FriendShips
FriendShips
4.5
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9:30 AM - 6:45 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:45 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:45 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:45 PM

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lorit376
Castro Valley, CA1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We rented a Friendships boat for two hours for a multi-generational family trip. We enjoyed being on the water and viewing the city from the canals. We did find the boat a bit tricky to steer in the beginning. Also, about one hour into the trip the controls started beeping. We kept motoring on and the beeping started again. Long story, we became worried the battery would die and we were concerned that we would be late. We arrived back 30 minutes early. We weren’t able to get a credit for another rental or a refund. They did say we could go out again, but honestly since we had children and seniors with us it wasn’t worth reloading into the boat. They said we should have called and they could have talked us through resetting the battery. Overall, fun but be prepared to deal with technical issues and not get your full money’s worth.
Written July 25, 2021
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Thomas K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Very kind and helpful staff. Thorough introduction. Fine boats incl life vests. Steering has some latency so do not push your luck at narrow passages and under bridges. It is not difficult but try to get used to the behavior of the boat so you won't bump into anything.

Book two or three hours to get most out of it enjoying seeing Copenhagen from the "seaside"... Two hours is enough to enjoy a quick picnic at the table on top of all the great sights..
Written June 15, 2020
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Thanks for your great and informative review. We appreciate you taking the time to write it. We hope to be able to welcome you back another time. :) Best, Anita
Written August 27, 2020
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Carsten Søgaard
Frederiksberg, Denmark16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Really nice experience. Nice and comfortable boats and friendly personnel. Speed let us enjoy the beauty of Copenhagen. Speed control was very easy and responsive .... however steering was slow and very unresponsive and took attention away from the beautiful sights .... a point for improvement. Thank you for a great time.
Written July 27, 2020
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Thanks for the great review and the feedback, which I have passed on to the right people. We are happy to hear that you had a great time, and we hope to see you back another time. :) Best, Anita
Written October 7, 2020
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Nick E
Copenhagen, Denmark57 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Don’t use FriendShips!
We were a group of 4 adults and 2 children, sightseeing in Copenhagen and thought this would be a fun activity.

Unfortunately, many events make us rate FriendShips as a very poor experience despite paying a high fee to use.

(1) The instructions before departure were very quickly said with not much chance to really hear and understand (despite 4 adults were listening) and (2) the contract you sign is way to broad in waving all liability on their part (legality of this should be disputed),
(3) while sailing we discovered the cushions were old and cracked and had soaked up a lot of water so all of us got very wet pants from sitting on them, (4) when we complained afterwards the staff did not hear us at all and just referred to an email, where we got a very unsatisfactory reply.
Written August 20, 2021
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Bristol-Traveller99
Bristol, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A really enjoyable hour spent touring the canals of Copenhagen, a great alternative to the tourist cruises. The family had great fun steering the boat, with only a few mishaps along the way - ending up facing the wrong way on one way canals!

The boats are electric motor powered, so you cruise along at a relaxed speed.

The team at FriendShips are helpful and polite.

Will definitely do this again on our next trip to Copenhagen.
Written August 30, 2022
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Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good experience with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you next time you are in Copenhagen.
Written December 5, 2022
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LMcPhater
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We revived to pick up our boat, at the scheduled time for our 2 hour allotted time. It took the staff 15 minutes to get us organized and tell us about the boat before we could go, then we were told we had to arrive back 10 minutes before the end of our time, so rather than get 2 hours we only get 1.5 hours. It was a good experience but the staff were not very friendly
Written August 5, 2020
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Thanks for your feedback. I am not sure if you booked the boat online or at the boathouse. However, when you book online you get a confirmation email where we ask you to arrive 15 minutes early, so you have time to get the instructions before your time on the water starts. Also, as stated when booking the boat online (and in the rental agreement) each rental hour equals 55 minutes on the water, just like you know it from the bowling alleys etc. as we need a little time to clean and charge the boat so it is nice and ready for the next group. From your review, it sounds like you booked the boat at our location and weren't given some information. We are very sorry about that. We are glad to hear that you had a good experience on the water though, and we hope to be able to welcome you back another time. Best, Anita
Written August 27, 2020
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Ariel L
Charlottesville, VA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Such a great time! We did the 1hr one and it went by so fast, but we got to see awesome views. We came late due to transport issues but they were able to swiftly accommodate us so we could get the full experience! Boat was also pretty fast and had a steering wheel in comparison to a tiller. Highly recommend going in the evening to catch the sunset and FriendShips is a better option compared to some other alternatives!
Written May 20, 2024
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bix
New York City, NY9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
I had an absolutely wonderful time renting a boat at friendships. There was a pretty big fire right next door that happened at our scheduled time and they were so good at calling back and letting us know when we’d be able to get on the water and they got us in right after it was safe again. It was so simple to learn how it operates and took less than 5 minutes before we were off! Definitely recommend and will absolutely enjoy this experience again whenever I make it back! Definitely an underrated way to view the city from the pretty views of the canals!
Written May 9, 2023
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Asle81
Rome, Italy38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Great alternative to the sightseeing boats if you don't mind not having a running commentary. 1hr is just enough to get around central Copenhagen and you can easily be 4-5 people in a boat. Great for a packed lunch.

More covid secure than being sat next to 50 other tourists.

If you want to stop, hop off, you need 2hrs.
Written August 1, 2021
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Jordana T
74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is the best way to explore the canals of Copenhagen. Pack for a picnic and spend a couple hours meandering up and down the canals getting an alternative view of the City. Staff explain things really well and the boats are easy to navigate safely. Nicely located as afterward stop at the nearby street food market for a drink, lunch or dinner.
Written July 14, 2022
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Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good experience with us. We hope you will visit us again next season.
Written December 5, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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