The possibilities of the rivers, lakes and canals of Berlin are endless, from deserted beaches surrounded by nature to old industrial ruins decorated with street art and urban harbours right in the heart of Kreuzberg. From the water you’ll be given a new and fascinating glimpse of the city, and we’re here to help you plan your perfect tour.
There are a couple of things you need to consider, namely how much time you have and the capacity of the batteries on board the houseboats. If you drive with full power, you will need a recharge after two hours on the water. If you are happy with a more moderate speed, you can be out for eight hours and if you are really chilled you can push this to a whopping twelve hours before you need to load up again.
We can help you choose the ideal destination for your tour and give precise information about how long it will take and the speed you should travel. We can also tell you where there are jetties with recharging possibilities along the way, all marked on the waterways map that we will give you.
Our normal schedule works as follows: If you have booked a WASSERKUTSCHE, come to our pier close to Oberbaum Bridge at 10am where you will get your detailed briefing about the houseboat. You then either return the boat by 7pm, or on one of the following days at the same time. The longer the period you book, the cheaper each day becomes on average. Our bigger houseboat ROSSI is the only boat with a different location at Citymarina, near Rummelsburger Bucht.
For longer tours we recommend using ELWIS (sadly only in German!) so as not to experience unhappy surprises on your route. Blockings of bridges and locks, for example, are published here. Practical tip: clicking on the map in the top right corner of the ELWIS-homepage brings you to an interactive map on which you can see whether there are any obstacles on your route.