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Ría de Bilbao & Bahía del Abra Tourist Boat
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Ría de Bilbao & Bahía del Abra Tourist Boat

9.10 / 10
It is a good way to get to know Bilbao and its surroundings through its estuary, you get a good idea of the industrial importance that this city had, and also of how the panorama has changed.
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  • The activity takes place with an audioguide in English. English
  • 1 day

The Guggenheim, the Suspension Bridge, the Santurtzi Pass... Discover Biscay in its entirety with this Ría de Bilbao & Bahía del Abra Tourist Boat. Hop on and off the boat whenever you want.

Ría de Bilbao & Bahía del Abra Tourist Boat

The crossing starts at the pier in Plaza Pío Baroja. The boat trip along the Ría de Bilbao estuary and the Abra Bay is carried out on board a traditional boat with indoor and outdoor seats so that you can enjoy a panoramic route along the Ría del Nervión.

During the journey, which takes approximately two and a half hours, you'll see locations including the Deusto Canal, the Portugalete Suspension Bridge, the town of Getxo and the fishing port of Santurtzi. Both in Bilbao and in Getxo, Portugalete or Santurtzi, you can go ashore to visit their main monuments at your leisure, as you can enjoy the tourist boat for 24 hours.

How it works

The ticket is valid for 24 hours. During this time you can get on and off the tourist boat as many times as you like and from any of the ports on the route (Bilbao, Getxo, Portugalete or Santurtzi).

Departure times

In March, November and December the trips are made on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. In April, May, June, September and October the trips are made from Monday to Sunday. The timetables for these months (winter) are as follows

  • From Bilbao: at 10:15 am, 1:15 pm and 4:15 pm.
  • From Portugalete in the direction of Bahía del Abra: at 11:15 am and 2:15 pm.
  • From Portugalete towards Bilbao: at 12 pm and 3 pm.
  • From Santurtzi: at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm.
  • From Getxo: at 11:45 am and 2:45 pm.


In July and August, the trips are made from Monday to Sunday.  The timetables for these months (summer) are as follows

  • From Bilbao: at 10:15 am, 1:15 pm and 4:15 pm.
  • From Portugalete in the direction of Bahía del Abra: at 11:15 am, 2:15 pm and 5:15 pm.
  • From Portugalete towards Bilbao: at 12 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm.
  • From Santurtzi: at 11:30 am, 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm.
  • From Getxo: at 11:45 am, 2:45 pm and 5:45 pm.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Over 65 years old Children between 4 and 10 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 22.60
US$ 15.50
US$ 15.50
US$ 1.20
  • Adults

    US$ 22.60
  • Over 65 years old

    US$ 15.50
  • Children between 4 and 10 years old

    US$ 15.50
  • Children under 3 years old

    US$ 1.20

More Information

Duration

1 day.

Language The activity takes place with an audioguide in English.

The activity takes place with an audioguide in English.

Included

Unlimited use of the tourist boat for 24 hours.

English audio guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 10 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 22.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Plaza Pío Baroja pier