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Barcelona: PADI Discover Scuba Diving

1. Barcelona: PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Explore the underwater world of Barcelona on this scuba diving experience, specially designed for people who have never dived before. Learn about the equipment and how to communicate underwater from your instructor before diving under the waves. Get underwater videos and photos of your activity. This "try dive" is an activity recommended for scuba beginners. The first 35 minutes will consist of a briefing on how the equipment works, how to communicate underwater using hand signals, and how the tour will go. Afterward, get fitted in the provided wetsuit and boots in the changing room. When you get to the water, your guide will break up the activity step by step, and you'll have plenty of time to get used to each one at your own pace. Starting from the beach makes everything easier, especially for your ears as you'll have more time to get used to the pressure. In general, you can stay under the water for about an hour — this, of course, depends on you because the faster you breathe, the quicker you'll go through the air in your tank. During the dive, your guides will snap some photos and videos, so you will have a souvenir from the activity.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Sunset Sailboat Trip

2. Barcelona: 2-Hour Sunset Sailboat Trip

Bask out in the ocean sun, while gaining a new perspective of the city. Your guide will point out the Sagrada Familia, the Tibidabo and more. Learn how to sail the boat, or just swim and relax. There are beers, water and colas available on board, along with a small selection of snacks. Try paddle boarding or just float about using floating toys onboard. Make friends with other tourists while on the boat, and make your visit to Barcelona even more memorable.  During winter (December, January, February) it is recommend to bring a jacket. Swimming is still possible, just not commonly braved.

Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Lunch and Beach

3. Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Lunch and Beach

Meet your guide and take the private transfer to the coast by air-conditioned bus from near the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona. It’s just over an hour up the coast of Spain in our air-conditioned minibus or bus. Arrive at the kayaking base camp and meet your kayak tour guide. Change into your swimwear, get snorkeling gear and equipment, and take part in a safety briefing to learn some basic kayaking techniques. Launch off the beach and into the water to start your 3-hour kayak tour. Hear about local flora and fauna from your guide as you admire the dynamic coastline. Stop along the way to try some snorkeling and exploring coves. Savor a classic Spanish Bocadillo with chorizo for lunch along the way. Have the option to take part in a kayak race. Keep a lookout for marine life like an octopus while you snorkel. Watch swooping bats, splash your guide, and be terrified by old pirate legends. After your tour, arrive on the beach and enjoy 3 hours of free time. Cool off and spend your free time exploring. Play a game of volleyball with the public nets, go for a cocktail or tapas in a local bar, or enjoy a walk along the coastline. Take the opportunity to have a beautiful walk along the coast of the bay to different viewpoints or to pick up some souvenirs. Return to Barcelona by bus at the end of the day.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Kayaking and Snorkeling Day Trip

4. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Kayaking and Snorkeling Day Trip

Discover the Costa Brava on a day trip from Barcelona. Snorkel and Kayak in the Mediterranean. Explore caves and coves and learn about local flora and fauna. Savor a picnic in a stunning natural setting and end your experience with a refreshing drink at a bar in central Barcelona. Depart Barcelona and journey along the Costa Brava for approximately 1 hour to reach the start point of your exciting kayak and snorkel adventure. Upon arrival at the beach, get outfitted with all the necessary equipment and listen to the instructions from your guide. Explore secluded beaches and rocky caves by kayak, and swim and snorkel among the native marine life. Encounter volcanic cliffs towering above the shimmering waters, brimming with fish, sea urchins, coral formations, and more. Along the way, enjoy a picnic lunch and complimentary water, and get plenty of free time to chill out on a white sand beach. Head back into the heart of Barcelona at the end of your adventure, and enjoy a round of beer or sangria at a bar on arrival.

Barcelona: Small-Group Parasailing Experience

5. Barcelona: Small-Group Parasailing Experience

See Barcelona from a different perspective on a 12-minute parasailing experience. Let the adrenaline course through your body as you fly 150 meters high above the sea, with 360-degree uninterrupted views. Meet your tour by the water, where you'll receive a briefing and will board your speedboat. Set off and feel the cool sea breeze blow over you as you whizz across the bay with views of Barcelona in the background. Then, kit up and sail in the sky to enjoy striking views from up above before safely landing back in your boat.

