What should you expect in this Almadraba Bluefin tuna tour in Cadiz?

We will leave Vejer de la Frontera at 9:30am and head first to Barbate. Here we will take a boat ride to understand the history and culture related to the almadraba tuna. In this private Bluefin tuna tour Cadiz you will understand how the Almadraba works, there is a probability that you can see it in action in May and part of June. Moreover, If you come from June to October we will see where they keep and feed the bluefin tuna. On both cases the captain and your private bilingual guide will explain how the Almadraba works.

After, we will head to see Cape Trafalgar from the sea and go along the picturesque cliffs back to Barbate. On the way back we will enjoy the views of the Natural park of las Brenas and its turquoise Waters. Please be advised that due to weather conditions the boat ride could be cancelled.

In the afternoon, we will go to an authentic local food market a real foodie place. Here you will experience the smell and the colours of a Mercado de Abastos in Cadiz province. Where we will see all the local seasonal fresh foods. Then, we will head to eat to a local "peña" restaurant and eat a variety of Bluefin tuna cuts. We will recommend sherry wine to pair with this incredible tuna. However, in this type of restaurant it's not allowed to book in advance, therefore, we may have to wait 5-10minutes.

Luxury Bluefin tuna private tour

If you want to see the almadraba in action and see fishermen working in it, book with us for a private tour before February for May. You will be able to see the "levantá", when Almadraba is lifted and the tuna is fished. Get to see how the Bluefin tuna arrives to the tuna factory in the port, and see how each cut of the tuna is extracted. This private Almadraba tuna tour fills up really fast!

Furthermore, we can also improve our experience by eating an extensive variety of Bluefin tuna parts in the best fish and seafood restaurant in Spain in 2015.

Bluefin tuna History suplement

If you would be interested we can add a tour to Bolonia where the magnificently preserved ruins of the Roman port city of Baelo Claudia are. Hence, from here the romans caught tunas and exported it to the rest of the empire. On this note, your guide will explain the importance of this city and will let you explore the ruins. Moreover, appreciate the views of the largest shifting dune in Europe, which forms one end of perhaps the most beautiful beach in southern Spain! 

We will drive back and drop you off at your hotel between 15:30pm to 16:00pm.


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Important info

When: The tours will be from Tuesday to Saturday. We will be starting at 9:00am from Vejer de la Frontera. Also offered as a private custom tour.

Start Location: Your hotel in Vejer de la Frontera

Group Size: 3-10 people, from Vejer de la Frontera. 3-6 Premium bluefin tuna. We design private tours.

Price: Price will depend on number of people and if you would like to visit the almadraba or not

Language: Tour is offered in Spanish and English.

Inclusions: All costs covered including transport with driver, knowledgeable local guide, lunch, Private Boat ride or Baelo Claudia entrance fees.

Learn and taste Bluefin tuna on this full daytour

We can do this Bluefin tuna tour from anywhere in Cadiz province. Come experience the rich (and tasty!) history, Cadiz has to offer during our full day bluefin Tuna tour in Cadiz. Learn all about the history and vast influence this tuna has had on Cadiz. Visit Trafalgar cape and understand the use of the towers for tuna fishing as well as for defense purposes. We will understand where each part of the bluefin tuna we taste comes from, and how to cook each cut.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring?

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes for walking in and bring a hat, sunglasses and suncream for the afternoon tour, as we will be outside enjoying the sunshine for part of the time!

Don’t forget to bring along your camera to show everyone back home all the best moments from your tour!

What language is the tour in?

Your bilingual guide will offer the tour in English and Spanish.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Our usual tour route is not wheelchair accessible unfortunately (due to the access to parts of the bodegas!). However, contact us in advance and we will try to contact our partners to make the tour accessible!

Is the tour possible for vegetarians or those with other dietary restrictions?

Vegetarian alternatives can be provided during the tour.

Unfortunately vegan alternatives are not possible. Please advise us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or speak to us if you have any concerns to plan accordingly.

Can older people keep up with the group?

Absolutely! We walk at a relaxing pace and stop frequently so it is enjoyable for everyone!

Can children join the tour?

Yes, of course. While they can’t join in the wine and sherry tasting they can enjoy sampling the numerous tapas and learning about food and culture in the area! If you have any picky eaters, let us know and we’ll make sure they get more child-friendly meals.

Are there any additional costs?
No, The cost includes all the food, drinks and guide.

What happens in the event of rain?

Luckily, we are in an incredibly sunny region where rainy days are infrequent (July averages only 1mm of rain in the whole month!).

However, if there is heavy rain on the tourday, you can choose to either continue with the tour, or you have the option of rescheduling to another day or time where there is availability. We will contact you in the event your tour will be changed.

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