VI. Around the Vistula Lagoon

The route, with a suggested division into days:

1: Elbląg – Suchacz;
2: Suchacz – Tolkmicko – Krynica Morska;
3: Krynica Morska – Piaski;
4: Piaski – Nowa Pasłęka (Braniewo);
5: (Braniewo) Nowa Pasłęka – Frombork;
6: Frombork – Kąty Rybackie;
7. Kąty Rybackie – Elbląg.

A weekend trip:
1. Elbląg- Kąty Rybackie (Friday);
2. Kąty Rybackie – Krynica Morska (Saturday);
3. Krynica Morska – Elbląg (Sunday).

Rivers and water bodies: the Vistula Lagoon, the Pasłęka and the Elbląg Rivers.

Ports and harbours:
Kąty Rybackie, an old fishing harbour, a sailing harbour;
Krynica Morska – a fishing and yacht port;
Piaski – a port (very shallow, the depths given on maps may be out of date);
Nowa Pasłęka – Ujście (the port of Maritime Office), Stara Pasłęka – Dom Rybaka;
Stara Pasłęka – a sailing harbour;
Braniewo – a sailing harbour; sail along the Pasłęka with mast down;
Frombork – a port;
Tolkmicko – a port and a sailing harbour;
Kadyny – a harbour (very shallow; only in the daytime with calm sea);
Suchacz – a harbour of the Vistula Lagoon Sailing Enthusiasts’ Club;
Nadbrzeże – a summer harbour, Kamienica Elbląska – a port, Jagodna – a harbour (very shallow);
Elbląg – Scout Water Centre (HOW) “Bryza” and Yacht Club Elbląg (from the Lagoon you can get there without putting down the mast), after putting down the mast: “Fala” harbour; Sigismund Augustus Boulevard Quay sailing harbour.

Difficulty level:
Medium, depending on weather conditions and especially on wave height. With fog or limited visibility, navigation using GPS may be necessary. Most shoals are sandy; the only dangerous place is the stones near the village of Różaniec – between Frombork and Nowa Pasłęka. Large clusters of nets occur on the Lagoon, often inadequately marked or completely unmarked There are fewer and fewer nets year by year. Duration: 7 days of leisurely sailing.

Major attractions:
Frombork – a complex of historic buildings on Cathedral Hill (the cathedral, the episcopal palace, a belfry, the Copernicus’ Tower); the Nicolaus Copernicus Museum with an astronomical observatory, a planetarium, and the little-known History of Medicine Museum; Kąty Rybackie – the Museum of the Vistula Lagoon; Krynica Morska – the lighthouse (beautiful views of the Vistula Spit, the sea, and the Lagoon); Tolkmicko – the station building and the Holy Stone – an erratic boulder (a natural monument); Kadyny – a palace and park complex, the oak alley with a 700-year old oak bearing Jan Bażyński’s name; Suchacz – castle ruins; Elbląg – the renovated Old Town, footbridges converted into drawbridges (since 2012); Kadyny, Pęklewo, Nadbrzeże: old waterside brickyards.

Vessels fit for the route:
Yachts with a draught up to 1.4 m (4.6 ft) – still, they will not enter every port and have to keep to the marked fairways. The best are centreboard/ballast keel yachts with a draught up to 1 m (3.3. ft).

Possible starting points: Recommended starting / ending points: Elbląg, Krynica Morska, Nowa Pasłęka.
 

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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