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Medes Islands: Our most recommended tours and activities

From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

1. From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

Discover one of the best snorkeling spots off the Costa Brava on this wonderful eco-tour. Explore the seven islands of the Medes Islands archipelago, located just a mile from L’Estartit beach. See the incredible marine flora and fauna as you snorkel through this beautiful nature reserve. Meet your guide who will welcome you and give you the snorkeling equipment. Watch a short video on the Medes Islands and the marine life you can see there. Then get on board a small boat and depart for the islands. When you arrive at the archipelago, jump into the water in groups of 8 to 10 people with a guide who will show you the best spots to see the fishes. After 50 minutes of snorkeling, return to the boat and you enjoy time for swimming or relaxing on deck. Take a short cruise around the islands before returning to the harbor, where your tour will end.

L'Estartit: Try Dive and Snorkeling in Montgrí National Park

2. L'Estartit: Try Dive and Snorkeling in Montgrí National Park

Discover one of the best diving spots off the Costa Brava on a snorkeling and diving tour from L'Estartit. Try out diving with an experienced guide who will be by your side at all times. Explore the protected waters of Montgrí National Park, known for its marine life, with a snorkel and mask. Meet your instructor, who will start with a safety briefing and introduction to diving to prepare for your first underwater drive. Hop on a diver's boat and sail out to the stunning coast of the Montgrí, Medes Islands, and Baix Ter Natural Park, an excellent spot for beginner divers' first dive. After you have become familiar with the necessary breathing techniques, begin your first dive, guided by a qualified instructor, who will accompany and help you during the whole activity. Spend up to 20 minutes exploring the tranquil underwater world and seeing a huge variety of marine wildlife.  Then, enjoy some time snorkeling around the area by yourself, spotting more fish in the protected waters of the national park, before you get on the boat back to the harbor in L'Estartit.

From L'Estartit: Sea Kayaking Tour to the Medes Islands

3. From L'Estartit: Sea Kayaking Tour to the Medes Islands

Join a guided sea kayaking adventure from L’Estartit to the Medes Islands, one of the main marine flora and fauna reserves in the Western Mediterranean. Paddle to unique spots only reachable by a kayak and swim in Costa Brava’s crystal clear waters. Meet at the activity provider's office, where your guide will welcome you and give you the necessary equipment for your tour. After a safety briefing, climb aboard your kayak and follow your guide to the marine reserve. Kayak across the 7 islands of the archipelago and enjoy picturesque views of the whole bay. Learn about the flora and fauna of this protected area. Before heading back, cool down with a swim, and marvel at the marine life on the seabed. Be accompanied by your guide at all times and a have boat close by to tow you in case you need it.

Costa Brava: Private Tour of Empuries and Boat Ride

4. Costa Brava: Private Tour of Empuries and Boat Ride

Your guide will drive you through the most stunning corners of Costa Brava, located in the northeast of Catalonia and bathed by the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy magnificent panoramic views with fantastic photo opps, where bright green tones blend with the turquoise waters. Start a journey through time in the archeological remains of Empuries, Discover how ancient Greeks and Romans lived there. Feel their essence walking through its narrow and picturesque streets of Sant Martí d’Empúries. Journey from Sant Martí d’Empúries to Estartit, the principal port and one of the major diving destinations of Costa Brava, where you will take a ship to the Medes Islands. Take in the gorgeous flora and fauna of the archipelago, or deep dive in the crystalline waters of a Mediterranean cove, surrounded by caves and natural life. Finally, walk through some of the most charming fishing towns of the region, results of the combination between tradition and modernity, full of narrow streets and corners that hide a very long and rich history.

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What people are saying about Medes Islands

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 579 reviews

In one word. SPECTACULAR!!! And above all thanks to Mateo, a unique and unforgettable experience, we will repeat without hesitation! The instructors, it shows that they like what they do and above all the unbeatable treatment of people!

Una excursión ideal y con monitores muy agradables y atentos. No requieres experiencia previa, aunque has de tener un poco de fondo físico para un óptimo desarrollo de la actividad.

Very warm welcome, good organization, smiling team. good distribution of groups our guide took the time to explain and show us the different marine species

Great activity to exercise and visit Illes Medes. The staff was very nice and the equipment was good. I highly recommend it!

Really nice experience. Well-organized also for our kids (10 & 12 y/o) totally recommended