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Bathing among tuna, a unique experience with Tuna Tour in waters of Ametlla de Mar

Tuna Tour, Ametlla de Mar.

Missing a few minutes before ten o'clock. We are in the port of Ametlla de Mar, with the Balfegó Tour, a modern catamaran Balfegó Group that will take us to our meeting with hundreds of bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean. Soon we bathe with these impressive animals can grow up to three meters long and weigh over 600 kilos.

Balfegó Group is a company born in Ametlla de mar five generations after that focuses all its activities around the bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean: from breeding farms tuna sea to your fishing, preparation for sale at local markets or outdoors and, since 2012, has expanded its activity Balfegó with the aim of raising awareness of the Mediterranean bluefin tourism.

The pattern Tuna-Tour welcomes aboard the tourist group that will make the journey that lead us from the port of Ametlla de Mar to breeding farms, located offshore, where the tuna are your lifecycle. The Balfegó Tour is a modern and very spacious catamaran with capacity for 70 people plus crew where we can move seamlessly between the two decks of the boat.

The BalfegóTour has begun maneuver and within minutes we have left behind the port of Ametlla de Mar. In the lower deck a documentary that explains the close relationship between man and tuna and details some of the ancient techniques that facilitated their capture emphasizing especially in the art of almadrava. After a while Balfegó Tour aboard our attention is focused on bluefin tuna farms Balfegó Group has at sea. A set of floating circular farms attract large numbers of gulls.

Within a few minutes we bathe in contact with the Mediterranean bluefin tuna. We stand lifejackets, immersion glasses and little by little, we are entering the sea. The water temperature is about 22 degrees. Once acclimated in water we remain still on the surface, almost motionless. It is the best position for watching tunas groups with whom we share the bathroom. The experience is unique, pass over and over again and feel is of constant surprise.

In the sea, in contact with the tuna, no children, their parents, young people, older people ... together sharing a unique and exclusive in the Spanish coast can only live in Ametlla de Mar and by "Experience: Tuna Tour".

We're back. We take the sun on deck and after a quick shower we went down to the lower deck where the crew is preparing bluefin tuna tasting to help us recover. We return to enter the port of Ametlla de Mar. The catamaran and is again tied. It has been over two intense hours a unique experience open to people of all ages and with a unique protagonist: Mediterranean bluefin tuna.

Information about Experience: Tuna-Tour
  • Starting point: Puerto de l'Ametlla de Mar. Balfegó Catamaran Tour. Balfegó Group.
  • Departure times: From June 1 to September 30, daily departures at 10am, at 12:30 h and 17:30 h. Approximate two hours. From October 1st to November 18th, Thursday through Sunday departures at 10am and 12:30 h.
  • Expieriencia: Tuna-Tour Rates:
                     -Adults aged 13 years, 59 euros (VAT included)
                     -Child. From 4 to 12 years, 29 euros (VAT included)
                     -Children. From 0-3 years free
  • The price includes life jacket, diving gear (mask and snorkel), water shoes, a drink and tasting of bluefin tuna and showers and toilet services. The activity is open to people of all ages.
  • How to Contact: You can ask for more information through the application of information you will find a few lines below or on the website of experienced FE: Tuna-Tour.

Tags: delta del ebro, l'ametlla de mar
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