Explore the picturesque canals of the so-called Portuguese Venice when you take our traditional moliceiro boat trip along the Aveiro.
What is a moliceiro boat?
A moliceiro is a traditional vessel which is found on the Aveiro River, similar to a Venetian gondola. The long, slim body allows it to move easily along the narrow canals of the city.
The moliceiro is named such because, historically, it was used to transport and collect the Moliço, a type of alga which thrives in these regions and which is used as fertilizer.
Moliceiro Boat Trip
Our traditional boat trip along through Aveiro starts at the statue of João Afonso Throughout the journey, we will learn about the differences between the two main boats that cruise the canals - the moliceiro vessel and the mercantile vessel - and their origins and history.
During the journey in the moliceiro we will pass some of the most iconic locations of Aveiro, such as the Art Nouveau style buildings that line the banks of the canal, the Averio salt pan, the traditional fishermen's neighborhood of Beira-Mar, the Jerónimo P. Campos ceramics factory, and the Fish Market.
Our itinerary concludes returning to the same point from where we departed. But the experience doesn't end here, as we'll invite you to taste raivas, a typical local cookie.
|Adults||Children from 5 to 12 years old||Children under 5 years old|
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US$ 13.70 US$ 12.70
Moliceiro boat trip
AdultsUS$ 13.70 US$ 12.70
Children from 5 to 12 years oldUS$ 6.30
Children under 5 years oldFree
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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
45 minute ride along the canals of Aveiro on board a moliceiro boat
English speaking guide
7% discount on the official ticket price.
When to book?
You can book up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity promotes local production.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Can we bring dogs on the boat?
A - Small and medium-size dogs are allowed as long as they are always on a leash and if they are considered dangerous breeds, with a muzzle on. It is better to indicate you will be bringing a dog along on the reservation.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Statue of João Afonso de Aveiro