Marine Conservation & Social Work

Nature Park

Marine Conservation & Social Work

€190 per person

Our project aims to improve the littering in the shoreline (beach, dunes and fishing harbour), protecting marine animals, as well as swimmers and beachgoers.  

If you are like “work hard, play hard”, you will be interested in gathering a bunch of friends and join us in this epic program!

Join a local fishing community in the paradisiac barrier islands of ria Formosa. Culatra island has been suffering the pressure of human presence. If not controlled, trash produced by habitants and visitors may become a serious problem affecting the health of the local community and the wildlife in the earth of this incredible nature reserve.

You will be joining clean-up actions, awareness campaigns targeted towards visitors and inhabitants and assist the local community doing social work. During your stay we will also teach you how to fish and cook traditional dishes and invite you to sail with us.

Remember all waterways lead to the ocean!

 

Prices are dependent upon the group size:

From 7 to 14 members  – 210€ p/ person

15 or more member – 190€ p/ person

 

Booking fee payment is mandatory to guarantee your place:

25% of the total amount (number of participants X price)

Booking fee payment may be made upon wire transfer (please contact us for further details)

 

Alterations and cancellations 

Alterations such as date or groups sizes may be possible upon request. Group cancellation implies the payment of the booking fee. Cancellation of individual members of the group is possible up too the maximum of 2 persons.

6 Days
14+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Faro or Olhão
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Activities
    Personal insurance
    Transfer from Faro/Olhão
  • Not Included
    Flights and other transports
    Meals
    Personal expenses
1
Arrival
This is an example of your schedule. Detailed planning will be made for each group, according to the hours of your arrival, departure and other particular conditions such as the tides.
ARRIVAL
The marine transfers will be made either from Faro or Olhão cities, by ferry or private boat (30 to 45 minutes duration). The initial briefing will be held either at the primary school or in the local  association. After, we will do a brief tour into the island to show you around. The island has more or less 5 restaurants, 3 supermarkets, 2 first aid offices and only 1 cash machine.
2
Regular day
REGULAR DAY
 Cleaning or social work activities from 7h00/8h00 to 10h00/11h00  and 17h00 to 19h30.
The rest of the day will be free time that you can use to go to the beach or do any other activities that you organise.
3
DAY TRIP TO FARO
Departure from Culatra in the early morning. Visit the old town and make your way into the down town to have lunch and do some shopping. At 15h00 go to the science museum where a private guide will show you introduce you to the main and temporary exhibitions. Get the ferry to the Lighthouse village and do a sunset walk back to Culatra village.
4
SAILING BAPTISM OR BOAT TOUR
Meet us at the fishing harbour and embark either towards the Atlantic sea or the desert inlets of the natural park. There will be time to dive and swim. Please note that for this activity the groups will be divided into smaller groups of 6 or 7.
5
FISHING AND GASTRONOMY WORKSHOP
Meet us at in the morning and discover "the other side" of the island, where a big part of the local community collects shell fish and other species. We will show you around this area and teach you how to collect razor clams. Good fun, trust us! At the end of the day we will meet again so that you can learn how to cook your daily catch and appreciate our traditional gastronomy. This meal will be our treat, 2 drinks per person included and desert :)
6
DEPARTURE
Please mind the hours when booking your flights. The first ferry departs from the island at 8h00 and the last at 18h00. If you have flight hours that do not bind to this schedule, you must book and pay for your own accommodation outside of the island.
  • 6 nights (for other durations please email us)
  • Personal insurance
  • 24 hours support in the Island
  • Boat transfer from either Faro or Olhão
  • Accommodation in a school or in tends
  • Facilities to shower and prepare meals
  • Activity plaining for the entire stay
  • Materials for beach cleanups and social work (e.g. gloves)
  • Day trip to Faro with guided visit to science museum
  • Local gastronomy workshop
  • Goodbye dinner (food, 2 drinks per person and desert)
  • Fishing workshop
  • Sailing baptism or boat trip
    Culatra island is 30 minutes away from Faro or Olhão cities by boat.
    Since we will arrange the boat transportation you just need to get to one of this cities.
    Faro has an international airport, bus and train stations.
Olhão has bus and train stations.
  • Airport - www.aeroportofaro.pt
  • Train - www.cp.pt
  • Bus - www.eva-bus.com or www.alsa.es