The Gdansk Shipyard tour
Would you like to see what the Gdansk Shipyard looks like, but traditional tours don’t make you happy? If so, reject boring schemes and hop aboard the galar – a replica of the famous Polish riverboat. Vessels of this type were used for more than 400 years, since the 18th century. Today, however, they are a valuable monument of culture and national heritage.
During the cruise, you will have the opportunity to see the shipbuilding industry from a completely different perspective than during a classic Gdansk Shipyard tour. From the deck of our vessel you will not only see beautiful views, but also previously unknown corners of the city, impossible to see from ground level. You will also listen to interesting stories from our guide, who will share little-known facts about the Gdansk Shipyard. This unique experience will surely appeal to people who appreciate original forms of sightseeing and enjoy discovering the world from a completely new perspective.
Take an unique look at Gdańsk | Cruise around Shipyard
The whole journey starts at Galar Marina, which is located near our destination – the Gdansk Shipyard. The Gdansk Shipyard is a place that hides an incredible history. It was built after 1945, in the place of the former German dockyards. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Shipyard experienced a period of intensive development and modernization, while in the late 1970s and 1980s, it gained international fame – all thanks to the August events of 1980.
At that time, workers of the Gdansk Shipyard went on strike, demanding improved working conditions and the rule of independent trade unions. The initiative ended with the signing of the August Agreements, which contributed to the fall of communism in Poland and throughout Europe.
In the 1990s, the Gdansk Shipyard experienced a crisis, but nevertheless continued its activities. In 2008 it was sold to a private investor. Today, the shipyard in Gdansk specializes in ship repair and modernization, still remaining an important center of the shipbuilding industry and one of the symbols of the city. A cruise around Gdańsk Shipyard is therefore a great opportunity for a valuable and interesting history lesson that will appeal to both adults and children.
The Gdansk Shipyard tour | Cruise route
Once on board the galar, sit back comfortably, wrap yourself in the provided blanket and lose yourself in this amazing adventure. Sail around Ostrów Island, where the Gdansk Shipyard and the Gdansk Shiprepair Yard are located – some of the largest and most important facilities of their kind in Poland and the world.
During the cruise, you will have the opportunity to see work of these powerful factories up close. Each trip is different and the current work carried out at the shipyards depends on the needs of the market. Depending on the current situation, you will see new ships being built, the process of reparation of large vessels and, if you’re lucky, you will witness the side launching of new sea facilities.
The cruise around Gdansk Shipyard is not only an excellent opportunity to learn about the shipbuilding industry, but also a chance to see the port cranes up close, which are one of the symbols of the city and the quay of the Port of Gdańsk. This unique attraction will surely delight anyone interested in history and modern technologies.
Once you have finished your shipyard cruise, return to the place where it began – being full of excitement and unforgettable memories. It is an ideal offer for families, groups of friends or company integration trips. Don’t miss the opportunity and book your seat on the Gdansk Shipyard cruise today!