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Gothenburg Boat Rentals

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About Gothenburg

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and is a bustling metropolitan hub on the west coast. It has a reputation for it’s warm, hospitable people and is known for the university culture and stunning architecture. A lot of the city is structured around the port, which is the largest of all the Nordic countries.

The best time of year to visit Gothenburg is during the early summer months when the days are long and warm, but the crowds haven’t swarmed the city. July and August are the busiest and most expensive months, while May and June will see beautiful weather and more affordable prices. The winters in Gothenburg are cold with snow, and while it's a beautiful time to visit for Christmas markets, it will be too cold to enjoy time on a boat.

To get to Gothenburg, you can take a flight to Landvetter airport and from there take a bus shuttle into the city. If you’re coming from other places in Sweden or from Copenhagen, there are bus and train options available to the stations in Gothenburg.

Gothenburg Boat Rentals

With long stretches of inlets and canals, as well as access to thousands of islands and the sea, Gothenburg is a fantastic place to rent a boat. You can rent a yacht for a few hours of cruising or spend an entire week on a sleep aboard charter. Choose from rentals of small motor boats to full-service charters of large yachts. Depending on your group size and individual needs, there's a perfect boat rental or charter for you in Gothenburg.

If you enjoy to explore a city by wind power, check out your sailboat rental options in Gothenburg. Rent a sailboat or catamaran and spend hours cruising along, letting the wind take you around the gorgeous Swedish surroundings. Rent a sailboat on your own or charter one with a captain to handle all the navigation.

If you’d prefer to learn about the history of Gothenburg by boat instead of a walking tour, you can book a passenger boat tour of the city. These cruise boats are a great way to gain a new perspective on the surrounding area. Learn about Gothenburg's importance in the development and history of Scandinavia. It's also an excellent option for travelers who are older or unable to spend hours walking through city streets. It's a leisurely way to explore!

If you were hoping to catch some fish during your stay, check out fishing charters you can book from Gothenburg. A licensed captain will take you out on a boat to catch all sorts of fish, including cod, mackerel, and pollack. Enjoy a relaxing day of fishing with your fellow anglers while in Gothenburg.

Boating Events in Gothenburg

In August in Gothenburg, the Open Shipyards event takes over four different harbors. It's a boat show with hundreds of stunning boats on display. Thousands of boating and marine recreation enthusiasts travel from all over to attend this event and marvel at the beautiful boats.

Other Things To Do

While on land in Gothenburg, there’s plenty to do to enjoy the beauty of the city. Head to Slottsskogen garden for a day outside in nature. For historical tours and museum enthusiasts, pay a visit to Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg City Museum, and Maritiman for a look into the maritime history of the city. Wander the city streets and stop into some of its architectural landmarks, including the Gothenburg Cathedral, Oscar Fredrik Church, and Crown House.

For retail therapy, head to Nordstan for shopping while in Gothenburg. It has lots of unique as well as international brands and stores to visit. For food, be sure to try Swedish classics while in Gothenburg. Check out restaurants like Somm, 2112, and SK Mat & Människor.

With the university population in Gothenburg, there are lots of choices for exciting nightlife. Head to Locatelli for great cocktails and an inviting atmosphere. Pay a visit to Nefertiti to listen to some jazz. Dance the night away at Excet.

Marinas in Gothenburg

Some of the top marinas in Gothenburg include Gothenburg City Marina, Blue Marine, and Sandvik Marina, but there are hundreds located throughout the port that shapes the city. Take a stroll by the harbor and the marinas to get a look at stunning boats cruising in and out of their berths. Eat a meal at a nearby restaurant and relax with a beautiful view over the water.