Saimaa Seal watching tours Linnansaari

Saimaa Seal watching tour in Linnansaari national park is the most comfortable way to spot Saimaa ringed seals.  The sympatic Saimaa ringed seal is one of the rarest seals in the world, and it only lives in Saimaa lake in Finland. I organize Saimaa seal watching tours  to Linnansaari  in early summer during four first weeks after ice-out which is the best time of the year to see seals lying on a rock, sunbathing. Later in summer seals can normally be seen only in the water. Join me on a half-day safari and get to know Saimaa seal, its habits, habitat, and if we are lucky…  see Saimaa seal live lying on a rock. The landscape in Linnansaari is fantastic and there are some 60 Saimaa seals living in the area. My ecoboat is the most seal-friendly boat available, and it brings you on the waters of Saimaa Seal on morning-charters and open evening-tours. Ecoboat is also very comfortable and weather-proof, thanks to the covered cabin it keeps you warm, and it is great for photography.  Select your favourite tour, make easy booking online, and see you on Saimaa seal watching tour !

Highlights

  • Saimaa ringed seal population in Linnansaari  is over 60 seals, and you have 99% possibility to spot a seal
  • Ecoboat is the most seal-friendly boat &  the only 100% electric passenger boat in Finland, very comfortable and warm even if the waters are still cold after winter
  • Linnansaari National Park landscapes are amazing. Linnansaari is amongs the best seal areas in lake Saimaa
  • Your friendly captain will tell you stories about Saimaa seal and lake Saimaa
  • You will probably see flying Ospreys during tour too. There is a dense population of nesting Ospreys in Linnansaari
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Excellent service and Arto knows his business well. He is a very pleasant guide and help us to spot seals… by Adolfo Rivero

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Despite spotting one seal, we all had a great time, with a positive atmosphere and super professional guidance. Arto did a splendid job… by Julia

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1. Private Saimaa seal watching tours by Ecoboat in Linnansaari National park

This is a private charter tour with  only you and your friends on board. If you like privacy and you want to enjoy Saimaa seal experience with your friends only, and speak only your own language with guide, this will be your best choise.

  • When → available 10.5.-10.6. monday-thursdays and sundays (ice-out day is normally during the first week of May, but may vary depending on the spring temperatures). Note also friday-saturday Seal watching tours in Puumala
  • Difficulty → easy, suits well to everybody. Also for lightly disabled persons as they can be helped enter the stairs into boat (wheelchair cannot be taken in boat, however)
  • Start → mornings  from 10:00-14:00 Meeting place in Mustalahti boat harbor  in Rantasalmi, address: Mustalahdentie 150, 58900 RANTASALMI. There is a parking for cars and a toilet in boat harbor. If you would prefer to go in the evening, please contact us in advance. It can be arranged if boat is available.
  • Price → 65€/person  Minimum fee is 455€ (7 persons). In case that you would like to have a longer tour, extra hours can be booked for +70€/hr. Contact us in advance to check availability of extra hours
  • Price includes → private tour 4 hours, guide, ecoboat, coffee and small snack, use of binoculars
  • You should bring → outdoor clothing as per the weather, camera. Cabin of the boat is covered and weather-proof. In a sunny day it will be warm inside, but when spotting a seal, we need to open the windows for photography and cold air comes in. We do have some warm blankets in boat. You may bring your own picnic food if you like
  • Service language → guide speaks english, finnish, french  and also some german, a bit of russian
  • Note → No pets accepted on board
  • if you have any questions, send them by the contact form
  • Book online  via the button. Payment by creditcards and instant confirmation
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2. Open seal watching tours in Linnansaari National park

If you donot want to book your own private seal watching tour, you can participate on one of my wednesday-evening tours in spring. Please note that minimum  4 preorders are required for these tours!

  • When → available 6.5.-5.6.2019 on wednesday-evenings (ice-out day is normally during the first week of May, but may vary depending on the spring temperatures). Charters may affect the schedules and availability. Click on BOOK NOW button to see calendar and available days. Check also my weekend departures in Puumala
  • Difficulty → easy, suits well to everybody. Also for lightly disabled persons as they can be helped enter the stairs into boat (wheelchair cannot be taken in boat, however)
  • Start → evening  from 18:00-22:00 Meeting place in Mustalahti boat harbor  in Rantasalmi, address: Mustalahdentie 150, 58900 RANTASALMI. There is a parking for cars and a toilet in boat harbor.
  • Price → 75€/person . Payment on site before departure. Note that open departures require minimum 4 prebookings received at the latest 24hours before departure. Your booking will be confirmed after there are enough bookings. In case that departure is cancelled due to lack of bookings, guide will contact you and suggest transferring your booking to the next available departure.
  • Price includes → Saimaa seal watching tour 4 hours, guide, ecoboat, coffee and small snack, use of binoculars
  • You should bring → outdoor clothing as per the weather, camera. Cabin of the boat is covered and weather-proof. In a sunny day it will be warm inside, but when spotting a seal, we need to open the windows for photography and cold air comes in. We do have some warm blankets in boat.
  • Service language →  english and finnish
  • Note → No pets accepted on board
  • if you have any questions, send them by the contact form
  • Book online  via the button. Payment on site before departure by creditcards/cash. Your booking goes first “on request”, and it will be confirmed after there are enough bookings.
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