From June to September, Żegluga Ostródzko-Elbląska pleasure boats sail the most interesting parts of the canal between Ostróda and Elbląg. Sadly they no longer do the entire route which was, you have to admit, a rather long day. There are two tours to choose from – Elbląg to Buczyniec (4½ hours) which includes all five slipways, and Ostróda to Miłomłyn (2½ hours); both can be done in the opposite direction. Buses transfer passengers to their starting points. For timetables and prices see the website.

Regular services run throughout the summer and on hot summer days it may be an idea to book ahead. Outside this period there are fewer services. It’s worth ringing Żegluga Ostródzko-Elbląska a couple of days in advance to find out about the availability of tickets and the current timetable status. Boats have snack bars on board, which serve some basic snacks and drinks.