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Activities in Vigo

Ferry to the Cies Islands

  • 3,074 reviews | 45,297 travellers
    Everything was fine. We collected our tickets, we made the trip and since the weather was not guaranteed we returned earlier because there was room on the previous boat. A day to enjoy.
    8 Zorione Benedicto
  • Free cancellation up to 15 days before
  • Free cancellation up to 15 days before

The Cíes Islands are a natural paradise off the Galician coast that any visitor to the area simply can't miss! Enjoy a day in this natural park with a return ferry to the Cies Islands from Vigo. And don't worry about the permit, it's included!

The Cíes Islands are a natural paradise off the Galician coast that any visitor to the area simply can't miss! Enjoy a day in this natural park with a return ferry to the Cies Islands from Vigo. And don't worry about the permit, it's included!

Ferry to the Cies Islands

At your selected time, make your way to the port in Vigo to board the ferry that will take you to the Cíes Islands, one of the most incredible natural parks in Spain. The trip will take you just 40 minutes.

Once you've disembarked, you'll be free to explore the island's hills and beaches, or simply relax and soak up the sun. You decide!

This paradise is a must-see on any trip to Galicia. Formed by three islands, the archipelago has hiking trails, a wealth of natural attractions and some of the most breathtakingly beautiful bays in Europe. You'll never want to leave!

Cies Islands to Vigo Timetable

Ferry departure times from the Cíes Islands vary according to the season and may be subject to change. You'll find the schedule when making your booking, however, we'll confirm your specific return time as close to your original choice as possible.

Return on a Different Day

If you'd like to return on a different day, please indicate so in the comments section when making your reservation. To camp on the islands, you must obtain the relevant permit from the Xunta de Galicia, as we only arrange authorizations of tickets with same-day returns.

Low Season Guided Tours

In low season (between October 1 and May 14), the ticket to the Cíes Islands includes a one-hour tour with an official guide, since it's prohibited to visit the islands on your own during low season. The guide will accompany you during the boat trip from the port of departure. Once you dock at the Cíes pier, the guide will show you the main routes. During these walks, they'll explain the most important anecdotes and curiosities about the history and fauna and flora of this paradisiacal Galician archipelago.

This guided tour will not take place during Easter (the Friday before Holy Week until Easter Sunday), as this period is considered high season.

Authorization from the Xunta de Galicia

Please note that in high season (from May 15th to September 30th and Easter) you'll have to bring your own authorization from the Xunta de Galicia to access the Cíes Islands. We'll send it to you by email as soon as possible. The rest of the year, we will not send it to you, as it'll be the guide himself who will bring it on the day of the tour.

Authorization for campers

If you choose to stay at a campsite in the Cíes, it's the campsite itself that must process the authorizations and cancel them as well. If they are not canceled, the shipping company cannot proceed to cancel the boat tickets.

Regarding the authorizations, once they are associated with a shipping company, then they cannot be linked to another, that is, if they are canceled, they will always have to be canceled and then process new ones.

Thus, if the campsite confirms that it has processed the cancelation of your authorization, in this case, you'll have to contact the shipping company so that, within the established refund period, it can cancel your boat tickets.

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Return Ferry from Vigo to the Cies Islands

Handling of permit from Xunta de Galicia to visit the Cies Islands

Guided tour (only in low season)

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. Free wheelchair loan service available. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Naviera Mar de Ons Show more

Corporate name: Naviera Mar de Ons SL

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Do under 14s also have to show their ID?

    A - No, they may travel simply with an adult who does have their ID and authorises the minor as a result.

  • Q - Are there any restaurants on the island?

    A - There is a restaurant and a cafeteria on the island. The restaurant is as you get off the boat, and the cafeteria is a little further away, but easy to reach by foot.

  • Q - Can pets be brought to the islands?

    A - No, it's prohibited to bring animals into the National Park.

  • 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 have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 15 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

26 Cánovas del Castillo Street, 36201 Vigo

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