Water activity

Santoña: Anchovy Factory Tour and Boat Trip

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: EXPLORING CANTABRIA

Santoña: Anchovy Factory Tour and Boat Trip

Activity provider: EXPLORING CANTABRIA

From US$ 65.46 per person

Enjoy a pleasant morning visiting the fishing village of Santoña. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the manufacturing process of the anchovies of Santoña, and to enjoy a boat trip along the bay.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian
Pickup included
Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to departure
Private or small groups available


  • Visit an anchovy factory
  • Enjoy a boat trip along the bay
  • Learn about the history of this fishing village
  • Discover the beautiful marshes of Santoña, Vitoria and Joel
  • Choose between a private or small-group shared tour
Full description
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.
  • Professional tour leader
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transport in a minivan
  • Visit an anchovy factory in Santoña
  • Boat ticket for a 1 hr boat trip along the bay
  • Liability insurance
  • Food and drinks

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4.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

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September 7, 2022

Very interesting visit

August 11, 2022


Above all the guide, friendly and attentive the excellent exclusion.

July 30, 2019

Product ID: 192252