubic shape, the flat roofs, and the balloon shaped chimneys.
Up until 2010 there was a group of houses of non-permanent use on the island. But the storm of that winter destroyed all the houses, which was located in an area with high vulnerability to waves overtopping. So, now, on the island there is just some snack-bars opened on the summer.
The main activity in Fuseta continues to be the fishing and others related with it, but the proximity to the beaches and the Ria has led to an increase of the tourism. The campsite welcomes hundreds of visitors in the summer, such as the hotels and residentials surrounding the village.

Armona Island: The island has about 9 km long, maximum width of 1400m on the SW end and a long frontal dune 8-9 m tall. The dune line is robust and well vegetated till Fuzeta. The deposition of sediment to the west is an unique phenomenon in the whole system of Ria Formosa and contributes to the narrowing of Armona Inlet. The widest part of the island is on the west extreme where we find the town of Armona, formed by fishermens and shellfishes. Nowadays most of the houses serve as holiday homes for owners and/or renting houses in summer period.

Culatra Island: The island has 7km long and the initial population came almost in 1880 from near villages dedicated to the fishing of sardines from the fishing frame. The village, currently with about 1000 inhabitants and 350 houses, occurred from being a strategic area for fishing. Dwelling houses with wooden walls and thatched roofs.

Other Departures:

Landmarks

  • Fuseta's Main Church

  • Old Life-guard house

  • Harbor

  • Waterfront

  • Salt farms

  • Bias Tower

  • Oyster and small clams farms

  • Ria Beach

  • Fuseta Island beach

  • Natural inlet

  • Homem Nú Beach

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