Camino by sea a “Maritime Pilgrame”

15/05/2019

This breathtaking Pilgrimage follows the journey taken by the legendary stone boat that brought the remains of the Apostle Santiago to Compostela many centuries ago.

To you, that you like the sea……you will love traveling from port to port and from lighthouse to lighthouse. Whether or not you have a boat; as a skipper or letting yourself go … we offer you an alternative to take you to Compostela following the route of the sea. The coastal views you will enjoy from our boat will amaze you. Immersed in the serenity of the seafaring life, you can take the time to appreciate the majesty of the cliffs, the quietness of the sandbanks, the unique facades of the fishing villages and the welcoming embrace of the river estuaries

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A unique and different way of doing the Way of St. James is to do it sailing, as the Apostle St. James did centuries ago. Get La Compostela sailing and enjoying the authentic landscape of the Galician coast, its estuaries and islands. The Xacobeo Maritime Pilgrame is a new recognized Way to achieve La Compostela by sea. The official requieres are to sail 90 nautic miles and to walk the last 5km to Santiago of Compostela following the a recogniced Portuguese Way.

You will have to stamp your credential in all the ports that marks the maritime route and to complete the Camino you will have to walk the last 5 km of the Portuguese Way from the town of Milladoiro (compulsary to stamp the beggining of the walking Way at the Santa María chapel in Milladoiro) to Santiago in the Pilgrim’s office.

We propouse you to walk the last part of the Way strainght from Boiro port or Portosín port to Santiago of Compostela.

Calendar:

  • April: from 17th to the 20th – Holy Week
  • May: from 15th to the 18th
  • June: 18th to 22nd
  • July: from 23rd to the 26th
  • September: from 18th to the 21st
  • October: from 02th to the 05th

Important; The Xacobeo Maritime Pilgrame is available all year round with a minimum group of 4 people under request and subject to fleet availability

Programme: 

We offer you the Southern Maritime Pilgrame route with two optional sailing alternatives;

Option 1 (3 days days sailing); The departure port is Vigo and the arrival port is Cabo de Cruz (Boiro). A sailing guide through the charm of the estuaries of Vigo, Pontevedra and Arousa

  • Day 1.- Arrival day to Vigo at the Royal Nautic Club of Vigo , we wellcome pilgrims on board so you can drop luggange and  spend the day visiting Vigo , getting to know the old town, the marina and main streets ….
We spend the night on board (sharing cabin – 2 pilgrims per cabin) mooring in Vigo port
We spend the night on board (sharing cabin – 2 pilgrims per cabin) mooring in Baiona port
We spend the night on board (sharing cabin – 2 pilgrims per cabin) mooring in Sanxenxo port
We spend the night on board (sharing cabin – 2 pilgrims per cabin) mooring in Cabo de Cruz port

Optional: Perform 25 km walking from Padrón to Santiago of Compostela (last part of the Portuguese Way) or just make the last 5 km walking (a taxi or transfer takes the group to the last 5 km of the Portuguese Way) to Santiago of Compostela.

Option 2 (4 days days sailing);  (90 nautical miles). The departure port is Vigo and the arrival port is Portosín. A sailing guide through the charm of the estuaries of  Vigo, Pontevedra, Arousa, Muros and Noia.

  • Day 1.- Arrival day to Vigo at the Royal Nautic Club of Vigo , we wellcome pilgrims on board so you can drop luggange and  spend the day visiting Vigo , getting to know the old town, the marina and main streets ….
We spend the night on board (sharing cabin – 2 pilgrims per cabin) mooring in Vigo port
We spend the night on board (sharing cabin – 2 pilgrims per cabin) mooring in Baiona port
We spend the night on board (sharing cabin – 2 pilgrims per cabin) mooring in Sanxenxo port
We spend the night on board (sharing cabin – 2 pilgrims per cabin) mooring in Cabo de Cruz port
  • Day 5.- We lleave Cabo de Cruz for  Portosín
We spend the night on board (sharing cabin – 2 pilgrims per cabin) mooring in Portosín port
  • Day 6.- You disembark and you have to choose between walking the last 45km from Portosín to – Noia – to Santiago of Compostela or walking the last 5 km compulsary from Milladoiro Village ( compulsary to stamp credential in Sta. Maria Chapel) to Santiago of Compostela

Optional: Performe 45 km walking from Portosín to Santiago de Compostela (it is not an offical way to Santiago but it is a signposted route) or just make the last 5 km walking (a taxi or transfer takes the group to the last 5 km of the Portuguese Way) to Santiago of Compostela.

