Boat Rentals in Germany
Germany is one of Europe’s largest countries and boasts a wide variety of landscapes. When visiting this diverse country you can expect to experience tall sheer mountains in the south and sandy rolling plains in the north. Boat rentals in Germany are more popular than you probably imagined due to its huge sailing and boating community within the inland waters and along the coastline.
There is an abundance of facilities for sailing and leisure boating along the Baltic Sea (Ostsee), North Sea (Nordsee) coastlines of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein and on the many lakes and rivers dotted around the country which makes it the perfect destination for your next sailing adventure!
You can find boats available to rent with or without a skipper in Germany on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats, motorboats, houseboats and yachts in Germany and the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check-in is possible with selected boats.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Germany?
Renting a boat in Germany costs from 1300 dollars per week in low season and from 2300 dollars for a week in high season.
Is it possible to rent a boat in Germany with or without skipper?
Yes, please notice that renting a boat with a skipper is ideal if you want to be guided through the best places in the area and get the most out of your sailing experience. But you can rent a boat in Germany without a skipper too; if you have the appropriate licence or if there are boats available to rent that do not require a licence, like some houseboats
. It is without a doubt a great idea to be the captain of your own boat to discover the german lakes.
What to do with a boat rental in Germany
No matter where you hire a boat in Germany
, you won’t be stuck for activities to enjoy with your family, friends or your loved one if you have opted for a romantic getaway. For example, if you decide on a boat rental in Müritz
, you could try and catch the Müritz Sail, one of the largest sailing regattas on Europe's inland waters.
One of our favourite regions for sailing in Germany are the Brandenburg and Mecklenburg waterways. They interestingly form a network of lakes and canals in the area made up of forests and farmlands which are simply beautiful. Here you can explore historic palaces, castles and get lost as you wander round ancient towns. If you love nature then you’ll feel right at home here!
What is the weather like in Germany?
The majority of Germany has a temperate seasonal climate dominated by humid westerly winds. The country is situated in between the oceanic Western European and the continental Eastern European climate. The climate is moderated by the North Atlantic Drift, the northern extension of the Gulf Stream. This warmer water affects the areas bordering the North Sea; consequently in the northwest and the north the climate is oceanic.
There is on average 789 mm of precipitation per year and no consistent dry season. Summers are generally quite warm with temperatures exceeding 30°C making it the best time to take advantage of boat trips. The winters are usually a little cold to sail, but if you rent a houseboat then you can enjoy your holiday on the water in all seasons.
How to get to Germany
Of the commercial airports in Germany, over two dozen of them can be considered “international airports”. Frankfurt and Munich are the largest airports in Germany with tens of millions of passengers per year. The smaller airports that you may fly into are Zweibrücken Airport and Hannover Langenhagen Airport.
Most mainstream airlines fly into Germany such as Lufthansa as well as trips on low-cost and charter airlines such as RyanAir, German Wings, Air Berlin TUI and Condor. They also often offer substantial numbers of flights to and from cities throughout Germany and the rest of Europe.
There is also a very successful program to link air travel to rail travel at certain large hub cities. High-speed InterCity trains directly serve the Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart airports.