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Cider and the sea

Go by boat to the Basque Maritime Factory Albaola and enjoy the construction of the Nao San Juan at first hand, an exact replica of a whaling vessel that sank in the waters of Red Bay, Canada in the 16th century. Did you know that cider is closely linked to the sea? Return by boat to the port of Pasaia and dive into the culture of Basque cider at the Sagardoetxea – Basque Cider Museum, where you will learn about the secret sailors used to avoid scurvy. To finish the day, savour local cuisine at a cider house.

Cider and the sea  Cider and the sea

Activities included in the experience

  • Arrival by boat to Albaola from the Hospitalillo pier.
  • Self-guided tour of the Albaola Factory.
  • Departure by boat from Albaola to the Hospitalillo pier.
  • Guided tour of the Sagardoetxea – Basque Cider Museum and tasting.
  • Lunch/Dinner at a traditional cider house. Adult menu: Traditional cider menu consisting of cod omelette, fried cod with peppers, rib eye steak, cheese with walnuts and quince and cider with a “txotx”. Kids menu: Chips or pasta, meat and ice cream
    NOTE: Transportation not included. If transport is required, please make a note in the reservation observations (next step).

Practical information

  • Hours: Tuesday through Saturday at 11:00a.m. and 5:00p.m. Sundays and holidays at 11:00a.m.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • When can I go? Throughout the year
  • Who is it for? Individual, groups, families, and couples
  • Languages: Spanish (with prior reservation), Basque (with prior reservation), French (with prior reservation) and English (with prior reservation)
  • Meeting point: Hospitalillo pier (Ambito Portuario kalea, 9). GPS coordinates: 43.322785, -1.931371


  • Adults: 45€ (includes guided tours, boat trip and lunch/dinner at cider house).
  • Children:
    • Ages 0-5: 18.50€
    • Ages 6-17: 26.50€ (includes guided tours, boat trip and lunch/dinner at cider house)
    • Ages 6-17: 43.50€ (includes guided tours, boat trip and lunch/dinner at cider house)

The best

  • Enjoy the beautiful Bay of Pasaia and its fishing villages.
  • See the construction of a 16th-century whaling vessel.
  • Enjoy the visit and the lunch at the cider house.




Tel: 00 34 943 550 575
Fax: 00 34 943 331 311