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 rental without skipper Barcelona
Speed boat with ski 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
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.
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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
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:
- Best places and best sailing routes
- All types of boats you can rent (sailboat, catamaran or yacht)
- Best season for yacht charter
- Where to rent a boat
- Tips and recommendations
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:
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.
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).
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
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:
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
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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
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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
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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.
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:
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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
Barcelona Sailboats Location
6. Tips and recommendations
- 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.
- Things to bring with you: Swimming suit, sun screen, sun glasses, towel and drinks (there is a fridge on board). In winter: Jacket.
- 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
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.
You can see the Barcelona beaches in live in our Barcelona webcams
San Sebastià Beach
The beach of San Sebastià is the closest to Hotel W, an essential part of the new “skyline” of the city.
It is a long, pleasant and usually not crowded beach (at least less crowded than Barceloneta beach).
Its audience is mostly young people, students or users of the sports clubs located on the other side of the promenade mixed with tourists who come here from the “Barceloneta Beach” looking for a place to put the towel.
It also has a naturist / nudist area.
How to get there: BUS V15
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.
Check the Barceloneta beach live webcam
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 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 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: ¨Escribà¨ and ¨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
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”
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.