Barco Moliceiro is a traditional boat used in the Ria de Aveiro region of Portugal for harvesting seaweed and transporting goods.
The boat has a flat bottom and a pointed bow and stern, and is usually brightly painted with colorful designs.
Today, Barco Moliceiros are primarily used for tourism, with visitors able to take guided tours of the Ria de Aveiro while riding in the traditional boats. During the tours, visitors can see the local flora and fauna, as well as learn about the history and culture of the region.
In addition to the tours, there are also annual competitions held in Aveiro featuring Barco Moliceiros, where boats are judged on their decoration and speed. The competitions are a popular event in the region and attract visitors from around Portugal and beyond.