Boat and Ferry Travel

Many short-cruise lines along the coast offer the chance to view the Costa Brava from the sea. Visit the port areas in the main towns and you’ll quickly spot several tourist cruise lines. Plan to spend around €15–€27, depending on the length of the cruise. Many longer cruises include a stop en route for a swim. The glass-keel Nautilus boats for observation of the Medes Islands underwater park cost €19 and run daily April–October and weekends November–March.

The shortest ferry connections to the Balearic Islands originate in Dénia. Balearia sails from there to Ibiza, Formentera, and Mallorca.

Boat and Ferry Information

Balearia. 902/160180; 966/428700; www.balearia.com.

Iscomar. 902/119128; 971/437500; www.iscomar.com.

Nautilus. Passeig Marítim 23, Torroella de Montgrí, Catalonia, 17258. 972/751489; www.english.nautilus.es.

Roses Serveis Marítims. Two departures are scheduled daily, for diving excursions (from €21 with equipment rental) to the Cap de Creus Natural Park and the Islas Medas Natural Park Carrer Eugeni D'ors 15, Roses, Catalonia, 17480. 972/152426; www.rosessub.com.

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