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Roses, Spain

Roses, Spain

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From Roses: Boat Tout to Cadaqués with Stop

1. From Roses: Boat Tout to Cadaqués with Stop

We start sailing from Roses. Skirting the coast of the Cape of Creus, spotting also the rock of the cat and getting in the Tamariu cave if the weather is with us, we'll head towards Cadaqués from the Norpheus cape leaving before at our left hand side the creeks of: Canyelles Petites, Almadrava, Lledó, Murtra, Montjoi, Calitjàs and La Pelosa. Passing also the Creek of Jòncols and arriving to the Figuera’s headland we will be able to spot Cadaqués on our lefthand side. The streets pictures of Cadaqués are waiting for you and we leave you in the key place to visit the town and we also offer you different options to visit it. You can spend in Cadaqués 2 hours, on Monday special (weekly market day), 7:00h or even days or weeks with the ferry option. You can see the dates in the booking calendar.

From Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

2. From Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

Enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience on board the catamaran "Magic". Sliding gently over the blue waters of Costa Brava, you’re sure to love this quiet and relaxing day on the water.   Departing from the dock of the Ginjolers in the center of Roses, sail along the beautiful coast between Roses and Cadaqués with its solitary coves lined with pine trees and steep cliffs, until you reach Cap Norfeau. Anchor in Racó de l'Home cove, where you can stop for a pleasant swim in the crystal clear waters. Discover the seabed with free snorkeling equipment on board, or sunbathe in the comfortable bow nets. Then, continue to sail along the Cap Norfeu and Cala Jòncols until you enter the magical bay of Cadaqués. Spend some time relaxing in the bay to admire the coastline with its characteristic white houses bordering the shore.   After a full and relaxing day in the sun, your crew will lift anchor and take you back to Roses.

Roses: Costa Brava Catamaran Trip with Underwater Views

3. Roses: Costa Brava Catamaran Trip with Underwater Views

Admire the beautiful bays along the Costa Brava from a unique perspective aboard a 2-hour catamaran sailing trip, which features awesome submarine viewing. Start from the Bay of Roses and glide past lovely coves in the Cap de Creus Nature Park. Continue along the Punta Falconera and enjoy submarine views of the seabed of Cala Murtra. Explore Cala Montjoi and see the famous restaurant El Bulli, from chef Ferran Adrià. Then head to Cap Norfeu where you will see the impressive rock named The Cat for its feline form. Weather permitting, enter Tamariu cave, and then continue to Cala Jóncols.

From Roses: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

4. From Roses: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

In this delightful evening cruise on a fully equipped catamaran, you will take in the Bay of Roses from the sea, while and the colors of the sunset reflect on the sea before the sun disappears over the horizon. While you are sipping your cocktail, you will sail along the front line of Roses and Empuriabrava and enjoy the sight of the illuminated towns from the sea. If the view is clear, you'll be stunned by the impressive Pyrenees in the distance.

From Roses: Catamaran Cruise to Cap de Creus

5. From Roses: Catamaran Cruise to Cap de Creus

Enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience on board the catamaran "Magic". Sliding gently over the blue waters of Costa Brava, you’re sure to love this quiet and relaxing day on the water.   Departing from the dock of the Ginjolers in the center of Roses, sail along the beautiful coast with its solitary coves lined with pine trees and abrupt cliffs until Cap de Creus. There, pass by the famous Cadaqués as well as Port Lligat, where Antoni Gaudi’s house is found, and enjoy the spectacular rocky coastline of this bay. In either Cala Bona or Cala Culip, the catamaran will anchor so you can take a pleasant swim in the crystal clear waters. Discover the seabed with free snorkeling equipment on board, or sunbathe in the wide bow nets while the crew serves a delicious barbeque prepared on board. After a full and relaxing day in the sun, your crew will lift anchor and take you back to Roses.

