Sailing Experience From Port Vell In Barcelona

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Overview

Enjoy a sailing experience in Barcelona starting from Port Vell (known as the Old Harbor). Choose between a tour of the harbor and part of the coast (1.5-hour) or a coastal morning or afternoon longer tour (2.5-hour) that will take you along the city's coast up from the port to the Barceloneta area.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Free drinks included

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Start your sailing experience by meeting your professional skipper at the entrance of Port Vell. From here you'll be taken to your boat, walking through the amazing Marina Port Vell where all the luxurious yachts and boats in Barcelona are anchored.

After receiving a security briefing and an explanation of the boat's itinerary your tour will start. Depending on your selected option, your boat will sail through the harbor and a small part of the coast for one-and-a-half hours (harbor with vermouth freeze tour) or throughout Barcelona's coast during two hours (options with light brunch and merienda). Both itineraries will allow you to have a glimpse of the city's major points of interest such as Columbus Monument or Sagrada Familia from the sea. If the weather conditions are good, you will be able to take a dip in the warm Mediterranean sea (option with light brunch and merienda only), and then a refreshment will be served before going back to the Marina.

During the itinerary, you can learn a bit about sailing, or just relax sunbathing on the deck of the boat as you admire the city views. Once the tour has finished, the boat will take you back to Port Vell where your sailing experience finishes.

Inclusions for Sailing Experience From Port Vell In Barcelona

  • Professional skipper
  • Drink
  • 2.0-hours sailing experience (if light brunch or merienda Tour is selected)
  • 1.5-hour sailing experience (if vermouth Tour is selected)

Exclusions for Sailing Experience From Port Vell In Barcelona

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please bring your swimsuit, towel, sunglasses and sunscreen if you wish to jump into the sea

Maybe operated by a multilingual guide

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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41 reviews by the users

  • Not the fault of the skipper. It was the lack of wind that made the trip a drag. The boat departed from Port Vell. Let me just say that the sailing was not even close to the experience I had imagined. The wind was so light that sailing turned into bobbing up and down in the water with people getting seasick. Some were two-seconds away from tossing their cookies. Meanwhile I ate the fruit and pastries the captain provided, as I suffered no ill effects myself, other than the incredible disappointment of not having a Mediterranean breeze blowing briskly through my hair. It just wasnt happeningmajor sigh! Honestly, we couldnt get back to port quickly enough for my daughter's sake. We finally convinced her to take an anti-nausea pill and by the time we made land, she was doing much better and ready for some family beach time at Barceloneta Beach. We rented our umbrellas and headed for the water. Now, that was great!

  • A Nice climate to sail away from the busy crowds but unfortunately not a climate November to take a dive.
    Our skipper was so friendly and was cool the whole time....
    Since I was the only solo traveller besides three just married couples it was weird to be there but somehow the skipper came to rescue ...

    It was a lovely sunset and would have been better to enjoy with your best pal.

  • Would probably do this again but with a group of people. I ended up being the only person on the tour that morning which was fine but also slightly awkward at the beginning. There should be a way to see or tell if you’re the only one who has purchased a tour lol. Otherwise, a lovely morning sailing.

  • This excursion was the best value for money excursion we did whilst in Europe. Our skipper Marten was fantastic. This was a clear highlight and a must do.

  • The sail was very nice, but there was some confusion about the meeting place. Also, the skipper was about 10 minutes late, which cut our trip shorter than it should have been.

  • Martin was awesome yesterday. We had such a great day and managed to swim in Mediterranean sea. Would come back for this trip

  • Short sail through the yacht harbor, out to sea past the breakwater. Great to gain a different perspective of Barcelona from the sea. Boat was solid and yummy snacks, beer and sangria. Wished the captain had used the head sail used only the main, so not totally sailing. But otherwise really worth the effort, highly recommend.

  • Great experience. Thanks to Viki our skipper who answered all of our hundreds of questions!

  • Sailing experience redefined - and not in a good way!
    It was a beautiful sunny warm although rather calm morning. We understand our skipper, Raymond, had no control over the weather. Unfortunately 2 hours circling in front of the breakwater at the mouth of the harbor using the motor the entire time does not make for much of a sailing experience. I have 46 years of sailing experience. I know it could have been better. We could have just sailed in light winds. We could have sailed North parallel to the beach and motored back. We could have gone further away from shore. What breeze we had was somewhat blocked by the Port Vell breakwater. We never even got past it. Raymond do put up the sails for about 5-10 minutes but never cut the engine. The instant another passenger said she wanted to swim he put down the sails and let her jump in. Then we motored in circles, ok, ovals, the rest of the time. Not a landmark was pointed out. Finally, light brunch truly means a few small pastries, juice boxes, and one bottle of water to share between the 5 passengers. As we returned to port we were offered beer and wine as an afterthought. My companion was unaware of the offer and I expect 2 of the other passengers did not hear the offer either. That said, our skipper was very pleasant and chatty, although not particularly interested in sailing today. The boat was nice enough and the head (toilet) was operational. I do not feel we got our $80/67€ worth by a long shot. Note to tour operators: when one troubles to book a sailing trip, one expects to sail. If one cares not to sail there are numerous other options.

  • We booked the 2 hr brunch tour. Most reviews mention Vicki but we had Raymond and his lovely son. We had a good time and my kids enjoyed it a lot. Our primary concern was that the sailing experience seemed very short since we spent around 30 minutes on each end very slowly motering in and out of the port I assume some speed restrictions in this area but it was a pity that it cut into our tour time by half. Overall our actual sailing time was very limited and we did not sail very far - we assumed that our booking was mistaken for 1.5 hr booking not the 2 hours brunch tour we booked. We did arrived 15 minutes early as requested in the booking details and waited - we were greeted at exactly the time our tour was scheduled to start. With a walk through the mariner to the boat, boarding, the very slow exit and return through the harbor and then mooring the boat included in our time our tour was over in a little under 2 hours.

    We motored out of the harbor and stopped quickly so we could swim - which was great and a highlight for my kids, although we were just out of the entrance to the port so not a particularly pretty or interesting spot but my kids are fearless and just jumped in. We were offered a few small sandwiches, kids juice boxes and water luckily we brought extra food for our kids. Raymond answered our questions when we asked but did not point out landmarks etc. that it seems that Vicki does as mentioned in the other reviews.

    The sailboat was beautiful, we liked Raymond and he and his son were lovely, and we love any opportunity to get out on the water, however we did book and pay for the longer brunch tour based on the great reviews of Vicki on this tour page. We had a lovely time but had been expecting more and left wondering if there was a misunderstanding on what we had actually booked.

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