Czarna Hańcza River – relax – one-day kayaking trip

Wonderful relaxation close to nature - a beautiful river with a lazy current, enchanting landscapes of primeval forests and marshy meadows. Pure relaxation with a paddle in your hand!



9.00am-3.00pm - approx. 3,5 hrs kayaking

13 km





Scenic surroundings of forests and marshy meadows, the pervasive chirping of birds, a lazy current carrying a kayak and crystal clear water – complete relaxation!

The route is recommended for beginners, families with small children and for amateurs of relaxing paddling.

We provide 1-, 2- or 3-person kayaks, canoes, transportation, car parking (availability limited) in Augustów.


In summer, 1-day kayaking trips take place every day. The minimum number of participants – 8 ppl. Limited number of places.

For the other months, please contact our team.

You can book the kayaks till 6 PM the day before the trip  +48 601 146 703


9.00 AM – meeting in SZOT Base in w Augustów; formality, short briefing

9.30 AM – departure to the start point – Gulbin

A picturesque and charming section of the Czarna Hańcza River. At the beginning the river flows in a valley with its banks covered with forests, from time to time passing small villages with its buildings on the shores. Then it enters into the dense forest complex of the Augustów Primeval Forest, meandering more and more. Finally, it meanders among marshy meadows and high rushes. The current is lazy but it facilitate paddling, the bottom of the river is covered with lush rush plants. The river is not very wide, with convenient places for a stop and a bath.

Duration: approx. 3,5 hours of kayaking.

3.00 PM – pickup from Okółek and return transport to Augustów


90 PLN / person in 2- or 3-person polyethylene kayak

115 PLN / person in a single polyethylene kayak CAROLINA/ CUSTOMLINE

77 PLN / child under the age of 12 in 2- or 3-person kayak

55 PLN /child under the age of approx. 4 as a third person in a tandem kayak VISTA on an add-in kids seat

Price includes

  • seat in a kayak with paddling gear: Dr Kayak paddle, life vest, soft seat
  • transportation of people and kayaks from SZOT Base to the starting place
  • return transport from the end point (in accordance with the program) to SZOT Base
  • kayaks’ launching fee
  • short briefing before kayaking

Place at the parking area in SZOT Base in Augustów (availability limited) – for free.

Paid separately

  • dog’s / cat’s transportation fee – 20 PLN or in the case of a large pet requiring more space on the car floor – 45 PLN. Some buses do not have a lot of space between the seats. One has to have regard to other passengers’ comfort traveling in one transport. We DO NOT TRANSPORT dogs and cats in car seats. We DO NOT RENT life vests and seats for pets. Pets CANNOT kayak in polyethylene kayaks on soft seats.
  • accident insurance (sum insured PLN 20,000) – approx. 2 PLN / person / day. It is possible to buy insurance no later than 1 day before the trip.
  • renting a waterproof bag (55l) or barrel (3,5l, 10,4l) – 7 PLN /trip (+deposit of 50 PLN)
  • renting a sprayskirt – 3 PLN /trip (only for kayaks: CRUISER II, HORIZON, CAROLINA)
  • available to purchase in the SZOT office: maps, waterproof phone cases, sun hats and raincoats

You are welcomed after the kayaking trip to the Villa Skomanda restaurant for lunch with a kayaker discount!

Additional information

  • Registration open every day, till 6 PM – you can book your kayaks even one day before the trip – +48 601 146 703 or
  • Before starting the tour, a short briefing will be provided, organizational and safety issues; kayaking instructions.
  • Attention! Participation in a one-day kayaking trip takes place at the participants’ own risk, in accordance with the regulations of one-day kayaking trips. Trip members must be in an appropriate state of health, which allows to participate in a kayaking trip. Kids and teenagers can take part in a kayaking trip only under supervision of their parents or legal age guardians.
  • During the summer season, one-day kayaking trips take place every day. The number of places is limited. In the out of season, depending on interest. We organize kayaking trips all year round.
    For families with children up to 9, we offer 3-person kayaks CRUISER III
    For 3 adults, we offer 3-person FAMILY or TERCET kayaks
    For people who have already kayaked and expect more adventure and fun, we suggest a route of medium difficulty, eg Czarna Hańcza and Augustowski Canal – meanders (Dworczysko – Mikaszówka).
  • We also offer individual organization of a one-day kayaking trip or organized option – with the guidance of a kayaking instructor or  lifeguard. Please contact us by phone or email.
  • We suggest you to take: comfortable, lightweight footwear – sandals/ slides/ water shoes, mosquito repellant, fleece sweatshirts, warm clothes suitable for night weather conditions, fingerless gloves, raincoats, and of course, a GOOD MOOD!
  • We suggest you to take:
    • drinks and lunch box for the road, there are bars or shops not everywhere,
    • sun hat,
    • lighweight hiking shoes,
    • swimsuit for lovers of splashing in the water and a change of clothes is necessary. ATTENTION! dry clothes are required for transport by bus / coach!
    • fingerless gloves (e.g. cycling gloves), if you want to squeeze the paddle bar too tight,
    • a jacket or raincoat with a hood,
    • and of course, a GOOD MOOD! 😉

We are a licenced touroperator listed in the Central Register of Tourism Organizers No. 17/00/04 issued by the Marshal of the Podlaskie Voivodeship and the Insurance Guarantee of the Insurance Company EUROPA.


Czarna Hańcza River… relax, refresh, recharge. Join us!


Spływy kajakowe z pasją, wycieczki autokarowe, imprezy dla firm
ul. Konwaliowa 2
Augustów 16-300, Polska

+48 87 644 67 58

+48 601 146 703