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Medes Islands: Our most recommended tours and activities

From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

1. From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

Discover one of the best snorkeling spots off the Costa Brava on this wonderful eco tour. Explore the seven islands of the Medes Islands archipelago, located just a mile from L’Estartit beach. See the incredible marine flora and fauna as you snorkel through this beautiful nature reserve. Meet at the local partner's shop where you guide will welcome you and give you the snorkeling equipment. Watch a short video on the Medes Islands and the marine life you can see there. Then get on board a small boat and depart for the islands. When you arrive at the archipelago, jump into the water in groups of 8 to 10 people with a guide who will show you the best spots to see the fishes. After 50 minutes of snorkeling, return to the boat and you enjoy time for swimming or relaxing on deck. Take a short cruise around the islands before returning to the harbor, where your tour will end.

From L'Estartit: Sea-Kayaking Tour to the Medes Islands

2. From L'Estartit: Sea-Kayaking Tour to the Medes Islands

Take on an unforgettable sea kayaking adventure to the Medes Islands, one of the principal marine flora and fauna reserves in the Western Mediterranean. Paddle to unique spots only reachable by kayak and have a swim in Costa Brava’s crystal waters. Meet at the local tour partner's shop, where your guide will welcome you and give you the necessary equipment for this activity. After a safety and technical briefing, climb aboard your kayak and follow your guide to this beautiful natural reserve. Kayak across the seven islands and enjoy unique picturesque views of the whole bay while you learn about the flora and fauna of this protected area. Before heading back, cool off with a refreshing swim, and marvel at the unique marine life on the seabed. You will be accompanied by the guide at all times and assisted by a boat which will tow you in case you need it.  

L'Estartit: Try Dive & Snorkeling in Montgrí National Park

3. L'Estartit: Try Dive & Snorkeling in Montgrí National Park

Discover one of the best diving spots off the Costa Brava on this wonderful 3-hour tour. Get a safety briefing and introduction to diving as you prepare for your first underwater drive. Hop on a diver’s boat and sail out to the stunning coast of the Natural Park of el Montgrí, a great spot for entering the ocean as a beginner diver.   After you have become familiar with the necessary breathing techniques, you will begin your first dive, guided by a qualified instructor. Your personal guide will accompany you and attend to you during the whole activity.   Spend up to 20 minutes exploring the tranquil underwater world and seeing a huge variety of marine wildlife. After the dive, you will have time to snorkel around the area by yourself before you get on the boat back to the harbor.      

Costa Brava: Private Tour of Empuries and Boat Ride

4. Costa Brava: Private Tour of Empuries and Boat Ride

Your guide will drive you through the most stunning corners of Costa Brava, located in the northeast of Catalonia and bathed by the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy magnificent panoramic views with fantastic photo opps, where bright green tones blend with the turquoise waters. Start a journey through time in the archeological remains of Empuries, Discover how ancient Greeks and Romans lived there. Feel their essence walking through its narrow and picturesque streets of Sant Martí d’Empúries. Journey from Sant Martí d’Empúries to Estartit, the principal port and one of the major diving destinations of Costa Brava, where you will take a ship to the Medes Islands. Take in the gorgeous flora and fauna of the archipelago, or deep dive in the crystalline waters of a Mediterranean cove, surrounded by caves and natural life. Finally, walk through some of the most charming fishing towns of the region, results of the combination between tradition and modernity, full of narrow streets and corners that hide a very long and rich history.

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What people are saying about Medes Islands

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 435 reviews

In one word. SPECTACULAR!!! And above all thanks to Mateo, a unique and unforgettable experience, we will repeat without hesitation! The instructors, it shows that they like what they do and above all the unbeatable treatment of people!

Una excursión ideal y con monitores muy agradables y atentos. No requieres experiencia previa, aunque has de tener un poco de fondo físico para un óptimo desarrollo de la actividad.

Very warm welcome, good organization, smiling team. good distribution of groups our guide took the time to explain and show us the different marine species

Great activity to exercise and visit Illes Medes. The staff was very nice and the equipment was good. I highly recommend it!

Great team, involved and smiling instructors, the top what