Barcelona: Sunset Sailing Tour with Drinks and Snacks

6. Barcelona: Sunset Sailing Tour with Drinks and Snacks

Board your modern sailing yacht at Moll de la Marina, Port Olimpic. Enjoy the unique experience of sailing when it slowly gets dark and the sun colors everything red. Take in the view of the Barcelona skyline from a different perspective. After a short safety instruction from the captain, drop the moorings and set sail from the port. Spot some of Barcelona’s onshore highlights immediately, including the enormous "golden fish" and Barcelona’s twin towers. Sip your complimentary cold drink and a small snack, as the wind slowly pushes your yacht out to sea. Soak in the beautiful deep blue color of the Mediterranean and the sweeping view of Barcelona’s skyline and see, at a glance, how the city developed from ancient times to today. Weather permitting, drop the anchor and enjoy a short swim. Perhaps you will get lucky and see the local aquatic wildlife, including moonfish and sunfish, turtles, dolphins, and perhaps even whales.

Barcelona: Inflatable Crazy Sofa Ride

7. Barcelona: Inflatable Crazy Sofa Ride

In front of our coast, enjoy a fun and refreshing experience: Crazy Sofa adventure! Excitement, adrenaline and refreshing fun on board with your friends. Do you dare to this refreshing adventure?

Barcelona: Tossa de Mar Kayaking, Snorkeling & Cave Day Tour

8. Barcelona: Tossa de Mar Kayaking, Snorkeling & Cave Day Tour

Discover the Costa Brava region on a full-day trip of snorkeling, kayaking, and sightseeing. Enjoy a local guide, round-trip transportation from Barcelona in a private, air-conditioned van, Mediterranean coves and caves, wildlife sightings, a traditional lunch, and a tour of Tossa de Mar's Old Town. Meet your guide in Barcelona and travel to Tossa de Mar in a private van, complete with WiFi and air conditioning. Peek out the window for spectacular vistas, including the Mediterranean Sea, Costa Brava beaches, and stunning mountain peaks, before arriving in Tossa de Mar. Get outfitted with kayaking and snorkeling equipment, review the day's agenda, and then board your kayak to cruise up the coastline. Explore hidden sea caves, marvel at the rugged cliffs, and watch for local wildlife. Take a break from kayaking to swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear water. Continue your trip with a typical Mediterranean lunch before venturing to Tossa de Mar's Old Town. Marvel at the 13th-century Villa Vella, walk to the lighthouse, and visit local shops before meeting your guide, boarding the bus, and returning to Barcelona.

Barcelona: 3-Hour Sailing Course

9. Barcelona: 3-Hour Sailing Course

While in Barcelona, choose this unique activity that's both eco-friendly and fun. Your skippers speak several languages very well, the staff is international, and the boats are in perfect condition.  Meet the skippers and sail course instructors at Port Olimpic in the center of Barcelona. There, you will be assigned to a group according to your experience and skill set, whether you are a beginner or a more advanced sailor.  Once on board the boat, practice spectacular sailing maneuvers with your skipper. You'll work in small groups for a more intimate experience, and to make sure you have a full grasp on the safety and technical instructions.  Pick up hands-on tips as you learn how to steer a boat. Enjoy breathtaking views of Barcelona and its coastline en route to becoming an accomplished sailor.

Barcelona: Coastal Fishing Trip

10. Barcelona: Coastal Fishing Trip

After meeting your skipper and boat at the marina, your coastal fishing trip outside Barcelona will begin. You can enjoy your favorite sport with friends or family, with ecitement and adrenaline guaranteed on board. Winter is the best season for bottom fishing, with the most common catches being snapper, serrano, sargo, mollera, brótola, and conger, among others. During spring and autumn, the coast of Barcelona attracts large predators such as tuna, amberjack, swordfish, and the imperial needle, which you can capture with techniques such as trolling. If the conditions of the sea allow it, you will practice spinning or light jigging, which are fun coastal fishing techniques. April through November are the best months to practice trolling, with the tallahams and palometón species frequently captured at depths between 7-8 meters. September and October are the best months to practice the light troll, being optimum for catching bonito and llampuga, which you will find about 1-2 miles from the coast. Feathers, rapalas, yozuris, and other small lures are the most used lures for this.

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based on 254 reviews

First time trying diving, and it was an amazing experience☺️✨ the instructors were very helpful and patient, and the tour underwater was great!! Would 100% recommend to add this experience in your Barcelona bucket list without second thoughts.

it was great would definitely recommend you do this trip whilst visiting Barcelona. Marc the captain was very knowledgeable and amazing with the tours of the sea and the surrounding memorabilia buildings and sites . worthy every penny

Excellent experience. Sid was really supporting and guided well and clearly during the activity. Would definitely recommend as an activity in Barca

Lovely experience, the crew members were extremely nice, good wine and snacks. We even saw a sea turtle :)

Really fun trip out and did more kayaking than was expected. Nice to stop off at beaches too.