F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or you’re stepping aboard for the very first time, it’s totally normal to have a few questions. To make it simple for you, we’ve gathered some of the most common queries we get from our guests. If you don’t find an answer below, please feel free to contact us directly! We are always happy to help.

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We can pick you up anywhere within the city centre. Perhaps your hotel?  Otherwise we can also recommend the following addresses:

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We have a maximum of 10 guests per tour. This includes children.

Yes, we love meeting your furry friends!

Yes, you are allowed to bring a stroller.

Our boat is very comfortable and can be closed on all sides.

In addition, our seats are heated and we may offer cabin heating. If in spite of that you’d like to cancel, we understand and will offer you a refund. (please cancel at least 4 hours before the tour).

Firstly, thank you for choosing us to help plan this special moment! We are honored to assit you in planning the perfect proposal.
 
We recommend booking a 1-hour tour. The skipper will pick you and your loved one up at this location: Prinsengracht 397. 
 
You’ll then sail to a beautiful location where you can carry out the proposal.
 
We’ll discuss a specific song beforehand that functions as a cue for you to start the proposal. We also offer you a complementary bottle of Cava to celebrate!
 
The price of the tour is €90 on weekdays and Sunday. On Saturday, the tour is €120.
 
We’re also able to provide a bouquet of red roses for an additional surcharge of €25.
 
Our skipper will also be deligthed to photograph the proposal so you can return to this magical memory for years to come! 

Unfortunately, we do not have a wheelchair elevator on board and the boat is not big enough to place a wheelchair.

1. Do you offer catering on board?

We do not offer catering on board, but you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks for no additional fee. 

2. Are we allowed to bring some wine?

Wine not? Okay sorry. Yes, you are allowed to bring your own food and drinks on board, including wine or beer. 

3. Will you have a wine opener?
Yes, we have a wine opener on board. We always got you covered!

4. Glasses?
We have plastic glasses because glassware is not permitted on board. No need to to bring your own.

5. Will there be soft drinks available?
We may have San Pellegrino or Coca Cola soft drinks on board. As we can’t guarantee what will be stocked on the day of your tour, you are always encouraged to bring your own.

There are a few steps as you get on the boat that can feel steep to some. We are happy to assist you as you board to ensure that you feel safe.

Depending on the pick-up location, there are likely to be a few steps you’ll need to walk down to access the boat. You can always contact us to request a more accesable pick-up location if needed. 

There are a few places in Amsterdam where you can park. For parking in the city center, the Marnixstraat garage is your best bet. We can even pick you up for your canal tour at a dock located right beside the garage. 

Although it’s possible, it would be a very long tour (minimum 4 hours) and quite pricey. We can, of course, discuss this with you if you’re determined! Please contact us directly. 

We do not offer dinner cruises, but you are very welcome to take your own food (sushi, pizza or whichever you like).

We offer company tours all the time with great succes.

Naturally we offer a tax invoice for your administration.

We have a variety of locations where we can pick you up. Please refer to the ‘Pickup Locations’ list below for further information. If your location (restaurant, hotel, museum, home address) is not in the list, you can always ask us for info on the nearest location.

Skipper Paap is in popular demand and we totally understand why!  

However, Skipper Paap cannot be in two places at once. This means that some tours will be guided by one of our other talented skippers. 

Don’t worry, though! All of our skippers are equally skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. You will be in excellent hands no matter who you set sail with on your tour.

Enjoy the Canal Tour of a Lifetime!