Vigo Water activities

Our most recommended Vigo Water activities

From Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour of Cies Islands

1. From Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour of Cies Islands

Get out of the city and explore the stunning Cies Islands on a day trip from Santiago de Compostela. Visit the Playa de Rodas, go for a hike in the beautiful scenery, and learn about the island on a guided tour. Meet your guide in Santiago de Compostela and board a bus to Vigo. From there, hop on board a catamaran and sail to the Cies Islands. After arriving at the islands, join your guide for a 1-hour walking tour of the island. See the stunning beaches and learn about this sliver of paradise. Next, enjoy free time to explore the island. Relax on a beach, go for a swim, or explore one of the many hiking paths. Choose a local cafe or restaurant to enjoy a meal and a drink in before returning to the catamaran. Board the boat and head back to Vigo, where you'll disembark and board a bus to return to the starting point in Santiago.

Vigo: Bay of San Simón Mussel Farming Tour

2. Vigo: Bay of San Simón Mussel Farming Tour

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.

Vigo: Foiling Experience with Instructor

3. Vigo: Foiling Experience with Instructor

Try your hand at the modern sport of foiling in the picturesque environment of the Port of Vigo. Learn basic techniques and enjoy the company of a professional guide throughout your experience. Stay safe by navigating within the beautiful and quiet Vigo estuary. Receive a short technique course then dive right in to begin your adventure. Take advantage of a semi-rigid inflatable boat that will serve as a safety vehicle to help you make the most of your time. Receive personalized instructions while you ride, as your instructor follows you wherever you go to monitor your performance. Start by learning how to get on the board quickly, then get comfortable little by little and master the sport. Take in the magical feeling of flying over the water.

Pontevedra: Private Sailing Trip to Cíes Islands

4. Pontevedra: Private Sailing Trip to Cíes Islands

This private trip will take you from Pontevedra to the Cíes Islands on a boat steered by a skipper. Discover for yourself why these beautiful islands have been declared part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands. You’ll set off from Pontevedra, as you enjoy unobstructed views of the coast from your private boat on the beautiful Ria de Vigo. Take in the landscape and relax on the calm waters on your way to the archipelago.  Once you arrive at the south island San Martiño, you’ll have time to explore at your leisure. Forge a route through this small island, and discover the natural ecological beauty of the landscape uninhabited by people.  Your next stop will be Rhodes beach, which connects the two northernmost islands. Here you can enjoy a walk on the white sandy beach, stop for a picnic, and take an ocean dip if the weather allows. Finally, take in the views of the bay's sparkling waters on your way back to the Pontevedra shore.

Vigo: Private Sailing Cruise for 2 with Dinner and Wine

5. Vigo: Private Sailing Cruise for 2 with Dinner and Wine

Hop aboard a beautiful sailboat for a private tour of the picturesque Vigo estuary. Treat your significant other to a romantic evening with a delicious traditional dinner and wine. Admire the striking landscape surrounding you and watch the sun setting over the ocean. Meet your skipper at the port and embark on a scenic adventure. Sit back on the deck to take in the view or relax in the double cabin with clean bed linen, towels, and other amenities. Sail along the coastline of the tranquil Vigo estuary and gasp at the colorful sunset from the water. Upon returning to port, the skipper will disembark for you to enjoy an intimate dining experience with a 3-course menu and D.O. Rías Baixas Albariño white wine. Menu AppetizersMussels in vinaigrette, potato and tuna balls, toasted bread roll with caramelized onions, toasted bread with ham and tomato, smoked salmon with chia seed canapes, and vol-au-vents. Main dishTraditional paella DessertSweet cream cheese pies and fresh fruit skewers

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What people are saying about Vigo

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 :)

A 10 for Pablo and a 10 for the activity. My children (7 and 8 years old) enjoyed and listened to everything with amazement. It was a different morning, 100% recommended. Xavi

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

The guide Teresa is good and the place is wonderful!