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Nature Tours

Birds observation

Ecotour

Discovery

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Ecotour

The Eco-Tour is a guided boat tour through the channels of the Ria Formosa Natural Park for observing fauna and flora, accompanied by a multilingual marine biologist guide. Perfect for bird watching.

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35€

Early bird

Discovery

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Early bird

The 'Early Bird Tour' is a guided tour on Ilha Deserta for nature observation, accompanied by a multilingual marine biologist guide.

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35€

Santa Maria Guided Tour

Discovery

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Santa Maria Guided Tour

Guided walk along the boardwalks of Ilha Deserta lasting 45 minutes.

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10€

Private Island Shuttle

Discovery

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Private Island Shuttle

Private Shuttle to Ilha Deserta and Estaminé restaurant, Ilha do Farol and Ilha da Culatra. Available every day, all year round.

from

75€

Oyster Tour Experience

Discovery

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Oyster Tour Experience

Private boat tour, accompanied by a marine biologist guide, to get to know the Natural Park, visit the oyster farms and taste the Ria Formosa oysters at the Estaminé restaurant

Hop on Hop off

Feel Free to Explore

Feel free to explore the barrier islands of Ria Formosa at your own pace.

Departing from Faro, start the boat circuit through the islands of the Natural Park, where you will have the freedom to travel between them, at available times.

Hop On Hop Off

How does the Hop On Hop Off Islands work?

We offer several boat stop times on the three islands (every hour), with flexibility to visit them, choosing the time you want to stay on each island. Our skippers will be available to guide you and provide all the information you need during your tour. You can spend the whole day exploring the islands and choose your return time to Faro.

Hop On Hop Off
Hop on Hop off islands

Discovery

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Hop on Hop off islands

The Tour Hop On Hop Off islands visits the barrier islands of the Ria Formosa Natural Park - Ilha Deserta, Farol, and Culatra.

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35€

Hop on Hop off Nature

Discovery

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Hop on Hop off Nature

Hop on Nature is the tour that combines the Eco-Tour nature tour and the Hop On Hop Off Islands, where you can explore the Barrier Islands of the Ria Formosa Natural Park.

from

50€

Island Shuttles

Shuttle Deserta

Discovery

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Shuttle Deserta

Boat Shuttle to Ilha Deserta and Estaminé Restaurant. Available every day, all year round, with several daily departures.

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10€

Ferry

Discovery

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Ferry

Ferry service between Faro and Ilha Deserta, available year-round with several regular departures throughout the day.

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5€

Shuttle Farol

Discovery

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Shuttle Farol

Transport by speedboat to Farol Island. Available every day, all year round, with several daily departures.

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10€

Shuttle Culatra

Discovery

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Shuttle Culatra

Speedboat transportation to Culatra Island is available every day, year-round, with multiple daily departures.

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10€

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Sunset Catamaran Lounge

Jamanta | Animaris

Lounge Bar

Magical Sunsets

Surrounded by Nature

Natural swimming pool in Ria Formosa

Jamanta is a catamaran specially designed to navigate the Ria Formosa, with 2 decks, wine and cocktail bar and a natural pool where you can enjoy the sunset over the Ria Formosa.
Available from Wednesday to Sunday.

Tickets

TypologyPrice
Jamanta entry in Olhão€ 20
Shuttle sunset entry in Faro€ 25
Shuttle entry in Deserta/Farol/Culatra€ 10
Hop on Hop off sunset entry in Faro€ 50

Cashless payments

So that you can walk freely into the water without worrying about losing your cards or cash, we have implemented a cashless payment system with RFID wristbands used for access control and payments.

Non-stop boat connection

The Jamanta is anchored in Olhão Marina, leaving daily at 2.30pm to anchor in front of Ilha Deserta. Once the catamaran is anchored, you can reach "Jamanta Island" via speedboats from Faro, Olhão and the islands (Ilha Deserta, Farol Island and Culatra Island). In addition, if you wish to return to Faro, or leave at your chosen time, you can book your return ticket on our shuttles (yellow fast boats).

The Menu

Our drinks menu consists of a selection of mojitos, beers, wine and other classics.

BYOB (Bring your own boat)

Bring your own boat: If you own a boat or plan to charter one, this is the perfect end to your day. We'll pick you up between Desert Island and Culatra Island, wherever you're anchored.

