Sea Kayaking Barcelona

A great day kayaking on the Costa Brava (or in the city!)

While you can get your paddle on, right here in the city centre, the best kayaking excursions take place on the crystal clear waters of the Costa Brava…

We highlight two fantastic tours that leave daily from Barcelona during the warmer months (a 6-hour trip, and an 8-hour one), plus we highlight two more chances to get in the water without leaving the city limits, including this affordable 1 hour excursion with guide.

1. 6-Hour Sea Kayaking Tour to Costa Brava

Explore the rugged and picturesque coastline of the Costa Brava during this 6-hour sea kayaking experience, which leaves daily from Barcelona, and also features cave snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean sea.

This action-packed day begins with a scenic drive to the seaside village of Sant Feliu, a one time haven of pirates and sea dogs – your guide will have a few stories! The journey time is around an hour and a quarter, and once in Sant Feliu you’ll get into your kayak and set out to explore the bays and beaches of this breathtaking stretch of Spain’s Costa Brava, or ‘The Wild Coast’, ploughing through the ocean with just your paddle.

Undoubtedly one of the day’s highlights will be the chance to snorkel amongst fish, corals and sea urchins in the otherworldly beauty of the local caves – a must for those with an adventurous and active streak.

6-Hour Costa Brava Tour Details

– Price & What’s Included

This activity is priced at just €65 per person, which includes all equipment hire (kayak, wetsuit, snorkel), professional guide and transport to and from Barcelona, packed lunch, a bottle of water.

You just need to bring swimwear, towel and biodegradable sunscreen.

– Meeting Point & Departure Time

The meeting point is outside Kulas Bar (near Barceloneta metro) and the tour departs at 12 o’clock noon every day from April to early-November.

During July, August and September there is also a 9am departure, so if you prefer to go earlier just let us know.

The meeting time is always 15 minutes beforehand, ie. 8:45am or 11:45am, to ensure prompt departure.

On your return you get a free beer or sangria at Kulas Bar.

– Reservations

Simply email us on info@barcelona-life.com with your preferred dates, and number of people, and we’ll get right back to you with availability, precise itinerary and details on how to book. Expect to hear back within 24 hours, and check your spam folder as well for replies.

Last minute reservations: If you are emailing less than 72 hours before the event, better to book the activity here. Otherwise please send us an email for a direct booking!

2. 8-Hour Sea Kayak Tour to Costa Brava

Run by a young adventure company who love the outdoors, this extended day trip up to the Costa Brava follows pretty much the same itinerary at the 6-hour version, with all the same highlights – stunning scenery, fun guides, snorkelling time for those who want to jump out their canoe, and even rock jumping (strictly optional!).

The benefits of this extended tour, is that the extra time allows you to spend more time out on the Mediterranean (a total of 2.5 or 3 hours), making it arguably a better choice for those who fancy a bit more of a work out on the water. The day also features lunch on the beach.

The excursion features two options. The standard tour (€80) leaves at 10:45 from the city centre and guests will explore the craggy coastline in groups of no more than 12 people.

While those who prefer to keep things a little tighter, can choose the “small group” option, meaning you’ll just be out and about in teams of no more than 8 people. This option leaves slightly earlier, at 10am, in a comfortable Mercedes mini van.

8-Hour Costa Brava Tour Details

– Price & What’s Included

The standard version costs €80, and includes all equipment hire, professional guide and transport to and from Barcelona and lunch on the beach.

The small group version costs €95, and includes all equipment hire, professional guide and transport to and from Barcelona and lunch on the beach.

– Meeting Point & Departure Times

The meeting point is Plaza d’Antonio Lopez (near Barceloneta metro) for the standard tour, with a departure time of 10:45am.

The small group excursion meets outside the Casino at Port Olimpic, and leaves at 10am.

– Reservations

Click the button to book directly with the provider…

3. 1-Hour Kayak Rental in Barcelona City Centre

Don’t have time to cruise up the Costa Brava? Then you can also hire a kayak (or paddle surf board!) at the Port Olimpic and enjoy a paddle next to Barcelona’s city beaches, in the company of a professional guide.

While the scenery is not on a par with the stunning nature of ‘The Wild Coast’, it is fun to see Barcelona from the water, and if you have a busy sightseeing itinerary this is an activity you can easily fit around your plans to see Gaudi’s iconic architecture and visit all the best museums.

More details below…

1-Hour Barcelona Kayak Rental Details

– Price & What’s Included

The cost is just €15.80 for one hour’s kayak hire (or paddle board rental) with instructor, all equipment, lockers and insurance.

– Meeting Point & Departure Time

Centre Municipal de Vela-CMV, at the Port Olimpic. Select your preferred time when booking.

– Reservations

Click the button to book with Barcelona Turisme, the city’s official tourist board.

4. Parasailing + Kayaking in Barcelona City Centre

Combine a spot of canoeing with the adrenaline rush of parasailing. First you’ll soar up to 200 metres in the air during a 15 minute flight where you’ll enjoy epic views of Barcelona.

After which you’ll switch modes of transport for a more gentle one hour paddle on the Mediterranean, either in a kayak or stand up paddling (SUP) if you prefer.

Organised by one of Barcelona’s most enterprising tour companies.

Barcelona Parasailing & Kayaking Details

– Price & What’s Included

The cost is €74.99 and includes 15-minutes of parasailing, plus 1 hour kayak or paddle board hire.

– Meeting Point & Departure Time

Moll Mestral at the Port Olímpic. Select a start time when booking.

– Reservations

You can reserve via Get Your Guide.

Latest Reviews of Sea Kayaking Barcelona

  • "One of the best experiences I've had" - by Niamh Gaynor
    Was relatively apprehensive going into this as I'm normally quite nervous in the water, however the guides Tim and Alex were both absolutely lovely and gave anyone who needed it a hand, price was very reasonable given that the bus, kayaking, snorkelling AND lunch were all included. It was genuinely the best experience i had while in Barcelona and I would recommend it to anyone looking to get out of the city and do something a bit different for the day, i'll definitely be back i if I ever return to Barcelona!
    5
  • "Highlight of our trip!" - by Robin
    This was awesome. I was originally looking for kayaking in the Barcelona area but this worked out much better. The sea and scenery is gorgeous and the day out was well organised with transport and everything included. I would do it again, no sweat.
    5

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