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CRUISES

Puula Tours organizes boat and ship cruises by request on the ruggedly beautiful Lake Puula, elected Southern Savonia's provincial lake, as well as on Liekune and Ryökäsvesi.

The services are available for everyone: individual passengers, companies, groups of friends, summer guests. You can also book a cruise as a present, for example spend a different kind of birthday, or utilise the taxi boat service.

You will be able to quickly familiarize yourself with the lakes’ unique landscapes, the way that suits you the best. The cruises mainly depart from the harbor at Kangasniemi town centre or Ukonniemi, but an alternative departure point can be arranged, for example your summer house, Käräjäniemi harbor, harbors of Hirvensalmi or Satulinna. By request you can also be picked up and brought by car to the departure point.

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Boat or ship?

The ship requires a deep beach and good docking structure, so Kangasniemi town centre, Käräjäniemi harbor, Mainiemi harbor and Hirvensalmi town centre are examples of good ship harbors. The boat requires a rockless shore, which is more than 60 centimeters in depth.

The ship moves slower, approx. 10-12 km/h, whereas on the boat you can choose the speed of travel. The ship can accommodate a larger group of 12 persons, the boat can take 7 persons. The boat is a good way to see a lot of the lake and nature in a short time, the ship may be a better for for a party or a meeting.

Where to go? Here are some ideas:

  • The sights of Puula – Wide open waters, narrow straits and rocks
  • Evening cruise - See a beautiful sunset or an August moonrise
  • A meeting cruise on the ship
  • A birthday cruise
  • History cruise – Ruins, rock paintings, cup marks, canals
  • Freestyle boating – Cruising to a sandy beach for a swim and boating just for fun
  • Otava Tour - See the stunning straits of Otava
  • Kangasniemi Tour - Go shopping, enjoy a cup of coffee or grab a pizza
  • Syvälahti Tour - Catch a boat to a dance at Finland's most beautiful dance hall
  • Sauna Tour – Spend a summer evening boating and enjoying a sauna
  • Satulinna Tour – See where the popular television show ”Vain Elämää” is filmed
  • Hirvensalmi Tour - lunch at Kissakoski or an evening snack in the harbor restaurant at Hirvensalmi
  • A taxi boat to where you want to go
  • Säkkisalo Island – The island has a cabin owned by Metsähallitus and you are welcome to spend the night, use the sauna or just enjoy a summer day/evening on the sandy beach. Puula Tours is an official partner of Metsähallitus and captain Seppo is your cabin host. Säkkisalo is a unique retreat, perfect for nature walks or picking berries and mushrooms.

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Single bookings for themed cruises

Puula Tours also organizes themed cruises, which will offer individual people the chance to join a cruise. More information about themed cruises for summer 2017 will be published later.

How to prepare for your cruise:

When you reserve a cruise, we will agree on the date and type of the cruise as well as an alternate date should there be bad weather. The boat and ship have indoor areas so you’ll stay dry even if it rains. Please bring with you a happy attitude, weather-appropriate clothing, sunglasses and possibly a camera and swimwear. Both the boat and the ship have a WC, life jackets (also for children), drinks and snacks. Additional food and drinks may be included depending on the cruise type.

The type and speed of the cruise is up to you, the captain will take care of safety and correct boating habits as according to maritime law and will inform you of any alternative cruising destinations.

Prices:

Group rate for boat: 150 € for the first hour, 100 € for the subsequent hours.
Group rate for ship: 150 € for the first hour, 120 € for the subsequent hours.

Waiting time 50 € per hour, transfers without customers (if needed) 75 € per hour. Payment types accepted: cash, debit/credit card, invoice. For cruises including meals, waiting etc., contact us for prices.

For example: a boat cruise for 7 people costs only approx. 15 €/person/hour or a celebratory cruise on the ship for 12 people approx. 11 €/person/hour.

Puula Tours | Sepon Konttori | Seppo Lappalainen | Phone (+358) 400 570 557 | seppo.lappalainen(a)seponkonttori.fi