Those, who are fed up with swimming during their stay near a water area, can enjoy a view of the countryside from the board of a sightseeing boat. These sail on the dams Liptovská Mara or Oravská priehrada, where the boats regularly transport the art lovers between the bank and the island of arts - Slanický ostrov.
In Bratislava one can take a boat trip from the historical centre to the ruins of the famous Slavonic fortress in Devín, towering on the high rock overlooking the confluence of the rivers Danube and Morava.
Sightseeing boats sail in both directions on the Danube. Sailing up the river brings you to Vienna in the neighbouring Austria, down the river you can get to Budapest in Hungary or as far as to the Black Sea.
Another interesting way of sightseeing is river wood rafting. This tradition is still alive and very popular in Slovakia. Most attractive is rafting down the river Dunajec in the Pieniny National Park where the river creates a natural borderline between Slovakia and Poland. Another possibility to try this wooden vessel is on the river Orava or the Váh - near the mountain Strečno and near the town of Piešťany.