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Lake Saimaa Small-Group Cruise with Stories and Music
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Lake Saimaa Small-Group Cruise with Stories and Music

By Lakeland GTE
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, French
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  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • WiFi on board
  • Skippers stories live
  • View of photos and videos in skippers presentation
What's not included
  • Souvenirs for sale at the end of tour


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Satamatie 2, 52200 Puumala, Finland
    Puumala center, marketplace harbor. You find boat close to "Kalakontti" fish-truck at marketplace peer
  • Option 2
    Sahanlahti Resort Ltd, Lietvedentie 830, 52200 Puumala, Finland
    Sahanlahti resort, guest boat harbor next to Rantamakasiini summer restaurant
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8333P30

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Lake Saimaa Small-Group Cruise with Stories and Music?
    Lake Saimaa Small-Group Cruise with Stories and Music price starts from €25.48. Discover and book Lake Saimaa Small-Group Cruise with Stories and Music on Tripadvisor
    What is the Lake Saimaa Small-Group Cruise with Stories and Music cancellation policy?
    Lake Saimaa Small-Group Cruise with Stories and Music cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Lake Saimaa Small-Group Cruise with Stories and Music on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 30m. Discover and book Lake Saimaa Small-Group Cruise with Stories and Music on Tripadvisor

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    Itinerary
    • You’ll have 2 starting options
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      Lake Saimaa
      Puumala
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Lakeland GTE
      267
      Puumala, Finland
      Joined in February 2015
    • p_lvir2024
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful and ecological winter activity in Eastern Finland
      Finnish winter is so beautiful. Thank you Arto for your guidance also in French. We took photos and enjoyed nature. Driving snow scooter is a fantastic winter activity and easy to learn. Due to weather conditions we were not able to drive on the ice. If we could do it, the rate of the experience would be excellent instead of very good.
      Written 31 March 2024
    • 221henningv
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible Experience
      It was an incredible experience. Arto provides exceptional service with attention to detail. I will definitely come again. Thank you very much.
      Written 27 March 2024
    • MaartenD542
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wow !!!
      What an experience !! Its not only floating, really a great thing to do ! Just go for it and let the surprise Come! Thanks for everything
      Written 15 March 2024
    • 658reinat
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unique experience
      This unique experience is a very fun activity to do, especially in group. We had a great time. Arto is a lovely guide & made us feel very welcome.
      Written 15 March 2024
    • SimonR351
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun ice floating and E-scooters
      Arto was fantastic, very friendly and very knowledgeable, we did ice floating and the E scooter, both of which were great fun. Highly recommend Arto and Lakeland.
      Written 9 February 2024
    • 386hannur
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience to help seals nesting
      Trip to make snowpiles for Saimaa ringed seals´nesting on lake Saimaa! Very well organized trip and a lot of interesting info of seals was given. Hopefully Arto will arrange these triosta also next year!
      Written 28 January 2024
    • NorthStar07167681067
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience - Also for beginners
      Thanks so much to Arto our guide! We had never done this before, but Arto's instructions were great and after a short time we had so much fun scooting on the lake and in the forest! We certainly recommend it to everyone :)
      Written 16 January 2024
    • ilmarik2024
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great for kids (12y) also
      Great for kids (12y) also, nice seanery at the lake. Some parts of the course vere little difficult for beginners.
      Written 1 January 2024
    • AbsoluteBeginners
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      unforgettable!
      This experience could simply be described as unforgettable. The beauty of Lake Saimaa at sunset, the wonder of a dazzling day, the silence, the lucky we had and Arto's competence and kindness will stay with us forever. I found and booked the cruise on the web, very quick and easily I have to say: we immediately received a confirm with instructions and, further on, a useful reminder just some time before departure. It is important to emphasize that the cruise is on a fully electric boat, so it is very silent: this is fundamental not to disturb the animals’ quiet (and your own!). Arto was always very clear about not being able to grant the seals' sighting, but …we were blessed! After a couple of fast spottings of a diving seal, we were so lucky to spot a curious pup who observed us silently sailing beside it for long, unforgettable minutes! We also spotted a couple of ospreys and a grouse, not to mention Saimaa’s astonishing views, commented by Arto’s in-depth information on the Lake and seals’ life cycle. At sunset, Arto presented us with warm coffee and homemade buns, which he was so kind to cook gluten free as we mentioned in our requests. He was an exquisite host even to introduce us to the Dutch couple sailing with me and my family, encouraging us to chat and creating a relaxed atmosphere.
