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Vigo: Bay of San Simón Mussel Farming Tour

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Journey through the Bay of San Simón and discover more about mussel farming and local history in Vigo on a guided shared or private boat tour.

Highlights

  • Admire the scenic views of the Bay of San Simón on a boat tour
  • Learn about the process of mussel cultivation and product within the estuary
  • Pass under the majestic Rande Bridge which crosses the bay
  • Hear about significant historic events that have taken place in the area
  • Discover more about the traditions of fishing in the Galician region

Description

Learn about mussel farming in the Vigo estuary on board a small boat with a local skipper. Sail through the Bay of San Simón to discover some of the approximately 800 farming rafts that cultivate this precious staple of Galician cuisine. Depart from the small fishing port of Cesantes, Redondela located just north of Vigo. Journey through the Bay San Simón, a space with a high ecological value and the great biodiversity of flora and fauna. Learn about the entire process of mussel cultivation, from the collection of the offspring, the unfolding, to the packaging and marketing process. On the route discover fishing techniques that are used locally, such as shellfishing afloat or the potting of famous Galician octopus and crab. Hear about significant historical events that took place in the area, such as the Battle of Rande in 1702. Pass under the majestic Rande bridge and disembark outside the old German canning factory, currently the Meirande Museum, where you will have a short guided visit.

Includes

Boat Skipper Gasoline Guide Meirande Museum admission (free)

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