Duration:

6 Days / 6 Nights

Distance:

102 nm + 3.8 mi

Difficulty:

Easy

Itinerary:

Vigo - Santiago

Camino by sea - A Xacobean Nautical Crossing

(All round year tour)*

Set sail on a truly unique Camino de Santiago! Follow the journey taken by the legendary stone boat that brought the remains of the Apostle Santiago to Compostela many centuries ago. The Xacobean Nautical Crossing is the latest addition to the list of official routes eligible for the Compostela pilgrim certificate.


The Maritime Camino requires that Pilgrims sail 90 nautical miles and then walk the last 5 km of either the Portuguese Way, finishing in Santiago to claim their Compostela. We will stamp our pilgrim passports at every port that we call along the way.

We will sail through the Vigo, Pontevedra, and Arousa Estuaries. Through our journey, we will also visit such breathtaking places as the isles of CIES and ONS, Combarro, Cambados, and La Toxa among many others.

The coastal views you will enjoy from our boat will amaze you. Immersed in the serenity of the seafaring life, you can take the time to appreciate the majesty of the cliffs, the quietness of the sandbanks, the unique facades of the fishing villages and the welcoming embrace of the river estuaries.


Additional information & Prices:

  • 2.390 p/p 8 people in double-cabin

  • 2.690 p/p 6 people in double-cabin

  • 3.450 p/p 4 people


  • Note: For your safety, the itinerary may vary according to weather conditions, and the captain’s discretion.

    The sailboats that we have are the most modern, built in 2017 and 2019. Fully adapted to satisfy the comforts of our most demanding pilgrims.



    * Tours available from March to October. Under optimal sailing conditions. Groups from 2 people and up.




Cancellation Insurance

With our cancellation insurance, you will be covered in case of cancellation of your travel due to health reasons, legal, labor or extraordinary reasons.

Our cancellation insurance is detailed as follows:

Double room occupancy: 45€
Single room occupancy: 50€

Important note: If you are over 70 years old at the time of the tour the price will vary.

If you need more information regarding our cancellation insurance and procedures, you can contact us here

Meals
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All breakfasts and dinners are included in this tour, also snacks and drinks on board. We have carefully chosen every meal so you can sample the most typical and delicious local cuisine. Lunches are not included to provide more flexibility during your trip.

Vegetarians, vegans, or those with a special diet (e.g. gluten-free) can always find suitable options. Just let us know beforehand and we will be happy to provide great alternatives.

Accommodation
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You will spend each night in a fully equipped cabin on a marvelous sailboat or catamaran. On the fifth and sixth day, you will sleep at the most charming accommodations in Cambados and Santiago.

If you prefer to sleep in a hotel and only sail during the day, we would be glad to book any hotel night for you upon request. Your comfort is our number one priority.

Sailing
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The Sailboat: We count with the most modern boats, built in 2017 and 2019. Fully adapted to meet the comforts of our most demanding pilgrim.

The Voyage: An experienced skipper will navigate us to the destination ports of our stages. In addition to the assistance of a guide throughout our journey.

The Sailing: We will be sailing through the Rias of Vigo, Pontevedra, and Arousa. On our journey, we will also be visiting breathtaking places such as Isla CIES, ONS Island, Combarro, Cambados, La Toxa, among others

Sunrises and sunsets will provide constant inspiration for your mind and your soul as you take a journey within yourself. The sea and its immensity invite you to reflect with peace and serenity. This spectacular journey is a perfect way to reconnect with yourself.

Before and After
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Before: Our Camino by sea start in the beautiful city of Vigo, where we will have a presentation and a welcome cocktail at the Real Club Náutico. We will start our voyage the next day. We recommend arriving at least one day before the starting date. Take advantage of our exclusive hotel rates for any extra night before or after your tour. We also offer authentic, exciting experiences in Galicia and its surroundings!

After: Our tour ends in Santiago de Compostela around 1:00 pm, in the evening we will have a wonderful dinner to celebrate our arrival. Transportation back to Madrid is NOT included. We also offer optional add-on activities like our recommended one-day trip to Finisterre or visits to other regions of Galicia.

