Nemunas is the largest river in Lithuania, which at its mouth splits in to several channels and enters Curonian Lagoon. The only inhabited island Rusnė is located in the middle of the delta. This area is a bird paradise, where you can often see sea eagle, common crane, white stork among many other species. Paddling in the protected area provides you a chance to get closer to the local wildlife. One of Europe’s largest and oldest ornithological station is located in Ventė. Cultural heritage can be found while exploring old water pumping station (1907), lighthouses in Uostadvaris and Ventė as well as unique Mingė village.
The route passes Nemunas river, several channels, Kniaupas bay and gives you an impression of paddling on open waters of Curonian Lagoon. Enjoy this tranquil paddling trip with a combination of nature areas and cultural background.
This tour is safe and suitable for beginners. Swimming skills are required and previous paddling experience is not necessary. However we might change our route depending on weather conditions.
The guide will take pictures during the tour and send photos to you afterwards so you don’t need to risk your camera on the water.
Please dress according to the weather conditions and use outdoor clothing including a rain jacket and light footwear if you have a chance. It is recommended to take an extra set of clothes to change after the tour. You can keep them in the dry bags and kayak hatches while paddling.
Highlights of this tour:
Bird ringing station in Ventė
River village Minija
Old lighthouses of Uostadvaris and Ventė Cape
Nature reserve as a bird paradise
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time