Puumala: Lake Saimaa Seal Watching Cruise
- Enjoy a comfortable cruise on an electric eco-boat
- Experience the beautiful Lake Saimaa from the water
- See wildlife and get to know the rare Saimaa seals
- Travel with a local expert on the area
Sail to the best lake areas of Puumala archipelago to observe the rare Saimaa seals, one of the most endangered freshwater seals in the world. Along the way captain will tell you stories about the seals, their behaviour and habitat, as well as the unique Saimaa lake complex. Seals are most likely to be spotted after the melting of the ice sheet in May and early June, when adult seals often are seen on rocks sunbathing. Once a seal is found, there is a good opportunity to take photos of this rare mammal. Spotting a seal in early summer is 99% guaranteed on a sunny day.
At the end of the 3-hour tour, the captain will serve coffee and tea. Return back to the departure location after the tour where souvenirs will be sold on shore by the captain. The fresh air will have given you a good appetite, and the restaurant of Okkola holiday cottages is at your service.
- 3-hour cruise
- Use of binoculars
- Tea and coffee
Prepare for the activity
Meet guide at the Sauna shore of Okkola holiday cottages, 400 m from Okkola parking area. Okkola address: Ylössaarentie 35, 52200 Puumala, Finland. Note: There is a ferry crossing to get to Niinisaari IslandOpen in Google Maps ⟶
• Pets and wheelchairs are not allowed on the boat