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When people think of Barcelona, they think of Gaudi, tapas, Picasso, Miró, and a bustling cosmopolitan city, but for sailors, the capital of Catalonia offers so much more. While locals and tourists flock to the city beaches to enjoy Spain’s long summer, you can begin an adventure of a lifetime at one of Barcelona’s modern marinas or ports. While it’s true that Barcelona’s city life is the main attraction on its own, the nautical hub makes an ideal starting point for a cruise along Costa Brava or a journey to the beautiful Balearic Islands. With a yacht charter in Barcelona, you can enjoy some of Spain’s best beaches and cultural delights that can be found along the Catalan Coast or Balearic Island region. Be pampered as you sip on Spain’s finest Cava on a crewed luxury yacht or take you and your family to amazing snorkeling and swimming spots while island hopping from Barcelona. You and your friends can also enjoy a daily motorboat rental while on vacation in Barcelona. In short, the possibilities are endless.
Top reasons to charter a yacht in Barcelona:
Enjoy the city’s unique skyline and find the best beaches on a daily motorboat rental
Embark on an unforgettable journey to the Balearic Islands
Book a boat that suits any vacation budget
Visit inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Roman colony of Tarraco in Tarragona
Spend an evening dancing under the stars in Sitges, a popular gay resort
Savor excellent cuisine on the mainland and islands
Take advantage of Spain’s long sailing season from early spring to late autumn
Charter a luxury yacht in Barcelona: Looking to party or simply craving a deluxe, relaxing getaway? Charter one of our luxury yachts in Barcelona and be treated to delectable Spanish tapas and fine wine while taking in the sites and heading to some of Spain’s premier party destinations.
Rent a motorboat in Barcelona: Perfect for families or groups of friends, a motorboat rental in Barcelona offers you the best in comfort and travel. Book a day charter or spend your evenings watching the stars in a quiet cove or modern marina around the mainland coast or the Balearic Islands.
Hire a sailboat in Barcelona: Thanks to a warm, Mediterranean climate, calm waters and good winds from the north and south, sailing in and around Barcelona is literally a breeze. Book a week long boating trip on one of several sailboats in Barcelona to enjoy the best sailing experience that yacht charter in Spain has to offer.
Book a catamaran in Barcelona: The stability and spaciousness of a catamaran hire in Barcelona is an ideal choice for a family sailing holiday in Spain. Book a bareboat catamaran in Barcelona or one of our larger cats that offer space for up to 28 guests.
Barcelona is one of Europe’s most visited cities, therefore, it’s well-connected across the globe. The popular marinas of Port Vell and Port Olímpic are easily reached from Barcelona’s El Prat Airport. Port Vell is in close walking distance to the center of Barcelona while Port Olímpic (which was built for 1992 Olympics) is slightly further north. The recently renovated, OneOcean Port Vell underwent a major renovation in recent years and is now home to some of Barcelona’s most impressive superyachts. You can also find one of our chartered yachts and rental boats in Real Club Marítim or Real Club Náutico in the center of the city. Any of the marinas in Barcelona make for an excellent base to begin a cruise in Catalonia.
⚓ Barcelona to Valencia: Discover some of Spain’s best beaches as you sail south along Costa Brava and Blanca to Valencia from Barcelona on your private boat. From Barcelona, it’s a short sail to Sitges, a popular gay resort that is famous for its nightlife but also offers a charming historic town, impressive mansions to gaze at and many cultural events. From Sitges, continue south stopping for a day or two in Tarragona to visit its historic sites and quiet beaches. When you get to Valencia, don’t forget to try some paella for which the city is famed for. Take time to explore the cultural treasures in Valencia, one of Spain’s largest historic centers before returning to your yacht charter base in Barcelona.
⚓ Barcelona to the Balearic Islands: If you are looking for picturesque beaches with crystal clear waters and soft white sand, then take your Barcelona yacht charter out to the Balearic Islands. The island region, which includes, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, and Formentera, are home to some of Europe’s best beaches, nightclubs and nature parks. This popular sailing destination in Spain is most frequented during July and August so if you are looking for a more relaxed and secluded sailing holiday, make sure to book your boat from April-June or September-October. You can find out more about sailing around the Balearic Islands in our Spain Sailing Destination Guide.
⚓ Barcelona to the Costa Brava: Sun worshippers and sailors are drawn to Spain’s Costa Brava. From Barcelona head north to explore some of Spain’s long, sandy beaches, charming fishing towns, and stunning landscapes. The traditional fishing village of Palamos makes a great first stop. Swim in crystal clear waters and relax in the evening dining on fresh fish and great wine. As you continue north, don’t miss Lloret de Mar, a popular resort town with a picturesque Blue Flag Beach. Choose to continue north to reach Cap de Creus, an alluring natural park just 25k south of France or spend the rest of your yacht charter sailing in and out of beautiful bays around Costa Brava. If continuing north, you should be aware that sailing towards the French border can bring challenges for novice sailors. If you are not a seasoned sailor, we recommend that you book a skipper or captain with your Barcelona yacht charter.
Want some more great tips to help you plan the ultimate sailing holiday in Barcelona? Contact our Zizoo team of Boat Holiday Experts seven days a week for help selecting the right boat and route for your upcoming holiday in Spain.