The best way to see Barcelona… by boat!


As the weather warms up, and summer is well on its way, there’s no better way to explore the city, soak up the rays and relax, than by riding the waves of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

Forget traipsing around the city as the weather hits the 30 degree mark; it becomes nothing but an unpleasant trip of seeking a rare spot of shade for you cool off in. Instead, why not go about your city break slightly different this year and enjoy a day out that the whole family will enjoy? Whether you’re looking for a quick cruise along the coastline, an evening of fine dining on board or to rent a private yacht, there’s something for you.

Private yachts

Specialists in luxury private yacht rental, Boat Charter BCN provides fully crewed yachts available for day, weekend or weekly charters around the beautiful Barcelona city and nearby town, Sitges. Ranging from 20 to 40m in size, they can accommodate from 8 to 12 guests for overnight trips and up to 12 for day charters.

Boat Charter BCN

Their most basic package consists of enjoying the yacht in all its glory by sunbathing on its decks and having lunch on board followed by an intimate evening fiesta. Some packages also include additional features such as cocktail parties, fashion photoshoots and accommodation.

Yacht charters are also a fantastic complement to any local events taking place in the Barcelona area. They often offer special packages during local festivities such as watching the spectacular firework show at the Sitges Fiesta Mayor from your private viewing deck on board.

With Boat Charter BCN you can trust that you will enjoy a top class yachting experience with their VIP concierge service assisting your every need in order to make your stay flawless.

Tip: don’t let that feisty sea breeze get the better of you, bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen!

Wine tasting cruises

Want to make your boating in Barcelona experience that extra bit special? Why not try one of Orsom Barcelona’s fabulous wine tasting cruises, which are available for both company and private charters.

Wine Tasting Cruise Barcelona

This one of a kind tour allows you to enjoy the superb views of Barcelona’s coastline whist a professional sommelier transforms you from a wine amateur to a wine connoisseur in a matter of hours. From how to taste the wine like a professional, to the senses involved and vocabulary used, you will receive the full wine tasting experience. You will be given the opportunity to sample some of Spain’s specialty wines from the famous Penedès and Rioja regions, as well as discover wines from emerging areas.

An evening of fine dining

Lifestyle Barcelona offers the perfect romantic experience on board one of their luxurious sailboats. Whisk your loved one away for an unforgettable evening, ideal for a special occasion or simply if you want to spend some alone time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Fine Dining Barcelona

Take your pick from a candlelit dinner in the cabin dining room or gourmet supper on the deck bathed in moonlight. Follow this with a 2 hour sunset sail along the magnificent coastline and an entire evening on board in total privacy until you are lulled to sleep by the soothing motion of the waves. In the morning, enjoy a delicious and relaxing breakfast as you mentally prepare yourself to head back to shore (and reality).

Las Golandrinas

Travel on one of Barcelona’s iconic ‘Golandrinas’ and cruise along the city’s stunning coastline and yachting port for a fabulous and unique experience. Having sailed around the port since 1888, you know that you’ll be in the hands of professionals- so sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning sights of some of Barcelona’s favourite beaches with a glass of vino in hand.

Las Golandrinas Barcelona

Enjoy one of two trips starting at Port Vell, depending on your preferred length of trip. They offer a shorter, 40-minute tour which, once having sailed out the old harbour, allows you to enjoy the spectacular views of the northern parts of the city. Alternatively, hop on board and enjoy a full excursion along the full 18 mile stretch of coastline from Colón to the Fòrum of Sant Adrià de Besòs. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s something for everyone. All your boating fun will be captured by the on board photographer so remember to bring your favourite sunnies!

Speed boats

Fun and fast, exciting and exhilarating – what more could you ask for from your boating experience? Barcelona Speed Boat offers the ultimate speed boat experience with 50 minute tours of Barcelona’s historic port and breathtaking beaches. So, take your seat in one of their 40 passenger speed boats and enjoy the ride of your life and get your adrenaline pumping sky high.

Speed Boat Barcelona

Why not spice up your trip to Barcelona and experience the thrill and adventure that you’ve always craved from a boating trip? Get up close and personal with some of the incredible super-yachts, power boats and the huge fishing fleet that lines Port Vell and witness views like no other of Barcelona’s skyline. This boat tour is also available for private charters for larger groups.

Sandra Roig is Marketing Director at Apartment Barcelona.

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