INDIVIDUAL CHARTERING OF MOTOR-BOATS (HOUSEBOATS) IN THE VISTULA DELTA NEAR GDAŃSK, ON THE LOWER VISTULA AND NEAR ELBLĄG - THE OSTRÓDA-ELBLĄG CANAL

The cruise begins and ends in the RYBINA Marina (GPS N: 54° 17' 6" E: 19° 7' 4") - RYBINA - SPECIFIC MAP - convenient driving access (a car park), we can arrange the transfer from the railway station and airport in Gdańsk. Near the Marina (ca. 100m) there are groceries / general stores (also open on Saturdays and Sundays until late, which enables shopping right before the cruise). 

You may also do your shopping en route, most of the stores (usually open until late night) are located near the waterway.

A standard charter is for 7 days (and multiplicity of 7 days) - from a Sunday 12.00 noon to a Saturday 12.00 noon (individually we can fix shorter or longer duration of the cruises) 

RECOMMENDED ROUTES

1. THE ŻUŁAWY RING
Rybina - Elbląg - Malbork - Gniew - Tczew - Gdańsk - Rybina,
ca. 200 km, ideal for 7 days

2. THE ŻUŁAWY RING + THE OSTRÓDA-ELBLĄG CANAL:
Rybina - Elbląg - The Ostróda-Elbląg Canal – Iława and/or Ostróda  - Elbląg - Malbork -Gniew - Tczew - Gdańsk - Rybina,  ca. 340-500 km, ideal for 14 days 

3. THE OSTRÓDA-ELBLAG CANAL:
Rybina - Elbląg - The Ostróda-Elbląg Canal – Iława and/or Ostróda  - Elbląg - Rybina,
ca. 200-320 km, ideal for 7-14 days 

The map of recommended routes (Google Maps) | The map of recommended routes (PDF)

It is not a problem to explore the recommended routes within the suggested time limit and it is no tiring, there is always enough time for relaxation and admiring the unusual nature or seeing the numerous sight-seeing values of the region (magnificent towns and cities, interesting historical objects, hydro-engineering structures - canal locks, drawbridges and a lot of other items) 

The area has a good tourist infrastructure (including the aquatic one) that will be largely developed soon, as part of the project co-funded by the EU. 

The amended regulations concerning the licenses required for steering motor boats have allowed us to charter the yachts without a license. Thanks to the use of the so-called pulling boat engines we are capable of maintaining the existing operation parameters. Simply speaking, we may compare the yacht's pulling engine to an off-road car with a power reducer. Therefore, our engines perfectly prove themselves on rivers. 

Prior to the cruise start, we organize a 2-5 -hour training for you, after which you will be able to steer the yachts yourselves. However, if somebody does not feel fit to steer the yacht and does not want to do it, they may hire a skipper 

The charteree will be provided with precise maps and sailing directions in Polish, English and German, including valuable organizational and tourist tips. 

We provide a full scope of technical assistance and logistic support en route. 

The yachts have full insurance coverage in the scope of CASCO [Comprehensive Insurance]; OC [civil Liability] of the skipper and NW [Accident] of the whole crew. 

Each yacht has comfortable sleeping places for 6-7 people (each participant will be provided with a sleeping bag and a blanket) and cabinets to put the clothes and personal things in. 

The yachts assure the complete comfort during the long trip - the standard facilities, in addition to a WC and shower with hot water, include central heating from, fully furnished kitchen with a refrigerator, hot and cold water and the dishes. Thanks to the large fuel and water tanks provided, the vessels are practically self-sufficient YACHTS 

However, if someone gets tired with the camping life, they may use one of the hotels, inns or camping sites located ashore, cooperating with us and take a shower or stay overnight there, instead aboard the yacht. 

Each vessel is also equipped with everything that is necessary in water, including  the complete set (for all the passengers) of bicycles* to do sightseeing after landing (AGAINST EXTRA PAYMENT). 
*the charters on the Ostróda-Elbląg Canal are without the bicycles due to the low bridges 

In order to examine the booking principles, please click Contact.

