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How GoBoat works

Everyone can sail a GoBoat. GoBoating does not require any license or sailing certificate. And at 3 knots (5-7 km/h) it's easy to steer the boat. Our crew will give your instructions before your departure.

Sailing with GoBoat is safe. More than a million people have sailed with us in over 15 locations.

You are your own captain and each boat can carry up to 8 people including babies and children. You can even bring your dog.

All boats carry life jackets. And of course we have life jackets for children.

Most but not all areas of the water are suited for sailing. Please see the map in the boat and below digitally.

Sailing a GoBoat

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You can drift on the water watching for instance ducks. To sail on, you just twist the tiller and you're off.

You can drift on the water watching for instance ducks. To sail on, you just twist the tiller and you're off.

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Yellow buoys indicate shallow water. Please keep your distance so the boat won't get stuck.

Yellow buoys indicate shallow water. Please keep your distance so the boat won't get stuck.

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GoBoat Max 4 Knob Sailing

A GoBoat typically sails 3-4 knots respecting the speed limits in most areas.

A GoBoat typically sails 3-4 knots respecting the speed limits in most areas.

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Rain poncho

When it's raining we recommend wearing waterproof clothing. We also sell biodegradable rain ponchos if needed.

When it's raining we recommend wearing waterproof clothing. We also sell biodegradable rain ponchos if needed.

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GoBoat's 4 No Go's

At GoBoat we have 4 No Go's: 1. You are not allowed to bring a speaker. 2. Bathing from the boats it not permitted. 3. It's forbidden to use the harbour as a toilet. 4. Max 2 units of alcohol per person.

At GoBoat we have 4 No Go's: 1. You are not allowed to bring a speaker. 2. Bathing from the boats it not permitted. 3. It's forbidden to use the harbour as a toilet. 4. Max 2 units of alcohol per person.

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Map of Harbour

Before heading out we recommend studying the map. All of our boats are equipped with a map, otherwise ask our staff.

Before heading out we recommend studying the map. All of our boats are equipped with a map, otherwise ask our staff.

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Dogs sailing with GoBoat

At GoBoat dogs are more than welcome. We don't have any life jackets for dogs, but you are welcome to bring your own.

At GoBoat dogs are more than welcome. We don't have any life jackets for dogs, but you are welcome to bring your own.

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People sitting around picnic table in a GoBoat

Our boats are designed with focus on social activity. The boats seats a maximum of 8 people around the central picnic table.

Our boats are designed with focus on social activity. The boats seats a maximum of 8 people around the central picnic table.

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instruction rules sailing friends goboat

A crew member will give you an intruduction on how to navigate the boat and a last brief safety instruction before you head out.

A crew member will give you an intruduction on how to navigate the boat and a last brief safety instruction before you head out.

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GoBoat Engine Steering Boat

To steer a GoBoat place your dominant hand on the handle. Be aware that it steers in the opposite direction to what you push the handle. Twist your wrist to the right to go forward and to the left to reverse.

To steer a GoBoat place your dominant hand on the handle. Be aware that it steers in the opposite direction to what you push the handle. Twist your wrist to the right to go forward and to the left to reverse.

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GoBoat spring couple

To sail a GoBoat no license or prior experince is required. The crew will give you an introduction on how to steer once you are seated in the boat.

To sail a GoBoat no license or prior experince is required. The crew will give you an introduction on how to steer once you are seated in the boat.

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Maps of the GoBoat harbors in Denmark

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Maps of the GoBoat harbors in Denmark

Copenhagen

Aarhus

Odense

Each location is unique with great sights to enjoy and important safety rules to respect. Therefore, when you sail with GoBoat we provide you with a physical map in the boat. You can view the map digitally here before to prepare yourself for a great sailing experience with friends or family.

Hungry or thirsty?

Sailing a picnic boat means food and drinks. You can bring your own, but otherwise we've got you! Our menu includes soft drinks, snacks, beer, wine even pizza and sandwiches - depending on the location.

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Safety information for sailing a GoBoat

Safety rules and how to use a GoBoat

How old do you have to be in order to sail a GoBoat?

The person who steers the boat must be 18 years old. There is no age restriction on being a passenger in the boat.

Does I need sailing experience or a sailing certificate to rent / sail a GoBoat?

You don't need a sailing certificate or previous experience to rent og sail a GoBoat. We'll teach you the rules and how to steer when you arrive (please be there 15 min prior to departure).

We'll send you instructional information on email when you book as well.

Can I rent or drop off a GoBoat anywhere else but your location?

No. You need to board the boat at our location so you can can get instructions on how to steer the boat and the rules. And you need to bring back the boat to the same location.

How many people can be in a GoBoat?

The GoBoat has a maximum capacity of 8 persons. This number also includes children and babies.

What about life jackets?

All boats have 8 life jackets on board in the storage compartment on the boat. We also have life jackets for children and babies. Please ask the crew as these are stored on land

Is it allowed to sail in all areas on the water?

Depending on where you sail some areas are off limits for safety reasons either regulated by the authorities or by us.

Please have a look at the maps of each location to see where you can and cannot sail. LINK

Where is the nearest defibrillator to GoBoat?

Copenhagen: We have a defibrillator in our pavilion at GoBoat Islands Brygge 10.
Odense: You’ll find one at Ejerforeningen Promenaden in the entrance to Promenadebyen 2.
Aarhus: At BESTSELLER at Inge Lehmannsgade 2. It’s located right of the main entrance to BESTSELLER on the building with the stairs down to the parking basement.

Generally you can find the nearest defibrillator on your sailing route here or download the app TrygFonden Hjertestart.

For further details, please read our FAQ for all questions answered.