Boat trip in the historical heart of Ghent.

It will be our pleasure to take you on an informative boat trip through out the city of Ghent and to let you discover the period of the Middle Ages. See the silent witnesses of the prestigious and glorious past : the beautiful house fronts of the Graslei, the big old meat-market, the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts. Admire the only typical wooden housefront.
You will surely go home with an unforgettable idea of Ghent

OPEN and COVERED boats are at your disposal

Departure: Graslei (Gent-Watertoerist)

The most beautiful site, the Graslei, is the departure for a boat trip of 40 minutes
along the “Lys” and the “Lieve” to the “Rabot Towers”

Opening hours

Individual tourist

  • From April 1st untill October 15th: open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 o’clock.
  • From October 16th untill March 31st: open daily from 11:00 to 16:00 o’clock.
  • Closed on 25/12 and 01/01
  • On 24/12 and 31/12 open untill 2 pm (last departure)

Boat trip of 40 minutes


  • Adult:  € 7,00
  • 65+ / Student / Disabled person: € 6,50
  • Citizen of Ghent:  € 6,00
  • Child (3 y – 11 y): € 4,00

Private Boat Charter with captain as your guide

  • open or covered boat (private) untill 6 pm
  • Rental of private boat with guidance
  • € 130,00 for 40 minutes for max. 20 persons
  • € 170,00 for 60 minutes for max. 20 persons
  • Per extra person: € 8,50 supplement
  • Rental private ecological boat ‘Electr’eau’ (max. 11 people)
  • € 100,00 for 40 minutes boat trip
  • € 140,00 for 60 minutes boat trip
  • After 6 pm: price on request


– The above mentioned prices are valid for the open and covered boats
– At any time the route can be changed
– Due to the concept of the boat it is not possible to visit every location with
a covered boat
– Guidance during the boat excursion is in E/D/F/G
Spanish and Italian guidance is possible on request