Tourist guide to the Masurian Lakes

Boats on the Masurian Lake

Boats on the Masurian Lake ©PolandMFA/Flick

A cruise on Masurian Lakes is a good idea both for those accustomed to such trips and both for those who are for the first time the guests of a boat. We present you a tourist guide to the Masurian Lakes, more exactly some useful information for a boat trip on the lake. You might think that this might not be the best idea, but please read our arguments before you decide.

First of all, the scenery is amazing. Wherever you go, the scenery alternates from natural forests where you can stop for a moment of silence and isolation to genuine or tourist settlements, where you can spend a great evening.


The experience of sailing is itself a very powerful reason which supports the cruise option. At the first contact with the boat, everything migh seems cramped and uncomfortable. In a very short time you get used to it and all the inconveniences become interesting details of your trip. The local culture is also an attraction of the a journey. On the banks of the Masurian Lakes are sprinkled here and there some very interesting places.

The Masurian Lake in Poland

The Masurian Lake in Poland ©PolandMFA/Flick

The locals

In your experience with the locals sometimes you might feel that you know them and understand them exactly, but other times you feel somehow that come from different cultures, with specific histories. In any case, the Poles can be classified as hospitable as long as they clearly know what are you doing there.

The best time to visit the Polish lakes

Except winter every season has its advantages for a journey like this. The seasons of spring and autumn have definitely the advantage of the beautiful landscape, while summer is probably the best option for an enjoyable vacation without great risks. The Masurian Lakes would be an excellent location for a holiday home.

The Masurian Lake in Poland

The Masurian Lake in Poland ©włodi/Flick

Recommendations and helpful information

An important recommendation for your trip on the Masurian Lakes would be to not be fooled by the apparent lack of comfort of the sail boats with. You have a place to sleep, a place to cook, and you finally notice that you have room for everything, including a place for a successful party.

Regarding the souvenirs, the small ports where you anchor to have a night party will definitely have stores with a plentiful supply so you cannot neglect them.
A bottle of a Polish vodka is one of the most famous souvenirs for tourists.

Renting boats is very cheap and the prices for food and other necessities are also not scaring. The final amount depends mostly on everyone’s habits, but overall, it is a holiday with an average budget.

Boats on the Masurian Lake

Boats on the Masurian Lake ©PolandMFA/Flick

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