Pirate boat tour from Palamos: sail on Barbarossa's traces along the Costa Brava

Pirates ahoy! On this family excursion from Palamos, you sail on the traces of the pirate Barbarossa. The boat trip at Costa Brava is especially adequate for children and revives the thrilling history of Barbarossa's attack on Palamos.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 1.5 hours
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan
  • Transfer: no, not included
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Family sailing trip at Costa Brava on the traces of the pirate Barbarossa

On the centennial sailing boat, the crew re-enacts the thrilling story of Barbarossa's attack on Palamos. A great excursion for children!

Price overview

  • 1.5 hrs pirate boat tour from Palamos - per adult (from 11 yrs)15.-€
  • 1.5 hrs pirate boat tour from Palamos - per child (2-10 yrs)10.-€
Incl. pirate scarf for every child as a present

Booking option: Pirate boat trip from Palamos for the whole family

On this family sailing trip at Costa Brava, the history revives: Follow the traces of Barbarossa, the famous Turkish pirate, who attacked Palamos in 1543. On an authentic, 1915 constructed sailing boat, you'll navigate through the bay of Palamos, while a pirate on board is recounting the tale of the attack.

On the pirate boat trip through the bay of Palamos, you'll sail along the coast of Sant Antoni de Calonge until you reach the Torre Valentina, a fortified tower built in the 16th century. During the 16th century, pirate attacks were a constant threat for the people of Palamos, who bravely stood up to the pirates. Let your imagination get captured by the dramatic story - a real highlight for big and small pirate fans!


  • Duration: ~ 1.5 hours
  • Departure: daily except Saturdays from 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Months: June - September
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Palamós


  • Skipper
  • Gift: 1 pirate scarf per child
Important information


  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please bring along:

Sailing shoes or shoes with bright, flat sole, sun blocker

Detailed description

Barbarossa boat trip from Palamos: the pirate sailing excursion for families

You or one of the smaller family members are addicted to pirates? Then get on board of the centennial sailboat in Palamos, that'll take you on a breathtaking pirate boat tour along the traces of the pirate Barbarossa! The sailing boat, on which you'll do the pirate tour, is already a feast for the eyes: The 1915 built sailboat with Latin sail creates the perfect scenery to revive the attacks of the pirates in the mind's eye during the family boat trip. A pirate on board narrates the history of the famous, Turkish pirate Barbarossa, who sacked Palamos with his fleet in 1543.

Listen to the enthralling story, how the citizens of Palamos defensed themselves in fear and terror against the pirates, that bloodthirstily pillaged the city. You'll be sailing under motor through the bay of Palamos, always following the coast of Sant Antoni de Calonge, until you reach the fortified tower Torre Valentina, that was built for defense purposes in the 16th century - a time, where pirate attacks were daily business. The family boat tour ends back in the harbour of Palamos. Additionally, every child receives a pirate scarf as a gift and memory of the unforgettable excursion in the history of Costa Brava.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Family sailing trip at Costa Brava on the traces of the pirate Barbarossa

DOD Dublin wrote on Jun 30, 2018
Overall rating
100 von 100

Pleasant sailing

Wonderful trip with adult children and our 4 year old grandson. The boat was originally built in Algeria and was full of character. The captain, Joan, took us northwards to the beach at Castells, and was extremely knowledgeable, and justifiably proud of the local area. He even let our grandson 'drive' the boat (under close supervision, of course) for a short period. The trip was enjoyed by all, and was well worth the price.
Al wrote on Feb 5, 2018
Overall rating
100 von 100

Perfect tour for the little ones

The perfect adventure for our family that has three restless little boys, who have been delighted with the pirates, even the youngest, who is usually a bit unsociable. We have been treated to the best there is, we have felt completely welcome. Also the people of the call center have helped us when booking.

Tour perfecto para los pequeñitos

La aventura perfecta para nuestra familia que tiene tres varoncitos inquietos, quienes han quedado encantados con los piratas, hasta el más pequeñito, que suele ser un poco huraño. Nos han tratado de lo mejor que hay, nos hemos sentido completamente bienvenidos. También la gente del call center nos ha ayudado al momento de reservar.

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