Yacht Charter Spain & Boat Rental

Rent a boat with or without skipper in Spain

with SamBoat. Choose from a wide selection of sailboats, motor boats, RIBs, catamarans, yachts and canal boats. We offer a huge range of boats to hire from 50€/day. With the best offers, SamBoat helps you to find the ideal yacht charter for the perfect vacation.

Renting a Boat in Spain


Travel to the Spanish coast and you will find some of the most remarkable spots in all of Europe. The great perk of travelling in Spain is the diversity of the regions. You can easily find peaceful bays, endless sandy beaches, copious amounts of sunshine with a relaxing Mediterranean climate. If you’re looking to dive in to the local nightlife, Spain boasts some of the best party locations internationally. Rent a boat in Spain and get to experience the versatility of the beautiful Spanish coast.


Sailboat and motorboat rentals are very popular in the Mediterranean coast and for good reason. The main departure destinations for your vacation in paradise are Barcelona, Valencia and the Balearic Islands located conveniently off the Spanish coast. Make sure to set enough time aside during your vacation to discover the abundance of interesting places such as the natural reserve of Cap de Creus, the Medes Islands, Cadaques Bay, Cala Major, Costa Brava, the ruins of the Empuries or the charming town of Sant Pere Pescador. 


Spain is one of the most sought out destinations in the eyes of a sailor. This unique country is well known for hosting some of the most recognized beaches in the world. When visiting Spain, there will be no shortage of destinations to choose from. Charter a yacht from Marbella, or choose anywhere from the Balearic Islands to the thriving area of Barcelona, you will experience great diversity and a wide variety of offerings that are truly unique to Spain.


Information and Pricing in Spain


The best time to rent a boat in Spain is between the months of May and October. Normally, navigation conditions are generally calm, nonetheless it is still possible to experience an unexpected windstorm. As always, you should avoid the dangers caused by these poor conditions and always be vigilant and up to date with the local weather. If you're looking to charter a boat outside of this period, you can look to rent in the Canary Islands, which have a warmer climate during the low season. 


Since Spain is a main sailing destination globally, it is important to book well in advance. The price to rent a boat in Spain can vary depending on the type of boat and the season. If you're looking to charter a catamaran, the average price will be approximately 450€ per day with sailboats averaging 350€ a day. In regards to dayboats, the price drops down to on average of 200€. Depending on the number of cabins and the exact port of departure will alter this price, but you will find these to be the approximate costs. We recommend sorting by activity or filtering by the boats that best fit your project. 

Do I need a license to charter in Spain?


There are many factors to take into consideration when renting a boat in Spain. First, the type of license will depend on whether you're renting a motorboat or a sailboat. For motorboats, if the boat you wish to drive has omre than 15hp and is more than 4 meters in length, you will need a license. If you are chartering a catamaran or a sailboat, you will need a license if the boat is over 5 meters in size. 


If you feel you do not have enough experience or you have zero nautical experience, most boats will have the option of renting with a skipper. This way, you can either help with certain manuevers or you can just sit back and relax while the skipper captains the boat. Another plus side to having a skipper is that the majority are locals and they know the region like the back of their hand. Ask the skippers for suggestions on local restaurants and hidden coves for an even better sailing route. 


Top Sailing Spots in Spain


With the different scenery and various destinations that Spain has to offer, the inventory of boats on Samboat is very large. Although the fleet may be numerous, it is very important to keep in mind when your vacation is planned for. Because of the demand in this region, is important to plan well in advance for your boating holidays. Chartering a yacht in Spain in the high season and you should expect to be booking these at the end of the previous year or at the beginning of the year. The reason is that most of the sailing boats for the high season are rented before March.


With the amount of choices you have, you'll be able to customize your itinerary indefinitely. As you'll know, you'll have the islands and destinations that are more geared towards the nightlife, some more for a relaxed vacation and some where you can incorporate both of these. To experience the Spanish nightlife, hire a boat in Ibiza and spend the day getting to know the area and the thriving scene. Another great spot for a daytrip or departing towards the Costa Brava is Barcelona. Most people consider this a day outing since there is as much to see on land than on the waters. Rent a boat in Barcelona and explore the Costa Brava's beautiful coast. If you're looking for a longer outing, Majorca is one of the most popular destinations for 7 day charters. Charter a boat in Majorca and explore the Balearic Islands. 



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What a fantastic day! Alistair & Sharon were both amazing hosts, the weather was great, all be it a little windy, but with Alistair's local knowledge he guided us to secluded areas away from the wind, where we could all sunbath, drink and generally have a great day! I would highly recommend booking with them, and will definitely be going out with them again. Many thanks from Ben $ Kate & Co.


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