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Cruise Like a Local —with Captain Dave

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Captain Dave

90 mins
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch

What you'll do

Hi, I am Captain Dave. I like to sail; story tell and entertain! My boat trips are personal, fun, and ideal for small groups.

—Exclusive and personalized boat trips
Every boat cruise in Amsterdam sails a fixed route and tells about Amsterdam according to a fixed script. WE DO THAT DIFFERENTLY.

We decide per group which route suits best. In addition, our tours are non-scripted and therefore never boring. It is also easy to follow for guests who do not speak English well. One thing is certain; each tour is unique.

—Like locals
Cruise Like a Local is an informative, fun, and entertaining cruise for everyone. Just like the locals, we cruise in small groups with drinks and food, and good company! You come on board as a guest and leave as a friend.

—Start time and duration
We have scheduled boat tours at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM, each lasting 90 minutes of fun! All drinks and snacks are included.

—-Availability
Do you want to sail on a different day or time? Or celebrate a special day? Let me know; we can always organize a private boat tour for you.

—Rain and sun!
Our boat is 100% electric, super comfortable and has a toilet onboard. When the weather is nice, we open the roof and when it rains, we are nice and dry. Should it be a bit chilly, we have heated seat cushions and extra blankets to keep you warm.

I'll see you on board!
Captain Dave

My Instagram
#captaindaveamsterdam
Other things to note
Captain Dave Amsterdam has over 2,900 five-star reviews on Airbnb, placing it in the Top 5 of Airbnb's best-rated experiences worldwide! + we are winner of the 'Boat trip of the year 2020 for Amsterdam' And we are quite proud of that.

Private tour or other questions? Call/ Whatsapp 0031-203202040
Hi, I am Captain Dave. I like to sail; story tell and entertain! My boat trips are personal, fun, and ideal for small groups.

—Exclusive and personalized boat trips
Every boat cruise in Amsterdam sails a fixed route and tells about Amsterdam according to a fixed script. WE DO THAT DIFFERENTLY.

We decide per group which route suits best. In addition, our tours are non-scripted and therefore never boring. It is also easy…

Captain Dave's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    The local baker brings fresh croissants to us on board. The snacks are incl...
  • Drinks
    All drinks are included in the price. We have coffee, tea, and Orange Juice...
  • Transportation
    We have the ideal boat to discover the canals of Amsterdam. The boat is jus...
  • Equipment
    Onboard, we have
    —a disinfectant hand pump
    —life jackets
    —...
From $35
/ person

Meet your host, Captain Dave

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 562 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I am Captain Dave and I love my Amsterdam and the Amsterdam canals. I like to sail; story tell and entertain!

—Do you want to see Amsterdam at its best?
Then this is your cruise. We provide an unforgettable cruise through the canals; so, relax, have fun, and learn about the city!

See you on board!
Captain Dave Amsterdam

My Instagram: #captaindaveamsterdam
For private cruises? info@captaindave.nl
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Where you'll be

We follow a unique route to see the best of Amsterdam. We start on the boat in front of the beautiful Museum Willet-Holthuysen; from here, we go to The Seven bridges, the three main canals (Gentlemen's, Emperor's, and Prince's canal), and the Amstel River. We'll cruise through the city's different districts and the small canals. The tour ends at the starting point.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 562 reviews.

Nathalie
October 2020
Captain Dave au top, il a été le soleil de notre visite des canaux sous la pluie. Expérience à vivre et recommandée vivement
Gerrit
September 2020
Ook als toerist in eigen land een prachtige ervaring. Al meerdere malen in Amsterdam geweest maar met deze leuke kapitein en op een prachtig tijdstip is het echt een unieke ervaring om Amsterdam vanuit een ander perspectief te zien. Echt een aanrader!
Ook als toerist in eigen land een prachtige ervaring. Al meerdere malen in Amsterdam geweest maar met deze leuke kapitein en op een prachtig tijdstip is het echt een unieke ervarin…
Cecile
August 2020
Magnifique expérience pour découvrir cette ville ensorceleuse d ‘ Amsterdam !.. La balade est magique, nous sommes passés par de petits et grand canaux . Nous étions déjà venus à Amsterdam mais nous avons eu l impression de découvrir à nouveau cette splendide ville . Nous avons pris l option avec les collations et boissons qui est très bien. Allez y sans hésiter pour vivre un très joli môment !!!
Magnifique expérience pour découvrir cette ville ensorceleuse d ‘ Amsterdam !.. La balade est magique, nous sommes passés par de petits et grand canaux . Nous étions déjà venus à A…
Jon
July 2020
Highly recommend! Captain Dave goes above and beyond to make his passengers feel like they are at home in Amsterdam. He takes you to the places that the big tour companies can't travel to, and he truly personalizes the experience. My three kids even got to drive the boat! You won't find a better Amsterdam canal experience that this, more than worth the money!
Highly recommend! Captain Dave goes above and beyond to make his passengers feel like they are at home in Amsterdam. He takes you to the places that the big tour companies can't…
Jūratė
July 2020
Dave has created an experience that felt very personal, it was like sailing with an old friend. I would highly recommend captain Dave!
Liesbeth
July 2020
Dave is een ras-Amsterdammer met mooie verhalen! Ondanks het slechte weer was het een onvergetelijke tour. We hadden de boot voor ons zelf, koffie, thee en jus d'orange voorradig en varen over de prachtige grachten van Amsterdam. Dave vertelt met enthousiasme over 'zijn' stad, route kan naar wens ingevuld worden. Bedankt Dave voor een gezellige ochtend!
Dave is een ras-Amsterdammer met mooie verhalen! Ondanks het slechte weer was het een onvergetelijke tour. We hadden de boot voor ons zelf, koffie, thee en jus d'orange voorradig e…

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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!

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