Sailing Adventure on the Bay of Biscay

Fancy exploring the Basque coast on a sailboat? Enjoy this breathtaking corner of Europe while stopping in small fishing villages, sampling local dishes or having a freshly prepared traditional meal onboard
Sail Basque Coast

Known as the Golfo de Vizcaya, the Bay of Biscay hugs North Central Spain and South Western France, opening up to the Atlantic. The history of the Basque Country is closely tied to the sea. We’ve teamed up with local guides so you can set sail in style and take part in a truly Basque experience of navigating the waters off the coast.

Charter a yacht for a half-day, full-day or overnight trip and enjoy activities from snorkeling, fishing, swimming in the sea, wildlife watching and exploring isolated beaches. 

The boat departs from Bermeo or Hondarribia, where you will be warmly welcomed aboard by the boat captain and your guide Erik.

From Bermeo, the boat embarks on a tour of the scenic coast including sights such as San Juan de Gatzelugatxe, the island of Izaro, the ports of Bermeo, Getaria, Elantxobe and the cape of Ogoño. Visit the fascinating flysch of Deba and Zumaia – sedimentary rock formations formed from over millions of years and exposed as a result of the rough sea, or explore the natural wonders of the Urdaibai estuary, teaming with marine life.

Departing from Hondarribia the boat has access to the Gipuzkoa and the French Basque coastline. Visit places from such as the world-famous shell-shaped beach of San Sebastian, Pasaia and St. Jean de Luz.

Hungry? Specialties on board include a selection of traditional pintxos accompanied by wines from La Rioja or the local white wine txakoli. You can also choose from traditional Basque dishes such as peppers stuffed with bacalao, the fisherman’s stew marmitako, or squid cooked in its own ink known as txipirones. On shore, your expert guide will take you to the best seafood restaurants on the coast for freshly grilled seafood or steak. 

  • *Half-day excursions can be complimented by a hamaiketako, or morning snack, like pintxos, jamon and tortilla on board, or a meal at one of the ports of call such as Bermeo, Leketio, Elantxobe or Getaria. 

  • *Full-day excursions will include a tour, pintxos and lunch by the coast.

  • *Overnight trips include a full day at sea, delicious pintxos, dinner by the coast and a stay in a beautiful boutique hotel. The following day you will be picked up and brought back to your port of call. 

Details & Reservation

Starting Point Hondarribia or Bermeo
Tours: Half Day, 4 Hours
Full Day, 9 Hours
Overnight, 26 Hours
Group Size Recommended: 6-8 People
Recommended Months: From May to Octuber

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