Cannon sloop Diana

The cannon sloop Diana takes the passengers through times in an entertaining fashion. The cannon sloop cruises offer fascinating history, and combine elements of drama tour, relaxed outdoor activity and sightseeing boat cruise.  Welcome aboard!

 

Book a private cruise or join a public sailing!

990,00 € / 30 min

Don't settle for the most common way to get to the famous 1700s fortress, but rather match your vehicle with your destination: travel over to Suomenlinna in style, that is, in the 1700s style! Sailing to Suomenlinna in the 18th-Century Style offers passengers a historical cannon sloop voyage over to the once so mighty Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. During the voyage, the participants have the opportunity to assist the crew in raising and lowering the sails.

The cannon sloop Diana is a replica of the late-1700s cannon sloops, and like its ancestors, it can moved forward using sails as well as oars. Diana is also equipped with a novelty: an electric engine.

The sailing voyage takes the passengers to Suomenlinna, and it can be combined with a guided tour, a visit to the Suomenlinna Museum and/or lunch or dinner in Suomenlinna, for example.

Start: Halkolaituri Pier, Helsinki (a pier approx. 400m North-East from the Market Square and Presidential Palace)
Finish: Artillery Bay, Suomenlinna
Group size: max.  40 people
Prices from 900 euros + VAT 10% / direction (max 1 hour)
Reservations and inquiries: please contact guidebooking@suomenlinnatours.com

Perustiedot

KohdeHalkolaituri Pier, Kruununhaka (lähtö / departure)
Lisätietoja:Please dress warm, according to the weather (wind & water proof clothes) and wear comfortable shoes.

Tiedustelut

Ehrensvärd seura ry
guidebooking@suomenlinnatours.com
09 6841850
Y-tunnus: 0220249-0
Kauppias
Ehrensvärd seura ry
guidebooking@suomenlinnatours.com
09 6841850
Y-tunnus: 0220249-0

History of Cannon Sloops

In the 18th-Century, the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress served as a base for the Swedish Archipelago Fleet. In 1790 one of the largest naval battles on the Baltic Sea, and a great success for the Swedish Navy, took place on the southern coast of Finland. The fleet’s relatively small-sized but heavily armed and cleverly operated cannon sloops and cannon boats played a major role in the battle. They were designed by the famous naval architect Fredrik af Chapman, who created a number of new types of vessels for the Archipelago Fleet, at the same time turning ship building from mere craftsmanship into science.

 

The cannon sloop Diana is a replica of the late-1700s cannon sloops, and like its ancestors, it can be moved forward using sails as well as oars. Diana is also equipped with a novelty: an electric engine.  Diana was built at Suomenlinna’s historical shipyard, like many of the original 1700s cannon sloops.

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Top program at Suomenlinna!

We provide a wide scale of different program at Suomenlinna. Have a look at some our suggestions for an unforgettable day at Suomenlinna!

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Guided tours

Experience the history of Suomenlinna

Augustin Ehrensvärd

Suomenlinna Museum

Visit the museum individually or with a group

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Cafes and restaurants

Cafe Piper

Suomenlinnan rakentaminen

History

The construction works of Suomenlinna begun in 1748