Kayaks & Coves of the Costa Brava, from Barcelona
Duration: 9 hours Easy
Why we love this tour
Feel the charm of Costa Brava's rugged environment as you paddle, swim, and snorkel the day away
- Adventurous day in nature
- Leisurely kayaking routes
- Turquoise seas and massive rocks
- Picnic lunch in a hidden cove
Catalonia’s Costa Brava, just north of Barcelona, is easily regarded as the top destination for sea kayaking and water adventure and leisure near Barcelona and possibly in Western Europe. The Costa Brava, ‘brave coast’ has a maritime tradition dating from before the Greeks and Romans and carrying on for the last two thousand years in the countless communities of fishermen and merchants. Launching in modern kayaks from a gorgeous Mediterranean beach, you will be guided along the Costa Brava’s dramatic cliffs exploring deep caves and warm, secluded coves and beaches with plenty of opportunities to get in to cool off and explore below the surface.
These kayaking small group day trips are limited to eight guests and depart from Barcelona. These are all-day, all-inclusive trips with approximately four hours in the kayak, stopping for great snorkeling, lunch, swimming and relaxing in the sun. These kayaking day tours are appropriate for all ages and families and no experience is needed. Following an hour’s drive north of Barcelona and some brief instruction, we will kayak leisurely up the rugged Costa Brava, stopping here and there to swim and snorkel in peaceful coves or explore some of the many caves along the coast. About halfway into the 4-5 hours of the excursion that we are on the water, we will take a break in a secluded Costa Brava beach cove to enjoy a picnic lunch and relax. After kayaking back to the launch beach, we will have a drink in a beachfront café and some lazy beach time while taking in the picturesque, tranquil surroundings before returning to Barcelona.
Need to know before you go
Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. at the meeting point.
The tour is available on Tuesdays and Fridays and is available from late May to mid-September.
Tours run with 2 to 8 people.
There would be a surcharge of 20€ per person if you end up being only two clients on the tour.
Children 13 years and under must be with an adult in a tandem kayak. Minimum age is 8 years old.
Even if you’ve never kayaked before, this tour is open for adventurers of all ages with a decent level of fitness. Ability to swim is essential.
Please be sure that your travel insurance recognizes and includes kayaking as an accepted activity.
What to bring? We recommend a swimsuit, sandals that can get wet, dry change of clothes, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses (with a secured band), and a waterproof pouch for your camera and/or phone.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation voucher.
Cancellations can be made up to 48 hours before the trip with 100% reimbursement. For later cancellations, there is no compensation.
**Safety and Insurance: Spanish Trails®’ experienced guides hold safety as top priority and accompany kayakers on these kayak day trips to ensure a safe, positive, unforgettable experience. We do require that all guests know how to swim and are comfortable in open waters. These are recommended kid-friendly, family tours and children 13 years and under must be with an adult in a tandem kayak. Please be sure that your travel insurance recognizes and includes kayaking as an accepted activity. Please see our Terms and Conditions.
**We do not cancel Kayak day tours due to bad weather. We simply re-route the day to fit the weather and continue exploring!
Banco de España
Plaza Catalunya 17, Barcelona
Provided bySpanish Trails
Reviews for this provider
31 May 2019
18 Aug 2018
Our guide was wonderful!! Very accommodating to our needs. We had 2 children in our group and she worked with use make it a wonderful experience.
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