WATER SPORTS DAY TRIPS ON THE COAST OF SPAIN
The Costa Brava - Catalonia's most beautiful coastline for kayaking,
snorkelling, hiking and paddling.
Choose the best day tour for you,
and we'll do the rest.
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Barcelona Day Trip tours and activities
Enjoy a day of exciting water sports with one of our English-speaking guides. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience, we’ll take you through the basics and either guide you around the coast on a kayak tour, set you off on a paddleboarding adventure, or get you started to find treasure in one of our outdoor escape rooms.
All our Costa Brava tours include return transport, your activity, guide, insurance, picnic lunch, all equipment and photos.
Why do a day trip?
Leaving the city for the day to enjoy Spain’s incredible coastline and crystal clear waters is a must and what better way to spend it than making memories and meeting new friends, all the while, being well looked after by us. It also ensures you can try a Costa Brava tour from Barcelona with little stress and time to enjoy the city for the rest of your holiday.
Our experience makes yours unforgettable.
Exciting all-inclusive 10-hour guided Day Trips from Barcelona. An introduction to La Costa Brava, tailored for quality and value in a safe environment.
Choose your activity, meet us at the pickup point and we’ll do the rest. From couples, families, and groups to the individual traveller. From experienced sports enthusiasts to total newbies; even if you can’t swim, we’ll take you for an incredible beach day trip from Barcelona on a Costa Brava tour and back. So relax, and enjoy the ride.
We're very happy with the activities we provide but don't take our word for it, check out our reviews. Our company is young but we are not and have been providing tours for a long time in Barcelona!
The Barcelona Day Trip team
We're passionate and experienced local guides with the best job in the world. All of us are water sports enthusiasts who want to share our love for the waves, the sun and the sand. This company is new (founded in 2021), but we are not.
From the beginning we wanted to include the best bits of each activity we offer, and get people excited about the ocean, the environment and all it has to offer. While at the same time, providing the thrill of doing something a little different on your holiday, at a competitive price, without sacrificing quality.
Covid 19 has been a hit to all our lives and especially tourism across the world and in Spain. What it did do for us was give us the time to create this offer so that you can enjoy our well planned tours, while we take care of you and your experience from start to finish. We hope to have you along for on a Costa Brava tour from Barcelona day trip and if you choose us, we'll make sure you experience our activities in a safe, exciting and comfortable environment.
Discover Barcelona or La Costa Brava with our useful guides written by us in our blog. Take a look at the marine life you can find on our sea life page, explore our blog or book a tour! Do not hesitate to contact us and ask us any questions. We are here to help you spend the best possible time in one of the most interesting cities and most impressive coasts in the world.
Barcelona Day Trip mission
- Provide fantastic Costa Brava tours from Barcelona with quality and customer experience as the focus
- Create a fun group environment for all backgrounds and ages to gel together
- Deliver our tours on time and in a safe and professional manner
- Have a minimal impact on the environment while we conduct our activities
Barcelona Day Trip & the environment
Spending time in the ocean every day definitely increases your love for the environment. We're keen to have a positive impact on our surroundings and that's why we've created our Eco-Shop that you can visit when you come on a tour with us.
We sell branded clothing and mugs and 100% of the profits from our shop go into a pot of money that we use to help preserve the oceans or coastal environment.
Among constantly improving all of our Barcelona Day Trip tours & activities, we want to do more. We have big plans for the next few years of how we can help some great local projects on the Costa Brava.
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Frequently asked questions
1 day is enough in Barcelona.. if you want to fall in love and spend money on many more trips here in the future! We'd recommend at least 2-3 days in any city, especially in Barcelona.
There is so much on offer, to visit and to see, that 1 day will leave you wanting more. Understandably, it's often the case that people are coming here for work, or simply to catch a flight out of the city after being elsewhere in Spain.
If that's true for you, then yes, you can have a blast in 1 day, but if you're asking this particular question.. we hope you have the choice to stay a little longer.
Barcelona can be a day trip yes! If you're staying in one of the surrounding villages, Girona, or another close province and don't have much time to visit the city, there are many options for day trips from most of the surrounding areas.
As we recommend above, ideally, you'd want to spend around 2-3 days exploring the city and visiting some of the main sites. However, if that's not an option then yes of course you can. We'd recommend only booking in a couple of things to not over exert yourselves, or be in a rush.. Everything will be here the next time you visit!
