Ilha Deserta Tour

Image gallery of o boat tour in the Ria Formosa lagoon between Faro, the capital of the Algarve, and the Ilha Deserta (desert island), also known as Ilha da Berreta


Faro: Quay

Faro: Quay

View from the walls of the old town to the promenade and the quay at the Ria Formosa. From here the ferry boats to the islands Ilha da Barreta, Ilha da Culatra (Ilha do Farol) and Ilha da Armona debark. In the background you can see the Faro International Airport and the silhouette of the Ilha de Faro.


Faro: Quay Porta do Sol

Faro: Quay Porta do Sol

The ferry to the Ilha da Barreta is leaving from the quay Porta do Sol during the summer season and on special request.


Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)

Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)

Ferry from Faro to the uninhibited island.


Faro: Seaside view

Faro: Seaside view

View from board of e ferry boat towards the historical old part, surrounded by strong walls.


Faro: View from the Ria Formosa

Faro: View from the Ria Formosa

View from board of an excursion boat across the lagoon of the Ria Formosa towards the historic old town of Faro, surrounded by huge walls.


Ilha da Barreta: Quay

Ilha da Barreta: Quay

The ferry from Faro is landing at the eastern corner of the island.


Ilha Deserta: shoal of fish

Ilha Deserta: shoal of fish

Almost 80 fish species of the Northern Atlantic as well as other marine organisms reproduce in the clean, oxygen-rich Atlantic water for which the Ria Formosa is famou.


Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon

Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon

View over the dunes of the Ilhda da Barreta and the lagoon of the Ria Formosa to the coast between Faro and Olhao.


Ecotour: Ilha Deserta

Ecotour: Ilha Deserta

The lonely shore of island, located between the Faro Island in the west and the Culatra Island lives up to its name "desert island".


Ilha da Barreta: Fishermen cottages

Ilha da Barreta: Fishermen cottages

Near the quay these cottages are situated where local fishermen store their nets and other equipment.


Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon

Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon


Ilha da Barreta: Beach restaurant

Ilha da Barreta: Beach restaurant

The restaurant near the quay can be accessed by a board walk.


Ilha Deserta: View to the Ilha da  Culatra

Ilha Deserta: View to the Ilha da Culatra


Ilha da Culatra: Lighthouse (pt. farol)

Ilha da Culatra: Lighthouse (pt. farol)

The western part of the Culatra island is also known as "Ilha do Farol"


Ilha da Barreta: Map

Ilha da Barreta: Map

Nautical chart of the shipping lane between the Ilha da Barreta and the Ilha da Culatra

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