Sailing in Northern Spain

Cies Islands-Vigo-Galicia-Spain

The North Coast of Spain is still relatively unknown on the tourist map which provides the perfect location for summer sailing and stunning anchorages in secluded bays. A perfect location for those wanting to experience warmer temperatures, escape the rat run and explore “off-the-beaten-track”

Rugged coastlines dropping to traditional seafront harbours and stretches of sandy beaches provide perfect locations for overnight stops and evening wanders. The Atlantic sea air provides great sailing winds and in the event of not so good weather, this coastline is teeming with inlets, fjords and hidden bays, great for sheltering.

Many of the seafront harbours and villages still rely on their traditional fishing and farming methods so you won’t be short of fresh produce and arguably some of the best and freshest seafood in Europe! Our Skippers love to hop ashore, hopefully timing their stop with a sweet traditional Spanish market where they can pick up the freshest produce to bring back to the boat. If the timing is even better, some of our boats have been known to liaise with local fisherman over the radio, rendezvous in the bay and exchange fresh fish for baked goods!

Wildlife in Spain is impressive and diverse due to its varied landscapes and its geographical location on the migration routes between Europe and Africa. Home to 635 bird species including kites, vultures, eagles and bustards this coastline is a prime position for bird watching so make sure you have your binoculars at the ready!


Sailing the Galician coast from La Coruna to Cascais

Sail with classic boat Maybe as she explores the beautiful Galician coastline before reaching Cascais, Portugal.
  • Vessel: Maybe
  • Where: Spain
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 20 October 2019

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: Galicia Spain
  • 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