General information for boat tours
For all our experiences we aim for creating an atmosphere, which is based on the founding Hey Captain principles of being friends on a boat. This is the anchor point for everything we do. For you as a guest it means you will be an active part of the tour and you can expect to get a personal, social, and informative experience.
Personal in the sense that you will get to know us and we will get to know you
Social in a way where guests talk to each other and with their captain
Informative as you will learn and discover Copenhagen harbor
Hidden gems is about showing our own favorite spots, which are off the beaten track from the standard path. Expect to get an introduction to areas we think are cool, local, and where you get a great a sense of what the life in Copenhagen is all about. We will either take a southern route or Northern route depending on what is going on in the harbor at your specific departure day. There will be a voluntarily option during the route to stop and get out of the boat to explore.
The harbor in Copenhagen is undergoing rapid change, from an industrial harbor to recreational space open to everyone living in the city. During the summer months it acts as the main nerve binding the city together and attracting numerous water-based activities in the process. You will see how this is folds out with Kayaks passing by and happy Danes jumping into the water. We will point out our favorite places and hidden gems, whether you are looking a place for having an afternoon beer in the sun, a relaxed morning coffee, or simply and area to relax away from it all.
As we explore the upcoming areas away from the inner part of the city you will see how former industrial buildings are being transformed into new spaces, where new and old are mixed in new architectural structures. Some of these are designed by famous architects like Bjarke Ingels and some by new upcoming talents. You will get an understanding of how design and living play and essential role for the new development of Copenhagen and an essential part of the Danish lifestyle.
A complimentary drink
Public tour 400 DKK per person
Private tour 4000 DKK – up to 12 pax
Our landmark experience shows off the beautiful inner part of the harbor, where many of the historical sites and buildings are located by the waterfront and along the beautiful canals.
We depart from the recently renovated Ofelia Plads next to the Royal Danish Playhouse. Most locals know this place as where the ferry departed to Oslo. From here we will pass by the Royal Palace, where you can be lucky to sneak a glimpse of the Queen and the Royal Family if the flags are flying.
When we enter through the historic canals of the old city center you will get glimpse of how it is to live on a house boat, and see the numerous historical buildings, many of them constructed by King Christian the 4th in the early 17th century. At the end of Christianshavns canal we will pass Olafur Eliasson's beautiful Circle Bridge, designed to make the rushing bicyclist slow down and enjoy the beautiful view of the Black Diamond - the Royal Library.
Cruising around Holmen, the old military area, we will pass by the much debated free town Christiania, which homes its own hippie community, other generally free spirited souls, and the location for the new NOMA restaurant. Right opposite, and on the way back, you will get a good view of the new (and very expensive) Copenhagen Opera.
A complimentary drink
Public tour 200 DKK per person
Private tour 2000 DKK – up to 12 pax
Diana is the boat, which Joel and Casper sailed around in with their friends and which led to the founding of Hey Captain. One of the main ‘problems’ back then was that their friends enjoyed it so much that they could not get them off the boat again. This experience is a tribute to the original vibe and feeling of Hey Captain. We would like to invite you inside the inner Copenhagen circle for half a day.
We will cover the north, the south, the center of the harbor, the historic buildings, the upcoming areas, and all the small corners. We will take you up on land, show you the hidden secrets, eat lunch at one of our favorite spots, and take you swimming (optional).
In short, we will cover everything and after this you will understand the common misconception that Copenhagen was built for biking. Its not – It’s built for sailing.
Only months Jun-Aug
A couple of complimentary drinks and lunch.
Public tour 1300 DKK per person
(Note: Tour will only take place with minimum 4 guests. bring swimming clothes)
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