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Our most recommended Berlin Water Sports

Berlin: 3-Hour Kayak Tour Through East Berlin

1. Berlin: 3-Hour Kayak Tour Through East Berlin

Experience the green oasis of the Urbanhafen in Berlin, and join locals and tourists on their recreational pursuits with a 3-hour kayak tour along the former boundaries of the notorious Iron Curtain. You will be provided with all kayak equipment to paddle with expert guides along the canal. Glide under the Admiralsbrücke, a perfect example of Berlin’s mix of past and present. Experience Kreuzberg’s multi-cultural flair, passing the Jewish commune on one side, and the Maybachufer, famous for its Turkish Market, on the other. Your guide can provide some history about the Landwehrkanal, planned by the royal landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné in the 19th century to simulate the curves of a natural river. Glide under the Oberbaumbrücke, Berlin’s most beautiful bridge, with the iconic TV Tower in the background. Kayak around the Osthafen (East Harbor) to experience Berlin’s creative industries. You will also go to the Badeschiff, a pool in the River Spree. You will kayak to the famous Molecule Man sculpture and then turn around to return to the departure point of the tour in Kreuzberg.

Berlin: 2-Hour Evening Kayak Tour on the Landwehr Canal

2. Berlin: 2-Hour Evening Kayak Tour on the Landwehr Canal

Discover Kreuzberg from a different perspective on this kayak tour along the Landwehr Canal. This evening tour starts at the “Van Loon” boat restaurant. After a short introduction to paddling techniques and the rules that you need to follow during the tour, head off in an easterly direction. Along the way, pass by the large grassy area that is a popular place for locals to hang out during the summer months. The Admiralbrücke marks the exit of the Urbanhafen. From here until the Lohmühleninsel, paddle past people relaxing on the waterfront as well as along the boundary between the districts of Kreuzberg and Neukölln and towards the former border between East and West Berlin. Relax and enjoy the evening atmosphere on the water while listening to facts about the history of Kreuzberg. The balance between historical facts, casual small talk, and relaxed paddling is customized according to your wishes.

Berlin: Kayaking Tour Through the City

3. Berlin: Kayaking Tour Through the City

Set off on an exciting, unique kayak trip. The tour begins or ends in the Berlin Kreuzberg district at the docks of the van Loon boat restaurant. For the trip you'll have an expert on hand to greet you before the tour beings. The guide will then help you to deploy. While you warm up for the trip, you will have the opportunity to learn a little about the interesting history of the Landwehr Canal. The journey heads westward downstream along the legendary railway line of the U1. The first train line to be built in Berlin runs above your head up until the point where, above and below the ground, a number of different traffic routes cross paths. A reminder of the so called "Rosinenbomber" (Raisin Bombers) from the Berlin blockade of 1948/1949 can be found on the roof of the German Museum of Technology. Continue by following this unique, scenic route next to the Spree, past Potsdamer Platz and the Ministry of Defence. Learn about the poignant history of the area and Stauffenberg's failed execution attempt of Hitler. You'll then paddle further past Tiergarten and Zoologischer Garten. Next up, cross one of the best–known Berlin locks and the city's widest bridge, a fun part and unique adventure especially for older children. The Tour ends in here in Charlottenburg. Your belongings arrived with the kayak-truck and you are just a short walk away from Tiergarten Station from where you can reach your next Berlin adventure. During the afternoon tour, the sights will be toured in the reverse order.

Berlin: 1.5-Hour Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Tour

4. Berlin: 1.5-Hour Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Tour

Enjoy paddling on a stand-up paddle board in a small group through Berlin’s vibrant area in the eastern part along the Plänterwald. You will start your tour at the famous DDR radio station called Funkhaus which hosts the largest sound studios in the world. An experienced guide will guide you along the shore and stop for some explanations. You will have time to look around and enjoy the new perspective on this amazing city. From far away you get a glimps on the Alex TV tower, the molecule man statue. The island of youth, two nature reserve islands and many interesting floating devices which were built hand made in Berlin's famous alternative style are waiting to be discovered. Join us on this unique guided city tour on the water!

