MeriSet 2022
Making your maritime dreams come true

Cruise packages

We have planned several cruise packages for companies and private parties. Choose your best fit or help us tailor a cruise just for you!

An on-tour commentary enriches all our cruises! The commentary is available mostly in Finnish, but all our crew speak English. We have also launched a new MeriSet mobile app for a more immersive experience. The app is in Finnish, but it contains language-independent features like a real-time map that can be enjoyed by all.

Naval battles of Svensksund

The decisive naval battle of the Russo-Swedish war in the late 18th century was fought off the coast of Kotka and ended in Swedish victory. The cruise takes you to the scene of this largest-ever naval battle fought in the Gulf of Finland. Departure and return at Kotka (Sapokka or Kantasatama).

Cruise information

Option 1

  • 28 € / person (min 25 participants)
  • two hours

Option 2

  • 33 € / person (min 25 participants)
  • three hours
  • mid-cruise stop at the Kukouri sea fortress

Refreshments available for additional cost.

River cruises

The Kymijoki cruise takes you from the beautiful Sapokka water garden to the luscious Jokipuisto park in Karhula.

Cruise information

  • 750 € / max 25 participants, 25 € / additional person
  • three hours

Refreshments available for additional cost.

Harbour lights

Savour a delicious dinner buffet while enjoying the luxuriant view of the harbour lights by night! Departure and return at Kotka (Sapokka or the Maritime Centre Vellamo).

Cruise information

  • 105 € / person (min 25 participants)
  • three hours
  • a glass of sparkling wine
  • buffet dinner (drinks not included)
  • live music

Lunch cruises

A sit-down lunch with a sea view on all sides. Departure and return at Kotka (Sapokka) or Hamina (Tervasaari).

Cruise information

  • 46 € / person (min 25 participants
  • two hours
  • salmon soup lunch
  • coffee/tea

Meetings at sea

Take your meeting to sea and ensure an unforgettable setting to your event. The cruise includes a stop at the beautiful fishing village of Tammio. Departure and return at Kotka (Sapokka) or Hamina (Tervasaari).

Cruise information

  • 90 € / person (min 25 participants)
  • five hours
  • two coffee breaks
  • salmon soup lunch
  • a guided tour of the island

Smugglers in the archipelago

Enjoy this mysterious journey to the past enlivened by a bit of live-action roleplay. Your task is to find the smugglers’ secret hoard before your opponents do! Departure and return at Kotka (Sapokka) or Hamina (Tervasaari).

Cruise information

  • 144 € / person (min 20 participants)
  • five hours
  • 2–3 guides
  • necessary equipment
  • a welcome drink
  • captain’s buffet

Wine tasting at sea

Enjoy local delicacies with choice wines selected by the sommelier of the Vausti restaurant. Departure and return at Kotka (Sapokka or Kantasatama).

Cruise information

  • 84 € / person (min 20 participants)
  • two and a half hours
  • four sampling wines (red, white or sparkling)
  • sampling glasses and material
  • a guided tasting
  • a light salad

Arctic birds

This bird-watching cruise offers a prime seat for the spring migration of millions of arctic birds (mid-May). A professional wildlife guide accompanies the participants, and the tour includes a stop at an island. Departure and return at Kotka (Sapokka).

Cruise information

  • 93 € / person (min 25 participants)
  • five hours
  • professional wildlife guide
  • salmon soup lunch
  • cinnamon bun and coffee

Tailored cruises

Help us create a cruise package just for you. Tell us your cruising dream – we will make it happen!

Companies

Are you planning a seminar, customer event or some other business function in the Kotka-Hamina region? Only just over an hour’s drive from the Greater Helsinki area, our cruises offer a unique setting for any corporate event. Leave the arrangements to our professional crew and treat your staff or clients to an unforgettable experience!

We offer many cruise solutions with an adaptable programme that can be tailored to your company’s needs. Please contact us for more information.

Groups

What is a summer excursion in Kotka or Hamina without some time spent on sea? On our cruises the most adamant landlugger will discover their inner sailor. The captivating atmosphere of the archipelago, the serenity of the Gulf of Finland National Park, or the beautiful sight of Kotka and Hamina by sea guarantee an unforgettable setting for any private or corporate event. The Eastern Gulf of Finland is full of attractions suitable for a day’s excursion. Please contact us for more information.

Pirate cruise for children

Our pirate cruise has been a hit with the kids for many summers. As our comfortable cruiser turns into a pirate ship and carries its swashbuckling crew towards a treasure island, the little pirates themselves can study their treasure maps, steer the ship with the captain’s help and take part in the many activities we have planned. Captain Knobblyfingers and crew welcomes you on board! Yarrr!

Cruise information

  • 1,750 € / 10 to 50 participants, 30 € / additional person
  • five hours (three hours on the island)
  • pirate lunch
  • treasure maps for all, and a share in the loot
  • face painting
  • steering the pirate ship
  • pirate diploma
  • play and singing games
  • pirate cafeteria

Departure and return at Kotka (Sapokka).

Island outing for children

Our island outings allow children to explore the island’s nature and its wonders along a nature trail, crowned by a packed lunch by a campfire. On the return journey, everyone has an opportunity to steer the ship with the captain’s help. We offer island outings to the Kukouri sea fortress, Varissaari, Lehmäsaari or Ulkonuokot.