Cashless payments

So that you can walk freely into the water without worrying about losing your cards or cash, we have implemented a cashless payment system with RFID wristbands used for access control and payments.

Non-stop boat connection

The Jamanta is anchored in Olhão Marina, leaving daily at 2.30pm to anchor in front of Ilha Deserta. Once the catamaran is anchored, you can reach "Jamanta Island" via speedboats from Faro, Olhão and the islands (Ilha Deserta, Farol Island and Culatra Island). In addition, if you wish to return to Faro, or leave at your chosen time, you can book your return ticket on our shuttles (yellow fast boats).

The Menu

Our drinks menu consists of a selection of mojitos, beers, wine and other classics.

BYOB (Bring your own boat)

Bring your own boat: If you own a boat or plan to charter one, this is the perfect end to your day. We'll pick you up between Desert Island and Culatra Island, wherever you're anchored.

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HOP ON HOP OFF JAMANTA

Add even more fun to your Hop on Hop off islands tour

Jamanta

In addition to the islands of the Natural Park, there is also "Jamanta Island": a boat specially designed to navigate the Ria Formosa, anchored off the island of Deserta with a bar, music and lots of fun.

How does Hop On Hop Off work?

We have various boat stop times available for the three islands (every hour), with flexibility to visit them by choosing the time you wish to stay on each island. Our skippers will be available to guide you and provide all the information you need during your tour.
You can spend the whole day exploring the islands and choose your own time to return to Faro.

Groups and events

Grupos e Eventos
Grupos e Eventos

Looking for a venue for your event with a special touch?

We have the experience and ability to hold private events: weddings, corporate birthday parties, etc.

Leave us your details and we will respond with a proposal tailored to your needs.

Private Boat Services

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Private Boat Services

Animaris offers you the service of chartering boats with crew for tours in Ria Formosa all year round.

This private service is ideal for groups: families, companies, or tourism. Contact us to learn more about boat tours and private transportation options, availability, and prices. Please provide us with the following details: number of people (adults/children), date, departure and return time, and type of desired tour.

  • Customized route and schedule of your choice: Ilhas Deserta, Farol, or Culatra.
  • Maximum capacity per boat: 18 people
  • For larger groups, please click here.
    * Subject to availability.

Where to buy tickets?

Kiosks
Hotels, travel agencies, and other partners

Kiosks

  • Cais da Porta Nova - Ilha Deserta & Hop On Hop Off
  • Faro Marina (Dock) - Ilha Deserta

Quiosque

Kiosks

  • Cais da Porta Nova - Ilha Deserta & Hop On Hop Off
  • Faro Marina (Dock) - Ilha Deserta

Yellow Team Animaris - Our team is easy to spot as you'll find our friendly staff always dressed in yellow shirts. They will guide you every step of the way to ensure that your family or group has a pleasant and unforgettable experience. Our qualified skippers meet all the legal safety requirements for the transportation sector. The Animaris team is multicultural and multilingual, as all members speak English and Portuguese, and some also speak French, German, and Spanish.

Kiosks

Kiosks

  • Cais da Porta Nova - Ilha Deserta & Hop On Hop Off
  • Faro Marina (Dock) - Ilha Deserta

Quiosque

Kiosks

  • Cais da Porta Nova - Ilha Deserta & Hop On Hop Off
  • Faro Marina (Dock) - Ilha Deserta

Yellow Team Animaris - Our team is easy to spot as you'll find our friendly staff always dressed in yellow shirts. They will guide you every step of the way to ensure that your family or group has a pleasant and unforgettable experience. Our qualified skippers meet all the legal safety requirements for the transportation sector. The Animaris team is multicultural and multilingual, as all members speak English and Portuguese, and some also speak French, German, and Spanish.

Hotels, travel agencies, and other partners

Hotels, travel agencies, and other partners

Hoteis e Agências

Hotels, travel agencies, and other partners

You can also request boat tickets to Ilha Deserta from the reception of your hotel.

We work with a network of hotel partners, and our company is well-known throughout the Algarve region, since we are the largest and oldest boat tour company in Faro. Online tickets are available through a direct sales platform for our partners.

Animaris Ilha Deserta
Cais da Porta Nova
Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel
8000-268 Faro

NIF: 502 519 479

+351 918 779 155
reservas@animaris.pt
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