Berlin: SUP Sunset Tour to the Molecule Man

5. Berlin: SUP Sunset Tour to the Molecule Man

Embark on a scenic roundtrip tour on a paddleboard. Discover Berlin's Oberbaum Bridge area from a new angle while accompanied by an instructor-guide on the water. See the famous Molecule Man up close and personal during the sunset. The tour starts and finishes at Funkhaus Berlin, the impressive radio station from DDR times with the world's biggest sound studios in the world. Paddle on the Spree River towards the center with numerous stops to indulge in your natural surroundings and this special moment on the water. Treptower Park with its sparkling harbor will be passed and the final goal is the Molecule Man statue, where the group will find time to take pictures. End back at the meeting point with a chance for pizza next door (at your own expense). The tour is only for people who can swim and have some SUP experience.

Berlin: 3-Hour Yacht Sailing Experience with Sailing Lesson

6. Berlin: 3-Hour Yacht Sailing Experience with Sailing Lesson

Spend time on the water during your visit to Berlin. Sail along Wannsee Lake and Havel River on a 39-foot offshore cruiser. Learn to handle the yacht or simply sit back and relax. Your 3-hour sailing experience begins at the harbor next to the House of the Wannsee Conference. Sail in the Wannsee Lake and down Havel River amongst nature and many well-known sites of Berlin. Learn from the professional skipper how to steer the yacht, handles the ropes, or watch how they maneuver the yacht. If you prefer, simply just lay back, relax, and enjoy the sun. During your sailing experience, snacks and drinks will be available onboard.

Berlin: Stand Up Paddling and Yoga on the Spree

7. Berlin: Stand Up Paddling and Yoga on the Spree

Discover the newest trend and enjoy a 90-minute training in Stand Up Paddle Yoga (SUP Yoga). Find inner and outer balance on the water and experience an incredible combination of workout and training. Experience mind and body in harmony and discover the beautiful landscape along the banks of the Spree from atop your board. Enjoy a truly new experience and get to know your boundaries - then overcome them. Whether you end wet or dry, enjoy the laughter caused by SUP Yoga and a break in the midst of nature.

Berlin: Landwehr Canal Guided Canoeing Experience

8. Berlin: Landwehr Canal Guided Canoeing Experience

Tour Berlin's Kreuzberg district by canoe and see the city's sights from a different perspective. Paddle along the Landwehr Canal with a guide and marvel at attractions like the Admiralbrücke while soaking up the quintessential Berlin vibe. Your guided canoeing tour begins at the Urbanhafen on the bank of the Landwehr Canal where you'll meet your guide. Hop into your canoe and paddle along Berlin's first artificial waterway as you pass through one of the city's trendiest neighborhoods. Kreuzberg is among Berlin's most culturally diverse districts and offers visitors the perfect blend of hipster cafes and urban grit. Experience this exciting atmosphere firsthand as you make your way past the historic Admiralbrücke, towards the Oberschleuse lock, and back.

Berlin: SUP Rental and Self-Guided Waterway Tour

9. Berlin: SUP Rental and Self-Guided Waterway Tour

Unlock an adventure on the Spree River with the help of your smartphone. Simply book your SUP online, open the locker with your phone, and grab your equipment to start your self-guided tour. Exploring Berlin from the water offers unique views of Rummelsburger Bucht, a popular city bay where you can enjoy both nature and the city skyline. Catch a glimpse of Spreepark and the Insel der Jugend (Island of Youth) from the water. This on-demand rental service allows you to book your SUP in advance and access your equipment with no lines or long waits. Your locker will be available 15 minutes before the booked time to allow you to get changed and ready for your adventure. At the booked time, just grab your SUP and hop on the water. Watertight bags are provided for your smartphone, which you will need to access your belongings at the end of this urban adventure.

Berlin: Sunset SUP Tour on the Havel River

10. Berlin: Sunset SUP Tour on the Havel River

Treat yourself to something special while in Berlin and set off on a standup paddleboarding tour into the sunset. Discover the Havel River from the water. Feel safe and at ease with a guide. Kick off the weekend with a leisurely paddle into the sunset. Bring your friends along for a tour with a personal approach and a small circle of paddlers. All SUP equipment and a tour guide are included in the experience. This tour is suitable for standup paddlers who can safely stand and paddle. Listen to a comprehensive safety briefing and then hit the open water just in time for a lovely sunset over the Havel River.

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What people are saying about Berlin

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Nice SUP-tour with René. Perfect for hot days as you get close to water. The area around is cool. You can even enjoy some sunbathing before or after paddeling

Highly recommended, a fun activity for young and old! The spontaneous guide tells you all about Berlin as you go.

Really nice group and guide! Really a must to do! Also beautiful for sunset! 2 hours was really enough!

The experience is once in a life time, definitely worth every minute

A great experience and a great guide! Thanks Helge :)