From Roses: Cadaqués Catalonian Coast Boat Tour

6. From Roses: Cadaqués Catalonian Coast Boat Tour

Soak in the sun during this boat trip from Roses. Follow the coastline up to Cadaqués, the Mediterranean town that has kept its spirit over the years. Walk around the town for a quick bite to eat or to check out a museum before heading back to Roses. Start the tour from Roses. Follow the rugged coastline past points such as Cape Norfeu. Snap a picture of the rugged cliffs along the way. Try to spot the Far de Cala Nans lighthouse before arriving in Cadaqués.  Cadaqués has held onto much of its charm over the years. Spend some time wandering the village. Check out the Blue House, one of the town’s Art Nouveau mansions. Up in Portlligat, there is a museum in the house where Salvador Dalí used to live. After some time, make your way back to Roses.

From Roses: Cap Norfeu Boat Cruise & Swimming

7. From Roses: Cap Norfeu Boat Cruise & Swimming

On board the Aquarium II we'll take you to discover the seabed of the Cap de Creus Natural Park and we'll have a fun bathing session in its waters. Two and a half hours or 26 km of navigation through the impressive landscapes of the Coast of the Cabo de Creus Natural Park from Rosas and Santa Margarita. During the circuit we will go down to see the bottom of the sea from our viewing rooms and in a paradisiacal cove you will have 40 minutes to swim in the sea.

From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

8. From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

Cruise aboard a comfortable catamaran on this day trip from Roses to the National Park of the Medes Islands. Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa. Sip on soft drinks and sangria as you sail and savor a BBQ lunch.  Hop aboard a spacious boat and disembark from Roses. Glide through the Bay of Roses on the spectacular Costa Brava on your way to the Medes Islands. Weave through the islands, admiring views of the village of Estartit and the Montgrí massif.  Stop at Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa about 2 hours where you can swim in turquoise waters and sunbathe on deck. Meanwhile, the crew will prepare a mouth-watering barbecue meal and serving it on board.  After a full and relaxing day enjoying the sun and the sea, the crew will lift the anchor and take you back to Roses.

Roses: Boat Trip to Cap de Creus and Cadaqués

9. Roses: Boat Trip to Cap de Creus and Cadaqués

You will set off from Roses, Girona, and sail along the coast of the Cap de Creus Nature Park, passing by Cala Jóncols and Cap Norfeu, seeing the rock named ‘The Cat.' If weather permits you can enter Tamariu Cave and explore its depths before reaching the point of the Cap de Creus. The Cap is a rugged, rocky headland rising to 672 m above the Mediterranean Sea, forming a small, hilly peninsula carved by countless chasms that form small coves oriented according to the structure of the masses of slate. You can visit its lighthouse and explore the land. Afterwards, you will reach Cadaqués, where you can explore the picturesque Mediterranean fishing town, where the boat will stop for 1.5 hours.

From Roses: Medes Islands Boat Tour with El Estartit Visit

10. From Roses: Medes Islands Boat Tour with El Estartit Visit

We will cross the bay of Roses, in the background, you will be able to see the imposing massif of El Montgrí that recalls the figure of a sleeping bishop, stretched on the ground that with the tips of his toes seems to want to touch the waters of the Mediterranean. We will sail in front of Cala Montgó and we will see the cave 'Foradada' which means holed in Catalan, with a little luck we will be able to see a boat cross it. In the Marine Natural Park of the Medes Islands, you can access the underwater viewing rooms of the catamaran to see the wild seabed. Then we will arrive at the port of El Estartit where you can go down to visit the town, on Thursdays it is the weekly market. Back to Roses, we will sail in front of the Escala and enter the waters of the Gulf of Roses passing in front of the Greek port of Sant Martin de Empuries, San Pedro Pescador, the beach of Empuria-brava and the beach of La Robina finally reaching Santa Margarita and Roses.

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What people are saying about Roses, Spain

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 801 reviews

Good but we didn't arrive at the same place on the way out and back, my parents couldn't walk so the return was complicated.

Great sea trip despite high waves, Cadaques is a wonderful place, I really liked it, it was absolutely worth the trip 😊😊👍👍

We thought it was great. The price is more than fair and the barbecue and cruise are top notch.

It was great ! And the price is very affordable for such a nice moment!!

Very good, a very nice trip to take and see Cadaqués from another view