Rent a boat in Barcelona
You can find boats available to rent with or without a skipper in Barcelona on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats, catamarans, motorboats and more in Barcelona and/or in the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check-in is allowed on selected boats. To truly experience the breathtaking skyline from the sea, rent a boat charter in Barcelona for a week with a skipper.
Port Olimpic, the hub of boat rentals in central Barcelona, is an ideal place from which to set sail and provides a base from which to explore nearby attractions including beautiful beaches, Frank Gehry’s iconic golden fish installation and the perennial family favourite – the Barcelona zoo.
With its culture, warm weather, endless activities and excursions, boat hires in Barcelona is a well-desired tourist destination for foreigners. Located in northeastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia.
There are different types of boats to choose from. You may choose to do a catamaran cruise in Barcelona and sail to Costa Brava. Or why not make a yacht hire in Barcelona for a week and explore the Balearic Islands! The possibilities are endless so start planning the sailing experience you want today. Check out Nautal’s boats available in Barcelona such as fishing boats
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Barcelona?
Renting a boat in Barcelona costs from 174 £ per day in low season and from 851 £ for a week. In high season, the price of renting a boat in Barcelona begins from 294 £ per day and from 1659 £ for a week. Prices vary depending on different factors such as type of boat, length, age, capacity, if you book with or without a skipper, extras, etc.
Is it possible to rent a boat in Barcelona with or without a skipper?
Renting a boat in Barcelona with a skipper is ideal if you want to be guided through the best places in the area and get the most out of your sailing experience. An additional cost of a skipper per day starts from 188 £. You can rent a boat in Barcelona without a skipper if you have the appropriate licence or if there are boats available to rent that do not require a licence. It is without a doubt a great idea to be the captain of your own boat if you are an experienced sailor.
How is the weather in Barcelona?
As you already know the Mediterranean climate of Barcelona is one of its treasures. Temperatures in summer are nice warm heat, but not too hot with average temperatures ranging from 22°C and 27°C. The weather is mild in the winter with an annual average of 16°C and lows of 8°C. The Mediterranean sea temperatures in Barcelona and the surrounding areas during the summer on average are 19.5°C and 25°C. These temperatures are ideal for a Barcelona boat hire, especially during the warmer months of July and August.
What to do in Barcelona?
Barcelona has 5km of beach divided into different beaches. Barceloneta is the most well known amongst them as it is located in the heart of the old city, where most visitors concentrate for its cuisine and pedestrian areas. It is also a great place to skateboard, roller skate or bike with its long stretch of the path behind the beach, great atmosphere and views.
Take a Barcelona harbour tour and visit other beaches that are located close to the city like Bogatell, Nova Icaria, Mar Bella and more, with a total of 9 sandbanks along the coast of Barcelona. Each of these beaches offers sun worshippers the best services and equipment necessary to enjoy the best water sports experience. Paddleboarding, surfing, kayaking, sailing courses or flyboarding in Port Olimpic are some of the activities that can compliment your visits and add excitement and bundles of enjoyment to your trip.
Again, Barcelona's superior transport links allow easy access to beaches a little out of the city such as; Sitges, Vilanova South or North Blanes with the very beginning of the Costa Brava.
Rent a yacht in Barcelona and enjoy Costa Brava’s tranquil waters and views of Barcelona on your boat trip. If you are looking for a party boat in Barcelona, why not spend a day sailing with views of the city. Boat parties are a perfect plan for engagement parties, team building exercises and even birthday parties. What could possibly be missing in your private boat cruise in Barcelona?
Boat rentals in Barcelona are always a good decision! During your Barcelona harbour cruise you should refresh yourself with freshly squeezed juices and a few tapas in the famous Spanish Chiringuitos! Spelt xiringuitos in Catalan, this is an excellent snack or full meal with patatas bravas, hamburgers and even fresh fruits.
Other than exploring quirky streets, museums and beautiful beaches, Barcelona has many other places you should experience.
One of the most visited monuments is the Sagrada Familia, a spectacular and impressive work of Antonio Gaudi, which would guarantee even the least cultured spectator to leave feeling inspired. Other Gaudi masterpieces of architecture include the beautiful modernist buildings that are Casa Batllo and La Pedrera, both located on the Paseo de Gracia, one of the most representative streets for its business.
If you are a fan of traditional markets with fresh produce, you will find these in the Mercado de San Jose, better known as La Boqueria. Located in the heart of the Ramblas, there is a pedestrian walkway that crosses the city. This is the perfect way to breathe in the essence of the city.
For those of you who are football fans, do not miss out on the chance to visit Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona Football Club.
Another natural area, away from the Barcelona crowds, that is definitely worth a visit is Tibidabo.
Catalan cuisine offers delicious products and dishes full of Mediterranean tradition so the vegetables, fruit, fish and meat are a must. It would be rude not to taste a Paella and bread with tomato whilst visiting the region of Catalunya. Furthermore, it is imperative that you also try the esqueixada, the roasted vegetables, bread coca, country bread and home made tapas, all cooked and prepared with exclusive olive oil.
In Barcelona rentals such as catamarans and yachts also have the option to hire a chef on board! Home cooked Paella while relaxing listening to the water on your sailing trip, what more could you be missing?
Which are the most popular ports in Barcelona?
There are 2 ports in Barcelona's city centre called Port Vell and Port Olimpic. The entry to the Ports is accessible. The prevailing winds in summer S and NE and in winter they are Tramontana and Mistral.
There is one more port a little outside of the city known as Port Ginesta. Although outside the city centre, this port is still easily accessible through Barcelona´s great transport links.
If you prefer to avoid the hustle and bustle of crowds then maybe renting a boat from Badalona Port would be the perfect option for you. To complement this, chartering a catamaran could also be an enjoyable experience cruising along the calm waters.
Other sailing areas in Barcelona
A Barcelona boat rental is ideal to visit sailing areas close by! There are a few sailing areas you can go to during your day trips in Barcelona.
How to get to Barcelona?
Barcelona is easily accessible by either plane, train, car or boat. El Prat Airport is 16km from the city which is connected either by bus or train to the city centre. Barcelona also has direct train connections to major destinations and high-speed trains that allow pedestrians to travel anywhere without difficulty.
To get to you boat trip in Barcelona harbours such as Port Olimpic by bus, metro or taxi.