- Meet the lovely couple at their private cabin
- Smooth cliffs and a peaceful bay at this private location
- Feel at home on the private island
- The host tells you all about fishing with nets.
- Warm cliffs and a great view on this private location
- Use the opportunity to test a real Finnish sauna
- From the sauna you have a great view overlooking Helsinki!
- Cottage life with Scandinavian design.
- Learn from the locals what cottage life is all about
- Nature trail with wild nature
- Seasonal catch.
Redrib Cottage Locals Experience
Spend a day with the locals at their private summer cottage island. Combine it with the thrill of riding a rigid RIB boat!
Escape the city and spend a day with the locals on their private summer cottage island. Combine it with the thrill of riding a rigid RIB boat! We visit their stunning island with its silky smooth cliffs. Meet the lovely family hosts, just taking a brake from their ordinary summer holiday to open up their private summer cottage for us. Hear all about cottage life, fishing and World War II history. Try the sauna with its breath taking view. Take a nature walk and hear all about swimming moose and blueberries. Sit down on warm cliffs and enjoy the home made archipelago lunch on this relaxed day. Just like the locals. With the locals. The RIB boat takes you back to the city in 30 min after this mini vacation.
We meet 20 min. prior to departure at Marina Bay Café, the guest harbour in Katajanokka. First you will be given your passenger equipments for the tour. After a short safety briefing we leave for a cruise in the most beautiful archipelago on the west side of the city. You will see a lot of summer cabins, boaters and wildlife on our way to our destination. Everything explained by our driver and guide. After a 45 min cruise we reach our destination. On a beautiful island our hosts are waiting for us.
On the smooth cliffs they welcome us to their very own and private summer cottage. Here they spend their whole holiday and go to the city only when they have to. This day they simply take a break from their holiday to welcome us. And they love to meet you! The lovely couple that speaks Swedish and Finnish at home greets you in English, French or in German. On their island that has been in the same family ownership for over 100 years, you get an authentic glimpse in the daily life in the archipelago. Hear how they spend their
long and sunny days off. Where the best fishing places are and how to prepare a perch. On the nature trail walk you hear everything about swimming moose and which berries and mushrooms to pick. All explained by the entertaining and very friendly hosts for this day. Their Scandinavian design cottages are open for you too. The older generation might pop by and tell you all about the area, leased as a Soviet naval base after World War II. You might meet some other members of the family on the island too!
Together with the hosts you can heat up the genuine wood heated cottage sauna. From the panoramic window you can see all the way to the Helsinki city center. A truly unique experience seen from this nature wonderland. Combine the sauna bath with a dip in the sea, just like the locals do. The Finnish sauna is a myth that is really true. You do not want to miss this opportunity, do you?
After the sauna the hosts will prepare a home made archipelago lunch. They are not only friendly, but are exceptional good chefs too! Simply sit on the warm cliffs and enjoy the lunch, just like everybody out here does. After the 2 hour visit with the family it is time to head back to the city.
Weather depending we take the secondary route in a more sporty fashion. We take an alternative inner route back, or if you want, we choose a speed route on open sea instead! A true adventure toremember! All, of course, depending on the passenger preferences on board.
° Guided RIB boat tour through the archipelago
° All passenger equipments needed
° Guided tour on the Island with nature trail walk.
° Access to private cabins on the island.
° Archipelago lunch
° Sauna (optional)
This trip is of easy physical level. You can attend this tour with regular physical capabilities, although you have to be able get in and out of the boat on different piers, walk on nature paths, in nature or on cliffs on tours with island stops. Unfortunately, this tour is not designed to attend with a wheel chair for safety reasons. We can inform you in all cases about your specific requirements by contacting us by mail in advance before booking .
Children from 6 years up can participate in company with their parents. Please arrive to our hub in a sustainable way. More info how to reach us under meeting point by check-out. Read more about our sustainability program on the front page.
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Please bring your swimsuit and towel if you want to try a genuine Finnish sauna.