FERRIES & AQUA TAXIS
There are five main beach areas in Tavira. Three of which are not connected to the Mainland and therefore some type of water transportation is required.
Unless you have your own boat, the choices are Water taxi or Ferry.
IN NEED OF ACCOMMODATION
Praia de Cabana (Praia de Cabanas)
is situated on the Ilha de Cabanas, another of the islands that form the unique Ria Formosa National Park. Like the other beaches within the Tavira County, it is reached by crossing the stretch of water that makes up the lagoon between the island and the mainland.
Access to this beach is by small water taxis. These are located on Avenida Ria Formosa in Cabanas and operate between 08h:00 and 20h:00 depending on the month. The journey takes approximately 5 minutes.
Praia da Ilha de Tavira
This is the closest beach to Tavira itself and will be accessed by either Water Taxi or ferry. There are two ferries that go to this beach. One goes from the centre of town located on Rua Jose Pires Padinha next to the Ria Gilão and the other one goes from Quatro Aquas about 2 km out of Tavira town. This past year (2022_23) the ferries ran all the year round. The latest timetable for each is shown below
TAVIRA CITY TO ILHA DE TAVIRA DE 25 Março 2023
QUATRO AGUAS TO ILHE DE TAVIRA DE 26 MARÇO 2023
Praia da Terra Estreita
This beach is also located on the Ilha de Tavira but a few kilometres to the west. This beach is usually accessed from Santa Luzia, a small town 4 kilometres to the west of Tavira. The ferry operates from the end of April to the beginning of October each year. It is located on Av.Eng.Duarte Pacheco directly opposite Casa do Mar Apartments and Cais de Santa Luzia Café.
FERRY PRICES 2023 _ Ida : One way Ida e Volta : There & Back
|NAME||WEBSITE||TELEPHONE Nº||LOCATED AT|
|Passeios Ria Formosa||https://www.passeios-ria-formosa.com/en/aqua-taxis/||+351 962 156 922/+351 961 189 firstname.lastname@example.org||Santa Luzia|
|Sequa Tours||https://sequatours.com/en/tour/water-taxi||+351 965 482 email@example.com||Tavira|
|Silnido||https://www.silnido.com/||+ 351 firstname.lastname@example.org||Tavira|
|Aqua Taxi Tavira||https://toursinalgarve.com/how-to-get-to-tavira-island-ferry-boat-aquataxi/||+351 961 398 169||Tavira|