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Deep-Sea Fishing -- Along the canal, numerous boats take visitors out to the Baltic Sea for cod fishing throughout the year. The boats depart at 5am and remain at sea for about 8 hours. Marcel (Lzbica 15A; tel. 502/481-907; hotel_golabek@post.pl) has boats that hold 8 to 24 people, with a minimum group size of two; the price is 140 z per person. Fishing equipment is provided. Food on board, naturally, is the catch of the day. For weekdays, booking a few days ahead will suffice. But for weekends, he's booked up 2 months in advance. The English-speaking staff at Hotel Goabek can assist with the booking.

Riding into the Sunset -- If you've ever dreamed of horseback riding into the sunset on a Baltic Sea beach, here's your chance to live the fantasy. On the sandy shores of Leba, the stables at Gospodarstwo i Stadnina Koni Maciukiewicz  (Sw Huberta 4, Nowecin; tel. 59/866-18-74; www.nowecin.com.pl) organize rides that leave for the beach -- about 4km (2 1/2 miles) away -- each evening at 6 or 7pm. Once at the shore, you gallop away with cool wind in your hair, feeling the steeds' glee as they chase the receding waves. Call a day in advance to book. The warm and friendly proprietors speak Polish, Russian, and German (but no English). The price is 90 z for 2 hours. In season (late June to Aug), the minimum group size is four; off season, it can be as few as two. Wear comfortable riding pants and boots; the stable provides helmets. You should be at least proficient in trotting; they will give you a test ride at the stable to gauge your level of horsemanship. The stables are 3km (1 3/4 miles) to the south of Leba. If you're traveling by public transportation, in season, there are taxis in Leba, or call EKO-Tour Melex. Off season, with prior notice, the staff from the stables can pick you up from Leba. If you're looking to stay overnight, they have four good, value-priced standard rooms at 50 z per person.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.