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Authentic Boating & Island Experience

boat ride

Authentic Boating & Island Experience

10 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English, Finnish
boat ride

Authentic Boating & Island Experience

boat ride

Authentic Boating & Island Experience

10 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English, Finnish

What you'll do

During the 3h trip you will discover wonderful Helsinki archipelago and secret places that can only be reached with a small boat while sitting in comfortable leather seats or laying on a sundeck feeling and hearing the waves while extremely quiet engine is running. Boat has a removable ROOF and a HEATER so weather will not be an issue. First we will leave from Cafe Carusel passing by the architectural wonder restaurant & sauna Löyly. We will explore an island where you will experience the beautiful nature. We might find and taste some mushrooms and berries. We will continue towards the UNESCO World Heritage Suomenlinna Fortress while driving through beautiful natural canal. After seeing fortress optionally you can take the helm of the boat and learn to drive and rip through the waves! Then we will speed up the boat and shortly reach massive ice brakers and beautiful Jugend style view on our way towards the authentic Finnish-legendary sauna! The sauna is a wood-burning self-service public sauna, a destination for Helsinki natives built and maintained by a group of volunteers. If you like you get in to the sauna and swim in the sea. (swimsuit optional). If you want to you can participate by cutting fire wood and collecting water just like in a country side. On our way back you will see our 2 main churches, old market hall, market place, sailing clubs and embassies.

Your host

Learn more about Marco

Marco

I am founder of nature travel company Helsinkiboats. I have been boating since I was 8 years old in Lapland, Helsinki region and also in Sydney Australia. I know the coast of Helsinki and the archipelago like the back of my pockets. The best kept secrets that the archipelago has to offer, I can show you. A more authentic experience in the finish nature is hard to come by :) You can find out more info about me from my professional Instagram/Facebook page #HELSINKIBOATRIDES

What's included

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Where you'll be

Merisatama/Eira harbour where the old architecture meets new Munkkisaari Unique Island of Pihlajasaari UNESCO World Heritage Suomenlinna Fortress Katajanokka giant ice-beakers and jugend style architecture Old harbour Sompasaari 2 main churches Market place Old market hall Sailing clubs Embassies in Kaivopuisto

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Boat has a removable ROOF and a HEATER. IF you want to get in to the Sauna and or swim please bring towel and swim suite (optional;)

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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Marco
Authentic Boating & Island Experience
10 reviews
$112/person
10 reviews
$112/person