Speed boat hire Barcelona

Speed boat hire Barcelona

If you want to enjoy an amazing day at sea in Barcelona with your friends or family, swimming, sunbathing or simply feeling the breezy and sun, there is no better plan than renting a speed boat and feel the speed sailing over the waves along the coast of Barcelona.

If you are not sure that the speed boat is your best option you can read our post Rent a boat Barcelona where we explain all the pros and cons of all the types of boats.

There are basically 2 types of speed boat rental: With skipper and without skipper: where

Speed boat hire Barcelona without skipper:

If you have the license you can rent the speed boat without skipper. We recommend to sail to the north coast passing near by the Badalona beach and anchor in Montgat beach for swimming and chilling out (the water is clearer in this beach than in Barcelona city).

You have the option to rent the speedboat with a wake board, a donnut or skis.

If you want to know which beaches to visit during your boat charter you can check our post Barcelona beaches, you will see pictures and detailed information of all the beaches of Barcelona.

Speed boat with donnut

Speed boat with donnut

 

Speed boat rental without skipper Barcelona

Speed boat rental without skipper Barcelona

 

Speed boat with ski in Barcelona

Speed boat with ski in Barcelona

 

Speed boat with wake in Barcelona

Speed boat with wake in Barcelona

 

The price of renting this Beneteau flyer 6.6 is 410€ the half day (4 hours) and 510€ the full day.

Fuel is not included.

Optional extras: Donnut, wake board, banana, snorkel: 60€ (each). Skipper (250€).

Capacity: 8 people

Please contact us by phone or email to check availability.

 

Luxury speed boat hire in Barcelona with skipper:

If you don’t have the license or you don’t want to worry about steering the boat and you just want to enjoy the day at sea chilling out, swimming, drinking, etc. we recommend you the boat rental with skipper.

This amazing De Antonio D28 open can take up to 9 passengers (10 in total with the skipper).

With a very modern design you will enjoy the coast of Barcelona in a luxury way.

Speed boat rental with skipper Barcelona

Speed boat rental with skipper Barcelona

 

Luxury speed boat hire Barcelona

Luxury speed boat hire Barcelona

 

The price of this private boat rental is:

2 hours: 600€

Every extra hour: 200€

Included: Luxury speed boat rental, skipper and fuel.

Book a speed boat hire with skipper

Please contact us if you have any special requirement or you are interested in other boat rental in Barcelona. We will be happy to do our best for you.

The Barcelona Sailboats team

Day yacht charter Barcelona

Day yacht charter Barcelona

If you want to rent a boat in Barcelona with your friends and family for a few hours or the full day you are in the right place.

We will explain you all you need to know about a day yacht charter in Barcelona:

  1. Best places and best sailing routes
  2. All types of boats you can rent (sailboat, catamaran or yacht)
  3. Best season for yacht charter
  4. Prices
  5. Where to rent a boat
  6. Tips and recommendations

Let’s go!

      1. Best places and best sailing routes

 Barcelona is one of the best places in the world for a day yacht charter. This amazing city have the perfect scenario for sailing: good weather, good sea, beautiful skyline and beautiful beaches (if you know where to go).

We want to show you where you can go when you rent a yacht by hour in Barcelona:

  • Montgat beach:

This is the best place to anchor if you rent a sailboat for 4 hours or a motor yach for 2 or 3 hours. This is the better beach near Barcelona, located next to the small village called Montgat, is less crowded than the beaches of the city, the water is very blue and clear, perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

It is very easy to find, you just have to sail along the coast to the north around 1,5 hours by sailboat or 20 min by motor yacht. If you rent the boat with skipper he will know to find it very easy.

Montgat beach

Montgat beach

 

  • Badalona beach:

This will be your best option if you take a 2 or 3 hours yacht charter.

It is the first beach (sailing to the north) out of Barcelona area, the water quality is better than the Barcelona one and it is near from port olímpic (1 hours in a sailboat and 15 min in a motor yacht).

Badalona beach

Badalona beach

 

  • Skyline sailing trip:

If you rent a boat with skipper just for 2 or 3 hours and is not the warm season and you don’t want to swim, this is your best option.

Sailing from port olímpic, passing next to the W hotel and getting the north direction, you will enjoy the amazing views of the skyline of the city from the boat.

We recommend to sail until Badalona and come back to Barcelona.

skyline of Barcelona from a boat at sunset

skyline of Barcelona from a boat at sunset

 

      2. All types of boats you can rent (sailboat, catamaran, yacht or speed boat)

Depending on the number of people in your group and your preferences in terms of comfort, price and speed, one boat or another will be your best choice.

