Sailing in Two thousand lakes

Mazury is a lovely land of two thousand lakes in the north-eastern Poland. It can be considered a paradise for sailing enthusiasts. There are countless islands where one can anchor their yacht and stay overnight, almost for free. Some of these islands have beautiful sandy beaches.

Our sailing boat anchored in an island

Ruciane Nida lake

Boat anchored in a mazury lake island

Girzycko lake

The sailing season in Poland opens in early May and lasts until the end September.

Thanks to the water canals joining various lakes, it is possible to cover tens of kilometers and access almost every site without leaving the boat. However one has to be ready to take down and put up the main mast because the canals often pass through various low bridges.

Sailing Sunset

East Europe Sailing



Sailors take a particular liking in the following routes:

Giżycko – Mikołajki,

a 37-kilometer-long route allowing to admire the southern part of the Masurian Lake District.  The route begins on Lake Niegocin in Giżycko and ends on Lake Mikołajskie.

Mikołajki – Ruciane-Nida

is another serene, 19-kilometer-long sailing route. It goes around Puszcza Piska Forest and though Lakes Mikołajskie and Bełdany.

Giżycko – Węgorzewo

is a 25-kilometer route running through the northern part of the Masurian Lake District. The route passes through Lake Mamry ends on the Węgorzewski Canal.

Mikołajki – Pisz

the route allows sailors to enjoy the biggest Masurian lake – Lake Śniardwy. This yachting section is 25 km long.

Me sailing

Me sailing and taking a swim in the lakes 

Taking a swim in the lakes while the boat is anchored


(Pictures are taken by the author and copyright of @Cultree)

If you are interested in sailing in Poland click here for more details.


Written by Rudradeb View all posts by this author →

Love culture, people, adventure and learning new things. Currently building a travel startup to help travelers from other cultures to reduce travel cost, bridge barriers with locals and create unique experiences in Europe . Was brought up in a lower middle-class family in India. Came to Germany in 2003 through a scholarship given by a German research lab. Published 9 research papers on Artificial Intelligence. Lived in 8 countries. Visited 44 European countries. Built 5 startups.

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