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Water activities

The Orava River and Orava Reservoir are a popular water sports area. Swimming, yachting, water cycling, boating, windsurfing, jet skiing, rafting and sports fishing are only some of the options for people to pleasantly spend their free time or a whole vacation. The water sports complex at Gäcel is the only one of its kind in Slovakia, using exclusively natural water streams.

Rafting, Horná Lehota

You can find sightseeing rides on traditional rafts on the Orava River under the rock cliff of Orava Castle in Horná Lehota. Rafting from Horná Lehota to Oravský Podzámok takes around one hour and offers unique views of Orava Castle.

Web:  www.plte-orava.sk
E-mail: tandem@orava.sk
Phone: +421 (0)911 358 182
GPS: N 49.2612 E 19.3579

Rafting, Podbiel

A unique rafting experience on the Orava River under the Red and White rock. Other than the unforgettable scenery seen during rafting, visitors also have the option to refresh themselves with a regional drink and cultural filler.

Web: www.pltnikpalko.sk
Phone: +421 (0)904 149 515

Boat cruise on Orava Reservoir, Orava Reservoir dock no. 2

A sightseeing cruise on Orava reservoir combined with a visit to Slanica island, which features a permanent exposition of folk art from the collection of Orava Gallery. The church located on the island features an indoor exposition of traditional Slovak folk art and an outdoor lapidarium with stone works from Orava from the 18th and 19th centuries. Inside the former crypt, which is also located on the island, is an exposition of the history of flooded villages and building of Orava Reservoir. The sightseeing cruise on Orava Reservoir and exhibition take around 90 minutes.

Web: www.oravskagaleria.sk
Phone: +421 (0)905 915 108
E-mail: ogaleria@nextra.sk
GPS: N49°24’0.33″ E19°30’50.12″

Orava rafting, Dolný Kubín

The wild waters of Orava River offer adrenaline with easy rafting through the beautiful Orava nature, where everyone gets to experience a paddle. In addition to full boating equipment rental, we offer rafting – mainly on Orava River – for beginners, families with children, children’s camp groups, school trips, groups of friends, and also experienced boaters.

Web: www.oravasplav.sk
Phone: 0903 657 992
E-mail: oravasplav@gmail.com

Boating on an artificial water reservoir, Kubinska Hoľa

Boat on an artificial water reservoir located in the middle of the resort which you can reach via a comfortable chairlift. The lake is a maximum 100 x 30 m in size, which anyone can do. The reservoir features a variety of fish, so you can enjoy yourself watching while you boat. In summer, the lake functions as a fire protection reservoir, and in winter, it is a water reservoir for producing artificial snow.

Web: www.kubinska-sk
Phone: +421 915 595 311
E-mail: info@kubinska.sk
GPS: GPS: N49°15´03.6″ E19°16´00.9″

Experiences on the water

Beside skiing, hiking and culture, Orava offers various water attractions. Modern water parks and water worlds provide attractions for everyone. Orava Reservoir is a unique area with opportunities for swimming, sailing, surfing and other water sports. Slanica Island of Art is in the middle of the reservoir, and you can get there with a sightseeing boat. Orava River offers rafting below Orava Castle so you can experience the history of traditional rafting in Orava. Orava River also offers a range of other rafting options.


Klaster ORAVA, o.o.c.r.
Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1651/2
026 01 Dolný Kubín

ID number: 42219701
VAT: 2023413898
ID VAT: SK2023413898

E-mail: marketing@orava.sk
Telephone: +421 911 747 339