Deep Sea Fishing

Catch and eat your lunch on the Mediterranean sea

Do battle with the marine life of the Mediterranean in this Barcelona deep sea fishing experience, that pits you in a fair fight with some of the fastest fins in the West. You’ll charter a skippered boat for the day from a nearby marina, and sail out into deep waters several nautical miles from the coast, before weighing anchor and casting your hook out to sea. With some expert guidance you’ve got a genuine chance of reeling in garfish, hake, sea bass and even big game like tuna (for the latter we suggest you choose charter Boat 1 for the full 9 hours). And if you don’t get lucky you can always practice those fishermen’s tales on the way back to Barcelona!

With some expert guidance you’ve got a genuine chance of reeling in garfish, hake, sea bass and even big game like tuna…

Overall the activity offers a fantastic day out full of camaraderie, Spanish sunshine, the majesty of the ocean, cold beers and the chance to spot whales, dolphins and turtles swimming in the surf – and one of the highlights will be cooking the fish you catch afterwards at a local Catalan Restaurant.

The experience is suitable for both novices and expert fishers, and the price includes licenses, rods, live bait and all the equipment you need for trolling, ground-fishing, spinning and chumming (four different techniques you might try), plus of course your boat hire and captain.

Check below more info on the boats on offer and the prices. We’re confident these are the best value angling experiences on offer on the Costa Brava. The activity is available virtually year-round thanks to the great local weather, and the captain(s) speaks English, German, French and Spanish. In all cases, simply email us on to book or to request more info.

Boat 1: The Ramfel

Capacity: 1 to 6 passengers.
Port: Arenys de Mar
The best value-for-money boat out there, captained by a passionate multi-lingual fisherman, the Ramfel fits 6 anglers in total, plus skipper and deckhand. With powerful engines reaching up to 25 knots, you will able to go up to 25 miles off coast and hunt for big game like swordfish and tuna. You can get to the picturesque coastal town of Arenys de Mar easily by train from Barcelona. It takes about 50 mins from Plaça Catalunya train station, and trains leave frequently (plus you’ll enjoy coastal views all along the way!). The price of the charter depends on how many hours you want to be at sea for. The longer the trip you book, the bigger fish you can catch. There’s also the opportunity to have your fish cooked for you at a local restaurant, once you’re back on shore.

Cost (4 miles / 4-5 hours): €650 (or just €450 if you are 1 or 2 people only).
Cost (12 miles / 6-7 hours ): €850
Cost (up to 25 miles / 9 hours): €1200

Boat 2: La Marinada

Capacity: Up to 17 people
Port: Arenys de Mar
This is a golondrina-style longboat for coastal fishing only, but perfect for both hen and stag groups thanks to its large size. Up to ten can fish at one time, whilst the rest can have a beer or a swim. For a taste of angling in a fun environment, on a very affordable boat, look no further. You will need to leave a little extra time to get to Arenys de Mar (50 mins by train), but you can make a day trip out of it, by lunching at a local beach-bar style restaurant, where you can actually cook and eat the fish you caught.

Cost (4 hours): €650

Boat 3: Es Cau

Capacity: 1 to 10 people
Port: Barcelona Forum
A beautiful fishing boat in the Menorquin style, the Es Cau is not as fast as the Ramfel, so you will probably only be fishing nearer the coast, but on the plus side it is docked at Barcelona’s Port Forum, and can be easily reached by metro. A great option for keen anglers without the time to make a trip up to Arenys de Mar.

Cost (3 miles / 4-5 hours):€850
Cost (3 miles / 8-9 hours):€1600

Booking Advice

Due to the limited spaces and popular nature of this activity, advanced booking is best advised to avoid missing out. We are currently accepting reservations for the whole of the summer season.

If you are not sure about which boat suits your group best just drop us a line on and we’ll give you honest and practical advice for your party, usually within 24 hours.

Latest Reviews of Deep Sea Fishing

  • "A wonderful experience" - by Katarina K.
    We had a wonderful experience and we can truly recommend this adventure to any one who loves the sea and fishing. We also had our fish cooked at a nearby restaurant afterwards, which was nice.


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