Piratas de Nabia has been engaged in maritime passenger transport since 1998.
That year, we started operating the ferry route to Ons Island under the name Naviera Illa de Ons, S.L.. The Acuña family—the owner of the company—hails from Ons Island, where it set up its hospitality businesses in the mid-20th century, which still remain today.
As the company kept growing, we decided to expand the routes we offered and our fleet by adding a yacht with a passenger capacity for 18 people and two 150-passenger catamarans, making our boats more modern, more comfortable and faster. In 2009, we took a great qualitative and quantitative leap forward as we began to offer services in the Ría de Vigo. We started out with the regular Moaña-Vigo ferry route, and in the summer of 2011, we launched the Cangas-Vigo route.
One year later in 2010, we began operating the ferry to the Cíes Islands from Vigo, and then later on from Baiona and Cangas. This new service coincided with the purchase of the 250-passenger Pirata de Cíes. It was at this point when we came up with our new brand name, Nabia, to differentiate ourselves from our competitors.
In 2017, we made further headway with our acquisition of the 250-passenger catamaran Pirata de Canexol, —the most modern one in the Ría de Vigo and Ría de Pontevedra and the flagship of the company.
Today, we are one of the foremost passenger ship companies in the Rías Baixas and we have a highly modern fleet. We belong to the Acuña Group, together with other companies in the tourist sector, particularly on Ons Island: hospitality (Casa Acuña, O Pirata and Camping Isla de Ons), travel agency (Vio viajes) and leisure (Susi Acuña).
At present, we offer services for the regular Moaña-Vigo route, and during the summer season, we have ferries from the Cíes from Vigo, Cangas and Baiona, as well as ferries to Ons Island from Bueu and Portonovo. In addition to all this, we also offer special services for the summer such as the ‘Mussel Cruise’, ‘San Simón Island’, ‘Starlight destinationss’, pirate parties or the ‘Noite Meiga’, among others.
We also have a Sales departament that creates custom tours for groups and organises events aboard our ships. We are experts at adapting to the demands and needs of our customers. We are a company with an entrepreneurial spirit which takes risks and innovates. This is why we keep growing and evolving.