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Cruises and boat tours

Spend an unforgettable day at the sea. Pay a visit to a light house, see the seals of the Baltic Sea on a cruise in the outer archipelago or take a look at the historical rock carvings at Pikes’s Gut.

Risteilyjä Bengtskärin majakalle

Cruises to Bengtskär

Being the tallest lighthouse within the Nordic countries, Bengtskär rises a majestic 52 meters above sea level. If you want to experience the magnificent view, you have to climb up 252 steps, but the view is well worth the trouble! The lighthouse was built in 1906 and is situated about 25 kilometers south-west of Hanko. On Bengtskär there is a lighthouse museum, a home turned museum, an exhibition on the Battle of Bengtskär, a lighthouse post and a café, as well as premises for accommodation and conferences.

Cruises to Bengtskär during summer 2019 with M/S Summersea:

18-30.6   Monday – Saturday
1.7-4.8    Daily
5-24.8     Monday – Saturday

Departure: From Hanko (Eastern Harbour): at 11 a.m.
Arrival in Bengtskär: at 12.30 p.m.
Departure from Bengtskär: at 3 p.m.
Arrival in Hanko (Eastern Harbour): at 4.30 p.m.

Price: Adults 62 euros, children (4-14 years) 25 euros including lunch, a guide and entrance fee to Bengtskär. There is a café on board. M/S Summersea can carry up to 155 passengers. We recommend advance bookings.

You can also order a customized cruise, starting from 1.5 Cruises are contingent on weather. Min. amount passengers: 30 persons.

See also www.bengtskar.fi

Tickets: Marine Lines +358 (0)400 536 930, www.marinelines.fi or the Hanko Tourist Office webstore

Gustavsvärnin majakka

Cruises to Pike’s Gut and Gustavsvärn

Gustavsvärn is the best kept part of a four-part larger whole of fortresses outside Hanko. The little islet contains the ruins of a fortress built by the Swedes in the late 18th century, as well as a lighthouse from 1951. The attendant’s house is well kept and looked after by the Finnish Lighthouse Society, who sell souvenirs there in the summer.

Hauensuoli is a narrow strait between the islands Tullholmen and Kobben outside Tulliniemi. There are over 640 kept rock carvings on the island. “The visitor’s book of the archipelago” consists of names and coats of arms of nobility, soldiers and tradesmen. The earliest ones are from the 16th century.

Cruises to the Pike’s Gut and Gustafsvärn in summer 2019:

On Tuesdays and Saturdays during 29.6-13.8

Departure: from the ST1 quay in the Eastern Harbour at 2 p.m. The duration of the cruise is approx. 2 hours.
Price: Adults 25 euro, children (4-14 years) 10 euro. Min. amount passengers: 6 persons. Also customised cruises. Cruises are contingent on weather.

Tickets: Hanko Tourist Office webbstore

Inquiries: SunFun +358 (0)400 440 802 or Hanko tourist office +358 (0)19 2203 411.

Harmaahylje-Hangon-saaristo

Seal Safari to the outer archipelago

Take a trip to the outer archipelago to see the grey seals living in the Baltic Sea. There are over 12 000 grey seals and with a bit of luck you can spot one!

Seal Safaris during summer 2019:

On Thursdays and Sundays during 3.7-11.8

Departure: from the ST1 quay in the Eastern Harbour at 2 p.m. The duration of the cruise is approx. 2 hours.
Price: Adults 35 euro, children (4-14 years) 15 euro. Min. amount passengers: 6 persons. Also customized cruises. Cruises are contingent on weather.

Tickets: Hanko Tourist Office webstore 

Inquiries: SunFun +358 (0)400 440 802 or Hanko tourist office +358 (0)19 2203 411.

Bengtskär-Rannikkoreitti

By bike along the coast

Ride your bicycle the route that follows the coast (Hanko – Bengtskär – Kasnäs – Kemiönsaari – Raasepori – Hanko)!

The trip includes a guided tour on Bengtskär, entrance to the lighthouse, and of course a wonderful Sea voyage. The boat travels between Hanko, Bengtskär and Kasnäs, and the last leg of the trip is reserved for bike riding. The bike ride is roughly 130 km long.

Summer 2019: 

Hanko – Bengtskär
18–30.6    Monday – Saturday
1.7–4.8     Daily
5–24.8      Monday – Saturday

Hanko – Kasnäs
25.6–10.8 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

Bengtskär – Kasnäs
1.6–25.8   Daily

Schedule and prices:

Hanko – Bengtskär: Departure from the Eastern Harbour at 11 am, arrival at 12.30 pm.
Price: 38 euros/adult and 15 euros/child (4-14 years) + 8 euros/bike (10 bikes at most).
Includes a light lunch, entrance fee and guided tour on Bengtskär.

Book here

Hanko-Kasnäs:  Departure from the Eastern Harbour at 8.30 am, arrival at 8 pm.
Price: 28 euros/one way, 34 euros/return ticket. Children (3–12 yrs): 14 euros/one way, 21 euros/ return ticket.
+358 (0) 407773668 Book here

Bengtskär – Hanko: Departure at 3 pm, arriving at 4.30 pm.
Price: 30 euros/ one way, 15 euros/ children 4-14 yrs.  8 euros/bike.

Bengtskär – Kasnäs: Departure at 16.15/17.30 pm, arrival in Kasnäs at 17.30/18.45 pm. Price: 25 euros/adults and 12,50 euros/children (4-14 yrs.) + 6,00 euros/bike.

Bookings Bengtskär – Kasnäs: +358 (0)40 218 2960, info@bengtskar.fi

Bookings Hanko – Bengtskär, Bengtskär-Hanko: Marine Lines +358 (0)400 536 930, myynti@marinelines.fi

oron_linnakesaari

The fortress island of Örö

The fortress island of Örö that has been a closed military zone for a hundred years is now opened to the public. Its heavy Obukhovskii guns, historic barracs and different kinds of defence stations tells the story of coastal defence in different eras. Örö is also an important nature destination, there are a total of approximately 16,5 kilometres marked trails that run in easy terrains. There is also a restaurant and café as well as premises for accommodation on the island.

The tour to Örö goes via Kasnäs.
You can also choose to take your bicycle along and continue your tour from Kasnäs along the beautiful Coastal route for cyclists.

Cruises during summer 2019:

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays during 25.6 – 10.8

Departure: from the Eastern Harbour at 8.30 a.m., arrival at 8 p.m.
Price: Adults: Hanko-Kasnäs 28 euros (return ticket 34 euros), Hanko-Örö 30 euros (return ticket 39 euros). Children (3–12 yrs): Hanko-Kasnäs 14 euros (return ticket 21 euros), Hanko-Örö 15 euros (return ticket 23 euros).

Bookings: www.vitharun.fi