Barkassen-Centrale Ehlers GmbH is a family-run company which has been offering harbour tours in Hamburg for over 40 years. On the 1- and 2-hour Harbour Tours, as well as the 2-hour Historical Canal Boat Trip in the summer season, you’ll be shown the beautiful Hanseatic city of Hamburg with its impressive harbour from the water. These are our tours:
Big Harbour Tour – 1 hour: 16 € instead of 20 €
Experience one of the world’s biggest harbours. This compact tour gives you a good overview of everyday life and work in Hamburg harbour. The trip goes from the Vorsetzen jetty to the old warehouses in the Speicherstadt district (depending on the tides), all the way to the Container Terminal Tollerort, past the tradition-steeped Flint shipyard and Hamburg’s largest shipyard, Blohm + Voss. Of course we go to the HafenCity district and the Elbe Philharmonic Hall as well.
Super Harbour Tour – 2 hours: 22 € instead of 27 €
This intensive tour of Hamburg harbour includes the same famous sights as the 1-hour harbour tour, such as the Speicherstadt warehouses (depending on the tides), the HafenCity district with its Elbe Philharmonic Hall and the shipyards. Depending on the volume of shipping traffic, the tour also goes either to Hamburg’s largest wet dock – the Waltershofer harbour, where the biggest ships that call at the port of Hamburg are berthed – or passes under the Köhlbrand Bridge to the fully automated Container Terminal Altenwerder and to a bulk cargo terminal.
Historical Canal Boat Trip – 2 hours (depending on the tides): 22 € instead of 27 €
On this trip, you experience Hamburg city centre. You follow the former supply routes all the way up to the Rathausmarkt (“city hall market”), where you can admire the old, Italian-style Alsterarkaden shopping arcades and the City Hall. We’ll show you where the origin of today’s harbour once lay, the old Speicherstadt with its imposing warehouses and the HafenCity district with its Elbe Philharmonic Hall. The Canal Boat Trip will inspire fans of history and architecture alike, as will the imaginative account of past days, which brings the history of Hamburg to life again.
We offer a variety of cold drinks on board in case you get thirsty along the way.
Vorsetzen-Anleger next to the red fireship
U3 Baumwall Exit Vorsetzen/Überseebrücke
Mon – Sun: 10 am – 6 pm
telephone: +49(0)40 – 31 99 16 17 – 0
U-Bahn: U3 Baumwall
tariff zone: AB