Our experiences

From Naviera Mar de Ons we offer you a variety of unique experiences in the Ría de Vigo. From fireworks cruises, to thematic navigations and a boat decorated with Christmas lights. A wide range of experiences that will make you immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Galicia and its coast.

Medieval festival Arribada – Baiona

From 20€ per person

Medieval Festival – Embark towards 1493. Live an exclusive, different and unforgettable experience arriving in Baiona just like the crew on board La Pinta did over 525 years ago.

Touring our estuary with the salty sea breeze caressing your face is a unique experience. Navigating our waters, which house great treasures, you can admire places as impressive as the infinite sandbanks of Morrazo, Monteferro or Estelas, all with the Cíes Islands as a backdrop. As it could not be otherwise, our estuary is guarded by various lighthouses, lookouts located in impressive enclaves that help boats, day after day, to reach a good port.

Looking for a different Halloween celebration? Discover with Naviera Mar de Ons how to spend a different Halloween night, where the sea – once again – becomes the protagonist of our night parties.

Few people imagine that, in our land of Galicia, there existed a celebration that was much older than the famous American Halloween. This festival had Celtic roots and was also known as the day of the faithful dead or Samaín, which means the “end of the summer”. It was celebrated thousands of years ago across the whole of the Celtic territory, on the night of 31 October to 1 November.

The best music on board, a menu created especially for the occasion, and the best costumes await you on the night of the 31st of October. Undoubtedly the best choice for going out in Vigo on Halloween, the most terrifyingly fun night of the year.

Halloween Special – Dinner and Music

Tour along the ría with a mussel tasting – Ría de Pontevedra

Naviera Mar de Ons gives you the opportunity to sail for an hour and a half along the Ría de Pontevedra while enjoying an amazing panoramic view of the bay and Ons Island.

We will venture and sail near Aguete beach, the Naval Military School of Marín, Tambos’ Island, Combarro and Raxó, while tasting one of the best local products on board: freshly cooked mussel. You will discover the true taste of the sea!

Mar de Ons invites you to enjoy this amazing maritime tour across the Pontevedra estuary. We will come closer to the bateas, commonly known in Galicia but nowhere else.

Festivals in the Vigo Estuary: Bouzas fireworks. The Vigo municipality of Bouzas, in the middle of the Vigo estuary, celebrates its traditional festival in honour of the Christ of the Afflicted.

This festival has been declared of tourist interest by the Xunta de Galicia. Don’t miss out on the Bouzas Fireworks and enjoy them on board! Its terraces and streets are filled with people, there is outdoor music, games and events for both children and adults alike. You can enjoy different orchestras and local music groups. It is one of the most famous celebrations in the Olive City, and it is not to be missed.

And it is also the most awaited by our customers, who book their tickets every year to enjoy this wonderful pyrotechnic show on board. This is without a doubt the best way to enjoy them and the beautiful landscape that the Vigo estuary offers us at night.

Bouzas Fireworks

Sanxenxo Fireworks

The tourist capital of Rías Baixas is, without a doubt, Sanxenxo. At the end of the summer (between 24th August and 5th September) its festivities are held – which have the spectacular Sanxenxo Fireworks as their culmination.

The fireworks in Sanxenxo are capable of enchanting both adults and children, it is the beautiful fleeting performance which is impossible to miss each year. But if you don’t want to miss out either, you should book in advance and enjoy the cascade of lights that will light up the sky of Sanxenxo at midnight.

Naviera Mar de Ons offers you the chance to experience this amazing and special firework show on board a boat. Enjoying a strategic position on one of our boats, you will witness a set of lights with the sky as its stage, the sea as its mirror, and the fishing town of Sanxenxo as its backdrop.

Naviera Mar de Ons offers you the chance to sail for an hour and a half through the Ría de Vigo while you enjoy some breathtaking panoramic views of the whole estuary until we reach the majestic Rande Bridge thanks to our mussel tour with onboard tasting.

