Private Archipelago Kayak and Hike

From $180.00/person to $720.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizePrivate
Shore Excursion TypeActive, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedLunch is Included.
Recommended DressWe recommend sporty clothing for the trip. Also, closed-toe shoes or water shoes. Please wear your bathing suit underneath your top layer if you wish to go for a swim in between or after your activity. Please bring a towel. Please dress in layers as the water can alternate hot and cold.
RestrictionsMinimum age to participate on this tour is 13 years old. Previous kayaking experience is not needed. Beginners are warmly welcomed, since the kayaks are stable and easily maneuverable. This tour is weather dependent. The nature trail takes us along paths in variable terrain. A basic fitness is therefore helpful. Not recommended for travelers with back problems, heart problems or other serious conditions. This tour is not wheelchair accessible nor is advised for guests with mobility issues who would find it difficult to walk for over one mile on uneven terrain.
Tour Details

Cross the bay waters of the Kallahdenselkä via kayak to discover the nature trails and scenic views of the beautiful island of Vartiosaari when you book this private guided tour near Helsinki. If you are a nature lover or a culture connoisseur, then this is the tour for you. Your private kayaking experience provides you with convenient private round trip transportation service to and from your port in Helsinki to the Vuosaari Paddling Center and an expertly professional guide who will lead the way as you kayak the bay waters and head to Vartiosaari to enjoy its scenic views as you explore its nature trails by foot. Your private tour also covers the cost of your paddles, kayak, life vests, spray skirts, and wind-and-waterproof paddling jackets to keep you warm in case it gets windy on your kayaking adventure. You’ll even have the chance to enjoy a delicious island picnic as you take in the majestic views of the historic villas and modern vacation homes on the island.

Begin your kayaking experience with a comfortable drive to the Vuosaari Paddling Center as you board your private vehicle and catch a glimpse of city-scapes and lush greenery during your scenic drive from you Helsinki port. Once you arrive at the paddling center, you’ll put on your kayaking gear and hop in a kayak to start your paddling adventure along the bay waters of Kallahdenselkä to explore the island of Vartiosaari. Vartiosaari sits in Eastern Helsinki’s inner archipelago and is a meeting ground for the old and new with its many modern vacation homes and historic villas that date as far back as the late 19th century. Catch a glimpse of the beautiful bay waters, and villas and vacation homes that dot the island as you approach the northern tip of Vartiosaari.

Next, your guide will take you on a tour of the island by foot once you dock your kayak. Take in the stunning views of the nature trails as you hike through the islands lush landscape and capture postcard-worthy shots with your camera. Conclude your kayaking and hiking adventure with a delicious picnic lunch of local fare. Take time to reflect on your magnificent kayaking experience before heading back to the paddling center and your Helsinki port.

From paddling via kayak across scenic open bay waters to enjoying a picnic, this private excursion is great for both foodies and nature lovers. Don’t let this exciting excursion pass you by. Book this private kayak adventure today and get ready to experience the Eastern islands of Helsinki.

Shore Excursion Size
Private
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Lunch is Included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend sporty clothing for the trip. Also, closed-toe shoes or water shoes. Please wear your bathing suit underneath your top layer if you wish to go for a swim in between or after your activity. Please bring a towel. Please dress in layers as the water can alternate hot and cold.
Restrictions
Minimum age to participate on this tour is 13 years old. Previous kayaking experience is not needed. Beginners are warmly welcomed, since the kayaks are stable and easily maneuverable. This tour is weather dependent. The nature trail takes us along paths in variable terrain. A basic fitness is therefore helpful. Not recommended for travelers with back problems, heart problems or other serious conditions. This tour is not wheelchair accessible nor is advised for guests with mobility issues who would find it difficult to walk for over one mile on uneven terrain.