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Top10 List: Boats, Houseboats and Rafts

Discover Berlin by houseboat, boat or raft! If you already know Berlin by foot, you can explore new sides of the city by changing the perspective. Crossed by waterways, Berlin is perfect for a day trip by boat or raft. If you have a bit more time at your disposal and would like to invest your next holiday in exploring the region, you can get to know the lake-rich landscape of Berlin and Brandenburg on a houseboat. As a general rule: boats up to 15 hp do not require a driving licence, for boats with more horsepower you need a boat driving licence all over Berlin. In the Brandenburg area there are some areas which are passable with a charter licence. This can be purchased within a few hours and is then valid for the charter period and the rented boat. Top10 Berlin has put together the 10 best houseboat and raft rental companies to make your holiday on the waters of Berlin and the surrounding area an unforgettable adventure.

Rank 1: BunBo - The BungalowBoat

4.22 of 5 Top10Points

Foto: BunBo - Das BungalowBoot

The BunBos (bungalow boats) float on the water like a mobile holiday home and leave nothing to be desired: Kitchen, barbecue, hammock and bicycles - everything is available on board.

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Rank 2: Nautilus Houseboat Charter

4.10 of 5 Top10Points

Foto: Nautilus Hausbootcharter | Thorsten Jochim

The luxurious designer houseboats of Nautilus Houseboat Charter make a holiday on the water a completely new experience.

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Rank 3: ALS Boat Rental

4.03 of 5 Top10Points

Foto: ALS Bootsverleih

Not far from the Alte Försterei in Köpenick the ALS boat rental is located. It offers licence-free motor boats for boat tours across the rivers Dahme, Spree and Müggelspree.

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Rank 4: Altstadthafen Berlin-Spandau

4.00 of 5 Top10Points

Foto: Altstadthafen Berlin-Spandau

From the Altstadthafen (Old Town harbor) in Berlin-Spandau you can explore the waterways in Berlin and surroundings with the boats of Lanke Charter.

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Rank 5: Marina Lanke Houseboat Charter

3.83 of 5 Top10Points

Foto: Marina Lanke

Explore Berlin and its sights from a whole new perspective and with a panoramic view! This is made possible by the houseboats of Marina Lanke.

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Rank 6: Huckleberry's Tour

3.78 of 5 Top10Points

Foto: Huckleberry's Tour

With Huckleberry's Tour, adventure comes first when it comes to raft rental: equipped with the most important things, you can plunge into a one-day or multi-day experience on the adventure rafts!

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Rank 7: Wasserkutsche

3.75 of 5 Top10Points

Photo: Hausbootverleih Wasserkutsche / Philip Gunkel

From the Oberbaumbrücke you can explore Berlin and its surroundings in water coaches. Ahoy!

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Rank 8: Flossleben

3.61 of 5 Top10Points

Foto: Flossleben | Andreas Ockert

If you want to escape from the daily hustle and bustle and enjoy nature, this is the place for you: The raft rental company Flossleben (Life on a raft) near Berlin offers cosiness on the water.

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Rank 9: Marina Base

3.52 of 5 Top10Points

Foto: Marina Base

The Marina Base offers rafts for up to 30 people, a great opportunity to celebrate your next birthday party on the water!

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Rank 10: Mecki’s Raft, Boat, Canoe & SUP Rental

3.17 of 5 Top10Points

Foto: Meckis Floß-, Boots-, Kanu- & Supverleih

A real big city adventure can be experienced with Mecki’s rafts, boats, canoes and stand up paddles. All hands on deck!

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