Hamburg harbour boat trip
Hamburg`s most popular sightseeing tour throught the biggest seaport in Germany. Our ships cruise along the container terminals, Hafencity and through the canals of the historics warehouse complex*. You can choose between a traditional Hamburg harbor launch (small ship) or a bigger passenger ship. From april 1st to october 31st, there is a daily tour in english language, at 12 o´clock. Children to the age of 4 years can go for free. Please note, that the english tour is only one times per day. If you want to have more options to visit the harbor, it´s possible to select the hop on hop off boat trip.
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Harbour boat trip on a small boat (“Barkasse”)
Get to know the port of Hamburg!
Cruise on our agile boats along the container terminals and the new Hafencity into the canals of the historic warehouse complex. On your trip through the port of Hamburg, you will see the docks of Blohm und Voss shipyard (the famous warship Bismarck was built there, among many other famous ships). This is the perfect trip to get to know the heart of Hamburg’s harbour.
Passenger ship or legendary paddle wheel steam ship
Our ships cruise on the Elbe river along the historic warehouse complex to the container terminal Waltershof. The largest container vessels that land here can carry more than 10,000 containers. There is a small restaurant and a sun deck at each of our ships. Our ships are heated during winter. Of course all our ships have a toilet on board.
A cruise through Hamburg on the paddle wheel steam boat is a special experience.
daily 10h – 18h (last departure) every 20 minutes
Small boats (“Barkassen”): Pier 1
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the harbor boat trip start?
Harbour boat trips start from “St. Pauli Landungsbrücken” ( Landing Bridges ) Small boats (“Barkassen”) depart from pier 1 and passenger ships and the paddle wheel steam ship depart from pier 4. ( Metro lines S1, S3, U3 to “Landungsbrücken” ).
When do the ships depart?
From 10h – 18h, the ships depart every 20 minutes. The last ship leaves at 18h. During winter, the last departure is at 16h. The XXL harbour boat trip starts daily at 11.30h and 13.30h; during winter from Friday to Sunday at 11.30h.
What is the difference between the harbour boat trip and the XXL harbour boat trip?
The normal harbour boat trip takes an hour. Small boats cruise through the historic warehouse complex, passenger ships cruise to the container terminals. The two hour XXL harbour boat trip is a combination of both trips. It is a complete tour including the canals, the container terminals and the warehouse complex.
Where to park and how to set the Sat.-Nav.?
There is a small car park at Landungsbrücken and a multi- storey car park at St. Micheal’s Church. From there, it is only a few minutes walking to the harbour. To get to Landungsbrücken by car, please set your Sat.-Nav. to “Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken”. Our tip: Park outside the city centre and take public transport.
How to recognise the ships?
Our ships have a flag with the letter “A” ( A stands for Abicht Elbe shipping company )
Is there a harbour boat trip in English?
Every day at 12h, there is a tour in English.
Are the ships handicapped accessible?
Passenger ships are handicapped accessible. On the smaller boats (“Barkassen”) a little help is needed.
Are dogs allowed on the boats?
Dogs are allowed on our boats, if there are not to big or a fighting dog. Furthermore the dog have to behave well. We recommend to choose our bigger ships to take the dog along.
Can I bring my own food and drink on the boats?
Of course, you can bring you own food and drink.
What is a hop on / hop off harbour boat trip?
You can step on and step off our boats at each of the 9 stops. For example at the IBA Dock, the Maritime Museum or in the Ballinstadt (museum of emigration).