Clothing suitable for the weather conditions, non black rubber sole shoes
We set sail around 10.30 am from the harbour at Santurtzi and head for Castro Urdiales. The journey takes about 3 hours, during which there'll be a chance to savour an aperitif, as you take in some fabulous views of the coast. If you like, you can lend a hand crewing the ship, handling the sails and taking the helm. And if we're lucky, we might even see a dolphin or two. You'll also be able to try your hand at some fishing, using the trolling method.
On our arrival at Castro Urdiales, we'll dock at the harbour and you can take a stroll round the port, have a few wines and tapas or eat lunch in one of the many restaurants in the old quarter. If you prefer, you can bring your own food and drink and eat on board. And why not enjoy a swim in the harbour, before or after your meal?
We set sail again from Castro-Urdiales at 5 pm and get back to Santurtzi at around 8 o'clock. You can also enjoy an appetizer on your return.
Sail to Bilbao and enjoy the basque gastronomy
Discover the history of Bilbao as you sail up the river in style on a sailboat. This is a unique way of learning more about the culture of Biscay. With a tasting session of local products thrown in, washed down with some fabulous local wines, you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable experience.
We'll be setting off from the marina in Santurtzi and heading up the river estuary, passing under the iconic Puente Bizkaia transporter bridge (known locally as the "Hanging Bridge"), a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On the way, we'll taste some great Txakoli wine accompanied by some delicious anchovies and an oak-aged red from La Rioja Alavesa, served with cheese from a local designated origin.
Our journey upriver amidst towering cranes is a reminder of this area's industrial past, when both banks of the estuary were home to shipyards and steel mills.
We will dock at the Maritime Museum , just a short walk from the Guggenheim Museum.
On the way back down the river, there'll be a chance to enjoy a fine Cava or Pacharan accompanied by some typical Basque sweetmeats.