Barcelona Water sports

Our most recommended Barcelona Water sports

Barcelona: PADI Discover Scuba Diving

1. Barcelona: PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Explore the underwater world of Barcelona on this scuba diving experience, specially designed for people who have never dived before. Learn about the equipment and how to communicate underwater from your instructor before diving under the waves. Get underwater videos and photos of your activity. This "try dive" is an activity recommended for scuba beginners. The first 35 minutes will consist of a briefing on how the equipment works, how to communicate underwater using hand signals, and how the tour will go. Afterward, 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.

Barcelona: Sunset Sailing Tour with Drinks and Snacks

2. Barcelona: Sunset Sailing Tour with Drinks and Snacks

Board your modern sailing yacht at Moll de la Marina, Port Olimpic. Enjoy the unique experience of sailing when it slowly gets dark and the sun colors everything red. Take in the view of the Barcelona skyline from a different perspective. After a short safety instruction from the captain, drop the moorings and set sail from the port. Spot some of Barcelona’s onshore highlights immediately, including the enormous "golden fish" and Barcelona’s twin towers. Sip your complimentary cold drink and a small snack, as the wind slowly pushes your yacht out to sea. Soak in the beautiful deep blue color of the Mediterranean and the sweeping view of Barcelona’s skyline and see, at a glance, how the city developed from ancient times to today. Weather permitting, drop the anchor and enjoy a short swim. Perhaps you will get lucky and see the local aquatic wildlife, including moonfish and sunfish, turtles, dolphins, and perhaps even whales.

Barcelona: Coastline Boat Trip with Snacks and Cava

3. 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: 2-Hour Sunset Sailboat Trip

4. Barcelona: 2-Hour Sunset Sailboat Trip

Bask out in the ocean sun, while gaining a new perspective of the city. Your guide will point out the Sagrada Familia, the Tibidabo and more. Learn how to sail the boat, or just swim and relax. There are beers, water and colas available on board, along with a small selection of snacks. Try paddle boarding or just float about using floating toys onboard. Make friends with other tourists while on the boat, and make your visit to Barcelona even more memorable.  During winter (December, January, February) it is recommend to bring a jacket. Swimming is still possible, just not commonly braved.

Barcelona: 3-Hour Sailing Course

5. Barcelona: 3-Hour Sailing Course

While in Barcelona, choose this unique activity that's both eco-friendly and fun. Your skippers speak several languages very well, the staff is international, and the boats are in perfect condition.  Meet the skippers and sail course instructors at Port Olimpic in the center of Barcelona. There, you will be assigned to a group according to your experience and skill set, whether you are a beginner or a more advanced sailor.  Once on board the boat, practice spectacular sailing maneuvers with your skipper. You'll work in small groups for a more intimate experience, and to make sure you have a full grasp on the safety and technical instructions.  Pick up hands-on tips as you learn how to steer a boat. Enjoy breathtaking views of Barcelona and its coastline en route to becoming an accomplished sailor.

Barcelona: Small-Group Parasailing Experience

6. Barcelona: Small-Group Parasailing Experience

See Barcelona from a different perspective on a 12-minute parasailing experience. Let the adrenaline course through your body as you fly 150 meters high above the sea, with 360-degree uninterrupted views. Meet your tour by the water, where you'll receive a briefing and will board your speedboat. Set off and feel the cool sea breeze blow over you as you whizz across the bay with views of Barcelona in the background. Then, kit up and sail in the sky to enjoy striking views from up above before safely landing back in your boat.

Barcelona: Tossa de Mar Kayaking, Snorkeling & Cave Day Tour

7. Barcelona: Tossa de Mar Kayaking, Snorkeling & Cave Day Tour

Discover the Costa Brava region on a full-day trip of snorkeling, kayaking, and sightseeing. Enjoy a local guide, round-trip transportation from Barcelona in a private, air-conditioned van, Mediterranean coves and caves, wildlife sightings, a traditional lunch, and a tour of Tossa de Mar's Old Town. Meet your guide in Barcelona and travel to Tossa de Mar in a private van, complete with WiFi and air conditioning. Peek out the window for spectacular vistas, including the Mediterranean Sea, Costa Brava beaches, and stunning mountain peaks, before arriving in Tossa de Mar. Get outfitted with kayaking and snorkeling equipment, review the day's agenda, and then board your kayak to cruise up the coastline. Explore hidden sea caves, marvel at the rugged cliffs, and watch for local wildlife. Take a break from kayaking to swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear water. Continue your trip with a typical Mediterranean lunch before venturing to Tossa de Mar's Old Town. Marvel at the 13th-century Villa Vella, walk to the lighthouse, and visit local shops before meeting your guide, boarding the bus, and returning to Barcelona.

Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Lunch and Beach

8. Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Lunch and Beach

Meet your guide and take the private transfer to the coast by air-conditioned bus from near the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona. It’s just over an hour up the coast of Spain in our air-conditioned minibus or bus. Arrive at the kayaking base camp and meet your kayak tour guide. Change into your swimwear, get snorkeling gear and equipment, and take part in a safety briefing to learn some basic kayaking techniques. Launch off the beach and into the water to start your 3-hour kayak tour. Hear about local flora and fauna from your guide as you admire the dynamic coastline. Stop along the way to try some snorkeling and exploring coves. Savor a classic Spanish Bocadillo with chorizo for lunch along the way. Have the option to take part in a kayak race. Keep a lookout for marine life like an octopus while you snorkel. Watch swooping bats, splash your guide, and be terrified by old pirate legends. After your tour, arrive on the beach and enjoy 3 hours of free time. Cool off and spend your free time exploring. Play a game of volleyball with the public nets, go for a cocktail or tapas in a local bar, or enjoy a walk along the coastline. Take the opportunity to have a beautiful walk along the coast of the bay to different viewpoints or to pick up some souvenirs. Return to Barcelona by bus at the end of the day.

Barcelona: Scenic Sailboat Tour with Snacks and Drinks

9. Barcelona: Scenic Sailboat Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Board the boat at Moll de la Marina, Port Olimpic at either 9.30 AM , 13:30 PM or 17.30 pm for a 1-hour sailing trip off the splendid coast of Barcelona. With a small group of no more than nine people and a personal skipper, take in the view of the Barcelona skyline from a different perspective. After a short safety instruction from the captain, drop the moorings and set sail from the port. Spot some of Barcelona’s onshore highlights immediately, including the enormous "golden fish" and Barcelona’s twin towers. Sip your complimentary cold drink and a small snack, as the wind slowly pushes your yacht out to sea. Soak in the beautiful deep blue color of the Mediterranean and the sweeping view of Barcelona’s skyline and see, in a glance, how the city developed from the ancient times to today. Weather permitting, drop the anchor and enjoy a short swim. Perhaps you will get lucky and see the local aquatic wildlife, including moonfish and sunfish, turtles, dolphins, and perhaps even whales.

Barcelona: Sailing Cruise with Snacks, Drinks, & Paddleboard

10. Barcelona: Sailing Cruise with Snacks, Drinks, & Paddleboard

Explore Barcelona from a sailing boat with a professional skipper on this sightseeing cruise trip. Soak up the sun with drinks, snacks, snorkeling gear, and SUP board included. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the highlights of the city skyline as music fills your ears. Escape the city as you sail away from the Barcelona port and cruise along the Catalan coast. Get an insight into Barcelona's landmarks and culture from your skipper. Savor vermouth, rosé, white wine, beer, coffee, and snacks. Then, make a swim stop in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. If the weather is suitable, you can also use the snorkeling equipment or stand-up paddleboard provided.

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What people are saying about Barcelona

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 254 reviews

My first experience with scubadiving but definitely one of the most amazing experience, from the trip with Matias , with the training we had with the instructor Georgina which mad everything much more enjoyable as i was hesitate at the beginning, then the lunch at the local restaurant was another memorable experience, definitely will come back and explore further and highly recommend this tour guide.

We had a wonderful sunset sail. Our "Captain" was a delight and provided a great atmosphere to see Barcelona at sunset! It was a lovely sail and a perfect way to end our visit in Barcelona. To see Barcelona from the water provides a different experience to the hustle and bustle of this wonderful city. We highly recommend this tour.

It was very successful trip and everything went well! The guide was very nice and helpful and it was nice that the guide took pictures throughout the trip. ☺️

Really fun activities. Awesome beach. Harry was amazing, guided all along as a friend, grateful he was our guide.

Brilliant day. Harry was great. We got a decent amount of time out on the water too