Pick 1 monument / building to visit
Have a walk along the beach
Explore El Born or the Gothic quarter (either solo or on a 'Free' walking tour for some history and context
Have a bite to eat or lots of bites to eat in a local market
Find a bar to try some Sangria / Vermouth and local tapas
And of course.. book a fantastic Barcelona Day Trip out of the city and come with us to kayak the Costa Brava!
There is a lot to do in Barcelona in 4 hours! We have this question a lot from people coming on shore leave, from Cruise Ships. Although we are not able to provide any 4 hour tours from Barcelona to the Costa Brava, we can safely say that you will have a fun choice of activities to choose from.
We'd recommend choosing 1 activity and then finding a lovely little terrace (bar / restaurant), for some drinks and tapas. The 3 best short actives we think you could try within 4 hours are:
A Paella cooking class or a cooking school in Barcelona city centre. Learning to cook Paella in a small group is fun, interactive, inclusive and memorable. Available for all ages and all dietary needs the whole class will be about 2.5-3 hours long.
That includes meeting a chef at a market to collect your ingredients, cooking (together) your delicious paella, drinking lots of Sangria and of course, eating your professionally made dish.
Luckily, we can recommend a class (with confidence), for you to try: https://www.gastronomicartsbarcelona.com/
A Free walking tour. Free walking tours are all around the world and Barcelona is no different! The word 'Free' means, it's free to sign up however the guides have to make money somehow so there is always time at the end of the tour to leave a contribution or tip as a thank you.
There are many free guided tours in Barcelona so have a quick google and see which one takes your fancy. Normally they are between 1-2 hours long and cover various points in history, architecture, and even the supernatural.
Choosing 1 building / monument to visit. We'd always recommend visiting La Sagrada Familia as it is truly majestic inside.
Literally, it will take your breath away, and even if you're not a religious person, there is something incredibly spiritual about the way the sun light transforms into the main room.
It's very impressive from the outside but if you can book a guided tour and visit the inside, you will not be disappointed.
The best Barcelona Day Trip? Well.. I mean.. obviously a 'Barcelona Day Trip' to kayak the Costa Brava is the best Day Trip!
But seriously, we are so happy to provide amazing trips to the Costa Brava, it's a privilege, and while we aspire to give and maintain 5* experiences to all our customers we couldn't say that we're the best day trip for everyone... especially if you can't swim 😉
There are many day trips to choose from and it totally depends on what you're interests are (of course). Also, age, group size, occasion and budget.
However we are happy to give an idea of some spectacular day trips you can try from Barcelona. (As long as you promise to check out our kayak Barcelona day trip to the Costa Brava).
Kayaking and snorkelling on the Costa Brava from Barcelona Day Trip! haha ok, ok, you know this one..
Girona city - Girona is a super beautiful small town, also the set location for a few scenes in Game of Thrones! You can reach Girona (the province that homes the Costa Brava, the city of Girona is in land), by fast train from Barcelona.
The journey by train is just shy of 40 minutes and you can walk easily into the centre from the station. A river divides the city and the old city walls surround it. There is a fantasic tourist information office that can help you discover many hidden treasures.
Sitges - Just down the coast from Barcelona is coastal town of Sitges. It's a lovely little spot and if you're lucky enough to be here during a festival, it's well worth a visit to see the parade and enjoy a super fun street party!
There are loads of beautiful little streets, old buildings and of course, the beach so you can swim. Bare in mind, there are parts that are nudest so maybe check beforehand if you have Grandma along on the holiday..
Montserrat Monastery - A short train ride away or a wide choice of guided tours from Barcelona, Montserrat is the huge mountian visible from planes flying into the city. It's home to an incredible Monastery built into the rocks of the mountian.
You can choose a few different ways up, either hiking, a cable car (not on windy days), or a Funicular train from the bottom of the mountain. We'd recommend giving yourself time for a little hike around the top if you choose an 'easy' way up the mountain.
Vineyard tour - There are many vineyards on the other side of Montserrat, which is only possible because of the mountain itself. Montserrat blocks much of the cold air from the Pyrenees mountain range (that separates Spain and France), making the other side of Montserrat a perfect area for growing grapes.
There are many vineyards to choose from so we recommend a little digging into the type of wine you like and the vibe from the vineyard itself before you book.
Obviously we would love to have you along on one of our 5* rated Barcelona Day Trip tours to the best places in Costa Brava, so if you have any questions feel free to get in touch 😊