It’s all very well relaxing by the pool here at the Quintassential or on one of the many beautiful beaches here in the Algarve, but sometimes you need a break from all that relaxing! 

Why not go on one of these boat trips and explore one of Europe’s best kept secrets, The Ria Formosa……………..and all it has to offer.

The Quintassential works closely with a very experienced nationally registered Nature Company here in the Algarve and can make arrangements for you to get on board and enjoy any of the following tours.

CyclingThe breath-taking Central Algarve by bike - Paradise on wheels!

The Algarve, the beautiful area of southern Portugal is largely undiscovered by Northern European cyclists. It is the ideal place for cyclists to leave the cold, wet, weather and enjoy some great cycling in this dry, sunny district in Portugal.

Guided WalkingDo you enjoy walking? Do you wish to see a little of the real Algarve? Why not take advantage of the services of our guided walking tours?

Walking in the Algarve is a dream and you will get to discover the quieter side of the Algarve, or even the Real Algarve.

Buggy ToursAlgarve Buggy Tours offers you an unforgettable adventure driving a buggy. We have the thrills of motorsport and natural landscapes that only the Algarve can offer, but what we really offer you is an adventure in which you will discover places, people and traditions of this land that is much more than sun and sand!

Ria Formosa Boat TripDiscover the Ria Formosa Nature Park on a 3 hour 30 minute boat trip, setting off from Olhão Marina.
This boat tour gives you opportunity to pass along Olhão and its famous market with a privileged view over the Ria FormosaYou cruise along stunning landscapes in a comfortable boat with sun shade and learn about this protected area. 

Tour of the Barrier IslandsThis tour gives you the opportunity to discover three of the barrier islands on the Ria Formosa, learn a little about their history, culture and characteristics.
You will discover Culatra Island, step ashore and learn why this fisherman’s community was once called the Dog’s Island.

Dolphin Watching & Marine LifeThe thrill of watching dolphins leaping from the Atlantic Ocean and speeding next to the boat you is unforgettable.
From the powerful boat, you have the chance to encounter Common Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Striped Dolphin and Spotted Dolphin. For you and your family this will prove to be a memorable event.  We as a family love this boat trip.

Day Out On Ilha Deserta FaroWhy not take advantage whilst holidaying with us here at The Quintassential to go on a unique exciting journey that starts in Faro.
Jump on to one of the catamarans on a guided tour through the Ria Formosa’s channels, with a professional guide, who will talk about the local biodiversity, traditional activities, the history of Faro, and bird watching.  

Bird Watching Daily ToursJoin in on a 3 hour birdwatching tour in the Algarve from Faro & discover the birds of the Ria Formosa.

On this 3 hour private tour from Faro, you will explore the areas of Ludo and Quinta do Lago in the Ria Formosa Nature Park. 

Bird Watching Boat TourBird watching in the Algarve is one of Europe’s best kept secrets.  The boat sails on the secondary and shallow channels allowing the approach to the birds in silence and without disturbing them. On board there are bird watching and activity manuals, bird’s check lists, maps and general information regarding the Ria Formosa, binoculars and a nature guide.

Bird Watching HolidaysWe are pleased to announce that throughout the year, the Quintassential are proud to offer guests bird watching holidays or full day tours, both on land and out at sea! 

Our first bird watching holiday week was back in March 2008.

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