Cies Islands
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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Vigo - Cies Islands is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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Vigo to Cies Islands Ferry

The Vigo Cies Islands ferry route connects Spain with Spain and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Naviera Nabia service runs up to 2 times per week with a sailing duration of around 45 minutes while the Mar de Ons service runs up to 4 times per day with a duration from 45 minutes.

So that’s a combined 30 sailings on offer per week on the Vigo Cies Islands route between Spain and Spain. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Vigo Cies Islands Ferry reviews

  • "Ferry ticket to Cies via Direct Ferries"

    Mar de Ons is quite good but I would never book again via Direct Ferries. I made my booking on Thursday for the following Tuesday. Direct Ferries' reply was to come to me within the next 48 hours. It took them 72 hours saying that my preferred option was fully booked already. They offered me an alternative but then it took them ages again to get back. In the meantime I spoke with Mar de Ons directly because I was worried there is only a limited number of tickets to Cies available every day. Surprise surprise. It took them 1 minute to make the booking for me. Even the original times which Direct Ferry said was fully booked. Bottom line is: I lost £23 because Direct Ferries is so slow. Never again. I want my money back.

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  • "A truly can’t miss experience "

    We were expecting cold rainy weather on our one day at Islas Cies, but the clouds parted and the sun came out just as our ferry arrived! The atmosphere, the hiking and the general clean environment make the island truly special. Mar de Ons was great throughout and helped me translate to English many times. The crew was friendly and efficient - what more can you ask for?

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  • "Brilliant Experience"

    We booked to use this ferry to take us from Vigo to the Cies Islands. We actually missed our 11am ferry mostly due to poor signing in the town of Vigo. The parking allocated to us was in a shopping centre car park which was not all that clearly explained. However, once we got there (late) we were dealt with by a very understanding member of staff who immediately booked us on the 12 o'clock ferry. The ferry was spacious and clean, catering was also available on the crossing. The Islands were great but appeared to only have one place to buy and eat food and drink. Because of that it got very busy with quite long waiting times. The beaches themselves are all nice but take time to walk around before flopping on the nearest one. The sail back was very pleasant and ended a beautiful day.

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  • "Great ride! "

    Friendly crew. Departed and arrived on time. Great service!

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Vigo Guide

Iberian Spain’s most westernmost city, Vigo is situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by a spectacular mountain landscape. This historic and cultured city is steeped in tradition and is also home to Europe’s largest fishing fleet. The city centre is perfect for walks down narrow winding streets, whilst at night it comes alive with lively tapas bars, sumptuous seafood restaurants and buzzing bars and clubs.

Vigo is the gateway to Illas Cíes or the Cies Islands with ships leaving the port at least four times daily, with the crossing taking around 45 minutes. The port area has been redeveloped in recent years with a shopping mall in close proximity to the dock. However, Muelle de Transatlanticos, where the ships set from, is located just in front of the fortress city. You’ll find it a short walk down the palm tree-lined Avenida del Catillo waterfront promenade to the city centre. The terminal itself has a small amount of shops and a café with Wi-Fi connection on the first floor.

Cies Islands Guide

The Cies Islands comprise a trio of Spanish gems boasting some of the finest beaches in Galicia, lying a short ferry ride from the port town of Vigo. Sailings to the archipelago usually take around 40-45 minutes, running up to four times daily, making them a popular daytrip destination.

Pristine and vehicle-free, the Cies Islands represent one of the best choices for nature-lovers looking for a slice of untouched Spain. Whiling the days away on immaculate sandy beaches is the biggest draw, with the crescent-shaped Praia das Rodas stretching for one glorious kilometre.

Tired of sunbathing? Challenge yourself and the family along one of the many hiking trails, the most popular being the Ruta Monte Faro. This route displays the very best scenery the Cies Islands have to offer, also taking you atop the most breath-taking viewing points.

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