• General FAQ
    • What is BoatNow?

      Ahoy! We are an Amsterdam based platform aiming to enhance the experience of sailing on the canals of the city. We believe that people should be able to order a boat wherever they want, whenever they want. Our list of boats is updated daily and therefore we are sure they adhere to international safety standards.

    • Does BoatNow also have an app?

      Our app can be downloaded (free!) for Iphone and Android

    • What is a Free Request?

      Like it says, totally free of charge. You let us know where you want to be picked up and we send you a message within minutes to see which of our available boats are around.

    • What is the difference between Boat Now and Boat Later?

      With Boat Now we guarantee you to step aboard a boat in under 60 minutes from now. With Boat Later you can be assured of the availability of your favourite boat well in advance.

    • What if no boats are around?

      We’ll still contact you by phone to see how we can help you out. Perhaps there is a boat available a few tram stops away!

    • Which different boats can I sail?

      Select ‘boat later’ to see an overview of the boats we have available. Use the search filter to select for the amount of passengers or type of boat and click ‘Free Request’. We’ll contact you within minutes!

    • Are all boats always available?

      We have unique tools to determine whether or not a particular boat is available. Send us a Free Request and we’ll let you know.