The Camino de Santiago on the Sea

And obtain the Compostela with


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Xacobeo 2022

Come and SAIL the Way of Saint James with us

24 June to 14 July 2022

An exciting alternative to the traditional Way. A cultural and sports meeting. Choose your departure port, this year (because of covid-19 restrictions) from Hondarribia to Santiago de Compostela, a maximum of 9 stages, 15 days sailing plus a final day on foot.

Adventure and fun, all in perfect safety conditions and with a complete organization concerned about every detail.


The courage of these men and their strategic vision means that the voyage pays tribute to them from the sea that they loved and that we love in a special way.

The 7th The Camino on the Sea Crossing is a special edition dedicated to the commemoration of the V Centenary of the first circumnavigation of the Earth, a feat led by the navigators Magallanes and Elcano and which culminated in 1522 after their return to Spain.

Precisely because of this link, one of the stages will have Guetaria and Bermeo as destinations, places where Elcano and his boatswain Acurio were born, respectively.

La Rochelle, protagonist of the start of the VII Crossing.

The last edition in which the crossing departed from the French Brittany port was in 2019, where several French sailors took part in several stages of navigation with the rest of the fleet.

We are tremendously excited to return to La Rochelle, not only for obvious reasons of neighbourliness and friendship that unite us, but because it is synonymous with reunion and that normality has returned to our lives. It is a very special moment that we hope many French sailors will be able to share, joining the fleet and sailing to Santiago.


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?


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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.
Instituto Marítimo Español
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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