Book a boat trip for your visit to Barcelona to add something extra special to your holiday. Barcelona’s prime location on the Mediterranean coast calls to visitors from all over the world and it’s never been easier to book yourself a few relaxing hours on board a private or shared boat trip.
Why take a boat trip in Barcelona?
Barcelona’s streets and beaches can get pretty crowded, especially during the summer months, when tourists flock to the city seeking fun in the sun and a taste of the world-famous Mediterranean lifestyle. The hustle and bustle of the busy streets is what makes the city feel alive, but it can become overwhelming. The beaches closest to the city also are jam-packed, leaving you wondering where you can put down your towel to sit and relax.
When the stress of the crowds is too much, there is nothing better than jumping on board a boat and heading out onto the quiet Mediterranean Sea. In just a short space of time, you can leave the noise and the clamour of the city behind, until all you can hear is the lapping of the waves and the wind whipping the sails.
All the trips offered by Sailing Experience Barcelona include a welcome drink and snacks too, so you can sip on a delicious glass of Catalan cava and nibble on tasty Spanish olives while you relax on deck. You will also be able to see Barcelona from a whole new angle, with her skyline stretched out in front of you. Sounds perfect, right?
What about in winter?
Yes, you can still take these trips in winter too! Just wrap up warm and you’ll still love spending a few hours out on the Sea.
What types of boat trips are available?
There are a huge variety of boat charters available from Sailing Experience Barcelona. Below we have listed just a few examples:
- Private Yacht Charters
Book a private yacht charter in Barcelona for groups of up to 11 people. You will have a gorgeous sailboat just for you and your group. This is a great option for small groups visiting on a family holiday, stag or hen groups that want to add a relaxing boat trip to their visit and even as a treat for your colleagues if you’re visiting for work. You can book for between two and eight hours, depending on how much free time you have in your itinerary.
You will love the privacy that a boat trip like this provides. In the warmer months, you can ask the skipper to stop and you can take a swim to cool off (don’t forget to bring a towel!). This trip also includes drinks and snacks for a truly memorable experience.
- Shared Yacht Experiences
Sailing Experience Barcelona offer a huge variety of shared boat trip options. The boats still only hold up to 11 people, so you’re not sharing the boat with dozens of others. These are premium small group trips with the same relaxing vibe as a private trip. Whether you are looking to take a little trip in the morning, afternoon or evening, there will be an option available to you.
Examples of morning trips include the Morning Light Brunch trip which is two hours in duration and includes a light Mediterranean breakfast/brunch, including fresh bread, cured meats and cheese and some sweet pastries too. The boat departs every day at 9.30am.
A great choice for an afternoon trip is to experience “La Hora de Vermut”, the vermouth hour, on board a sailing yacht. Vermouth is a drink enjoyed by the locals and tourists alike in Barcelona and is traditionally drunk before lunch or dinner (but you can drink it in the morning too if you like!). It’s an aperitif that is usually accompanied by olives and chips, something salty to offset the sweetness of the drink, to whet your appetite before a bigger meal. Make this custom into a really special experience by doing it on a boat! The trips depart at 9.30am, 12.00pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm and last 1.5 hours in duration.
Finally, our evening choice the Sunset Sailing with Live Guitar, as who doesn’t want to be serenaded by the soft sound of an acoustic guitar while watching the sky change colour at sunset? This trip would make a great addition to a romantic holiday. Departure times of course change depending on the season and the trip is two hours long.
- New for 2020! Bali 40 Catamaran
From June 2020, Sailing Experience Barcelona will be offering brand new Catamaran trips, both private and shared, on the “Bali 40”. This catamaran is as sleek and stylish as the yachts and can also hold up to 11 passengers.
Options include private hire of the catamaran for several hours, just as you can do with the yachts. There will also be a Shared Sunset Trip and a Sunset with Dinner Trip available. Drinks will be provided on both; on the latter you will have a dinner of delicious local specialities too. Both trips will also be two hours in duration. Please visit the new website for Catamaran Experiences Barcelona for more information: https://catamaranexperiencebcn.com/.
Why we work with Sailing Experience Barcelona?
We at Barcelonatours.net have been working with Sailing Experience Barcelona for many years and we trust them to provide our clients with the highest-quality service. Their boats are clean, comfortable and safe, and the skippers are well trained and, of course, friendly and helpful to all the guests. They are also great to work with as they have brilliant customer service.
If you’re looking to book any other activities during your stay, or need help with transport, accommodation, dinners or other group travel services, please get in touch with BarcelonaTours.