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.

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PRAIA DE CABANA (PRAIA DE CABANAS)

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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

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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 (2023_24) the ferries ran all the year round. The latest timetable for each is shown belo

TAVIRA CITY TO ILHA DE TAVIRA DE 31 MARCH 2024
QUATRO AGUAS TO ILHE DE TAVIRA DE 30 MARCH 2024
PRAIA DA TERRA ESTREITA
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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. Below is the timetable for 2023. This gives you an idea of when the ferries starting operating to Terra Esteita. As soon as the 2024 timetable is out we will publish it here. 

FERRY TIMETABLE 2024

WATER TAXIS
NAMEWEBSITE TELEPHONE Nº EMAILLOCATED AT
PASSEIOS RIA FORMOSA https://www.passeios-ria-formosa.com/en/aqua-taxis/+351 962 156 922/+351 961 189 857reservas@passeios-ria-formosa.comSANTA LUZIA
SEQUA TOURS https://sequatours.com/en/tour/water-taxi+351 965 482 960booking@sequatours.comTAVIRA
SILNIDO https://www.silnido.com/+351 918 278 934geral@silnido.ptTAVIRA
AQUA TAXI TAVIRA https://toursinalgarve.com/how-to-get-to-tavira-island-ferry-boat-aquataxi/+351 961 398 169TAVIRA
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