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Easter Week 2024 in Galicia: Cíes Islands, Ons Island, Mussel Route, San Simón Island or Tourist Boat… You choose!

There is only one month left for Easter and Naviera Nabia invites you to know its calendar to enjoy the Rías Baixas. You will be able to explore breathtaking destinations and create unforgettable memories with your family/friends/partner while enjoying moments of relaxation and adventure. From the paradisiacal beaches of the Cíes Islands or the Island of Ons to the enchanting routes such as the “Mussel Route”. Mussel Route “or the “ Tourist Boat “along the Vigo estuary. You can also discover the historic “ San Simon Island ” where you will learn...

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Arribada 2024 How to enjoy it by boat?

Arribada 2024, official poster for Baiona’s big festival The Arribada 2024 is coming! On March 1, 2 and 3 is celebrated the big festival of the municipality of Baiona in Pontevedra commemorating the return to this town of Martín Alonso Pinzón, on March 1, 1493, after the Discovery ofAmerica. The Arribada is celebrated in Baiona every year, during the first weekend of March. The Arribada has been declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest. It was the second Galician festival to obtain such recognition. Book your ticket to Arribada 2024 Schedules for boat transportation from...

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Drawing January 2024 together with Prado Surf School

It has been 7 months since our Instagram account suffered a cyber attack where the old profile of the shipping company on the social network Instagram was completely hacked. Our company was not the only one affected, as the profile of the Prado Surf school had also been affected a few weeks earlier. After all these months we have recovered more than half of our community and we want to thank the digital support we have had. Therefore, we have joined forces and we have prepared a sweepstakes on our new Instagram account @piratasdenabianaviera so you can win a trip to the Cíes Islands and a...

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Piratas de Nabia shipping company proposes routes to enjoy the beginning of autumn and the October long weekend.

In the coming weeks, Piratas de Nabia will offer multiple routes with daily departures, allowing anyone to enjoy the beauty of the Rías Baixas during the first month of autumn. Until October 15, you will have the opportunity to travel daily to two of the islands that are part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands with the shipping company, Piratas de Nabia. The stunning Cíes Islands can be explored from the departure ports of Cangas and Vigo, with varied departure times to suit the needs of each client. In addition, in the Ría de Pontevedra, the shipping company invites you to discover...

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Fires of Loire 2023

Book your ticket here 🙂 On Saturday, August 26 you will have a magical date with the Pirates of Nabia. In one of our catamarans you can embark to enjoy the Loire Fires in the Ria de Pontevedra, with departures from Bueu and Portonovo. Undoubtedly, a show to which we will add music, animation and catering on board! See the Fires of Loire from the sea, a real spectacle and in the front row A night of light in Marin Loira Beach will experience a very special moment full of light on the night of Saturday, August 26th. The Pirates of Nabia shipping company offers you the opportunity to follow the...

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Excursions for august 2023, enjoy Galicia from the sea

Piratas de Nabia offers numerous boat trips to get to know Galicia from the sea. Much more than Cíes Islands in Naviera Nabia: as of today, most of the days of August are sold out to visit the Cíes Islands. But don’t worry, we offer you many more options to go out to sea and enjoy the corners of Rías Baixas, its nature, its curiosities and landscapes, and its traditions.   Excursions to the Island of Ons, National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia. Many people come to Galicia attracted by the Cíes Islands, a destination in itself, consolidated and known as the natural paradise...

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Tourist boat in the Ría de Vigo, new for the 2023 season

The Ría de Vigo Tourist Boat will be launched this Wednesday. Its goal: to offer tourists, visitors, friends and residents a boat tour on the Ria on a par with boat trips on the Douro in Porto, the Seine in Paris or the Thames in London.   The Tourist Boat, a circular route to get to know Vigo and its surroundings from the sea The tourist boat is a demand we have been receiving from visitors to the city. Not all travelers can dedicate a full day to Cíes or Ons, and sometimes the places are sold out, especially in dates of high influx of tourists such as summer or holiday bridges. However,...

