Pasłęka River and the Canal of Pasłęka

Nowa Pasłęka is the last „official” seaport in the east of the Republic, situated on one of the outflow canals of the Pasłęka River. Nowa Pasłęka is the equivalent of the Piaski na Mierzei. A haven of peace and tranquility. The picturesque surroundings, reminiscent of the landscape of the Netherlands.

By sailing along the Pasłęka we can get to Braniewo, where we can moor at the newly built Marina for boaters. If you want to have a bit of the night life, a good choice would be the Fisherman’s House Marina, with a tavern. If you want to relax from the hustle and bustle, moor at the Nowa Pasłęka Port.

The new harbour, built within the framework of the „ Żuławy Loop Project - Water Tourism Development. Stage I”, is located on the Stara Pasłęka, between the Fisherman’s House and the drawbridge (currently inoperative). In the season, each morning a water tram departs from the new Pasłęka to the town of Piaski.

The Port of the Maritime Authority: entrance through the port canal. Situated among the picturesque Canal of Pasłęka at a distance of 300 m from the mouth of the river to the Lagoon. In 2013, the Port’s wharfs were renovated, no infrastructure. It might be worth contacting the host of the Port. Tel. no.: 55 243 24 00.

Approach

Pasłęka Canal
From the main fairway of the Lagoon. The PAS buoy (unlit) marks the beginning of the approach-trail. From there we head towards the shore. The entrance to the Nowa Pasłęka is located in a place where the shoreline creates convexity that continues into to the Lagoon. Yachts of draft deeper than 1.2 m may have problems with entry.

Approach-trail
Before the port there are emergency beacons positioned as entry gates. If you sail from the direction of Frombork, mind the stones at the point of passing the village of Różaniec. When advancing along the axis of the approach-trail let’s watch out for the stone dike, being an extension of the eastern breakwater.

Range Lights
Front light/sign: on the western breakwater the green lattice tower with a foghorn. In the back behind the tower there is the mast with a wind vane. No rear light or range lights. A peculiarity is the foghorn, which is still active and engaged by the Bosman at the time of haze or bad weather conditions. It transmits the code-letter “N” during 30 seconds time.

Mouth of the Pasłęka River
The mouth was adjusted and deepened in the years 2010-2011. The flooded and devastated eastern breakwater was rebuilt. Of dredged material obtained during the deepening a beach was made. We enter, keeping to the western side of the river mouth. The owner of the Fisherman’s House places buoys that indicate the way.

We pass a beach on the west bank, while on the east bank we see plenty of greenness. On the right side, the island, with one house and ruins.
 
Braniewo
The town situated on both banks of the Pasłęka River near the mouth of the Vistula Lagoon. The very town is the oldest in Warmia. Notable structures include the Basilic of St. Catherine’s - the Church from the years of 1343-1442 and the Sanctuary of the Elevation of the Holy Cross. There is also a zoological garden, which is available for tourists in summer.

Sailing along Pasłęka to Braniewo
Seven miles upstream. We can start the cruise by entering the river mouth and, at low water, the Port Canal. After passing the self-service drawbridge (built under the „Żuławy Loop Project: Water Tourism Development. Stage I „) turn 90 degrees clockwise and sail into the Pasłęka River. The river on the west side has an embankment. On the eastern bank there is a basin with length of a few dozen meters - it is the „Fistula” of Pasłęka. Through here the water outflows in the case of river flood. Farther on, a marina and the Fisherman’s House Hotel. 200 meters away another drawbridge. Right after the bridge, on the west bank, a fishing base. From the bridge a sailor must navigate with his mast laid down. Halfway towards the end, somewhere at the eastern bank there is an entry to a blind offshoot of the river. A monastery in the distance means that Braniewo is close. Next we pass the brewery that is situated on the left bank. The marina built within the framework of
the “Żuławy Loop Project: Water Tourism Development. Stage I” (see page 111) is located right before the footbridge. The marina with length of 25 m is intended for small units and kayaks and has socio-sanitary facilities

INTRODUCTION

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Part One. Discovering the Żuławy Loop

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Tales of the Loop: A Page from History

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Harmony: The Key to Reading the Landscapes of Żuławy

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Architecture: The Land of Arcaded Houses and Hydrotechnical Monuments

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Part Two. The Sailing Routes of the Żuławy Loop: Sailing and Sightseeing

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The Vistula

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The Martwa Wisła, the Śmiała Wisła, the Motława Gdańska

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The Szkarpawa

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The Wisła Królewiecka

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The Elbląg River and the Jagielloński Canal

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The Nogat

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The Wielka Święta–Tuga

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The Vistula Lagoon

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Pasłęka River and the Canal of Pasłęka

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The Kaliningrad Lagoon

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Part III. The ABC of Sailing: Before You Sail on the Żuławy Loop

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Proposed Trip Routes

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II. The Little Loop of Żuławy

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III. To the Capital of the Vistula Żuławy

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IV. From Gdańsk to the Vistula Lagoon

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V. Down the Vistula to Gdańsk

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VI. Around the Vistula Lagoon

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Informator

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Captain’s Tips

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signs shipping

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signs shipping

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Część IV. Nautical Base of the Żuławy Loop. Ports and marinas.

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Mooring Platforms in Tczew

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The passenger and yacht harbour in Tczew

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The fishing port in Świbno

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The fishing harbour in Mikoszewo

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Marina in Błotnik

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Harbour „Tęcza”

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River side hostel in Wiślinka

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Maritime Yacht Club “Neptun”

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Marina Delphia Yachts - Górki Zachodnie

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Gdańsk Shipyard Yacht Club

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Joseph Conrad Yacht Club

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Academic Maritime Club in Gdańsk

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AZS Cosa - Academic Sports Association in Gdańsk

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The National Sailing Centre of the University School of Physical Education and Sport

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Gdańsk Maritime Club Yachting Harbour

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Marina on „Tamka” Street

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Yachting Harbour “Stewa”

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Northern Yacht Club Harbour

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WOPR Gdańsk Harbour

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Marina Gdańsk

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Kayak and Motorboat Harbour “Żabi Kruk”

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Marina Sienna Grobla II

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Polish Maritime Club Harbour (Wisłoujście)

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Mooring piers in Drewnica

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Harbour in Żuławki

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Mooring piers in Rybina

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Yacht harbor in Rybina

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Yacht harbor in Osłonka

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Houseboat Harbour in Rybina

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Marina Baltica in Sztutowo

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Yacht harbor in Sztutowo

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Yacht Wharf by the Zygmunt August Boulevard in Elbląg

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Yacht harbor Fala

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The marina of Scout Water Centre “Bryza”

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Yacht Club Elbląg

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Yacht harbor in Biała Góra

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The harbour of the Sports and Leisure Centre in Malbork.

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Castle Harbour in Malbork

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“Park Północny” harbour in Malbork

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The harbour in Kamienica Elbląska

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The harbour in Nadbrzeże

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The harbour in Suchacz

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The harbour in Kadyny

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The harbour in Tolkmicko

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The port in Frombork

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The port in Piaski

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The yacht port in Krynica Morska

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The fishing port in Krynica Morska

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The port of Kąty Rybackie

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Yacht harbor in Kąty Rybackie

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Sailing harbour “Neptun” in Kąty Rybackie

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The port of Nowa Pasłęka

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“Dom Rybaka” harbour in Stara Pasłęka

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Stara Pasłęka harbour

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Yacht harbor in Braniewo

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Explanation of the symbols of services available on harbours and their surroundings (1.5 km).

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Water nodes of the Żuławy Loop.

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Gdańsk Water Tram

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Legend

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