Barcelona Yacht Charter

Barcelona is located in the province of Catalunya on the Costa Brava on the east coast of Spain. It is located between the Llobregat and Besòs rivers where they flow into the Mediterranean Sea. To the north is the Costa Brava while the Costa Dorada is to the south.

Barcelona is one of the most popular urban destinations in Europe with several million tourists each year. Only Paris, London and Rome have more visitors. View; The Barri Gòtic or “Gothic Quarter” is the center of the old city of Barcelona. Many of the buildings date from medieval times, some dating back to the Roman settlement of Barcelona; Works by Antoni Gaudí, including Sagrada Família, the international symbol of Barcelona, ​​​​Park Güell, Palau Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens, Casa Batlló, Crypt of Colonia Güell. They are all part of a World Heritage Site; Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. A notable feature is La Rambla, a boulevard that stretches from the city center to the seafront, packed with crowds until late at night and lined with florists, craft vendors, cafes, and restaurants. Barcelona contains seven beaches. The beaches of Sant Sebastià and Barceloneta are the largest, oldest and most frequented.

Most of the charter boats make their home in the Olympic Port and from there it is possible to head north and explore the Costa Brava and towns such as Tossa de Mar, Palamós, L’Estartit, Cadaqués, Llafranc and San Feliu. Or to the south of the Costa Dorada and see the towns of Castelldefells, Garraf, Sitges, Villanueva y Geltru, Torredembarra and Tarragona.

What you need: experience, qualifications, visa requirements, etc. – To rent a boat without crew, it is necessary that the skipper of the boat has an ICC or equivalent

Charter Season: The main charter season runs from May to October, with July and August being the peak months. These two months also see the largest crowds and the lightest winds. Consider the off season for a charter. Less crowding, comfortable temperatures and more chances of wind for those who like to hoist a mooring sail for a while.

Weather – Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Its average annual temperature is 20°C (68°F) during the day and 11°C (52°F) at night. The average annual temperature of the sea is 18 °C (64 °F). In August, the warmest month, the typical temperature ranges from 25 to 31 °C (77 to 88 °F) during the day, about 20 °C (68 °F) at night, and the average sea temperature is 25 °C (77 °F). Hours of sunshine are 2,524 per year, from 138 (average 4.5 hours of sunshine/day) in December to 310 (average 10 hours of sunshine/day) in July. The average relative humidity is 72%, from 69% in July to 75% in October. Thunderstorms are common from mid-August through November. Although Barcelona is not normally a windy city, it is affected by the sea breeze from May to September.

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