Top 9 Water Sports And Activities In Barcelona, Spain - Updated 2021

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Barcelona, Spain, is the largest city as well as the capital of Catalonia. It has a growing population of 1.6 million people, making it the second most populous municipality in all of Spain. Being one of the world’s leading tourist, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, and economic leader, Barcelona is ranked as one of the world’s major global cities. Offering a plethora of attractions and events, every visitor will surely have something to love about Barcelona. Some of the more popular attractions of the place are the Sagrada Familia, Poble Espanyol, and the Aquarium. If you are more into physically engaging activities, then you’ll be amazed by the various water sports popular in Barcelona. In fact, if you are interested, we have compiled some of the best water sports and activities in Barcelona that you can enjoy during your stay.

1. Kayaking and snorkeling tour to Costa Brava (from USD 81.0)

Escape the city and help refresh your senses by partaking in a fun and engaging water sports activity. Kayak and snorkel in the pristine landscapes of Costa Brava, where you have the chance to meet other people and explore together rocky caves, volcanic cliffs, and secluded beaches within the area. The tour is inclusive of a six-hour return day trip, a driver and guide, picnic lunch and water, beverages such as beer or sangria. If you are planning to join the tour, then better prepare your own towels and swimwear as you will need those in the event. The departure area is at Kulas Bar at 12 pm.

Barcelona: Kayaking and Snorkeling tour to Costa Brava

Duration: 6 hours

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2. Windsurfing lesson in Barcelona (from USD 65.0)

If you like windsurfing or trying out a watersport in general, then these 2.5-hour long windsurfing sessions are perfect for you. Master basic techniques and try out your new-acquired knowledge on the magnificent Port Olimpic. Enjoy the sunny weather of Nova Icaria and appreciate its beautiful beach while you sail over the waters. The activity includes the 2.5-hour lesson, a well-experienced instructor, a lifejacket, windsurf board, and available charging rooms and lockers. The lessons start at Port Olimpic between 11 am and 7 pm.

Barcelona Small-Group Windsurfing Lesson at Port Olimpic

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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3. Banana boat experience (from USD 31.0)

If you are currently in Barcelona, together with friends and family, and want to have an amazing bonding experience with them, you should try this banana boat experience. Being ranked amongst the most popular beach spot in entire Europe, banana boating on such a place is guaranteed to bring you and your friends and family amazing memories and stories to tell. Choose from departure times that fit your schedule, view the stunning Barcelona skyline from the waters, and satisfy your need for speed on an epic eight-man inflatable boat. If you are interested in such an experience, the departure area is at BDA Sailing Experience.

Banana Boat Experience in Barcelona

Duration: 15 minutes

4. Yacht excursion in Barcelona (from USD 565.0)

Explore the water of Barcelona in style with a luxurious yacht excursion experience. The tour will be on a motorized yacht fully equipped with all the needed items during the excursion. Enjoy the breeze of the sea while listening to your favourite songs and eating an assortment of snacks and beverages. View the skyline and anchor near the beach to swim in the nice and calm water of the place. The tour is available for groups up to 11 people, guided by an experienced crew and provided with all your needs during the trip.

Yacht Excursion in Barcelona

Duration: 1 hour

5. Costa Brava fishing experience (from USD 424.0)

Relax by catching fish in a calm and sunny day accompanied by an experienced professional fisherman. Learn and appreciate the art of fishing, on a 4- to 8 hour fishing session provided with all the fishing equipment for an unforgettable experience. Aside from fishing, guests will also have a chance to visit Costa Brava’s spectacular landscapes and Natural Park of Medes Islands. The departure area is at Club Nautic Estartit at 9 am daily.

Costa Brava Fishing Experience

Duration: 4 to 8 hours

6. Segway and jet ski in Barcelona (from USD 72.0)

segway and jet ski in barcelona

Spend your time immersed in the waters of Barcelona through a Jet Ski. Ride the waves, segway tour the beautiful beaches and view the stunning beachfront skyscrapers of Barcelona. The tour allows both solo and double watercraft Jet Ski, perfect for couples on a romantic trip to Barcelona. Each Jet Ski rental lasts for 20 minutes, with a proper briefing, a guided Segway city tour, and a helmet. If you are interested in the departure area is in Corsa Náutica from 10 am to 7 pm daily.

Sea Front Explorer: Segway and Jet Ski in Barcelona

7. Hoverboard Barcelona (from USD 83.0)

hoverboard barcelona

Experience a unique and satisfying water experience in Barcelona through a hoverboard. Learn to control this water-flying machine and view the waters of Barcelona in a way you’ve never seen before. Be taught by an amazing instructor and practice moves such as jumps, flips, and flying on the hoverboard. The experience includes a neoprene suit, life jacket, helmet, brief lessons from a well-experienced instructor, as well as the optional Go Pro pictures and videos to keep. The departure area is at Port Olímpic from 11 am to 8 pm every day of the week.

Hoverboard Barcelona

8. Water-skiing (from USD 58.0)


Get pumped up by immersing yourself through the waves of Sitges, Barcelona. Speed up and allow your adrenaline to shoot up while you indulge in a safe and controlled 15-60 minutes of pure water skiing experience. The activity will include a captain, a motorboat, water skis, life jacket, snacks, bottled water, and the free optional alcoholic beverages. Select your schedule for the lessons at Sitges, Barcelona.


9. Las Golondrinas sightseeing cruise of Barcelona Port (from USD 8.0)

las golondrinas sightseeing cruise of barcelona port

Want to enjoy the waters in a calm and relaxing manner? Book yourself to an amazing cruise at the Barcelona Port, and enjoy the tranquil waters with no disturbance from the city. This 40-minute sightseeing cruise is a great way to destress from the busy city while taking your time to relax and view Barcelona in a different point of view. The cruise will show you the lesser-known sights such as the Sideropoide, Puerta de Europa Bridge, and the Mountain of the Jews. The cruise is inclusive of an audio guide and admission to Las Golondrinas and Nautica Port Barcelona.

Las Golondrinas Sightseeing Cruise of Barcelona Port

Water sport experience overload

Get overloaded with the number of water sports and other water-related activities that Barcelona has to offer. Whether you prefer fun physically engaging activities or calm and relaxing experiences, Barcelona has got you covered. Select from activities such as canoeing, kayaking, water surfing, jet skiing, fishing, cruising, and sightseeing. When it comes to water activities, you can expect that Barcelona has it.

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