Gdansk Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Gdansk Cruises & boat tours

Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

1. 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.

Gdańsk: Motlawa River Sightseeing Catamaran Cruise

2. 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.

Sopot: Sunset Yachting Experience

3. Sopot: Sunset Yachting Experience

Enjoy a pickup from your English-speaking driver and enjoy the 30 minutes ride. Head towards Sopot Marina and get ready for the tour to start.  Go onboard a 12-meter yacht and enjoy a 2-hour yachting experience during sunset. Relax and have a glass of prosecco while taking in the beautiful scenery.  At the end of the tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel or Gdansk City Centre.

Private Westerplatte Tour by Car or Cruise Transport

4. Private Westerplatte Tour by Car or Cruise Transport

This tour is designed to give you an insider's view of the area's tumultuous past, while at the same time, showing you its current beauty. Westerplatte was for centuries a military base for many different armies, most people associate it with a date: the 1st of September 1939. Even though other Polish cities were attacked a few minutes earlier than Westerplatte, this place is the symbol for the beginning of the Second World War. Here 200 Polish soldiers heroically fought the Nazis which outnumbered them by 8 times. Nowadays in Westerplatte you can see the remaining Guardhouse No.1 and the remains of a barracks. The whole area is quite small so you will walk though it. You will see a small military cemetery and a huge Monument to the defenders of the Polish Coast. A large monument pays tribute to those Polish defenders and marks the spot where the entire world was plunged into war just 60 years ago. The Westerplatte tour is offered in 2 options: Standard option: First you will be picked up from your hotel in Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot. Of course your private guide will be with you during whole trip so you will get information about the history of Gdansk and Westerplatte already in the car. Alternative option (cruise): You are going to meet your private guide near the Golden Gate in Gdansk. So you will have the opportunity to take a walk through the Royal Way and hear how this route was only accessible to the powerful monarchs in earlier days. Then you will take a 45-minute long cruise to the Westerplatte by the “Black Pearl” or “Galleon Lion” and after a 2-hour sightseeing ride you will return in the same way. During the boat trip you will have the opportunity to see the Main Town from river Motława side, Dead Vistula River, the shipyards and the harbor.

Gdansk Hel Peninsula Private Guided Tour with Cruise or Car

5. Gdansk Hel Peninsula Private Guided Tour with Cruise or Car

Experience the Hel Peninsula, a unique place at the end and the beginning of Poland that people just fall in love with, with an expert guide and convenient pickup taking you straight to the peninsula. Along the way, see beautiful landscapes with meadows, windmills, pine forests, and the waters of Puck Bay. The beaches in Hel are known as the best in all of Poland and where the history of military times meet a strong culture of fishing. See old fortifications from WWII and interesting exhibitions at the Museum of Coastal Defence with real bunkers, cannons, tanks, and a multimedia show underground. See the breathtaking promenade at the beach and walk along Baltic Sea to the point where Poland begins. On the way, you can enter the lighthouse for a gorgeous view of the Baltic Sea horizon. Hel is a special place for seals as well. In the Sealarium you can see them during feeding time. At the end of the tour, walk around the biggest harbor on Puck Bay, admire nature and watch water activities like kitesurfing or windsurfing.  There is also an option including a cruise by catamaran where you can depart at the harbor in Gdynia or be picked up by private transfer to enjoy a sea adventure on Gdansk Bay to get to the Hel Peninsula. On the way you can admire landscapes of both sides of the bay, water, and hear stories of the marine from your guide. The one-way cruise lasts around 1 hour and then you can start your trip in Hel with all the top attractions.

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What people are saying about Gdansk

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 68 reviews

Oh my it’s indescribable. We had lots of fun. We even asked them to play our preferred music. The staff were nice and they spoke English during our cruise. I would definitely take the cruise again with them if i had to go back

Balanced price for the attractions which was the Motława cruise. I definitely recommend the friendly service and the motor yachts. Intimate, quiet, with a guide-teacher. Really all ok.

Very nice it doesn't last long but you see all points of the city from the river.

An ideal attraction for children and adults. The boat and the service great!

Great quick historical tour of Gdańsk with friendly guides.