Saimaa story cruise

Experience lake Saimaa in just 75 minutes on a comfortable lake cruise by silent Ecoboat in Puumala. Your friendly captain tells you interesting stories about local history and traditions, serves coffee and entertains by accordion music in stunning lake scenery. Comfortable weather-proof boat, private captain, informative stories and beautifull finnish lake. With some luck you might even spot a rare Saimaa seal.  This narrated sightseeing cruise should be part of every visitors summer program in Saimaa region! NEW SERVICE IN 2021

Highlights of Saimaa story cruise

  • Beauty of lake Saimaa, possible to spot a rare Saimaa Seal
  • Comfortable weather-proof Ecoboat, enjoyment for all senses
  • Friendly skipper tells stories about Finland and  lake Saimaa
  • Tea and coffee service and live accordion music
  • Daily departures from Puumala harbor between 15.6-30.8. 
  • Best service guaranteed and good value for the money, easy online booking
  • How to get to Puumala, see here

1. Saimaa story cruise open  departures 15.6-30.8.2020

Daily departures from Puumala harbor with individual-booking-option. Early bookings are recommended especially for groups, because there are only 10 seats in the boat

  • When → daily in  15.6-30.8.2021
  • Where → departures from Puumala harbors Marketplace peer, adr Satamatie 2, 52200 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 → daily 13:00-14:15 and 14:30-15:45
  • On other times check out the private charter summer option below.
  • Price → 22€/person (children 1-11 years old15€, 0 years old free of charge when sitting on adults arms during cruise)
  • Price includes → Cruise, guide services and stories, coffee/tea, accordion music
  • You should bring → outdoor clothing as per the weather, camera. Cabin of the boat is covered and weather-proof.
  • Service language →  English and Finnish (guide speaks helpfull German/Russian/Italian/French too)
  • Note → Due to Corona-virus guidelines, you must NOT participate if you are sick.  No pets accepted on board
  • if you have any questions, send them by the contact form
  • Book online  via BOOK YOUR SEAT NOW button. Payment by creditcards. You will get immediat confirmation in your email . 

2. Saimaa story cruise private charter  departures 15.6-30.10.2020

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

  • When → 15.6.-30.10.2021
  • Where → departures from Puumala harbor, address: Satamatie 2, 52200 PUUMALA. (Departure may also be arranged from Sahanlahti resort for +60€ extra fee, ask before booking)
  • 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 →  at 10:00, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00, 18:00 and 20:00, book online latest 3 hours before 
  • Price → 200€/group. In case that you would like to have a longer tour, extra hours can be booked for +100€/hr/group. Contact us in advance to check availability of extra hours
  • Price includes → private cruise 75 mins, guide, ecoboat, coffee/tea,
  • You should bring → outdoor clothing as per the weather, camera. Cabin of the boat is covered and weather-proof. You may bring your own picnic food or drinks if you like
  • Service language → guide speaks English, Finnish, French  and also some German, a bit of Russian, Swedish, Italian
  • Note → No pets accepted on board
  • if you have any questions, send them by the contact form
  • Book online  via BOOK CHARTER NOW button. Payment by creditcards and instant confirmation to your email

More information on Saimaa story cruise

Cruise by electric Ecoboat is a unique experience, pure pleasure.   Ecoboat is covered and weatherproof, and while sitting on the comfortable sofas you will feel like being in a living room on waves, very close to water. You can see the scenery in all directions via the big windows. The silent engine enables hearing the sounds of nature and discussing in boat. 

Your friendly captain Mr Arto will tell you stories about Finland and lake Saimaa, starting from lakes creation untill today, showing you also photos and multimedia. You will get an entertaining package of information about the happiest country in the world, traditions, history, nature, celebrities and lifestyle, and you are welcome to ask for more information from your knowledgeable captain. Halfway, captain will serve tea and coffee, and  entertain you with some live accordeon music finnish style. With some luck it is also possible to spot a rare Saimaa Ringed Seal in water or a flying Fish Eagle in the air. Saimaa story cruise offers you a great lake experience and lots of information about Finland and lake Saimaa in an easy-going way.  

This fun and informative cruise is a ”must to add” to your lake Saimaa region summer program. Captain speaks English, French and helpful German, Russian, Swedish and Italian.

Captain highly recommends daytours between Saimaa towns for people travelling by car;  make a nice drive from place to place, do some sightseeing, stop along the route to enjoy good food in quality restaurants offering local food and stop in Puumala for the Story cruise at the time of your choice.  Welcome to experience the Saimaa story cruise! 

Stay overnight in Puumala !

Guide Arto recommends following accommodation: