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A cruise around Shipyard

We invite you to participate in an incredibly interesting cruise along the waters of the Motława River, full of little known facts and unique views, which will allow you to discover the extraordinary history of the Gdansk Shipyard. During the cruise, which takes place on a replica of a historic galar boat, you will enjoy beautiful scenery, see the shipbuilding industry from the inside and sail a route that cannot be covered by other, larger vessels.

The spacious, 12-seater boat will take you on a journey during which you will hear stories about the Gdansk shipyards and see how Gdansk Shipyard and Gdansk Shiprepair Yard look today. Due to the size of the galar boat, we dedicate our Gdansk Shipyard tour from the level of Motława River especially for those who appreciate freedom during sightseeing.

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!

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There is a parking fee of PLN 3 per hour or PLN 12 per 24 hours throughout the entire Imperial Shipyard. The payment can be made directly at the parking meter or via the ePARK application

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What to take with you on a Gdańsk Shipyard tour?

If you plan to take a cruise around the Gdansk Shipyard, remember that the galar boat is open, so please dress appropriately for the current weather conditions. It is a good idea to bring a warm jacket or sweatshirt, a waterproof coat or even an umbrella in case of rain. This will allow you to see the Shipyard in all its glory and enjoy the tour without any distractions. 

It is allowed to consume drinks, food and snacks purchased at the Yard.Cafe located in the Galar Gdański Marina.

If you want to bring your pet with you, you can do it at no extra charge. However, remember that in the case of dogs, they must wear a muzzle during the cruise to ensure the safety of other participants on the trip. Animal owners/pet-sitters are fully responsible for their pets, so it is worth making sure that they behave calmly and do not cause any damage aboard.

For whom a cruise around Gdansk Shipyard?

A cruise around the Gdansk Shipyard is an ideal attraction for everyone regardless of age. This is a great opportunity to see up close how the largest ships in the world are built, as well as to learn about the history and traditions of the shipbuilding industry. The tour is recommended in particular:

For adults – a cruise around Gdansk Shipyard gives a perfect chance for relaxation and rest, during which you can see the greatest monuments of the city, as well as learn about its history.

For teenagers and children – the offered cruise is not only an interesting attraction, but also a great history and geography lesson. During the tour, the guide will tell about the history of the Gdansk Shipyard, how ships are made, what are their components and how the port functions. The youngest ones will surely be delighted to see such large and impressive vessels with their own eyes.

For families – visiting Gdansk Shipyard aboard the galar is a great chance to spend time outdoors with loved ones, admire the beauty of the city, and engage in interesting conversations on topics related to the history of Gdansk and its famous port.

For people with disabilities – the boat is adapted to the needs of people with mobility limitations, thanks to which everyone interested in the cruise can enjoy the attractions and see everything that is most beautiful in Gdansk without hindrances.

For companies, schools and organized groups – offered attraction is a great idea for integration, team building or an educational trip. It can also be a chance to strengthen relations between employees, as well as to learn interesting facts about the history of the port and famous Gdansk Shipyard.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at hello@galar.org.

A Gdansk Shipyard tour that you won’t forget

Travelling is your passion and you like to take part in unusual forms of sightseeing? Or are you tired of huge ships swarming with other passengers? If so, then a galar cruise around the Gdansk Shipyard is the perfect attraction for you! During the tour you will learn many interesting facts and hear stories that you will not find in commercial guidebooks – all that in a nice, intimate atmosphere.

A Gdansk Shipyard tour and our other cruises around Gdańsk are a wonderful opportunity to get to know the city from a different perspective. It is also an original idea for a romantic evening, company integration or an attraction for children. Visit Gdańsk and take a unique cruise around the shipyard – let your holidays be unforgettable.

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Leuke trip, interessante uitleg, vriendelijke mensen !!! Echt een aanrader.
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Il capitano parlava un.buon inglese e ci ha spiegato ogni cosa durante il tour.
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Wir haben diese Bootsfahrt sehr genossen! Obwohl wir nur sechs Gäste waren, wurde uns viel erzählt und gezeigt. Die Einstiegsstelle ist etwas vom Zentrum entfernt
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very nice little boattrip. nice staff.
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Brilliant! This cruise was amazing with a lot of history and knowledge from the guide. We really enjoyed having a small group, which suited us. Thank you!

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