RIB Safari

Welcome to an unforgettable adventure! Combine speed and scenery on a private cruise by RIB (rigid inflatable boat) around Helsinki’s archipelago! Step onto a cutting-edge RIB with an experienced pilot at the controls, and cruise by top Helsinki sights, including the Presidential Palace, Kaivopuisto Park and historical island fortress of Suomenlinna. Hear the story of the landmarks from your guide, and thrill as the throttle opens and your craft bounces over the waves at high speed. Watch for seals in the Baltic waters, and visit an island on route for complimentary drinks and snacks.

The program always includes equipment for all the participants and when it comes to safety we never compromise. These boat trips are often combined with delicious meals and sauna. One boat can take 12 customers.RIB safari aktiviteetti

Examples of boat tours:
Helsinki by sea
Tour duration: 2 h

The captain and the guide will meet you at Vironallas, near the Market Square, or another harbour more convenient for you. You will be provided with proper clothing/flotation suit depending on weather conditions. You will depart from the harbor after the safety briefing. Out on the sea we will slowly pass the heart of Helsinki with the President castle, the open-air market and Kaivopuisto with the embassy park and Suomenlinna, the historical island fortress. The guide will tell you stories of what you can see.

Finally after leaving the inner archipelago behind us we will hit full throttle and enjoy the power when 630 Horsepower are let free. You will feel how safe and smooth the boat is cutting the waves in speeds up to 50 knots (57mph/ 100 km/h). You will visit an Island where you enjoy snacks and drinks. After the break it is it is time to turn the bow back to Helsinki with one new unforgettable experience.

Vallisaari Island RIB tour
Tour duration: 3-4 h

The captain and the guide will meet you at Vironallas, near the Market Square, or another harbour more convenient for you. You will be provided with proper clothing/flotation suit depending on weather conditions. You will depart from the harbor after the safety briefing. Out on the sea we will slowly pass the heart of Helsinki with the President castle, the open-air market and Kaivopuisto with the embassy park and Suomenlinna, the historical island fortress. The guide will tell you stories of what you can see.

The one hour RIB tour will end at Vallisaari island where you can continue with a fatbike/history tour. After the island tour you can have a lunch/dinner at one of the restaurants on the island and continue back to the mainland with the ferry.

The idyllic archipelago
Tour duration: 3-4 h

The captain and the guide will meet you at Vironallas, near the Market Square, or another harbour more convenient for you. You will be provided with proper clothing/flotation suit depending on weather conditions. You will depart from the harbor after the safety briefing. Out on the sea we will slowly pass the heart of Helsinki where we enjoy a sight-seeing tour. The guide will tell you stories of what you can see.

Finally after leaving the inner archipelago behind us we will hit full throttle and enjoy the power when 630 Horsepower are let free. You will feel how safe and smooth the boat is cutting the waves in speeds up to 50 knots. You will visit an Island called Pirttisaari located in Porvoo archipelago where you enjoy a home made superb lunch and hear stories about the life in the archipelago. After the lunch it is it is time to turn the bow back to Helsinki with one new unforgettable experience.

RIB eventsRIB boating, sauna, dinner, lighthouse
Tour duration: 4-5 h

Welcome to an unforgettable adventure! You can experience the beautiful Finnish archipelago and satisfy your hunger for speed at the same time! Combine speed, sightseeing, sauna and a delicious dinner on this half-day private tour. Don’t miss this special deal!

The captain and the guide will meet you at the Yacht Club in Kulosaari or any other jetty in the Helsinki city center. You will depart from the harbour after the safety briefing and finally after leaving the inner archipelago behind us we will hit full throttle and enjoy the power when 630 Horsepower are let free. You will feel how safe and smooth the boat is cutting the waves in speeds up to 50 knots.

You will visit the Söderskär lighthouse island in the outer archipelago where you enjoy snacks and drinks. If very heavy weather we choose another idyllic island. After the island break it is it is time to turn the bow towards our Safari house in Sipoo where the wood heated seaside President Sauna is waiting for you. You can also go for a dip in the water during the sauna. After the sauna you will enjoy a fantastic dinner in our safari house with a breath taking sea view.

Prangli island in Estonia, diverse nature and friendly locals!

A one hour RIB tour from Helsinki gets you to a place where time seems to have stopped. The Prangli Island is out of this world. Peaceful, quiet and small enough to do in a day.

Touring around in a soviet-type truck might not be the most comfortable, but it’s surely the most fun way to discover all the important sites that this small island has to offer. The sightseeing tour takes about 2 hours and covers the small museum, church, nature reserve and a natural gas grill etc. After the island tour you will probably be hungry, so we will have a lunch or dinner in one of the two restaurants offering island specialities. Sauna also possible at the island.

After the lunch/dinner it is time to head back over the Gulf of Finland to Helsinki. We recommend that you reserve minimum 6 hours for this trip.Boat tour helsinkiRIB veneily Helsinki_____________________________________________________________________________

RIB Safari questions and answers

Where can we go?
We can make trips where it suits you best. We can pick up and drop you almost anywhere if there’s a pier with a depth of over 1 meter.

The easiest way for you is to start the RIB safari from our home port in Brändö Seglare yacht club in Helsinki. At the yacht club we have all the equipment and modern changing rooms.

Some popular destinations include: Pirttisaari, Norkullalandet, Söderskär, Komsalö, Kaunissaari, Suomenlinna, Porvoo, Uunisaari and Rönnskär. There are thousands of islands in the archipelago that we can visit. If you have limited time and you do not want to disembark that’s also fine.

When to go?
We can go on a RIB safari in all weather conditions. The season begins in April and ends in November as long as there is no ice.

How fast is it?
We get up to speeds around 50+ knots or about 100 km/ h. But of course you do not have to go so fast to get a wonderful and thrilling experience in the archipelago.

Is it physically demanding? Some other limitations?
It is not physically demanding, but if there are waves, it’s good to parry the boat’s movements by flexiing with with your legs. People who have severe back problems or are pregnant are advised not to travel at high speeds, but a slow and pleasant tour can of course be arranged.

How many passengers does the RIB boat take?
Our boat takes 12 passengers. We can charter more boats from our partners. We have the capacity for groups of up to 50 people.

Do you need to bring extra clothing?
No, you do not. You arrive just as dry as you were when you stepped on board. We have different kinds of outdoor clothing for different seasons, floating overalls, hat, gloves and goggles for all passengers. Comfortable shoes is more convenient for you. If it rains, we also have rubber boots for all passengers.

Can I bring luggage?
Yes you can. Our RIB boat has a large cargo copartment which fits a lot of bags.

Can you arrange the food?
Of course we can. A lovely picnic, with beer, wine and fish sandwiches on an island or a stop at a nice archipelago restaurant is possible.

What does it cost?
It depends on the type of arrangement you choose. Please contact us for a quote!

RIB boat facts:
-Length: 36 feet/ approximately 11 meters
-Width 3,60 meters
-Depth about 1 meter
-Top speed: 55 knots = 100 km/h
-Engines: 2 * 315hk=630hp, Yanmar turbodiesel with Mercruiser Xr drive.




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