CRUISE LIKE A LOCAL
—explore the canals
Cruise like a local
—explore the canals
Cruise like a local is an incredibly special, cosy tour. You enter our boat as guests and leave as friends.
Just like the locals, we cruise in small groups with drinks and snacks, and good company! Okay, not everyone has a luxury boat. Lucky us!
We cruise in the 1928 former Dutch government boat used by Heads of State, Mayors, and the Dutch Royal family.
Our boat is 100% electric, super comfortable and has a toilet onboard. When the weather is nice, we open the roof and windows. When it rains, we stay dry.
Should it be a bit chilly we have a heater on board and heated seat cushions and extra blankets to keep you warm.
See you on board!
Cheers Captain Dave!
—enter as guests & leave as friends
toilet on board
—the cruise like a local boat tour
- Most famous boat in Amsterdam
- 100% electric, no engine sound
- 6 love seats, 12 guests
- Toilet on board
- Covered lounge
- Sliding roof and windows
- Open afterdeck
- Heating system
- Heated seats
- Extra blankets
- 90-minute cruise
- A non-scripted guide/ host/ captain
- Heineken beer, Prosecco, wine, Coca cola, water, coffee, and tea.
- Dutch bitterballen brought to us on board
Champagne is complementary.
Dock Prinsengracht 579, Amsterdam Center
Your time slot; 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm or 10pm
Returns to the original departure point.
- Adult (11+): 32 EUR
- Child (3-10): 24 EUR
- Infant (0-2): Free
- Private Charter: from 185 EUR
Bring a smile and a camera. We’ll provide everything else!
Plan your trip
—Prinsengracht 579, amsterdam center
HEAR WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY
—ABOUT cruise like a local
Captain Dave au top, il a été le soleil de notre visite des canaux sous la pluie.
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Dave was a great host - really friendly and informative! I definitely would recommend his experience.Scott
Magnifique expérience pour découvrir cette ville ensorceleuse d ‘ Amsterdam !.. La balade est magique, nous sommes passés par de... read moreCecile
La meilleure croisière d'Amsterdam L'un de nos meilleurs souvenirs d'Amsterdam, et sans doute l'une des meilleures façons de découvrir la ville !
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Hervorragend!! Diese Kanaltour ist absolut empfehlenswert! Capt. Dave ist ein erfahrener und unterhaltsamer Captain. Wir haben sehr viel gelacht!
Zu der... read moremaexymizer
Highly recommend! Captain Dave goes above and beyond to make his passengers feel like they are at home in... read moreJon
Dave has created an experience that felt very personal, it was like sailing with an old friend. I would highly... read moreJūratė
Dave is een ras-Amsterdammer met mooie verhalen! Ondanks het slechte weer was het een onvergetelijke tour. We hadden de boot... read moreLiesbeth
Captain Dave is a hilarious, accommodating, and caring host. You will have a one-of-a-kind experience appreciating the beauty and ingenuity... read moreMichael
The best thing we did in Amsterdam! Captain Dave's tour was great, I loved hearing about the history of the... read moreAndrea
Loved this tour! Dave was great!!! The cruise was a highlightCatherine
Cap. Dave was awesome!Colin
Oh Captain, my Captain (Dave)!
Eccentric doesn’t do justice for Captain Dave! At first I thought “wow this guy talks... read moreGaGa
We couldn’t have hoped for a better introduction to Amsterdam. Captain Dave was incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and funny. This is... read moreKat
Was a great experience overall. Much better than the more commercial type tours available. This was much more exclusive and personal.Terrence
It was an amazing experience and a great way to see Amsterdam and hear from a local. Would definitely recommend.... read moreCourtney
Dave's tour was hilarious, insightful, and personal. He knows his stuff and can keep the boat laughing. You'll learn a... read moreJavon
A great start to the day! There really wasn’t anyone in the canal. Captain Dave is awesome, a genuine good... read moreAllie
Great experience. Dave was funny & intersected well with everyone. He told good stories and included information about... read moreEmily
You will never have a better experience Capt Dave is a fantastic host and knows the city well great personal... read moreWellington
It was a great tour of the canals and felt more personal and fun than some of the other tours... read moreAlexandra
Captain Dave was amazing! He shared personal stories about the neighborhoods that he grew up in while also telling us... read moreAlan
This was really great, Captain Dave was very knowledgeable about the history of his city, he has interesting stories and... read moreMandy
Captain Dave was an amazing host. He offered unique facts and delicious snacks. I’d highly recommend!Allison
My favorite part of my Amsterdam trip. The tour was very informational, relaxed, and lots of fun! The food/drinks were... read moreLily
WOW. This experience was hands down the highlight of my trip to Amsterdam. Captain Dave was so fun, interactive and... read moreKaleigh
Captain Dave was fun and comical. You will enjoy this tour. Small enough to be personable big enough to feel comfortableMichael
It was amazing, he had such a passion for Amsterdam. I would definitely recommend!Sam
One of the nicest men I’ve ever met who knew a great deal of knowledge about Amsterdam and its iconic characterVictoria
Great tour and fun company - a wonderful way to start the day in AmsterdamMichelle
We had a great time! All of the personal touches made it completely worth while! Would absolutely do it again!Carolyn
It's very good tour. Really get to know the little bit of history, culture, people and life here in amsterdam.Jiajin
Don’t leave Amsterdam without going here! This canal tour made the day so special and I am amazed at Dave... read moreErin
We did the 8 AM canal tour with Captain Dave. It was a great option because there were no other... read moreAmanda
Amazing! So thankful to have found Dave on AirBnB and the humor, hospitality and thoughtfulness he brought to the experience.Erin C
It was a cozy experience gliding down the canals with Captain Dave. You received personal stories and left learning a... read moreNicole
Captain Dave was super friendly and an expert on history of Amsterdam. A great experience. Captain Dave went out of... read moreDaisy
Wonderful experience with captain Dave and he is a very humorous person.Sihao
CAPTAIN DAVE'S boat TOURS
—every day an adventure
—Canals all to ourselves
—Before the hustle and bustle
—cruise in style
In 2017, Captain Dave decided to quit his job, rent a luxury boat and do what he loves most, sailing the Amsterdam canals.
Three years later, he got the chance to buy the former 1928 government boat! We now proudly sail in our first-class boat – The Royal Lady.
Our boat tours are informative, fun, and entertaining and are sure to be the highlight of your visit.
We cruise like a local in a small group environment. Rain or shine!
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