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The Augustow Canal – 1 Day – Poland - Belarus

The Augustow Canal – 1 Day – Poland-Belarus

Are you eager to see the Augustow Canal from the Belarusian side? Each summer Wednesday we invite you for a one-day kayaking trips. We provide you with comprehensive organization, together with visa and insurance. It is necessary to make a reservation in advance.
The Augustow Canal - a unique monument in Europe which is a perfect example of symbiosis of a technical object and nature. It was constructed in order to link the Vistula with the Neman and the Latvian Baltic Sea Coast in order to avoid paying duty for Prussia. The canal’s length is over 103 km, where 80 km is on Poland’s territory - 77.5 km is fully floatable.
9 of 14 locks located on Polish territory remain very close to the original technical shape.
The Canal is historically valuable due to its preservation, in spite of constant exploitation in the form of invariable waterline, way of water supply, location and fundamental structure of dams (locks and sluices). It is still possible to admire the job of lock operators who uplift penstocks with hand levers, then open gaps in lock-gates by which water fills a chamber until its level is equal with the level of higher-situated pond, afterwards they gape weighty wooden gaps by pushing long shafts with their arms. The procedure is nearly one and a half century old.
Since 1968 it was declared a monument of technology Class. The Canal is a unique object not only because of purely historical aspects, but also it perfectly fulfils tourist and recreational functions. It is because it combines territories of a charming landscape, overgrown with ripe forest stand of the Augustow Primeval Forest. It belongs to the longest artificial waterways in our country.


Each summer Wednesday – a reservation in advance is necessary (min. 10 days before). In case of organized groups- kayaking trip is possible at any time. 
SKA-BY1dz | wednesday - summer vacations  book
SKA-BY1dz | for groups at any time  book


Rudawka – Dąbrówka Lock – Rudawka (20 km)
8 AM – departure from Augustow, return around 8 PM


190 PLN/ person                            180 PLN/child under 12


  • seat in a double SZOT Komfort or Voyager kayak with equipment (paddles, life jackets, soft waterproof seats)
  • transportation: Augustow – Kudrynki Lock, Rudawka – Augustow
  • lifeguard/instructor care
  • pass entinting to cross visa-free border
  • 4 lock fees
  • accident policy cover (AXA s.u. 2000 Euro) i KL (AXA s.u. 10 000 Euro)
Car park for kayakres' convenience - free of charge.


  • trip is organized for min. 14 participants
  • min. 1 week before the trip, you should send an e-mail with a passport scan (photo page) in order to obtain the necessary pass for the visa-free border traffic
  • participation in the trip should be declared min. 10 days earlier
  • in case of too little number of participants kayaking trip can be called off 7 days before planned date
  • on the way there are no food courts. A strop is made by Dąbrówka Lock; roofed spots, toilets and benches on the spot
  • health status of the members must enable participation in the kayaking trip. Children and teenagers can take part in the kayaking trip only under the supervision of their parents or guardians
  • It is possible to arrive earlier or extend the stay with accommodation in Villa Skomanda guest house at the SZOT Base. Required booking in advance.
  • you should take with you: a beverage and food, sun-hat, light hiking shoes, fingerless gloves (e.g. cycling gloves), raincoat, change of clothes and of course GOOD MOOD!

We are a member
Polish Chamber of Tourism
We are a registered tourism operator - No. 17/00/04 issued by the Marshal 
of the Podlaskie Voivodeship. 
We also posses Tourist Organiser Insurance AXA TUiR S.A. 04.206.802.

16-300 AUGUSTÓW    Poland
ul. Konwaliowa 2
mobile +48 601 146 703
tel. +48 87 644 67 58

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