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Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster
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Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster

By barca BOAT EVENTS
Recommended by 93% of travellers
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from
€30.77
per adult
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€30.77
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 11 per group
Duration:
1h 30m
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Ticket type:
Mobile
German, English


  • Life jackets and waterproof sailing jackets and sailing pants are available for free use if required.


Departure details
  • barca BOAT EVENTS, An d. Alster 67, 20099 Hamburg, Germany Our boats are located at the landing stage "barca - An der Alster", An der Alster 67a, 20099 Hamburg. It is the second boat dock diagonally opposite the famous Atlantic Hotel.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22757P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster?
How much is Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster?
Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster price starts from €32.86. Discover and book Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster on Tripadvisor
What is the Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster cancellation policy?
Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster?
Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster is hosted by barca BOAT EVENTS. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact barca BOAT EVENTS on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22757P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    barca BOAT EVENTS
    An d. Alster 67, 20099 Hamburg, Germany
    Our boats are located at the landing stage "barca - An der Alster", An der Alster 67a, 20099 Hamburg. It is the second boat dock diagonally opposite the famous Atlantic Hotel.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Außenalster
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Experience the water sports paradise of the Outer Alster in the middle of the center of Hamburg like the locals - directly from the water. On a beautiful wooden two-master from the 60s.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Rathaus
    Elbphilharmonie
    Alster Fountain
    Michaeliskirche
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Daniel H
Daniel H
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Lovely evening on the water
The boat trip was lovely. Henning ran the tour, and he was really helpful and kind. The boat trip was a highlights
kim_clx
kim_clx
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Relaxed sail trip
While there was no wind during the time that we went sailing, it was still very a relaxing and fun way to see Hambu
d0kterg
d0kterg
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Urban sightseeing in a beautiful old wooden sailboat
Relax.Sit back. And enjoy the beautiful views on the city! Henning the skipper makes you feel at home intsantly. Me
Deborah P
Deborah P
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Lovely way to relax and see the city from a different perspective
What a wonderful trip this was! There were three of us, and we met some really nice people who had also booked this
David N
David N
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A Lovely, Relaxing Way to End the Day Enjoying Hamburg
What a wonderful way to wind down in Hamburg! Henning was a fantastic captain and tour guide. His English was grea
JennyFreuck
JennyFreuck
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Wonderful Sailing Adventure
We had a wonderful time on this tour! The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and it was incredibly interesti
Micaela Lucía C
Micaela Lucía C
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Lovely sunset experience in Hamburg
Really nice sunset cruise! Amazing views of the city. We had a really nice time with Henning and the other people w
GmorehouseD
GmorehouseD
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Wonderful views and conversation on a gentle sail
Moin! Moin! What a great way to see the city! We were booked this gem by our travel agent for a recent trip en rout
Cytraveler26
Cytraveler26
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Peaceful Sailing
Great way to relax and see the lake and sunset on a small wooden sailboat. Very peaceful and quiet way to wind dow
Joseph M
Joseph M
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Great Way to Spend a Sunday Afternoon
Henning's English is flawless as his is humor and stories bout Hamburg. We were fortunate to have great fellow pas
Nils H
Nils H
00
Great experience
You can tell that sailing in Henning's passion which made the whole trip an unforgettable experience. We were a gro
JukeTrips
JukeTrips
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Magical
Henning is a laid-back and kind host who clearly enjoys sharing “his” Alster with others. The serene sunset cruise
389jeroenp
389jeroenp
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Great experience
First experience when we arrived in Hamburg! We had a great time on the boat with the sun going down. Surely would
Morog
Morog
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Lovely sunset fun
A relaxing and beautiful way to enjoy Hamburg. Peaceful and nice way to meet people. While there wasn’t much wi
Kai R
Kai R
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Just a great experence - Großartig
Hennig is just a relaxed and very cool guide - you will feel great with him on the water, even if you have just lit
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Alex M
