Yacht charter companies in Finland

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Welcome to the most comprehensive listing of boat and yacht charter companies in Finland. The chartering business in Finland is focused on two main regions, the Archipelago Sea in the Baltic and the three main inland lake areas: Lake Saimaa, Lake Päijänne and Lake Näsijärvi. In the Archipelago Sea, sailing is most popular while on the sheltered inland lakes power boating is the main trend. Regardless of where you charter, you will be sailing or boating in fantastic waters right from the start, no time wasted in getting to “the best areas”.

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Bareboat charter in Finland (yacht and powerboat charter)

Map legend: Fleet consisting mainly of sailing boats:  sailing mainly of power boats: Powerboats Map information updated: July 7, 2016. Kindly report any problems that you detect using the Sail in Finland contact page!

Bare boat charter is the norm in Finland, but some companies also offer the option of skippered yachts. For bare boat charter in the Finnish waters, I would recommended that there are at least two people on board that have sailing and navigation skills. Navigation tends to be a full time job when sailing in Finland so you would ideally have one skilled sailor at the helm and an other one doing the navigation. This also applies to powerboats.

Bareboat charter in the Finnish Archipelago

Chartering in the Baltic Sea, meaning along the Finnish coast, is focused on the Archipelago sea between Hangö/Hanko in the east, Uusikaupunki/Nystad in the north and the Åland Islands in the west. Most charter companies also allow you to take the boat across to Sweden, but if you plan on this, check with the company that you are chartering from.

 Company

 Locations

Fleet

 Web page

Notes

   SailPwr  
Midnight Sun Sailing Dalsbruk, Kimito/Kemiö – Mariehamn, Åland – Stockholm, Sweden 27 1midnightsunsailing.fiOne-way trips between locations possible, skipper on request
Finlandia SailingKasnäs, Kimito/Kemiö 13 1finlandiasailing.fiSkippered yachts on request
MarisailTurku/Åbo 4  www.marisail.fiOne catamaran
Sunny BoatsNaantali/Nådendal 1 3www.sunnyboats.fiAlso dinghy and waterjet, most boats privately owned.
4 SailRuissalo, Turku/Åbo 2 –www.4sail.fiSkipper and shorter trips on request
SeatimeNaantali/Nådendal 3 –www.seatime.fiAlso time share ownership of boats
Fenton SailingKasnäs and Dalsbruk, Kimito/Kemiö – Helsinki 2 –fenton.fiSkipper on request
CabourgPargas/Parainen, Houtskär 1 1www.cabourg.fiAlso boat taxi
Table updated: July 7, 2016.

Bareboat charter on the Finnish lakes

The three main inland boating areas are Lake Saimaa, Lake Päijänne and Lake Näsijärvi. Many smaller lakes are also offer boating opportunities but rarely have any boating related services other than canoeing or possibly fishing.

The charter boats on the inland lakes tend to be smaller then those for charter in the archipelago. There are a number of reasons for this. First of all, the inland lakes are very sheltered so even smaller boats are totally safe. On the other hand, the lakes are often shallow and the channels between the lakes narrow and perhaps with rather low bridges. A smaller boat provides a lot more opportunities to really discover the exciting lake regions with their intricate waterways.

As the inland lakes are very sheltered with many narrow passages and thousands of islands, winds are typically very mild and vary a lot. Therefore sailing on the inland lakes is not necessarily for those with a restless nature and therefore most inland lake chartering is for small powerboats.

 Company

 Locations

 Fleet 

 Web page

Notes

 Lake Saimaa
   SailPower  
SaimaacharterSavonlinna – Lake Saimaa 2 14www.saimaanvuokravenho.fi Multiple options for changeover days, also open boats, canoes etc.
Saimaan SolmuVarparanta – Lake Saimaa – 9www.yachtcharter.fiClose to the city of Lappeenranta, changeover days Monday – Wednesday. One boat available for persons using wheelchairs.
Saimaa BoatingSavonlinna, Punkaharju, Oravi – Lake Saimaa – 5www.saimaaboating.fiSkipper on request, service also in Russian
 All other lakes
Finnish LakelandBoat Charter  Savonlinna, Lappeenranta – Lake Saimaa 1 6www.finnlake.com  Also small open boats for fishing or day trips
Jyväskylä, Jämsä – Lake Päijänne – –No boats this season 
Tampere – Lake Näsijärvi – 2Lake Näsijärvi is to the north of Tampere
PäijännesafaritRutalahti – Lake Päijänne 2 1+4www.paijannesafarit.fi Boat pick-up also in Jyväskylä. 4 of the powerboats are open boats mainly suited for day trips and fishing.
MerimuikkuYlöjärvi – Lake Näsijärvi – 1+1www.merimuikku.comClose to Tampere, one boat is an open boat.
Table updated: July 7, 2016.

