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The Bote Tours

Sign up for a trip with El Bote Tours and visit the municipalities of Bilbao, Getxo, Portugalete and Santurtzi by boat.

Climb aboard an El Bote boat and learn about the landmark events of the bay and the river estuary. Hear the story of the river as you take a pleasant boat trip. With hopper tickets you can get on and off the boat at any docking points for the whole day.

Get on board and don’t miss this chance:

  1. Puente Bizkaia transporter bridge
  2. Medieval quarter of Portugalete
  3. Rialia. Museum of Industry
  4. Museum of the Sea and fishing port in Santurtzi
  5. The Agurtza fishing boat
  6. The Punta Begoña galleries
  7. The Old Port of Algorta
  8. Bilbao

EL BOTE TOURS replaces personal devices with a QR code to listen to the contents of the audio guide from your device, and you will also have FREE WIFI on the boat to make use of the audio guide.

More information

Bote Tours
605 014 365

March, November and December

Weekends and public holidays

April, May, June, September and October

Every day

July and August

Every day + * Extended opening hours

Bilbao: ​10:15- 13:15- ​16:15-​19:15*

Portugalete: ​11:15- 14:15-17:15-​20:15*

Santurtzi: ​11:30-14:30-17:30-20:30*

Getxo: 11:45 -14:45-​17:45-20:45*

Portugalete: 12:00 -15:00-18:00-21:00*

Bilbao: 13:00 -16:00-19:00-22.00*

*only July and August

Maximum 2 h 45 minutes

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The taste of the sea

Santurtzi is a town on the coast where you can enjoy the sea and the hills with urban and natural attractions, try exquisite seasonal fish dishes such as grilled sardines (the local speciality) and sample tasty bar snacks or pintxos.

You can also see the only traditional wooden sailing vessel open to visitors in Bizkaia and the Museum of the Sea, which features exhibits that show the maritime soul of the town and dramatised recreations of traditional fish auctions.

Or feel the unforgettable excitement of seeing a whale blow just a few metres away from you.

Take to the sea on one of our sailing trips or hire a venue for a musical performance or for your association.

Come to Santurtzi, an attractive, friendly town with the sea in its blood.

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