If you want to know all the pros and cons of every type of boat check our post: What kind of boat should I rent in Barcelona?

Find below a quick resume of the four options you have:

  • Sailboat:

The sailboats can take up to 12 people on board (11 + skipper). They are the best option if your group is 11 people or less. They are cheaper than the other options and you will be able to have the amazing feelings of sailing only with the sails without the motor.

sailboat charter barcelona

sailboat charter barcelona

 

  • Yacht:

The yachts are faster and more comfortable than the sailboats. They can sail fast from one beach to another. The bad thing they have is the price, they are more expensive due to the fuel consumption.

Yacht charter Barcelona

Yacht charter Barcelona

 

  • Catamaran:

This type of boats has more capacity (up to 28 pax) so it will be your best option if your group is bigger than 11 people. They are more stable than the sailboats (good thing if you use to get seasick).

catamaran charter barcelona

catamaran charter barcelona

 

      3. Best season for yacht charter

 The sailing season in Barcelona goes from march to October (both included). You can sail all year but we recommend to bring a good jacket with you if you rent the boat from November to February.

In summer the sea gets a little bit rough at midday (from 12pm to 4 pm), that is why we recommend to book your boat trip early in the morning around 10am or at sunset time (around 6pm depending on the month).

Tip:this amazing website shows you the weather forecast in terms of wind, waves and rain: Windy.com

A good wind would be from 0 kts to 20kts.

A good waves height is from 0 mts to 1,2 mts.

 

      4. Prices

There is a wide range of prices for a day charter in Barcelona. We offer the best quality/price ratio in Barcelona and we will be very happy to provide you with the best boat rental with skipper in Barcelona. Find below an approx. price for the 2 hours trip depending on the boat you want. You can click the link of each boat to see the longer trips prices and more details:

  • Sailboats (from 290€)

Check sailboat prices  

  • Yachts: ( from 1400€)

Check yacht prices

  • Catamarans (from 600€)

Check catamaran prices

 

      5. Where to rent a boat

Barcelona has 4 marinas with yacht charter companies: Port olímpic, port vell, port forum and marina Vela but the one that have the best location and a lot of boats at your disposal is definitively Port olímpic.

You can check all our services here: Barcelona Sailboats

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  6. Tips and recommendations

 

  1. Take seasickness pills: We recommend to take medicine against seasickness if you are not an experimented sailor. There is a medicine in the pharmacy called “biodramina” that works very well. You have to eat a tablet 1 hour before the sailing trip.
  2. Things to bring with you: Swimming suit, sun screen, sun glasses, towel and drinks (there is a fridge on board). In winter: Jacket.
  3. When to book: Morning or sunset in summer and at midday in winter.

 

We hope you enjoy your day charter in Barcelona and we hope you book it with us!!

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The Barcelona Sailboats team

All the beaches of Barcelona city – List with details, photos and map

All the beaches of Barcelona city – List with details, photos and map

Below you will find a list of the different beaches of Barcelona, ​​with a summary of the kind of people who frequent them, the atmosphere and the main features that you will find in each of them.

We also show you how to get there and we show you a few photos of each one.

Let’s go!

 

San Sebastià Beach

The beach of San Sebastià is the closest to Hotel W, an essential part of the new “skyline” of the city.

Barceloneta beach is full of life, young people and tourists. If you are looking for a festive atmosphere, public sports areas, meet people and have plenty of options to drink, eat or buy anything and that you can also easily reach from the city center, this is your beach.

How to get there: BUS 47/59 / V15 / D20

Barceloneta Beach

It is the oldest and most famous beach in the city. It is located at the gates of the neighbourhood that gives it its name, where we recommend you go to taste some tapas in its picturesque and authentic bars! (If you are interested in these bars, you can find more details in our post.

Barceloneta beach is full of life, young people and tourists. If you are looking for a festive atmosphere, public sports areas, meet people and have plenty of options to drink, eat or buy anything and that you can also easily reach from the city center, this is your beach.

How to get there: BUS 47/59 / V15 / D20

Somorrostro Beach

Somorrostro beach has the charm of mixing people “of a lifetime” with the influx of tourists that comes here. Its public during the day is much more familiar than in its neighbouring Barceloneta Beach and is usually full of children playing and old people walking along the shore from the port to the rocks.

In this area of ​​the promenade is where the more VIP restaurants and chill out areas of the beach are located, and as a curiosity, it is the best place in the city to enjoy the sunrise!

How to get there: BUS 47/59 / V15 / D20 (or walking along the beach from Barceloneta Beach towards Port Olímpic).

