Explore the Ilha Deserta (Deserted Island) in the Algarve and observe native Portuguese birdlife in its natural habitat on this 1.5-hour tour of the Ria Formosa Natural Park from Faro. Cruise through the Ria Formosa Natural Park with a guide and admire panoramic views over the beautiful Algarve scenery. Watch the beaches, waters, and skies for sightings of native birdlife such as black-winged stilt, flamingos, heron, and plovers, and gain insight into the birds' behaviour. Visit the Ilha Deserta and enjoy free time to relax or sunbathe at your leisure.
Hop aboard your catamaran at the tour time of your choosing, then cruise out onto the waters of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. A protected area of coastal lagoons, islets and beaches, Ria Formosa is a haven for the Algarve's native birdlife.
Cruise among the islands and lakes, and keep watch for sightings of diverse native bird species such as black-tailed godwit, black-winged stilt, flamingos, heron, plovers, purple swamp-hen, and wigeon. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on the birds' migration routes and nesting habits.
Stop at the Ilha Deserta, where the white-sand beach stretches into the distance. Here, perhaps take a walk along the coastline or relax in the shade of a thatched umbrella as the waves lap at the shore.
When you're ready to leave the Ilha Deserta behind, hop aboard the ferry for the return journey to your starting point to conclude your tour.