London, UK1 contribution
Friends
Wonderful relaxing cruise around the lake with a group of friends. Henning was really accommodating and was able to arrange a boat for us a couple of days before the summer season kicked off. He was accessible and friendly throughout the booking phase, giving clear directions to find the boat. The cruise was expertly driven by Rainer. Thanks for a great activity during our trip to Hamburg! Fully recommend.
Written 10 April 2022
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Christian S
1 contribution
Couples
Great!!! Awesome captain. Great experience. We will definitely do it again with the same boat. Had a wine before and after at the doc which made it perfect!
Written 12 June 2021
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Hi and ahoy! Great!!! Awesome guest! Great review! ;-) Thank you so much! We would be very happy to welcome you again on board! Ahoy and kind regards, Henning
Written 7 August 2021
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Rachel W
Troy, MI1 contribution
Couples
Wonderful, relaxing afternoon! Our guide was friendly and my husband even did some of the sailing. A fantastic experience- can only recommend!
Written 11 June 2021
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Hi Rachel, we are so happy that you enjoyed our little cruise on Lake Alster. Thanks very much for your review that will help others to make the right decision. Ahoy and keep on relaxing, Henning
Written 7 August 2021
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Sinna
Banner Elk, NC3 contributions
I would like to give this a higher review, but unfortunately, our expectations were certainly not met. We paid for an English speaking tour, and not a single word of English other than watch your head was ever uttered. I’m sure that the tour guide was very interesting as the German speakers on the boat seemed to enjoy his commentary, with many gasps and laughter, but he never told us what he was saying, even though I explained that we spoke no German at the beginning and checked multiple times that this was an English speaking tour. It says it right on the ticket, but it just isn’t true. We tried to obtain a partial refund since we could’ve gotten the same effect riding around in a paddle boat for a 10th of the price, but Viator seemed to think that it’s OK that we had a German tour when we paid for English. Truthfully, the tour guide/captain was almost rude in his talking over us to the people on the other side of us. I would’ve been embarrassed to be the Germans on that boat if my role had been reversed. We even tried to use our translator but he wasn’t speaking loud enough for it to pick up any but every 10th word. I understand people wanting you to learn the language of their country, but when you’re only visiting for a short period of time, that’s just not possible, and that was why we were looking for English-speaking tours particularly, because we don’t expect everyone to speak English so we go out of our way to find English tours. The fact that they claimed to be English speaking and weren’t is just an example of what my German friends call the German “service desert”. They weren’t surprised, but they were disappointed, as was I.
Written 5 August 2022
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HHenning66
Dear Tonya, I am very sorry, that your expactations were not met at all. Our tours are actually no sigthseeing tours like on the big tourist boats, but relaxing sailing cruises on a beautiful old wooden sailing boat. So we don't have a fixed program or give standard informations for tourist, neither in German nor in English. And we do not have specific English cruises but our skippers are able to give necessary informations or answer questions at least in simple English. So our cruises are often with international guests on board and with a captain who is able to speak English at least on a small talk basis. We offer a unique and quite scenic sailing experience for non-sailors in the middle of Hamburg, where you can see a lot of Hamburg sights from the waterside. And of course you can ask questions and talk to our skippers if you want to know anything and we try to give answers as good as we can. A lot of people actually just sit and relax on the boat and enjoy the peaceful scenery. And some people ask a lot of questions like the others - in your case german guests - on your cruise and than the skippers give answers. Your skipper told me that you did not ask a single question during the cruise. But as there are always people on our cruises who don't want specific informations and instead prefer to enjoy the cruise without talking a lot, we don't find that irritating. So every cruise is different depending on the guests on board. You compared your experience on our sailing boat with riding in a paddle boat what seems quite strange in my eyes. Without discussing this comparison I just want to let you know about the prices for paddle boats on the Alster Lake: you would even have paid for a paddle boat for 1,5 hours EUR 33,00, so far away of "a 10th of the price". Anyway, we only want satisfied customers on our cruises and obviously you expected a touristic sightseeing tour with actively given informations from a guide with a routine program. Therefore I decided to give you a full refund and have just asked Viator (your booking platform) to give you a 100% refund and I hope this will be okay for you. I really hope you have had a good time in Hamburg and enjoyed our beautiful city at other places. Sorry again, that we did not meet your expectations. Ahoy, kind regards and all the best for you, Henning Captain and owner of barca BOAT EVENTS GmbH
Written 6 August 2022
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