Frequently asked questions about boat rental in Barcelona
Which are the ports where there are charter boats in Barcelona?
You can book sailing boats, motor boats and catamarans in the main ports where we have boats for rent in the city of Barcelona. These are:
- Port Olímpic:
Located between the beaches of Nova Icària and Barceloneta. In addition to picking up your charter boat there, we suggest that you visit one of their restaurants and bars.
- Port Forum:
Located at Carrer de la Pau, 12, 08930 Sant Adrià de Besòs.
- Port Barcelona:
Commercial, logistics, energy, sports and passenger port. The Port Vell is located at Moll del Dipòsit, 08039.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Barcelona?
Factors that may influence the price: type of boat, length, age, capacity, season, duration of sailing, with or without skipper, extras, etc.
1 day: from 800 euros in low season and 1,200 euros in high season
1 week: from 3,900 euros in low season and 6,500 euros in high season
With skipper: from 180 ? per day
1 day: from 850 euros in low season and 1,200 euros in high season
1 week: from 3,000 euros in low season and 4,800 euros in high season
With skipper: from 180 ? per day
1 day: from 200 ? in low season and 260 ? in high season
1 week: from 1,000 euros in low season and 1,500 euros in high season
With skipper: from 150 ? per day
1 day: from 330 euros in low season and 360 euros in high season
1 week: from 1,200 euros in low season and 1,700 in high season
With skipper: from 150 ? per day
What is the weather like in Barcelona?
The city of Barcelona enjoys a maritime Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and cool winters. The hottest month is usually July with maximum temperatures exceeding 30ºC. In October and November the temperatures are usually still pleasant. Barcelona is generally sunny, but in the winter months more rain is recorded than in the other seasons of the year. The high sailing season coincides with the northern summer. We suggest booking your charter boat in advance if you want to sail at that time.
Can I rent a boat with or without a skipper in Barcelona? What is the price of a boat rental in Barcelona?
Yes, in Barcelona we offer different types of boats for rent, and also with or without a skipper. To sail without a skipper there are two options, having a sailing license (usually the PER), or rent a boat for which no license is needed ( up to 15 hp and 5 meters long). There are small boats for sailing without a license or a skipper from 150 ? per day. While a small sailboat can cost about 1000 ? per week, if you need a skipper you will have to add an extra of about 150 ? per day. The catamarans have a basic price and a total price to which we recommend to pay attention because it includes extras that are mandatory and increase the cost.
What can I do on board a charter boat in Barcelona?
By renting a boat in Barcelona for a few hours you can see this amazing city and its skyline along its wonderful coast. The recommended boats for this daytime adventure are the launches, for their speed to go from beach to beach or the sailing boats. As they do not depend on fuel, sailboats usually offer a lower value than motor boats, so it may be a cheaper plan. Also, if you or one of your companions has a license to rent a boat without a skipper in Barcelona, the price will also be reduced. For cheap plans, the boats without license always remain a good option.
Whichever boat you sail on a regular basis, you will have the possibility to dive into the Mediterranean Sea, get a tan in the sun, or if you feel like it, look for an option that also allows you to fish or practice water sports. If you are lucky enough to rent a boat for the whole day, days or weeks, you can set off for the spectacular Costa Brava, the Garraf coast, the Costa Dorada or the beautiful Balearic Islands. In this case if you rent the boat with a skipper, either to an individual or a charter company through our platform, the captain will undoubtedly be able to add his experience to advise you on better anchorages, coves, restaurants and more.
Barcelona has it all: golden beaches bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and modern ports; museums, history, lively neighbourhoods, nightlife, markets, squares, good food and spectacular architecture – Barcelona has Gaudi and Barça! Its eclecticism seduces all who visit it. And there are many of them: it is the city that receives the most tourists in all of Spain. Visit the magical Barcelona too and rent a boat to make your experience even more amazing.
What areas are there to sail near Barcelona?
- Arenys de Mar
- El Masnou
- Premià de Mar
- Badalona Marina
- Port Ginesta
- The Ballis
What can I do in the city of Barcelona?
