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Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise provided by Stromma - Sightseeing By Boat

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise
- Single-packed cafe selection and contactless menu options available onboard. - Restricted number of passengers - Seating arranged on board to ensure social distancing
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
See the Finnish capital’s many landmarks and the Helsinki archipelago from an ideal vantage point on a sightseeing cruise. The comfortable boat, which offers an outside observation deck and cozy saloon, takes you past Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki Zoo, UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, and more. As you cruise along, listen to live commentary on the city's history and culture from 16th-century to today.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Market Square
    Eteläranta, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    Market Square, by the yellow flags
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    Stromma - Sightseeing By Boat
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Kauppatori
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
    Santahamina
    Hevossalmi
    Villinki
    Vartiosaari
    Laajasalo
    Kulosaari
    Korkeasaaren Elaintarha
    Katajanokka
  • You'll end at
    Market Square
    Eteläranta, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    Market Square, by the yellow flags
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Get a quick overview of Helsinki's attractions
  • Photograph the city's attractions from the water
  • Listen to live commentary during the cruise
  • See a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Finland
Important Information
Departure Point
Market Square, Eteläranta, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Onboard commentary via loudspeakers in English, German, Russian and Finnish
  • Written information available onboard in Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish and Estonian
  • Free WiFi on-board
  • Entry/Admission - Stromma - Sightseeing By Boat
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Alex J wrote a review Aug 2020
Melbourne, Australia2,219 contributions217 helpful votes
Reasonably good boat tour around the canals, and islands, near Helsinki harbour. Free with the Helsinki Card. Not worth paying for it separately. No headphones, and the audio is not very good. BUT.... there are many beautiful spots to take photos. Unfortunately for us, it
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from StrommaSoile, Sales Representative at Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise
Responded 20 Aug 2020
Hi, Thank you for the kind review! I also think that boat tours are nicest on a beautiful summer weather and the scenery along the route is beautiful. Kind regards, Soile Stromma Finland
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Fulvio G wrote a review Aug 2020
14 contributions1 helpful vote
A nice tour in the Helsinki harbor. Luckily the weather was fine so we really enjoyed it. Unfortunately there are no headphones, so it’s almost impossible to hear the recorded speaker’s voice explaining the various things to look at. The price is a little bit too high.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Strömma F, Sales Representative at Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise
Responded 20 Aug 2020
Hi, Thank you for your feedback and review! I am sorry to hear about the poor audibility of the commentaries. Our staff onboard adjusts the volume each day according to the circumstances. We will let them know the feedback, so that they will pay more attention to it, and correct the volume level if needed. We try to consider the different needs people have during the cruise when deciding over the commentaries. Loudspeakers have been chosen to allow people also move around and socialize during the cruise. We also believe that the all the sounds of the nature and Baltic Sea is e part of the sightseeing experience. Kind regards, Tuomas Stromma Finland
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Thomas B wrote a review Aug 2020
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I did this trip last weekend. Nice areas by the shorelines of Helsinki. Boat ok. However, firstly it was difficult to ascertain the words emitted from the speaker, as there was too much noise vs. volume. Earbuds with volume control would have been far better. Now, we had to wait
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from StrommaSoile, Sales Representative at Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise
Responded 19 Aug 2020
Hi, Thank you for your feedback and review! I am sorry to hear about the poor audibility of the commentaries. Our staff onboard adjusts the volume each day according to the circumstances. We will let them know the feedback, so that they will pay more attention to it, and correct the volume level if needed. We try to consider the different needs people have during the cruise when deciding over the commentaries. Loudspeakers have been chosen to allow people also move around and socialize during the cruise. With best wishes and kind regards, Soile Stromma Finland
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Alison H wrote a review Sep 2019
Limoges, France93 contributions33 helpful votes
We loved this. So much to see round the islands and along the shoreline. Commentary in four languages was informative. Some of the houses on the islands are beautiful . Coffee and soft drinks on sale and blankets available... it did get pretty chilly! One and a half hours flew
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Theoax wrote a review Sep 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel209 contributions68 helpful votes
The title "Canal Boat Ride" is a bit misleading. The ride takes you through the main harbor of Helsinki and around some islands. There is a brief ride through a canal between two islands (low bridge!). Just about all the islands are inhabited, either permanently or on
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Katie1146
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Enjoyable Cruise
Nice relaxing cruise of Helsinki harbor, narrated in English. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.
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W387RWmikep
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Lovely Boat Tour
Helsinki is a wonderful clean city and their waterways are just as delightful. We were fortunate the weather in Sep
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George M
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Nice Tour by Boat
Toured in September and we needed light jackets, but it was extremely enjoyable. This was a great way to see the c
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Ed P
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A great way to see Helsinki!
Had only a day in Helsinki and thought the boat trip was a good way to start the visit. We got the 1030 departure a
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KristapsW
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Helsinki from waterside
Nice tour even in september. They had blankets so we could enjoy tour in open air. By tickets online and get discou
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jeankris972
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A good way to see the islands around
We booked this tour as it show as being the most popular and good reviews. We weren't disappointed, good explanatio
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Jennifer B
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Can’t hear a damned thing
The scenery is beautiful but I have no idea what I am seeing. The other passengers are incredibly loud and drown ou
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lady5000
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Relaxing ride around the islands near Helsinki.
I enjoyed this as I had been walking all day and on a gorgeous sunny afternoon, it was lovely to sit back and relax
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MarthaFromAlabama
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Enjoyable Ride
I did this the first day I was in Helsinki, I was battling jet lag, so it was a good way to be out and about withou
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Jari-Helsinki16
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Wonderful route
Althoug I live in Helsinki and very near the Market place me and my wife take this route every summer. This summer
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JaneWilsonHowarth
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Pleasant but uninformative
Pleasant 90 minutes around the sheltered waters and canal of Helsinki but I hoped for more history and info
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23ChelsieS
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Trapped for 90 minutes
This was the most boring 90 minutes of our entire trip!!! The sites were not exciting at all and there were so many
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Tayshem97
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Nice cruise around the Islands
No amazing sights, but a good way to appreciate the importance of the sea, the islands and nature in the lives of t
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lynneandkeith
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Excellent value
A great little trip, just one and a half hours, but well worth doing to pass a morning or afternoon. Good value for
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itslindaw
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Mediocre tour
The cruise were just okay. Nothing special and not worth the price. Sometimes it got a bit boring. The view were am
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