Ferries are the main way to get to the Tavira Beaches for the visitors. Many of the locals have their own boat which is a great way to visit the beaches as you get to the different nooks and crannies. The ferries from Tavira run all round but in Santa Luzia they run from May to October.

Time to Book your break in Tavira


Using the local boats as a taxi to get around is also a lot of fun and if there is a group of you it doesn’t have to be expensive.


 The three main ferry routes are listed below and we will endeavour to keep the timetables updated. 

Quatro Águas to Ilha de Tavira

The ferry times from June 2020

Tavira to Ilha de Tavira

The ferry from Tavira to Ilhe de Tavira from June 2020

Santa Luzia to Terra Estreita Ferry

The ferry from Santa Luzia to Praia da Terra Estreita will restart in June 1 2020



The Santa Luzia ferry runs from the village of Santa Luzia to the Terra Estreita beach situated on the Ilha de Tavira. The journey takes approximately 10 minutes and from the jetty there is a short walk to the beach.  The 2020 ferry timetable will be posted as soon as we know it.