Vistula River cruises in Warsaw, boat tours, kayaking, ferries in the Warsaw area

Water attractions in Warsaw are usually available from the end of April to September/October.

Cruises on the Vistula River in Warsaw

Cruises on the Vistula River
Daylight and evening one-hour / 9 km cruises on the boats (glass-covered main deck and sun deck). Polish name: Po Wiśle. The lower deck is entirely built-up (with huge windows) and safe for little children. Start and finish at Vistula Boulevard, close to the Old Town (location on the map). In May and June, sightseeing cruises are organized on weekends and on selected days during the week (depending on weather and relevant demand). You can also arrange a private cruise. Website in English. Facebook. Instagram.

Photo source: Po Wiśle

Taxi Wisła – the Vistula river boat tours on traditional wooden boats
“Taxi Wisła” offers (from the end of April till October) one-hour cruises, crossings to the other side of the Vistula, and further trips for individuals and groups (including boat tours with a guide). To order/book Taxi Wisła: +48 605143904, kontakt@taxiwisla.waw.pl, or send a message on Facebook. There is a set of life vests on board. You can pay with a card. Website in Polish.

Photo source: Taxi Wisła

Sightseeing cruise along the Vistula River
One-hour tour on a traditional ship, along the Wisła River. The 12-passenger ship is an 18th-century replica of a galley. You will see the Old Town, downtown with its skyscrapers, the National stadion and the right bank of the river with its parks and wildlife. More in English (including a starting point on a map, online booking). There is also an option to rent a ship for a private cruise (more in English). Facebook, Instagram.

Photo source: Discover Wisla River

Gondola, canoes, and wooden boats in the Wilanów district of Warsaw

Gondola, canoes, and wooden boats in the Park of the King Jan III’s Palace in the Wilanów district of Warsaw (Wilanowskie Lake)
Location: Przystań Wilanów, the park of Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street (first you need to buy an entrance ticket to the park). Open daily from the end of April, until the end of September. The rental is located next to the Pompownia building in the park – a pumping station at the Jezioro Wilanowskie Lake. There are available life vests, wooden boats (for 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children), and kayaks (for 2 adults with an additional child seat). 30-minute gondola rides every hour (up to 12 people). You can pay with a card. Facebook. Instagram. Our tips on visiting the WIlanów Palace and Park in Warsaw.

Photo source: Przystań Wilanów

FREE ferries across the Vistula River in Warsaw

FREE ferries across the Vistula River
Starting from May, until the end of September, there are 3 free ferries: Cypel Czerniakowski – Saska Kępa, Most Poniatowskiego – Stadion Narodowy, Podzamcze-Fontanny – ZOO. In May, June, and in September ferries run on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays. From July 1 to August 31, ferries run daily. More in English (including a map, and timetable).

Photo source: Zarząd Transportu Miejskiego

All-day boat trip on the Vistula River

All-day boat trips on the Vistula River to the town of Serock near Warsaw, to Zegrzyńskie Lake
Trips take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from May to the end of September. The 98-seater “Zefir” boat departs at 9 am from the marina at the Żerański Channel/Żerań in Warsaw (near the Cementownia 02 stop, location on Google map), at 12.30 pm arrives in the town of Serock to set off for Warsaw at 2.30 pm. The cruise ends around 6 pm. More in English (including a map, and timetable). Online tickets.

Photo source: Zarząd Transportu Miejskiego

Kayak rental and kayaking trips along the Vistula River in the Warsaw area

Kayak rental in Park Skaryszewski in the Praga district of Warsaw
Location: Przystań restaurant, Park Skaryszewski, Aleja Zieleniecka 2 Street (Praga). The Skaryszewski Park – one of the largest parks in Warsaw – is located in the Praga district. You will find there Kamionkowskie Lake which used to be a part of the Vistula River (today’s area of Skaryszewski Park and Saska Kępa used to be an island, and then a peninsula). The Lake is located within Skaryszewski Park, swimming in the lake is not allowed. Kayak rentals are available at the restaurant on the lakeside called “Przystań”. Life jackets for kids are available. The restaurant is open seasonally – usually from the end of April until autumn. Facebook. Our tips in English about visiting Skaryszewski Park.

Photo source: Przystań Park Skaryszewski

Kayak rental – kayaking trips along the Vistula River
Various routes are available – different in terms of the length of the trip, including trips for families. The most popular 2-hour trip (11 km) along the Vistula River (“Wawer-Śromieście”) starts near Plaża Romantyczna (“Romantyczna Beach”), Rychnowska Street, and finishes in the area of Saska Kępa, Wał Miedzeszyński 399 Street (locations on the maps, details in English). Life vests are available for adults and children. Online schedule and bookingWebsite in EnglishFacebook. Instagram.

Photo source: Kajak w Solicy

Mobile water equipment rental – kayak, canoe, SUP rental; kayaking trips along the Vistula River
Various routes are available – different in terms of the length of the trip (from 1.5-hour trips to weekend trips). The most popular 1,5-hour trip (10 km) along the Vistula River starts at Plaża Romantyczna (“Romantyczna Beach”) in Wawer and finishes in the area of Saska Kępa (location on the map, details). Life vests are available for adults and children. To order kayaks: biuro@nakajak.com, +48790 275 790. Website in PolishFacebook.

Photo source: NaKajak.com

Kayak rental – kayaking trips along the Świder River near Warsaw
Świder is a picturesque winding river near Warsaw, it flows into the Vistula River on the border of the towns of Józefów and Otwock. Various routes are available – different in terms of the length of the trip (from 2-hour trips to weekend trips). Life vests are available for adults and children. Kayak rental is called “Przystań Emów”, contact them to book a kayak/trip: + 48 607 582 757, przystan@emow.plWebsite in PolishFacebook.

Photo source: Przystań Emów

Ferry across the Vistula River near the town of Konstancin – an idea to spice up your bike trip

Ferry across the Vistula River near the town of Konstancin (transport of people, bicycles, cars)
Prom Gassy-Karczew connects the municipality of Konstancin-Jeziorna and the municipality of Karczew (the route on Google Maps). It operates from the end of April until November. An interesting idea to spice up a bike trip. Website in Polish (including pricing, opening hours). Facebook page.

Photo source: Prom Gassy-Karczew

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