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Along the trail of the Reserve

DIRECTION THE BUCZYNIEC SLIPWAY - ELBLĄG

Information

Approximate duration of the cruise: 4.5 hours + 45 minutes of return transport

Cruise schedule:

Boat: Zefir: Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 8:25 am

Start and end point of the cruise:

The cruise starts on the Buczyniec Slipway and ends in Elbląg at the Zygmunt August Boulevard in the Old Town. Immediately after the cruise, transport to the place of departure is provided near the harbour.

Price list
Along the trail of the Reserve

  • qxif-check Full-fare ticket PLN 140
  • qxif-check Reduced-fare ticket* PLN 125
  • qxif-check Group ticket** PLN 125
  • qxif-check Ticket for children aged 4 to 7 PLN 60
  • qxif-check Ticket for childrenunder 4 PLN 25

*A reduced-fare ticket is available to: senior citizens, pensioners, disabled persons, children from 7 years of age and young people in education up to 21 years of age, as well as holders of a big family card.
**A group ticket is available when buying more than 15 tickets.

Price list
Return transport

  • qxif-check Return transport ticket to the place of departure PLN 20
  • qxif-check Return transport ticket to the place of departure for children aged 4-7 PLN 20
  • qxif-check Return transport ticket to the place of departure for children under 4 PLN 10

Cruise description

  • We start our cruise at the Zefir boat harbour at the premises of the Buczyniec Slipway.
  • Then, after approximately 200 m, the vessel enters a larry car. The boat on the car is pulled out of the water along the railway rails with the help of hydraulic devices. We cover a 490 m long route on dry land from the top of the longest Buczyniec Slipway to the bottom, where we descend by nearly 21 m.
  • We sail out of the larry car to cover about 2 km along the waterway of the Elbląg Canal to the next Slipway – Kąty – where the boat is parked on a larry car for the second time. This time, the dry land transport is 404 m long and the decrease in height is nearly 19 m.
  • After leaving the larry car, the boat travels by water again to other slipways: Oleśnica, about 480 m long and 24 m high, being the highest; Jelenie, 433 m long and 22 m high; the last of the five slipways, Całuny, about 350 m long and 13 m high.
  • Behind Całuny, the boat covers a route of about 10 km along the Elbląg Canal, and then steers into Drużno Lake. It is situated lower than the Buczyniec slipway by nearly 100 m and has been a fauna reserve since 1966. In the past, the lake was a former fragment of a bay. Nearly 210 species of water and marsh birds can be observed in the reserve, 7 of which are listed in the Polish Red Book.
  • The passengers can use the binoculars available on board to admire these beautiful views.
  • The last stage of the cruise is the Elbląg River, where a spectacular show of the opening of one of the two drawbridges awaits us. Then the trip ends at the Zygmunt August Boulevard in the Old Town in Elbląg.
  • In total, during our cruise along the Elbląg Canal we covered nearly 40 km and descended nearly 100 m above sea level from the start point of the cruise. To illustrate, this height is approximately as much as the tower of St Nicholas's Cathedral, opposite which we finished our cruise by boat on the grass.

During the entire journey along the Elbląg Canal, the guests are accompanied by the boat captain's commentary. On board, there is a buffet which offers hot and cold beverages.

Cars and coaches can park on the premises of the Buczyniec Slipway free of charge.

You can also visit the Museum of the History of the Elbląg Canal there*.
*additionally payable

On the premises of the Slipway there is "Tawerna Buczyniec" which serves fast food.**
**it is possible to prepare home-made dinner sets for organised groups.

Szlakiem Rezerwatu KIERUNEK POCHYLNIA BUCZYNIEC - ELBLĄG

Phone reservations are accepted from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

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photo: Bartosz Rybaczewski, copyright © KE LGD

photo: Bartosz Rybaczewski, copyright © KE LGD

photo: Bartosz Rybaczewski, copyright © KE LGD

photo: Bartosz Rybaczewski, copyright © KE LGD

photo: Bartosz Rybaczewski, copyright © KE LGD

photo: Bartosz Rybaczewski, copyright © KE LGD

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