Day charter: events, on-board meetings and family outings

Learning to navigate can be part of your sailing experience.

Learning to navigate can be part of your sailing experience.

Day charter is very popular in Finland. A number of companies in Finland cater to short term charter and boating needs. The main customers for day charter are companies organizing events for either their employees or customers. An other customer segment is private people organizing special events such as birthdays or weddings out at sea or just wanting to take a day trip in a fine summer day.

The biggest concentration of  companies targeting business customers can be found in Helsinki. In the archipelago and along the Baltic coast you will find more companies also servicing families and private customers. You can find companies offering day charter in surprisingly small towns and villages around the coast.

Day charter is typically skippered so you don’t need any sailing or boating skills to participate. The trips include the meals and possibly some special program. The companies offering day charter services are happy to organize everything based on customer needs and wishes.

A typical event is an evening sail the leaves the harbor in the early afternoon. The boat or ship  cruises in the nearby waters or heads for an island. At the island destination there can be a sight or some program.  After a nice evening out at sea, capped by a fantastic sunset, the group returns back to the harbor of departure typically before midnight.

Unfortunately most day charter companies target a Finnish audience so the web pages are mostly in Finnish. If you would like to use the services of these companies, most will still offer services in English and you can always send your inquiries in English.

Day charter in Helsinki and surroundings

 Company

 Locations

Fleet

 Web page

Notes

   SailPwr  
IHA LinesHelsinki 2 11www.ihalines.fiTwo steamships: m/s Runeberg and m/s Norrkulla
FregattiHelsinki 5 1www.fregatti.fiCharters the two biggest sailing ships in Finland, Gerda (only sailing square rigger) and the 3-master Linden.
Purjelaiva konttoriHelsinki 3 – www.purjelaiva.fiThree traditional sailing ships,  Astrid, Svanhild and Ingrid.
SeacharterEspoo – 1www.seacharter.fiAlso “toys for the boys”, waterjets and big RIBs
Nordic SwanHelsinki – 5www.nordicswan.fi 
XO YachtHelsinki – 1www.xoyacht.fiWhen money is not your primary concern
EiraHelsinki 1 www.swan51eira.com 
Fever Wind 35 Helsinki  1 –www.tulepurjehtimaan.com 
Ocean Race 60Helsinki 1 –www.oceanrace60.fiThe fastest monohull in Finland, Tokio II, a 60 feet ex Volvo Ocean Race yacht.
KesäpurjeHelsinki 1 –purjehdus.netSailing courses (private and group)
Logoon charterHelsinki 1 –www.lagooncharter.fiCatamaran
Table updated: July 7, 2016

 

Day charter in the rest of Finland

 Company

 Locations

Fleet

 Web page

Notes

   SailPwr  
Kotka SailingKotka 1 –www.kotkasailing.comService in Russian
C AdventureKotka 1 –www.c-adventure.fiCatamaran
m/y MirellePorvoo/Borgå 1www.mirelle.fi 
SunFunHangö/Hanko – 1www.sunfun.fiMainly daytours
Strandbo GroupNagu/Nauvo 1 5www.strandbo.fiNow also RIB & jetski
Nauvon charterveneetNagu/Nauvo – 1nauvoncharterveneet.comCan also be used as a taxiboat
SearideKorpo/Korppoo  3www.searide.fi 
Airisto Spa CharterParainen – 5airistospa.fiAlso a howercraft
Classic Swan SailingPargas/Parainen 1 –www.classicswan.fiSail a classic Swan 43
Prontosailing Parainen1 www.prontosailing.com   
Blue NoseTurku/Åbo – 1www.bluenose.fi 
Dolphin risteilytTurku/Åbo – 1www.dolphinristeilyt.fi 
Kaarinan purjehduspalvelutKaarina/St Karins 1 –kaarinanpurjehduspalvelut.fi 
Solida CharterTurku/Åbo 1 –www.solida.fi 
s/y BelmontTurku/Åbo – Helsinki 1 www.sy-belmont.com 
MizzenVaasa  1www.mizzen.fi 
Table updated: July 7, 2016

 

Do you operate a boat charter business in Finland?

If you own a charter business in Finland that we have missed and would like to see it listed here on Sail in Finland, contact us via the site’s contact page. To find out more about yacht charter in Finland, check out this post here on Sail in Finland.

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