What’s included?: 

  • Sailing boat with skipper (skipper will be your guide on board sailing)
  • Accommodation on board – includes overnight the day before departure date.
  • Botton cover and pillows per cabin. You have to bring your sleeping bag!
  • Boat insurance
  • Fuel
  • Moorings in ports
  • Permission to anchor and visit the Cies and Ons Island – National Maritime Park of Atlantics Islands of Galicia
  • Lunches and breakfasts on board
  • Snacks and water on board
  • Ascent Ulla River from Ponetecesure to Padrón in a boat
  • Pilgrim’s Credential

What´s not included in the price? 

  • Dinners at port. You will be able to choose either a cosy restaurant in the fishing village where we are mooring or to stay on board relaxing with a book. The boat has got all kitchen utensils so you can always cook dinner on board, just remember to leave everything tidy and clean!!.
  •  Turism guide (the skipper acts as a guide on board and helps you with everything during navigation and the days you spend on board)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Transfer to the departure port
  • Transfer from the last port we are mooring to 5km before Santiago of Compostela
  • Suicases´s transfer
  • Anything else not specify in what´s included

Extras available:

  • Taxi service and/or sutcases from Boiro to Santiago: 7. 50€ per person – (60€ for a maximum of 8 passangers and/or 8 suitcases).
  • Taxi service and/or suitcases from Portosín to Santiago: 5. 65€ per person – (45€ for a maximum of 8 passangers and/or 8 suitcases).
  • Shuttle service from Vigo- Santiago or return: 150€ for each 8 people
  • Accommodation halfway in hostels or hotels under request

Rules:

The rules approved by the Cabildo of the Cathedral of Santiago are:

1 This Pilgrim’s Credential is only for pilgrims who make the Camino de Santiago on the Xacobea Nautical Sailing route, with a Christian meaning, even if only in a search attitude. The credential has the objective of identifying the pilgrim.

2 The Compostela is granted only to those who make the pilgrimage with a Christian meaning: devotionis affectu, voti vel pietatis causa, and only those who reach the Tomb of the Apostle, sailing 90 nautic miles and walking the Portugese way from 5km away to Santiago of Compostela.

Conditions: 

  • Sailing the Nautic Pilgrame Way during the months of July and August has a plus of 80€ per person
  • Cabins are to be share (2 pilgrim per cabin) but if you prefer to sleep alone in a cabin, you have to pay an extra of 300€
  • Minimum groups of 4 passangers
  • You can also charter a sailboat exclusively to do your own sailing route just check up your best availability and charter prices
  • To confirm and guarantee booking you have to pay 30% of total. The 70% total left to be pre-pay a month before (30 days) booking departure day. In case of failure to pay, Sailway reserves the right to cancel the charter service.
  • Cancellation charges apply if a reservation is cancelled after the deadline identified in the following situations;
  1. Cancellations occurred 30 days before booking departure date, we charge 30% of total charter rate offered.
  2. Cancellations occurred with less than 30 days before charter departure date, we charge 100% of the total rate offered.
  • Sailway reserves the right to change sailing programme due to adverse weather conditions
  • Sailway reserves the right to cancel the Xacobeo Maritime Pilgrame due to adverse weather condition
  • In case of rainstorm forecast we will offer you a refund of total or the chance to change dates, you choose!

Prices:

Four days Xacobeo Maritime Pilgrame (from September to June): 870€ per person. VAT included

Three days Xacobeo Maritime Pilgrame (from September to June): 665€ per person. VAT included

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