Good for

  • Cruising
  • Exploration
  • Ocean passages
  • Training
  • Wildlife
  • Winter sun
  • Sun
  • Racing

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 2 - 6 days
  • 1 week +
  • 2 weeks +

The North Coast of Spain

From breathtaking Fjords to hidden bays and remote sandy beaches, let our boats sail you away this summer along the Spanish Coast.

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The North Coast of Spain is a far cry from the tourist hub of the South and we really believe there is no better way to soak up the authenticity and atmosphere of this coastline than from a boat. This wild coastline is a wonderful mix of rugged cliffs, deserted estuaries and traditional fishing villages with the port of Vigo still being home to Europe’s largest fishing fleet.

Galicia is a unique and beautiful region framed by mountains, dotted with traditional ancient villages and oozing in Spanish history. Celtic carved-stone crosses and stones and fort-villages tell stories of the Galicians’ Celtic ancestors old. There is just so much to see from a sailing holiday in Spain.

La Coruña

A historic fishing and trading port, La Coruña is located on the North coast. The historic part of town is home to an interesting Romanesque road network with squares and medieval churches as well as the Hercules Tower, the oldest lighthouse in the world. The Museum of Fine Arts, with works by Goya and others on display, is also worth a visit.

Tower of Hercules la Coruna, Spain

Sailing the Spanish Coast

The air is full of the scent of eucalyptus drifting down from the mountains and this wild coast is frayed by the majestic collection of coastal inlets named Rías Baixas. The Rías Baixas are a series of four estuaries turning into magnificent Fjords located on the southwestern coast of Galicia. Sailing through and exploring these Fjords by boat is a truly breathtaking experience and the vastness of the cliff line dropping swiftly down to long stretches of deserted sandy beaches and hidden coves is a fascinating sight.

Nestled along the coastline and in the estuaries are clusters of islands that provide our boats with the best “off-the-beaten-track” anchorages for guests to explore. The beautiful archipelago of Iles Cies is situated in the mouth of the River Vigo and is a designated National Park home to picturesque sheltered coves, glistening clear waters and stretches of deserted sandy white beaches. Also teeming with birdlife, these islands are great for wildlife spotting!

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Not only does this coastline offer fabulous scenery and fascinating Spanish history but it is also famous for its seafood and fresh produce. With our voyages being fully catered sailing holidays, our Skippers will definitely make the most of this coastline’s rich offerings. Traditional Spanish markets are a great opportunity to mix with locals, see the offerings of the local villages and purchase delicious fresh produce.

Sailing Holidays in Spain

Crossing the Bay of Biscay

Sail with Bessie from the French Coast across the Bay of Biscay to La Coruna, perfect for an open water adventure or mile building trip.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: France
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 18 July 2020

Explore Galicia, La Coruna to Vigo

Spend a summer week sailing and exploring the Northwesterly coast of Spain onboard tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Galicia Spain
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 1 August 2020

Galician Coastal Exploration from Vigo

Spend a summer week sailing and exploring the Galician coast of Spain onboard tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Spain
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 8 August 2020

Galician Coastal Exploration from Vigo

Spend a summer week sailing and exploring the Galician coast of Spain onboard tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Spain
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 15 August 2020

Crossing and whale watching in the Bay of Biscay

Sail with Bessie Ellen from Vigo on the Galician coast on her journey home to Cornwall for 10 days of exhilarating sailing.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Spain/UK
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 22 August 2020

Sailing the Northern Coast of Spain

Spend nine days summer sailing and exploring the Northern coast of Spain onboard Cherokee from Gijón to La Coruña.
  • Vessel: Cherokee
  • Where: Northern Spain
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Date: 1 September 2020

Galician Coastal Sailing and Exploration

Spend eight days summer sailing and exploring the Northwesterly coast of Spain onboard Cherokee
  • Vessel: Cherokee
  • Where: Galicia Spain
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 11 September 2020

Spain to Portugal Coastal Sailing

Spend a week sailing and exploring from the Spanish town of Vigo to the Portuguese city of Porto onboard Cherokee
  • Vessel: Cherokee
  • Where: Spain
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 19 September 2020

Sailing from France to the North coast of Spain

Sail the Bay of Biscay and explore the North coast of Spain on tall ship Blue Clipper.
  • Vessel: Blue Clipper
  • Where: France/Spain
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Date: 5 October 2020

Crossing the Bay of Biscay to the Spanish Coast

Sail with Eye of the Wind as she makes her way from Devon, across the Bay of Biscay and down to the coast of Northern Spain. A great opportunity to build up sea miles!
  • Vessel: Eye of the Wind
  • Where: North Sea
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Date: 8 October 2020

Portuguese Coastal Sailing

Explore the coast of Portugal and become part of the crew with an active sailing holiday on tall ship Blue Clipper.
  • Vessel: Blue Clipper
  • Where: Spain/Portugal
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Date: 17 October 2020
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Destinations

Our range of vessels enables us to offer several destinations all over the globe. Which adventure will you choose?

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Our fleet

With vessels of all sizes and each with a unique history and construction, there is no shortage of choice for your sailing holiday.

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