      Written 5 October 2023
    • connyf553
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Our seal tour with Arto was very nice. The tour is driven by a comfortable electric boat. Even in bad weather you are protected in the boat. During the trip you can look for the seals with available binoculars. In the meantime Arto tells you a lot of interesting things about the life of the seals. The experience is rounded off with a coffee and a sweet piece. I can fully recommend the tour.
      Written 27 September 2023
    • jos_luism423
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great cruise in lake Saimaa
      Great relaxing trip in beautiful lake Saimaa. Arto was a great host, and he was able to share with us a lot of information about the lake and about Finnish culture. He even played a traditional song with the accordion. Thanks to his electric boat, the trip was very comfortable (hardly any noise, and no fumes). All in all, a great experience. As a bonus, Arto's English was perfect and he was very flexible arranging a slightly different hour of departure to help with our schedule. Our kids had a great experience also, and Arto was very kind with them and let them pilot the boat for a short time.
      Written 2 September 2023
    • elisabethv841
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful seal safari on Lake Saimaa
      In August 2023 we joined a seal safari by ecoboat. We spent three wonderful hours on Lake Saimaa and felt really close to this piece of paradise. Arto is a very hospitable person (we even had a little coffee/ tea break :). He gave us insight into the life of the Finnish Norppa, the bird species and the region in general. Fortunately, we even spottet a Norppa, some Fisheagles and Swans. We were impressed by Arto‘s knowledge and enjoyed peaceful Lake Saimaa a lot! Elisabeth & Anton
      Written 27 August 2023
    • 471eijah
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Saimaa Seal Tour
      We booked this trip to see a glance of Saimaa ringed seal knowing that this time of the year it would be very difficult to see one. We were more than happy with the tour. It was excellent. We did not see the seal but saw birds like Kalasääski, Osprey, and its nest. The quiet lake scenery with a beautiful sunset was superb. Arto was an excellent guide and gave us a lot of information with some great pictures and videos. A silent electric boat was very nice. Thank you Arto! We will return in May 2024.
      Written 21 August 2023
    • C3818SIsimonek
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Saima Seal tour
      We booked the Saima seal trip and were not disappointed since we got to see some seals. The boat is electric so very quiet which made the trip even more enjoyable since we don't like noisy motor boats. The guide tells many interesting stories so that you're always entertained and the coffee break was lovely. We highly recommend this trip if you are in the area!
      Written 6 August 2023
    • Jana_Katerina
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Really nice tour! Thank you Arto!
      Amazing tour with a lot of information provided by Arto! We managed to see the seal 3 times (unfortunately only in the water and not laying on a stone, but still). Really cool to see an animal that is that rare. Also, coffee and pastries were provided for a coffee break in between. Arto was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend the tour! :)
      Written 15 July 2023
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    Aditya B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    Had a great experience in the small-group cruise. It was personalized and felt much better than the cruise on the bigger boats in Lake Saimaa. Listening to live music, hearing stories about the lake, watching seal and the eagle were all really nice.
    Written 19 August 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you very much for joining Ecoboat cruise in Puumala and for this lovely review. Hope to see you again on my tours. cheers Arto guide
    Written 20 August 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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    Helsinki, Finland17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    Great overall experience! The boat is super quiet and you travel almost water-level. We got see Saimaa ringed seal and osprey, among others. Perfect weather during our trip. Sooo relaxing!
