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Sail the Polish Great Lakes for a Week

Inland, non-tidal sailing in "The Land of a Thousand Lakes"

Cruise amid forests and National Parks.

Very tranquil and substantially unspoilt - "a genuine paradise for sailing enthusiasts"..

Try to imagine Norfolk Broads but 100 times bigger, hillier, only a 10th of the people, and un-commercial - wow!

“What about the COST?”, I hear you ask.

Prepare yourself for a surprise.

If we charter (rent) for example, a fully equipped six-berth yacht, (Why charter?)
in Mazuria it might cost around £70 per person (TBC)– (Chartering in Greece would be around £150 pppw)

Air fare is about £150. (TBC). (Flight to Greece is around £200, to Italy is around £150)

What about other expenses?

Living costs are pretty low in Poland.

Transfer (train/coach/minibus) to and from the “Land of a Thousand Lakes” is surprisingly low.

Moorings are mainly free or very reasonable.

The scenery and tranquillity are free!


Need more convincing?

Below, you will find;

Maps - all to the SAME SCALE!

Pictures of Mazuria

There is more than enough in Mazuria for several weeks of cruising.

3Maps Venice Mazuria Pembroke

The many lakes are inter-linked by rivers and canals to form an extensive, branching water route system, set in widely varied countryside

There are many inlets, peninsulas and islands
Wildlife is abundant
Sailing and rowing conditions are excellent.


Why charter? - Convenience, comfort, cost, - The ability to just moor up anywhere and know that your accommodation is right there. No need to camp (You could but why bother). Shallow-draft sleep-aboard boats, ideal for the local conditions, are readily available at very decent rates. No point in towing long distance.

Europe Distances

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