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Puumala: Lake Saimaa Seal Watching Cruise

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Join a professional guide in Lake Saimaa to observe rare Saimaa seals on an ecoboat cruise. Admire the wildlife, great landscapes, and stunning lake views.
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
Arrive on Niinisaari island, a short distance from Puumala towncenter. Leave your car in Okkola holiday cottages parking area, and follow signages to Sauna shore. Meet your friendly captain Arto who will welcome you on board the eco-boat. The eco-boat is the only 100% electric boat in Finland and the most nature-friendly boat. The cabin is comfortable, covered, and weather resistant.

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.
Includes
  • 3-hour cruise
  • Use of binoculars
  • Tea and coffee
What’s Not Included
  • Meals

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Meeting point

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 Island

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Important information
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• Suitable for all ages
• Pets and wheelchairs are not allowed on the boat

From £53.65 per person

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Product ID: 198154