Renowned for its culture, history and lifestyle, Barcelona is an exciting city to be starting your sailing holidays. As a seafarer, arranging your yacht charter from one of Barcelona’s ports will allow you quick and easy access from any national or international destination, plus guaranteed entertainment before setting sail.
We recommend you explore the charming seafront bordering the oldest part of the city, then explore the former fishermen village of Barceloneta with its countless seafood restaurants, or follow the winding cobbled streets of Barrio Gótico.
There are four ports in Barcelona you can charter your boat from, including Marina Port Vell and Reial Club Maritim de Barcelona next to the city centre, the famous Port Olimpic built for the sailing competitions of 1992 Olympic Games, and Port Forum. Marina Port Vell offers an impressive public space with a wide variety of cultural, sport and leisure activities. Housing the Aquarium, Imax, Museum of History of Catalonia, Maritime Museum, nautical and maritime clubs, and endless tapas and seafood restaurants, Port Vell will make you step into the local lifestyle from the moment you set foot here.
If you plan sailing over the weekend, renting a yacht from any of Barcelona’s ports will offer you amazing views of the city, particularly of the bustling summer beach life. Sailing 35 km south, you can reach Sitges and its San Sebastian beach, dubbed the best urban beach in Europe. Secluded coves, nudist beaches and beautiful views of the front beach villages will make up for an unforgettable sailing experience.
For a 4 to 7 day holiday setting sail from Barcelona, we recommend exploring Costa Brava with its clear blue waters and secluded pine tree coves. Check our recommendations for exploring Costa Brava by boat.