Gort is a Nord ferryman. He and his rowboat are located at the Windhelm docks.


Gort wears generic clothes, boots, and carries an Iron War Axe.


The Dragonborn can hire his boat to go to the following locations:


  • "Climb on in the boat and get comfortable." – After asking to sail to Solitude or Dawnstar.
  • "You just enjoy the fresh air and leave the rowing to me." – When boarding the boat.
  • "The one with the ruined castle? Don't you know that place is cursed? Even seasoned sailors steer far around that place." – When asked to go to the island Castle Volkihar is on.
  • "I'll take you as far as I can, but I'm not hanging around and it's gonna cost you extra." – When the Dragonborn insists on going to the island.
  • "Climb on in and let's get this over with." – When convinced to go to the island.
  • "You think I do this for my health? Come back when you've got the coin." – If the Dragonborn does not have enough gold to make the journey.


  • Gort will respawn if killed.
  • He may not be able to take the Dragonborn to the Icewater Jetty near Castle Volkihar. This may be a glitch or occur if the Volkihar are joined during the Dawnguard questline.