Water Activities - Boat Tours in Ria Formosa - 1h Boat Trip

1h Boat Trip

  • 1 hour(s)
  • 12,5€ /person
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Experience Description

Boat trip with 1h duration, with a 15 min. stop at a deserted beach.        
The skipper will be your guide, providing you with precious information about Ria.
We will provide binoculars and a brochure with local images.

Location Itinerary

Itinerary: Cabanas - Tavira Bay - Tavira Island - Quatro Águas - Cabanas Island (15min stop) - Cabanas

Cabanas is linked to tuna fishing since its origin. In 1734 began the tuna fishing with nets (armação), which led to the construction of the first huts to keep the fishing equipment and to be a shelter to the fishermen. For 20 years the huts were only seasonal residence. Only in 1757/58 some fishermen built permanent homes.
Now Cabanas has 1181 permanent residents, a number that increases a lot in the summer with tourists.
The community is still dedicated to fishing, contributing to the local cuisine enrichment. But the tourism is getting more importance year after year.
The fishermen village with a rehabilitated waterfront with a new wooden walkway that goes through all the village, passing through numerous cafes, restaurants and craft shops.

A) Cabanas Island - SW side, deserted beach.One of the eastern Algarve beaches most crowded due to its location, opposite to the city of Cabanas de Tavira and ease access via ferry boats or water taxis.
B) Tavira Island - voted one of the best beaches in Europe, the route from ria to the beach is surrounded by the camping and several restaurants and bars.This is the only island with a camping park.
     Desert Beach- in Cabanas Island on the east side of Tavira bay, this beach is the getaway of crowds and one of the best beaches to relax or discover the Natural Park of Ria Formosa on a pleasant walk. 
C) Tavira - the city is divided by the Gilão river, which is surrounded by shops and restaurants, and a historic center rich in archaeological marcs of the Phoenicians and Islamics, convents with brands of the periods Gothic and Manueline, Renaissance churches and Baroque chapels.

Other Departures:


  • 15min stop in a deserted beach


  • Cabanas island

  • Tavira island

  • Small Clams Farms

  • Ria Formosa Fauna

  • Ria Formosa Flora

  • Ria's water channels

  • Quatro Águas area

  • Salt farms

  • Cabanas island

  • Walkway of Ria Formosa Avenue

  • Church of Nossa Srª do Mar

  • Fort St. João da Barra

  • Tavira

  • Tavira island


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