A short walk from your ship brings you to the speed boat. After changing into appropriate waterproof clothing, which is provided for you, you will begin your exhilarating ride.
Start off cruising toward the center of the city, making your way past the embassy park, Suomenlinna Island Fortress and Open-Air Market.
Pass impressive icebreaker ships as you continue through the narrow strait of "Kustaanmiekka." Then, it will be time to open the throttle for a chance to experience the scenic archipelago at speeds up to 40 knots. Zipping through the water, you will pass large and small islands and view Finnish summer homes, some dating to the 19th century.
After reaching thrilling speeds, your boat will come ashore at a private summer cottage. Your host will tell you about the local history and the Finnish way of life. You will enjoy Finnish-style summer refreshments, grilled sausages and authentic Finnish beer. After reboarding your boat, you will cruise back to the city passing a modern high-tech center and a residential area.
Your boating adventure concludes at the dock, where you'll walk back to the ship.
Important Notes: Guests with back or neck conditions, as well as pregnant women, should not participate. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical limitations, as they will be required to embark and disembark a vessel that sits low in the water. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing, a jacket, and wear flat, comfortable, waterproof shoes. A special waterproof outfit and flotation device will be provided. As you may get wet on this excursion, any electronic devices (such as MP3 players, cell phones, cameras, etc.), as well as any valuable items, must be stored in a sealable, waterproof dry bag or left on board the ship. Any damage occurring to these items is the responsibility of the guests. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. The operation of this excursion is dependent on prevailing weather conditions.