Houseboats without licence in Poland

The good news is that chartering a houseboat in Poland does not mean you will have to be "merely" a passenger now. The bad news is that you will suffer from extreme boatsickness after you return to your stationary dwelling upon leaving one. Feel free like Jack Dawson on the board of your private micro- (and safer) version of Titanic. Take the steering wheel and explore the inland waters of Poland as the captain of a convenient mobile hotel that gives you limitless options of where to stop, stay or what place to leave earlier.

Tour Overview

Visit the Masurian Lakeland: the hotspot of Polish inland waterway infrastructure. The motorboat you have hired will be right there, waiting for you to take over. Throughout the duration of the best rental you will take this summer, you will be rightfully able to operate the boat and explore the designated areas on your own, taking a chance to sightsee Malbork Castle, the silhouette of Copernicus' Frombork or the internationally famous Elblag Canal.
After the recent legal regulations on inland waterway transport have been implemented, any adult is entitled to steer motorboats in Poland with no licence granted. This explains why the rivers and lakes of Poland seem to be full with houseboats hired for the purposes of pure leisure. This attractive way of spending your holiday begins when you contact us to have a motorboat providing appropriate cabins and facilities arranged for you. Houseboats typically let 4 to 6 people travel and sleep onboard, with short training sessions preceding the handing over of a boat to you, not to take more than a few hours of your time (unless you are an experienced motorboat licence holder). Furnished with kitchen equipment, terrace boards and bathrooms, the houseboats offered in Poland may be easily called "apartments on water". In order to make your sailing holiday in Poland made professionally arranged, you will be provided with a comprehensive set of maps and instructions on Polish waterway routes, as available in English or German.
Hiring a houseboat itself is not enough to fully enjoy your holiday unless you decide what areas to explore. The 2,000 lakes of Masurian district will give you a wide choice of marinas, beaches and taverns scattered all around the region. Famous for its culture, cuisine-oriented or music festivals, the region lets you attend Piknik Country in Mragowo, Seven Festival in Wegorzewo or the Reggae Festival of Ostroda. Except for the extensive lakes of Sniardwy, Mamry or Niegocin, Masuria gives you a unique chance to hit the rivers of Poland through Elbag Canal. Stretching for over 80 kilometres between the Drweca river and Lake Dluzno, it constitutes one of the Seven Wonders of Poland, with its elaborate system of railways, inclines and carriages. Having operated since 1860, it lets small vessels (not heavier than 50 tonnes) to smoothly pass the system of waterways and landstrips characterised by up to 100 metres of level difference. Heading towards the region of Zulawy Wislane, stretching South-east to Gdansk and incorporating the Vistula Spit Landscape Park, will enable you to catch a couple of memorable sights. This Vistulan delta lets you explore the Nogat tributary – the river that has the UNESCO-listed Malbork Castle (the largest stronghold in the world by the land occupied) and the panorama of Frombork (this is where Nicolaus Copernicus wrote his groundbreaking "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres"in the 15th century) sitting at its banks, among other attractions you will surely pass along its course.
Interested in reaching the total freedom of choice on the board of a houseboat hired in Poland? Contact us to have your holiday spent on the waterways of this beautiful country!

Tour Details

  • It is possible for you to charter a houseboat regardless of your place of stay in Poland. Simply - inform us of where you are and what the date of your intended visit is. We will do the rest!
  • The price includes: transport (pre-arranged hotel pick-up and drop-off), rental deposit, insurance, motorboat training, a guide for individual tourists / small groups of visitors.
  • The arrangement of hiring a houseboat usually requires contacting us in advance with regard to your visit.

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