Barcelona has the perfect combination of sandy beaches and warm weather … which means that there are a variety of amazing water sports in Barcelona.
Go out to sea to try one of these exciting water sports in the inviting Mediterranean waters!
Water sports in Barcelona to try out
Jet ski tour on the coast of Barcelona
Do you fancy a James Bond? Soak up the waves at speed and style and discover the Barcelona and Catalan coasts on a fast-paced jet ski tour. This top Barcelona water sport will allow you to see all the famous sights in the coolest way possible. It’s also the perfect hot weather activity to feel the fresh spray of the Mediterranean cool off the heat.
Check out: Get your guide or Viator for more information on booking this afternoon on the water.
Jet ski in Barcelona
Paddling in Barcelona
The Mediterranean waters that surround Barcelona’s beaches are often very calm, making it the perfect setting for a calm lake for paddling. SUP, also known as stand-up paddle, is one of the most popular water sports in Barcelona. It’s fun to try out with friends for a more relaxed experience as you can lie on your board to tan for some time when you get tired!
It’s super easy to pick up, so it’s possible to just rent a board for the day and go on your own. However, if you’d rather need assistance, you can also book a guide to teach you the ropes.
Check out: Escuela SUP to find out more about bookings and introductory courses. Or rent your own paddle SUP.
Paddling in Barcelona
Flyboarding in Barcelona
Flyboarding is a new water sport that has grown in popularity worldwide in recent years (excuse the pun). If you’ve never heard of flyboarding before, let’s explain. You balance yourself on a powerful water jet board that propels you out of the water into the air and which you then control by walking up, down, forward and backward. Sounds a bit futuristic, doesn’t it? It’s next to defy gravity or become Spiderman.
It takes a little practice to get into the swing of fly boarding, but a team of certified instructors will teach you all the basics. It plunges into the extreme category of water sports listed, but with a qualified center and instructors it is completely safe and fun.
Check out: Get your guide or Viator for more information.
Hydrofoil and eFoil
Another one that we would forgive you for never heard of is the electric hydrofoil, or eFoil. Learn to sail the waters of Barcelona on a high-tech eFoil, a flying surfboard with a small electric motor that hovers over the surface of the water and is controlled via bluetooth. It’s the newest and most exciting way to tour the Barcelona coast!
It’s suitable for all ages and instructors can take you through introductory and advanced courses to get a grip on this futuristic way of surfing.
Check out: Start Barcelona or five star water sports.
Image source: Five Star Water Sports Barcelona
Windsurfing in Barcelona
Would you like to face the challenge of mastering wind and sea at the same time? Windsurfing is the sport for you! It is perhaps one of the most difficult water sports to master in Barcelona, so certainly not for the faint of heart. But if you want to take on the challenge, this is a great way to have an afternoon of adrenaline pumping.
You can windsurf all year round in Barcelonaand there are a variety of schools that offer classes at reasonable prices.
Check out: Escola Catalana de Surf, Water Sports Everywhere Barcelona and Viator.
Brownie shows if you know what a seabob is! We are sure that you have seen them before They are a hydrodynamic jet that you take to propel you both above and below the water. It feels like swimming like a fish and gliding leisurely through the calm waters of the Mediterranean.
One of the best things about seabobbing is that it’s totally environmentally friendly, zooming through the water powerfully and almost silently. With proper safety equipment, dive to depths of up to 40 meters to explore what lies beneath the Barcelona coast.
Check out: Jet Scoot for the best seabob experience.
Image source: Jet Scoot
Sailing in Barcelona
Do you fancy something more chic and classy? How about a few hours of sailing the Barcelona coast with a professional skipper doing all the hard work for you? That way, you can spend more time relaxing, admiring the scenery, and sipping a glass of wine than lifting yourself heavy!
Either book a private yacht tour or join a larger group and sail through the calm waters for the ultimate relaxation experience. We recommend a sunset sailing experience to see Barcelona in its best light under gorgeous pink skies.
Check out: Let your guide or Viator choose your perfect sailing experience.
Sailing in Barcelona