Canoeing the Peene River

Discover the “Amazon from the North” in this canoeing adventure through the Oder Delta. Rest your head in cosy hotels along the way.


This 8-day paddle tour will take you in separate paddle stages through the fascinating Peene Valley. You can travel at your own pace, equipped with the best gear and detailed tour tips. Your overnight stays are in cosy hotels and B&Bs, and have been pre-booked.

The tour is suited for experienced paddlers as well as for beginners and families with children, as there are no locks and there is almost no current on the Peene. After a thorough briefing, you set sail for adventure on daily stages of between 8 and 18 km.

You will spend your nights in idyllic hotels and B&Bs on the banks of the river. In the tranquility of the unspoiled nature you come across storks, herons, white-tailed eagles and with a bit of luck also otters and beavers. 

The remains of Slavic castles, village churches and monastery ruins, as well as the people who live here, tell you about the varied history of this part of the country. Picturesque sunsets, a campfire atmosphere and the tranquility of the Peene Valley will remain in your memory for many years to come.

Wildlife watching from a canoe.


Day 1: Arrival in Anklam from where you will be picked up. Gathering of equipment and transfer to the starting point of the tour. Overnight stay.

Day 2 Under the guidance of an experienced tour guide you paddle the first section of the river after a small paddle course. At lunchtime we will enjoy a delicious meal together. In the evening you head towards the hotel.

Days 3 to 6:  Explore the "Amazon of the North". Five days paddling with lengths between 8 and 18km from one idyllic resting place to the next are in front of you. 

Day 7 After 80km you will reach your destination Anklam. A special activity awaits for you at the end of the tour, an exciting safari with wildlife watching. You will be accompanied by a certified nature and landscape guide.

Day 8 On the 8th day it is time to say goodbye after breakfast.


  • Days: 8 days/  7 nights (5 days canoeing)
  • When: May- October, set dates 
    • 31.08. - 04.08.2020 still 2 places available
    • 07.09. - 11.09.2020 still 8 places available
  • Accomodation: Gasthof Stolpe, Hotel Am Peenetal, and Landhof Trittelwitz.
  • Guide: Janina or Frank
  • How to get there: You will start in Anklam. You can easily reach Berlin by train (or plane if you prefer), then take public transport to Anklam, or rent a car to get there (2 hr drive). 
  • Languages: German, English


  • 8 day Paddle programme €1245 pp (with 2 people sharing a room). Single supplement: €420
  • Child up to 11 years (accompanied by two paying adults, in the same room): €850
  • Adult + child (sharing a room): €1990

The cost includes:  5 days of paddling between 8-18 km per day. 7 nights in hotels/B&Bs along the way including breakfast.  2 to 4 person canoe or kayak incl gear.  Introduction to canoeing or kayaking.  4 x lunch package.  2 x dinner. Transfer to starting point of the paddle tour. Pick up with very bad weather

The cost does not include: Train/Flights to Anklam. Other lunches and dinners than included in the programme.  Insurance. Personal items

What to bring: We recommend you to dress in layers. Water/ comfortable shoes, sun hat, water bottle, daypack, long pants, rain pants, hat and gloves, jacket, raincoat or poncho, sun protection cream, non smelling mosquito/tick repellent and camp shoes (sandals). Binoculars, personal toiletries/medicines and a sense of adventure!


Rewilding Europe Levy: 5% of your booking sum goes to the local Rewilding Europe organization.  

The Oder Delta is becoming increasingly well-known as a rewilding area and prominent nature tourism destination. Rewilding Europe is developing a network of local wilderness guides, wildlife watching tours and hides, lodging and other nature-based enterprises that are creating jobs and burgeoning support for rewilding.


Funded by the Krombacher Brewery Species Conservation Project, the Oder Delta team is working with partners to boost biodiversity in the delta by improving habitats. In Germany the eagle is one of the rarest breeding bird species, with only about 100 breeding pairs left in the northeastern part of the country, most of them in the Oder Delta rewilding area and its surroundings. Nest protection shields were also installed to protect eagle nests against predation in order to boost breeding success.

The Rewilding Oder Delta team is now working to restore fish populations and fish migration in the Stettin Lagoon and associated rivers, in collaboration with local communities and the State Office for Agriculture and the Environment in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Activities, which focus on rivers in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district, include the rewilding of river banks, the restoration of natural hydrodynamics, the removal of obstacles to support fish migration, and the re-wetting of areas adjacent to waterways.

Read more about our work in the Oder Delta here


Aukje Van Gerven


Meet Frank

I was born and raised in Greifswald, where my love for the my homeland Pommern arose during many bike rides with my parents and siblings.

Bathing in the Baltic Sea and evenings with friends on the beach around campfires fill my childhood memories…later in life these experienced where paired with a good Pomeranian beer, and the peace of nature filling the background. 

My professional life led me to military service in 1984 on the border between the German Democratic Republic and the People's Republic of Poland on the island of Usedom, the Szczecin Lagoon and the Pomeranian Bay in the southern Baltic Sea.

It was a border between friendly countries, but also a border that separated people surrounded by nature.

Today I am very happy that this border connects the people in Pomerania and we can show our international guests our beautiful landscape in the middle of Europe with their natural wealth. 

My colleagues and I would like to welcome you to a safari in the Oder Delta by canoe, kayak or solar boat.

Frank Götz-Schlingmann

Peene River Canoe & Kayak guide