The Camino de Santiago on the Sea

And obtain the Compostela with

The Camino by the sea 2023

VIII Crossing ‘The Camino by the sea’

Blue education

Come and SAIL the Way of Saint James with us

from 6 to 29 June 2023

A new way of doing the Camino.

A cultural, sporting and gastronomic event.

24 days of happiness.

12 fantastic sailing stages.

10 days of rest and sightseeing.

Last stage on foot.

From La Rochelle in France, with a limit of 30 boats, along the entire north coast of Spain, from Hondarribia to Santiago de Compostela.

Adventure and fun, all in perfect safety conditions and with a complete organisation that takes care of every detail.

We dedicate the VIII Crossing The Camino by the sea to Blue Education

In addition to giving more importance to activities related to the Caminoby the sea, in 2023 we want to give visibility to Blue Education.

We seek to bring “the sea to the people” and “the people to the sea”, through three strategic axes:

  • Education.
  • Employment and professional development.
  • Dissemination.

“Educación azul” was created to sow the seed of the sea in the young population, so that they perceive the sea sector as an option for their professional future.

It is about opening a “window to the sea” so that our children can discover and love it and, in this way, show them the employment opportunities in the sector.

And it won't be long now:








Since Bishop Godescalco (the first documented pilgrim, around 950), and later the legendary Duke William of Aquitaine, went on pilgrimage to Santiago in the 12th century, the most of the millions of Jacobean pilgrims in the world have done the Way on foot, mainly following the French Way.

However, the reality is that the first Way was made by sea, and this was done by the disciples Theodore and Athanasius bringing the body of St. James the Apostle, according to tradition, in a “stone boat”.


Can you imagine?


Have no doubt


Live the adventure!

Requirements for obtaining the Compostela Pilgrim’s Certificate

The ‘Compostela’ is the official document certifying that the holder has made the pilgrimage to the tomb of the Apostle Saint James. The voyage between the ports of departure and arrival must be made by sailboat. Sailors must complete a minimum of 100 nautical miles. In keeping with the spirit of the Way, the kilometres from the last port of call to the cathedral will be covered on foot. The offices for stamping the credentials (the Pilgrim’s Passport) will be located in all the ports included in the Northmarinas network:

La Rochelle

Port La Rochelle


Puerto de Hondarribia


Puerto de Donostia


Puerto de Orio


Puerto de Getaria


Puerto de Mutriku


Puerto de Bermeo

El Abra - Getxo

Puerto El Abra

El Abra - Getxo



Puerto de Santurtzi


Real Club Náutico de Laredo


Marina Yates del Principado


Asociación El Camino Inglés


Marina Muxía


Marina de Muros

A Pobra do Caramiñal

Marina da Pobra

Vilanova de Arousa

Marina Arousa

Vilagarcía de Arousa

Marina Vilagarcía

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The Camino on the Sea Team

Patricia Alcubilla

Patricia Alcubilla

Terrestrial coordinator of the Sail the Way crossing. Personal Development Coach and sworn translator. She has worked in tourism and education in Germany for almost 20 years.

Eva Miquel Subías

Eva Miquel Subías

30 years dedicated to Communication and public affairs. Ex Dircom Puertos del Estado. Managing partner of aWp Services and collaborator in Gente Viajera.

Federico Fernández-Tapia Fontán

Federico Fernández-Tapia Fontán

Professional sailor. Secretary of North Marinas. Coordinator of nautical events. 15 years of experience.

Rosario Medina

Rosario Medina

Her whole life dedicated to education and teaching in one of the best schools in Spain, businesswoman Colegio Santa Apolonia Santiago de Compostela.

Ignacio Mesones

Ignacio Mesones

Businessman with 30 years of experience in the nautical sector, architect and developer of Marina Santander.

Oriol Ruiz Cabestany

Oriol Ruiz Cabestany

Manager EKP / Hondarribia. Judge of the Spanish Sailing Federation. 35 years of experience in sports sailing.

Rocío Ibarra Arias

Rocío Ibarra Arias

More than 20 years dedicated to communication. Journalist and passionate about popularizing science, she has been making women visible in the scientific and journalistic fields for years.

Carmen Herrero

Carmen Herrero

A whole professional life in the world of corporate communication, ANEN’s Communication Manager since its foundation.

Loreto Fdez. Fontán

Loreto Fdez. Fontán

Collaborating Pilgrim by land and sea since 2014. More than 10 years of experience in education. Educational advisor.

Carmen V. de Prada

Carmen V. de Prada

Doctor in Psychology specialising in Emotional Intelligence Programmes.

Antonio Laborda

Antonio Laborda

University Professor with 40 years of teaching experience in General Zoology, Marine Zoology and Marine Biology. Research on marine fauna.

Mercedes Pardo

Mercedes Pardo

CEO of the IME and Director of the Cátedra del Mar. She leads the Training Working Group and the Iberoamerican WG of the Clúster Marítimo Español since 2010 and 2018 respectively, member of WISTA.

Carlos Sanlorenzo

Carlos Sanlorenzo

Secretary of ANEN and Vice President of EBI. Ambassador OMI since May 2017. He specialises in Maritime Law.

Jose Vazquez de Prada

Jose Vazquez de Prada

Entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the nautical sector and a lover of the sea.

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Instituto Marítimo Español
The Camino on the Sea is an initiative of North Marinas, association of nautical companies of northern Spain.
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