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Vigo: Bay of San Simón Mussel Farming Tour

Vigo: Bay of San Simón Mussel Farming Tour

Activity provider: Bluscus Galicia Marinera

From US$ 38.32 per person

Journey through the Bay of San Simón and discover more about mussel farming and local history in Vigo on a guided shared or private boat tour.

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Duration 2 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the scenic views of the Bay of San Simón on a boat tour
  • Learn about the process of mussel cultivation and product within the estuary
  • Pass under the majestic Rande Bridge which crosses the bay
  • Hear about significant historic events that have taken place in the area
  • Discover more about the traditions of fishing in the Galician region
Full description

Learn about mussel farming in the Vigo estuary on board a small boat with a local skipper. Sail through the Bay of San Simón to discover some of the approximately 800 farming rafts that cultivate this precious staple of Galician cuisine.

Depart from the small fishing port of Cesantes, Redondela located just north of Vigo. Journey through the Bay San Simón, a space with a high ecological value and the great biodiversity of flora and fauna. Learn about the entire process of mussel cultivation, from the collection of the offspring, the unfolding, to the packaging and marketing process. On the route discover fishing techniques that are used locally, such as shellfishing afloat or the potting of famous Galician octopus and crab. Hear about significant historical events that took place in the area, such as the Battle of Rande in 1702. Pass under the majestic Rande bridge and disembark outside the old German canning factory, currently the Meirande Museum, where you will have a short guided visit.

Includes
  • Boat
  • Skipper
  • Gasoline
  • Guide
  • Meirande Museum admission (free)
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Baby carriages
  • Firework
  • Explosive substances
  • Nudity
Customer reviews

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What an interesting a lovely tour! Pablo was a great guide who explained the area’s long history with seafood and protecting its coast. The boat ride was a lot of fun for us and the kids! It was very helpful to see the mussel farms in action, and seeing the underwater Jules Verne monument was a big bonus! Pablo even guided us to a place in Redondela for lunch after the tour, and helped us order. A great tour and helpful guide :)

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August 2, 2022

Un 10 por Pablo y un 10 por la actividad. Mis hijos (7 y 8 años) disfrutaron y escucharon todo embobados. Fué una mañana diferente, recomendable 100%. Xavi

August 21, 2022

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great sights, good food tasting, knowledgeable guides. Nuria was lovely

September 26, 2022

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