1. Poland
  2. Pomerania Province
  3. Gdansk
  4. Motława

Gdansk: Sunset Galley Boat Cruise through Imperial Shipyard

Product ID: 267182
See the city of Gdansk from a different perspective as you sail around the former Imperial Shipyard on a replica antique galley boat. Learn about the history of Gdansk, admire a selection of the city’s iconic landmarks, and watch the sunset.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Polish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire breathtaking views of the setting sun against the background of the shipyard
  • Explore the city of Gdańsk from a different perspective and discover unique places not accessible to walkers
  • Marvel at the Motlawa River Embankment with water gates leading to the city and picturesque tenement houses
  • See the Gdansk shipyard, the monuments on Granary Island, and remains of the Teutonic castle
  • Ride on a replica wooden galley boat
Full description
The cruise departs from the former Imperial Shipyard where the production of u-boats once took place. Situated next to the current shipbuilding yard, you have the unique opportunity to admire cranes, specialized ships, and exclusive yachts. As the sun begins to set, enjoy breathtaking views of the sky changing color against the industrial backdrop of the shipyard.

The cruise then sails along the Motlawa River Embankment, where you can see the remains of the Teutonic Castle and the Swan Tower. You can also admire the Water Gates that lead into the city as well as two of the city’s oldest and most beautiful gates, St. Mary’s Gate and Green Gate.

Continue the tour past Olowianka Island next, which has served many functions to the city over the years. Currently, on the island you can see the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, the Royal Granary, the National Maritime Museum, and the Stonemason’s Bridge. Sail by Green Bridge next which connects the old town of the city with Granary Island. Learn about how the island has been used over the years and see the remains of old granaries as well as the best-preserved granary, Blue Lamb.
  • Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Blanket
  • Life jacket
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

We are just next to 3 maritime containers https://goo.gl/maps/FQRPiafzRi25gHKF6

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Great tour, even greater tour guide

The tour was really interesting and gives you a different view of gdansk. You start in the industrial shipyards, before working your way to the old town under low bridges and narrow waterways. The host was incredibly knowledgable and a really friendly guy. As well as informing us of all the history of this beautiful city he also had a laugh and spoke to us about life in general. We were lucky enough to have timed it so that we were the only customers on the boat so it was essentially a private tour. I recommend laying the extra price to guarantee a private tour, it was excellent.

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September 30, 2019

Confusing start but good

It was difficult to find as there were no signs for the boat cruise and lots of people getting kayaks ready. The tour started late and the guide didn't say anything for the first 20 minutes which was a bit odd. Once everything started we thought the ride was really information and showed us lots that we wouldn't know about otherwise. They had blankets which was nice to make it all cosy.

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September 17, 2019

Awesome! I truly recommend it

We were only 2 people at that time so it felt like a private tour. The galley it's rather small so you can fit and see places that you wouldn't with a big ship. Wholeheartly recommend it !

September 7, 2019

Organized by

Fundacja Galar Gdański

Product ID: 267182