Barcelona’s position on the Mediterranean Sea makes it a seafaring city like no other. With culture, cuisine and landmarks to discover ashore, the Barcelona coast is also worth exploring because of its prominent role in shaping the city. If you’re thinking of snorkeling, sunbathing, fishing or setting out on a simple sunset cruise, it’s best to plan ahead of time to ensure a spot on board. Just like climbing to new heights brings you to the best view, it’s always worth it to see the city from a different perspective.
Barcelona Catamaran Party Sail
Sail along the coast in a party-state-of-mind. This three-hour Mediterranean excursion includes a live DJ set, BBQ food, swim time, and alcoholic beverages. The catamaran can hold up to 80 people, all aboard for a good time. This is especially fun for celebrating birthdays, bachelorette parties, and other events. See more on the Catamarans Sensation Facebook page.
Sunset sailing experience from Port Vell
Opt for a relaxed sail on the Barcelona coast for sunset – there’s no better way to reflect on your travels. Embark from Port Vell to enjoy the last hours of daylight. Sip on locally-crafted cava and watch the city light change from afar. This is a popular tour, so it’s recommended to book in advance. Check availability at Sailing Experience BCN.
There are some options for fishing excursions tailored to those looking for some action while out on the water. We suggest a fishing trip with Minerva, which starts fishing trips at a three-hour minimum. Guests are welcome to use their own gear or the fishing equipment onboard. The charter usually practices catch-and-release practices, but you’re welcome to bring home a few fish if they fit the proper guidelines. Fishing is best in summer and fall. Read more.
Private motor yacht
Thinking about customising your boat excursion? If the general three or two-hour time slots don’t feel like enough, consider these day trips with Barcelona Boat Trips. Bring along food, music to play through onboard speakers, and select whether you’d like to dock for lunch, stop for a swim, or snorkel. See your options here.
Simple harbour tour
A direct, quick cruise on the Mediterranean waters of Barcelona may be just what you’re looking for. Las Golondrinas offers a few options. The most simple 90-minute tour is easy to access and affordable. Enjoy two levels of sightseeing from La Rambla to the city boundary at Port Forum. Get additional info and book ahead with Las Golondrinas.
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