Amsterdam Canals Small-Group Boat Tour with Captain Jack

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Departs: Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Join me on a journey to explore Amsterdam over the canals with a maximum of 6 guests at a time.

All cruises are captained and guided by myself Boudewijn Metzelaar aka ¨Captain Jack¨ for those that are unable to pronounce my impossible Dutch name :-)

We will sail on a fully electric luxury salonboat. There is comfortable seating for each guest indoor and outdoors, whatever the unreliabe Dutch weather may bring you will be comfortable onboard the ¨Drift Away¨

A full array of (alcoholic) drinks and delicious snacks are included. Feel free to enjoy yourself with the beverages, there is a bathroom onboard!

I am not only an Amsterdammer by birth, I am one by heart. Through my diverse upbringing en life choices I have developed a unique perspective on Amsterdam which I really enjoy sharing with others.

The small scale of maximum 6 guests allows for an intimate and enjoyable level of conversation during the cruise.

What's Included

A snack platter with a selection of dutch cheese, delicious local mustard, olives, crackers, crisps and some Dutch sweet snacks are provided.

Extensive open bar with local beers, top shelf liqours, soft drinks and hot drinks. You will not be disappointed! I make a killer G&T with local gin

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 100

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Amsterdam Canal Ring
All cruises are captained by myself as the captain/owner of the Drift Away.

We depart from the Singel no.7 and we will return to this location at the end of the cruise.

I do not offer a fixed route, depending on your wishes as guests I will tailor the cruise to you specifically.

Due to the custom design of the Drift Away we have access to even the narrowest canals of Amsterdam and are able to pass even the lowest of bridges.

If you do not have any preferences I will put together a route which will give you an overview of the canal belt, a few of the small less travelled canals, the Amstel river and the eastern maritime area.

As a born and raised ¨Amsterdammer¨ I have a wealth of knowledge about Amsterdams history, culture and the Dutch way of life in general. I love sharing with you about my hometown in an easy going manner, with a good sense of humor and the typical Dutch straight forwardness!

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