Frequently Asked Questions


1 Jun 2017 | Last update: 28 Jun 2019

Please note this FAQ is specific to trips on Gemini. For trips on other boats, please read the information provided on the booking pages.

How can we make our final payment?
For trips on Gemini you can pay by bank transfer (see bank transfer details) or you can pay the skipper at the start of your trip. You must bring cash if you will pay the skipper - we do not have card payment facilities on the boat.
For trips on other boats please check the instructions you received when making your booking.
How fit do we need to be?
The cruise is a relaxing trip, not a work-out, so fitness isn't an issue.
However, to board the boat you do need to climb a couple of steps up the boarding ladder. If you have any problems with mobility, let me know, and I will arrange to collect you from the fuel dock, where you can simply step aboard.
Can we join another group?
No. All trips are private and it is not possible to join with other groups.
Is there a toilet on board?
Yes, but it can be a bit of a challenge with the boat moving through the waves! Probably best to go before the trip.
What about seasickness?
Gemini is very heavy for a boat of her size, which makes her a particularly steady boat. But if you are sensitive to motion sickness, I recommend a medicine called "Stugeron" (generic name - Cinnarizine). You can get it over the counter at any pharmacy. Take one tablet about an hour before sailing.
If you do feel queasy on the boat, the best advice is to lie on your back and close your eyes (yes, really!) for a few minutes. It works wonders for most people.
Can we bring food or drinks with us?
Yes! You can bring anything you like. Beers, soft drinks and water is provided on the boat, and also napkins and disposable cups, plates, and cutlery. You can also order a bottle of cava during the booking process, but you are totally welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
What about smoking?
No problem. Feel free to smoke on deck. No smoking inside the boat.
What footwear should we wear?
Something comfortable and practical. High heels should be avoided, both for your own safety, and to prevent damaging the wooden decks.
Can we stop for a swim?
Yes! If the sea is calm enough. It usually is, especially in the morning. It should be warm enough for the braver swimmers in late May. The rest of us might prefer to wait until mid-June for the temperature to rise a little more.
Can we play music?
I don't have a music player on the boat but sometimes people bring a player with them and that's perfectly OK. I'm hoping to fit a player to the boat this summer.
Do we need to know anything about sailing?
Absolutely not! The skipper will do the sailing, while you do the relaxing! But if you do want to get involved in sailing the boat, that's fine as well.
Insurance
I carry full public liability and accident insurance. I do not have any coverage for clients' personal belongings.
Where can we leave a review?
If you enjoyed your trip on Gemini, I would very much appreciate it if you can take a moment to write a review on TripAdvisor or Google

What our customers say

Over 250 ★★★★★ reviews

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Lovely way to spend a couple of hours

Our group of 11, including 6 children aged 9-12, had a wonderful trip. Captain Danny was very friendly and let all the kids have a go at skippering the boat, which was one of their highlights of visiting Barcelona!
Melsybabes | Warlingham, United Kingdom | 2 January 2018

Best Part of our entire trip!

Best part of our entire trip! 9 of us booked very last minute and Dave helped make everything smooth and easy. Great communication. Julio was our captain and we had a blast. An amazing way to experience Barcelona at a tremendous value! Highly recommended!
Jeb213 | Hyannis | 8 June 2018

Barcelona by full moon

Last night a friend and I went sailing from Barcelona Marina in a beautiful old wooden sailing boat 'Gemini', with her gregarious and knowledgeable captain, Dave. Clear skies and a full moon, the light breeze filling the sails, pushing us through the calm water, it was a perfect evening jaunt, admiring the magical vistas of night time Barcelona. Definitely something to be considered on a trip to Barcelona. It got a little chilly towards the end of the evening so take a sweater or a fleece.
Yubitzume | Barcelona, Spain | 21 August 2013

Charming Boat with a friendly skipper

I thoroughly a 3 hour cruise with Captain Dave on board Gemini. The boat oozes charm and is really interesting in its setup. As someone who only recently started sailing, i had an amazing time chatting with Captain Dave. Even thiugh the wind was very light, i had a great time. Highly recommended
Aquanauticaldbn | Durban, South Africa | 3 December 2018

Relaxing Afternoon Sailing Trip

My husband and I did the afternoon sail with Captain Dave and had a really great experience. I am one to usually get seasick when out on the ocean, but thankfully had an enjoyable sail without even taking medicine. It was a nice escape from the big city crowds in Barcelona and was incredibly relaxing. The area to sit on the boat was really comfy and Dave even stopped the boat for us to swim, which was really appreciated by us. I would definitely recommend Classic Sail Barcelona to anyone looking for a relaxing time at sea in Barcelona.
Christie S | Seattle, Washington | 2 October 2018

HAPPY SAILING

If you want to go sailing for a few hours on a 1940s sail boat then do this. I came across another provider with good reviews but it was a modern catamaran which didn't interest me.
DalBelloV | Barcelona, Spain | 20 July 2018

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