Tour along the Ria Formosa from Olhão to Culatra island 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 – Culatra Island (dtop for 45min) – Olhão
- Culatra island
- 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
- Deserta island
- Beach walk
- Culatra Island:
Island is 7km long. The initial population came, around 1880, from neighboring villages and was dedicated to sardine fishing. The occupation, currently with about 1000 inhabitants and 350 houses, took place in this place because it is a strategic area related to fishing. They inhabited houses with wooden walls and thatched roofs.
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).