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Helsinki: City and Outer Islands Guided RIB Boat Tour

Helsinki: City and Outer Islands Guided RIB Boat Tour

From US$ 158.74 per person

Enjoy a different perspective of the maritime city of Helsinki on a tour by RIB boat. Cruise past many of the city's outer islands.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, Finnish, German, Swedish, Danish


  • Admire views of Helsiniki from the sea
  • Learn about Finland's icebreaker ships
  • Pass by many different islands in the Helsinki archipelago
  • Spot locals going about their summer traditions
Full description
Meet at the leisure boat port in front of the old market hall on Market Square in Kauppatori. After a short safety briefing, depart by rigid inflatable boat for a cruise along the coastline of Helsinki. Admire the most beautiful parts of Helsinki from the sea, including the Presidential Palace, the City Town Hall, the Market Square, the Uspenski Cathedral, and the Allas Sea Pools. Listen to your guide as they tell you about the city and its history. Continue to pass by the ferries to Sweden, the 19th-century villas of the Valkosaari yacht club, and the residential area of Kaivopuisto, where many of the embassies are located. Then you will be able to see the islands of Harakka, Särkkä, Uunisaari, and Liuskasaari. Travel past the Kaivopuisto Boulevard with its boat marina, yacht club, and seaside cafés. If you are lucky, you may be able to spot locals cleaning their carpets, a true Finnish summer tradition. Cross the small bay and make a stop near the new public sauna and the Löyly restaurant, with its award-winning design. See locals dressed in swimming suits jumping into the water, along with casual coffee drinkers sitting on the terrace. You will also see some of the old Hernesaari shipyard, where Finnish icebreaker ships are built. After leaving the city limits that have a speed limit, the driver will go full-throttle so you can experience the true power of a rigid inflatable speed boat. The Helsinki archipelago with its 300 islands will then start to appear in front of you. Pass through the passage between Vallisaari and Suomenlinna. Spot the historical dry dock of the old shipyard, the submarine Vesikko, and the King's Gate. Continue past the islands of Vasikkasaari, Koivusaari, and Saunasaari. Admire views of summer cottages, saunas, and the military island of Santahamina. From here the boat will cross the bay of Kruunuvuorenselkä and head for the fleet of icebreaker ships on their summer holiday. Learn about why Finland is so well-known for its icebreakers, how the ships work, and where they are being operated. You will then start the return journey to Market Square.
  • Use of whole-body floatation suit or floatation jacket
  • Use of life jacket and goggles
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Look for a red RIB boat with the local partner's logo. Arrive 15 minutes before departure.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    •  The tour will operate rain or shine
    • You will stay in the boat for the entire tour
    • This tour needs a minimum of 2 passengers in order to operate
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    5 /5

    based on 5 reviews

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    Super cooles Abenteuer mit dem RIB Boot zwischen den Schären von Helsinki. Guide war sehr nett und zuvorkommend, es gab viele Informationen über Helsinki und Finnland, sehr kompetent. Es ist eine Mischung aus Action mit Speed und Sightseeing (an wichtigen Stellen wird angehalten um etwas zu erklären - häufig Stellen, an die man ohne Boot nicht kommt). Helsinki so zu erleben, einmalig! Wir würden definitiv jederzeit wieder buchen!

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    September 11, 2021


    Vue exceptionnelle depuis la mer, expérience exaltante de vitesse et explications du guide très intéressantes ! À faire absolument

    October 16, 2021


    A very nice experience with a well informed guide! I would recommend it!

    September 24, 2021

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