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Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

1. Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

Discover Gdańsk from the water on board a replica of a Polish river ship used for over 400 years. Used mainly in the 18th century, this intimate, wooden, and spacious 12-seater boat will take you to places large ships are unable to go and thanks to the low number of passengers, you'll feel at ease and special. Start the cruise from the former Gdańsk Shipyard that once was a workplace for nearly 18,000 people and unavailable to visitors for over 170 years. Gdansk Shipyard was established after 1945 in place of the former German shipyards. It was here that the "Solidarity" movement began in 1980, leading to the fall of communism in Poland. Next, cruise on Motława River in the center of the Old Town. You’ll see many tourist attractions, including the ruins of the Teutonic castle, water gates leading to the city, the famous wooden crane from the 15th century, charming old tenement houses, and their new setting. Follow a route that will also show you monuments and new buildings of Ołowianka and the Granary Island. This trip is also a unique and only opportunity to see up close specialist vessels, Gdansk port cranes that are the symbol of the city, and the internal quay of the Port of Gdansk.

Gdańsk: Sunset Cruise on a Historic Polish Boat

2. Gdańsk: Sunset Cruise on a Historic Polish Boat

Experience breathtaking views of the setting sun against the background of shipyard cranes. Discover Gdańsk from a water perspective onboard a replica of a Polish riverboat used for over 400 years. An intimate, wooden and spacious 12-seater boat will take you to places unavailable to large ships, and thanks to the low number of passengers, feel at ease and special. Start the cruise from the former areas of the Gdańsk Shipyard, which was unavailable to visitors for over 170 years. Next, go on a cruise on Motława - the center of the Old Town. See many tourist attractions, including the ruins of the Teutonic castle, water gates leading to the city, the famous wooden crane from the 15th century, charming old tenement houses and their new setting. Follow a route that will also show you monuments and new buildings of the Ołowianka Island and Granary Island. This trip is also a unique and only opportunity to see up close specialist vessels, Gdansk cranes.

Gdańsk: Motlawa River Sightseeing Catamaran Cruise

3. Gdańsk: Motlawa River Sightseeing Catamaran Cruise

Explore the sights along the Motlawa River in Gdańsk on this sightseeing catamaran cruise. Step back in time as you learn about the history of the city's most famous monuments from your audio guide. Admire sights like Polish Hook cape, Ołowianka Island, and Granary Island. Start your sailing adventure from the water tram stop on the left bank of the Old Motlawa district at the Green Bridge extension of Dluga Street. Get up close to the Green Gate and sail past the 15th-century crane attached to the National Maritime Museum. Cruise by the vibrant fish market and the modern apartment blocks in Brabank. Check out the old boats in the Gdansk Marina and see part of the Vistula river. Capture pictures of the Polish Hook cape and large industrial cranes in the Gdansk Shipyards. Go by the remains of a wall a Teutonic Castle and sail along the Dlugie Pobrzeze promenade. See how the warehouse ruins on Granary island have been redeveloped and take in views of Ołowianka Island. End your tour by returning to Green bridge.

Gdańsk: Sightseeing Cruise around the Old Town of Gdansk

4. Gdańsk: Sightseeing Cruise around the Old Town of Gdansk

Marvel at the sights of Gdańsk with a private sightseeing cruise on the Motlawa River. Glide quietly through the water aboard an eco-friendly, electric boat and see the city from a different perspective. Hop aboard and begin your Gdańsk sightseeing adventure. Sit back and relax in comfortable seating with plush pillows and blankets. Feel free to buy a drink from the onboard mini-bar as well. Sail past the city's historic water gates including St. Mary's Gate, Stragglers Gate, St. John's Gate, and the Holy Spirit Gate. Admire the famous red brick crane, the Soldek Museum, and the World War II Museum from the water. Pass the Olowianka Footbridge and see the former warehouses on Granary Island which have been transformed into a chic neighborhood. Return to the starting point at the end of the cruise. Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your interest in our offer of cruises around Gdansk. We offer hour-long cruises end to 40 minutes in length, covering routes throughout the city center of Gdansk. The final route of the cruise is to be agreed upon. The cost of the cruise is 55 PLN per person, which includes the supervision of two skippers. Our boat can accommodate up to 8 people. Our boat is equipped with a sound system that can be connected via Bluetooth. We highly recommend the cruise route, which includes, among others, the Green Bridge, the Blue Lamb Museum, the Frog Crow, the Cow Gate, the Green Gate, the Island of Granaries, the Water Gates: St. Mary's, Straganiarska, St. John's, Holy Spirit, Gdansk, Crane-Crane, St. Spirit Bridge, Gdansk Marina, Sołdek Museum, Lead Bridge, Second World War Museum, Polish Hook, Imperial Shipyard, Gdansk Shipyard, New Motlawa, and the Stone Lock. Our boat is located in the heart of Gdansk, near the Green Bridge. After crossing the bridge and facing Dlugi Targ (where Neptune is located), the boat will be on the left side of the bridge. To easily find our location, we recommend entering the "Boat & Bike" into Google Maps navigation. We warmly invite you to join our cruises!

Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

5. Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

Explore Gdańsk, Poland, on a yacht tour along Motlawa River. Sightsee monuments with friends or family from the water. During the cruise, learn about the history of the city's most famous monuments from a recording. Start your adventure from the water tram stop on the left bank of Old Motlawa at the Green Bridge extension of Dluga Street. The cruise route includes the Green Bridge, the Crane, the fish market, Brabank, Gdansk Marina, Vistula, Polish Hook, the shipyards, and then back to the Green Bridge. See the remains of the wall of Teutonic Castle, the Long Seacoast (Dlugie Pobrzeze) with water gates leading to the city, the famous 15th-century crane, Ołowianka Island, and Granary Island. On the way back to the Green Bridge at the end of the tour, stop by the Marina of Gdańsk.

Gdansk: City Sightseeing Tour by Golf Cart

6. Gdansk: City Sightseeing Tour by Golf Cart

We invite you to explore Gdansk with us in a comfortable golf cart! Enjoy seeing the most interesting and historical places in the city and its history. Our well-prepared guides focus on making your tour a unique and unforgettable experience. We are dedicated to customers satisfaction. The tour we offer are suitable for people of all ages and also for people with disabilities. We also offer personalized tours. If you have any concerns or special requests you want to make, please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to assist you. Do you want to get to know the city of Gdańsk, its history and culture up close, making your tour with us will be the best option. Welcome!

Gdansk: Sunset Kayak Tour

7. Gdansk: Sunset Kayak Tour

Many visitors to Gdansk opt for a cruise, but a kayak tour allows you to explore a unique side of the city. Embark on a beginner-friendly kayak your with easy-to-learn techniques — a must-do for any tourist in this beautiful Polish port city. Gain a different perspective on the historical value of the Main City in the evening, as you paddle through canals.  Take advantage of the freedom to access locations inaccessible to cruise ships. As you paddle down the river, pass 2 of Gdansk's main islands, Granary Island and Olowianka Island. Make your way past attractions such as The Crane, Olowianka Footbridge, the beautiful Radunia Canal, as well as Gdansk Shipyard and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic.

Gdansk: Scenic Evening Yacht Cruise with mulled wine

8. Gdansk: Scenic Evening Yacht Cruise with mulled wine

The cruise will start from the quay - at the Footbridge - Wartka Street (meeting point marked in photos) We will see the Main Town (Old Town), we will pass under the Crane itself - beautifully lit and Granary Island - teeming with life, and then we will go into the canal of the Port of Gdansk - we will see all the monuments and unique marine structures and ships - at work, unloading, loading, under repair or freshly launched!!! We will pass the Remontowa Shipyard, Wisłoujście Fortress and Westerplatte. The cruise will take place on a large and comfortable yacht of the Premium Yachting fleet. The yacht has two decks: external and internal, where you can take shelter in case of bad weather. There are also toilets on the yachts. Most of the cruise takes place in the port of Gdańsk using an engine. The exit from the port is quite long, and along the way we will see many interesting objects and port life. We reach the mouth of the port into the Bay of Gdańsk and there, depending on the weather conditions, we enter the bay for a moment or turn back before it.

Gdansk: Guided Kayak Tour

9. Gdansk: Guided Kayak Tour

Join a kayak tour and experience Gdansk by the water. Many tourists take ferry rides, but a kayak tour allows you to explore a side of the city most people don't see. Enjoy a beginner-friendly kayak tour with easy-to-learn techniques. Gain a different perspective on the historical value of the Main City, paddle through canals, and enjoy the freedom to access locations inaccessible to tourist ferries.  As you paddle down the river, pass two of Gdansk's main islands, Granary Island and Olowianka Island, and make your way past attractions such as The Crane, Olowianka Footbridge, the beautiful Radunia Canal, as well as Gdansk Shipyard, and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic. 

Gdansk: Winter Kayaking Tour

10. Gdansk: Winter Kayaking Tour

Explore the Motława River and the Radunia Canal on this kayaking tour in Gdansk. Stay warm in a dry suit and wear paddle muffles to protect your hands from the cold.  Meet your guide, then put on your life jacket and drysuit. Hop into your tandem kayak, which has been fitted with a spray skirt to prevent water from getting into the kayak. Slip your hands into the paddle muffler, which will keep your hands dry and toasty.  Set out on the Motława to see the towering green cranes of the shipyard. Admire the churches and brightly colored apartment blocks in the Old Town. Uncover romantic scenes as you travel down the Radunia. View the red-brick medieval granaries that have been restored on Olowianka and Granary Island. Cruise under the Olowianka Footbridge and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate before heading back to the starting point. Due to the sizes of the drysuits we are only able to accept bookings for persons aged 15 and above. All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Every participant has to be able to communicate in English. The tour takes place in rain or shine.

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Best City Tour ever! Ddon't be afraid of cold weather. You will be very well equipped. I did the tour at -4 degrees. The river was partially frozen and we sailed between ice floes. Still, I was warm the whole time. The guide is very nice and takes care of everything. Unforgettable!

Guide Maciej was great - extremely informative & sincere - projects caring. I highly recommend him & the tour- also , he is very safe driver Marty

Lovely way to spend the evening prior to dinner. Well wrapped up with blankets & a Mulled wine. Lovely way to see the port.

Interesting and educational and just the right length with a knowledgeable, entertaining guide.

Very nice experience. Guide had a lot of fun facts to tell. I highly recommend it!