This Christmas, you will be able to enjoy an evening boat trip along the Ría de Vigo with the Mar de Ons passenger ship company. This year, we wanted to add to the numerous Christmas activities that are taking place in the city of Christmas lights with our “Barco do Nadal de Vigo”. This boat is full of lights, excitement and lots of surprises.
Who doesn’t fancy an evening boat trip, and now a Christmas trip too, along the Ría de Vigo? Passengers will be able to enjoy the city’s lights from a privileged position. On board, passengers will be welcomed with a mulled wine or culin of cider and Christmas pastries. They will also be able to enjoy the best Christmas music thanks to a DJ and have a drink or something to eat in the bar inside the boat.
At the same time, children travelling with the Mar de Ons passenger ship company will get to see Father Christmas or the Royal Page of the three Kings, depending on the date of their visit. Upon boarding, all those who want to will be offered a letter so they can write their Christmas wishes and post it in the postbox on board.
In addition, they will be able to take a photo or personally tell Father Christmas or the Royal Page what their Christmas wishes are. It will certainly be an unforgettable experience for everyone.
The ‘Barco do Nadal de Vigo’ will make several boat trips almost every day until January 4th and they will last for an hour and a half. Departures will take place from the A Laxe dock, close to the Cíes Christmas Market.
In addition, before the boat sets sail each day, children from the area will have the opportunity to visit the boat and meet Father Christmas or the Royal Page. This service will take place between six and seven in the evening.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the passenger ship company’s ticket office or on the website. If you find yourself at Cíes Market, you will also be able to buy tickets there. This year, we have set up a point of sale at our favourite Christmas market, so you will be able to visit more than 100 stalls when you go to buy your ticket for from our stall. The Vigo Christmas market, “Cíes Market”, is the focal point of Vigo’s Christmas activity and the Mar de Ons passenger ship company just had to be there. Come to the boulevard to buy your ticket and enjoy all of the Christmas activities to the max!
In terms of purchasing tickets, we would like to remind you that you should book in advance, since places will be very limited. The price of the “El Paseo no Barco do Nadal de Vigo” boat trip for adults (over the age of 12 years) is 12 euros, for children (aged from 3 to 12 years) it costs 8 euros, and children under the age of 3 will be able to go for free.
The “Visita O Barco do Nadal de Vigo” visit costs 4 euros per person, and children under the age of 3 can visit for free.
The lights switch on attended by Abel Caballero
On Friday December 3rd, this new service was launched with an event that was attended by Vigo’s mayor, Abel Caballero. During the boat trip, the lights were switched on and guests were able to enjoy a trip with Christmas music and Father Christmas who listened to children’s wishes.
This weekend, many passengers were able to enjoy the same trip. An unforgettable experience that enabled them to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the ria with the city’s lights in the background.
If you would also like to enjoy a trip on the “Barco do Nadal de Vigo”, remember to book your ticket in advance via the Mar de Ons passenger ship company website or by calling 986 22 52 72. You should know that, in order to guarantee the protection of all of our visitors, during the boat trips, we apply all of the health and safety procedures in accordance with current legislation.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic experience, we’re waiting for you!
Discover the other trips that the Mar de Ons passenger ship company offers at this time of year
In addition to the evening “O Barco do Nadal de Vigo” boat trips, we would also like to remind you that the Mar de Ons passenger ship company offers other services over the Christmas period.
We continue our journeys from Vigo and Cangas to the Cíes Islands. If you are interested in travelling to this island over the next few weeks, we recommend that you book in advance on our website. Don’t curb your desire to discover this beautiful natural landscape just because it’s winter, it is one of the best times of year to walk along its stunning paths. Moreover, the coastal views from the islands are spectacular.
If you decide to travel there, remember that it is not currently necessary to apply for a permit from the Galician Government, since this is only required in high seasons, in other words, Easter and summer.
It is also worth remembering that we have our daily trips from Cangas to Vigo and vice versa. If you are in Cangas or its surrounding areas and would like to take a stroll around Vigo’s Festive streets, you can catch our boats all day. The timetables vary, so you can enjoy the city for however long you wish.
Here at Mar de Ons, we recommend that you check our website from time to time to discover the trips we offer throughout the year. We will soon resume our trips to other parts of the area such as the Island of Ons or Island of San Simón. With us, you will be able to enjoy the most beautiful areas of the Rías Baixas all year round.