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Ferry to the Cies Islands
Activities in Vigo

Ferry to the Cies Islands

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The activity went very well, but they publish that they send the Xunta permission 15 days before and it arrived only hours before. It is OR creates uncertainty as to whether or not you will be able to go. They should warn before
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US$ 21.20
Free cancellation up to 15 days before
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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 from Vigo. And don't worry about the permit, it's included.

Return Ferry from Vigo and the Cíes 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 have disembarked, you will 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!

Cíes Islands to Vigo Ferry Times

The return ferries from the Cíes Islands to Vigo vary by season:

  • June: Monday to Friday departures at 1:30 pm and 6 pm; Saturdays and Sundays departures at 1:30 pm, 5 pm and 7:15 pm 
  • 1st July to 11th July: departures at 12 pm, 1:30 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm and 7:15 pm.
  • 12th July to 31st August: departures at 12 pm, 1:30 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 7:15 pm and 8 pm.

However, after making your reservation we'll confirm the exact return time.

Low season guided tours

Between the months of October and December, the ticket to the Cies islands includes a visit with an official guide. This is because it is prohibited to visit the islands in low season without a guide. This means that the guide will accompany you in the boat from Vigo, and once you dock in Cies, will indicate the main routes. The guide will explain the main anecdotes about the island, and its wildlife, before setting you on your way.

Return on a different day

If you would like to return on a different day, you should 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 authorisations of tickets with same day returns.

Authorisation from the Xunta de Galicia

Please note that during the high season (from June to September) it is possible that the Xunta de Galicia's authorisation to visit the Cíes Islands may be delayed. Therefore, don't worry if you receive it on the day of the excursion. 

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Adults Children 5-12 years old Children under 5 years old
Return Ferry
US$ 21.30
US$ 11.80

Return Ferry

  • Adults

    US$ 21.30
  • Children 5-12 years old

    US$ 11.80
  • Children under 5 years old


* The price varies based on the chosen date

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


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Return Ferry from Vigo to the Cies Islands

Permit from Xunta de Galicia to visit the Cies Islands

When to book?

You can book up until 25 days 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.


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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.

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If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 21.20
Free cancellation up to 15 days before

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

3 Cánovas del Castillo Street, 36201 Vigo