Booking and Pricing
How much does a day on the boat cost?
Can I buy a gift voucher? How long is it valid?
Gift vouchers can be purchased here and can be used freely by the recipient depending on availability. Vouchers are valid indefinitely.
How long in advance should I book?
Weekends and during holidays tend to be busy so booking ahead is advisable.
Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Do I need to leave a deposit?
Yes, a deposit of 250 Euro must have been transferred prior to your boat trip or can be paid in cash or by card on site.
What if the weather is bad?
Rain is no cause for concern – the cabin is weatherproof and the captain can borrow rainproof gear.
If case of predicted wind forces of six or more you must enter a protecting port or stay there. If you can’t start your trip because of weather conditions we shall keep the down payment and agree on an alternative date with you.
Opening Hours and Boat Handover
When is the office open?
The office opening hours depend on the season and rental situation, so please make an appointment prior to visiting us.
You can reach us by phone Monday to Saturday from 12am – 6pm.
At what time does the boat handover take place?
The boat handover takes place after the practical instruction/briefing (six days per week/ Monday to Saturday). The briefing generally takes place at 10am and takes about one hour. Boats must be returned by 7pm. Any exceptions must be discussed with us beforehand.
Where do I board the boat?
Board and disembark the Wasserkutsche at Schlesische Straße 28, 10997 Berlin.
The Rossi is waiting for you at the Citymarina Berlin-Rummelsburg.
Boating and Routes
Do I need a boat driving license or boat experience?
For the Wasserkutsche you don’t need either – the boat has a 2KW electric motor and can be steered without a license. You will receive a comprehensive one-hour introduction/briefing from us.
To rent the Rossi either a license or corresponding experience with boats is necessary.
Where can I go by boat?
There is a map of waterways on board. In the inner city, the Spree is off-limits to our boats (smaller than 15 PS). Other than that there are hardly any restrictions. Via the canals you can also navigate the city center.
Check out our route suggestions here.
Where can I moor the boat?
Boats can be moored at many piers and in ports/marinas, restaurants and yacht clubs that are marked as having guest moorings with the ‘yellow wave’.
Where can I anchor the boat?
Boats can be anchored in rivers and lakes where it is not explicitly prohibited. You are not allowed to anchor in navigation channels and canals.
What happens in case of damage?
In case of damage please call the owner (us) first thing and in case of an accident in addition call the water police.
At the start of the charter period you leave a deposit of 250 Euro. The owner has the right to use this for any damage and loss caused. Any costs over 250 Euro are covered by the owner’s insurance company.