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Bouzas Fireworks 2023, how to see them from the sea

The Bouzas Fireworks 2023 will take place next July 16. Piratas de Nabia offers you an unbeatable plan, dinner catering and Bouzas Fires from the sea. No traffic jams, no driving around looking for parking, no long walk before a weekday. And above all, living the fires from a magical place, with the reflection of the lights on the sea. Bouzas fires from the sea, the perfect plan of Piratas de Nabia We will start the crossing departing from the ports of Vigo and Cangas, sailing quietly along the estuary while enjoying a catering with local products and Galician D.O. wine. We will anchor...

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Sálvora from Ons, 2 islands in one day

Sálvora, one of the least visited of the islands belonging to the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia, is also one of the best places, among other things, to get to know the island life. Flora and fauna, heritage and legends, make Sálvora a very special island to visit with your cell phone full of battery to record and photograph, and with your eyes and ears wide open to soak up contemporary social culture. You will learn a lot about life on the Galician coasts, especially island life and its sometimes tragic vicissitudes. Piratas de Nabia offers exclusively a very special visit...

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Cíes, Ons and Sálvora, 3 destinations this summer from A Pobra do Caramiñal

Cíes, Ons and Sálvora will be one more year the star destinations from A Pobra do Caramiñal. Aware of the attractiveness of the Atlantic islands for tourism, Tourism of A Pobra, one more year, trusts Piratas de Nabia to offer excursions from this beautiful village to the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia. Sailing from A Pobra offers the added attraction of being a less common route than those originating in Vigo or Bueu, main ports of departure both to the Atlantic islands. The catamaran “Jesús Rosa Acuña” of Piratas de Nabia, a regular at the Cíes or Bueu pontoon.   Cíes,...

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Mussel Route in the Ría de Vigo, with Piratas de Nabia from June 10th.

THE MUSSEL ROUTE IN THE RÍA DE VIGO, A SPECIALTY TO BE ENJOYED WITH ALL FIVE SENSES ON A NABIA PIRATES CATAMARAN. The mussel or Myltilidae is a bivalve mollusk especially tasty and rich in nutrients very important for the human organism. A whole gastronomic culture of preparation and preservation has developed around it, giving rise to the birth of an important cultivation, extraction and preparation industry. As always, Wikipedia gives us a didactic approach to some of the most interesting aspects of this mollusk. Mussel Route in the Ría de Vigo with Piratas de Nabia But who really brings...

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Ons Island too, on Sunday, May 7, mothers travel for FREE!

Ons Island too! Given the great reception of our Mother’s Day promotion for free travel to the Cíes Islands we extend this exclusive #PiratasdeNabia promotion to Ons Island. Again, a very special gift for ALL mothers, whatever their family configuration. Directly, FREE of charge, without raffles. Mother’s Day is celebrated this year on May 7, Sunday (in Spain). The Romans copied this celebration from the Greeks and called it Hilaria. It took place on March 15 at the temple of Cibeles (at that time there were no madridistas celebrating there 😉 In Norway they are very original,...

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Nabia: 25% discount for people with reduced capabilities

25% discounts in Piratas de Nabia: we are firmly committed to mobility and the right to enjoy for all people, that is why we present these discounts for people with reduced capacities. It is recommended that passengers with limited capacities notify their special condition in order to provide them with any assistance or special care they may need.   Special boarding assistance All persons will be assistedfree of charge in embarking, disembarking, transferring, on board and at the port. In order to obtain the best possible service, it is recommended that users contact Pirates of Nabia...

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7ª Race Volta á Illa de Ons, Clube Corredoiras

Piratas de Nabia will take participants, entertainers and family members of the VII Carrera Volta á Illa de Ons to Ons The race VII Volta á Illa de Ons organized by the Club Corredoiras de Bueu will take place next Sunday, April 30 in Ons. Athletes and walkers will once again enjoy a magnificent Sunday day competing and enjoying the scenery of the island of Ons. The event consisted of a 10-kilometer walk and the main event, the 20-kilometer Trail Volta á Illa de Ons. The demanding course of the island, with steep climbs and descents in parts of the route, require a significant effort from all...

