The Szkarpawa (length 25.4 km, class II navigability) is entered by the Gdańsk Head lock (km 931 of the Vistula), built in 1895 on the site of a 17th-century fortress protecting access to Gdańsk. There are several berths on the river and wild coves between the rushes that are also suitable for stopping. In Rybina (15.1 km), at the headland between the Wisła Królewiecka and the Szkarpawa, there is a free-standing pier. There is a newly built marina in Osłonka (23.5 km).
Szkarpawa is a river saturated with hydro-technical structures. At the Linawa River estuary, there is a pumping station in Chłodniewo, built in 1930, allowing to pump 14 thousand litres of water per minute. The next large pumping station is in Osłonka. In Rybina we pass two interesting bridges: drawbridge and swing bridge. From the river, you can see vast fields of Żuławy with rows of willows and numerous arcaded houses, monuments of the Dutch and Mennonite culture.