1 Hour
Harbour Cruise

We offer you canal tours
to the historic Speicherstadt
and harbour cruises
to the large container
ports all year round.

2 Hours
Harbour Cruise XXL

2 hours of information
and sightseeing about
our fascinating Port
of Hamburg with
first-hand explanations.

1 Hour
Light Cruise

Beautiful evening cruise to the historic and illuminated Speicherstadt and through the sea of lights of the Port of Hamburg.

2 Hours
Harbour Cruise
to Blankenese

2-hour round cruise on our modern passenger ships. Along the picturesque banks of the Elbe, past Blankenese and the Airbus plant.


Plan your event individually with us.
We will make your dream come true on the Elbe.

From our elegant passenger ships to our maritime launches, we make every event an unique experience.

Upcoming events

  • 14. August | 7:30 pm

    Anniversary Cruise: 20 Years of Queen Mary 2 in the Port of Hamburg

    incl. aperitif



The Rainer Abicht Elbreederei is your competent partner in the Port of Hamburg. With 31 vessels, Rainer Abicht Elbreederei has the largest and most versatile fleet in the Port of Hamburg.

Our popular one-hour harbour cruises, the extended two-hour XXL cruises and dreamlike light cruises take place 365 days a year.

The impressive scenery of the container ports with their large and small pots, the world-famous St. Pauli Landungsbrücken, the historic Speicherstadt (UNESCO World Heritage Site), our Hamburg landmarks – the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall in HafenCity or St. Michael’s Church (Michel) – are among the TOP Hamburg sights that are most beautiful from the water on board our ships.

Captains of our fleet steer the vessels safely through the Port of Hamburg and the canals of the Hanseatic city – or even to your desired destinations. They have interesting facts and all kinds of anecdotes in tow, or as we say in Hamburg: “Döntjes”.

Whether there is sunshine or rain and blowing wind … A harbour tour with the Rainer Abicht Elbreederei is a go-to idea at any time!

On board of our stern wheeler LOUISIANA STAR, our elegant passenger ships and traditional as well as modern luxury launches, all events can be realised exclusively.

Our beloved public experience and event cruises at Easter and the traditional Hamburg Harbour Birthday, Hamburg Cruise Days, Blue Port as well as New Year’s Eve offer you the perfect box seat on the Elbe. Down the Elbe we take you to the Glückstädter Matjeswochen (soused herring festival) or to the world’s largest sailing event, the annual Kiel Week.

Whether it’s a harbour trip, an excursion, a launch cruise, a family celebration, a wedding, a bachelor party or an exclusive company event – whoever boards with us will immediately feel the much-sung happiness of Hans Albers’ great freedom around the Port of Hamburg and the historic Speicherstadt (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Not only do we feel at home in Hamburg, we also take you safely to your desired destination: e.g. to Glückstadt or to Kiel Week.

With Abicht you are in with the action, not out on the sidelines!

Audio Guide App

Standard translator tools? You don´t need it anymore! Instead you will find 6 languages in our new RainerAbicht App. Our app also offers you comprehensive informations about our harbor tours, your personal favorite ship and current events.

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