Elblag Canal - tourist cruises

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  • 7-12
  • 12-16

The Elblag Canal has a lenght of 82 kilometers and is located in the Warmia-Mazury region.

It is a navigable waterway with a system of five water driven ramps and locks, allowing vessels to quickly and easily move between the Vistula Lagoon and several western Masurian lakes and thus overcome the differences in the level of water of more than 100 m, stretched on a distance of 9.6 km  Using slipways ships instead of flowing are moving along the tracks like trains.

Elblag Canal with a unique global system of ramps, was inscribed on the list of the Seven Wonders of Poland.

Designed by Dutch engineer Georg Jakob Steenke at the beginning of the nineteenth century at the court of Frederick I and II was to improve transportation of goods between East Prussia and the Baltic Sea. It was formerly called Oberländischer Kanal or Kanal Elbing-Osterode

Regular cruises organized by "Żegluga Ostródzko-Elbląska". A choice of several tourist routes:

- Lake Drużno Reserve - excursion cruise - Route: Elblag / Lake Druzno, cruise time: 1.5 hours

- In The Channel Land Ostróda / Iława - Route: 46 km - Ostróda / Miłomłyn / Kraga, Chmielówka / Ilawa, cruise time: 4 hours.

- Elblag Canal - Lake Druzno / Caluny ramp - Route: Elblag / Caluny ramp, Caluny ramp / Elblag, cruise time: 2 hours.

- Elblag Canal - Papal Trail Ostróda / Miłomłyn - Route: Ostróda / Śluza Zielona (Green Lock) / Miłomłyn, cruise time: 2 hours.

Elblag Canal  - tourist cruises

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Opening days and hours:

Cruises run from April to October

Tickets adults:
from 29 PLN, depending on the route chosen
Tickets children:
from 19 PLN, depending on the route chosen

Family tickets are available, the price depends on the route

Additional information:

- Children under 4 years free of charge

- after two years of renovation, it's planned to re-open the canal for ships in June 2015


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Updated on

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Customer Feedback (3)



    24 August 2013 at 14:37 | #

    Can you tell me, please, the timetable of ships?


  • SunnyCompany


    25 August 2013 at 20:09 | #

    the ships are departing each day July and August at 8.30 and 13.30 from Elblag and at 11.00 and 16.00 from pochylnia Caluny (return trip). Same applies to the months of May, June, September and October, however on weekends only.


  • akio watanabe

    akio watanabe

    25 July 2014 at 06:23 | #

    Dear Sir,

    I will visit Elbrag and stay Hotel Atrium at 8 and 9, Aug 2014.
    I want to try your cruises.

    Please tell me location of your office in Elblag area.

    Thank you.


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