- The city’s characteristic neighbourhoods…
Every neighbourhood in the city of Barcelona is unique. We suggest to walk around the city to distinguish the particular imprint of each one of them. The Gothic Quarter stands out for its Roman reminiscences, its spectacular Cathedral, its narrow streets, its squares and gargoyles. The Eixample district, divided by Passeig de Gracia, has exclusive international shops, is home to Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, and several art noveau buildings. Gracia used to be a town apart, and you can still notice its particularity in its architecture, shops and bohemian atmosphere. The Gracia neighborhood festival in August is an event not to be missed if you plan to rent a boat in Barcelona during that time. El Born, where the Textile Museum and the Picasso Museum are located, has modern cafés, boutiques and a good nightlife. El Raval is attractive for its multiculturalism and authenticity. And La Barceloneta, a seafaring district famous for its beach, is another area you can discover in the majestic city of Barcelona.
- Walk along the most famous street…
La Rambla is the best known street in the city. A pedestrian walk of approximately 1 kilometer with lively bars, shops and points of interest. It links Plaza Catalunya with the port and is a must for those who rent a boat in Barcelona.
- Visit the city’s beaches…
Barcelona has 4.2 kilometres of beaches just 10 minutes from the city centre. In addition to sailing along the coast in your rental boat, take a bath, get a tan, play volleyball or do water sports. Barceloneta and Sant Miquel beach are two of the most central and traditional beaches in the city. In the surroundings you will find many chiringuitos where you can have a drink and spend a good time with your loved ones. The high season for beaches is from the end of April to the end of September. In the low season not all the toilets are open, nor is there any lifeguard service. We also recommend that you check the council’s website to see which beaches are suitable for people with reduced mobility, and which ones can be visited with pets.
- Discover the squares in Barcelona…
Squares in Barcelona have always been and still are a meeting point. The main squares in the city are: Plaza Catalunya, surrounded by shopping centres, the main streets and public transport lines converge there; Plaza España, where an old bullring stands out, today the Las Arenas shopping centre, a monumental fountain and the Venetian towers; the Plaza de Sant Jaume, in the Gothic Quarter, is a historical and political place, where the City Hall building and the Palace of the Generalitat are located: the Plaza Real, also located in the Gothic Quarter, has spectacular architecture, good restaurants and street lights designed by Gaudí himself.
- Marvel at its architecture…
Antoni Gaudí, the most famous modernist architect in the world, left his legacy in his hometown. Inspired by nature, religion and love for Catalonia, Gaudí left his mark on Barcelona’s architecture forever. In the city of Barcelona you can visit different works of Gaudí, among them: Park Güell, Casa Batlló, Sagrada Familia, Casa Milá also known as La Pedrera, Casa Vicens, Casa Bellesguard and the street lights of Plaza Real. The Sagrada Familia, the most visited unfinished temple in the world, is undoubtedly Gaudí’s most famous work. Visit this World Heritage Site and marvel at every detail – climb one of its towers to enjoy beautiful views! Casa Vicens, originally a private summer house, has recently been opened to tourism. The house was built between 1883 -1888, when the young Gaudi was going through his orientalist phase. To know the works of Gaudí, we suggest you to buy the tickets in the website of each one of these touristic points of interest. That way, you will get better prices and avoid long lines.
- Taste its gastronomy…
Not for nothing one of the biggest tourist attractions of the city of Barcelona is the Boqueria Market. It has over 300 stalls with fresh products that invite all tastes to eat there. The seafood and sausages are not to be missed. We offer water excursions that include traditional food and tapas.
- Walk around its green areas…
In the city of Barcelona you will find many green spaces, and mountains suitable for hiking and outdoor activities. We suggest you go to the Parc de la Ciutadella, the first public park in the city. A real open-air museum, it has several sculptures, a lake where you can rent boats and a monumental waterfall. Visit Montjüic and Mount Tibidabo for the best panoramic views of the city. On Montjuic you can’t miss the light show at the Magic Fountain, Montjüic Castle, the Olympic Stadium, the Catalonia Art Museum and the Joan Miró Foundation. Mount Tibidabo, with its 512 metres, is the highest peak in the Collserola mountain range. On the magical mountain you will find many attractions, including an Amusement Park and the Temple of the Sacred Heart. Ah! and if you like challenges visit the garden-museum of the Laberint d’Horta Park and solve the riddle that this plant labyrinth will present.
How to get to Barcelona?
If you decide to rent a boat in the city of Barcelona, you can get there by air, land or sea. The Barcelona – El Prat Airport is the second most important airport in Spain and has connections to the main cities in the world. The city of Barcelona also has excellent roads and a network of high-speed trains, a very efficient option for those moving within Spanish territory. Keep in mind that in the city of Barcelona the distances are not very extensive so from the center you can walk to many tourist attractions. Public transport works well, but if you want your visit to the city to be even more sustainable you can choose to move around by bicycle.