BARCELONA DAY TRIP: Tours from Barcelona to the Costa Brava Spain

Kayak tours from Barcelona to the Costa Brava Spain


Our 5* tour from Barcelona to the Costa Brava (Spain)

Kayak and snorkel tour + Beach time, changing rooms + storage for valuables, picnic lunch, private, air conditioned  transport, FREE photos, all equipment, full insurance and English speaking guide

Adult: €89 / Child + Student €79

Available: April - September

10am - 8pm every day from central Barcelona

Exciting adventure with time to relax


Welcome to Barcelona Day Trip! You're a few steps away from booking an unforgettable experience on the Costa Brava Spain.

Full day trips and tours from Barcelona to Costa Brava, with experienced English speaking guides

Transport, full insurance, activity, lunch, all equipment, changing rooms, safe storage for valuables, photos and free time with every tour

Trusted tour operator with over 1500 5* reviews on Google, TripAdvisor, Get Your Guide and Viator

100% money back guarantee and free date changes up to 24 hours before your tour

The Costa Brava - "Catalonia's most beautiful coastline for kayaking, snorkelling, hiking and paddling"

Find your perfect tour from Barcelona, with a day trip to the Costa Brava!

Solo travellers, groups, families, team building, schools, private tours and much more!


From € 70 / per person
  • Pay deposit or pay in full
  • Small groups on the water: Choose between 8 or 12 people tours
  • 10 and 8 hour day trips: Every day: April - September from central Barcelona
  • 100% money back guarantee + free date changes Up to 24 hours before your start time
  • Private air-conditioned transport: Either a private coach or one of our new Mercedes vans - Both with our Spotify playlists...
  • All our tours include free time at the beach: Explore the stunning Costa Brava, play Volleyball, relax with a cold drink & tapas, go on a hike or visit local shops. The main thing is we don't want to rush you back to the city!

Activity, guide and insurance.

Your tour is in good hands with our experienced guides and full insurance cover as standard. For a fun, friendly and professional service.

Return transfer from Barcelona.

The meeting point for your Barcelona Day Trip is next to Arc de Triomf in central Barcelona. For private tours and group bookings, we'll pick you up. 

Lunch, equipment and photos

We offer a complete package so you can relax and enjoy the day. Lunch, all of your equipment, and free photos of your tour are included in the price.

What our customers say

Our focus is your experience

We take you up the coast of Spain for a Barcelona Day Trip to the stunning waters of the Costa Brava. We supply quality Costa Brava tours with our team of experienced guides.


Choose the best day tour for you, and we'll do the rest.

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Outdoor Escape Rooms from Barcelona Day Trip

Try and Escape from the Costa Brava (Spain)

Available: April - September

10am - 8pm every day

Challenging mentally and physically

Choose from a walking / snorkelling / kayaking outdoor escape.

Test your groups intelligence by solving puzzles within the time limit.


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Paddleboarding with Barcelona Day Trip

Paddleboarding tours and rentals from Barcelona to the Costa Brava (Spain)

Choose from a Paddleboard tour, Private lesson or, 2 hours of self-guided paddle boarding and a whole day on the Costa Brava.

Prices start from €75

Available: April - September

10am - 8pm every day

Relaxed and at your own pace


Costal path in Costa Brava Spain from Barcelona


Spend the day at the beach on the beautiful Costa Brava

Picnic lunch, transport, changing rooms + storage for valuables, access to a self-guided coastal walk, and the whole day at the beach

This tour is great for non-swimmers, families and friends who want to visit the stunning coast of the Costa Brava Spain without having to worry about how to get there.

We've chosen an incredible location with crystal clear waters, beautiful easy coastal hikes, beach bars, restaurants, a volleyball net and much more..

Available: April - September

10am - 8pm every day



Big companies take huge commissions away from small suppliers like us. By booking direct you help support our small local business, and that's why we want to offer a discount! 

*We never share your information with anyone and you can expect 1 or 2 emails per year from us 🙂

*Offer running from February - March 2024. Your code can be applied to all future bookings and gift vouchers

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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 Barcelona Day Trip Costa Brava tours include return transport, your activity, guide, insurance, a small picnic lunch, all equipment and photos.

Why do a Barcelona Day trip?
Leaving the city for the day to enjoy Spain’s incredible coastline and crystal clear waters is a must! What better way to spend it than making memories and meeting new friends along the way, all the while, being well looked after by us. It also ensures you can visit the Costa Brava on a tour from Barcelona with little stress and time to enjoy the city for the rest of your holiday. At Barcelona Day Trip we put our customers first and have professional, experienced and fun guides to make sure you have the best possible time on your Costa Brava tour with us. 

Our experience makes yours unforgettable.

Exciting all-inclusive 10-hour guided Day Trips from Barcelona Day Trip. 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!

So have a look at our day trip options and choose the perfect Barcelona Day Trip to the Costa Brava for you! Just hit BOOK NOW and we'll see you on the water soon! 


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. Barcelona Day Trip is new (founded in 2021), but we are not.

From the beginning we wanted to include the best bits of each activity we offer on the Costa Brava, 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 on one of the most impressive coasts in the world.

Your Barcelona Day Trip will be a lasting memory and our kayak and snorkel tour includes photos with GoPro cameras for FREE so you can share your experience on the Costa Brava with your friends and family 🙂


Barcelona Day Trip mission

  • Provide fantastic day trips to the 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 from Barcelona on time and in a safe and professional manner
  • Have a minimal impact on the environment while we conduct our activities on the Costa Brava

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 on the Costa Brava and that's why we've created our Eco-Shop that you can visit when you come on a tour with us at Barcelona Day Trip.

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 the Costa Brava 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 using the Barcelona Day Trip brand.


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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 and join us for one of the best Barcelona Day Trips you can find!

If you do choose to join us on a Barcelona Day Trip to the Costa Brava, you'll arrive back in the city at around 8pm with time to explore, have a meal and maybe a little dance in the city! 

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, Barcelona Day Trip can recommend a class (with confidence), for you to try:

A Free walking tour. Barcelona Day Trip Free walking tours are coming in 2024! You can find free walking tours 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 😊 

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