Spot Saimaa ringed seals in their natural environment on this eco-tour in Puumala.
One of the rarest seal species in the world, the Saimaa ringed seal lives exclusively in Puumala. Renowned for their distinct markings and curious nature, these cold water nomads are seen on the banks of the lake come the spring. Explore this picturesque lake on an eco boat for your chance to witness these unique seals up close.
This tour is run & operated from Niinisaari island in Puumala and travels along Lake Saimaa. Part of the Lakeland region of Finland, a cable ferry connection to Niinisaari runs throughout the year.
Meet your guide on Niinisaari Island for this eco-tour of Lake Saimaa. Home to a small but thriving colony of rare ringed seals, this tour is run by a nature guide & Lakeland local - ensuring you get to explore parts of the area few tourists ever get to see! There are over 20 Saimaa seals living in the area and, during the five first weeks after spring, the seals shed their fur and can be seen sunbathing on the banks of the lake. Take a trip around the lake and watch these unique mammals in their natural environment - enjoying the stunning scenery from the comfort of a covered-cabin eco boat! A three-hour tour, don't forget to bring your camera, this is an experience you'll want to remember!
This tour operates during the main spring season from May to June - with extended dates based on weather conditions. Please note, whilst sightings of seals are frequent, they cannot be guranteed.