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Early morning —Canals all to ourselves

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Captain Dave

90 mins
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Hosted in German, English, French, Dutch

What you'll do

We will have an exclusive Morning boat tour through the Amsterdam canals before the city comes alive. Discovering the stillness of the canals while enjoying the early morning fog, the singing birds, and the beautiful morning sun.

In the early morning, the reflection of the houses accentuates in the canal water, like a natural mirror creating a dreamlike reversed image of reality—an incredible sensation.

We offer an Early Morning boat tour at 8 am (90 minutes) and 10 am (75 minutes), including food & drinks: coffee, tea, fresh orange juice, and small pastries on board.

PRIVATE TOURS on request. Private boat tours are also available in the afternoon and evening, including Prosecco, beer, and bitterballen (beef and vegetarian). Please send a message to info@captaindave.nl with your wishes.

Your captain will be the host and guide in-one and give you a unique perspective of the city in a beautiful all season fully electric saloon boat—toilet on board. The boat is for any weather conditions comfortable. Rain or shine!

See you onboard!
Captain Dave

#captaindaveamsterdam

Cruise like a local — Morning boat cruise Amsterdam — Be The Only One on the Amsterdam Canals
Other things to note
We are knowledgeable but won't give a masterclass in history. The tour will be relaxing, informative, and fun. We cruise like a local in a small setting with plenty of photo opportunities.

Proud to be
—Award Winner & #5 Best Rated Airbnb Experience Worldwide (In-Person)
We will have an exclusive Morning boat tour through the Amsterdam canals before the city comes alive. Discovering the stillness of the canals while enjoying the early morning fog, the singing birds, and the beautiful morning sun.

In the early morning, the reflection of the houses accentuates in the canal water, like a natural mirror creating a dreamlike reversed image of reality—an incredible sensation.

We offer an Early M…

Captain Dave's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Small pastries brought to us in the morning by the local artisan bakery—glu...
  • Drinks
    Coffee, Tea and Fresh Orange Juice
  • Transportation
    The boat is intimate and very comfortable; windows can be open, the roof ca...
  • Equipment
    - Heated seat covers and comfortable blankets to keep you warm
    - Disin...
From $37
/ person

Meet your host, Captain Dave

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 2406 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, here Captain Dave, father of 2 and born and raised in Amsterdam. A fully licensed captain, passionate about the canals, and curious about the past. I am knowledgeable, fun, and entertaining.

My team and I love to show you our passion for Amsterdam and share the amazing views in the early morning. To be the only one on the canals is a wonderful sensation you have to experience.

Thanks to our guests;
—we have over 2500 5-star reviews in total
—we are listed in Airbnb's Top 5 of Best Rated Experiences Worldwide
—we are Award Winner 'Boat Tour of the Year 2020 for Amsterdam'

See you onboard,
Captain Dave Amsterdam

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Hi, here Captain Dave, father of 2 and born and raised in Amsterdam. A fully licensed captain, passionate about the canals, and curious about the past. I am knowledgeable, fun, and entertaining.

My team and I love to show you our passion for Amsterdam and share the amazing views in the early morning. To be the only one on the canals is a wonderful sensation you have to experience.

Thanks to our guests;
—we have over 2500 5-star reviews in total
—we are listed…
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Where you'll be

We start our boat tour at the Herengracht, crossing the three main canals with their luxury 17th-century houses. We stop by The Seven Bridges for a stunning photo opportunity, we go on the famous canals and enter the small canals where the big boats can't come and more. Because we are non-scripted guides, we decide our route based on the group composition and the time of day. Whichever way we choose, there will be plenty of photo opportunities.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 2406 reviews.

Youba
October 2020
If you are coming to Amsterdam and thinking about to do a canal tour this experience is the best you can do. Captain Dave is a phenomenal human being with great sense of humor mixed with a high level of professionality and knowledge. Highly recommended must DO in Amsterdam
If you are coming to Amsterdam and thinking about to do a canal tour this experience is the best you can do. Captain Dave is a phenomenal human being with great sense of humor mix…
Alexandru
September 2020
Calm and relaxing cruise on the Amsterdam canals. Like riding a boat with a friend discussing all types of facts about the city
Crystal
September 2020
I had a super nice and extraordinary morning on the Canal!! It’s totally out of my expectation!! I knew Amsterdam is so beautiful but I didn’t know it is even prettier than ever in the morning!! Captain Dave is super friendly, humor and knowledgeable. You could experience different Amsterdam with Captain Dave. Totally recommended!!
I had a super nice and extraordinary morning on the Canal!! It’s totally out of my expectation!! I knew Amsterdam is so beautiful but I didn’t know it is even prettier than ever in…
Christine
September 2020
Eine launige Bootstour, die allen viel Spaß gemacht hat. Wir bekamen einen eindrucksvollen Einblick in die Welt der Grachten. Auch für das leibliche Wohl war bestens gesorgt, und hat zur guten Laune an Board beigetragen. Wir haben die Tour sehr genossen. Sie war jeden Cent wert! Unbedingt buchen!
Eine launige Bootstour, die allen viel Spaß gemacht hat. Wir bekamen einen eindrucksvollen Einblick in die Welt der Grachten. Auch für das leibliche Wohl war bestens gesorgt, und h…
Angèle
September 2020
I definitely recommend it! Everything was perfect, we had such a good weather, and all our needs were taken care of. Really a great experience, and a unique way to visit the city 👌🏼
Juliette
September 2020
Just the best experience in Amsterdam ! We booked this activity by curiosity but this was a unique tour. There were no other boats, everythings is quiet, Captain Dave is super interesting and friendly, breakfast is served on board, ... This is a thing to do if you are in Amsterdam, I strongly recommend it !
Just the best experience in Amsterdam ! We booked this activity by curiosity but this was a unique tour. There were no other boats, everythings is quiet, Captain Dave is super inte…

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

    What to bring

    Bring a smile and camera. We'll provide everything else!