How To Get There
Barcelona International Airport is just a short 30-minute drive from OneOcean Port Vell and for even swifter connections a helipad is located just across the harbour. From the airport you can reach the city centre by Aerobus, the official shuttle bus with departures every 10 minutes from T1 and T2, 365 days a year.
The Marina is very close to both Estació de Franca, one of Barcelona’s major railway stations, and Estació de Sants, from which passengers can travel to Madrid within 2 hours on the AVE train.
The City boasts excellent motorway connections to Girona, Costa Brava, France and the rest of Spain.
The 30-minute drive from the airport to the Marina costs approximately €30.
Conveniently, OneOcean Port Vell is within easy walking distance of most of the city’s key attractions. It’s just 15-minutes´ walk from Las Ramblas promenade and 5 minutes to the Gothic Quarter and the beach.
Useful contacts (24/7):
- OneOcean Port Vell: VHF Channel 68
- Duty dock staff: +34 636 552 623
- Marina Emergency coordination Centre: +34 900 100 852
Sailing yachts with masts higher than 55 metres must inform the marina as entry under the cable car line across the port will need to be arranged.
All ISPS vessels requiring a pre-arrival form should contact the Harbour Master who can sign any ISPS declarations.
An emergency manual will be available to explain procedures in the event of an emergency in OneOcean Port Vell.
Before a yacht’s arrival, the following paperwork must be provided to OneOcean Port Vell for the General Capitanerie and Port Authority:
- Certificate of Registry (ship papers)
- P&I Insurance
- Crew and guest list
- Last port and next port
- Estimated time of arrival
Yachts of more than 45 metres or with a GT of 500 or more need to use pilots and must provide:
- Ship’s waste
Yachts with a GT of 1,000 or more must provide:
- Certificate of insurance or other financial security in respect of civil liability for bunker oil pollution damage.
Commercial vessels must provide:
- International load line certificate
VHF radio channels:
- VHF 10 – Barcelona VTS
- VHF 14 – Pilots and maritime traffic
- VHF 68 – OneOcean Port Vell
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cities. Its coastal location and cultural heritage make it a unique meeting place: history meets high technology, Gaudí meets gastronomy and the city meets the sea.
During the day, shoppers can drift between the luxury retail stores along Passeig de Gràcia and the small boutiques dotted around the Gothic Quarter. For culture connoisseurs, Barcelona boasts a rich history and an internationally recognised architectural tradition. The city has no fewer than nine UNESCO world heritage sites, including Gaudí’s breathtaking unfinished cathedral Sagrada Família and the iconic Hospital Sant Pau.
Barcelona is also home to one of the world’s greatest football teams, FC Barcelona, and one of the sport’s most incredible stadiums, Camp Nou. Nearby is Circuit de Catalunya, which hosts the Barcelona Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The vibrant Catalonian lifestyle means that locals and visitors alike can enjoy a vast range of entertainment options available both day and night. Food lovers can choose from traditional Spanish tapas in local neighbourhoods to modern fusion in some of the city’s Michelin-starred restaurants, of which there are over 20. Barcelona is also recognised as an international nightlife hotspot-there are countless different bars and nightclubs around to keep even the wildest partygoers entertained.
There is also the opportunity to explore outside Barcelona’s city limits. Spending time on one of Barceloneta’s beaches and visiting one of its bustling beach bars, it’s easy to see why National Geographic voted Barcelona the world’s best beach city. Or, if you prefer your coastlines a little more quiet and relaxed, the secluded coves and dramatic cliffs of the Costa Brava, beginning just 60km north of the city, offer the perfect sanctuary for a day’s rest and relaxation.
While beachgoers enjoy Catalonia’s annual 320 days of sunshine, winter sports enthusiasts can travel to the nearby Spanish Pyrenees. The exclusive ski resort of Baqueira-Beret offers 110km of marked pistes and great snow throughout winter. The resort’s credentials have even gained it a famous following, with the royal family of Spain, as well as celebrities and their families returning year after year.
However, it is not just skiers that benefit from a trip out of the city. Real Club de Golf El Prat, Catalonia’s top golf destination is just 30 minutes from Barcelona and its 45 holes designed by Greg Norman will keep even the most experienced golfer busy for hours.
For a more relaxing trip, the quaint historic towns nestled in the Catalonian countryside are a joy to discover and explore. So too are the vineyards of the Penedès region, where you can get an insight into traditional winemaking methods and, of course, sample the local wine and cava.