Relaxing sailing trip in Bilbao with wine tasting, along the coast or Ría de Bilbao

Discover the picturesque coast of Bilbao or the river Ría de Bilbao on a sailing tour. Make yourself comfortable on board for a Rioja- or Txakolí wine tasting and enjoy a wonderful, private sailing trip in Bilbao with skipper for 2, 3 or 4 hours.

  • Tour / activity duration: half day
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Transfer: included in selected offers
  • The best insider tips
  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Ría de Bilbao sailing trip with wine tasting INFO

  • 2 hrs sailing in Bilbao + wine tasting - Ría de Bilbao - for 1-5 persons210.-€
  • 3 hrs sailing in Bilbao + wine tasting - Ría de Bilbao - for 1-5 persons295.-€
  • 4 hrs sailing in Bilbao + wine tasting + transfer - Ría de Bilbao - for 1-5 persons485.-€

Basque coast sailing trip with wine tasting INFO

  • 3 hrs sailing in Bilbao + wine tasting - Basque coast - for 1-5 persons295.-€
With wine tasting on the sailing boat

Overview / General Information

Explore the coast or the city on a sailing trip in Bilbao

On the sailing trip in Bilbao for up to 5 passengers + skipper, you can either sail along the Ría de Bilbao (river) or along the Basque coast. On board you can enjoy a wine tasting of the local Txakolí wine or a Rioja wine - up to your choice. Choose between two sailing trips in Bilbao, for both applies:


  • Days: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Starting points: Bilbao


  • Skipper, fuel, insurance, boat ride, wine degustation, toilet on board

Option 1: Sailing trip in Bilbao on the river Ría de Bilbao

At the 2- and 3 hours sailing trip in Bilbao, you have to travel on your own to the yachting harbour, at the 4 hours sailing trip, the transfer as well as extensive explanations about the sights you'll pass are included in the price. Arriving at the cozy Bavaria 30 sailing boat, you start the sailing trip on Ría de Bilbao with an experienced skipper. Relax on deck, while you enjoy the marvellous views of the cliffs of Galea. You sail past the sand beaches of Ereaga and Arrigunaga, in the distance you can already spot the old fishermen's harbour of Algorta.

Then you sail upstream to the famous Vizcaya bridge, passing by the noble areas of Portugalete and Las Arenas, in direction of the gigantic shipyards of Sestao and Aceria. At the sailing trip in Bilbao, you get to see the entire panorama of the varied city. When you return to the harbour, it's time for some wine tasting: Degustate either the Basque Txakolí wine or a Spanish Rioja on board of the sailing boat. Like this you're ending your relaxed sailing excursion in Bilbao.


  • Duration: upon your choice 2, 3 or 4 hours
  • Hours: time freely selectable


  • At the 4 hours sailing trip: including explanations to the sights and transfer for both ways within Bilbao

Option 2: Sailing trip in Bilbao along the Basque coast

On the 3 hours sailing trip from Bilbao along the Basque coast, you can discover the beauty and variety of the Basque Country while sailing on an appealing Bavaria 30 sailing yacht. You start sailing past the imposing mansions of Neguri, the shipyards of Bilbao as well as the small fishermen's harbours of Algorta and Arriluze. You sail along the coast in northern direction, so you quickly can see the spectacular cliffs with two impressive watchtowers right after passing Galea.

The watchtowers were not only used for navigation, but also for spotting whales. The Basque coast, in front of which you can find an underwater rift that is almost 3 km deep, has an especially high abundance of fish and it's home to 27 different species of cetaceans. At the sailing trip at Bilbao's coast, you can relax wonderfully and enjoy the amazing views, before you sail back to the harbour. When you arrive, you end the sailing tour with a wine tasting, upon your choice with a dark red Rioja or a white Txakolí wine from the Basque Country.


  • Duration: ~ 3 hours
  • Hours: time freely selectable
Important information

Please bring along:

Sailing shoes or shoes with bright, flat sole, sunglasses, sun blocker, long trousers / jacket, hat, camera

Detailed description

All-year available sailing in Bilbao with wine tasting

Sail in Bilbao either on the fascinating river Ría de Bilbao, that extends from the coast until the city centre, or along the Basque coastline, which is home to countless cetacean- and fish species. At the sailing trip in Bilbao, an experienced skipper welcoms you on his Bavaria 30 sailing boat that offers space for up 5 passengers - an ideal opportunity to grab your loved ones and enjoy a sailing tour in Bilbao with wine tasting together with your friends and family! You can feel like home on board, because the best about sailing is the relaxation: Make yourself comfortable on deck or stretch yourself on the bow and bathe in the sun.

The sailing excursion in Bilbao shows you the panorama of the city or the coast, so you'll get a perfect impression of the Basque Country. Discover on the Ría de Bilbao the varying city, that will enchant you with its manor houses, sand beaches, shipyards, old fishing harbours and the technical masterpiece of the Vizcaya bridge. Or let your imagination get capture by the nature on the sailing tour at the Basque coast and look forward to the amazing views at the river estuary of Ría de Bilbao, that passes into the Gulf of Vizcaya and the Atlantic Ocean.

At the sailing trip in Bilbao, you can enjoy a subsequent wine tasting when arriving back in the harbour. Use the chance to not only go on a discovery journey with the sailboat, but also travel as regards taste. The white, dry Txakolí, the wine produced in Basque Country, will delight you with its pleasant, light acidity. In case you rather prefer red wine, you can also elect to taste the pungent Rioja after the sailing trip. This wine degustation in the circle of your loved ones will surely be a great memory!


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

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