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A free trip on Nautilus with Club Super 3!

Nens Club Super 3

At the Nautilus Adventure we are keen for all children to be able to enjoy an underwaterlogo-sello-club-super3 trip, to have fun and learn about new aspects of the Costa Brava marine life and to discover new species of fish, birds and plants that live on the Montgrí Massif coast.

This is why their ticket for Nautilus is free with the Super 3 Pass. We want this adventure to be accessible to all children who want to experience it, which is why we offer this as a permanent promotion so that no-one is left ashore.

Contact us and find out about other special promotions!

Go into the Roca Foradada,
the sea cave in the Montgrí Massif

Corsari Negre Roca Foradada

One of the most popular trips on the Nautilus Adventure is the route that goes around the Medes Islands and then along the Montgrí Massif coast visiting the coves and promontories of its maritime coast such as Punta de la  Barra, Punta Salinas, Cap d’Utrera and the beautiful Cala Pedrosa, to finally arrive at a magical destination: the Roca Foradada.

The Roca Foradada is in fact an open sea cave located on the coast of the Montgrí Nature Park. The Nautilus boats visit it in both winter and summer as it is a permanent route for the glass-bottom boats. Under its surface, you will discover shoals of fish and other marine fauna which inhabit the Costa Brava.

Another way of reaching the Roca Foradada is by walking through the Montgrí Massif; a beautiful trip which we highly recommend to explore further the Camino de Ronda between Estartit and l’Escala. Or if you prefer, you can do the journey in smaller boats like catamarans or kayaks, only for the more adventurous!

Whichever route you take, the Roca Foradada is a little gem of the Costa Brava that we are privileged to be able to visit aboard Nautilus. Don’t miss it!

Learning in the Medes Islands.
Educational resource guide for schools

Mero en les Illes Medes

Education and respect for the environment are two of the basic pillars of Nautilus. The ecosystem of the Medes islands, with all the species of marine flora and fauna which live in the Montgrí area, is perfect for educating younger children about the importance of caring for our natural environment while they have fun learning about the birds, fish, posidonia and other inhabitants of the Medes Islands Nature Reserve.

At Nautilus we have special offers for schools so that the beauty and biodiversity of the Medes Islands is accessible to their pupils. We have educational activities, teacher manuals, guides showing the different species of animals… Everything you need to have a fabulous day on board Nautilus and discover the undersea world with your classmates.

Also, the friends of Montgrí Nature have a brilliant file full of resources for schools, such as ProDidactic videos and El Mar a l’Escola activities, where the marine biologist Manel Gonzalez visits schools to teach about marine ecosystems and biodiversity.

You can request more information on educational activities and our learning resources for schools on the Medes Islands on our contact form. Hope to see you soon!

Discover the marine fauna of the Medes Islands

Fauna marina Illes Medes

The unique ecosystem of the Medes Islands, combined with its protected status as a Marine Reserve and Nature Park and the fact that it is forbidden to remove any type of resource from the area, has meant that a very varied, native flora and fauna has developed, particularly under the sea.

From the Nautilus boats we can see shoals of fish of many species that are rare in other places:  grouper, zebra seabream, sea bass, scorpionfish, common stingray and red mullet rule the sea in this part of the Costa Brava. There are also other very special, protected species such as red coral, starfish, sponges and sea urchins.

Here at Nautilus we would like to give you a challenge: Spot all the fishes and other marine animals that live among the rocks of the Medes Islands! Just because you are discovering and learning something new every day doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Enjoy your undersea adventure while counting all the species you have seen on your trip.

The Costa Brava and particularly Estartit are famous for their peaceful beaches and coves where you can enjoy incomparable landscapes. From the stretches of fine sand where you can relax and sunbathe, to the spectacular cliffs and coves all along the Montgrí Coast, here at Nautilus, we recommend the best beaches so you can round off your day with a refreshing dip.

  • Playa Grande in Estartit: a l3.5km long beach with fine sand, which is extending northwards every day because of the river which is constantly depositing sand and forming a breakwater. A peaceful place where you can sunbathe and relax, or scuba dive along the Costa Brava to discover the spectacular underwater world.
  • Cala Montgó: this cove is some 600m long and is the most important geographical feature on the Montgrí Coast. Located near l’Escala, it has one area for swimming and another area for watersports such as kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boat and scuba diving. Perfect for enjoying the Costa Brava with more peace and privacy!
  • Cala Calella: a small rocky cover surrounded by vegetation and cliffs that makes it a privileged place from which to enjoy the view of the Medes Islands. Only 30 minutes on foot from Estartit, it is a perfect mini-adventure for more adventurous types.

And … a bonus beach!

  • Cala Pedrosa: this small hidden cove, surrounded by pine trees and rocks, is just one hour away from Estartit. Scarcely 100m out to sea is Pedrosa Island, which you can swim to for some spectacular views of the Costa Brava.

Have fun on Estartit’s beaches!

Presentation of the Ítaca Festival programme on the Corsari Negre

Festival Itaca Corsari Negre

The fourth Ítaca Festival will take place from 29th May to 3rd of July.  The Corsari Negre was chosen as the place to present the festival programme, in order to have the fabulous backdrop of the Medes Islands.

Artists like Ramon Mirabet, bands from Torroella, Acció and Tingladu, and a final performance from the Oques Grasses all came aboard our great pirate ship. The main attraction of the festival will be the Argentinian musician, Andrés Calamaro who will close the festival with a single concert on the Costa Brava.

The Ítaca Festival has been filling different towns in Empordà for four years now with the best music and using very special tickets – apples! – in order to avoid the excessive 21% VAT on culture. This year, Estartit has a prominent place in the programme, because on the Verbena de San Juan (evening of 23rd June), the Oques Grasses will give a free and popular concert with the Medes Islands as a backdrop.

We are hugely grateful to the Ítaca Festival for placing their trust in us for the presentation of the festival programme this year. We are surrounded by music!