Barcelona has the perfect combination of sandy beaches and warm weather…which means that there is a host of amazing water sports in Barcelona.
Head out to sea to try one of these exciting water sports in the inviting Mediterranean waters!
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Water sports in Barcelona to try out
Jet ski Tour of Barcelona’s coast
Fancy yourself as a bit of a James Bond? Take on the waves with speed and style and discover the coast of Barcelona and the Catalonian coastline with a fast-paced jet ski tour. This top Barcelona water sport allows you to see all the famous sights in the coolest way possible. It’s also the perfect activity in the hot weather, to feel the fresh spray of the Mediterranean Sea cooling down the heat.
Check out: Get Your Guide or Viator for more information on booking this afternoon out on the waters.
Paddle boarding in Barcelona
The Mediterranean waters that surround the beaches of Barcelona are often very calm, making it the perfect placid-lake environment for paddle boarding. SUP, otherwise known as Stand-Up Paddle, is one of the most popular water sports in Barcelona. It’s a fun one to try out with friends for a more relaxed experience, as you can lay down on your board for some tanning time if you get tired!
It’s super easy to pick up, so it’s possible to just rent a board for the day and head out on your own. But if you’d rather have some support to get going, it’s also possible to book a guide to teach you the ropes.
Check out: Escuela SUP to find out more about booking and introductory classes. Or, rent your own Paddle SUP.
Flyboarding in Barcelona
Flyboarding is recent water sport to have skyrocketed (pardon the pun) in popularity all over the world in recent years. If you’ve never heard of flyboarding before, let us explain. You balance yourself on a high-powered water jet board, that propels you out of the water and into the air, which you then control by going up, down, forwards and backwards. Sounds a bit futuristic, right! It’s the closest thing to being able to defy gravity, or to becoming Spiderman.
It takes a bit of practice to get into the swing of fly boarding, but a team of certified instructors will be on hand to teach you all the basics. It dips into the extreme category of the water sports listed, but with a qualified centre and instructors it is perfectly safe and fun.
Check out: Get Your Guide or Viator for more information.
Hydrofoil and eFoil
Another one we’d forgive you for not having heard of before is electric hydrofoiling, or eFoil. Learn to sail the waters of Barcelona on a high-tech eFoil, which is a flying surfboard with a small, electric motor that levitates above the surface of the water and is controlled by Bluetooth. It’s the latest and most exciting way to travel the coast of Barcelona!
It’s suitable for all age ranges, and instructors can take you through introductory and advanced classes to get to grips with this futuristic way of surfing.
Check out: Take Off Barcelona or Five Star Watersports.
Windsurfing in Barcelona
Feeling up to the challenge of mastering both wind and sea simultaneously? Well, windsurfing is the sport for you! It’s perhaps one of the most difficult water sports in Barcelona to master, so it’s certainly not one for the fainthearted. But if you’re up for the challenge, it’s a great way to spend an adrenaline-filled afternoon.
You can windsurf all year round in Barcelona, and there are a variety of schools offering lessons for reasonable prices.
Check out: Escola Catalana de Surf, Anywhere Watersports Barcelona, and Viator.
If you love windsurfing, then make sure to also go windsurfing and kitesurfing in Tarifa.
Brownie points if you know what a Seabob is! We’re sure you’ll have seen them before, they are a hydrodynamic jet that you grip onto, to propel you both above and below the water. It gives the sensation of swimming like a fish, leisurely gliding through the serene waters of the Mediterranean.
One of the best aspects of Seabobbing is that it’s completely environmentally friendly, it zooms powerfully and almost silently through the water. Dive to depths of up to 40 metres with proper safety equipment to explore what lies under the Barcelona shores.
Check out: Jet Scoot for the best Seabob experience.
Sailing in Barcelona
In the mood for something a little fancier and classier? How about a few hours sailing around Barcelona’s coastline, and letting a professional skipper do all the hard work for you? This way you can spend more time relaxing, admiring the landscape, and sipping on a glass of wine, than having to do the heavy lifting yourself!
Book onto either a private yacht tour, or join a larger group, and sail through the serene waters for the ultimate relaxation experience. We recommend a sunset sailing experience, to see Barcelona in its best light under dreamy pink skies.
Check out: Get Your Guide or Viator to choose your perfect sailing experience.