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Stromma - Sightseeing By Boat

Market Square Kiosk | Eteläsatama, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 9 22881600
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On the Beautiful Canal Route sightseeing cruise you will get to see the most beautiful shorelines in Helsinki and many fabulous sights, including the historic Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, Helsinki Zoo on Korkeasaari Island, the impressive fleet of icebreakers and – of course – Degero Canal. Along the way you will also hear about Helsinki’s fascinating history. You can enjoy this popular route exclusively on our cruise vessels. Our ships’ cafes offer beverages and snacks. To make your cruise enjoyable, we always have friendly staff and experienced captains on board! You will recognize us from our yellow colour and Helsinki Sightseeing-logo! Departures daily in May-Sep.
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Market Square Kiosk | Eteläsatama, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 9 22881600
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

The tour was disappointing in that we had no idea of what we were looking at. The taped commentary was so soft that it could not be heard above the noise of other inconsiderate passengers talking so loud and letting their young kids uncontrollably run...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Of course the good weather helped and we were able to sit outside. The trip was 90 minutes out into the gulf and round a number of skerries (islands). The islands are very flat but picturesque. I sometimes found the recorded commentary irritating - it...More

Thank Elaine T
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We took the 'Beautiful Canal Route' cruise late on a summer afternoon. It was a wonderful relaxing way to get off the land-based tourist trail and see Helsinki from a different perspective, and learn more about the history and lifestyle of the locals. Bring a...More

Thank SouthsideSally
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This tour was a nice way to see the archipelago and to get a little history about the place, but the audio was a canned tape delivered in four languages. This meant they really couldn't tell you much. It would be much better to have...More

Thank tbacus
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Free with Helsinki Card. Audio guide is in four languages and you need to listen to them all. Would be much more sufficient if they had an app with audio in the language of your choice. The tour is long and the text is read...More

Thank Tanel P
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

A 1.5 hour trip around the islands of Helsinki. We only went through one small canal, so I'd call it a bay tour. A good narrative in Finnish, English, German and Russian, gave us a good understanding of all the islands and their history. The...More

Thank Max C
Strömma F, Sales Representative at Stromma - Sightseeing By Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hi, Thank you for your nice review! Kind regards, Soile Strömma Finland

Reviewed 3 September 2017

This passed a pleasant 1.5 hours, but I learned little of Helsinki by it. It is a trip around the bay and islands. As previously mentioned "canal" is a misnomer. There is a short canal of about 20metres which is challenging for the boat to...More

Thank JillBWebb
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

There are 3-4 sightseeing boat tours at the marina at Market Square. All pretty much the same I suspect. We picked this one as it fit our schedule (they leave on the half hour) and we liked their brochure. 90 minute narrated (in 4 languages)...More

Thank Hammbrook
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

When you are in Helsinki and getting footsore taking a boat trip from next to the market square is attractive and a modest cost. Sitting on the top gives the best views but can be cold so take a blanket from the pile near the...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 20 August 2017

If you have spent the morning walking the streets of Helsinki this cruise offers an opportunity to rest your feet and have some modest refreshments while looking at quite pleasant seascapes, but do not expect anything spectacular. The much publicised canal is only about 20m...More

Thank rjg39
Strömma F, Myyntipäällikkö at Stromma - Sightseeing By Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review. Hope you enjoyed the tour and your stay in Helsinki! Kind regards, Martina Strömma Finland

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