Gdansk: Boat Cruise on Motlawa River
Sightseeing of Gdansk from the water is an extremely interesting and original experience that we can provide you by renting one of our fantastic catamarans. Our boats can go where big ships can’t so during your private cruise you will be able to admire picturesque views of the city. We can book both a large catamaran for organized groups and smaller, more intimate ones. Depending on the amount of time you have, we offer several variants of such cruises:
Option 1 – 1 hour cruise from the Old Town to the Gdansk Shipyard and back
We start it from the quay of Targ Rybny. It is the area from which you can see the famous Crane – one of the symbols of Gdansk and Granary Island. You will also admire the building of National Maritime Museum and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic. After a short, pleasant cruise we will reach the area of the Gdansk Shipyard located at the confluence of the Motlawa and the Dead Vistula river. Gdansk Shipyard is a world famous site for being a place of strikes of December 1970 and August 1980 during communism era in Poland. It is site closely related with the history of Lech Walesa and Solidarity movement. Then we turn around and come back to the quay in the Old Town.
Option 2 – 2 hour cruise from the Old Town to the Gdansk Shipyard and Westerplatte and back
We start it from the quay of Targ Rybny and follow exactly the same water route as in option 1, but after reaching the Gdansk Shipyard we continue our cruise further. We will pass industrial wharves with export goods of the largest port in Poland and the Wisloujscie Fortress which is a monument of fortification art. Finally we will get to Westerplatte – small peninsula where first shots of World War 2 were fired from German battleship Schleswig-Holstein towards Polish military depot. You will be able to admire here from the water side the famous Monument to the Defenders of the Coast. Then we turn around and come back to the quay in the Old Town.
On your request we can also arrange longer cruises up to 3 or even 4,5 hours.
During the cruise in both options described above, there is an English audio guide on the boat available. On special request we can also provide the service of private live guide in chosen language.
*there is a minimum of 10 people in a group to arrange such private cruise
We can adjust the size of the boat/catamaran to the size of the group.
For more details and prices – please contact us