Dates & Price 2019:

2390 €

Single Supplement + €

  • Sep 03 - Sep 08, 2019

Dates & Price 2020:

Single Supplement + €

Our Camino by sea includes:

  • Sailboat or Catamaran tour with a captain
  • Accommodation on board during the voyage
  • Boat trip along the Ulla River
  • Accommodation at hotel in Cambados and Santiago de Compostela
  • All transfers
  • Photos of your tour
  • Mobile phones with a Spanish line
  • Value added Tax (VAT)
  • Travel & boat insurance for the entire tour
  • English-speaking guide assistance during the whole journey
  • Boat Fuel
  • Moorings in ports
  • Visit and anchoring permits in Cíes and Ons
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners with wine
  • Farewell dinner
  • Welcome lunch and cocktail
  • Picnic
  • Snacks and drinks on board
  • Seafood Feast
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Pilgrims kit (Backpack, towel, dry-bag, etc.)
  • Visit to the Extraordinary Portico of Glory and museum of the Cathedral of Santiago. (Upon availability)
  • Guided visits in Vigo, Padrón and in Santiago
  • Visit to a wine cellar and wine tasting in Cambados

Day-by-Day itinerary

Day 1

Meet up in Vigo
(Not sailed)

At 11:00 am we will enjoy a welcome cocktail at Vigo’s Real Club Náutico. Our captain will explain all the details regarding the boat and the voyage and we will be shown to our cabins where we can leave our luggage. We will then be treated to an exquisite welcome lunch and a visit to the beautiful city of Vigo. We will also receive the first stamp on our Pilgrim’s credential.

Night at Real Club Náutico de Vigo

Day 2

Vigo-Baiona
22 nm

We will have breakfast on board before we set sail to the historic town of Baiona. We will visit its medieval fortress, now converted into a Parador, and walk through the streets of its old town, which has been declared a protected Historic-Artistic site.
Before arriving we will stop in the town of Cangas for an exquisite meal. At night, we will enjoy a delicious dinner and the spectacular views from the Parador of Baiona.

Night at Monte Real Yacht Club, Baiona.

Day 3

Baiona-Sanxenso
22 nm

We will enjoy breakfast at the yacht club before sailing towards the impressive Cies archipelago in Galicia’s amazing Atlantic Islands Maritime-Terrestrial National Park, the Ría de Vigo’s greatest treasure and one of the most breathtaking places in the country. We will enjoy a picnic and a visit here in what was called “The islands of the Gods” by the ancient Romans. We will then sail to Sanxenxo, the town renowned for its nightlife and great atmosphere enjoyed at its Club Nautico.

Night at Sanxenxo’s Club Náutico & port.

Day 4

Sanxenso – Pedras Negras
22 nm

We will enjoy breakfast on the boat and then sail to the Ons island and National Park. A small piece of paradise located right in front of the magical estuary of Pontevedra. Here we will delight in the best octopus in the region!
We will spend the day sailing around this heavenly islet visiting its idyllic beaches and magical routes. We will take a short hike to visit stunning grottoes carved out by the power of the Atlantic ocean.

Night at Club Náutico de Pedras Negras (San Vicente do Mar – O Grove)

Day 5

Pedras Negras - Vilanova de Arousa
24 nm

We will sail the estuary of the capital of Albariño wine, seafood, and the largest of the Rías de Galicia, Arousa. During our voyage, we will see and learn about the typical Bateas, floating mussel farms that are an integral part of this region’s cultural heritage.
We will dock in Cambados, which marks the end of the sailing portion of our trip. We will enjoy a delicious dinner and wine tasting at one of the area’s best wineries.

Night in Cambados

Day 6

O 'Milladoiro - Santiago
12 nm + 3.9 mi. Last stage of our Camino!

We will navigate up Ulla River towards Padrón, a route where we will pass through 17 cruceiros of the Via Crucis until we reach Puentecesures, in the famous town of Padrón, we will enjoy a short visit.
We will then travel to O 'Milladoiro from where we will walk the last 6 kilometers of the Portuguese route to reach the beautiful city of Santiago. We will end our tour with a guided visit in Santiago and a delicious farewell dinner.

Night in Santiago de Compostela

Pre/Post tours activities

with Marly Olé
Optional – Not Included in Price

Immerse yourself in the diverse traditions & culture of both Spain, Portugal, and France with our new expertly curated Marly Olé experiences. Everything is tailor-made and designed so that you can discover each region’s best-kept secrets, and with the “Marly touch” an unforgettable time is guaranteed.
Tapas tours, flamenco nights, wine-tastings, gastronomic tours, charming visits to Finisterre, Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Bordeaux, the Douro river valley, we can arrange anything!
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