If you want a picture-perfect experience, you will find one at sunset on a yacht in Barcelona. Not only can you take superb photos but you can use the time spent to really see another side of Barcelona — the dreamy and romantic side.
What Would You Like to Ask?
You probably have a number of questions about sunset sailing tours in Barcelona, especially if you are unfamiliar with the city. Even if you know Barcelona well, you still may be wondering how the tour begins and when you should arrive.
If you do want to set sail, either night or day, you should arrive about 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Don’t bring a lot of stuff with you as there are only so many items that you can place in the sailing vessel. You are just cruising at sunset so you don’t need to worry about taking extra items.
Make Sure That You Stay Protected
If you sail during the day, you should bring sunglasses, a hat, and sun protection such as a cream with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. You can also bring swimming attire or any clothing that you would wear on a typical day or night event.
You should always dress in layers as the temperature can drop, particularly if you sail in the shade or you sail after sunset. This is important on sunset sailing trips: always bring a warm jacket as the climate is warm and pleasant at the beginning but can turn rather chilly toward the end.
Where You Will Sail
When you take a guided tour, the skipper navigating the sail boat chooses the tour route. He or she makes a decision based on the water conditions and the direction of the breeze. His or her goal is to make each trip as comfortable as possible. Therefore, you might sail along the Barcelona coast or head toward a spot that gives you a panoramic city view.
When you book a tour with a private sailing company, it will take from two to twelve people on each trip, depending on the size of the sailing vessel. You can also ask the tour company to make provisions for you if you plan to sail with a larger group.
A Peaceful, Calm Adventure
When the water is peaceful and calm, you can always take time to snorkel and swim. These conditions often prevail during morning or sunset sailing trips during the mid-part of June. If you don’t mind a bit of a chill in the water, you can still swim or snorkel in late May.
You can choose to relax and allow the skipper to navigate the boat or you can get involved in helping the crew and skipper. You should have at least three hours sailing experience on some seagoing vessels. Most people just like someone else to direct the boat whilst they sit back and relax.
If you have ever gotten seasick or you think that you may be prone to the problem, take a medicine for motion sickness, such as Cinnarizine, about 60 minutes before going on board.