Galicia - Moaña, a Seafaring Town: Take a Ferry passing by Mussel Beds

Moaña, a Seafaring Town: Take a Ferry passing by Mussel Beds

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(23 reviews)
Moaña, Vigo Bay, Galicia, Spain
50 mins

About the tour

Enjoy a ferry ride over the bay of Vigo leaving from the docks of the largest fishing port in Europe, Vigo. On our 20mins journey over the bay, you will get great views of the city, the Rande Bridge, and passing by the sustainable mussel farms called “Bateas” arriving in the brave seafaring town of Moaña. This village is famous for its Mexillones (Mussels), and in fact, Galicia has a Protected Designation of Origin of Mussel of Galicia (DOP Mexillón de Galicia). At the start of August every year, they celebrate the Festa do Mexillon -Mussel Festival- a great time to come and taste them! We will have a virtual tasting of some gourmet conserved mussels so you can at least see them. In Moaña we will walk along the promenade stopping to admire the statue of O Fisgon, popularly known as Neptune, the god of the Sea, but really, it is a local fisherman. In this village years ago, they used what is called a Fisga (Trident) to spear the octopus, fish, etc... on the beach of Xunqueira, an ancient art of fishing in this village. Today on this same beach the hard-working women of Moaña dig the clams, cockles, razor clams, etc… This fishing village has loads of history too, fighting off pirates, helping in the Battle of Rande, and even has remains of ancient dolmens, Celtic hillforts, etc… up in the hillsides, that also offer amazing panoramic views of the whole bay. After this virtual tour, you will want to add Moaña, Galicia to your future travel bucket list!

Meet your local guide


Far from just reading out of tour guide books, Sean O’Rourke has immersed himself in his adopted country (Galicia, Spain) and truly wants you to understand and enjoy its culture. He personally guides their specialized small group historic, gourmet food & wine tours in Galicia. Sean is well versed in the various topics covered on the tour such as Celtic Hill-forts and music, the religious pilgrimage to Santiago, Galician-Roman-Celtic history, wine making, wine tasting, Galician modern & traditional cuisine, etc. Sean’s travels have taken him throughout Europe and Britain extensively. His interest into the Spanish culture has given him the ability to speak fluently in Spanish. Sean would be glad to translate and help with some basic vocabulary while on your vacation in Galicia, Spain. One of Sean’s many pastimes is the study of Ancient Celtic history, Galicia and it’s connection to the other Celtic nations (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and Isle of Man) has been his latest project and would love to share with you all the legends and stories of Galicia. Sean is Canadian, but of Scottish & Irish roots and his wife Angie is Galician, their goal is to show visitors an insider’s point of view of “GALICIA, SPAIN’S HIDDEN CELTIC PARADISE” "

Sean has been guiding since Sep 1999

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Galicia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Galicia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

13 May 2021

Lovely Tour. Just wish more time was spend on the fisherman statue

Christine (Hi from W.Yorkshire UK) G.

13 May 2021

An interesting tour I had hoped to see more of the action about the mussels like we saw in the market ar Cangas, maybe it’s not allowed though. Nice to see Tiernan becoming more confident and informal some of the time!!

Polly S.

13 May 2021

Good tour guide.

Fawn M.

12 May 2021

Nice Tour!!

Maria (Ottawa) C.

12 May 2021

Great and beautiful tour Sean. It was great to see the “bateas” and learn about the “mejillon” industry, so important for Galicia and Spain. We’re lucky in Canada because we get excellent canned mussels from Galicia, but how we loved to enjoy them there. Soon God willing. Thank you Sean, Tiernan and Angie!

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