FAQ

We have elaborated a list of Frequent Asked Questions but if you don’t find your question here please contact us.

What are the activities offered?

We offer boat rides in different parts of the Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve in a semi-rigid vessel with capacity for 11 plus the captain. We now have two vessels available

What are the price and length of the activity?

The boat ride is 1h 30’ long and the prices are: €25 Adults and €20 Children (12 years max.)
If you are interested in a different activity please let us know and we can give you an estimate.

How can I contact you?

You can book by calling 637449170 or sending an email to infoelcaboafondo@gmail.com

Do I get an explanation during the ride?

The captain has great knowledge of the area and we’ll make some stops during the ride to comment on characteristics of the landscape. We try to ensure everybody participates but it’s also the environment that makes you want to know more about the place. Usually it is the volcanic past that interests people the most because it is readily noticeable in the cliffs. We can also talk about the flora, fauna, watchtowers and fortress’, the sea and bird and cetacean migration… In any case, we will try it to be as casual as possible.

Are there any stops to swim?

Yes, we make a stop of approximately 15 to 20 minutes. You can also do snorkelling and discover the seabed below the crystal-clear waters.

What kind of vessel do you use?

It is a semi-rigid one, that is: a fibre hull (rigid) surrounded by pneumatic float (like a zodiak); this is a very stable and secure vessel with capacity for 11 people. It’s perfect for the kind of activity we perform because it makes you feel more connected with the environment. We have two vessels available.

Will I get wet?

Normally you will not get wet but you should be careful with your electronic devices because when the wind is strong you can get splashed. But here’s the thing, if you decide to swim, we’ll guarantee you will get wet.

Does the boat move a lot?

Since boats move on an unsteady surface, the it is normal to feel un-balanced but, of course, the degree depends on meteorological conditions. If it’s your first time on a boat please let us know and we will try to advise you: for instance, if you are a little bit apprehensive about the sea, choose a day with an especially calm sea and on days when there are adverse conditions which you are not going to enjoy, we will not depart.
If you have any disability contact us and we will advise you.

What is the capacity of the boat?

11 passengers and 1 crew member

What are the itineraries?

We have four different routes, see link.

How do I get to the boarding point?

Unfortunately, public transport doesn’t work very well in the Nature Reserve so it is better to use your personal transport. When you confirm your reservation, we will send you a WhatsApp or an e-mail with the boarding point location.

What is the best itinerary?

Every itinerary is both different and extraordinary and of exceptional beauty. We love them all very much and can’t choose between them!

Can we choose the itinerary?

That is a hard question. We choose according to the best sailing conditions and the places where the sea is calmer. If you are interested in a specific itinerary, we can let you know when we were going to be doing it. But this kind of prediction can change at any time.

What should I bring?

Swimsuit, flip-flops and sunscreen…bringing more than that it is not worth it because it would only bother you during the trip. In low season (between October and June) we advise you to bring a jacket for when it’s a bit chilly. In the boat, we have diving googles.

Can we take cameras to the ride?

Yes, but it is better if you ask us first so we can tell you whether it would get splashed or not. Every person is responsible for their personal belongings.

Can babies, pregnant women, the elderly or disabled go on the activity?

We recommend children to be at least 3 years old but when the meteorological conditions are good, even younger children could join the activity. If pregnant, consult with your doctor and just remember that in the bow of the boat when there is a bit of swell, you usually get an unbalanced feeling. Age is not a problem if you are able to get into the boat. In case of disability, it depends on the degree and type of disability. If you suffer from a back injury we recommend you sit at the back of the boat and if it’s too serious we advise you to not do the activity. You must consider that the boarding and disembarking take place on the seashore, so our feet will get wet.

Ho do I make the reservation?

You can book the activity calling us (637449170) but also by emailing us. You should look out for our calls and messages in order receive information about possible changes. We cannot guarantee booking by our Facebook page.

Do I have to pay in advance?

No, but you must take into account that places are limited. IF YOU HAVE BOOKED THE ACTIVITY AND BY ANY CHANCE YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO COVER YOUR SPOT.

Could I use the boat for another activity?

Yes, call us and we can provide a personalised estimate.

Could I be left in a beach and then be picked up?

No. In the Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve there are many idyllic beaches that can be visited only by small paths. We prefer to keep it this way in order to avoid overcrowding. It is just a little effort but a huge beauty to enjoy.

What are the security measures?

We execute every measure of the Marine Authorities (lifejackets, fire extinguisher, first-aid kit, etc.))

What if there’s bad weather?

We will cancel. If you have a reservation, we will try to reach you as soon as possible. If we cannot contact you by phone, we will send you a message. Weather forecasts are reliable almost two days ahead. It is also possible to be windy in some parts of the Park and not in others.

Will I get seasick?

According to our experience on a one-and-a-half-hour ride in our boat, it is unusual for anybody gets seasick.

Do you work all year around?

Yes, but in low season we will need two people minimum to depart, contact us to book the activity.

And finally… Is it nice?

This answer is going to be a little bit longer; it is going to be a personal opinion. We know that the beauty of the Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve is sometimes surprisingly exceptional but this is just the top of the cake. Every day is different because our partners, the sea and wind, are a little bit unstable and that is something that sometimes makes the trip a bit shakier which is not always bad (some people told us that it’s more fun!).We are also always different: not always equally inspired and connected to the people aboard (we once received a not so pleasant comment)

But sometimes, the connection with the group is special and when people ask about things or express their opinion, they are also contributing to the experience, creating a magical moment whilst surrounded by nature and the beauty of the landscape…and even we see another dimension to it!

However, that is something we cannot guarantee, it is part of the mystery that surrounds each journey.

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SCHEDULES AND PRICES

Duration and price of the ride:
1h 30’ ( boarding and disembarking included)
€25 Adults / €20 Children (12 years max.)

Departure’s times:
Mornings: 9:00 / 10:30 / 12:00 / 13:30
Evenings: 16:30 / 18:00 / 19:30
“PREVIOUS BOOKING is needed”

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