While you’re in port in Helsinki, explore the Finnish coast at top speeds on this private 2-hour Helsinki archipelago boat cruise. Take in landmarks such as Kaivopuisto, the 19th-century Presidential Palace, and the Suomenlinna fortress, and listen as your private guide sheds light on centuries of Finnish history. Out on the open waters, zoom over the waves at up to 50 knots (57 mph) and enjoy high-speed thrills on the water. Stop for a snack on a nearby island and admire sweeping views over the beautiful coastal scenery.
When your cruise ship docks in Helsinki, choose a 10am, 1pm, or 4pm tour, and meet your private guide at the cruise port or Vironallas — near the Market Square. Then, pull on your warm layers and listen to a safety briefing before cruising out into the harbor. Head slowly past top attractions including Kaivopuisto — widely considered among Helsinki’s prettiest parks, the open-air market, the 19th-century Presidential Palace, and Suomenlinna — the historic island fortress. Along the way, listen as your private guide brings Helsinki’s rich history to life. As you leave the coastline for deeper waters, hold tight as your private guide hits full throttle and zoom across the waves at speeds of up to 50 knots (57 mph). Stop on one of the local islands for snacks and drinks, and enjoy panoramic views over the archipelago.Then, head back to the shoreline and return to your cruise ship to conclude your tour.