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Cíes Islands, on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 7, mothers travel for FREE

Mother’s Day: free Cíes Islands for mothers, that’s the bet of #PiratasdeNabia. We are launching a promotion to the Cíes Islands, an unforgettable original gift for the whole family. Free of charge, no raffles. Mother’s Day dates back to Ancient Greece, where festivities were held in honor of Rhea, mother of the gods Zeus, Hades and Poseidon (who is also the god of the seas in Greek mythology). Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates around the world. In Spain it is well known that we celebrate the first Sunday of the month of May. However, this is not the...

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Cíes Islands: 5 ideas for your boat trip to the islands in summer 2023

Discovering the Cíes Islands by boat is one of the favorite activities of people visiting the city of Vigo. The Cíes Islands are the best known of all those that make up the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia. The boost of national tourism and its capacity of recommendation, as well as international tourism, a large part of which arrives to the estuary by cruise ship, have made the Cíes an almost obligatory place to visit for all visitors who come to Vigo and, by extension, to Galicia.   Pirata de Cíes, docked on her return from Islas Cíes. 250 passenger catamaran 1-Visiting...

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Casa Acuña receives the “Q” for Quality in 2023

Casa Acuña Restaurant receives the Q for Quality seal in 2023. Casa Acuña is the most emblematic restaurant on the island of Ons, founded in 1945 by the Acuña family, whose third generation continues to manage the restaurant today. It is also the first and only restaurant on the island to obtain the “Q” seal of quality awarded by the ICTE, the Spanish Institute for Tourism Quality, a body under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. Casa Acuña in 1945, a “social” meeting place for islanders and fishermen   Casa Acuña:the result of an effort made throughout...

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Cíes Islands and much more, Easter travel offer 2023

CÍES ISLANDS AND MUCH MORE: DISCOVER ALL OUR TRAVEL OFFER DURING EASTER WEEK 2023 This Easter we have set out to make many travelers sail. We will have up to five daily departures to the Cíes Islands from the port of Vigo, but also from Moaña (linking with the regular line), from Cangas, and also from Baiona. We will also sail to the island of Ons from the usual port of Bueu and also from Portonovo, to serve visitors and residents in Portonovo and Sanxenxo. Finally, from Vigo (and link from Moaña) and from Cangas, we will sail the Ría de Vigo to San Simón Island and the discovery of all...

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NEW promotion: parents, to Ons FREE on March 18

WE RAISE OUR PROPOSAL! WE IMPROVED THE PROMO! Due to the great reception that our Father’s Day promotion is having, we increase the offer with a promotion to Isla de Ons, of course also free, for fathers, and without raffles. In this case, the trip to Ons will take place as an appetizer to Father’s Day, next Saturday, March 18. Father’s Day honors fathers on March 19, at least in most countries around the world. It is St. Joseph’s Day according to Catholicism. In Islamic countries, this day corresponds to the 13th of Rajab, as is the case in our neighbors Morocco...

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Father’s Day, March 19, promotion: fathers, to Cíes for FREE

On Father’s Day we are launching a promotion to Cíes, an original gift with no expiration date or programmed obsolescence. Free of charge, no raffles. Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19 in most countries around the world. That day is celebrated as St. Joseph’s Day in the Catholic tradition. But this is not the case all over the world, for example, in Costa Rica, since 2018, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 17. This date was established by a bill adopted by the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica, with the purpose of making the date coincide with the date of...

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Arribada 2023 How to enjoy it by boat?

The Arribada 2023 is coming! On March 3, 4 and 5 is celebrated the big festival of the Pontevedra municipality of Baiona commemorates the return to this town of Martin Alonso Pinzon, on March 1, 1493, after the Discovery of America. The Arribada is celebrated in Baiona every year, during the first weekend of March. Arribada 2023, official poster for Baiona’s big festival The Arribada has been declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest. It was the second Galician festival to obtain such recognition. A year earlier, the Cocido de Lalín festival was recognized as the first Galician...

