Rafting on the Dunajec
Rafting with an instructor is available
Rafting with an instructor is available
149 Główna St.
20 years of experience, numerous successes in sports, three Olympians (Athens 2004, London 2012 & Rio 2016). They run and support Port Pienin with passion, meeting your expectations.
We offer rafting on the Dunajec River on sections:
Niedzica/Sromowce Wyżne – Szczawnica (rafting time about 2h 30 min),
Niedzica/Sromowce Wyżne – Tylmanowa (30 km),
Szczawnica – Tylmanowa (15 km),
NEW! Nowy Targ – Czorsztyn (14 km).
We invite you to contact us and take advantage of our kayaking and rafting offer!
Rafting down the Dunajec river or rafting down the Dunajec river gorge and the Pieniny National Park is undoubtedly one of the biggest attractions of the region, which is chosen by both experienced kayakers and families with children. Our most popular organised rafting trip down the Dunajec river along the Pieniny National Park, the Three Crowns and the Dunajec Gorge is 15.5 km long and takes between 2 and 2.5 hours. The trip starts at the rafting boat landing in Niedzica/Sromowce Wyżne (Osiedle Polana Sosny 1), but beforehand all participants meet at the starting point in Szczawnica, from where we set off to the start. We guarantee that the Dunajec rafting trip will be an unforgettable adventure for you! Remember that if you decide to go rafting down the Dunajec river, you don’t need any experience – we will teach you everything on the spot, but there is also the possibility of taking a kayaking trip in the presence of an experienced instructor who will watch over its course.
Getting to the start of the rafting trip, depending on the option chosen, can take from 30 minutes to 4 hours and the duration of the rafting trip is about 2 hours. The rafting season lasts from 1 April to 31 October – at the same time, kayaking and rafting on the Dunajec River at the Port Pienin in Szczawnica is one of the most popular attractions. Our activities are not only kayak rental on the Dunajec! It is possible to organise events for groups or to rent Maverick can-am 4×4 vehicles. Those who are interested in the beauty of the surrounding nature can take a hike or use our bike rental. There are picturesque villages in the area, including Sromowce Wyżne or Niedzica, the Velo Dunajec cycling path, as well as other attractions such as the castle in Niedzica or the peaks of the Three Crowns and the Sokolica.
Our offer is addressed to individual clients, including families with children. The services of the Port Pienin can also be used by groups: school trips, summer camps, green schools and companies. We create a programme of attractions based on movement, active leisure, integration and getting to know the charms of the Dunajec and Pieniny mountain ranges.
In addition to the chosen kayak/raft and paddle, participants of the Dunajec river rafting trips receive as standard a life jacket and a waterproof pack for clothing or a phone, and on request a helmet and a kayak apron. On colder days, we offer kayak clothing (foam and kayak cape).
Yes – we have a small barbecue area where everyone on the rafting trip can eat sausages, oscypek (local sheep cheese) or skewers.
Certainly. It is possible to buy kayaking lessons. We have been training for years – the Port Pienin is the seven-member Polaczyk siblings from Szczawnica, where each has trained or still trains competitively in mountain kayaking. Two Olympians – Grzegorz Polaczyk 7th place, Athens 2004 and Mateusz Polaczyk 4th place, London 2012. We welcome beginners as well as more advanced people.
Winter rafting is also available in our offer. We provide warm clothing and rafting is possible with or without an instructor. Rafting on the route Szczawnica – Tylmanowa (14.5km). We start at 10:00 from 149 Główna Street in Szczawnica. Rafting can be combined with offroad. It is an exceptional offer also for stag parties, hen parties, company meetings, etc.
Szczawnica is a spa town full of attractions, located in a beautiful area between the Pieniny Mountains and the Radziejowa Range. For years, this place has been on the maps of many tourists who want to experience rafting through the Dunajec Gorge, spend time actively on the Pieniny trails or benefit from the properties of the healing waters. The Dunajec River Gorge stretches for about 8 km – between Sromowce Niżne and Szczawnica. Our kayaking trips are very popular among people who want to spend time actively and enjoy the charms of Szczawnica.
Tourists in the surrounding towns and cities, such as Zakopane, Nowy Targ, Czorsztyn, Krynica-Zdrój or Piwniczna, very often take advantage of the great entertainment of kayaking or rafting on the Dunajec river in Port Pienin. All thanks to the close location of Szczawnica, appealing prices and hundreds of 5-star reviews! Are you interested in kayaking or rafting? Visit Port Pienin and choose rafting down the Dunajec river in Szczawnica – experience unforgettable moments, see extraordinary views while hiking or cycling along the Pieniny trails. We offer rafting down the Dunajec river gorge combined with a trip up the river by bus, a bike ride or a hike through the mountains (trip to the beginning of the rafting trip). Our most popular route is Sromowce – Szczawnica (rafting time about 2 hours 30 minutes).
The Dunajec river rafting trips we offer take place in single, double and triple (inflatable) kayaks and rafts for 3 to 12 people. It is possible to book a date in advance for kayaking trips on the Dunajec river in our kayak rental – just use our booking form. Payment is possible at the rafting office. The kayaking route starts in Niedzica/Sromowce Wyżne and ends in Szczawnica, where there is a car park and a kayak and bicycle rental – it is from here that all participants set off on the Dunajec kayaking trip.
Clients of Port Pienin receive a 10% discount on stays in Terma Bania in Białka Tatrzańska