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Galicia, Spain Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Galicia, Spain Cruises & boat tours

Ría de Arousa: Boat Ride to Mussel Farm with Tasting

1. Ría de Arousa: Boat Ride to Mussel Farm with Tasting

Embark on a cruise in the Rías Baixas and learn how mussels are cultivated on this guided tour of a mussel farm with tastings. Disembark from the Port of O Grove and cruise along the picturesque Ría de Arousa. Visit the cultivation parks (also known as Bateas) with a guide, where you'll discover how mussels, oysters, and scallops are farmed. Back on board, enjoy a tasting of steamed mussels, accompanied by wine, water, or soft drink, all while you explore the bottom of the sea through the boat's underwater vision.

Ribeira Sacra from Santiago: with wine tastings and Cruise

2. Ribeira Sacra from Santiago: with wine tastings and Cruise

Fill a day with wine, art, gastronomy, and natural beauty. Visit exclusive wine cellars for a tasting and a medieval towns on this guided day tour of Ribeira Sacra. Enjoy a boat ride along the Sil River between the hills where grapes are grown , sometimes at vertical cliffs. Discover Galician cuisine and roman & celtic culture. Start your tour from the Plaza de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela. Local guides join you in the air-conditioned minibuses. First stop will take place at the medieval town of Castro Caldelas, one of the most beautiful ones of Spain. A huge medieval castle and quiet walks along small streets full of historical buildings. Fantastic views from the valleys of the Sil river can be enjoyed, and also time for a coffe break. It´s really recomendable trying the tipycal "bica" with the coffe, which is a really tasty cake. Driveing down Sil River valley for a leisurely cruise. More vineyards cover the slopes along the river, sometimes at vertical cliffs. Thats the reason for the name "heroic viticulture", done along centuries at this valleys. The guide will explain a lot of interesting things about this special wine production systems. One of the most spectacula viewpoints of Galicia will be waiting at the north side of the Sil River. Amazing views of vineyards wich have been built at impossible places, and the Sil River, always quiet. Views of many kilometers of chessnut and oak forests, vines and very tiny villages. Lunch time at the main town of the area: Monforte de Lemos. There are lots of nice restaurants waiting for us and offering the best meals of this region. After lunch, guided visit to the "Mons Fortis", where the tower of Lemos and the Monastery of San Vicente are built. Learn about the region on the way to the Church of San Vicente. From the church, snap a photo of the commanding view over the valley and vineyards. Exclusive local wine cellar visit. 5 of the varietals grown in the region will be on hand to sample. Find your favorite one!

O Grove: Ría de Arousa Catamaran Tour with Seafood Lunch

3. O Grove: Ría de Arousa Catamaran Tour with Seafood Lunch

Explore the O Grove coast aboard a catamaran with a large deck. Savor fresh seafood paired with a glass of wine, water, and soft drinks. Stop at a pristine beach for a refreshing dip in the sea.  Board the spacious and modern boat in O Grove. Settle in and enjoy views of the city as you depart on the Ría de Arousa saline estuary. Keep an eye out for the large variety of seabirds that frequent this lush landscape.  Sit down to a lunch packed full of local flavors. Feast on steamed mussels, oysters with vinaigrette sauce, and shellfish rice. Savor a healthy dessert of seasonal fruits like juicy melon.  Anchor at the edge of a magnificent beach on the coast of O Grove. Admire the views or hop in the water for a swim in the sea. Return to your meeting point in O Grove at the end of your tour. 

From Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour of Cies Islands

4. From Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour of Cies Islands

Get out of the city and explore the stunning Cies Islands on a day trip from Santiago de Compostela. Visit the Playa de Rodas, go for a hike in the beautiful scenery, and learn about the island on a guided tour. Meet your guide in Santiago de Compostela and board a bus to Vigo. From there, hop on board a catamaran and sail to the Cies Islands. After arriving at the islands, join your guide for a 1-hour walking tour of the island. See the stunning beaches and learn about this sliver of paradise. Next, enjoy free time to explore the island. Relax on a beach, go for a swim, or explore one of the many hiking paths. Choose a local cafe or restaurant to enjoy a meal and a drink in before returning to the catamaran. Board the boat and head back to Vigo, where you'll disembark and board a bus to return to the starting point in Santiago.

From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour

5. From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Santiago de Compostela and discover the best of Rías Baixas. Immerse yourself in Albariño wine and Galician seafood. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise along the estuary and learn about mussel, oyster and scallop growing at the best place of Europe for that. At the first stop, take a walk along local vines of Albariño grapes and learn about the production of this wonderful white wine from local guides of one of the most exclusive cellars in the region. After the visit, taste 3 amazing varieties of Albariño wine which can´t be found in normal markets or restaurants, wines which are sold at the best restaurants of Europe and the most exclusive markets of the world. Move onward to one of the most spectacular beaches in Galicia, the beach of La Lanzada. Travel back in time to the 10th century to get acquainted with its history and legends. Next, the island of La Toja waits for you with its thermal history and interesting industrial past in making Spain's best soap. Discover the world of shellfish breeding on a cruise. Sail on a route passing through countless "bateas" from where the best mussels, oysters and scallops come from. Eat as many mussels as you wish, freshly picked from the water and boiled in albariño wine. All this is accompanied by as much white local wine as you want, soft drinks, water and liqueur shots. Then make your way to the beautiful village of Combarro, built on a giant rock and dotted with "horreos", fishermen's houses and lots of stone crosses. Take a walk through tiny streets, squares, and an area of high ecological value. Centuries of history along stone streets, small shops and lots of beautiful bars and restaurants. Next, it's time to breathe in one of the only places of the Low Estuaries where we can find the native Galician forest. Enjoy the native nature of Galicia by a tiny river flowing through granite rocks and full of mills and small waterfalls.

