Hiring a boat is the ideal way to explore the hidden beauty of Valencia. Valencia is held in high regard for its art, music, food, and parties. Being such a populous area, a private boat will allow you to avoid the crowds and explore the beaches, bays, and coves that lie halfway along Spain’s Mediterranean coast. Valencia has plenty of marinas where you can find the ideal catamaran, motor yacht, sailboat, or speedboat of your choice. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise along the Costa Brava or Costa Blanca coastline. You also have the option to rent a motorboat, their fast cruising speed will allow you to visit Barcelona on a one or two-day trip. If you book a catamaran, you can have a romantic sunset cruise or throw a party on board with your family and friends. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht or sailboat and go island-hopping in the Balearic Islands for as many days as you wish.
Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona and is home to over 1.5 million inhabitants. Valencia is made up of three provinces, Castellon in the north, the province of Valencia in the middle, and the province of Alicante in the south. Before you enjoy sailing in Valencia for a city break, you can visit several interesting sites. Between the old town and port, you will find the famous City of Arts and Sciences, which includes Europe’s largest oceanographic park. The city contains many museums with a collection of fine arts built around the works of famous artists such as El Greco and Goya. The most important international Spanish dish known as the paella is known to be of Valencian origin. The region is also very diverse and the fertile lands produce grapes, dates, rice, and about 57% of the total citrus fruit that serve two-thirds of Europe.
Besides its cultural wealth, Valencia dates back to the prehistoric period, where human traces in Neolithic sites can be found. Valencia has been occupied by the Phoenicians, Romans, and the moors over the centuries. Visitors can still wander among the remains of ruins and fortifications of Roman and Moorish origin. In the city of Sagunto, you will find the best Roman remains including a renovated theater, and in the town of Cullera, you will find the remains of a Moorish fortress. Furthermore, The palm groves of Elche are among the largest in the world that have mostly been developed by the moors. Putting the long period of struggle for power in Valencia behind, today it has become one of the most enjoyable cities in Spain, with the perfect chance for visitors to enjoy a spectacular adventure off the coast. BednBlue offers many available catamarans, motor yachts, sailboats, or speedboats for you to have a one-of-a-kind vacation from the thriving metropolis of Valencia.
A yacht charter in Valencia will allow you to explore the gems of Costa Brava and Costa Blanca. These are ideal destinations in Spain, known for their long sandy beaches and numerous anchoring areas. You can choose from various experiences onboard your favorite catamaran, sailboat, or motor yacht. Itineraries can range from a typical sunset cruise in Valencia, a luxury celebrity cruise for a day, or even the option for an exotic escape to the Balearic Islands for a week. Valencia offers 9 months of sunny weather throughout the year, with moderate winds of about 5 and 15 knots, which is ideal for sailing. It is still advised to hire an experienced local skipper during the winter months to ensure you have a comfortable and safe cruise.
The best thing about sailing in Valencia is that there are an array of fine dining options near beaches, that keep that innovative feel during your time ashore. Of course, with a romantic sunset cruise on a catamaran, you can enjoy anything that ranges from a refreshing cocktail to tapas. You can also relish a paella in a restaurant at the beach. For the perfect cruise in Costa Brava, you can head to the Cap de Creus Natural Park, known for its amazing landscape. A popular spot among sailors all over the world is Benitatxell, and a lovely holiday resort you cannot miss is El Campello, known for its beautiful beaches and coves. A great place for day-trippers is also Barcelona, one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Gandia, Altea, the Columbretes Islands are also enjoyable mooring spots with exciting anchoring areas for sailors. Even after all of these, Valencia offers the opportunity to explore the Balearic Islands, which is one of the best charter vacations you can ask for. The Balearic Islands consist of Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca, and Menorca are some of the most popular cruising grounds in the world.
Below you will find some useful information for your boat rentals in Valencia.
La Marina de Valencia: A modern marina close to the Malvarrosa beach. The marina offers over 900 berths and is a couple of minutes away from the city center.
The marina is located 20 kilometers from Valencia Airport.
Valencia Mar: Offers 340 berths and can even accommodate superyachts. This is one of the safest marinas in the Mediterranean.
Puerto Deportivo Pobla Marina: Offers a total of 686 mooring spots for vessels at a maximum length of 18 meters and a draft of 4 meters. The marina also provides 24-hour security, electricity, water, and can travel lift up to 40 tons. Near the marina, you will find restaurants, two golf courses, bars, a solarium, and shops.
Valencia is connected by ferry to all the Balearic Islands. You can also catch ferries from Valencia ro Salerno, Savona, Catania, Sicily and Sardinia in Italy.
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