This one’s a bit of a cheat, as I didn’t actually stay here. I did however go ashore, albeit briefly. I found reference to a nature reserve harbour here with good mooring by stern anchor to a quay, with composting bog provided. Obviously everyone else knew something I didn’t, since when I arrived there was no sign of any other boats anywhere, at the busiest time of the summer. There was however a small paper notice pinned to the quay. It explained that the quay was dangerous and out of bounds for the moment. ‘No problem’ I thought, ‘I’ll just tie up to a rock somewhere in the wee bay, just off the quay.
Five minutes later I stood on the low rock ashore looking at Zoph, gently but firmly stuck in the mud a couple of metres away and pondered the knotty problem of how to get back on board. Eventually I managed to pull her far enough in and re-board, at the cost of a couple of damp feet. I spent another twenty minutes approaching other rocks around the bay.
All of them were too shallow to approach and the sandy bay dries out quite quickly as you go inshore of the guest quay. In the end I decided that the only feasible place to tie up here is actually to the out-of-bounds quay. Even the inshore end of that was a bit shallow, but the offshore end should be OK.
Perhaps when you get there it’ll be open again, but don’t rely on it. Due to my brief stop I’ve not got any pictures of this one, I’m afraid. (ed. note: Boskär is currently advertised as “anchorage” only, there is also an other bay for anchoring a bit to the north)
Locate Boskär on the map and find more adjacent harbours and marinas here.
More information on Boskär can be found from: www.guestharbours.fi
Disclaimer. While Martin Edge and Sail in Finland have taken every precaution to ensure that the information in this post is correct, it is not a replacement for proper charts. Safe navigation is the responsibility of the skipper and Sail in Finland assumes no responsibility for accidents occurring while entering or leaving the harbour.