Water activity

Gdansk: Cruise on Historical Polish Boat through Shipyard

Activity provider: Galar Gdański
Water activity

Gdansk: Cruise on Historical Polish Boat through Shipyard

Activity provider: Galar Gdański

Enjoy a pleasant cruise on Gdańsk shipyard waters aboard a 12-person replica of a historic Polish boat. Discover the shipbuilding industry from the inside along a route unavailable to other ships. Learn about the history of the shipyard and see it today.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Polish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a pleasant cruise around the shipyard in intimate company without the crowds
  • Learn more about the shipyard's history and see its current look
  • See the areas where German submarines were produced during World War II
  • Observe the work of shipyard workers from the inside
Full description
Discover Gdańsk from a water perspective onboard a replica of a Polish river ship used for over 400 years (mainly in the 18th century). Hop onto an intimate, wooden and spacious 12-seater boat that will take you to places unavailable to large ships, and thanks to the small number of passengers you will feel at ease and special. Start the cruise from the former areas of the Gdańsk Shipyard, which once was a workplace for nearly 18,000 people and unavailable to visitors for over 170 years. Find out about how Gdansk Shipyard was established after 1945 in the place of former German shipyards. It was here that the "Solidarity" movement began in 1980, leading to the fall of communism in Poland. During the trip, sail around Ostrów Island, on which there is the 5th largest ship repair yard in the world. This is a unique and only opportunity to see specialized ships, Gdansk cranes (port cranes as a symbol of the city) and the internal quays of the Port of Gdansk.
  • Life jacket
  • Blanket
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food

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Meeting point

Galar Gdański Przystań, Dokowa 1, 80-863 Gdańsk, Poland. Meeting point is located at a post-shipyard industrial area next to 3 sea containers, 500m from the European Solidarity Centre and 850m from the Museum of the Second World War.

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 118 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
  • Organization

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The tour itself is an amazing way to get an insight into the port and ships docking there and see the incredible size of it. The guide was a very nice man, who also was so kind to wait for us few minutes since our transportation to the dock was late. We got unlucky on the weather and it rained whole hour, but that only convinced us to try next time again, since we loved the tour otherwise very much!

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March 26, 2023

Bardzo ciekawe doświadczenie. Komentarz zarówno w języku polskim, jak i angielskim. Z myślą o komforcie gości, organizator przygotował zarówno koce, jak i parasole na chłodniejsze i deszczowe dni, oraz wodę do picia na dni cieplejsze. Na pewno warte polecenia!!!!

March 26, 2023

Freundlicher Empfang, pünktliche Abfahrt, guter Service (Trinkwasser, Schirme, Decken), interessante Erklärungen. Etwas ausführlichere Informationen über den Hafen und seine Geschichte hätten wir erwartet. Alles in allem ein gutes Preis -Leistungs-Verhältnis.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 267252