Saimaa Ringed Seal Kayaking Tour

Have you already canoed in May in the waters where the Saimaa seals play? Come and join us look out for these seals in the water areas where they live, still fully respecting their peaceful existence. We do not always encounter them, but in May, in particular, it may be possible to observe Saimaa seals from a safe distance. Naturally, the nature of the Lake Saimaa has plenty of other sights and sounds to enjoy in May.

This is a full-day trip in a small group, leisurely paddling together with your pair in a double kayak. A double kayak is stable and safe and makes observation possible. We will land and have a soup and coffee or tea during our lunch break. We will paddle total about 4 hours ca. 10 km.

Participation requires a good basic condition and also some previous kayaking experience.

Departures Spring 2024

  • Sunday 5.5 klo 9 – 15
  • Saturday 11.5 klo 9 – 15
  • Saturday 18.5 klo 9 – 15

The Price: 120€/person
Includes: guide, paddling equipment (double kayak), soup lunch and coffee

Please let me know if you have any food allergies or special dietary requirements.

For an additional fee:
Dry suit 25€ (needed if you want to paddle with single kayak during cold waters)
Binoculars 10€

Bring with you:
Waterproof outerwear suitable for exercise, enough warm clothing underneath, sweater or fleece for breaks, soft-soled shoes or rubber boots, woolen socks, a hat or cap, sunglasses, own water bottle, camera and binoculars. You can also rent binoculars from us.

Trip will only take place if there are at least 4 participants.

The tour is also available on request for groups.

Starting point: Saimaa Canoeing, Ylössaarentie 84, 52200 PUUMALA

Cancellation policy
To confirm your reservation, please make your payment either in our online store or using payment details sent by e-mail. Payment must be made in full together with your reservation, and if you pay using the separately received instructions, please, e-mail us the receipt of payment. Cancellations are possible any time before the reserved date as follows: a) a reservation fee of 20€ will be charged for cancellations made more than 20 days before the booked service; b) 50 % of the service price will be refunded for cancellations made from 19 to 3 days before the booked service; c) the full price will be retained for cancellations made later than 2 days before the booked service. We recommend travel insurance that covers cancellation charges and fees.