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Public open Seal safari by Ecoboat in Puumala (Sahanlahti autumn 1.8-30.9)
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€65.00
€50.00
€65.00 / 3 h
Price includes 1 person. Extras:
  • Adults€65.00
  • Children 1 - 11 yrs€50.00

Merchant

LakelandGTE Outdoor company sales@lakelandgte.fi +358 400 966800 Company id: 2247249-8 Merchant terms

Join the happy finn captain Arto on a Seal safari by his unique electric Ecoboat. Experience the beauty of lake Saimaa and spot rare Saimaa Ringed Seal in Puumala, without worrying about eventually cold or rainy weather. You can book single seats on these departures. Ecoboat is weather-proof and comfortable for people of all ages. You will get a great and relaxing nature experience, and with some luck see a rare Saimaa Seal. So, what are you waiting for?

HIGHLIGHTS

Comfortable, All-weather Ride

Leather seats, roomy, covered boat is comfortable on all weather conditions. The young and the old will feel safe and comfortable. The big windows of the boat will be opened for your photos and to adjust the temperature in cabin

Friendly, experienced guide

With over 16 years of experience and after hosting over 10.000 guests, you’ll experience finnish hospitality at its best with your local guide mr Arto! You’ll enjoy engaging stories, interesting facts and a deep passion for lake Saimaa region

A Wildlife Experience Like No Other

With our silent eco-boat you’ll be able to have closer and more intimate experiences with nature

Locally Baked Snacks & Coffee

There’s no better way to enjoy a day on the water than with locally baked sweet buns … and a hot "Kuksa" mug of coffee or tea. Coffee is served during tour

Travelling responsibly

By choosing our environmentally friendly, electric boat tour, you’ll be helping us preserve this incredible natural landscape for generations to come. Eco-boat runs by solar-power

Visit the heart of lake Saimaa

Puumala archipelago is beautiful. You´ll be amazed by the fantastic landscapes and views from the boat

INCLUDED

  • 3 hours cruise by the Eco-Boat. Available 1.8.-30.9. from Sahanlahti resort. You can book single seats

  • Professional English speaking guide (guide also speaks some German and French)

  • Coffee, tea and a home-made sweet buns

  • Weather-proof comfortable Ecoboat

  • Warm blankets during cold days

  • Use of binoculars

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transfers to departure location

WHAT TO BRING

  • Seasonal outdoor clothing

  • Camera and personal items

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • After booking you will get instant confirmation and instructions on departure location to your email.

  • Starting point during 1.8.-30.9. from Sahanlahti resort. Address: Lietvedentie 830,  52200 Puumala 

  • Please arrive to Boat latest 5 mins before departure time, and leave enough time for finding a parking for your car. Missing the departure time does not entitle you to a refund of the price paid for the services

  • Boat is weather-proof with a cabin. We recommend warm clothing according to days weather. On cold days we have warm blankets in boat for your comfort

  • Boat is safe and equipped by all necessary safety equipment. There are some small-size safety-vests for children too

  • The tour operates in almost all weather conditions (if there is a thunderstorm, we will wait untill it passes over and only then start the tour)

  • Captain Arto will entertain you with stories about Saimaa Seals and the nature, as well as show some multimedia during the cruise. For children there are some in-boat activities too

  • Coffee/tea service with home-made sweet buns is included, and for children there is juice too

  • You may buy Seal souvenirs from Artos small in-boat-souvenir-shop (soft toys, key-rings, magnets, pillow covers etc). We accept cash and credit cards

  • All our guides have undertaken our own training program and are highly qualified. Guidance is provided in Finnish & English, some of the other languages are available. We follow the guidelines of “Seal-friendly tourism” in all our activities

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT PUUMALA SEAL WATCHING CRUISES

Michael says it was a great trip.

Seals, seals, seals !

Arto hosted a great tour to see Saimaa Ringed Seal in Puumala with his electric boat.

Click to read reviews in Tripadvisor

CANCELLATION TERMS

  • Full refund if cancelled not later than 7 days before departure. 

  • 75% refund if cancelled not later than 48 hours before departure

  • 50% refund if cancelled not later than 24 hours before departure.

  • No refund if cancelled less than 24 hours before departure or no show

  • Change of day is possible when made latest 18h00 local time the day before departure. All changes cost 10€ extra and are subject to availability

FAQ

When is the best time to see Saimaa seals? Best period is May and early June. Later in summer when weather is warm, seals may be seen in the water as they come breath to the surface. Nice nature experience and friendly service are guaranteed at all times!

Where does the boat leave from? 1.8.-30.9. from Sahanlahti resort. Address: Lietvedentie 830,  52200 Puumala 

Can I book only one seat? Yes, but only on Public open departures. In case there is no open departure available on the time of your choosing, then you need to book a private charter and pay the minimum fee which is higher

What if it rains? Do not worry. Ecoboat is weather-proof, the cabine keeps you dry and warm

Do you have safety vest for children in boat? Yes, there are some small-size safety vest for children. If you have many children with you, you should inform us in advance so that we will take more of small-size safety vests on the tour

Are pets allowed to travel with me? No, unfortunately not. We love pets but we do not allow them in the Ecoboat, because this might cause allergic reaction in other clients.

When is my booking confirmed? Immediately after payment you will receive confirmation email with instructions about the tour. If you think you have made the booking but have not received the confirmation email, then please contact us by email to sales@lakelandgte.fi and we will figure that out together

How do I pay for the tour? You can book in our online-store and pay by Credit cards, via European SEPA bank payment or Alipay. We require payment at time of the booking

Do I have to book in advance? Yes. You need to book in advance to guarantee a seat. For Seal watching cruise, you can book untill 61 minutes before departure time

Do I need cash to buy some souvenirs in Ecoboat? You can pay also by Credit card.

Can I find more information about the Ecoboat? Yes, have a look at our Ecoboat web-page for more info

I try to book but it does not work, what should I do? First make sure that you have checked the “accept conditions” box. If it still does not work, please contact us by email to sales@lakelandgte.fi and we will figure that out together

OTHER QUESTIONS?  Please email to sales@lakelandgte.fi and we will answer as soon as possible


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