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Rías Baixas Sailing trips & boat tours

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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.

O Grove: Ría de Arousa Catamaran Tour with Seafood Lunch

2. 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. 

O Grove: Mussel Boat Trip with Mussel Tasting

3. O Grove: Mussel Boat Trip with Mussel Tasting

The Ría de Arousa is a region rich in beautiful landscapes, but also very rich in terms of fishing, shellfishing and aquaculture. The maritime excursion through the Ría de Arousa, continuously helped by a guide, shows you the activity in the unique rafts, mussel, oyster and scallop farm parks. This boat trip of 1 h. and 15 minutes approx. It will introduce us to the different forms of traditional fishing that we have in the Rías Baixas, an underwater view of the mussel strings in the raft or the seabed of the Ría de Arousa. This trip on a catamaran or also the famous swallows, is better known as the "mussel boat", leaving from the Port of Ribeira, has its finishing touch with an abundant tasting of steamed mussels and local wine or soft drink.

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What people are saying about Rías Baixas

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 169 reviews

The fantastic trip, punctual and comfortable. We were 4 people and they gave us 2 bottles of wine and 3 trays of mussels. The explanation about the punt has been extremely funny. The content of the guide is super useful and allows you to know how its estuaries work, especially the Arousa estuary.

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

good trip, heard a lot of galician history, very nice tour guide, Sonia...good food and wine on catamaran...the best

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

This is a treasure and an experience worth having.