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Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is famous for its white architecture, local cuisine, and nature. It's the second safest city in the world and beautifully located between the Baltic Sea and surrounding forests. This city is great for those who want to be immersed and surrounded by nature while exploring a new culture and city.

Helsinki is a popular stop for those traveling to Finland to see the Northern lights. In the autumn and winter months, the aurora borealis can be seen in Northern Finland and occasionally even as far south as Helsinki. And Helsinki is a haven for sailing enthusiasts! One of the most unique and beautiful ways to discover Helsinki is from a yacht rental.

Helsinki is a great place to rent a boat to explore its lakes or archipelago, which has over 330 islands. You can explore islands with lush forests and sandy beaches while enjoying bars, restaurants, and saunas. Connect with local boat owners in Helsinki by renting a boat through Click&Boat. With a variety of boats available in the area, you can choose the boat charter that suits your needs perfectly.

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Helsinki?

Boat charter prices will vary in Helsinki due to the boat type, season, and more. Rental prices start at as low as €522 and can reach as high as €3,800 or more. The average price of a Helsinki rental is €1,300 a day and this cost can be split between up to twelve people.

There may be additional fees, such as food, skipper fees, fuel, and more. The price of the boat rental will depend on how many people are in your group, the year and make of the boat and any other amenities you need to create your desired yacht charter experience. Additionally, a luxury yacht charter will cost more.

When is the best time to go?

Helsinki is known to have four distinct seasons. Depending on what type of yacht chartering experience you want in Helsinki and your reasons for visiting Finland, the best season for you may vary.

The season with the warmest weather and water temperature is summer with temperatures peaking in July and August. The average daily high is around 70°F and this is a great time for renting a Helsinki boat if you want to swim and sunbathe.

For a different boating experience, visit Helsinki in the wintertime. In January, the daily high is around 28°F and ice covers the Gulf of Finland. During this season, you can rent a Hovercraft to explore the frozen archipelago.

If you are visiting Finland to see the Northern lights, rent a yacht in Helsinki during the fall or winter. In the fall, the temperature is around 48°F with snow starting to fall around mid-October. Chartering a yacht during this season is a beautiful way to see nature's autumn colors from the water.

Where to sail to in Helsinki

Out of the 330 islands that make up the archipelago of Finland, here are a few of the best to see when renting a boat in Helsinki:

  • Pihlajasaari is the most popular island to visit from Helsinki as it is only a ten-minute ride away. There are endless ways to be entertained when visiting, from walking the 1.2-mile-long nature trail, sunbathing on the sandy beaches, bird watching, or picnicking in the meadow or along the cliffs.
  • Suomenlinna is also a quick ride away and is actually a group of eight islands. It is famous for its sea fortress, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This island is perfect for those who want to see a bit of history while still being in nature.
  • Isosaari is known as the "Big Island." Located about 40 minutes from Helsinki, this island has several amenities to enjoy, such as restaurants, hotels, a public sauna, and a golf course. On top of that, there is ample beauty and nature with forests, sandy beaches, and wildlife.
  • Kaunissaari, also called the "Beautiful Island," is about 40 minutes away from the city. This island is filled with long, sandy beaches, great fishing, campsites, and diverse flora and fauna.

The harbors in Helsinki

There are several ports in Helsinki that will allow access to the Gulf of Finland and to the archipelago. The Port of Helsinki is one of the busiest ports in Europe for passengers and is the main port in Finland for trade.

If you want to venture away from the sea, there are a total of over 187,000 lakes in Finland, with several lakes surrounding Helsinki. Depending on whether you want to swim, go fishing, or enjoy the scenery, there are endless lakes to serve your boating needs.

Rent a boat with or without a skipper

On our platform, you have the choice of renting a boat with or without a skipper. Although including a skipper may raise the rental cost, it has several advantages. With a professional captain onboard, you can enjoy a worry-free vacation as they take care of navigation, route selection, and cleaning, guaranteeing a comfortable and peaceful experience. They will also have the expertise needed if you decide to set sail in the winter months.

What can you do/see in Helsinki

  • Old Market is Helsinki's first market that dates back to the 19th century and is still running today. You can find local food, fresh produce, trinkets and souvenirs, and more. It is also conveniently located by the south harbor so you can pick up snacks before your boating trip.
  • Churches and Cathedrals There are several beautiful churches and cathedrals to see in the city center, such as the Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral.
  • Art Museums Helsinki is known for its innovative art and there are captivating art museums to discover. The HAM (Helsinki Art Museum) and Amos Rex are just a few.
  • Kamppi Chapel of Silence In case you need to take a break, the Chapel of Silence is a spot to enjoy some peace and quiet. Entrance is free and it offers an escape from one of the busiest spots in town.

Frequently Asked Questions about Helsinki

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Helsinki for a day?

The average cost of renting a boat in Helsinki is around €1,280 per day. Various factors can influence the cost of a boat charter, such as the season, the year the boat was built, and the equipment. The prices can vary between €200 and €5,265 per day.

How much does a skipper cost per day in Helsinki?

The price of a skipper varies depending on the destination and the owner of the boat. In Helsinki, you can expect to pay an average of €100 per day for a skipper.

What are the most popular boat manufacturers in Helsinki?

The most popular boat manufacturers in Helsinki are Jeanneau and Beneteau.

Can I add equipment like snorkel gear, SUP boards or a wakeboard to my boat rental in Helsinki?

Many owners offer various extras that you can add to your booking in Helsinki. This can be for example GPS, Sounder or Bathroom.

Can you rent a boat in Helsinki without a license?

In Helsinki there are 2 boats that you can rent without a license. You can also rent many boats with a skipper.

Good to know

Number of boats:20 boats available
Types of boats:RIB, Houseboat, Sailboat
Average price: €1,280 per day
Minimum price: €200 per day
Maximum price: €5,265 per day
Manufacturers:Jeanneau, Beneteau, and more
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