Do you want to explore Rotterdam? Then you have come to the right place at the boat rental company: Geen Boot Wel Varen! You can easily, even for the same day, book a boat online, use your phone to activate the engine and off you go!. Our electric boats or 'silent boat' are easy to sail yourself, you don't need a boating license. So what are you waiting for, book a boat and explore the rivier the Rotte, Bergse lak or Kralingse Lake.
Prefer to rent a boat with a skipper? Our friendly skippers are happy to steer you over the Rotterdam inland waterways such as the Bergse Plassen, the Kralingse Plas and of course the river that gives our city its name: the Rotte! You determine the route yourself and can choose from one of our nice packages. See al the options at our page Boat with a captain and see what options there are.
Book and pay your boat online. You can even book a boat for today!
Start your boat
Start the boat using the link in the text message that you recieve 15 minutes before your boattrip starts.
Sail yourself, 100% elektric, in your own boat through Rotterdam
The boat is 7,5 metres long and 2,5 metres wide and has a draft of around 70 centimetres. The boat is big enough for 12 people, offcours it's fully filled but it's not to tight. Do you want to sail with more than 12 people you can take a look at the possibilities to rent our big boat, for up to 36 people, that always sails with a captain.
There are cushions on board so that you can sit comfortably, in the front and back of the sloop there are extra thick cushions against the edge of the boat so that you can lounge. Each boat also has a spray hood that covers the sloop for 1/3, which is nice if it is a bit windy or if there's a unexpected raincloud.
The boats are electrically powered and therefore whisper quiet! The powerfull engine and big batteries have enough capacity to push the boat to a speed of 8 km/h for at least 12 hours. (the maximum speed allowed in the sailing area is 6 km/h).
With the large steering wheel you determine the course of the boat and with the lever you can sail forwards or backwards, in addition, most boats also have a bow thruster so that you always have the boat under control. You do not need a boat license, but if you are going to sail with such a large boat for the first time, watch our instructievideo first.
Chart & Information
On board our boats you will find a sailing map and information about the sailing area and the opening times of the locks. (April 1 to October 30: Mon to Thu from 09:00 to 17:00 and Fri to Sun from 06:00 to 22:00) More information about popular routes can be found here You can also read more about our jetty here at Bergse Plassen (Weissenbruchlaan 149), junction 11 and the Rotte (Lombardkade 46), junction 5.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about renting a sloop, first view the frequently asked questions. Here you will find more information about the rules on the water and about renting a sloop. For example, we can well imagine that you have questions about what the options are if it rains during your cruise.
When making your reservation you pay a deposit of €250 for the boat. After your boattrip we will return the deposit between 1 and a maximum of 5 days.
Because one hour of sailing passes so quickly, there is a minimum sailing time of 2 hours. After you have reserved a boat online you will receive an e-mail with all the information and you can watch our instruction video. If you've got a taste for it and want to use the boats more often, a membership might be interesting, you'll benefit from sharper rates and privileges when renting a boat.
Do you want to give someone a boattrip as a gift? Order our gift voucher here.