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From Barcelona: Costa Brava Kayaking and Snorkeling Day Trip

1. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Kayaking and Snorkeling Day Trip

Discover the Costa Brava on a day trip from Barcelona. Snorkel and Kayak in the Mediterranean. Explore caves and coves and learn about local flora and fauna. Savor a picnic in a stunning natural setting and end your experience with a refreshing drink at a bar in central Barcelona. Depart Barcelona and journey along the Costa Brava for approximately 1 hour to reach the start point of your exciting kayak and snorkel adventure. Upon arrival at the beach, get outfitted with all the necessary equipment and listen to the instructions from your guide. Explore secluded beaches and rocky caves by kayak, and swim and snorkel among the native marine life. Encounter volcanic cliffs towering above the shimmering waters, brimming with fish, sea urchins, coral formations, and more. Along the way, enjoy a picnic lunch and complimentary water, and get plenty of free time to chill out on a white sand beach. Head back into the heart of Barcelona at the end of your adventure, and enjoy a round of beer or sangria at a bar on arrival.

Barcelona: PADI Discover Scuba Diving

2. Barcelona: PADI Discover Scuba Diving

This "try dive" is an activity recommended for scuba beginners. This experience lasts three hours, the first 35 minutes of which will consist of a briefing on how the equipment works, how to communicate underwater using hand signals, and how the tour will go. Afterwards, get fitted in the provided wetsuit and boots in the changing room. When you get to the water, your guide will break up the activity step by step, and you'll have plenty of time to get used to each one at your own pace. Starting from the beach makes everything easier, especially for your ears as you'll have more time to get used to the pressure. In general, you can stay under the water for about an hour — this, of course, depends on you because the faster you breathe, the quicker you'll go through the air in your tank. During the dive, your guides will snap some photos and videos, so you will have a souvenir from the activity.

From Barcelona: 8-Hour Costa Brava Kayak and Snorkel Tour

3. From Barcelona: 8-Hour Costa Brava Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Try something different during your time in Barcelona and explore the wild coast of the Costa Brava by kayak. Travel by private coach from the city center to a picturesque beach, where the qualified guides will navigate you to places only accessible from the water. Discover secret coves and small caves, and get up close and personal with the beautiful sea life. Avail of an activity that requires no previous experience and is a gentle and relaxing day out for all the family. As long as you can swim, you can marvel at the rugged cliffs and coastline from a different perspective. Get the chance to jump from rocks and go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a lunch of sandwiches, freshly prepared on the beach and served with a selection of delicious hams and cheese. Don't worry about getting travel sports insurance as full injury insurance is included. In the unlikely event that anything should happen to you, you'll be covered.

Barcelona: Two-Hour Midday or Sunset Sailing Cruise

4. Barcelona: Two-Hour Midday or Sunset Sailing Cruise

Soak up the views of Barcelona from the sea on a cruise along the seafront. Board a luxury yacht and enjoy the ambiance on board with an open bar and music. Your trip starts from the very heart of the city. Before setting sail from the spectacular marina, determine your itinerary as a crew. Then leave the land far behind and begin an exciting journey of discovery.  Cruise three or four miles offshore, and take your time to unwind. Feel free to get involved in the running of the yacht and even the planning and navigation. Admire Barcelona's beautiful skyline from open water; enjoy the views of the beach as you travel into stunning blue waters. Feel refreshed with light snacks, cool drinks and – weather permitting – a swim in the sea. The yacht is fully equipped and meets all standards of comfort and safety. Relax with friends and family, and create unforgettable memories together.

Barcelona: Sailing Cruise and Vineyard Visit with Tasting

5. Barcelona: Sailing Cruise and Vineyard Visit with Tasting

Have an exclusive sailing experience on board a luxury sailboat and sail to one of the oldest wine regions in Spain, where you'll visit a wine cellar and taste 3 Mediterranean organic wines.   Board a unique and luxury sailboat and travel along the coast while taking in views of Barcelona’s landmarks and skyline. While sailing, enjoy some snacks like olives, chips or crackers and soft drinks, beer, water, wine, or champagne. After sailing, arrive at Alella harbor, and a private transfer will take you to the vineyard. Expert sommeliers will welcome you at this family winery, a beautiful 14th-century structure surrounded by vineyards and the Mediterranean Sea.   Stroll along its vineyards that have been cultivated for 25 years, now cultivated using modern and organic techniques. The wines of Alella have a long history: during the Middle Ages, they were favorites in the Barcelona Cathedral, later becoming one of the quality wines exported from Catalonia throughout the world. After a relaxing morning tasting 3 of their exclusive wines, return to the city in a luxury minivan.

Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkeling Tour with Lunch and Beer

6. Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkeling Tour with Lunch and Beer

Meeting your group You start the day meeting one of our Barcelona Day Trip guides to take our transfer bus from Arc de Triomf in Barcelona. It’s just over an hour up the coast of Spain in our air-conditioned minibus or coach. Plenty of time to get to know your group or have a sleep if you enjoyed some late night sangria and tapas the evening before. Get ready at the beach When you arrive you’ll meet your kayak tour guide, change into your swimwear, get all your snorkel gear and equipment, take part in our safety briefing, and learn some basic kayaking techniques. Your kayak tour From here you’ll launch off the beach and into the water to start your kayak tour. Your guide will lead you while inspiring you about the area, sea life and all the natural wonders to be observed. You’ll be taken on an exciting and relaxing journey that for most, is the highlight of their holiday. Expect some laughs, some funny moments and to be in and out of the water a lot! Enjoy stops along the way to try some snorkelling, exploring coves, eat a delicious picnic lunch, and paddle through an unforgettably scenic coastline. Maybe you’ll take part in a kayak race, be lucky enough to see an octopus while you snorkel, see some bats, splash your guide, be terrified by old pirate legends, or even fall in the water yourself. Arrive back at the beach After your tour, you arrive on the beach with time to relax with your toes in the sand. When you've taken back your snorkel gear and other equipment, we'll give you a free beer, sangria or coffee. You could play some Volleyball with the public nets, go for a cocktail in a local bar or if you're very hungry, pick up some tapas in one of the many restaurants. There is also the opportunity to have a short walk along the coast of the bay to different viewpoints or to pick up some souvenirs. We usually have around an hour and a half of free time before heading back to Barcelona. Head back to Barcelona The general feeling after the tour is satisfaction of body and mind. That beautiful feeling of accomplishment from a bit of sport and a lot of fun. This tour really does set you up for a lovely evening whatever your plans! Requirements: You must be able to swim to join this tour.

Barcelona: Coastline Boat Trip with Snacks and Cava

7. Barcelona: Coastline Boat Trip with Snacks and Cava

Spend unforgettable moments onboard a luxury sailboat as you explore Barcelona's picturesque coastline. Throughout the cruise, enjoy complimentary beer, water, soft drinks, and a bottle of cava and snacks. After the crew welcomes you on board with a short presentation, you will set sail near the coastline of Barcelona. All you have to do is relax and get carried away on an incredible sailing journey. Feel the fresh sea breeze and dive into the clear waters during a stop for swimming. Meet new people from all around the world and be mesmerized by a breathtaking view over Barcelona.

Barcelona: Parasailing Experience

8. Barcelona: Parasailing Experience

Start the activity at the Port Forum where you will receive an introductory lesson on parasailing safety. Then, you will be ready to enjoy a fantastic parasailing experience over the city of Barcelona. Feel the adrenaline as you soar up to 150 meters in the air. From this unique vantage point, observe the skyline of the city and its beautiful coastline. See if you can spot famous landmarks of the city, including the Sagrada Familia in the distance.

Barcelona 1-Hour Paddle Surfing

9. Barcelona 1-Hour Paddle Surfing

Head down to the Olympic Port in Barcelona, on your own or with friends, for 1 hour of paddle surfing in the Mediterranean! Stand up paddle surfing, also known as paddle boarding, is a popular watersport that originated in Hawaii as an offshoot of windsurfing. You’ll surf on a large, stable board using a paddle, with equipment provided. It's much easier than windsurfing and anyone can learn! If it’s your first time, the tour provider’s staff will teach you the basic techniques before you head out into the water. Although it’s not as physically demanding as windsurfing it's still a great workout.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Sailing Experience with Refreshments

10. Barcelona: 2-Hour Sailing Experience with Refreshments

Discover the beautiful coastline of Barcelona on a yacht tour. See the Port of Barcelona, Barceloneta beach, the Castle of Montjuic, and the Tibidabo mountain from a unique perspective on the Mediterranean Sea. Set sail out of the inner marina and admire some of the most luxurious, private mega yachts of the Mediterranean sea moored at One Ocean Marina at Port Vell. Then pass by the famous shopping Center Maremagnum built on the dock, and see the famous statue of Christopher Columbus. Marvel at the World Trade Center building before your ship sets course for the northern mouth of the port of Barcelona. Just before the northern entry of the Port of Barcelona, pass under the largest drawbridge in Spain that gives access to one of the most important commercial ports of the Mediterranean Sea. Once you're out of the harbor, the sails are hoisted and you'll sail along the coast of Barcelona, to enjoy the incredible views of the city. See landmarks such as the Modern W Hotel, the beach of the Barceloneta, the Castle of Montjuic, the Olympic Towers, and Sagrada Familia all from a whole new angle. In the background, the Tibidabo mountain frames the city. Enjoy the sensation of being out on the open sea and feel the salty breeze while savoring some delicious local specialties and Spanish wine or Catalan Cava.

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What people are saying about Barcelona

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 254 reviews

The organisers were great and gave us a one on one tutorial on using a Segway safely. They made sure we felt comfortable before hitting the streets and they were always close by in case of anything. We visited a lot of the main tourist sites in Barcelona and enjoyed the tour. Also a really fun tour to do on a Segway. Would definitely recommend. Our tour guide was more than happy to snap some pictures and videos of us too.

Superb experience, the guides really make the difference for this activity, they take care of you. I highly recommend if you want a day combining discovery, sport and a change of scenery. If you are French, don't worry, Fabio and his wife speak French very well. Thanks again to them.

The experience was wonderful. Martin the captain was amazing and Pablo who was playing the guitar beyond expectations.

Alex was super nice! Great experience. We learned a lot and Alex made sure we rode the Segways safely

Great trip. Ocean swimming if desired. Tour around the coast. Recommend this trip.