Water activity

From Hamburg: Day Trip to Heligoland

4.7 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: FRS Helgoline GmbH&Co KG

From Hamburg: Day Trip to Heligoland

Activity provider: FRS Helgoline GmbH&Co KG

From US$ 88.68 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a 3.5-hour cruise down the Elbe to the island of Heligoland. Spend the day among the stunning cliffs with marvelous views over the North Sea.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11.5 hours
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Audio guide included
German, Spanish, English, French, Danish
Wheelchair accessible


4.5 hours
  • Hamburg

  • 3.5 hours
  • Heligoland (shopping, walk)

  • 3.5 hours
  • Hamburg

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Soar across the water on Germany's largest and fastest Catamaran
  • Enjoy free time on the tranquil island of Heligoland
  • Catch insights into the island's history with an audio guide, available in 5 languages
Full description
Take an exciting day trip from to Heligoland, Germany's only island not in the vicinity of the mainland. Over 40 miles off the coast, the island is known for its spectacular red cliffs, upon which sit the white sands of sprawling dunes, surrounded by unspoiled nature. The boat departs from Hamburg early, with the ride lasting approximately 3.5 hours. Zip down the Elbe river and out onto the North Sea on a sleek, ultra-modern catamaran, passing the ports of Cuxhaven and Wedel. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, gazing out across the vast waters from the open-air deck, or from the comfortable cabin. A complimentary audio guide is available during the cruise, teaching you fun facts about the Elbe, Northern Germany, and the North Sea. Arriving on Heligoland, wander the stunning island for approximately 4 hours. Gaze out over the dunes and onto the north sea, before doing some shopping — all tax free because of the island’s duty-free laws. Soak in the idyllic charm of the area, before hopping back on to the comfortable boat for your trip back to Hamburg.
  • Roundtrip Jet Class tickets for the boat
  • Onboard entertainment and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Audio guide in 5 languages (must be played on personal device)
  • Activities on Heligoland
  • Food and beverages (but both can be purchased on board)
  • Headphones for the audio guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please head straight to the FRS Heligoline Ticket Office on the morning of your tour. The ticket office is located at St. Pauli Landungsbrücken, Brücke 3/4 on the water side. Please arrive at 8:30 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is complimentary digital entertainment onboard for children.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

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The tour is great.

The boat is great with a fast calm ride and a good view from almost anywhere. The culinary offer is sufficient for the short drive. You have to have experienced Helgoland; a two or three day tour is probably the best. But even with the only 4-hour stay you get a good overview of the island. I don't think you can do big business with duty-free shopping. (It's a good thing.)

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September 30, 2019

The solution of the seats is great! Smokers were taken care of! The food is questionable ? Wasn't that great! More sales could be made if there were attractive offers. Replace the bun with a fresh salad or coleslaw or tomatoes, fresh. Or other buns. Yours taste dusty!

September 30, 2020

You can also buy the trip in Hamburg directly at the counter / Landungsbrücken, but check beforehand whether there is enough space on the day of the trip.

September 23, 2020

Product ID: 283562