Another thing to add to your Copenhagen to-do list is going on a GoBoat (maybe not in the winter, it’s best on a super nice day). You basically sit on a boat with up to 8 of your friends, eat and drink as you drive around the canals. I KNOW RIGHT?
You can bring your own stuff, so Boy and I went and got a couple bottles of wine and some beer. If you ask the off-license/kiosk if they have plastic cups, they’ll most probably say yes. So we sat in the park and waited for Bea, who was bringing two of her friends visiting. Isn’t this cute?
Boy was overwhelming me with attention.
Once they arrived, we hopped on over to where you get set up.
We equipped ourselves with their blankets and map.
Once you get on the boat, one of their helpers comes on and asks you which route you want to go, and helps you out.
Then you’re underway! ZOOM ZOOM. (It’s not actually fast)
Be careful with your map – ours fell into the water a couple of times and we had to fish it out since we’d be lost without it.
I haven’t yet been on a proper canal tour of Copenhagen, so I think this was a nicer way to do it.
You get to see all the sights as well. Below is The Playhouse, which is one of the three opera houses here. Boy and I went to see a play here which was all in Danish, and where a man suddenly took off all his clothes about three times. ALL HIS CLOTHES.
We are still wondering what it was about.
There are some other boats around – lots of GoBoats, other companies and private boats too, so be aware of boat traffic (big ships will honk at you when you’re in the way and you think it’s about to crush you and you’ll die, as we found out).
There are plenty of other drunk people on the sea too, as we also found out.
And look, Paper Island!
And even paddleboarding?
We stopped the boat for a bit and enjoyed the views. I think that’s a floating trailer that someone lives in. Probably a CBS student who couldn’t get accommodation, ey?
We headed back through canals, some which I’m pretty sure we couldn’t go through because the bridges were so low that we had to duck our heads. We should’ve listened to the map more. And learnt to read Danish signs.
At least it was an adventure.
We made it back in one piece. I’m not going to lie, there was twice I thought it was the end, so I’ve never been happier. SUCCESS!