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Meirande 2023: Everything you need to know about the Museum of Interpretation of the Battle of Rande

The Meirande Museum, interpretation center of the Battle of Rande, is anchored, like a ship, in the Ría de Vigo, in the Redondela parish of Cedeira, inland from the Rande Bridge, which joins the two banks of the Ría de Vigo in the so-called Rande Strait.   Meirande Museum, between the Rande Bridge and the Coto Wagner ore loading dock. The Battle of Rande In 1702, Spanish galleons that had transported gold from the Americas, escorted by French ships, allies of the Spanish crown on this occasion, sought refuge at the end of the Vigo estuary, where they also unloaded most of the treasure they...

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FEBRUARY 14, PIRATE VALENTINE’S DAY, WOULD YOU GO ON A SECOND DATE?

Valentine’s Day celebrates LOVE and we love our passengers (madly). You already know that every year we do some #promotion on this date that we love so much. This year could not be less! Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Pirates of Nabia has a prize. You can give your “crush” a voucher to travel during 2023 to any of our destinations or take advantage of these wonderful sunny winter days to travel with your partner, or with friends, children, alone, as you wish! We leave every Saturday to the Cíes Islands, we also travel to Ons Island, we continue to program the Mussel...

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Thanks to all our customers and friends!

Piratas de NABIA is growing together with other companies of GRUPO ACUÑA ONS. Naviera Nabia is a company belonging to GRUPO ACUÑA ONS that has been dedicated to the maritime transport of passengers since 1998. At the beginning, its fleet was only a striking 18-seater yacht, today it already has a fleet of nine vessels, some of them capable of transporting 250 passengers. In that year it operated only trips to the ONS ISLAND, destination and birthplace of the Group’s Manager, María Jesús Otero Acuña. There you will find the CASA ACUÑA RESTAURANT and ACCOMMODATION, founded in 1945 by his...

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LEGAL RULES – Christmas 2022 CONTEST

VIII CONCURSO DE POSTALES PIRATAS DE NABIA   GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS The legal bases, as well as the Terms and Conditions of the VIII PIRATES OF NABIA POSTCARD CONTEST (hereinafter, the “Terms and Conditions”), are set forth below: Legal basis FIRST. – Participants According to the present legal bases, all schools in the autonomous community of Galicia may participate in the contest. SECOND. – Thematic The theme of the VIII edition of the Nabia’s Pirates Postcards contest will be:the marine environment. THIRD. – Techniques and format The technical...

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Discounts: “the world’s longest black friday”.

DISCOUNTS: Nabia presents, “the longest black friday in the world”. Pirates of Nabia inaugurates the world’s longest black friday. From November 15 to December 15, 2022, all ticket purchases (except regular line tickets Moaña-Vigo-Moaña, will receive a 20% discount voucher to be redeemed in the 2023 season. How to participate in the black friday campaign? Buying your boat tickets to the Cíes Islands during the promotion days at www.piratasdenabia.com, at the Piratas de Nabia counter at the Ría de Vigo ferry station or by calling Piratas de Nabia. Regular airline tickets are...

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Corporate dinner, on board!

Already thinking about the company’s Christmas dinner? Looking for a different space for an employee meeting? In Naviera Nabia we have everything you are looking for: our team will organize the event according to your needs, with personalized menus and ambiance to your liking.

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Discover the 6 Natural Parks of Galicia

For tourism in Galicia, the conservation of the landscape and biodiversity that make our land unique is of vital importance. Much work has been done in recent decades to grant maximum environmental protection to large and numerous areas of our territory. This work has led to the creation of an important network of natural parks in Galicia. The Xunta de Galicia has six natural parks, parks in which the protection of the biological and landscape characteristics is guaranteed through the preservation of their flora and fauna. With its natural parks, a national park and other natural areas, Galicia...

