“We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.” – Anna Freud
If you’re a traveler who can’t resist the allure of the sparkling Mediterranean or a seasoned seaman, then you’re on the right page. You should never miss out on such opportunities where there is so much to discover and experience. In this post, we will share with you a number of Barcelona Life approved sailing tours and trips, along with details on how to arrange a yacht for yourself.
Below is a list of some of the best boat and cruise tour options available in Barcelona…
Private Sailing Tours
Ramp the luxury up a bit with a private boat trip. This tour is designed exclusively for you and your partner, or your friends and family. The prices are as per boat in this section and not per person.
1.Romantic Sunset Cruise
You’ll head out on to the glittering Mediterranean during this amorous activity for a romantic cruise. You will certainly not forget this trip as it has gorgeous views back over the iconic skyline of Barcelona. You can cuddle up on the gently rocking waves with your loved one with chocolates and a glass of Cava. Trust me, it doesn’t get more romantic. This 3 hours private trip with the skipper will cost you just €350 in total for two people.
2.Chill Out Day Sail
This trip offers you a chance to roam freely around Barcelona’s coastline at a three-hour yacht ride hiring an experienced captain, and of course, indulging in a few drinks along the ride. This tour is perfect for you in case you fancy heading out to sea with your besties. Whilst bigger boats can be arranged at a slightly higher cost, the cost for the normal sized ones start at €350 for up to 7 people.
3.Sports Fishing Charter
You might want to try your luck at one of the oldest hobbies that a man could never deny pursuing. And that is, any guesses? Yes, it’s fishing! If swimming, sunbathing, and winching the odd rope isn’t enough for you, hop on a boat and pick up your fishing rod. Amid waiting for long hours to catch a fish or two, the end result would be quite fruitful, or in this case, quite fishful! You can grill and eat your catch at a local restaurant nearby.
Sailing Trips (Shared Boats)
For tourists, shared boats are considered the most accessible sailing activities. Below is a list of a few trips that can be done in a couple of hours or less and are suitable for any budget.
1.Las Golondrinas Boat Tour
From the Port Vell or the Old Port, based near Las Ramblas, this tour is the most affordable one out there. Along Barcelona’s coastline, it will take you on a pleasure cruise trip, past the Barceloneta beach. This will be followed by the twin towers at the modern Port Olimpic before you head back to where your trip started. In case you’ve missed a ride, don’t worry, it departs several times a day.
2.Sunset Sail with Cava
Do you know the perfect way to round off your trip? Don’t worry, I’ll tell you. It is soaked in the beautiful view of the sunset on an amazing boat ride. There are a few places where you can enjoy them better. These rides will offer you a view back over the Barcelona’s darkening skyline, with a glass of Cava in one hand. So don’t think twice as this is exactly what you need after a hectic schedule of sightseeing!
3.Sailing Tour (1.5 hrs) with Vermouth
Barcelona’s number one boat company has listed this as the number one sailing experience in the city. What includes in this trip is the 11 person sailboat ride. In this ride, the professional skippers will take you out on a 1.5 hour spin on the big blue.
This trip will start with you leaving from the Old Port (Port Vell), and then you’ll be able to look back across the land to admire views of the Barceloneta beach, the historic castle of Montjuic, and the Statue of Columbus. And you know what’s the cherry on the cake for all this? You’ll be able to do all that with a delicious glass of the Catalan vermouth in your hand. This tour is known to run for about four times a day – 9:30 am, 12 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:40 pm respectively for every day of the year. It is open even on Christmas Eve. This boat tour costs about €39 per person.
So are you ready to experience life on the ocean waves? Because that’s what it’s all about. The majesty of the Mediterranean, salty air, and the blue sky will unfurl in front of you. As you set your sail out of the ports of Barcelona thirsty for adventure!