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 Enjoy the best private catamaran tours in the Algarve

A private catamaran boat trip at Ria Formosa is an unforgettable way to explore one of the most beautiful natural areas in Portugal. Ria Formosa is a protected lagoon located in the Algarve region, home to a unique ecosystem and stunning landscapes.

During your private catamaran boat trip, you will have the opportunity to explore the many islands, beaches, and lagoons that make up Ria Formosa. With your own private boat and skipper, you can customize your itinerary to suit your preferences and interests, making for a truly personalized experience.

The Lagoon 400 S2 Catamaran is welcoming, with a greater level of comfort, and resolutely modern, and is designed for coastal or ocean cruises. It can comfortably accommodate 16 adults for Day Trips or 8 Adults for Sleep-aboard Charters with its 4 double cabins, elegantly fitted, spacious interior, and her cockpit and salon on the same level.

The boat is accessible in the Algarve – Ria Formosa  all year and is available for Day / Half Day Private Trips or for long term Yacht Charter.

Our professional team will be here to take you to the best deserted beaches and some of the best secret spots, while you enjoy all the luxury aboard our catamaran. Cruises are at the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a sheltered salt water lagoon, which provides the most pleasant boat experience with the most beautiful views in the Algarve and a great atmosphere to relax and forget about your daily routine.

You can choose to stop at different islands and beaches to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and take a swim, paddle board or snorkeling. You can also relax on the deck of the catamaran, taking in the beautiful scenery and wildlife that Ria Formosa has to offer. And, of course, you can indulge in delicious food and drinks while onboard.

Explore the Formosa lagoon on a catamaran cruise. After embarking on your adventure from Faro, spend a few hours visiting beautiful deserted beaches and some of the hidden spots in Ria Formosa Natural Park.

Our catamarans are comfortable, spacious, and fully equipped to ensure your safety and comfort during your trip. Our professional skippers are experienced and knowledgeable, and will ensure that your trip is not only enjoyable but also informative, providing you with interesting facts and insights about Ria Formosa.

The boat is available to rent with our crew for full days (7 hours – 10:30 am to 5:30 pm) or half days (3.5 hours – 10:30 am to 02:00 pm or from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm).

In the tour, it’s included the Fuel at slow cruising speeds inside the Ria Formosa, Skipper, Hostess, Snorkeling Equipment, 2 Paddle Boards and a Welcome Drink. 

You can bring your own food and drinks but be aware that cooking and red wine onboard are not allowed. You can also have lunch in a restaurant in one of the islands (which must be booked in Advance). Upon request, we also provide a catering delivery service from a local partner, with a menu based on Local Tapas, Poké Bowls, Shellfish and Sea Food. (Must be booked in advance).

Our trips are made at low cruising speeds at the Ria Formosa Natural Park, which is known by its famous white sand desert islands and the wonderful channels where we will sail along. Also, the protected waters make the Ria Formosa as a perfect place for a wonderful and relaxed day on a boat. The departure is from Faro Marina.

Whether you are traveling with family or friends, a private catamaran boat trip at Ria Formosa is the perfect way to create unforgettable memories and experience the natural beauty of the Algarve region in style and comfort. Book your trip today and get ready for an adventure you will never forget!

Itinerary Example for a Day Tour:

10:00 – Meeting at our office at Doca de Faro
10:15 – Boarding
10:30 – 11:15 – Cruise between Faro and the Desert Island – Welcome Drink is served
11:15 – Arrival at the Desert Island and anchor
11:15 – 13:00 – Relax on board, with a swim or go ashore for a walk at the island – Snorkeling, Paddle board
13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch Onboard or at one of the restaurants in one of the islands
14:30 – 15:00 – Cruise between Desert Island and the Culatra Island
15:00 – Arrival at the Culatra Island and anchor
15:00 – 16:15 – Relax on board, with a swim or go ashore for a walk at the island – Snorkeling, Paddle board
16:30  – Cruise back from Culatra Island to Faro
17:30 – Disembarking at Faro

You can make your reservation, check prices and availabilities directly here and you just need to pay a 50% deposit to confirm your booking.

  • Enjoy a custom-crafted adventure tailored to meet your interests with options to include food, catering and transportation.
  • Enjoy a catamaran cruise in southern Portugal’s picturesque Formosa estuary.
  • Observe the lagoon’s vibrant flora and fauna from the comfort of a boat.
  • Take advantage of a flexible itinerary and explore the area at your own pace.
  • Get an insider’s view of the region with a local guide and skipper.


Above deck

  • Spacious all around deck
  • Rigid Bimini for better protection against the sun
  • Easy and safe movement around rear deck
  • Transom platforms for easy and safe boarding
  • Cockpit and saloon are on the same level

Below deck

  • Plenty of natural light in saloon and cabins (large hull windows)
  • Excellent ventilation in all parts of the boat
  • Galley located between cockpit and saloon
  • Forward cabins include double bed that converts into twin beds
  • Engine compartments are far from the living areas and perfectly isolated

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