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Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Board your sightseeing boat in central Helsinki, and settle into the comfortable cabin or find a spot on the outdoor deck.

    Then, sit back and admire the sights as you sail by Helsinki’s waterfronts and islands. Around 62 miles (100 kilometers) of picturesque coastline extend out from the city, as does an archipelago of around 330 islands, each offering a quiet escape from the Finnish capital’s bustle.

    As you cruise, hear fascinating facts about Helsinki’s colorful history and the passing sights from the on board commentary. Watch for Korkeasaari Island, the site of Helsinki Zoo; and pass the UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress: an immense 18th-century edifice that straddles several smaller islands. Snap photos of this sturdy outpost and learn how the Swedes built it as a military defense during the Russo-Swedish War.

    Sip on a drink from the onboard bar (own expense) as you sail into the Degerö Canal. Behold the beautiful scenery along this man-made waterway — constructed in the late 1800s to provide an easier passage to one of Helsinki’s inner archipelagos.

    Have your camera ready as you drift by Helsinki’s fleet of icebreaker ships. These massive vessels help to keep Finland’s seaports open during winter and make an impressive sight.

    After your roughly 1.5-hour cruise, arrive back at the starting dock where your trip ends.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Helsinki Market Square
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Onboard commentary via loudspeakers in English, German, Russian and Finnish
    • Written information available onboard in Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish and Estonian
    • Free WiFi on-board
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    The title "Canal Boat Ride" is a bit misleading. The ride takes you through the main harbor of Helsinki and around some islands. There is a brief ride through a canal between two islands (low bridge!). Just about all the islands are inhabited, either permanently...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank theoax
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I had high hopes for this tour and it was very disappointing. The tour itself was really a waterway tour, we didn't actually get a chance to see much of Helsinki. The commentary was far too loud and very cheesy and all pre-recorded. We were...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank OurGrandDayOut
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Awesome time , seeing the sights of Helsinki, informative commentary as well One of the best 90 mins touring around Helsinki Book early as it fills quick , and then you will have too wait another hour too get another opportunity

    Thank 876cheyneb
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Very nice and relaxing tour to see the Helsinki archipelago, I do recommend it for a fun and relaxing experience!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Carmelo P
    Camper07343432885, Sales representative at Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Sir/Madam, thank you for your message. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour at the sea and hope to see you again sometime! Best regards, Karoliina / Stromma Finland

    Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

    A great ceyise for everyone to get to know more about the History of Finland, Sweden and Norway, while enjoying the pure sea air and the beauty of the Baltic Sea panoramas!

    Thank marinambh
    Camper07343432885, Sales representative at Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Sir/Madam, thank you for your message. It is nice to hear you had a good time on our Canal Cruise around the shores of Helsinki. The views are, indeed, beautiful and the air is refreshing! Best regards, Karoliina / Stromma Finland

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    August 31, 2019|
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    Response from rnewcomb33 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, absolutely
    July 19, 2019|
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    Response from tswlcma | Reviewed this property |
    We thoroughly enjoyed the 90 minute canal cruise and the indoor and outdoor Marketplace at Market Square. The indoor market has lovely fresh fish and numerous places to grab a quick bite. As for getting from the train to... More
    May 25, 2019|
    Response from Strömma F |
    Dear Sir/Madam, thank you for your message and interest in our services. Hotel Fabian is about 500 meters from the Market Square, so walking is the easiest way to get there. Welcome to Helsinki! Best regards, Karoliina... More
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