Sail from Palamos along the Costa Brava - half day sailing trip at the beautiful coast

On this traditional sailboat from Palamos, you'll sail half a day along Costa Brava or 3,5 hours to the Islas Formigues. The uniquely beautiful sailing boat is ideal for a relaxing tour along the coast with a refreshing swim break.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 3.5 hours
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan
  • Transfer: no, not included
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  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

3.5 hours sailing from Palamos INFO

  • 3.5 hrs sailing trip from Palamos with Latin sail - per adult (from 11 yrs)35.-€
  • 3.5 hrs sailing trip from Palamos with Latin sail - per child (1-10 yrs)20.-€

2.5 hours boat trip to Islas Formigues INFO

  • 2.5 hrs sailing trip from Palamos to Islas Formigues - per adult (from 11 yrs)25.-€
  • 2.5 hrs sailing trip from Palamos to Islas Formigues - per child (1-10 yrs)15.-€
With swim stop and lots of fascinating history facts

Overview / General Information

Enjoy unforgettable moments at Costa Brava: sail from Palamos

Look forward to a fascinating sailing trip from Palamos on a traditional, 1915 built sailing boat along the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Choose between a 3.5 hours sailing trip under Latin sail or a 2.5 hours sailing tour with motor. For both sailing trips applies:


  • Days: daily
  • Months: June - September
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Palamós

Option 1: 3.5 hours sailing trip from Palamos

Look forward to an exceptional sailing trip from Palamos along Costa Brava. The 1915 built, traditional sailing boat with Latin sail is a feast for the eyes, on which up to 25 passengers have space. Get abducted by this marvellous sailing boat and join the sailing tour from Palamos in northern direction along the shore. Watch how the Latin sail catches the wind and how the sailboat glides calmly and gently over the sea, while the crew tells you about the fascinating history of the sailboat and shows you, how the sails work.

You'll start the sailing excursion from the bay of Palamos, passing the Cap Gros with its cave inside and continue along the coast. The sailboat takes you by Calella de Palafrugell directly to the picturesque Cala Castell. In this turquoise-blue bay with its long, golden sand beach, you'll be anchoring for a relaxed swim break. On the sailing trip along the Costa Brava, you'll get served a typical Catalan lunch, the "Pa amb Tomaquet", which is bread with a delicious tomato spread. The sailing tour continues to the offshore islands Illas Formigues and afterwards back to Palamos. Enjoy the warm sunshine and the great views on Costa Brava, while you relax on board watching the wide, deep-blue sea.



  • Duration: ~ 3.5 hours
  • Hours: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM


  • Skipper, swim stop(s), snack

Option 2: 2.5 hours sailing tour to Islas Formigues

On the shorter sailing trip from Palamos, you'll sail along the Costa Brava by motor, out of the bay of Palamos, passing by Cap Gros and Calella de Palafrugell until you reach Cala Castell. Here you'll drop the anchor for a refreshing swim in the turquoise-blue Mediterranean sea. Afterwards you'll continue to the interesting Islas Formigues. On the boat tour, you'll get to know more about the history of Islas Formigues, which just stick out of the sea so less, that higher waves easily wash over them completely. You'll also hear more about the turbulent history of the area around Castell, which became famous due to its long-term environmental movement "Salvem Castell".


  • Duration: ~ 2.5 hours
  • Hours: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM


  • Skipper, swim stop(s)
Covid-19 related notes

Please note that due to hygiene regulations snacks cannot be served on board!

Important information

Please bring along:

Sailing shoes or shoes with bright, flat sole, swimwear, towel, sun blocker, long trousers / jacket

Detailed description

Get to know Costa Brava on a sailing tour from Palamos

Holidays are becoming the best memories due to unforgettable moments - create some at a wonderful sailing trip from Palamos along Costa Brava. On the half day sailing tour in the summer months, you can sail along the Spanish coast on an antic fishing boat. The Vela Latina sailing boat was constructed in 1915 and continuously renovated and maintained during the course of the years, so you can still enjoy the beauty of the sailboat nowadays, 100 years later. The experienced crew reveals the interesting history of the sailboat and demonstrares you how the special Latin sail works, all of that during the relaxing sailing excursion from Palamos.

