AUTHORIZATION OF XUNTA DE GALICIA
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, This new rule ensures that the limit of 1,300 authorised visitors per day to Ons Island and 1,800 authorised visitors to the Cíes Islands is observed, which helps to keep a balanced number of visitors so as to protect the ecosystem.
The only way to get to Ons Island is by boat and you can use the regular ferry service at Easter, weekends in June, and every day from 1 July to 15 September. The rest of the year, excursions and guided visits are run and there are also trips available for individuals who want to explore this protected island with our guides. That’s why if you’re travelling outside of the regular service period it’s important to check our website for any available journeys outside of the summer months.
Every user can book a maximum of 10 places per request. The details of each visitor to the island must be provided, so you will need to enter the names, surnames, ID document numbers, sex, and date of birth of each passenger.
This permit is unique and non-transferable, as it has a QR code, permit number, date, and the name and surnames of the visitor.
Once you have obtained the permit code from the Regional Government (this is called the pre-booking code as it is a provisional code that is only valid for two hours), you can use it to buy your boat ticket on our website for the day you want to visit Ons Island.
After purchasing your boarding ticket from Mar de Ons, you will receive an email that contains both confirmation of the ticket purchase and all the details of your trip and the definitive permit that allows you to land on Ons Island on the day you have chosen.
Make sure to save the permit till the day of your journey, as you will have to show it before you board or when you reach the island. Likewise, we recommend you arrive at our ticket offices 30 minutes before the boat sails to print your ferry ticket. Please remember you need to print your tickets in our ticket offices in order to travel.
We have sailings to Ons Island from the main ports of Vigo, Bueu, Sanxenxo, Portonovo, Combarro and Pontevedra. You can check timetables and available ports on our website.The journey takes just over an hour from Vigo or Pontevedra, around 50 minutes from Combarro and around 40 minutes from Sanxenxo, Portonovo, or Bueu.
Ons Island is the second most-visited island in the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park. The virgin beaches, trekking trails, countryside, and impressive views make this island a must-visit on your trip to Galicia.
The island is the perfect destination for those who love nature and want to have a great day out in this magnificent green space. That’s why it’s highly recommended to book your ticket in advance. You can do it 90 days before the start of your trip and you can cancel your booking for free up to 15 days before the start of your journey.
Check out our Ons guide to find out everything you need to know before you start your journey. Travel with Mar de Ons to Ons Island. Book your ticket on our website and don’t miss out on this paradise!
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IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRAVEL TO THE CÍES ISLANDS OR THE ONS ISLAND FROM EASTER AND MAY 15 (EXCEPT CAMPERS), before buying the ticket, you must obtain the authorization requested by La Xunta de Galicia, in which they will provide you with the pre code -reserve (necessary to acquire the boat ticket).