On arrival at our base, you’ll be personally welcomed by our crew and given waterproof safety clothing as well as an automatic inflatable life jacket to wear. After a detailed safety brief, we head straight onto the boats.
The tour starts in the immediate vicinity of the renowned Elbphilharmonie concert hall and continues towards the Landungsbrücken landing stages. After we’ve left the Fish Market and Hamburg Cruise Center Altona in our wake, we double our speed, passing Hamburg’s trendiest beach and the popular Strandperle beach café. At Teufelsbrücke bridge, the throttle is pulled back further as on the riverbank Blankenese, known locally as the stairs quarter because of the many flights that ascend the steep hillside, slips by.
The boats are stopped at the harbour limits so that the skipper can prepare the guests for the high-speed section of the ride. Before long, you’ll be off again, catching a glimpse of the trendy beach club in Wedel. Then, it’s FULL SPEED ahead towards Altes Land.
After this adrenaline rush, we make the return journey along the Elbe’s south bank, where another string of fantastic sights, such as for instance, the Airbus factory, container cranes, Blohm + Voss dry dock as well as the world-renowned Lion King musical theatre beckon.
As the culmination of the trip, you’ll see Hamburg’s new landmark in all its glory – the Elbphilharmonie concert hall – before disembarking at our base.
All in all, the experience lasts 90 minutes with 70 to 75 of them spent skimming over the water. In that time we cover some 50 kilometres.