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Tickets to the Island of Ons, the 2 steps you have to follow

If you are thinking about going to Ons Island, you should know what you have to do to get your ticket and go on one of our boats. Depending on the season in which you want to travel, you will have to book it with more time or not and in some cases have a mandatoryauthorization issued by the Xunta de Galicia. Throughout the month of September we continue regular trips to the island of Ons, which this season is getting almost at the level of the Cíes Islands in terms of demand and occupancy, covering the maximum quota for much of the summer. Want to know everything you need? Well, stay and read...

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Cíes: the 5 things you need to know if you travel in September

Now that summer is advancing we have no doubt that going to the Cíes Islands is a good plan to enjoy a little more. Cíes in September is a great plan. We will start to have more availability of places in the islands to get authorization and from September 15 it will no longer be necessary (the islands also maintain a capacity limit, don’t get lost!). Whether you are planning your trip as a couple, with your family, with friends or just because you are an adventurer, the Cíes Islands are waiting for you. So prepare your towel, your trekking shoes and charge your cell phone because you’re...

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TOPONYMS OF CÍES – 2

Place names are cultural heritage of a people, they speak of its history, what happened in a place, to whom a domain belonged, an event, the resemblance in its shape with an animal, the face of a person, etc. After the island of San Martiño, in the second installment we will talk about the toponyms of the island of Montefaro, do Medio or de Abaixo. Yes, we are in the archipelago of the Cíes Islands, within the Parque Nacional das Illas Atlánticas de Galicia. What is a “toponym” for the R.A.E.? “1. m. Ling. Proper noun of place. (From the Greek “topos” place). As...

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Bouzas Fireworks 2022 from the sea!

A true classic! On July 17th we take you to experience the magic of the Bouzas fireworks from the sea. No hustle, no queues, no hassles and living them from a unique environment, with the reflection of the lights in the sea. Are you in? We leave from Cangas (21:45) and Vigo (22:00). The trip will begin with a walk along the estuary. We will anchor in front of Bouzas, in the perfect place to have the best possible view of the now famous Bouzas fireworks. The trip includes two different modalities, a trip along the estuary and fireworks, or a trip and fireworks with entertainment...

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Ons Island or Cíes Islands? Which one is ideal for your trip?

Ons Island or Cies Islands? This is the question that more and more travelers ask themselves before visiting the Parque Nacional das Illas Atlánticas de Galicia. Due to its national and international fame, most travelers visit the Cies Islands. CIES has thus become, over the years, a highly sought-after destination thanks to its incomparable unspoiled environment. However, being more unknown and receiving less tourism, Ons discovers a natural paradise on a par with Cíes. In addition, Ons allows you to enjoy other charms, such as an excellent gastronomy, visiting Casa Acuña. Cíes Islands or...

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What to see in Moaña: art, routes, beaches, gastronomy and much more.

What to see in Moaña? Traces of a millenary historyThe DolmenMoaña in the Middle Ages and Modern TimesThe gold of RandeMoaña at present: the sea as the main axisThe tourism sectorThe best beaches to see in MoañaAll sizesHow to see everything there is to see in MoañaMoaña is a partyDomingo Villar’s literary footprint, a new incentive to visit MoañaDiscover it: There’s a lot to see in Moaña There is a lot to see in Moaña. This beautiful town is located north of the Vigo estuary, along with other municipalities geographically nestled in the Morrazo Peninsula. Sometimes it can be overshadowed...

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What to see in Vigo in one day: discover the Olivic City

There is a lot to see in Vigo in one day. The city of Vigo and the places to visit near it offer us an infinity of tourist attractions to admire and enjoy. Vigo is an ideal place from which to plan excursions to the Rías Baixas and its best beaches. Also as a starting point to visit the Cíes Islands or Ons Island. If you only have one day in the city, here are our recommendations on the best plans for Vigo and its estuary, as well as some of its legends and anecdotes. Will you join us?   Free excursions to see Vigo in one day A good starting point to visit Vigo in one day is to take one...

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