Early Morning Cruise
—canals all to ourselves
early morning cruise
—canals all to ourselves
The Early Morning Cruise is an exclusive canal cruise where you will discover the stillness of the canals and experience the amazing views.
In the early morning, the reflection of the houses creates a dreamlike reversed image of reality —like a natural mirror in the canal water.
This cruise will be fun, personal, and relaxing. Learn about the history and get to know new facts. The captain will be your host and guide and give you a unique perspective of the city.
We cruise in the former Dutch 1928 government boat used by Heads of States, Mayors, and the Dutch Royal family.
See you on board!
Cheers Captain Dave
—the beauty of the early morning cruise
toilet on board
—the early morning canal cruise
Worth getting up for the 8 am trip! No other boats! Great photo opportunities!
- 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
- Coffee, hot tea, fresh orange juice
- Small pastries from the local bakery on board
Dock Prinsengracht 579, Amsterdam Center
Returns to the original departure point.
- Adult (11+): 37 EUR
- Child (3-10): 29 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 the Early Morning Cruise
Awesome to enjoy Amsterdam in the early morning hours. It was peaceful before all the hustle and bustleHannah
Beautiful canal cruise Fun, informative time. Capt Dave was very personable. The peace and tranquility of having the canals to... read moreL2944RRhannahm
Hervorragend!! Diese Kanaltour ist absolut empfehlenswert! Capt. Dave ist ein erfahrener und unterhaltsamer Captain. Wir haben sehr viel gelacht!
Zu der... read moremaexymizer
Quite boats tour in the morning - you have the canals for yourself when the city is still asleep This was one of our highlights of our trip. We had the early morning tour and the canals were completely... read more165joanat
What an amazing experience! Couldn’t have asked for a nicer way to spend a rainy morning in Amsterdam. Dave’s boat... read morePaige
My captain was Hans. He was extremely friendly and personable. He had stories and images of events that happened... read moreMeredith
Did an early morning canal tour with Capt Dave and it couldn’t have been better! Weather was perfect. Pastries and... read moreSarah
Saturday morning 8am trip on Dave’s boat and it was fantastic. Dave is funny, friendly, knowledgable and passionate about Amsterdam... read moreSarah
Captain Dave’s tour of the Amsterdam canals was wonderful! Captain Dave is really funny, knowledgeable, and personable. He really tailored... read moreKatie
Great ride. The drinks and treats were a great addition. The ride was smooth and going early the canals were... read moreRyan
Captain Dave's cruise was really amazing! We went on a sunday morning, so there was very few on the canal.... read moreLauren
A must do!!! Captain Dave is such a funny guy, he made my morningSusana
We enjoyed this Experience so much. Literally we had all of the canals to ourselves, not encountering one other boat... read moreMarsharee
Captain of Charm Dave is a dedicated small group canal tour and boat Captain, doing a great job of entertaining his guests. You... read moreSightseerTimothy
This experience was incredible! Must do and only canal tour that I would go on! Captain Dave was funny and... read moreAdrienne
Could never recreate this on a large group experience, this is what Airbnb experiences are all about. Captain Dave was... read moreDavid
This tour was so awesome! From the very start, Captain Dave made us feel really welcome, and took the time... read moreJulia
Our tour took place during a clear morning and we were delighted to have participated! Captain Hans was a really... read moreLauren
A wonderful experience!! We did this the morning of our second day and I still think of it as one... read morePaige
Capt Dave experience was exceptional. The early morning boat ride was fantastic. It was really a once in a lifetime... read moreJason
Awesome morning canal tour! DO go in the morning despite getting up early. You have the canals to yourself and... read moreDelanie
We enjoyed so much with Captain Dave, even in this cold weather, we had butt warmers, blankets and hot... read moreCatalina
Very enjoyable experience! The canal was beautiful in the early morning. 10/10Maggie
This was our second time cruising the canals of Amsterdam with Captain Dave, and was every bit as enjoyable as... read moreChris And Mary
Fun captain! Awesome way to experience Amsterdam (learn history, see beauty, learn good tips on places to go) and captain... read moreApril
Highly recommend this lovely cruise This cruise with Captain Dave had been recommended to us by friends and we are so glad we took their... read moreWhitehouseq
Dave made us all very very welcome, a genuine guy who clearly loves what he's doing, a knowledgable and genial... read moreJonathan
We did an early morning cruise at 8 am. The canal was empty and even Captain Dave seemed to be... read moreMisao
Captain Hans filled in and did an amazing job! The sunrise looked absolutely beautiful in the canals and there was... read moreJacob
Great tour! Good way to see the light show. Captain Dave was very knowledgeable about the different art pieces. He... read moreEne
best captain ever!! Had blankets, coffee, he was polite and funny! captain Dave made this experience very memorable!Anela
An amazing boat ride! It was a very cold and rainy night, but we were warm with the heated seats... read moreJennifer
Great trip, we were the only boat on the canals for the entire ride, rare! Well worth the early start... read moreAmy
The boat tour with captain Dave was amazing! It was originally supposed to be in the morning but we got... read moreCharlotte
We took both the morning and evening cruise during our time in Amsterdam. Both were great, but the morning cruise... read moreAmber
Captain Dave is full of local knowledge and runs a very thoughtful tour - heated seats and blankets if it's... read moreMarie
Captain Dave is an excellent story teller coupled with is keen insight and understanding of Amsterdam past and present made... read moreMelanie
An outstanding tour! As the title promises we had the canals all to ourselves. It's cold in winter but the... read moreKaye
Beautiful Morning Boat Cruise! I was at first wary for such an early time as sunrise in Nov is at... read moreJessica
Beautiful and calm on the water during the early morning tour. We were the only boat out and it made... read moreAnna
CAPTAIN DAVE'S boat TOURS
—every day an adventure
—Before the hustle and bustle
—explore the canals
—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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