Route: Netta River – Lake Necko – River Klonownica (shortest navigable river in Europe) -Lake Białe – Przewięź Lock – Lake Studzieniczne – return
Time of cruise – approximately 3 hours
Price 75 zł / person
Regular cruises in July and August at: 9:30 am and 14:00 am
Embark on a journey of picturesque nature scenery in Augustów.
Your river cruise will begin at Netta River sailing in the direction of Necko Lake.
Along the riverbank you’ll discover scenic boulevards ideal for a leisure walk, day hike, or cycling trip. Netta River is known for its annual Summer events: Polish Water Ski Championship; and a hilarious Homemade Floats Championship, in which participants are racing “on anything that will stay afloat”. You can rest assured knowing that you can enjoy the spectacle safely aboard the seaworthy M/S Jaćwież.
After a short cruise along Netta River you will arrive at Necko Lake. The name of the lake comes from the Yotvingian word “Methis” meaning “to throw”. The sandy beaches of the lake are scattered with a multitude of public swimming areas. The water sports enthusiast will enjoy a water ski lift available for recreation. Necko Lake is home to an abundance of fish (pike, perch, eel, catfish, roach, bream), making it a paradise for the fishing aficionado. For those who are not connoisseurs of fishing, there is plenty of other seasonal outdoor events that don’t involve “soaking a stick”, like Culinary Sailing Regatta or Water Slalom with Stars of Radio Troika.
From there you will sail through Klonownica River, which is the shortest navigable river in Europe (800 meters long). It flows through the old village of Klonownica, which was founded before 1790 as a colony of coal tar pitch burners and today is a part of Augustow city.
The next reservoir on this route will be Białe Lake with a well-developed shoreline, numerous bays, peninsulas and four islands. The edges of lake are mostly high and overgrown with pine trees. Like Necko Lake, Białe Lake has abundant fish.
On the way out of Białe Lake an attraction awaits you in the form of passing through Przewięź Lock. It is sixth lock of the Augustow Canal (counting from Biebrza Lock). Przewieź Lock is located near the village of the same name. It was built between 1826-1827 and is still preserved in its original state.
After the high of emotions associated with the passage through the lock, you’ll find yourself hidden in the shadows of the trees surrounding Studzieniczne Lake. This lake is an ideal place for those who look to relax and unwind in peace and quiet. The shores of Studzieniczne Lake are occupied with campsites for pitching tents, as well as bungalows – for people who want to be closer to nature with a bit more comfort.