From Santiago: Day Trip to Ribeira Sacra with Catamaran Ride

6. From Santiago: Day Trip to Ribeira Sacra with Catamaran Ride

The Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, between the south of the province of Lugo and the north of the province of Ourense, is a fairy tale landscape, crossed by the rivers Miño and Sil on whose shores we will discover the terraces of vineyards where different varieties of grape are cultivated to produce some of the best Galician wines. A humanized landscape, with a unique use of the land that transforms slopes of up to 70% in a succession of small terraces. The enologic resource together with the abundance of heritage, especially Romanesque churches and monasteries, as well as a spectacular landscape, justify the candidacy of the area for World Heritage Site. We will start our day navigating by catamaran through the spectacular Canyons of the Sil River, a 1 hour and a half ride with a drink included, in which we will contemplate the forests and vineyards so characteristic of this area of the Galician interior, an idyllic start of the trip without doubts. We will then move to one of the most special viewpoints of the Ribeira Sacra, to admire this incredible landscape from the heights. The next stop of our trip will be the monumental Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas, one of the architectonic symbols of the region. Located in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra, the legend says it was founded in the 6th century by a group of eremites. We will then continue to Ourense, the thermal city, where we will enjoy some leisure time for lunch on our own. In the afternoon, we will visit the historic center. This town, which in the past attracted the Romans for its gold and numerous thermal springs, will amaze you with its unique and carefully preserved artistic heritage. At the end of the day, we will be astonished by the number of sensations and places that we can find in this area of the Galician interior.

Pontevedra: Private Sailing Trip to Cíes Islands

7. Pontevedra: Private Sailing Trip to Cíes Islands

This private trip will take you from Pontevedra to the Cíes Islands on a boat steered by a skipper. Discover for yourself why these beautiful islands have been declared part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands. You’ll set off from Pontevedra, as you enjoy unobstructed views of the coast from your private boat on the beautiful Ria de Vigo. Take in the landscape and relax on the calm waters on your way to the archipelago.  Once you arrive at the south island San Martiño, you’ll have time to explore at your leisure. Forge a route through this small island, and discover the natural ecological beauty of the landscape uninhabited by people.  Your next stop will be Rhodes beach, which connects the two northernmost islands. Here you can enjoy a walk on the white sandy beach, stop for a picnic, and take an ocean dip if the weather allows. Finally, take in the views of the bay's sparkling waters on your way back to the Pontevedra shore.

From Pontevedra: Private Sailing Workshop Trip for Beginners

8. From Pontevedra: Private Sailing Workshop Trip for Beginners

Join a private sailing workshop for beginners from Pontevedra and learn about this thrilling water sport with your own personal instructor. Get a grasp of the basics as you sail around the safe waters of Ría de Vigo while surrounded by sweeping views of the bay and the Cíes Islands. This sailing excursion is perfect for complete beginners who want to try their hand at a new sport. As your instructor, your skipper will accompany you on a first-class 7.5 boat as you learn all about the mechanisms and maneuvers involved in sailing. Set out on the beautiful waters of Ría de Vigo as you get an overview of the basics of operating and navigating the boat. Get a comprehensive introduction to the sport before taking the lead as you practice your skills on board.

Vigo: Private Sailing Cruise for 2 with Dinner and Wine

9. Vigo: Private Sailing Cruise for 2 with Dinner and Wine

Hop aboard a beautiful sailboat for a private tour of the picturesque Vigo estuary. Treat your significant other to a romantic evening with a delicious traditional dinner and wine. Admire the striking landscape surrounding you and watch the sun setting over the ocean. Meet your skipper at the port and embark on a scenic adventure. Sit back on the deck to take in the view or relax in the double cabin with clean bed linen, towels, and other amenities. Sail along the coastline of the tranquil Vigo estuary and gasp at the colorful sunset from the water. Upon returning to port, the skipper will disembark for you to enjoy an intimate dining experience with a 3-course menu and D.O. Rías Baixas Albariño white wine. Menu AppetizersMussels in vinaigrette, potato and tuna balls, toasted bread roll with caramelized onions, toasted bread with ham and tomato, smoked salmon with chia seed canapes, and vol-au-vents. Main dishTraditional paella DessertSweet cream cheese pies and fresh fruit skewers

Vigo: Vigo Estuary Private 1-Night Romantic Sailboat Trip

10. Vigo: Vigo Estuary Private 1-Night Romantic Sailboat Trip

Hop aboard a beautiful sailing yacht with your loved one and see the Vigo Estuary from the water at sunset. Then, dock the boat and tuck into a delicious, tête-à-tête dinner onboard followed by a private overnight stay in the boat's comfortable cabin and a refreshing breakfast in the morning. Let yourself be cradled by the waves, the sunset, and the intimacy of the moment on a private sailing experience. Sit back and relax as the skipper sails in the estuary, feeling the wind in your hair. Once the boat is docked in the port, enjoy a delicious meal for two aboard without any distractions, as the skipper will leave the ship. Spend the night in the exclusive and comfortable cabin on board, and tuck into a refreshing breakfast when you wake up.

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Excellent activity, the chosen places, the guide Sonia, the driver, the cruise, the times. All very professional and very warm. Recommendable!

Roi who was our guide has explained everything to us great and is very kind and friendly. We liked a lot

We had a great time and it was a lots of fun. It was worth it all the way. I highly recommend this tour

I would give more stars if I could! We had so much fun! Fantastic trip!

This is a treasure and an experience worth having.