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About Lakeland GTE
Exclusive Saimaa seal watching tours and sightseeing cruises by Ecoboat in Puumala by lake Saimaa. Skipper tells stories and plays accordion. Guided canoe safaris in Linnansaari and Kolovesi national parks. Boat Fishing and sightseeing tours for adventurous customers. I guarantee the best summer experiences. Let me be your Lakeland guide.
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Franck L wrote a review 11 Sep
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Arto is a very good guide. He knows a lot about the region and he is polyglott (he spoke english and french very good). Thanks to his electric boat, we could enjoy the cruise in silence.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Response from LakelandGTE, Owner at Lakeland GTE
Responded 2 weeks ago
Merci Franck! It was a great pleasure to guide you on Ecoboat cruise in Puumala. Hope to see you again soon. Guide Arto
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Banu A wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had a lovely time looking for seals on lake Saimaa whilst listening to Arto’s stories. You can ask Arto anything about Finland and he will have something to share about it :) Thanks Arto, hope to meet you for a winter holiday activity in Finland some time!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from LakelandGTE, Owner at Lakeland GTE
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks a million for joining Seal watching tour by Ecoboat and for lovely feedback. Looking forward to meeting you again!
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William Kay wrote a review Aug 2022
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We stayed in the Lake Saimaa area for two weeks and passed through Puumala and bumped into Arto and learned that he offered a four hour boat fishing tour via his company, Lakeland GTE. Being out of town city folk with no prior fishing experience (but a lifelong desire to learn), the three of us didn't know what to expect, but booked it anyway. This was the highlight of our two weeks in Saimaa! Arto was an incredible guide and great fishing instructor. He taught us all of the basics of spin fishing from beginning to end with precise level of detail. In addition to being friendly and great company, he was very patient in his instruction - all of this led us to catching several pike fish, but also becoming super excited in this newfound hobby! Lastly, he went above and beyond - after the tour, he emailed me with valuable tips and guides on how to buy the right fishing equipment, instructional videos, and licensing for the rest of our stay in Finland. For anyone who would love to fish in Lake Saimaa, I would highly recommend Lakeland GTE!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from LakelandGTE, Owner at Lakeland GTE
Responded 22 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your nice feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your Fishing trip with LakelandGTE. Fishing is a nice and relaxing activity, and it has even been written that "gods do not count the time spent fishing", so it makes you live longer... Happy moments to you all and hope to see you again!! Arto guide
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Remburs wrote a review Aug 2022
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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!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from LakelandGTE, Owner at Lakeland GTE
Responded 22 Aug 2022
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
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Aditya B wrote a review Aug 2022
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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.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from LakelandGTE, Owner at Lakeland GTE
Responded 20 Aug 2022
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
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