Nova Icària Beach

Nova Icària beach receives that name for its proximity to the famous Icaria avenue, in one of the best residential areas of the city of Barcelona: The Olympic Village (Villa olímpica).

Until a few years ago this was the most familiar beach in Barcelona and with more influx of local people on the weekends. Lately there are many young people at sunset time (and throughout all the year) to play sports in this area of ​​the coast.

The breakwater that limits this beach to the south is the same as the Olympic port through which small sailboats and windsurfers enter and leave the sailing school in Barcelona (“centre municipal de vela de Barcelona”).

How to get there: BUS H16 METRO L4 ¨Ciutadella / Vila Olímpica¨.

Bogatell Beach

Bogatell beach is specially equipped for people with reduced mobility and has showers with chairs and platforms that reach up to the water for easy access.

This beach also has two of the most famous beach bars or restaurants in Barcelona: ¨Escribਠand ¨La Sardinita¨, in both you can taste rice and quality fish on the beach.

How to get there: BUS 59 / H16

Mar Bella Beach

This beach in the district of San Martí has ​​a large nudist area.

It also has a nightlife club focused to the gay public that has made the beach frequented by this public.

How to get there: BUS H16 / V29 / V27

Levante Beach

This is the closest beach to the Port del Forum, it is a family beach attended by residents of the area and well known for the space reserved for people with dogs.

This dog beach is delineated with fences and to enter you must let your dog be identified by the chip. In this link you will find all the necessary information:

How to get there: METRO L4 “Selva de mar”

Montgat beach

This beach is not located in the city of Barcelona, is located in the small village called Montgat but is very near from Barcelona and it is very beautiful and less crowded than the Barcelona ones.

The water is always very clean and clear. This is definitely our favourite beach near Barcelona.

How to get there: Bus: Lines B29, B30. Train (RENFE): R1 – Montgat Nord (right by the beach).

We hope all this information is helpful for you! Enjoy your time at the beach and sea!

The Barcelona Sailboats team.

Rent a boat Barcelona – Sailboats, catamarans, yachts and speed boats – What kind of boat should I rent in Barcelona?

Rent a boat Barcelona – Sailboats, catamarans, yachts and speed boats – What kind of boat should I rent in Barcelona?

Are you thinking about renting a boat in Barcelona and you want to know which one suits you best? Here we explain you what kind of boats you can rent in Barcelona with the main characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of each one.

What kind of boat should I rent in Barcelona? Sailboat, catamaran, yacht or speed boat. Advantages and disadvantages of the boat rental in Barcelona of each type of boat.

Most of the boats have the necessary equipment to enjoy several hours and even days at sea: bathroom, electric fridge, music speakers and cabins (except some motorboats that do not have a bathroom or electric fridge) so the boat rental in Barcelona will allow you to enjoy wonderful hours with your family or friends at sea sailing along the beaches of Barcelona. If you rent a boat in Barcelona you will be able to enjoy the views of the city skyline from the sea and enjoy the breeze and the sun. You can and swim or snorkel in the Mediterranean Sea. In Barcelona there are several anchoring places and in one hour of navigation you can be on the beaches of Badalona or Montgat (calm and clear water beaches). You will also have the option of swimming deeper into the sea if you like it (ideal for the 2-hour boat trip). The most recommended in Barcelona is the boat rental by hour with skipper because in this way you can enjoy the experience without worrying about anything and you can navigate without having any navigation license.

Rent a Sailboat in Barcelona:

Renting a sailboat in Barcelona is ideal for small groups of up to 11 passengers, perfect for family trips, excursions with friends, romantic experiences, etc. Advantages:

  • -More economical than other types of boats.
  • -Low fuel consumption (2-4 liters / hour)
  • -Silent navigation (when using the sails not the motor).

Disadvantages:

  • -Reduced speed (5-7 knots (9-14 km / h)).
  • -Limited capacity to 11 passengers plus captain.

If you rent a sailboat in Barcelona you will be able to enjoy the sea sailing silently, sail using the sails helping to drive the boat if you wish (ideal for lovers of navigation and for the team building activities). The capacity / price ratio offered by the sailboat is undoubtedly the best compared to the rest of the boats. To sum up, if you are a group from 2 to 11 people who wants to enjoy a few hours at sea without great pretensions of space and luxury, the sailboat is undoubtedly your best option.  

Rent a catamaran in Barcelona

Renting a catamaran in Barcelona is ideal for groups of more than 11 people. The catamarans have more space and capacity than any other type of boat due to the long width they have, provided by having 2 hulls (instead of one in the case of the conventional sailboats (monohull)). Advantages:

  • -More space to lie down, dance, etc.
  • -More capacity (up to 28 passengers).
  • -Less transverse balancing (favourable for people prone to motion sickness).

