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Exploring the lagoon and the sea

Get to know the lagoon, its islands, water channels, hidden places, the fauna and the ecosystem of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. Let the boat unhurriedly guide you, spot the birds, and unveil the present and the past of this region.  Discover schools of friendly dolphins playing, smiling and jumping at sea. Or explore the lagoon in a kayak or canoe....


Dolphin watching

Set off on the Cabanas boat to observe schools of dolphins and gain a better understanding of these charming animals. 

By Boat to Tavira and Santa Luzia

Slide calmly over the lagoon, taking in its islands and marshes, the birds and fishing boats, and the anchored yachts.

Sunset route

Come and take a sunset boat trip and discover the plethora of colours that bathe Ria Formosa at the end of the day. 

The island route

Come and discover the barrier islands of the Ria Formosa Natural Park that protect its unique lagoon system from the open sea