Our favourite means of transport? That’s obvious, isn’t it? 😉 The experience of reaching places by boat such as Cíes, Ons or San Simón cannot be rivalled by any other type of transport. The train, plane, bus or car will have other charms, but the pleasure of sailing is difficult to beat. These are some of the advantages of a boat trip:
Good views, peace and a lot of serotonin
Whether for leisure or a regular journey to your place of work, (for example, from Cangas to Vigo) prioritising the boat before other alternatives of transport has the following benefits:
- Contact with the sea: When the weather is good (a regular occurrence in Rías Baixas), it is much better to take a seat on the outer deck. The passenger will immediately notice the positive effects of the sea breeze in their airways; some studies confirm that this breeze, free from polluting gases, even helps to reduce the symptoms of asthma and other respiratory diseases. In addition, the sea is full of negative ions which energises people and, according to several studies, stimulates the production of serotonin (the hormone of happiness) in the brain. Mount Carmel College University in Bangalore also relates these negative ions to improvements in our cognitive performance. The sea and green spaces are fantastic for improving the cognitive abilities of children.
- It is very relaxing: Another advantage of a boat trip is the tranquillity experienced by passengers in an instant. Being in the middle of the sea, far from traffic jams and noise pollution, provides a lot of peace and quiet. In the background, you will only hear the sound of the sea, a pleasant sound which, in fact, is often used in meditation sessions. It is also said that we fall into a sweet and pleasant meditative state just by looking at the vast blue of the sea.
- The best views: On a boat we can take wonderful photographs at any time of day. Moreover, if you are lucky and your trip with Mar de Ons coincides with the sunset, you will be able to store the best postcard of Rías Baixas on your camera or mobile phone. Our passengers often share beautiful images on social networks of arriving at, or leaving, the islands of Cíes or Ons.
- Speed and without sea sickness: Ok, so we associate boats with serenity and tranquillity, but it is also a fast means of transport that will sometimes help us to reach our destination earlier. If you choose a boat instead of car to travel from Vigo to Cangas, you will reduce your journey time by at least ten minutes. In this case, greater speed doesn’t translate into a greater likelihood of suffering from sea sickness: except on rare occasions, the journeys along the ria are calm and there are no traffic jams forcing the captain to make sharp turns or movements. Despite all of this, when someone thinks they will be seasick on board, it is advisable to choose a seat located in the middle of the boat; the catamaran crew will advise you which seat to take to try and prevent you from feeling bad.
Now you understand why you feel calmer after a boat trip but also livelier and more energetic.
Advantages of a boat trip with Mar de Ons
Although trips along the ria are usually pleasant, the state and conditions of the boat we are travelling in are extremely important. At Naviera Mar de Ons we have gradually been refurbishing our fleet with innovative boats.
One of our latest additions is the Mar de Cíes catamaran, which covers the maritime company’s main lines. As we have already mentioned in this blog, Mar de Cíes has been designed to comply with the maximum quality standards, it is robust and offers a good manoeuvrability, which directly influences the passenger’s comfort. This catamaran is also respectful to the environment with a highly optimised fuel consumption at high speeds.
Choosing a reliable transport company, with modern and safe boats, is essential in order to really enjoy all of the benefits and advantages of a boat trip. So: Plan a trip or visit with Mar de Ons and sail on one of our comfortable boats to the archipelagos of Cíes, Ons or San Simón. We also organise trips to the islands or boat trips along the rías de Vigo or Pontevedra for school groups.
On our boats you will find a pleasant climate and a family atmosphere that will enable you to experience first-hand the advantages of travelling by boat. We have all dreamed of sailing along the ria at some point on our own boat; at Mar de Ons we guarantee that, during the time you travel with us, our boats will also be your home. 🙂
Go for it and book your ticket, we want to see you onboard soon! On our website you will find the current timetables of all of our boats, but you can obtain more information or clarify any queries by calling the telephone number (+34) 986 22 52 72. Remember, in addition, that we are careful and stringent on all of our trips, respecting the Covid-19 measures recommended by the Galician authorities and the Ministry of Health.