Summer in Berlin is unique! And seen from the water, you will get to know the city all over again. Here we show you our favorite boat rentals, so you can also experience Berlin from this special perspective. Perfect for all water rats and those who want to become one.
Tip 1: Invidually on the move with an electric boat
Do you gaze longingly at other people as they cruise past you in their own little boats? It's not that difficult to rent a watercraft without a boating licence. Spree Ahoi in Köpenick offers electric boats for up to 12 people. In summer, you'll even be provided with ice cubes on the boats. And the best thing about it: the environment is happy too.
Tip 2: Boat and swimming trip to Liebesinsel island in Berlin
Out for a swim - completely relaxed on the boat deck. On summer Sundays, you can sail out to little island Liebesinsel on the MS John Franklin. After a city tour, the ship is transformed into a bathing platform with changing rooms and showers, from which you can jump directly into the water and swim. After an hour, the boat returns to Moabit.
Tip 3: 7 Lakes Boat Tour from Wannsee
This boat trip takes you across seven lakes in the south of Berlin. At the same time you can enjoy the view of the wonderful cultural landscape with its parks, castles and churches. Take the opportunity for a stopover and discover why it is also called "Prussian Arcadia".
Tip 4: Stand-up paddle boarding in Berlin
Again and again you'll can see them standing on their boards on lakes and rivers - the stand-up paddle boarders. If you've always wanted to try it, now's your chance - summer in Berlin is perfect for it! Stand upright on the surfboard and paddle with a long paddle first on the left, then right to move forwards. You can rent this interesting means of transport at various locations. So don't hesitate or you'll miss out on the fun!
Tip 5: Berlin city cruise by solar-catamaran
Let's go on the Spree trip with the emission-free solar catamaran. From the Oberbaumbrücke the tour takes you towards Plänterwald - sustainable and noiseless! For two and a half hours, the famous sights such as East Side Gallery, Oberbaumbrücke, Museum Island will pass you by. So the trip is also an exciting journey into the history of Berlin.
Tip 6: Rent a canoe, pedalo or rowing boat
Canoeing or kayaking is one of the classic boat trips. No wonder, because you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet while paddling in unison through narrow rivers, past densely overgrown banks. There are numerous stations all over the city where you can rent a kayak, rowing boat or even a pedalo. In the middle of the city - and yet quite idyllic in the green lies the lake Neuer See. Rent one of the colorful rowboats and sail across the lake surrounded by trees in the Tiergarten. And after rowing, you can end the day in the beer garden of the Café am Neuen See.
Tip 7: Sweating on a sauna boat
At Müggelsee in Köpenick, you can experience a very special boat trip. You can rent a sauna boat there and sweat it out to your heart's content in the middle of the lake! Finnfloat's Finnish sauna boats have panoramic windows in the on-board sauna so you can enjoy the view of the lake. There is also a raft roof terrace to relax and cool off on after a sauna session. You can also book adventure packages, for example a yoga session right on the ship. Or you can spend a whole night aboard the sauna boat.
Tip 8: Romantic moonlight cruise in Berlin
At full moon Berlin turns into a beautiful sea of lights. If you want to experience this unique atmosphere from the water, you can book a romantic boat tour by moonlight. While the lights are reflected in the water, the ship glides along famous sights such as Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral and Nikolai Quarter, with tours customized depending on the season. Perfect for a marriage proposal ...
Tip 9: Sail along the Havel on a barbecue boat
If you want to combine your boat tour with dinner, you can rent a barbecue boat at the Spandauer-See bridge on the Havel. The boat is equipped with a barbecue set with grill, coal, cutlery, and sauces. This means you can enjoy your meal together while sailing along the Havel. Enjoy the idyllic nature along the Havel while you fill your stomachs with delicious, freshly grilled food! If you do not want to take meat and vegetables with you, you can also order catering directly.