Last Updated: 23/10/2017
Segway tours…rickshaw rides…there are hundreds of tours and excursions in Barcelona offering new and innovative ways to see the city. But as the warmer months arrive once more in the Catalan capital, you may want to opt for something more, shall we say, offshore. Well, there’s no better way to cool down on a hot summer’s day than by enjoying a nice sea breeze port-side a boat tour. Looking inland from the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, the beautiful Barcelona skyline is an amazing sight, and whether you fancy a relaxing day out with the family, or even if you’re a party animal trying to test out your sea legs, Barcelona’s boat tours offer something for everyone. Just be sure not to forget your swimsuit and sunscreen!
If you’re someone who just loves to party, or you’re on a bachelor or bachelorette party in Barcelona, this is one boat tour that you can’t miss. The Barcelona Boat Party by Stoke Travel sets sail from Port Olímpic three times a week, with trips ranging from a two to a three hour party on board. Choose your outing from 3 different fun-filled fiestas: Boozey Thursdays, Spanish Saturdays, and BBQ Days on Saturdays and Sundays. All trips provide an on-board DJ so you can dance the day away right in the midst of stunning coastal views of Barcelona, and each cruise features an open bar packed to its fullest with beer and sangria. What’s more, if this tour doesn’t satisfy your inner party animal, your ticket also comes with free club entry and discounted drinks once the cruise returns to shore! But remember to drink responsibly!
If you like to get your adrenaline pumping, then this one’s definitely for you! X-Max Speed Boat Tours allow you to mix the leisure of the sea with the excitement of a speed boat. On this fifty minute tour, you will depart from the harbor in the shadow of the Columbus monument, heading through Port Vell where you’ll get an up-close look at some super-yachts and the huge Barcelona fishing fleet. Then you’ll continue through Port Olímpic for breathtaking views of the city and then loop around Port Fòrum. Although this tour leans toward the quick side, it is sure to fulfill your need for adventure. On vacation in Barcelona with friends? Don’t worry; this Barcelona boat tour is also available for private charters for larger groups.
Wine Tasting Cruises
Among Catalonia’s many charming characteristics is its world famous wine. Orsom Barcelona offers many boat tours in Barcelona, and always with spectacular views. However, only one combines both of these Barcelona attractions: the unique Wine Tasting Cruise. This one of a kind tour allows you to take in the sights of Barcelona’s beautiful coast while a professional sommelier walks you through a spectacular tasting of some of Spain’s specialty wines. Try products from emerging wine areas, as well as from the famous Rioja and Penedès regions. Perfect for large groups, this tour is only available for private charter.
All Aboard! Sailing Skills and Boat Charters
If you have always wanted to learn to sail then what better place try than on the beautiful Mediterranean? Barcelona Sailing Trip offers customers a two hour sailing tutorial along the city’s magnificent coastline. Here, you will be trained in basic sailing techniques from an English speaking instructor while taking in views of Barcelona’s Port Olímpic. Take advantage of wind-power during this wonderful sea excursion. Don’t forget to wash down your new found skill with a complementary glass of Cava!
Already know how to sail? Grab some friends, head down to the beach and charter your own sailboat for a few hours with Barcelona’s Skyline BCN. What could be better than a day out on the Mediterranean with some close friends? Under the guidance of a professional skipper, take turns captaining the boat while others go out for a swim or enjoy the sun. You can even rent a yacht, a motorboat, a catamaran or a jet ski: there’s something for everyone! So, don’t miss out on this opportunity for a truly unique sailing experience.