INDIVIDUAL CHARTER OF MOTOR-BOATS (HOUSEBOATS)
- modern fleet of houseboats
- no licence, no skipper necessary for hiring
- comprehensive training before the charter starts
- hundreds of kilometers of safe waterways
- full comfort and safety
Welcome aboard the Vistula Cruises!
My target is to provide ordinary people, both aquatics lovers and those who have never had anything to do with water, with the opportunity to explore Polish inland waterways from the board of the houseboat, i.e. a motor-boat, easily operated, guaranteeing comfort and safety during the cruise plus lots of unforgettable impressions!
The amended regulations concerning the licenses required for steering motor boats have allowed us to charter the boats without a license. Prior to the cruise start, we organize a few-hour training, after which everybody is able to steer the boat himself. We also give precise maps and sailing directions in English and German, including valuable organizational and tourist tips.
We are also pleased and proud to present the first Vistula Cruiser 30, designed and constructed in our own boat yard. Our houseboat may be a perfect way to spend a family vacation, full of adventures.
A pioneer of houseboating in Poland, the creator and owner of the Vistula Cruises
INDIVIDUAL CHARTERING OF MOTOR-BOATS (HOUSEBOATS) IN THE VISTULA DELTA NEAR GDAŃSK, ON THE LOWER VISTULA AND NEAR ELBLĄG - THE OSTRÓDA-ELBLĄG CANAL (only to the renovated platform)
1. THE ŻUŁAWY RING:
Rybina - Elbląg - Malbork - Gniew - Tczew - Gdańsk - Rybina,
ca. 200 km, ideal for 7 days
2. THE ŻUŁAWY RING + THE OSTRÓDA-ELBLĄG CANAL (only to the renovated platform):
Rybina - Elbląg - The Ostróda-Elbląg Canal (only to the renovated platform) - Elbląg - Gdańsk - Rybina, ca. 230 - 300 km, possible within 7 days, ideal for 14 days
3. THE LOWER VISTULA*
Rybina - Grudziądz - Bydgoszcz i/lub Toruń - Grudziądz - Gdańsk - Rybina,
ca. 250 km (part) - 500 km, possible in 7 days, ideal for 14 days
CAUTION!!! Option - One Way:Toruń and/or Bydgoszcz - Grudziądz - Gdańsk - Rybina,
ca. 225 km, ideal for 7 days
*charter under specific conditions - for details contact the office of Vistula Cruises
ŻUŁAWY: The romantic land in the North of Poland, veiled in the spirit of mystery, the secret of its own history, called "Polish Netherlands" where "everything is associated with water". The drainage network, like the blood vascular system, keeps alive the areas located down to 2 m below the sea level. The terp hills - artificially made - elevate the houses to protect them against flooding. The willows with heads trimmed every year help to dry the fertile soil. The hydro-engineering equipment still remembering the quiet Dutch Mennonites have been working unbreakably for ages in order to keep the capricious life of Żuławy under control."
OSTRÓDA-ELBLĄG CANAL: really interesting in terms of hydro-engineering and history (with globally unique system of shipways) and reaching Ostróda and the Jeziorak Lake and the town of Iława. The Ostróda-Elbląg Canal is a unique and interesting structure. Moving along the canal through one of the slipways can be very impressive. While traveling along the sections of the canal, a length of 9,6 km, which consists of five successive slipways, a ship is transported on a special platform moving on rails. In this way the ships cover the distance of2300 meters of a dry, grassy land up to a height of 100 meters.
THE LOWER VISTULA. In the lower section the „steep slopes of the Vistula valley, breaking through the Pomeranian moraines concentrate the midstream and create gorgeous, green frames, worked by the carver’s chisel of the postglacial geology. The minor streams eroded the upland slopes, carving numerous ravines, potholes and canyons. Inside them there are small natural reservations of stenothermal steppe flora. There are only remnants of the forests left, just small clusters, but the stand consists of picturesque lime trees, hornbeams, ash-trees and elms. The willows stayed in Mazowsze”, where we start the second stage of the cruise, however we leave it, in order to enter areas occupied by the Teutonic Knights for centuries. The land is beautiful. Let us say it frankly and without chauvinistic obstinacy that the Teutonic Knights also decorated it because they could build beautiful brick structures and incorporated some elements of oriental architecture seen in the Holy Land in the Gothic structures. Let us be fair and say their castles are beautiful and they integrated with Polish landscape ages ago.
With its over 1,000 lakes and numerous river courses the Mecklenburg Lake District is an Eldorado for active holiday makers and water sport enthusiasts. The large lakes in the north-western region are, above all, interesting for yachting. The largest of them is the Müritz with a water surface of over 110 square kilometres.
The Müritz also has a lot to offer sailors, also when the boat has already been moored in one of the well equipped marinas. The towns of Waren (Müritz) and Röbel invite you to take a stroll. On the roughly 200-kilometre stretch of cycling paths, cyclists can become acquainted with the flora and fauna of the Müritz National Park. The diversity is considerable: Forests of pine and beech trees fringe the countless small lakes and moors. Perhaps even a sea eagle will be circling above you here during your trip. And if in the spring time something sky-blue hops across your path, it won’t be a hallucination but rather the moor frog, an indigenous creature of the Müritz region.
The Müritz is a part of a widely branched system of navigable water ways. Through the Müritz-Havel waterway you can reach the small lakes of Mecklenburg and finally the Havel and the Oder. In the north-west of the Müritz the Reeck Canal establishes a link to the other large lakes of Mecklenburg: Kölpin Lake and Fleesensee as well as Plaue Lake. From here the Müritz-Elde waterway will bring you to the Elbe near Dömitz. Moreover, at the Elde triangle at kilometre 56.0 you can turn north into the Stör Canal which flows into Schwerin Lake.
Our representative in Germany (sales, service, charters):
Yachtcharter Service Mirow
Inh. J. Rodriguez
Falkenberger Straße 145 D
Tel.: +49 (0) 176 – 76269950
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