Boat rentals and river cruises in Hungary

A river tourism experience in Hungary is always an adventure in nature.

Al igual que en Francia y en otros destinos, te damos la posibilidad de alquilar un barco sin licencia en Hungría. Como novedad debes saber que para alquilar un barco en Hungría es necesario tener al menos 21 años unlike other destinations that is 18 and of course being 2 adults on board.

Es un nuevo destino, un destino virgen del turismo fluvial ya que hasta entonces no era posible alquilar un barco sin permiso en Hungría.

Descubre este paraíso donde te quedas sorprendido por la tranquilidad de sus aguas y paisajes completamente preservados. Alquilar un barco en Hungría es un sueño para pescadores, ornitólogos y amantes de la navegación.

Navigable regions:

En Hungría tienes dos regiones por descubrir. Puedes embarcar en la región de Tokaj in the north, at the junction between the river Tisza and the river Bodrog or in the port of Kisköre located to the south in the Tisza river almost 1000 km long to navigate between natural parks.

  • En Tokaj navegas entre viñedos milenarios a los pies de los montes Zemplén, unos antiguos volcanes cubiertos por bosques. Esta región es mundialmente conocida por sus viñedos. Desde el puerto de Tokaj puedes alquilar un barco sin permiso para recorrer el río Bodrog y el alto Tisza hasta la tierra del famoso vino de Tokaj descubriendo por el camino hermosos paisajes.
  • Si navegas por la región del río Tisza, embarcas en Kisköre donde tienes la posibilidad de navegar solo en una pequeña parte del lago  “Tisza-Tó” o “lago de Tisza” ya que gran parte de la zona es salvaje. Sin embargo puedes rodearlo por el río del mismo nombre (Tisza) y si quieres completar tu crucero fluvial con una gran aventura te recomendamos  que reserves una canoa o un kayak. Desde aqui vas a navegar en pleno corazón de la mitica Gran Llanura Húngara y del parque nacional de Hortobágy, por el río Tisza y el lago Tisza.

On your cruise through the region of the river Tisza aboard your boat without permission, you will discover the puszta, a steppe region unique in Europe, where herds of buffalo, oxen and wild horses coexist under the watchful eye of the csikós dressed in the traditional attire.

Both rivers are reserved for recreational navigation, which is perfect so that you do not block your way and you do not come across large cargo ships. On your river cruise you will only find private pleasure boats, fishermen, canoes, jet skis, water skiing, paddle boarding… Say hello, smile and enjoy the adventure.

Al contrario de otros destinos de turismo fluvial de Europa, en Hungría no hay esclusas ya que el nivel del río es muy similar en todas las zonas. Sin embargo te vas a encontrar con una curiosidad, en Tiszadob hay un puente móvil que todavía sirve al tráfico . Allí te encuentras con un técnico que asegura el paso a todos los barcos.

When planning the cruise, keep in mind that navigation in Hungary begins in May since the waters of the Tisza come from the mountains and the floods in the river are very frequent in spring in the north (Tokaj). That is why we always recommend going downstream so as not to go against the current and thus gain more speed. You benefit from the current (an average of 4km / h) and then you sail at about 10 or 12 km / h.

Amarres, pesca , baños y comercios en Hungría

  • Moorings: During your river cruise you can moor in simple moorings or in ports more equipped with pontoons that give you access to water, electricity, toilets, showers, etc. In addition, some ports such as Abádszalók have a restaurant and floating pool (Tisza Region) The price per night is approximately 30 euros per boat.

Si lo que deseas es vivir en la naturaleza y dormir bajo las estrellas también es posible. En ese caso debes buscar las zonas más amplias del río donde hay boyas que te permiten amarrar donde quieras. Cada 20 o 30 km hay puntos de descanso para dejar tu barco y disfrutar de un baño, descansar o pescar mientras escuchas el sonido de los pájaros.

  • Fishing: If you are a fishing lover, river tourism in Hungary is for you and you only need to buy a permit at the port of embarkation, from there you can get to work. In the Tisza river there is a great diversity of fish, if you cannot wait, you can meet them by visiting the Ecocentro aquarium in Poroszlô, which is a great plan to go with the family.
  • Bath: When sailing with your boat in Hungary in summer you may want to take a bath and you have several options. You can bathe in the beaches laid out by the water, in the pools prepared with slides or in the famous thermal pools such as Tiszaújváros, Tiszafüred and Sárospatak that contribute to the fame of Hungary. If you prefer, you can take a dip in the river but you must be careful with the currents, especially
  • Shops: In the past, the Tisza river suffered several floods so that villages and towns have been installed a few km away to avoid future problems. We recommend that you rent at least 2 bikes for shopping and supplies during the river cruise.

In small towns the shops are usually only open in the morning from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. (sometimes until 2 p.m.). In the bigger cities or tourist places like Tokaj shops usually close at 6pm.

  • Restaurants: Except in the summer season (from June to September) the restaurants are only open for lunch. However, in summer they are also open for dinner but the maximum seating time is at 8pm.

If your thing is good food you cannot miss the "Halászcsárda"Typical Hungarian, fish restaurants and local food, which can be found in almost every village.

Tips and Recommendations

  • Keep in mind that you are going to sail near protected national parks, we ask you to be especially careful with the flora and fauna of the area. During your tour you see a beautiful landscape impossible to describe and the flora that surrounds you is 100 % intact. We ask you to respect everything that surrounds you.
  • Pack your camera and binoculars because they are very useful for bird watching and other charms of nature.
  • All the natural beauty carries with it the presence of insects, including mosquitoes, especially if you tie up in the middle of the Keep in mind that all cabins have mosquito nets but if you want to spend an evening on the terrace you will need them.

Hungary is characterized by its wines and rich gastronomy, but keep in mind that if you are going to drive the boat you should not drink. While you are sailing in Hungary you may come across a control of the River Police which will not hesitate to fine you. Have a good Tokaj wine only if you are not going to pilot the boat or at night.



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