Sea Urchin Food Fest and Boat Trip

For this unique food tour, we have teamed up with a local fisherman from the Costa Brava, Joan, one of our invaluable local contacts who is wild about sea urchins!

The proud owner of a small but unique collection of vintage boats, the pride of Joan’s fleet is “Rafael”, one of only a handful of the traditional Catalan sailing boats used for centuries that are still sailing today.

We take you to Palamos on the Costa Brava for this sea urchin food tour. You join Joan on board Rafael for a 2-hour sail around the beautiful pine-forested coastline near Palamos, stopping to enjoy freshly caught sea urchins that Joan and his crew prepare for you. The sea urchin fest is served with some of Catalonia’s best vintage cava or an incredible Priorat red wine aged in the Mediterranean underwater.

Sea urchins are one of those delicacies that many are unsure of, but for those in the know, they are right up there with oysters (and yes, they are claimed to have the same aphrodisiac properties!).

Important! Sea urchins are in season from the end of November to March. From April until the end of October, they are substituted for the Mediterranean red prawn, another sought-after Catalan delicacy.

Tour highlights

  • A boat trip in one of the few surviving sail fishing boats on the Costa Brava, built in 1915.
  • You sail one of the most unspoilt stretches of the Costa Brava
  • Freshly caught sea urchins, prepared for you on board and served with a crusty baguette and vintage Cava or Priorat wine aged under the sea
  • Transport

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Sea Urchin Food Fest and Boat Trip

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Tour duration 6 hours

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