Top 12 Water Sports And Activities In Barcelona, Spain - Updated 2024

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Barcelona, Spain, is the largest city as well as the capital of Catalonia. It is the second most populous municipality in all of Spain, with 1.6 million people. Start your travels by choosing a hotel with an airport shuttle, so you can just relax until you reach your hotel. Barcelona, Spain has various water parks and offers 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. Explore all these attractions easier by renting a car. Just be sure to choose a hotel with free parking! If you are more into physically engaging activities, then you’ll be amazed by the various water sports popular in Barcelona. Check out some of the best water sports and activities in Barcelona.

1. Barcelona: Catamaran Party Cruise with BBQ Meal (from USD 53.94)

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This one-of-a-kind water activity in Barcelona involves partying in a catamaran, a type of boat with two hulls, making for a more stable ride than the typical monohull boat. What’s a party without scrumptious food? The experience includes a meal with a barbecue meal, unlimited soft drinks, and two beers or sangria. The catamaran will drop anchor at just the right spot and guests will be given time to swim in the beautiful water.

Music will be played throughout the three-hour experience. Dance all you want or work on your tan by sunbathing on the deck. Your host will even dance for you!

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Barcelona: Catamaran Party Cruise with BBQ Meal

Duration: 3.0 hour

590 reviews

2. Barcelona: PADI Discover Scuba Diving (from USD 70.12)

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Come and explore the beautiful waters of Barcelona and enjoy scuba-diving, a popular water sport in Spain This beginner-friendly diving experience is designed especially for those who have never dived before. The 2.5-hour experience can be joined by a maximum of 6 people. An expert will guide and brief you on the basics and will be there for you and your group as you observe beautiful marine creatures in their natural habitat. You’ll even go home with videos and pictures of your underwater experience, taken by your instructor, to remember the experience.

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Barcelona: PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Duration: 2.0 hour

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3. Kayaking and snorkeling tour to Costa Brava (from USD 82.0)

Escape the city and help refresh your senses by partaking in fun and engaging in different types of water sports activities. 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, and 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.

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Barcelona to Costa Brava: Kayak & Snorkel Day Trip

Duration: 6 hours

247 reviews

4. Small Group Parasailing Experience (from USD 86.3)

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Explore the stunning city of Barcelona from a unique vantage point with this parasailing tour. Feel the exhilaration as you soar above the Mediterranean Sea, capturing breathtaking views of the city’s iconic landmarks. This adventure offers an unforgettable blend of adrenaline and tranquility as you’re gently lifted into the sky by the parasail.

Admire the picturesque coastline, the magnificent architecture of Barcelona, and the shimmering waters below. Whether you’re an adventure seeker or simply looking for a serene escape, this parasailing experience promises an extraordinary and awe-inspiring journey above one of Europe’s most captivating cities.

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Barcelona: Small-Group Parasailing Experience

Duration: 12.0 minute

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Perry Tours

Perry Tours

Hello! My name is Perry, originally from the heart of Belgium, famed for its waffles and fries. However, it wasn't just the call of the Spanish sun that brought to Barcelona, but rather a captivating encounter with a German-Uruguayan beauty in Thailand. This led to the birth of our son in Ibiza, and eventually, more than two decades ago, I found myself in the vibrant city of Barcelona. My passion for meeting people from different nationalities and cultures, coupled with an insatiable appetite for adventure, has empowered me to transform ordinary days into extraordinary stories. In 2020, I embarked on a new journey by starting my own sightseeing company, showcasing the wonders of Barcelona to people from all over the world. With nine years of guiding experience in this magnificent city, I am thrilled to share its beauty and hidden gems with you.

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5. 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.

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Barcelona Small-Group Windsurfing Lesson at Port Olimpic

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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6. 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.

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Banana Boat Experience in Barcelona

Duration: 15 minutes

7. 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.

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Yacht Excursion in Barcelona

Duration: 1 hour

8. 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.

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Costa Brava Fishing Experience

Duration: 4 to 8 hours

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

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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.

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Sea Front Explorer: Segway and Jet Ski in Barcelona

10. Hoverboard Barcelona (from USD 83.0)

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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.

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Hoverboard Barcelona

11. 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.

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

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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.

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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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Frequently asked questions about water sports in Barcelona

1. Which water sports in Barcelona are suitable for couples?

With its various offerings, Barcelona sure has something for everyone! Couples can go on a romantic kayaking and snorkeling tour to Costa Brava. Take the time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings with your loved ones.

2. Which water-based activity is ideal for tourists looking to explore Barcelona?

Explore more of Spain while you join this catamaran party cruise with BBQ meal. See more of its beautiful waters as you dance or sunbathe on the spacious deck of the boat.

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