Basel RegionSwitzerland

Passenger cruises on the Rhine

Experience Basel and its surrounding area from the water! From pleasure trips with a barbecue, captain’s dinners, and on-board murder mystery parties, to gourmet cuisine served on board, the Basler Personenschifffahrt passenger boat company leaves no stone unturned. Have you always dreamt of celebrating your wedding or birthday on a boat? Then why not contact us to arrange hiring a crewed vessel for your personal use?

From Tuesdays to Sundays, passenger boats sail daily from the tri-border region of Germany, France, and Switzerland, through the city of Basel and the surrounding region, and into Rheinfelden in the canton of Aargau. Marvel at diverse urban and rural scenery, countryside, and architecture as well as the historical constructions dotted along the Rhine, including the Birsfelden and Augst locks and various cargo harbors.

Lock cruise: Travel past the two hydroelectric plants at Birsfelden and Augst on the trip from Basel to Rheinfelden. The journey is a fascinating way of experiencing the mighty river from a unique, thrilling perspective, making it an ideal trip for families with children, schools, and clubs.

Lunch Boat: Hop aboard the Lunch Boat and dine on board in complete tranquility as you sail past the scenic city. Our kitchen staff will treat you to an exquisite daily menu.

City and harbor round trip: No sightseeing trip to Basel is complete without a city and harbor round trip on the Rhine. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere on board. Best combined with a coffee and cake or an aperitif!