ELBSEGELEI offers guided, individual and exclusive full-day, half-day and sunset sailing trips on the Elbe in Hamburg / Germany. From Hamburg or Wedel to Blankenese, Stade, Glückstadt and back. A sailing experience for between two and nine fellow sailors (closed groups of up to 11 people), who want to experience exciting moments on Germany's most beautiful, challenging and diverse river. Our professional skippers will take you along on a genuine sailing voyage aboard a modern 13-metre sailing yacht (42").
With us, you can experience Hamburg and the Elbe up close in true maritime, sporting style! You can be as active or as passive as you like. A truly Hanseatic experience, which has previously only been available to the owners of yachts on the Elbe between Hamburg and Helgoland!
For corporate customers and businesses, the ELBSEGELEI offers their sailing trips in Hamburg / Germany as individual team events, incentives, coaching / team-building (2 to 11 persons), and exclusive board meetings that give managers the utmost privacy.
ELBSEGELEI also rents out its elegant, modern sailing yacht the "ZAANDAM" as a maritime event location and conference room at the foot of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, in the heart of Hamburg's port. On board with us, you can expect the usual high standard of comfort, with service staff, catering if required, and restaurant recommendations in the immediate vicinity.
Sailing times: The ELBSEGELEI is here for you every day from March to October and is thus unique in this form in Hamburg. See dates
Voyage duration: Approx. 4 hours. If required, we can also offer shorter or multi-day trips, for example to Stade or Glückstadt. In order to ensure we are able to carry out the trip within a fixed time frame, we may need to use the engine, for example in calm conditions or if there is too much wind.
Meeting point: City Sporthafen Hamburg (Landungsbrücken/Elbphilharmonie)
Sailing destinations, among others: Hamburger Hafen, City Sporthafen Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie, Övelgönne, Teufelsbrück,
Rüschkanal, Blankenese, Mühlenberger Loch, Schweinesand, Willkomm-Höft, Wedel, Hanskalbsand, Hetlinger Schanze, Lühe, Dwarsloch, Stade, Stader Sand, Haseldorfer Binnenelbe, Pagensand, Kollmar,
Krautsand, Bielenberg, Rhinplatte, Glückstadt, Wischhafen.
Participants: 1 - 11 persons. The trip generally takes place with up to nine persons. Children aged 0 - 6: only when accompanied by parents. Guests aged 14 to 18: only with signed authorisation from a parent/guardian.
Prerequisites: The ELBSEGELEI is basically happy to welcome anyone of any age. Nevertheless, the feasibility of our offering does depend a little on the constitutions of our guests, i.e. our fellow sailors. The basic prerequisites for our voyages are mobility, reasonably good sense of balance and not being afraid of the ship's movements. Each participant should be capable of swimming without assistance for 1-2 minutes.
Equipment and clothing: You need to bring waterproof clothing, clean shoes with light soles, and depending on the weather a hat and sunglasses. Please wear trousers that don't have any rivets (jeans with the usual rivets on the seat pockets are not really suitable).
Weather: The sailing trip will not take place and will be rescheduled in case of thunderstorms, wind strength of more than 6-7 Bft. or force majeure. In the case of thunderstorms or stormy weather, the tour will be interrupted or terminated. Otherwise, the sailing trip will take place in all weathers. The German Meteorological Office (DWD) helps us plan with greater certainty.
Services: A sailing voyage. Life jackets provided on loan. Instructions for the ship, navigation, meteorology and safety. Participants may steer and sail the ship themselves. Experienced, professional skipper. Drinks are available on board for a small fee.
The yacht: Bavaria 42-3. Naturally, our sailing yacht boasts a ship safety certificate from BG Verkehr (the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for Commercial Transport, Postal Logistics and Telecommunication), a ship's crew certificate and various commercial insurances.
Skipper: Among others: Holger Brauns, owner and skipper of the Elbsegelei and a passionate sailor of 38 years. Qualifications include SKS (coastal pleasure craft driving licence), SRC (short range certificate) and SBF See (pleasure craft driving licence). In addition, participant in German sailing championships, international championships and European championships.
Prices: See shop
ELBSEGELEI, Am Kaiserkai 69, 20457 Hamburg, Germany.
Umsatzsteuer-ID: DE 201969549
mobil: +49 (0) 179 1124599
YACHT (Europe's biggest sailing magazine) 04 January 2017 - 5 Stars:
Sightseeing under sail!
Bettina Tietjen (NDR Television)
21 June 2017 - 5 Stars:
Magnificent sailing trip in glorious sunshine on the Elbe with the ELBSEGELEI! Highly recommended.
Brett (Airbnb user)
September, 2018 - 5 Stars:
We shared a wonderful morning with Joke sailing up the Elbe and got just past Blankenese on our upwind leg. The sailing was great fun and such a joy to be in a boat with people who love sailing. I've been on commercial sailing experiences when they just use the motor and this was so much better. Joke is an excellent host, he is informative and amusing and I would highly recommend this experience to anyone.
