Water activity

Bilbao: Portugalete, Getxo, & Santurtzi Panoramic Boat Tour

4.6 / 5

81 reviews

Activity provider: EL BOTE TOURS

Bilbao: Portugalete, Getxo, & Santurtzi Panoramic Boat Tour

Activity provider: EL BOTE TOURS

From US$ 6.20 per person

Tour the Nervión River and visit Portugalete, Santurtzi, and Getxo. Head through the Abra Bay as many times as you like over a 24 hour period.

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Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French


  • Enjoy a boat trip on the Abra Bay
  • Discover Portugalete, Getxo, and Santurtzi
  • Listen to the audio guide for in depth information
  • Admire the elegant houses and monuments lining Abra Bay
Full description
At the Portugalete dock, a few meters from the Hanging Bridge, board a boat designed according to traditional aesthetics. Sit comfortably inside to enjoy a drink or if you prefer, you can settle outside to enjoy the breeze of the Ria del Nervión.  During the approximately 40 minute journey, you will visit the Bahía del Abra and its three main towns of Portugalete, Getxo, and Santurtzi. This will be accompanied by an audio guide, available in Spanish, English, Basque, and French. This also includes old images of the most iconic points of these towns including the Hanging Bridge of Portugalete, the panoramic view of Getxo, and the marine life in the Port of Santurtzi. You can compare how these places have changed over the decades.  You can stop at any of the ports of these towns to freely explore the historic centers then return to board your boat when it suits you.
  • Boat ticket, which is valid for 24 hours
  • Audioguide
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

At the stairs by the river in front of the Tourist Information Center, Kalea Manuel Calvo Street 3A, 48920 Portugalete, Bizkaia.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

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Nice in front

Not much can be expected for the very reasonable price. The process with booking, meeting point and ticket worked perfectly. The harbor tour with an English audio guide (one did not work and I understood only 10% of the English information) was a kind of romantic boat trip due to the nice weather and the seat in front of a box.

August 30, 2019

It was simply a fabulous and completely accessible sea excursion that offers the opportunity to see breathtaking landscapes

August 6, 2022

Very nice and both the pilot and the helper were charming and diligent. Thank you very much, we are delighted. My son has certain difficulties that he was immediately supported with great kindness and attention

July 22, 2022

Product ID: 203650