Barcelona Boat Cruises

Barcelona Boat Cruises

The Golondrinas are tourist boats that cruise along the charming coastline of Barcelona. A different way to explore Barcelona. 

Las Golondrinas is a passenger boat company that organizes short tours across Barcelona’s harbour and coastline, drawing a beautiful profile of Barcelona from the Mediterranean Sea.

The first Golondrina cruises took sail in 1888 for the Barcelona’s first Universal Exhibition. In the late nineteenth century, the boats had steam engines and could only carry twenty passengers.

Where to find Las Golondrinas?

Las Golondrinas boats depart from Moll de les Drassanes, s/n., which is located in the vicinity of the Columbus Monument. You can purchase the tickets directly there or ask them any questions you might have.

Type of cruises

  • Traditional: A 40-minute tour in a traditional boat around the port. During the crossing, you'll be able to see the Porta de Europa Bridge, the W Hotel, the Sideroploid sculpture, the Montjuïc mountain, and the Clock Tower.  
  • Port and coastline: During this longer boat ride, you'll sail for 1 hour in a modern catamaran along the seafront of Barcelona until you reach the Torre Glòries area. Most of the boats allow you to see the seabed and the engine room.

If the sea conditions do not allow the departure of the "Port and coastline" boat ride, an alternative route can be made.


Types of boat trips Adults Students and seniors Children 5 - 10 years old
Barcelona Port 40' 8 (US$ 8.60) 7 (US$ 7.50) 3 (US$ 3.20)
Barcelona Mar 1h30' 10 (US$ 10.80) 8 (US$ 8.60) 4 (US$ 4.30)


The departure times of the Golondrina boats vary depending on the time of year and the route you wish to book. Keep in mind that schedules might suffer changes due to meteorological reasons. Check out La Golondrina’s official website for information on all the departures:


Metro: Drassanes, line 3.
Buses: 14, 20, 21, 36, 57, 59, 64, 91, 120 and 15.