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Sailing tours in 2016

historical sail ship cannon sloop in suomenlinna
historical sailing ship cannon sloop in suomenlinna helsinki
historical sail ship in suomenlinna helsinki

Historical sailing tours around Suomenlinna fortress

The cannon sloop tours offer unique sea voyages with an old vessel and a sense of history in an interesting and exciting way. The crew in 1700th century gear enlivens the journey on board the cannon sloop Diana. The vessel moves by means of sailing or rowing, as well as with a motor.  The passangers will be board from Suomenlinna or Halkolaituri in Helsinki Kruununhaka.

The tour lasts from one hour to two hours depending on the route. Please bear in mind that Diana is an open vessel, so you should dress warmly with comfortable shoes and have a rain coat ready if the weather looks like it.


You can step aboard and sail cannon sloop Diana on public sailings in Suomenlinna’s coastal waters from 5th June — 27th August 2016.

Public sailing

Day and Time: 29.6.-13.8.2016 Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12.30 and 15.30 and Saturdays, 20.8. and 27.8.
During Diana’s sailings you will see Suomenlinna from the sea and hear about the fascinating history of the archipelago fleet. The public can choose to assist in raising and lowering the sails, and a few brave ones can join in with the rowing.The journey is enlivened by Admiral Chapman and his crew.

Sunday rowing to Vallisaari

Day and Time: 3.7, 7.8 at 13
What would it have been like to row the cannon sloop that belonged to Viapori’s archipelago fleet? Would you be strong enough to row with an 8.5-metre-long oar, which weighs twenty kilos? The rowing begins at Suomenlinna. The oars are lowered into the water at sea and then the journey commences by rowing to Vallisaari. If you wish, you may explore Vallisaari and return to Helsinki on the water bus.

Adults 25 €
Children (5-15 years) 11 €
Prices include VAT 10%

Duration and point of departure:
The duration of the sailing or rowing tour is approximately 2 hours. Sailings depart from Suomenlinna’s Tykistölahti Pier. You can reach Suomenlinna on JT-Line’s water bus or HSL’s ferry from the Market Square (the boat trip is not included in the ticket price).

Please note:
Diana is an open boat, so dressing according to weather conditions is important. Due to the wind, it may be cold at sea even on a warm day. It is good to have a warm and relaxed casual outfit, as well as flat shoes, with you. In case of rain, it is good to bring a raincoat. It is also worth taking a bottle of water with you. Children can participate only whit an adult.

We restrict our liabilities to organising the programme in accordance with the admiralty law. We reserve the right to make changes to the information provided.

Public sailings’ ticket sales and bookings:

Pre-bookings: www.tickets.suomenlinnatours.com
Sailing day tickets: Ehrensvärd Society +358-(0)9-684 185
Helsinki Tourist Information (Pohjoisesplanadi 19), opening hours: Mon-Sat 9-18

Enquiries and further information:Ehrensvärd Society guidebooking@suomenlinnatours.com


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