The best opportunity to see sea birds in Finland!
Eider duck safari to Bengtskär lighthouse
Spring in the outer archipelago is a magical time. The little lighthouse island becomes home for hundreds of nesting eider ducks. The human presence on the island keeps predators aways and makes safe habitate for nesting birds.
Our trip goes through the Hitis archipelago, along the most sheltered route towards the outer archipelago and Bengtskär lighthouse.
Bengtskär lighthouse is the most impressive sight in the Southwestern archipelago of Finland. Its massive stone walls have witnessed some of the most dramatic events in history of the country. For over a hundred years, the lighthouse has guided thousands of seafarers along safe routes. During this day visit, you will become acquainted with the history of the lighthouse and the nature of the archipelago. On climbing the tower and reaching the top, you’re awarded with a stunning view of the surrounding archipelago and the open sea.
For lunch we serve Bengtskär's own fish soup made from local fish, archipelago rye bread, butter and water. For desert coffee and freshly baked cinnamon bun. Other beverages available from the café.
Departure 11 p.m. Kasnäs -> Bengtskär
Departure 3:15 p.m. Bengtskär -> Kasnäs
Extra tours Sat 18th May and Sat 25th May.
Departure 10 a.m. Kasnäs -> Bengtskär
Departure 2:45 p.m. Bengtskär -> Kasnäs
Duration: day trip, approx. 6h
Tour dates May 3 th, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 31st 2024.
Price from 69,00€ /person, children 3-12 yrs 41,00€, children 0-2 yrs 6,00€.
Included: boat trip from Kasnäs, guiding, entrance fee, lunch, coffee/tea and cinnamon bun.
Services and guiding available in finnish, swedish and english.
Café and souvenir shop at the lighthouse. You can pay with cash, debit card, Visa Electron, Visa, Master and EuroCard.
Departure harbours: Kasnäs (at the southern tip of Kimito island. Address for car navigator: Kasnäsintie 1296). Free public parking 300m before the harbour.
Weather reservation: Severe weather prevents going to the lighthouse on average 3 days/month in May. Trip will be cancelled according to weather forecast and money fully refunded.
Boats are equipped with toilets.
Trip very suitable for charter groups also.
Making a reservation
Boats can be fully booked, so we warmly recommend making a reservation.
When you reserve the trip, start by selecting the number of people. The green days on the calendar are still available for the number of people you choose. Select a day, and press the Reserve button when the departure time is displayed. Your booking will be added into the shopping cart, and you can make additional reservations in the online store. When you're done, click on the basket and press the Checkout button. You find the shopping cart to the right in the upper menu bar.
Please, read also terms before making a reservation.
Know before you go
Please be at the place of departure (tour starting point) in the morning 5 minutes before the departure time at the latest! The boat leaves from the jetty at the set time.
If you arrive by car, we recommend a minimum driving time from Turku 2h, Helsinki 3h, Tampere 4h and Jyväskylä 6h. Please note that the last twenty kilometers of the road to Kasnäs are narrow and the speed limit often 60 km/h. Parking your car will also take a while. The boat leaves on schedule and being late is not a ground for refunds. Free parking 300m from the harbour.
Our crew speaks Finnish, Swedish and English.
At the departure place, Kasnäs, there is a spa hotel, restaurant, grocery shop and marina.
Please book your ticket in advance, there is not a ticket sales office at the pier.
The crew is checking your booking in the passenger list. You don't need a ticket.
Boats SISSEL, IDUN or MINANDRA.
The boats have stairs and thresholds and are not easily accessible. To get on board you need to take a few steps. Our crew is happy to help if needed.
How we taking care: only travel if you are healthy, wash your hands and keep your distance. Together we can reduce the risk.
Sorry dog are not allowed to this safari.
Our company works to keep the archipelago and our nature alive and healthy. Our crews are local islanders. We run new and environmentally friendly engines. We plan our routes with an eye to preserving fuel and reduce emissions.