Join the happy captain Arto on a Seal safari by his unique electric Ecoboat. Experience the beauty of lake Saimaa and spot rare Saimaa Seal in Puumala, without worrying about eventually cold or rainy weather. This private safari departs from Niinisaari island, Okkola peer). May and early June is the best time to spot Seals.
Where → departures 1.5.-9.6. from Niinisaari island 10 kms from Puumala center, in Okkola holiday cottages peer. Address: Ylössaarentie 35, 52200 Puumala (300m walk from Okkola parking to the shore).
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 at 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00 and 19:00-22:00. If you want another departure time, contact guide and check availability (there are many open departure times in early summer, and if there are no bookings for a departure, skipper can change it into a private charter for you)
Price → 65€/person Minimum fee is 390€ (6 persons).
Price includes → private tour 3 hours, guide, ecoboat, coffee, use of binoculars
You have good chances to spot a seal
Ecoboat is the most seal-friendly boat & the first 100% electric passenger boat in Finland, very comfortable and warm even in cold water season
Lake Saimaa landscapes near Puumala are amazing. Puumala is amongs the best seal areas in lake Saimaa
Your friendly captain will tell you stories about Saimaa seal and lake Saimaa. You will get lots of information about seals, as well as see photos and video
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