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What do you have to take with you for the cruise ?
Please, find below the list of basic equipment recommended by us. Of course, this is not all ...

  • Warm clothes - polar jackets/jumpers, trousers, etc., cap, gloves
  • Waterproof coats, jackets and trousers
  • Hot weather clothes
  • Sunglasses and sun cap
  • Sun tan cream
  • Shoes to walk in water, slides or trainers (the bottom is sandy, but sometimes you must walk on stones - you will need protection against cutting your feet)
  • Sleeping bag cases (the sleeping bags and blankets are provided)
  • Wellingtons (if you have)

 

GROUP CHARTERS AS SCHEDULED ALL ALONG THE VISTULA

The route has been divided into 4 sections, each ca. 200 km long. It takes 7 days to pass one section (from Sunday, ca. 12:00 noon to Saturday, ca. 12:00 noon).. 

Due to the fact that the charter is like a regular rally, the start and finish points differ each time.

For the people coming in their own cars we organize guarded paid car park and transport back to the cruise starting point - please call us for details.

In order to assure safety and comfort, all the five yachts cruise in a group. The first vessel is steered by a professional skipper whose responsibilities include without limitation: finding and demarcation of the correct route on the river and the mooring points, arranging sightseeing and other attractions (restaurants, barbecues, grill), guiding, supplies (water, fuel, food) and in-water/inland care - the permanent touch with the skipper is provided through the CB radio aboard each yacht. 

However, the crews of the particular yachts may spend their time individually, independently of the other participants, choosing what interests them most out of our offer.

In addition to the skippers care, in more difficult situations that might from time to time occur, your help may be necessary in order to lead the yacht out of a shoal, etc.

The yachts have full insurance coverage in the scope of CASCO [Comprehensive Insurance]; OC [civil Liability] of the skipper and NW [Accident] of the whole crew.

Each yacht has comfortable sleeping places for 6-7 people (each participant will be provided with a sleeping bag and a blanket) and cabinets to put the clothes and personal things in.

The yachts assure the complete comfort during the long trip - the standard facilities, in addition to a WC and outside shower with hot water, include central heating from TRUMA, fully furnished kitchen with a refrigerator, hot and cold water and the dishes. Thanks to the large fuel and water tanks provided, the vessels are practically self-sufficient - for more information see the section YACHTS

However, if someone gets tired with the camping life, they may use one of the hotels, inns or camping sites located ashore, cooperating with us and take a shower or stay overnight there, instead aboard the yacht. 

Each vessel is also equipped with everything that is necessary in water, including  the complete set (for all the passengers) of bicycles to do sightseeing after landing (AGAINST EXTRA PAYMENT)..

The amended regulations concerning the licenses required for steering motor boats have allowed us to charter the yachts without a license. Thanks to the use of the so-called pulling boat engines we are capable of maintaining the existing operation parameters. Simply speaking, we may compare the yacht's pulling engine to an off-road car with a power reducer. Therefore, our engines perfectly prove themselves on rivers. Prior to the cruise start, we organize a 2-hour training for you, after which you will be able to steer the yachts yourselves. However, if somebody does not feel fit to steer the yacht and does not want to do it, they may hire a skipper

In order to examine the booking principles, please click Contact.

We offer you LAST MINUTE super prices. 


What do you have to take with you for the cruise ?

  • Please, find below the list of basic equipment recommended by us. Of course, this is not all ...
  • Warm clothes - polar jackets/jumpers, trousers, etc., cap, gloves
  • Waterproof coats, jackets and trousers
  • Hot weather clothes
  • Sunglasses and sun cap
  • Sun tan cream
  • Shoes to walk in water, slides or trainers (the bottom is sandy, but sometimes you must walk on stones - you will need protection against cutting your feet)
  • Sleeping bag cases (the sleeping bags and blankets are provided)
  • Wellingtons (if you have)