During this sea crossing that takes place through the calm waters of the inside of the Vigo estuary, you will see important points along its coast such as Vigo’s fishing port, one of the largest fishing ports in the world, the A Guía mountain, the fishing villages of the O Morrazo peninsular, such as Cangas and Moaña, the mussel farms…and all of this while tasting one of the star products of our area on board: mussels, freshly made so that you discover the true flavour of the sea!

From Naviera Mar de Ons we invite you to enjoy this fantastic tour along the Ría de Vigo, an estuary with a rich history: from the Battle of Rande, the invasions of Francis Drake to the modernization of the port of Vigo.


Tour along the ría with a mussel tasting – Ría de Vigo

Tears of Saint Lawrence – Perseids

The Tears of Saint Lawrence or Perseids are at their brightest between August 11th and 13th. Every year, Mar de Ons provides a special trip to watch this astronomical phenomenon from the sea.

Naviera Mar de Ons gives you the opportunity to enjoy one of the most spectacular astronomical events of the year: The Tears of Saint Lawrence, or the Perseidas meteor shower for the astronomy enthusiasts.

This spectacular event becomes a must among our clients in the summer. For a few days the sky is flooded with shooting stars. Naviera Mar de Ons will set course for the sky of the Cíes Islands – which have the certificate of “Starlight Tourist Destination”.

If you are looking for a different, original and unique summer plan with family or friends… why not spend an evening dining on a boat with the Ría de Vigo as a stage and the city of Vigo as a backdrop?

Naviera Mar de Ons solves this question for you with the chance to experience a magical night aboard one of its flagships, the Mar Vigo, where you will enjoy dinner on a boat, listen to music… and sail!

Mar de Noches is our night cruise along the Ría de Vigo – which includes a delicate decoration, a tasting menu and the company of a live band or music by one of the best DJs in Vigo.

Mar de Noches – Dinner and Music

Combarro, the most beautiful coastal town in Galicia

Combarro is one of the most visited towns in our autonomous community. Considered the most beautiful coastal town of Galicia, it has become a mandatory visit for national and foreign tourists. Located in the province of Pontevedra, it has the largest concentration of hórreos (traditional raised granaries) of Galicia. There are more than 30 hórreos in Combarro, the majority of which are located by the sea.

Mar de Ons offers you every summer the possibility to visit this coastal town where the sea, the hórreos and the cruceiros (Calvary crosses) are the true protagonists of this small and beautiful town. Embark every Saturday and Sunday from Portonovo or Sanxenxo and sail to Combarro, you will discover the most beautiful and charming coastal town in Galicia.

Mar de Ons brings you to the waters of the Maritime-Terrestrial National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia for a Starlight experience.

Stars, constellations and planets are waiting for you on a unique night.

Together we will enjoy all the resources that the sky has to offer, learning to differentiate constellations with the naked eye.

Spend a night under the starry sky of the natural space certified as one of the fourteen enclaves in the world 'Starlight Tourist Destination' and with the 'Observer Seal' certificate.

Starlight Experience

Christmas Special – Dinner and Music

Travelling with us on "O Barco do Nadal de Vigo" is one of the most surprising ways to experience this city's famous Christmas. It is a unique experience, designed for true Christmas lovers and for different types of audiences: children, young people, adults, seniors, etc.

Every year, "O Barco do Nadal de Vigo" is loaded with lights, music and many surprises that fill everything with Christmas spirit. During the trip, which lasts about an hour and a half, you can enjoy a trip along the Vigo estuary on our boat "Mar Vigo", which is transformed at this time of year into "O Barco do Nadal de Vigo", decorated especially for the occasion: a real letterbox, lights, garlands, trees, music...

In addition, travellers also have the opportunity to meet Father Christmas, the Three Wise Men's page or the Grinch. Meanwhile, the youngest members of the family can also write their letter to the Three Wise Men and drop it in the royal letterbox.

"O Barco do Nadal de Vigo" is one of the most innovative and spectacular Christmas experiences in Vigo, with more than 3,000 people getting on board every year. Are you going to miss it?