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Barreta Island is an island in the Algarve, Portugal, about 7 kilometres long and 50 to 600 metres wide. Barreta is also known as Deserta, Deserted Island or Santa Maria Cape Island. Is one of the more isolated islands of Algarve. There is a public ferry line reaching the island everyday, all year round or you go there by renting or owning a boat. Wikipedia

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Boat trip from Faro to Ilha Deserta by Ferry

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The Ferry boat departs from Faro in direction to Ilha Deserta, taking 45 minutes through Ria Formosa Natural Park. Admire panoramic views over the beautiful natural scenery, flora and fauna. Explore Ilha Deserta, a unique deserted island, where you can stay all day long if you want. Enjoy free time to relax, sunbathe at your leisure, or taste the algarvian cuisine at Estaminé restaurant. We can adjust the time of your return ferry (depending on availability). You can enjoy this service every day, all year round. Get your ticket online to avoid queues.

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Eco Tour Ria Formosa - Guided Nature Tour from Faro to Ilha Deserta

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Barreta Island, Faro

The Eco Tour is a guided nature tour, from Faro to Ilha Deserta, through Ria Formosa Natural Park’s channels. Our professional guide will share with you information about local biodiversity, traditional activities, the history of Faro, the barrier islands of the natural park, and birdwatching. More than 300 bird species have been found here, some of them very rare and others recognised internationally as endangered. The boat leads you to Ilha Deserta (a deserted island, also known as Barreta Island), a laidback destination on a stunning stretch of white sand dunes. You can enjoy all afternoon at the island: walk along the beach, take the hiking trail to the southerly most point of Portugal and taste the genuine algarvian gastronomy at Estaminé restaurant.  The return is included by Ferry, and we can adjust the time (depending on availability). You can enjoy this service every day, all year round.

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Private Sightseeing Boat Tour in Ria Formosa at Olhão

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Barreta Island, Faro

Discover the islands of Deserta, Farol, Culatra, and Armona. Explore the lagoon in a comfortable boat with a sunshade. Visit a fishing community on Culatra Island. Learn more about the Natural Park from your guide. Take a dive into the Cristal clear waters of the Armona beach.

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4-Hour Private Boat Tour in Ria Formosa

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Barreta Island, Faro

Discover the islands of Deserta, Farol, Culatra and Armona. Explore the lagoon on a confortable boat. Visit the fishing community of Culatra. Learn more about the Natural Park from your guide. Take a dive on the Cristal clear water. Relax and enjoy the amazing nature of the Ria Formosa Lagoon.

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Seaview Yoga Workshop in Old Town Faro

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Barreta Island, Faro

This is a unique location to practise Yoga with a truly breathtaking view. I will will lead you through a class that is energising and relaxing at the same time. During deep relaxation you will come to a complete rest. The perfect event to start or end your trip in the Algarve, to build in during your Faro visit, before or after a boat trip to Faro Islands such as Ilha do Farol or Ilha Deserta, as the class takes place just above the place where the boats leave.

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