Water Activities - Boat Tours in Ria Formosa - 4H Octopus Route

4H Octopus Route

  • 4H hour(s)
  • 30€ /person
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Experience Description

4h tour on Ria Formosa Natural Park with a stop for lunch in the village of Santa Luzia, the Octopus Capital. (meal price not included)

Daily departures at 11am from Cabanas de Tavira.

On this tour you will discover all of Ria Formosa area in Tavira, visit Quatro-Águas (Four Waters) location of an old tuna factory knowned as Arraial Ferreira Neto, lunch and stroll in the village of Santa Luzia - one of the oldest Eastern Algarve's fishing villages known as the Octopus Capital - and finally relax in Terra Estreita Beach.

Santa Luzia is a fishing village having as main activity octopus fishing. This and tourism are the main economic activities of the village. The village is renowned for its octopus based dishes, existing throughout the village restaurants exclusively dedicated to the confection of octopus.
During the stop you can also visit the fishermen's storage houses, the fish market, the typical houses and narrow streets as well as take a walk along the Ria.

After stopping in Santa Luzia we will go toward the Terra Estreita beach, a place of a unique beauty, ideal for a swim or walk along beach.

Location Itinerary

Itinerary: Cabanas - Tavira Bay - Tavira Island - Quatro Águas - Santa Luzia (1H30 stop for lunch, not included) - Terra Estreita Beach (30mins stop) - Cabanas


  • Walking on the beach

  • Birds observation and identification

  • Swimming in the sea


  • Salt farms

  • Oyster and small clams farms

  • Cabanas island

  • Tavira island

  • Good restaurants

  • Fishermen neighborhood

  • Terra Estreita beach

  • Ria Formosa Fauna

  • Ria Formosa Flora

  • Quatro Águas area

  • Santa Luzia

  • Tavira inlet

  • 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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