Disadvantages:

  • -More expensive than sailboats.
  • -Reduced speed just like sailboats (5-7 knots (9-14 km / h)).

To sum up, the catamaran rental in Barcelona is perfect for parties and celebrations of large groups, team buildings and activities where a sailboat is too small.  

Rent a Yacht in Barcelona

Renting a yacht in Barcelona is ideal if you are looking for comfort, luxury, speed and power. Advantages:

  • -Speed ​​(thanks to its power they can navigate up to 20 knots (38 km / hour).
  • -Comfort (they have more luxurious and spacious interiors such as living room with sofas, TV, etc.)

Disadvantages:

  • -More expensive than sailboats.
  • -High fuel consumption.
  • -Noisier navigation (due to engine power).

We advise you to rent a yacht in Barcelona if you want to be able to visit many different places and long distance enjoying high comfort. The price of the yachts starts from double that of the sailboats due to the high fuel consumption, but if the price is not an impediment and you prefer comfort and speed, the private yacht ride in Barcelona is your best option.

Rent a Speed boat in Barcelona

Renting a speed boat in Barcelona is ideal if you are looking for speed, agility, fun, power and adrenaline. Advantages:

  • -Speed ​​(thanks to its power they can navigate up to 30-40 knots (58-78 km / hour).
  • -Agility (due to its good weight / power ratio and small size you can easily go from beach to beach).

Disadvantages:

  • -More expensive than sailboats.
  • -Fuel consumption (more than sailboats and catamarans, but less than yachts).
  • -Noisier navigation (due to engine power).
  • -They do not usually have cabins (they usually have a bathroom, but not cabins unlike the rest of boats, which you can use to sleep for a while).
  • -More sensitive and insecure against rough sea (having less length and weight they are not as safe against strong waves as the rest of boats are).

We recommend you to rent a motorboat in Barcelona if what you want is agility and fun. With the speed boat you can visit many different places and feel the pleasure of sailing at high speed on the waves of the Mediterranean.

We hope you liked the comparison of the possible boat rentals in Barcelona. We are at your disposal for any questions or clarification. You can contact us by email (info@barcelonasailboats.com), call and WhatsApp (+34651954925) or through the web online chat. Have a nice day at sea! The Barcelona Sailboats team
Dolphin watching in Barcelona at sunset

Dolphin watching in Barcelona at sunset

Yesterday, June 19, 2019, we had a pleasant surprise while we were navigating quietly near the beach of Barceloneta. A large group of dolphins came to visit us at sunset!

It was amazing, they hovered near the boat about half an hour. The frame was incomparable, the sea and the sky had a beautiful color, it was a very quiet afternoon without wind or waves and the boat sailed slowly so that we could enjoy the sunset in Barcelona from the sea … and suddenly we saw how a dolphin jumped out of the water right in front of the boat.

See dolphins so close to the coast of Barcelona is not as usual as it can be more offshore where they like to live with more space and quiet, although it is obvious that they are friendly and social as they stay swimming near the boats even playing and jumping as if they knew you were watching them.

We thank the Mediterranean Sea for this gift that he gave us yesterday and we hope that it becomes the most usual event in our boat trips in Barcelona.

If you want to enjoy a boat trip in Barcelona with your family or friends, contact us! You will not regret!

We are waiting for you 🙂

The Barcelona Sailboats team

Whale and dolphin watching in the Mediterranean crossing from the Cote d’Azur to Barcelona.

Whale and dolphin watching in the Mediterranean crossing from the Cote d’Azur to Barcelona.

Returning to Barcelona on our boat trip to the Cote d’Azur we have found an unexpected gift … the visit of the whales. Other times we had sighted whales, but our boat had never been so close to these huge and beautiful animals.

The outer part of the Gulf of León and the north of Menorca are a common place for whales. In fact, it is an area where many marine animals live, dolphins, whales and even the great tuna that rises to these latitudes in its migration.

The first sighting has been a huge common whale swimming around our boat.

The common whale is the second largest animal in the world (after the blue whale) and can measure 27 meters length.

It is curious that during all the time we have been hanging around the whales a good number of small dolphins were playing around there. Maybe it’s a regular company for them.

It is possible to see whales in the distance, especially when they breath you can see their jets of water, but usually they are fugitive and are not as curious as dolphins, which are swimming and playing around the boat all time.

It has been a great culmination of this trip through Marseille, Tolon, Porqueroles, Saint Tropez, Cannes, Nice and Monaco, a beautiful coast, well maintained and surrounded by luxury and large yachts.

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