There are many wonderful activities to do in and around Tavira and many superb places to go and see. Our Birdwatching and Ria Formosa pages show some of these special places. There are many ways to enjoy these areas but very few that will compare with getting on the water and exploring the nooks and crannies of this ecological playground. Try out a Tavira Boat Tour.

To be able to really enjoy and see the detail we believe one of the highlights of your stay in the Tavira region will be to take a guided tour on the waters of the Gulf of Biscay and see for yourselves.

We are very pleased to have teamed up with Costaboat Tours based in Tavira and Cabanas to assist you in getting on the water and fulfilling your holiday dreams.

Costaboats Tours provide a wide range of water based activities that will make you just want to get out and about on the waters of the Ria Formosa and the surrounding Atlantic Ocean. We have listed these below with links directly to the Costaboat Tours website. 


The waters around Tavira abound with wildlife and bird life. One of the very special events in ones life is to see Dolphins in their natural habitat. We are very lucky to have many of this wonderful and intelligent species living in the seas near to us. Costaboat Tours will take you out into the seas of the East Atlantic and search for this very special creature. For more information on booking a tour visit Costaboat Tours.


The warm waters of the Ria Formosa and Atlantic Ocean provide a great place to go Snorkelling. Whether you are experienced or this is your first time, take this option to add another to your holiday in Tavira. For more information on booking a tour visit Costaboat Tours.


What could be more romantic than taking a personalised boat tour in the Ria Formosa on your holiday to Tavira. You might be here on a special holiday celebrating a birthday, anniversary or you might just be the type that has a bit of Latin blood flowing through your veins. What a prefect place to propose to your loved one, or on that special anniversary share a glass of cool Portuguese wine and just relax and enjoy the beautiful sunny Tavira evening. Check how to book your romantic tour at Costaboat Tours.


Tavira and the surrounding area has many things to offer the visitors and residents alike. However, the jewel in the crown in our opinion is the Ria Formosa Natural Park. It has been given a special status and protection by the Portuguese Government for very good reasons. Take a tour on the local waters and see things and places that just cannot be seen from the roads and footpaths. This is your chance to see a wonderful part of the Algarve and listening to the expert information provided by your Costaboat guides. More information can be found here.


We are very blessed in the Tavira region to benefit from the a very impressive array of different  birds that reside or visit the region. Birdwatching has become a very important part of the tourism industry in the Algarve. The unique saltwater wetlands that are part of the Ria Formosa provide a superb environment for the variety of birdlife. The Greater Flamingos_Phoenicopterus ruber are probably the special favourite and quite rightly so . For those visiting from the north of Europe this is an exotic bird with such wonderful colours. A truly superb way to spot this abundant birdlife is to get on the boat and enjoy the expertise provided by your guide. Please visit Costaboats to see how they can help you.


The calm waters of the Ria Formosa provide the perfect place try out your Kayaking skills. If you haven't tried it before it is a great form of exercise and a great way of getting to those places you wouldn't normally have access to. A gentle stroll across to the Ilha de Tavira or Ilha de Cabanas To find out more about renting a kayak visit Costaboat Tours.


So you are in Cabanas or Tavira and you want to get to Santa Luzia. Or you want to go from Cabanas to the Ilha de Tavira. Take a water taxi. A special and more interesting way to get to your destination. Contact Costaboat Tours to provide this service. 

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