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Sailing holidays near Barcelona City

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Barcelona City. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Barcelona

Barcelona is a Spanish city on the Mediterranean coast, not far away from the border with France. Barcelona is at least 2 thousand years old and as per the legend it was founded by none other than Heracles.

 

There is a huge port here and yachtsmen are awaited for in comfortable modern marinas. The city is like being created for yachting. A wide choice of ships, a mild climate and endless entertainment on the shore suggest that renting a yacht in Barcelona should be considered seriously.

Sailing season
June - August
Travel season
May - September
Marinas in this location
6
Boats in this location
38

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+34 93
Language:
Spanish, Catalan
Timezone:
UTC+1, in summer UTC+2
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
1,636,762

Why do yachtsmen prefer Barcelona?

The city has long become a tourist mecca. Still, a growing number of the vacationers prefer to alternate sightseeing with boat trips. Traveling on a yacht along the local coast allows you to get into places where there is no way for an ordinary tourist, and to gain impressions that land wanderers only dream of.

 

The Mediterranean climate means that winters are mild and dry and in summer it is not hot, but damp. Sailing is available all year round but the high season lasts from May to August. During this period the local wind Migjorn blows with moderate force. Before lunch it is really humble and in the second half of the day it could create waves up to half a meter high. From the end of August, the strong northern Tramontan and Mistral from the north-west begin to blow. Only experienced skippers could cope with such conditions.

 

If you decide to handle a ship by yourself, it will be enough to show any international certificate. A wide choice of boats is misleading, it makes to postpone the booking to the utmost. But the ships get hired quickly — the local demand is high. Therefore it is wiser to think about the reserve in advance. The best prices for renting a yacht are on our website. Leave a request and we will contact you for further details.

 

Barcelona is one of the most popular tourist cities in Spain and one of the most beautiful cities in this sunny country. You can find everything you want in the capital of Catalonia — historical and natural monuments, museums, religious sites, bright nightlife, and many other things.

Barcelona - Yacht Charter Sailica
Barcelona - Yacht Charter Sailica
Barcelona - Yacht Charter Sailica
Barcelona - Yacht Charter Sailica

A yachtsman just needs to decide what direction to follow:

  • southern cruises. A trip along the coast of Catalonia will lead to the village of Sitges, a quiet one and preserving the atmosphere of a medieval fishing village. Between Sitges and Barca you could anchor near one of the numerous local beaches, such as Gava or Castelldefels. They are so beautiful that the Spanish football superstars — Messi, Suarez, and others — settled nearby. Sitges is not the only picturesque village in this direction. There are many settlements that look like scenery for a fairy tale film with their tiny houses, cozy bays and beaches covered with gold sand;

  • northern cruises. The coastline in this direction is more indented, with many bays where a yacht could be moored hidden from everyone. Choose a northern cruise if you want a romantic getaway without any fuss and noise.

Here is an example of a 7-day route heading south:

  • Barcelona — Castelldefels — Segur de Calafell — Tarragona — Torredembarra — Sitges — Barcelona.

Wherever you destine, you will find restaurants and family cafes in which home-cooked masterpieces of Mediterranean cuisine are served.

 

To Barca itself, it makes sense to come a couple of days before the voyage, in order to feel the vibes of the city and to see at least some of the local sights.

1793 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2020
Built in
1817 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
31 ft
Length
2021
Built in
2032 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
38 ft
Length
2022
Built in
2531 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
38 ft
Length
2014
Built in
2560 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2003
Built in
2641 €
per week
1
Guests
1
Cabins
24 ft
Length
2016
Built in
2741 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2018
Built in
2750 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
45 ft
Length
2019
Built in
2798 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2014
Built in
Port Olimpic
16 yachts
Port Aiguadolc
9 yachts
Marina Vela
7 yachts
Marina Port Vell
3 yachts
Port Ginesta
3 yachts

Airports in Barcelona

Barcelona Airport BCN

Barcelona El Prat International Airport is a 20-25 minute drive from the marina, but you can also land at the airports of Girona (1 hour 11 minutes drive) or Reus (1 hour 35 minutes).

Yachting season and weather in Barcelona

Barcelona travel guide schedules for the whole year. But the high season lasts from May to August when Barcelona's tradewinds are called Midjorn. It blows with moderate strength. Before lunch, it is almost not felt, and in the afternoon, it creates waves up to half a meter. From the end of August, strong northern Tramontan and Mistral from the northwest begin to blow. Therefore, we recommend that only experienced skippers sail during this time.

 

One of the many reasons why Barcelona has become such a popular place among tourists is its climate. It is a typical Mediterranean here. Even in the coldest months (January and February), the stem of the thermometer seldom drops below +10 degrees, and in the hottest (July and August) is about 27 degrees.

Water temperature in sailing season +20...+23 °
Air temperature in sailing season +26...+29 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 15 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Barcelona

  • barcelona.com — Barcelona travel guide site with detailed weather forecast;

  • aemet.es — State Meteorological Agency;

  • accuweather.com — accurate weather data, satellite imagery, cloud cover;

  • windfinder — a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures;

  • prilivy.com — weather, tide map.

People talk about Sailica

Rinke Tiegel
5
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5
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5
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Mykyta Semenoff
5
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5
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Nikolaus Haufler
5
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