Sister mock pirate ships, Czarna Perła i Galeon Lew (English: The Black Pearl and The Lion Galleon) ferry people back and forth between Gdańsk waterfront and Westerplatte, departing close to the Green Gate (Polish: Zielona Brama). During winter, only the Czarna Perła is in operation, departing Gdańsk three times a day: 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 and returning from Westerplatte at 35 minutes past the hour. Galeon Lew returns to operation in April. The cruise to Westerplatte takes about 30 minutes whereas the return trip is 50 minutes and comes with a commentary in English, German and Polish. Russian commentary is also available but must be requested in advance. Learn about key landmarks and the city's history as you cruise up to the place WWII began. While this is, of course, a great activity for kids, the bar on-deck allows parents another way to join in on the pirate spirit. On the way back from Westerplatte, it is not uncommon to have live music on deck and there's also a restaurant onboard serving international cuisine. In the evening, when cruises finish, these ships become floating taverns. All aboard!