BOAT CROSSING TO PASAJES SAN JUAN
Spectacular sailing from the Port of San Sebastian to the Port of Pasajes San Juan. Enjoying the calm of the sea, the incomparable beauty of the coast and the wild and natural entrance of Pasajes San Juan’s Port. A unique experience.
Spend half day on board and enjoy the picturesque town of after landing or join us for a full day sailing, adding an amazing lunch in one of the most famous restaurants in Pasajes.
Pasajes San Juan is worth to be visited, great alternative. A fisherman´s town with its seafaring houses, it´s an idyllic location.. This is the town Victor Hugo fell in love with while travelling through the Pyrenees ” a little shining Eden …”
Estimated sailing time: 4 hours
Route: San Sebastián – Pasajes San Juan – San Sebastián
Tour duration: min. 3h max. 8h
Highlights: La Concha Bay / Mount Ulia’s cliffs / Pasajes estuary
We will start our sailing experience in the port of San Sebastián. Not many years ago, this was a fishing port, a small one, but never lacked the movement of many traditional inshore fishing boats. Today, however, there are hardly any traces of all this activity, but this small port hasn’t lost its charm.
We will leave the port behind by entering the bay on our way offshore, leaving the Aquarium of Donostia aside. The aquarium is the oceanographic museum of the city, but not just any museum, with more that hundred years of history, it is one of the first oceanographic museums in Europe.
Once we pass the aquarium we will head East along the Paseo Nuevo, from the sea. We will then arrive at the mouth of the Urumea river and from there we will admire Zurriola bridge and next to it the Kursaal Conference Center. We will sail along one of the three beaches of this city, Zurriola beach, leaving the city behind to continue our way alongside monte Ulia.
Ulia mountain is the natural environment that separates San Sebastian from Pasajes San Juan. It is a wonderful place where you can find several paths to hike and enjoy the coastline. In our case, from the sea, we can admire the impressive cliffs of Ulia, Ilurgita and Mendiola coves and the lighthouse Faro de la Plata.
As a curiosity, the naming of this lighthouse comes from the “silver colour” of the sandstones where it sits. It seems that they become silver when moistened by the waves. It is for this reason that the sailors baptized the place as Punta de la Plata and the lighthouse as Faro de la Plata. Many people also think that this is one of the most beautiful lighthouses within the Basque coast.
Before we finish our sailing trip, we will enter the mouth of the Bay of Pasajes, a narrow estuary that give access to the town’s port. On our way to the port, we could see Albaola Factory. A living museum about the sea, where among many other things, they are rebuilding the “Nao San Juan”, 16th century boat that was one of the first transoceanic cargo ships sailing from the Basque Country to Terranova. A place well worth a visit.
We will disembark at the beautiful town of Pasajes San Juan, once we disembark, we will have the chance to go for a stroll along the picturesque narrow streets, sit in the sun at the town’s square looking at the sea or delight ourselves tasting some delicious seasonal local products at one of the most famous restaurants in Pasajes.
Donostia San Sebastian Sailing wants to share with you our passion for the sea , nature and sail navigation. Enjoy one of the most beautiful coastline and cities in the world from an exclusive point of view, put yourself into local experts hands, relax and and feel the most fantastic experience of your holidays.