Harbor cruise on the Elbe

Get to know Hamburg's multifaceted port with us. With us you can choose between the small launches or the large passenger ships!

Optionally 1 or 2 hours
daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every 20 or 30 minutes
Bridge 1 or bridge 4 (depending on the route)
from 16 €

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Harbor tour

Summer months (March 01 to October 31)
Mon - Thu from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last departure) approx. every 20 minutes
Fri - Sun from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (last departure) approx. every 20 minutes

Winter months (01 November to the end of February)
Mon - Thu from 10:00 - 17:00 (last departure)
approx. every 30 minutes
Fri - Sun from 10:00 - 17:00 (last departure)
approx. every 30 minutes

Harbor tour XXL

Summer months (March 1 to October 31)
Daily from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm every 30 minutes.

Winter months (01 November to end of February)
Daily from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. every 60 minutes.

Further departures at weekends and on public holidays.

Please report to our sales pavilion at St. Pauli Landungsbrücken, Bridge 1 at the top of the promenade, at least 15 minutes before departure. Our colleagues will be happy to tell you where the ship departs from.


*The route of the passenger ships and launches depends on the tide (high and low tide in the Port of Hamburg). Please note that ships may not sail on the Elbe in the event of severe weather warnings for safety reasons.

Harbor tour with the barge

2 hours of information and interesting facts about our fascinating port of Hamburg with first-hand explanations - live and updated daily by your captain.

After this tour, you will know the well-known container terminals, understand why the historic Speicherstadt is not accessible at all times of the day, be happy to explain to your neighbor how dry docks and flow control locks work and what TEU, Wulstbug, RoRo and much more mean. Experience the port of Hamburg from all angles with our two-hour port tour XXL.

In summer the boats are open, in winter they are covered and heated. All barges are of course equipped with toilets.

Passenger ship or legendary paddle wheeler

The passenger ships and the paddle wheeler sail along the Speicherstadt warehouse district, up the Elbe to the Waltershof container facility on the great harbor tour through Hamburg. This is where the gigantic container ships, which can transport over 10,000 containers, dock. The passenger ships all have small restaurants on board. They have an upper deck with a sun terrace and, just like the barges, are heated in winter. A special experience on the big harbor tour through Hamburg is the paddle wheeler.

With us, the harbor tour through Hamburg is commented live in Hamburger Schnack by our captains. They look forward to exploring the maritime heart of Hamburg with you.

The routes of our
harbor cruises

Source: Snazzy Maps

Source: Snazzy Maps

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between the Harbor Cruise and the Harbor Cruise XXL?

The normal harbor tour lasts one hour and takes you either by barge through the Speicherstadt and past HafenCity or by passenger ship to the container terminals. The XXL harbor tour lasts 2 hours and combines both types into a complete harbor tour with locks, canals, container terminals and the Speicherstadt.

The boats depart every 20 minutes from 10:00 to 18:00. The last departure is at 18:00. In winter, the ships only sail until 17:00. The XXL harbor cruise departs daily at 11:30 and 13:30 (winter), in summer (Easter to the end of October) at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30.

The harbor cruises depart from the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken (public transport S1, S3, U3). The harbor tour ships usually depart from bridge 1 to bridge 4. As a large number of ships can lead to changes in the departure "bridges", you will receive more detailed information on your ticket.

Combine & save

Take advantage of our online offer and make additional savings by combining the city tour with the harbor tour. By combining these two services, you receive a further combination discount on the already discounted online price.

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