torstai, 22 kesäkuu 2023 22:00

General area information

keskiviikko, 15 maaliskuu 2023 14:46
<p>When arriving to the Finnish coast and archipelago area, there is a lot to see and do before and after your sea kayaking experience.
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The area in which Aavameri operates has a lot to offer in ways of accommodation for every taste. Here are some suggestions about where to sleep, you will find many more through the area tourism websites below. </p>
<h3 class="header">ACCOMMODATION</h3>

<h3 style="text-align: center;">TURKU</h3>
<h4 style="text-align: center;">Turku, the former capital of Finland, is situated by the sea, and offers a nice mixture of culture, food and events. Turku is our main base for sea and archipelago kayaking, and the Turku hotels, Turku airport and Turku railway station are some of the places we transport clients from when going further south into the Archipelago National Park for kayaking adventures.</h4>
<p style="text-align: right;">[icon name="icon-phone-sign"] VisitTurku&nbsp;<a href="tel:+3582627444" style="text-align: center;">+358 (0)2 262 7444</a>&nbsp; [icon name="icon-eye-open"]&nbsp;<a href="http://www.visitturku.fi/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="text-align: center;">www.visitturku.fi</a>&nbsp;<br /><br /></p>
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<h4 style="text-align: center;">CENTRO HOTEL TURKU</h4>
<img src="http://r-ec.bstatic.com/images/hotel/840x460/798/7982090.jpg" alt="Centro hotel Turku" width="300" style="float: left; margin-right: 30px;" /> &nbsp; Centro Hotel Turku is located in the city center on a peaceful inner yard, only three minutes from the central square. Our top pick if you want to stay in the inner city center and enjoy the city life combined with a peacful cozy acommodation.&nbsp; <br /> <br /><a href="http://www.booking.com/hotel/fi/centro-turku.en-gb.html">[icon name="icon-phone-sign"] </a><a href="tel:%20+35822118100">+358 2 2118100</a><a href="http://www.booking.com/hotel/fi/centro-turku.en-gb.html">&nbsp;[icon name="icon-eye-open"] &nbsp;www.booking.com/hotel/fi/centro-turku.en-gb.html</a></div>
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<h4 style="text-align: center;">SHIP HOSTEL BOREA (m/s BORE)</h4>
<img src="https://www.aavameri.fi/images/borea2.jpg" alt="Hostel Borea" width="300" height="206" style="margin-right: 30px; float: left;" /> The inexpensice ship hostel Borea on board s/s Bore just a stone's throw from the Turku city harbor and within walking distance from the Turku center is a good choice if you want to save money.<br /><br /> <br /> [icon name="icon-phone-sign"]&nbsp;<a href="tel:%20+358%2040%20843%206611">+358 40 843 6611</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;[icon name="icon-eye-open"]&nbsp;<a href="http://www.visitturku.fi/en/hostel-borea_en">www.visitturku.fi/en/hostel-borea_en</a></div>
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<h2>Plan your stay in Turku through Kayak.co.uk:</h2>
<li>Plan your <a href="https://www.kayak.co.uk/Turku-Hotels.18246.hotel.ksp">accommodation in Turku</a>.</li>
<li>Get more ideas on <a href="https://www.kayak.co.uk/Turku.18246.guide">what to do on the Turku Travel Guide</a>.[/block]</li>
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<h3 style="text-align: center;">NAANTALI</h3>
<h4 style="text-align: center;">Naantali is an idyllic small town just 20 minutes drive from Turku or 25 minutes from the Turku airport. There is a lot to see and do in Naantali with surroundings, and you are close to the archipelago in this town.</h4>
<center>[icon name="icon-phone-sign"] Naantalin Matkailu&nbsp;<br /><a href="https://www.aavameri.fi/tel+35824359800">+358 (0)2 435 9800</a>&nbsp; [icon name="icon-eye-open"]&nbsp;<a href="http://www.visitnaanatalifinland.com">www.visitnaanatalifinland.com</a><br /> [block border="3px solid #aacb24" padding="10px 15px"]
<h4 style="text-align: center;">HOTEL PUSA</h4>
<br />Situated in historic surroundings this small hotel has been recently renovated and offers idyllic double rooms for its guests. The hotel is situated only a few hundred meters from the guest harbour and restaurant area, and around five minutes walk from the Moominworld. Aavameri's arranges tours just five minute's walk north, by the Naantali Spa hotel neach.<br /> <a href="http://www.booking.com/hotel/fi/centro-turku.en-gb.html" style="text-align: center;">[icon name="icon-phone-sign"] +358 (0) 400 298808&nbsp;[icon name="icon-eye-open"] &nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.cafepusa.fi">www.cafepusa.fi</a>[/block] &nbsp; [block border="3px solid #aacb24" padding="10px 15px"]
<h4 style="text-align: center;">NAANTALI SPA</h4>
