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Vuosaari Paddling Center Day Tours

Ramsinniementie 14, Helsinki 00980 , Finland
+358(0)10 292 4030
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Ranked #4 of 41 activities in Helsinki
Type: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Vuosaari Paddling Center is run by our company Natura Viva. We offer kayaking services during the summer months. Our Helsinki by Kayak tour runs every... more » Owner description: Vuosaari Paddling Center is run by our company Natura Viva. We offer kayaking services during the summer months. Our Helsinki by Kayak tour runs every day from beginning in May until September. We offer also other trips and courses and rent kayaks and canoes for self-guided adventures. You can also join us for our hiking tours. « less
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

What a great time we had! Our family had been on a cruise and needed a break from the crowded museums and palaces. Nurtra Viva was exactly what the doctor ordered.We had a private tour with Marti, paddling and swimming around the gorgeous water-ways and islands located just outside the city. The gear and kayaks were great and practically brand... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

By the end of our 2-week tour of Scandinavia we were very tired of museums and cathedrals. When we saw this tour on a brochure we decided it was high time to do something different. Having never kayaked before, my wife was very apprehensive, but by the end of the activity, she thanked me for basically forcing her to go... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

After humming and hawing about booking the Helsinki by Kayak guided tour, I am now so glad I eventually went through with it! I had a great morning taking in the sights following the excellent guidance of Martti. I am not an experienced paddler (having gone once when I was a pre-teen), and was a little nervous, but that quickly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

A little way out of Helsinki centre but then you get the better Finnish landscape to kayak in. Really simple to hire - all kit is given and you just go and explore around the islands. Very relaxing way to spend a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We were in Helsinki on business and added a free day to the trip. This was by far the highlight of our trip - the owners are wonderful, the tour is interesting and the food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We had a lovely 2.5 hour excursion with Marti leading our group of 5 (including my fiancee and myself). Simply wonderful on a sunny Helsinki summer day, paddling around the islands and swimming in the sea.

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Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

OK, two beginner kayakers going on a Baltic Sea cruise, decided we would need a break from all the palaces and cathedrals of Russia and the prior ports, so we took a chance and booked with the Paddling Center, after a reassuring e-mail from Martti, the owner. Boy, are we ever glad!!! It was a beautiful, relaxing afternoon, being outside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We had a day-long cruise stop in Helsinki in August. We decided that instead of the usual city tour we would do something different, and after reading reviews here decided on a short paddling trip. Our guide Ilkka was excellent, very knowledgeable about the area and of course all things paddling-related. We were picked up promptly in Helsinki, had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Kayaking with Vuosaari Paddling Center was a highlight of our trip to Helsinki. We brought our kids (8 and 6) plus another family and had a great time. The scenery is beautiful and the family that runs this operation are really lovely. Moreover, the actual shop is an aesthetic experience - perfectly organized, spotlessly clean and well designed. They were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

The staff here are very friendly and knowlegeable. This place offers a wide activity range. If you are an experienced kayaker you can get a two hour rental for 18 euros. Great scenery and suitable for beginners as well as experienced outdoors activities. Don't pass up an opportunity to visit.

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