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5 reasons boat tours may be the best Hamburg attractions

Hamburg has quite a few bodies of water that run through and around it. Whether you take a boat ride on the rivers Elbe or Alster or you choose to tour Hamburg's famous harbor, there is no better place for a boat cruise than Hamburg!

See a new side of the city!

Take a boat tour on the river and enjoy being on the water that flows through Hamburg. See the city from a whole different perspective.

Enjoy a romantic sunset boat ride.

Sunsets are beautiful and even better by boat. Watch Hamburg twinkle as the sun makes its descent.

Fun for the whole family!

A Hamburg river cruise is the perfect activity for the whole family. From the newborn to the matriarch of the family, there is certainly something for everyone aboard a boat cruise.

A stress-free way to sightsee in Hamburg.

By boat, you are free to simply take in the sights of Hamburg. No need to worry about your next destination, your captain's got it covered!

Go for an adventurous experience!

Taking a boat cruise can be exciting and refreshing. Feel the wind in your hair - or sails - and get in touch with nature while you visit Hamburg!

Planning Your Visit

What kind of boat tour should I choose?

If you're feeling spontaneous, go for one of the hop-on hop-off boat tours. When something on shore catches your eye, you can signal the captain and conveniently disembark. Other popular options include evening trips that let you see the city's architecture glow under starlight, and a historic boat tour that gives you lessons on Hamburg's heritage.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Fascinating tour showing off the diversity of the harbour.

It was fascinating to see the wide range of activity around the harbour from the canal & warehouses to the container and cruise ships. Very clear and humorous commentary in English.

Traditional Harbor Tour in Hamburg Reviewed by Peter, 16/09/2018

Although the ads were in English, the commentary was not.

Purely a visual tour in our case, the commentary was in German. Also a bit difficult to find the right boat.

2-Hour Hamburg Port Tour: Maritime Flair Reviewed by Michael, 07/10/2017

Good general introduction to the Hamburg Harbour

Good general introduction to the Hamburg Harbour. Boat was OK but the there was only one bartender and it took a long time to have something to drink. Despite of this the experience was positive.

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 14/08/2017

Great and very intresting highly recommended.

When in Hamburg i highly recommended to take a tour around the harbour or the entire city. There are many different boats and tours so chances are big you will find one for you.

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise Reviewed by Daniel, 02/08/2017

Excellent, very comprehensive tour of the Hamburg Harbor

Great tour, passes all important parts of the Hamburg harbor. The boat was well kept, a good design for such a purpose, and the service on board was great, with a good selection of drinks and even some food. The only slight downside was the rather unmotivated tour guide, who was not very keen on answering questions. However, all in all a very recommendable tour.

2-Hour Hamburg Port Tour: Maritime Flair Reviewed by Andreas, 21/07/2017