6 Days / 6 Nights


102 nm + 3.8 mi




Vigo - Baiona - Cambados - 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.

To claim get the Compostela the Maritime Camino requires that Pilgrims sail 90 nautical miles and then walk the last 5 km of either the Portuguese Way, and finishing in Santiago. 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.

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.

The tour includes two nights on land - one in Cambados and one in Santiago – and the group will spend all the other nights on the boat. The best of both worlds!

Of course, you have the option of spending every night on land. Please note that this service would incur an additional cost.

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

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Our Camino by Sea includes:

  • Private Support Vehicle
  • English-speaking guide assistance
  • All transfers
  • All breakfasts, drinks and snacks
  • Carefully selected en-suite accommodation
  • Informational program and route map
  • Travel insurance for the entire tour
  • Pilgrims' Kit: small backpack filled with things that will come in handy on your Camino
  • Photos of your Camino
  • Sailboat with a Captain
  • Accommodation on board the first 4 days of the voyage
  • Hotel accommodation in Cambados and Santiago de Compostela
  • All dinners
  • All snacks and drinks on board
  • Welcome lunch and cocktail
  • Farewell dinner
  • 1 Picnic
  • Travel & boat insurance for the entire tour
  • Boat Fuel
  • Port mooring permits
  • Visit and anchoring permits in Cíes and Ons islands
  • Pilgrims' kit: Small backpack including a towel, dry-bag, and other things that will come in handy
  • Sail along the Ulla River
  • Guided visits in Vigo and Padrón
  • Visit to a wine cellar and wine tasting in Cambados
  • Guided visit in Santiago including the Cathedral's majestic Portico of Glory
  • Value added Tax (VAT)
  • The Marly Touch 😃

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

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

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

Sanxenxo – 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

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