On the water in Turku x 4

Sail down the River Aura on a picnic boat or enjoy the tranquillity of the Airisto Sea on the deck of a cruise ship. Speed seekers can pick up a motorboat and even race along to Naantali for the weekend.

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1Buster Rent

Experience Turku in a totally unique way by hiring a Buster boat, whether for a day trip in the archipelago or an entire weekend at sea. We only have one word of warning: when cruising on the open water you may start to dream of owning your own boat. 

Buster-Rent is available for hire in Turku and Raisio. Your boat can either be left ready in the water or delivered by trailer to a location of your choosing. If you do come down with a bad case of boating fever, don’t worry – boats are available to hire all summer long.

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2Låna

Låna is a fun way to take on Turku. In your own picnic-boat, float gently along the River Aura, and determine the route completely by yourself. Jump aboard with a group of friends, with the whole family or just for the perfect date. You can accommodate 2–8 people on board and even pets are allowed.

Aboard the amusingly named Sintonic, Kuppi or Kippo you can spot the sights, play songs through Bluetooth and enjoy some snacks in the middle of the river. Book a boat online or just show up.

3M/S Lily

The red and white M/S Lily is a familiar sight on the River Aura, as it transports passengers from Turku to the pier on th recreational island of Vepsä. Lily ferries passengers along this route every day during summer, letting you enjoy either a two-hour return cruise or the whole day exploring Vepsä. 

Aboard ship, there is a spacious salon, but the sea voyage is so magnificent its worth sitting on deck enjoying the sun and the summer cottages peeping out from the passing islands. Private cruises can also be arranged for larger groups.

4S/s Ukkopekka

Ukkopekka is a steamship over 80 years old and the last authentic passenger steamer in the Finnish maritime region. During summer, Ukkopekka’s morning shift is steaming through the beautiful archipelago to the summer town of Naantali, with its old wooden homes on the shores next to Moominworld. The boat departs at 10am and 2pm, and the journey in one direction is less than two hours.

When evening comes, Ukkopekka dresses up for entertaining adults. At 7pm the ship departs from the River Aura on the Dinner Cruises heading out to an old pilot’s cottage on a rugged skerry. On Loistokari Island there is nostalgia and romance, dancing on the pier and an archipelago dinner with smoked fish on smooth rocks under the open Airisto sky.

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