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Santander Cruises & boat tours

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Santander: 1-Hour City Cruise Around the Bay

1. Santander: 1-Hour City Cruise Around the Bay

Make your visit to the city an unforgettable experience by embarking on this 1-hour cultural highlights tour of Santander Bay, considered to be one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Beginning and ending at the pier in Santander, you'll pass along the coast, towards the interior of the bay, through Puertochico. Observe, among other points of interest, Magdanela Palace, the Sardinero, Loredo, Somo, and El Puntal Beaches, until you reach the Botín Center, an internationally renowned art center and meeting place in Santander. Listen to your live guide, who will provide information about the history and the local culture, in English and/or Spanish. Move between the sheltered part of the boat to the uncovered section where you'll have amazing panoramic views of the bay from the top of the boat.

Santoña: Anchovy Factory Tour and Boat Trip

2. Santoña: Anchovy Factory Tour and Boat Trip

You will leave Santander towards Santoña by van. It will take us 40 minutes to arrive at this small fishing village famous for its anchovy manufacturing industry. On your way to Santoña, you will drive along the marshes of Santoña, Vitoria and Joel. This natural bay is one of the best places in Cantabria for birdwatching and is listed as a protected natural park. Our first stop will be to visit the anchovy factory "Conservas Lavin", where you will learn about the process of anchovy production and savor this popular product. Next, you will enjoy a one-hour boat trip along the bay up to the famous lighthouse of "El Caballo". You will love the views over the bay, the cliffs, and the Cantabrian sea. Before leaving we will take a short scenic drive to see the port, the fort of Saint Martin, and the sea promenade. This is a quiet excursion for all ages, and especially for lovers of seafaring cities.

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What people are saying about Santander

Definitely worth it, we took the first cruise and it was very beautiful, take into account the explanation is in Spanish but that wasn’t a problem for me

Even if in Spanish understandable for Italians. Show all the most important points of the city by telling its history. Recommended

Very nice experience, you see Santander and the entire bay from the perspective of the sea and it is beautiful

A great boat trip around the bay, a lovely way to see the sights of Santander

Great one hour boat trip. Interesting commentary. Perfect duration