Since the sailing boat just has a small capacity of 25 passengers, you can perfectly relax on board of the Costa Brava sailing trip. Let your eyes wander over the varying coastline and enjoy the sunshine and the marvellous views on the endlessly seeming Mediterranean sea. After passing steep cliffs, a sea cave and the village Calella de Palafrugell with its small bay, the traditional sailingboat directly steers to Cala Castell. The bay with turqouise-blue shimmering sea is just perfect for an unwinding swim stop and for trying the traditional Catalan lunch on board. After that, you'll be navigating to the Islas Formigues offshore the Costa Brava, before the sailboat turns around and sails back to Palamos. The sailing trip is also well-suitable for children and an amazing excursion from Palamos to get to know the history and landscape of Costa Brava better.

On the shorter sailing excursion, you'll mostly sail supported by the motor to make the same route in less time. But of course you'll have just as much time for swimming and relaxing on board, while the gorgeous coast passes by. The shorter boat trip at Costa Brava also includes extensive explanations about the history of Castell and the passionate environmental movement "Salvem Castell", that made the area famous.


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 Enjoy unforgettable moments at Costa Brava: sail from Palamos

Jorge juan wrote on Jul 9, 2021
Overall rating
100 von 100


A phenomenal ride, the captain an old sea lion, he treated us as if we were at home, the afternoon impossible to overcome in a traditional boat, lots of laughs and the impressive ride I recommend for everyone impossible to overcome next year we repeat sure, thank you very much for all captain (Faustino jijijijiji).


Un paseo fenomenal, el capitán un viejo lobo de mar, nos trato como si estuviéramos en casa, la tarde imposible de superar en un barco tradicional, muchas risas y el paseo impresionante lo recomiendo para todo el mundo imposible de superar al año que viene repetimos seguro, muchas gracias por todo capitán ( Faustino jijijijiji).
Macarena wrote on Sep 22, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Fantastic day

Great day we had a great time highly recommended

Día fantástico

Gran día lo pasamos genial muy recomendable
Steffen & Andrea wrote on Jun 20, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100


Yesterday we were on tour with the "Jolie Biche" (the Rafael was already traveling with a school class) and are still thrilled. It was a beautiful trip along the coast, even if the wind for sailing was rather unfavorable. At least we tried. The skipper was very nice and informative, bath stop and snack were great. Conclusion: Recommended :-)


Gestern waren wir mit der „Jolie Biche“ (die Rafael war schon mit einer Schulklasse unterwegs) auf Tour und sind immer noch begeistert. Es war ein wunderschöner Ausflug entlang der Küste, auch wenn der Wind zum Segeln eher ungünstig stand. Wir haben es immerhin versucht.
Der Skipper war sehr nett und auskunftsfreudig, Badestop und Snack waren prima.
Fazit: Empfehlenswert :-)
Josefa wrote on Jul 17, 2017
Overall rating
100 von 100


It is not barco antiguo and precioso, la región completamente encantadora. Ha sido un paseo increíble. ¡Saludos desde Colombia!


Es un barco antiguo y precioso, la región completamente encantadora. Ha sido un paseo increíble. ¡Saludos desde Colombia!
Andrea wrote on Jul 17, 2017
Overall rating
100 von 100

Like in a movie

I felt like in an ancient movie, the ship was simply awesome! next year me and my group will be back ;-)
Felix wrote on Jul 17, 2017
Overall rating
80 von 100

Always my pleasure!

It was a relaxing day on the sea. We liked it once to be on a traditional sailboat. The skipper has held for the bath stop at a beautiful bay, where there was then the possibility to swim a round and a bite to eat. The snacks were typical Catalan and simple - but top! Thanks again to the dear Sunbonoo team for the easy handling.

Immer wieder gerne!

Es war ein entspannter Tag auf dem Meer. Uns hat es besonders gut gefallen, einmal auf einem traditionellen Segelboot gewesen zu sein. Der Skipper hat für den Badestopp an einer wunderschönen Bucht gehalten, wo es dann die Möglichkeit gab eine Runde zu schwimmen und einen Happen zu essen. Die Snacks waren typisch katalanisch und einfach gehalten - aber top!
Danke nochmal an das liebe Sunbonoo Team für die einfache Abwicklung.

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