Ophelia (Airbnb user)
September, 2018 - 5 Stars:
Le tour en bateau était génial, joke et le capitaine sont super sympa et raconte plein d'anecdote sur la ville. On a vraiment passer un super moment et on a pu faire un tour plus long et mieux qu'avec les autres bateaux de touristes du port. Je recommande vivement cette expérience
Caden (Airbnb user)
September, 2018 - 5 Stars:
Rizwana (Airbnb user)
August, 2018 - 5 Stars:
We absolutely loved it!!! Many thanks to Holger & Joke for making our first sailing experience so memorable. They are very professional & their passion for their work was very inspiring. We also got lucky to get a chance to steer the boat :) It was real fun!!! Strongly recommend everybody visiting Hamburg especially for the first time it will give you a very enriching perspective of the city. Joke was sweet & kind to also take really nice pictures. Also, fluent in English. It was a beautiful day!! Very friendly and calm atmosphere!! Would love to sail with them again!!!
26. August 2018 - 5 Stars:
Don't hesitate - just grab a friend, your partner or team mates and sail away from daily routine for a few fantastic hours.It doesn't matter if you're a local or from abroad: Hamburg should be experienced from this unique perspective at least once in a lifetime.The boat and guests are treated well and save by a charismatic Skipper! Just go for it!
13. August 2018 - 5 Stars:
Great trip on Holger's boat. Was part of an eight man stag do. Can only recommend these fun few hours.
Thomas Scholl (DAIMLER AG)
05 October 2017 - 5 Stars:
A successful day on a great ship and with an excellent skipper. Thanks for the great trip and the confidence in the crew. Cheers and see you next time. Thomas
Clemens Rath (OLYMPUS)
09 October 2017 - 5 Stars:
After successfully completing a project, we organised a team event. Since I had already read about the Elbsegelei several times in relevant sailing magazines, I suggested this to my team. We were able to spend a wonderful afternoon with a competent and relaxed skipper, who skilfully involved all would-be sailors in the sailing process as the mood took them. It is obvious that Holger the skipper has a great deal of experience and knowledge. A definite recommendation for anyone who wants to experience a different side of the Elbe!
Karin Katharina Nissen
21 September 2017 - 5 Stars:
This is a MUST for anyone who likes being on the water. A sailing tour you can be part of and enjoy. Holger is an outstanding skipper and host. We'll definitely be back! Ahoy!
29 August 2017 - 5 Stars:
What a great sailing experience we had with you on the Elbe last Friday! Sailing past Hamburg's skyline with the sun in our faces was simply unforgettable. I had never seen Hamburg that way. This was my first ever sailing tour and now I'm hooked. See you next time guys!
11 July 2017 - 5 Stars:
Really friendly skipper, always on an even keel, but with everything under control. This is a great experience for children to join in with, too. Thanks!
Stephan Krug (DIAGEO)
06 July 2017 - 5 Stars:
We booked a full-day tour for our team meeting. Anyone looking for a meeting venue "with a difference" is in exactly the right place here. The day on board was really fabulous. Sun, gentle wind and a really friendly skipper with a great feel for people and situations, who "entertained" us and "left us in peace" at exactly the right moments. It couldn't have been better. Thanks for such a great day, Holger, from myself and the whole team. We'll definitely see you again soon.
24 June 2017 - 5 Stars:
Great skipper who was also able to allay any landlubber's the fear of sailing. People who had never met before had the feeling they had known each other for ever, and that's aside from Hamburg and the Elbe. We'll be back!
22 June 2017 - 5 Stars:
Yesterday we spent the evening of the summer solstice on a marvellous sailing boat on the Elbe with a super skipper. On our sunset tour we got to know a different, very lovely side of Hamburg. Arne steered the ship skilfully while I enjoyed the view. Thanks Holger for this marvellous evening. We will certainly recommend you to others.
17 June 2017 - 5 Stars:
We really enjoyed the trip on the Elbe last Sunday evening with you and the rest of the crew. Great atmosphere and really relaxing on the water with a new view of ships, the port and the riverside promenades.
21 May 2017 - 5 Stars:
It was great how Holger created an atmosphere as if we had all known each other for years. On top of this, sailing, lending a helping hand or chilling out and simply enjoying the beautiful backdrop of Hamburg and the interesting input from the skipper. It was lovely and certainly won't be the last time! Thank you!
06 May 2017 - 5 Stars:
We took a trip with Holger for our 21st anniversary. It was great! Experiencing the Elbe from a sailing boat is a unique experience. And Holger is a great skipper with whom even my wife felt safe.
16 April 2017 - 5 Stars:
Magnificent trip and a great skipper - I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Hamburg!
12 January 2017 - 5 Stars:
A great, relaxed tour! We really enjoyed our time with the Elbsegelei. Holger helped us to relax and sailed along the Elbe with the utmost professionalism. We were also allowed to steer. We would recommend the tours to anyone. A great gift for anyone not from Hamburg who doesn't want to do one of the run-of-the-mill harbour tours.
02 January 2017 - 5 Stars:
"Thank you for a magnificent sailing trip! I thought it was great that everyone was able to do what they wanted: actively sailing or 'just' enjoying the trip with its extraordinary insights and views... Highly recommendable, especially for people who are curious to experience rarely seen views of Hamburg! Many thanks!" Hi there!
26 September 2016 – 5 Stars:
What a great trip. Yesterday, 25 September, as a birthday present for my husband. We booked the sunset tour and enjoyed blazing sunshine and 26°C on the Elbe in Hamburg. Particular thanks to Holger. It was a sensational experience. A thoroughly professional sailing tour. Everything was explained and demonstrated with the patience of a saint. We learned a great deal. We would give it six stars if it were possible. We'll definitely be back.....