This tour will take you from Fuseta to Armona Island and will take about two hours. Point A - Starting and End Point from this tour. Point B - First stop in this boat tour. You'll have the opportunity to have a different perspective from Fuseta. Point C - In this point probably you'll have the chance to check some bird species that usually fly around. Point D - Interesting point where the Atlantic Ocean meets Ria Formosa. Point E - Photograph point to check the well known building from Lifeguard Authority. Point F - Armona Island (Fuseta). Point G - Here, you'll see how the oysters live in Ria Formosa.
Point H - In this point probably you'll have the chance to check some bird species that usually fly around. Point I - We'll show another type of Oysters cultivation. Point J - Here you can see a typical village named Aldeia de Marim. Point K - Armona Island (Olhão).
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This amazing boat tour will take you through the Ria Formosa, from Fuseta until Armona-Olhão. You'll have the chance to admire various points of interest, like Fuseta Lifeguard Building, Armona Island, Oyster Farms and some bird species. Lunch is optional and if you want we can make a stop in Armona Island and take you to a recommended restaurant, however, lunch is not included in our price.We'll offer you a bottle of water for your ride, but we strongly advise you to bring your camera, lots of sunscreen and a bunch of good mood!
Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer. He was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia for the first time by an ocean route, as well as connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans, and in this way, the West and the Orient. This was accomplished by completion of his first voyage to India (1497–1499).
Da Gama's discovery of the sea route to India was significant and opened the way for an age of global imperialism and for the Portuguese to establish a long-lasting colonial empire in Asia. Traveling this route meant that the Portuguese could avoid sailing across the highly disputed Mediterranean and traveling via the dangerous Arabian Peninsula, and that the whole voyage would be made by sea. The sum of the distances covered in the outward and return
voyages made this expedition the longest ocean voyage ever made until then, far longer than a full voyage around the world by way of the Equator.