A boatwill come

Sailing, pleasure rides and boat hire

Welcome aboard!

A sea without ships is like a holiday with no sunshine. If you have been sailing on the Baltic Sea yourself, you will be familiar with the wonderful feeling of being at one with the wind and the waves. You just leave your worries, stress and bad mood behind on land. Whether you’re in a sailing boat or a motorboat, a traditional sailing vessel or a comfortable pleasure boat, a pedalo or a SUP2GO – an excursion on the water simply has to be part of your dream holiday by the sea in Travemünde. Cast off!

The captain’s always right!

Iron law

What types of boat can you hire in Travemünde?

Lübeck Bay is a paradise for all fair weather captains as it offers space galore and ideal conditions for an excursion on the water. You can hire many conventional types of boat in Travemünde from the small dinghy “Optimist” to the lightning fast catamaran “Tornado” and various types of motor yacht. If you don't have the right boat licence for what you want to charter, you can get one after a one or two-week course at the sailing schools in Travemünde.

What awaits you in the Lübeck Bay?

Lübeck Bay offers the ideal area for beginners and sailing fans. The wind is generally calm and blows seaward. This gives landlubbers all the time in the world to get used to the water and its specific laws. There are no strong currents or dangerous shallows – and there's a safe harbour every ten kilometres, where you can berth, relax and, of course, get some refreshment. Then there's the idyllic countryside between Wustrow and Fehmarn: Depending on the wind, in summer you can sail either westward or eastward into peaceful bays where you can swim from the boat. And navigating up the Trave to Lübeck is also plain sailing, by the way, as the wide river only has a light current. This cruise with virgin nature on both sides is a very special experience for dinghy sailors.

Sailing up the estuary to Lübeck in a panoramic boat

Relax and enjoy a small boat trip on the Trave on board a comfortable panoramic boat. This roughly 90-minute trip on the estuary from Travemünde to Lübeck 20 kilometres away leads through the wonderful river landscape of the Trave – past the nature conservation area of Dummersdorfer Ufer and the picturesque fishing village of Gothmund. Shortly before the gates of the old Hanseatic city, the ship passes Schellbruch, an idyllic nature conservation area on the bank of the Trave. Use your visit to Lübeck for a leisurely stroll through the historical Old Town. Return to Travemünde by boat or take the bus or train.

Experience sailing at first hand during Travemünde Sailing Week

Travemünde Sailing Week is the second largest, and probably the most beautiful sailing event in the world. Every year, over 1,500 active sailors from all over the world come to the town to take part in international competitions over the regatta courses in Lübeck Bay. Experience live the unique combination of high-class sailing and maritime festival on the Trave and Strandpromenade!

Finn alone on board

About the Opti and the desire to sail

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Big ships in sight

The cruise terminal on Ostpreußen quay is located on Vorderreihe at the heart of Travemünde. Cruise liners up to 200 metres in length berth here, contributing international flair to the resort with their passengers from all over the world. If you sit in a café on Vorderreihe, you can almost reach out and touch the ships. Larger cruise liners such as the MS “Queen Elizabeth” from the Cunard line can moor at the neighbouring Scandinavia Quay. You can detect the scent of the big wide world on Travemünde’s Scandinavia Quay, one of the largest RoRo and ferry ports in Europe. From here you can travel to Sweden, Finland, Lithuania and Latvia. A genuine hub in the Baltics!

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