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Naantali Spa is situated on a nice spot by the sea beach, by the sandy beach from which Aavameri arranges kayaking tours in Naantali. The Spa hotel has been chosen as one of the 100 best spa hotels in the world, and is close enough to the restaurants, sights and Moominworld. &nbsp;<br /> [icon name="icon-phone-sign"]<a href="tel: +358 2 44 550">+358 2 44 550</a>&nbsp;[icon name="icon-eye-open"]&nbsp;<a href="http://www.naantalispa.fi">www.naantalispa.fi</a>&nbsp; &nbsp; [/block] [/tab_item] [tab_item title="KIMITOÖN ISLANDS"]
<h3 style="text-align: center;">KIMITOÖN ISLANDS</h3>
<h4 style="text-align: center;">The Kimitoön Islands has a stunning archipelago area, with its almost 5000 islands, rocks and skerries and living archipelago island villages. Visit Högsåra and the Bengtskär Lighthouse Island, stroll around on the Örö Fortress Island and explore the fantastic skerry maze south of Vänö. The Kasnäs Penisula and Rosala Böle village are both good places to start your kayaking journey with us from. The Kimitoön Islans were chosen the top Finnish travel destination in 2016. The Kimito island is situated only 45 minutes by car (Kasnäs 1h20min) or a little over an hour by bus from Turku.</h4>
<br /><center>[icon name="icon-phone-sign"] VisitKimitoön&nbsp;<a href="tel:+35824260170">+358 2 42 60 170</a>&nbsp;[icon name="icon-eye-open"]<a href="http://www.visitkimitoon.fi" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">&nbsp;www.visitkimitoon.fi&nbsp;</a></center><br /> [block border="3px solid #aacb24" padding="10px 15px"]
<h4 style="text-align: center;">KASNÄS SPA</h4>
<img src="https://www.aavameri.fi/images/kasnas.jpg" alt="" width="466" height="310" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /> &nbsp; Kasnäs Archipelago Spa is situated in the Kimitoön municipality, and reachable by car a little over 2 hours from Helsinki or 1,5 hours from Turku. Kasnäs is a perfect starting point for activities and excursions to the Archipelago National Park, which border lies only a few hundred meters from Kasnäs. From Kasnäs, you can also reach the Rosala Viking Center, Bengtskär Lighthouse Island or Örö Fortress Island by ferry each day. &nbsp;<br /><center>[icon name="icon-phone-sign"] <a href="tel:+35825210100">+358 2 &nbsp;5210 100</a> &nbsp;<a href="http://www.kasnas.com">www.kasnas.com</a>&nbsp;[icon name "icon-eye-open"] [/block] <br /> [block border="3px solid #aacb24" padding="10px 15px"]
<h4 style="text-align: center;">PETI JA PUURO</h4>
<img src="https://www.aavameri.fi/images/buttons/WP_20150612_003.jpg" alt="WP 20150612 003" width="474" height="267" /> &nbsp; In the midst of the archipelago, the Rosala island and the small cottage village Peti ja puuro is a very nice choice if you want to take distance from more hectic surroundings and experience the authentic archipelago surroundings. The cottages are not of the highest quality, but still very enjoyable, and the very nice owner Raili always makes you feel very welcome. Aavameri arranges courses and tours with the Peti ja puuro Böle-cottage beach as a base for groups.&nbsp;<br /><center>[icon name="icon-phone-sign"] <a href="tel:%20+358%2040%205050912">+358 (0)40 50 50 912</a><span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="text-align: center;">[icon name "icon-eye-open"]&nbsp;<a href="http://www.visitkimitoon.fi/en/stay/cottage-rental/peti-puuro">http://www.visitkimitoon.fi/en/stay/cottage-rental/peti-puuro</a></span></center>[/block] <br /><br /> [/tab_item] [tab_item title="NAGU (NAUVO), PARGAS"] <br /><br /><center>[icon name="icon-phone-sign"] VisitArchipelago (Pargas)&nbsp;<a href="tel:+358400117123">+358 400 117 123</a>&nbsp; [icon name="icon-eye-open"]&nbsp;<a href="http://www.saaristo.org/index.php?page=101&amp;lang=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.saaristo.org</a><center>
<h4>Nauvo is an island south of Turku, reachable by bus or car (a little over an hour plus one ferry). The so called Archipelago Trail or Ring Road, goes through Nagu.&nbsp;</h4>
<br /> Cottages and accomodation in the area is best booked from Archipelago Booking of Finland,&nbsp;[icon name="icon-phone-sign"]&nbsp;<a href="tel:%20+358%202%20410%206600">+358 (0)2 410 6600</a>[icon name "icon-eye-open"]&nbsp;<a href="http://www.archipelagobooking.fi" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.archipelagobooking.fi</a></center>[/tab_item] [/tab]</center></center></center>

How to get to us

keskiviikko, 15 maaliskuu 2023 14:42

How to GET TO US

Aavameri arranges outdoor activities all around the Finnish Archipelago Sea. We have a kayak and SUP rental shed at Satava island, 15 minutes by car or bus from Turku center, but many of our tours and courses start and end at other locations around the Finnish archipelago . Places like Turku, Naantali, Pargas (Parainen), Nagu (Nauvo), Kimitoön (Kemiönsaari) are used as frequent starting points.