Cruise information

  • 750 € / 10 to 50 participants, 12 € / additional person
  • three hours
  • steering the ship
  • on-tour commentary

Public cruises

Join our public cruises for a delightful maritime experience – on your own or with friends! Public cruises also provide an affordable alternative for small groups to embark on the sea. Please see the timetable for public cruise departures on our front page.

Important information

  • Cruises depart from and return to Kotka (Sapokka, piers 2 & 3).
  • Free parking is available nearby (navigator address: Sapokankatu 3, 48100 Kotka).
  • Boarding begins half an hour before departure.
  • Cruise tickets can be purchased in advance in our webstore (in Finnish). If there are tickets still available on the day of departure, they may be purchased at the pier.
  • Disabled people or people with reduced mobility will be assisted aboard.
  • Sweet and savoury snacks and beverages are available in an onboard cafeteria during the trip.

Arctic birds

The migration of waterfowl and shorebirds on the coast of the Gulf of Finland is a unique event even on a global scale. Millions of birds pass the Gulf on their way to the Siberian tundra for nesting. Our cruises offer a prime seat for watching this magnificent play, the height of which takes place mid-May. No prior knowledge of birds is required, as the cruises are hosted by a professional nature guide.

Organised next time in May 2023.

Tammio fishing village

The island of Tammio with its old fishing village is the best-preserved archipelago community in the Eastern Gulf of Finland. The island was first settled in the 16th century, and you can still sense the past centuries of island life in every corner of the village.

Please note that the island paths and roads are uneven in places. If you arrive in a wheelchair, please notify us beforehand.

Tickets (return)

  • adults 32 €
  • children (4–11 years) 13 €
  • pets, prams, large baggage on the sundeck 3 €

Ulko-Tammio national park

The island of Ulko-Tammio is part of the Gulf of Finland National Park. The uninhabited Ulko-Tammio is home to many rare birds and flora. The journey takes about two hours, with two and a half hours spent on the island. Please note that the uneven ground of the island unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible, but passengers on wheelchairs may enjoy the cruise aboard and close by the pier in Ulko-Tammio. Please let us know beforehand if you arrive in a wheelchair. More about the national park here!

Timetable 2022

  • Sun 10.7. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat 16.7. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sun 17.7. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat 23.7. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sun 7.8. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets (return)

  • adults 47 €
  • children (4–11 years) 16 €

River cruise from Sapokka to Karhula

The Kymijoki cruise takes you from the beautiful Sapokka water garden to the luscious Jokipuisto park in Karhula. Sweet and savoury snacks and beverages are available in the onboard cafeteria during the cruise. Departure from Kotka (Sapokka).

2022 cruises

  • Thursdays from 30.6. to 21.7.
  • Departure from Kotka (Sapokka) at 1 p.m.
  • Stop at the Jokipuisto park in Karhula from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Departure for return journey from the Jokipuisto park at 3 p.m.
  • Total duration three hours.

Tickets

  • adults: 24 € return / 15 € single
  • children (4–11 years): 9 € return / 6 € single

Evening river cruise

Enjoy the beautiful riverside scenery in the luminous summer night. The cruise takes you from the Sapokka water garden to the Karhula Jokipuisto park. An onboard cafeteria serves the passengers during the cruise.

Timetable 2022 will be published at a later date. The cruise is organised twice in July, on Saturdays.

Tickets

  • adults: 24 € return / 15 € single
  • children (4–11 years): 9 € return / 6 € single

Kotka by sea

Experience this beautiful seaport town by sea. The cruise takes you around the Kotkansaari island and along the coast, offering a unique view of Kotka. Sweet and savoury snacks and beverages are available in the onboard cafeteria during the cruise.

Timetable 2022

  • Fri 1.7. 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wed 6.7. 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fri 8.7. 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wed 13.7. 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fri 15.7. 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wed 20.7. 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fri 22.7. 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets

  • adults 17 €
  • children (4–11 years) 7 €

Midsummer cruises

Experience Midsummer’s Eve on sea! Choose your favourite from our three midsummer cruises.

Evening cruise on Midsummer’s Eve aboard M/S Vikla III

  • Fri 24.6. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • departure and return at Kotka (Sapokka), piers 2 & 3
  • adults: 35 €, children (4–11 years): 15 €
  • onboard cafeteria with an on-premises licence

Tammio island

  • Fri 24.6. (two departures): 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • Sat 25.6. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sun 26.6. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • departure and return at Kotka (Sapokka), piers 2 & 3
  • two-hour journey to and back from Tammio, plus a stop at the island
  • adults: 35 €, children (4–11 years): 15 €
  • onboard cafeteria with an on-premises licence

Kaunissaari island

  • Midsummer departures
  • departure and return at Kotka (Sapokka), piers 2 & 3
  • adults: 15 €, children (4–11 years): 7 €
  • onboard cafeteria with an on-premises licence
  • restaurant services available on the island

Pirate cruises for children

Welcome aboard the pirate ship of Captain Knobblyfingers! You will recognise it by the Jolly Roger flying from the mast and the pirate crew lurking about. This adventure cruise is for the whole family and takes you to a treasure island in search of buried riches.

Timetable 2022 to be published later.

Tickets

  • big and little pirates 25 €
  • under 3-year-olds free of charge