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Gdansk Canoe & kayak tours

Our most recommended Gdansk Canoe & kayak tours

Gdansk: Winter Kayaking Tour

1. 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.

Gdansk: Evening Kayak Tour

2. Gdansk: Evening 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: Guided Kayak Tour

3. 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. 

Gdańsk: Islands and Canals Private Kayak Tour

4. Gdańsk: Islands and Canals Private Kayak Tour

Paddle through the canals of this Polish port city and access the secluded spots hidden from the land. Many tourists take ferry rides, but not everyone gets to experience Gdańsk from this alternative perspective. Explore a side of the city that most people don’t see.  Enjoy a beginner-friendly tour on either a double or single kayak depending on your skills and experience. Glide down the river and make your way past two of Gdańsk’s main islands, Granary Island and Olowianka Island, and the Soldek ship and the Crane – a former port crane. The tour takes place in rain or shine.

History of Gdansk Tour by Kayak on the Motława River

5. History of Gdansk Tour by Kayak on the Motława River

See Gdańsk from a slightly different perspective – from a kayak. There are several routes to follow, all at various levels of difficulty, suited to your skills. One popular route is following the Motława around Granary Island. See three faces of Gdańsk: historical power, port of everyday life and is beautiful nature. The historical part is full of mystery and beautiful architecture of past centuries along the Old and New Motlawa. On the industrial and historical side, you will pass through the Dead Vistula river with a view of the shipyards and port. The natural beauty surrounding the Motlawa provides respite from the city center, disturbed only by the wind and the voices of birds among the historical fortifications of Gdansk. Face the cold and get a rush of adrenaline. You can even head out to the Hel Peninsula and take a cutter cruise out to the sea to search for a real sea wolf. There are a variety of kayaking tours to choose from.

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What people are saying about Gdansk

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 7 reviews

We had an amazing time out on the kayaks with a super friendly tour guide. The whole experience from start to finish was excellent. All the correct gear including a dry suit and wellies were provided prior to the kayak so don’t let Gdańsk’s cold weather be a turn off for this unique once in a life time experience. The guide was extremely knowledgable of the city and also gave us a great intro session to Kayaking prior to getting on the water as we were both beginners. Overall It was a great way to see the highlights of the city from a different perspective rather than your typical walking tour and we didn’t stop smiling the entire time. We even got lucky to experience Snow falling but that wasn’t a problem as they kayaks came with mittens to keep your hands warm and the guide brought a delicious flask of warm honey and ginger tea for us to try half way down the river. We can confirm it was delicious. This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Gdansk, Poland!!!!

A really enjoyable activity. Szymon is a great guide with lots of interesting information on the city as well as being very reassuring about all aspects of kayaking in an enjoyable trip. A fun way to see the city that I would definitely recommend

A great way to see Gdansk and learn a little of its history. Our guide was informative and friendly and my daughter and I really enjoyed this excursion. Highly recommended.

We were only 3 participants, so we had a good pace. The guide told a lot about the city, we got great photos. Very well organized. I had a lot of fun. Thank you very much

Very friendly and caring guide. High quality equipment, everything as described. Highly recommended!