For activities open to everyone as bookable through our calendar, we have fixed locations (see the activity description for places and maps).
For activities and equipment rent for private groups, we arrange transportation according to demand, and choose locations according with your wishes, skill level, the weather forecasts and our knowledge about what is ideal for the activity. We arrange pick-up from the Turku airport, Turku and Kupittaa railway stations and all hotels in the Turku and Naantali region.



 Getting here:

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Please prefer public transport in order to save the environment! 

Aavameri works for sustainable tourism, and we do what we can to preserve our environment and nature. Please help us in this by chosing as environmentally friendly means of transportation as possible.

ico airBy flight to Turku: Take the airport bus or a taxi from Turku airport to Turku, travel time around 15 minutes.

ico airBy flight to Helsinki: Take an express bus from Helsinki airport to Turku. The bus leaves from platform / bay 13-14 each hour, and timetables can be found by pressing here. The journey takes around 2,5 hours. 


Usuful links about our area:

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ico asbusBy train from Helsinki: Express trains go from Helsinki to Turku each hour, travel time just under 2 hours. Press here for timetables.

ico asbusBy bus from Helsinki or other areas: Express buses arrive in Turku very often. Press here for timetables. 

ico ferryFerries from Stockholm, Sweden: Viking Line and Tallink Silja go between Stockholm in Sweden and Turku in Finland two times a day with departures in the morning and in the evening. Travel time is around 10 hours.  


Some of our launching beaches:




Osta elämyslahjakortti

keskiviikko, 22 helmikuu 2023 21:31

Anna lahjaksi upea luontoelämys ja ehkä uusi hieno harrastus! Voit itse valita lahjakortin arvo. Lahjakortti toimitetaan sinulle sähköpostitse tai valinnanvaraisesti myös painettuna lahjakorttina valitsemaasi toimitusosoitteeseen postitse. Korttia voi käyttää retki- ja kurssivarausjärjestelmässämme sekä Aavameren nettikaupan ostoksiin. Lahjakorttien myynnistä 3% lahjoitetaan joko Baltic Sea Action Groupin, WWFn tai John Nurmi -säätiön työlle Itämeren hyväksi.

Kortin voimassaoloaika on yksi vuosi. Korttia ei voi vaihtaa rahaksi. 




Varusteiden omatoimivuokraus

sunnuntai, 24 heinäkuu 2022 18:36

Turvallisuus meloessasi

tiistai, 12 heinäkuu 2022 16:45
Jokaisen kajakin ja SUP-laudan mukana tulee pelastusliivi. Pelastusliivit eivät kuitenkaan välttämättä sovi alle 35 kg tai yli 110 kg painavalle, ota oma pelastusliivi mukaan, jos painat alle 35 kg tai yli 110 kg! SUP-lautailussa täytyy ehdottomasti käyttää SUP-laudan karkuremmiä, sillä kaatuessasi SUP-lauta liukuu helposti pois nopeammin kuin pystyt uimaan.
Muista aina noudattaa seuraavia turvallisuusohjeita:
  • Älä melo yksin, tämä ei ole koskaan yhtä turvallista kuin melominen yhdessä jonkun kanssa
  • Pysy lähellä rantaa ja poissa veneiden tieltä. Jo yli 50 metrin päässä rannasta kaatuminen kajakilla on vaarallista lämpimässäkin vedessä jos et osaa tehdä syvän veden pelastuksia.
  • Käyttä kajakissa aukkopeitettä vain jos olet kouluttautunut käyttään sellaista. Jos irroituskahva ei ole esillä edessäsi, aukkopeitteen avaaminen kaatuessasi voi olla hyvin vaikeata tai jopa mahdotonta
  • Käytä olosuhteisiin sopivia vaatteita
  • Alkoholi ja muut huumausaineet eivät ole sallittuja ennen melontaa tai sen aikana
  • Älä melo pimeän jälkeen tai muutenkaan huonossa näkyvyydessä
  • Harjoittele itsepelastusta ja paripelastusta ennen kuin lähdet ulos. Liity kajakki- tai SUP-lautailun peruskurssille, jos et ole osallistunut sellaiselle! Aavameren kurssit löydät täältä!
  • Kerro aina ystävällesi, että olet menossa ulos melomaan, minne olet matkalla ja milloin sinun pitäisi palata. Ota aina vesitiivisti pakattu puhelin mukaasi retkelle.

B2B products and area presentation

torstai, 07 huhtikuu 2022 10:59

Tarkka mallin valinta

keskiviikko, 07 heinäkuu 2021 02:46
Jos haluat valita tietyn kajakkimallin voit yläpuolisen valinnan sijaan valita suoraan alla olevista. SUP-lautoja ja kaksikkokajakkeja voi vain valita yllä.



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