    Written 21 August 2022
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    Thanks for joining Ecoboat seal watching tour in Puumala. We really had the best possible conditions on our trip, and I am so happy that you liked it. Thanks! Arto guide
    Written 22 August 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Priyam C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Family
    3 hours seal watching experience was great , time just flew initially we didn’t see seals but last one hour was very exciting , we saw seals multiple times.Arto was great , his experience speaks through the stories and the pictures we saw . Arranging and coordination for the tour was very easy with Arto. The snacks was very nice and my 6 year old son got to even be captain for some time .
    Written 27 July 2021
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    Thanks for joining tour and for writing this lovely review. Hope we will meet again.... Arto captain
    Written 28 July 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Nana P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    We saw Saimaa ringed seal (saimaannorppa) and a nest of Osprey (kalasääski) with two adult birds and one chick. There were binoculars on the boat that passengers can borrow. The skipper Arto was very nice and had great stories about the area. The electric boat was so quiet, a great alternative to motorboats. Great way to get out to lake Saimaa if you don't have time for a longer cruise or paddling.
    Written 15 July 2023
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    Thanks for joining the Ecoboat cruise in Puumala. Happy moments by the lake. Hope to see you again one day. cheers guide arto
    Written 16 July 2023
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    Sami
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Friends
    What an amazing trip! Our guide was so warm, funny and entertaining. We learnt a lot about lake Saimaa's history. We were also offered coffee, tea and pulla in the middle of the lake. This cruise was definitely a highlight of our trip.
    Written 16 July 2022
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    Many thanks for joining my Saimaa story cruise by Ecoboat, I am so happy that you liked it! Happy summer & cheers Arto
    Written 17 July 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    AHA
    Tampere, Finland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Couples
    The cruise was really relaxing and intresting. Arto is wonderfull guide and he have a lot information about Saimaa nature and history. The storycruise was suitable also for families with smaller kids because it took abit more than one hour.
    Written 1 July 2021
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    Thank you very much for joining the cruise and for your nice review! Lake Saimaa is beautifull and it is great to explore it with people who like nature. Have a great summer,! cheers Arto the guide
    Written 2 July 2021
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    Marko R
    Helsinki3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021
    An enjoyable cruise in the middle of the beautiful sceneries of Lake Saimaa and its archipelago. No dull moments, but easy and comfortable atmosphere with the captain telling entertaining stories about different local and Finnish themes. And in many different languages, too! Also, the solar-powered boat is eco-friendly.
    Written 23 August 2021
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    Thank you very much for joining and taking the time to write review. Greetings from guide Arto
    Written 23 August 2021
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    Benjamin D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the tour for the seul observation. It was wonderful the night was perfect and the colors amazing. However we havent sea any seal but its wildlife. Our guide Arto was very Nice and gave us many informations about seal and the lake. And speak many languages so its very easy.
    Thank you for make us discover the lake
    Written 10 August 2022
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    Thanks for joining me on my cruise, I am so happy that you liked it. Maybe see you again on tour one day? Cheers Guide Arto
    Written 11 August 2022
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    Stephanie
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    Very nice experience with Arto ! The electric boat is perfect way to enjoy the peace of Saimaa lake. The tour is 1h20 ,which is perfect to do with young kids. Arto explained us lot of things about Saimaa and also the finnish culture. I definitively recommend.
    Written 21 August 2023
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    Thanks a lot for joining my Saimaa story cruise in Puumala. It was a pleasure! cheers Arto guide
    Written 7 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Sari L
    Kerava, Finland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    Mr Arto, the guide showed a great interest and love for the nature. He entertained our small group with interesting stories, music and coffee service. My warmest recommendation💚
    Arto-oppaan rakkaus ja mielenkiinto luontoa kohtaan tuli selväksi. Hän viihdytti pientä ryhmäämme tarinoilla, musiikilla ja kahvittelulla. Lämmin suositus 💚.
    Written 7 July 2023
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    Thank you so much for this heart warming review! With kind regards Arto
    Written 8 July 2023
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