Stockholm: 3-Hour City Tour with Live Guide
- Pickup available
- Duration: 3 hours
The young instructor assigned to us was clearly new and finished our briefing in 5mins. However, for a later batch, a senior guy gave detailed and correct instructions. But, there's nothing to worry, the learning curve isn't too steep. We initially went round in circles for first few minutes. But, soon figured out ourselves how to go forward and steer. Excellent guidance on route selection and help in getting in and out of the kayak by the other staff members. Remember to carry water to drink on the kayak, you will get thirsty. 2 hours is more than adequate to do a full circuit of both Långholmen and the smaller Reimersholme islands. The route is quite beautiful especially in the smaller canal sections. A waterproof action camera or case for your smartphone is highly recommended for taking pictures along the way. If the weather's good, there will be lot of private boats creating waves. Be wary of those! We almost got turned over by a big one! Happy Kayaking!
Overall a really nice tour. It’s a bit sad that most of the time stuff on the right side is mentioned. Since we were sitting on the left side it was a bit sad that all of the tour the only mentioned like 4 things on the left side. So that's the reason to lower the source to 4 stars. Everything else when really smooth.
It was an excellent tour in wonderful weather and the commentary was interesting and informative. However the departure was 1 hour later than scheduled. I questioned a crew member and he informed me that it was probably because there were technical problems with another boat. I found his excuse to be unconvincing
The tour was excellent but unfortunately we heard more about the USA than Stockholm from an obnoxious passenger who also challenged the commentary when he happened to be listening. Appears he was an expert on Sweden as welli
We travel all over Europe and find the Hop On Hop Off a quick way to learn about a city, its layout and points of interest. We accomplished that with this trip as well. I recommend it for anyone who looking to do the same.