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Lloret de Mar: Catamaran Sailing Experience with BBQ

1. Lloret de Mar: Catamaran Sailing Experience with BBQ

Enjoy the ultimate day of fun in the sun with a sailing trip along the Costa Brava. Climb aboard a beautiful catamaran in Lloret de Mar and set sail. Lie in the big net bow area and feel the sensation of floating over the sea while listening to music and having a drink.   After 1 hour of sailing past the stunning landscape of cliffs, caves, secluded beaches and fishing villages, the boat will stop at a quiet spot. Swim in a small inlet, play on the giant floating mattress, or go snorkeling in the beautiful waters. Top off the experience with complimentary drinks including beer, sangria, soft drinks, and water. Return to Lloret de Mar with the music turned up, as you soak in the atmosphere.

From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

2. From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

Discover one of the best snorkeling spots off the Costa Brava on this wonderful eco tour. Explore the seven islands of the Medes Islands archipelago, located just a mile from L’Estartit beach. See the incredible marine flora and fauna as you snorkel through this beautiful nature reserve. Meet at the local partner's shop where you guide will welcome you and give you the snorkeling equipment. Watch a short video on the Medes Islands and the marine life you can see there. Then get on board a small boat and depart for the islands. When you arrive at the archipelago, jump into the water in groups of 8 to 10 people with a guide who will show you the best spots to see the fishes. After 50 minutes of snorkeling, return to the boat and you enjoy time for swimming or relaxing on deck. Take a short cruise around the islands before returning to the harbor, where your tour will end.

Costa Brava: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

3. Costa Brava: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

Meet your small group at the Sant Pol Kayaking School right by the beach. After a short introduction and safety briefing, you'll have time to get kitted out before taking to the waters. Explore secluded beaches and rocky caves by kayak, and swim and snorkel among the native marine life for 2 hours with your French-speaking guide. Encounter volcanic cliffs towering above the shimmering waters, brimming with fish, sea urchins, coral formations, and more before heading back to the main beach. Re-energized, take the opportunity to explore the rugged cliffs and the coastline at your own pace. Or, if you're feeling laid-back, relax and sunbathe on the white sand beach.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Kayaking and Snorkeling Day Trip

4. 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.

Tossa de Mar: PADI Discovery Scuba Diving

5. Tossa de Mar: PADI Discovery Scuba Diving

The "try dive" is an activity recommended for beginners in scuba. The entire 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 kitted out in the provided wetsuit and boots in the changing room. Once you are ready, hop in the van for just five minutes and prepare for the fun to start. Because the dive site is directly connected with the beach, you'll be enjoying a shore dive off Mar Menuda Beach.  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. Stay under the water for about an hour — this, of course, depends on you, because the more nervous you are, the faster you breathe, and the quicker you'll go through the air in your tank. During the dive, your guides will snap some photos/videos, so you will have a souvenir from the activity.

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

6. 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. Navigate with a guide to places that are only accessible from the water. Meet your guide in Barcelona and being your kayaking adventure. Discover secret coves and small caves. Get up close to marine life and enjoy an activity that requires no previous experience. Discover a gentle and relaxing day out for all the family. Go for a dip and 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.  Refuel with a lunch of freshly prepared hams and cheese sandwiches on the beach. 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.

From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

7. From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

Cruise aboard a comfortable catamaran on this day trip from Roses to the National Park of the Medes Islands. Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa. Sip on soft drinks and sangria as you sail and savor a BBQ lunch.  Hop aboard a spacious boat and disembark from Roses. Glide through the Bay of Roses on the spectacular Costa Brava on your way to the Medes Islands. Weave through the islands, admiring views of the village of Estartit and the Montgrí massif.  Stop at Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa about 2 hours where you can swim in turquoise waters and sunbathe on deck. Meanwhile, the crew will prepare a mouth-watering barbecue meal and serving it on board.  After a full and relaxing day enjoying the sun and the sea, the crew will lift the anchor and take you back to Roses.

L'Estartit: Try Dive & Snorkeling in Montgrí National Park

8. L'Estartit: Try Dive & Snorkeling in Montgrí National Park

Discover one of the best diving spots off the Costa Brava on this wonderful 3-hour tour. Get a safety briefing and introduction to diving as you prepare for your first underwater drive. Hop on a diver’s boat and sail out to the stunning coast of the Natural Park of el Montgrí, a great spot for entering the ocean as a beginner diver.   After you have become familiar with the necessary breathing techniques, you will begin your first dive, guided by a qualified instructor. Your personal guide will accompany you and attend to you during the whole activity.   Spend up to 20 minutes exploring the tranquil underwater world and seeing a huge variety of marine wildlife. After the dive, you will have time to snorkel around the area by yourself before you get on the boat back to the harbor.      

Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Beginner's Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

9. Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Beginner's Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

Explore Cala dels Frares, Punta de Garbí, S'adolix, and the surrounding Costa Brava region with a beginner's kayaking and snorkeling tour. Marvel at the hidden coves as you paddle along the rugged coastline. Stop to snorkel at the remote Cala Vigatà beach and watch for native fish and wildlife. Begin your tour by meeting your guide, gathering your snorkeling and kayaking equipment, and learning essential safety techniques and how to maneuver a sit-on-top kayak. Then it's time to board your kayak and cruise south to Cala dels Frares, Punta de Garbí, and S'adolix. Explore hidden coves, marvel at the rugged cliffs, and watch for local wildlife as you float above a water wonderland. Take a break at Cala Vigatà or snorkel in the cove's clear waters before kayaking back to the beach to end the tour.

Tossa de Mar: Paddle Surfing and Cave Tour

10. Tossa de Mar: Paddle Surfing and Cave Tour

Discover Costa Brava in Catalonia’s coastal region for a surf, swim, and tour of the caves. Spend your time in Tossa de Mar trying out or improving at paddle surfing on the scenic beaches by the Balearic Sea. Own the waves of Tossa de Mar’s pristine beaches and show off your paddling skills. If it’s your first time paddle surfing, get some tips from your instructor on how to have a smooth sail. Visit caves big and small, open and hidden, and admire the unique rock formations. Follow the coastline to admire views of the jagged cliffs and clear waters. Hop off the paddle and take a swim at any time to cool down or search for native wildlife in the shallows before making your way back to shore.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 945 reviews

The ocean was ROUGH. We had 3 instructors and they were all fantastic. Our guide was Irish but spoke proper English and was informative. The scenery was out of this world. We had to kayak past 2 beaches before being able to snorkel. I was too sea sick so I walked back to our meeting point. Took the most breathtaking photo's on the way back. Not sad for a moment not being able to kayak back to shore. One of the instructors actually pulled my friend in our dual kayak all the way back to shore. She was extremely greatful. She got out of the water like a proper female Indiana Jones.

Everything was super nice during the activity! The guides were very friendly and sympathetic. My group's guide was Guillem, who is the sweetest guy. I would totally do it again if I come back to Barcelona/Costa Brava. I'll forever remember the beautiful water of the beach and the beautiful sea creatures I saw (many colorful fish, jellyfish, sea urchins, starfish). It was totally worth it!

Great, friendly guide, made sure we were all having a good time. Picked a nice restaurant by the sea for lunch with a mostly seafood menu but alternates were available for vegetarians. At the end there was free time to walk around the old town, shop or stay on the beach

Really great afternoon, the vibe was great, loud music, lots of space to move around, good BBQ food, lovely location to swim in the sea, very friendly staff! Couldn’t fault it

Great guide helped us have an awesome snorkelling experience! Thanks, Pepe!