This page is a summary of Saimaan Latu’s kayaking information in English.


 

Tuesday kayaking

General

The Tuesday kayaking is a guided tour. Usually our tour takes us from Myllysaari to a nice place in Ruohosaari island, where we have a campfire and possibility for swimming. The distance from Myllysaari to Ruohosaari is about 5 kilometres.

The Tuesday kayaking start date for season 2017 is 9.5.2017. The last kayaking will be paddled on Tuesday 29.8.2017.

The Tuesday kayaking suits almost everyone (see below), and is open for everyone, even if you’re not a member of Saimaan Latu.

We (Saimaan Latu) reserve the right to:

  • cancel the tour at any time, e.g. due to difficult weather conditions or change the duration and destination of the tour.
  • choose who may attend the kayaking tour. Difficult weather conditions, e.g. strong winds  are not suitable for everyone.

Remember to

  • Arrive in time to the Myllysaari kayaking centre. We start paddling around 17:30, which means that you’ll have to arrive latest at 17:00, even earlier if the weather is good. We have a limited suppy of kayaks!
  • Bring extra clothing with you: A raincoat is always a good idea. It’s possible to get wet since we’re on a lake: bring dry clothes with you and pack them so that they stay dry. (e.g. in a plastic back or in a drysack)
  • Have something to drink, preferably water,  in a bottle that you can attach on the deck of the kayak. Usually any plastic bottle will be just fine. Glass bottles are a bad idea.
  • Bring some snacks those you can eat in our campsite. We also have a campfire for sausages etc.
  • Bring cash for the kayak rent fee. We cannot accept any cards.

Timetable

  • not later than 17:00: our kayaking guides available in Myllysaari kayaking centre
  • 17:30 official starting time, everybody is in a kayak and we start paddling
  • around 19:00. We arrive to our campsite in Ruohosaari
  • around 20:30-21:00: We return to Myllysaari, clean and dry the kayaks and other equipment and head for home.

Prices in 2017

  • adults 15€
  • students 7€
  • members of Saimaan Latu 7€
  • 5x serial ticket for Saimaan Latu members 20€
  • children under 16 years free of charge

Requirements

We require that you have decent swimming skills and are in normal condition. According to The Finnish Association for Swimming Instruction and Life Saving, a person who, after having fallen in deep water in such a way that their head goes under the water and after re-surfacing, can swim 200 meters continuously, of which 50 meters is on their back, can be said to have swimming ability.

If you have a condition that can cause loss of balance or consciousness you are required to tell about it to our kayaking guides.

For you own safety, you are required to obey all orders from our kayaking guides.

Additional information: anu.melontaohjaaja@gmail.com


Renting a kayak, members of Saimaan Latu

We rent kayaks only to members of Saimaan Latu ry and to our associate organizations.  If you are a private person who wants to rent a kayak and you’re not yet a member of Saimaan Latu ry, please join using the web pages of Suomen Latu. Unfortunately our parent organization (Suomen Latu) provides their membership management pages only in Finnish.

If you are a member of Saimaan Latu ry and want to rent a kayak, send your inquiry to saila.kajakkivuokraus@gmail.com. Remember to include your full contact information.

The person who rents a kayak must have decent swimming skills and be able to paddle without endangering him/herself or the kayak. According to The Finnish Association for Swimming Instruction and Life Saving, a person who, after having fallen in deep water in such a way that their head goes under the water and after re-surfacing, can swim 200 meters continuously, of which 50 meters is on their back, can be said to have swimming ability.

Remember that, even as a tourist, you are welcome to our guided  Tuesday kayaking trips. Membership of Saimaan Latu is not required, and you will get a 3 hour guided tour in the Saimaa archipelago.

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