Fishing cruise on Lake Puruvesi

Amaze yourself with fishing in picturesque landscapes

Kesälahti, Finland
Available in Finnish, English, French and Russian
5 hours
5 spots per experience
April - September
Regular price: 119 €
Children: 89 €

What are we going to do

Hop on a boat with a local fisherman and enjoy fishing in picturesque landscapes! Besides fishing with rod with reel, this 4 ½-hour cruise takes you on a journey through the rich cultural and natural history of Puruvesi. The highlight of the cruise is a campfire-cooked fish dinner on an island.

Lake Puruvesi - known for its crystal clear waters - hosts excellent conditions for fishing and sightseeing. The cruise heads off from the fishbase of Kesälahti. The fishing takes place in the Hummonselkä area of the lake, while enjoying the silence and beauty of the lake. We are also happy to tell you about the Sámi pre-history of the lake, Savonian and Karelian borderland histories, mythic epic rune singing as well as the intangible heritage of seine fishing in Puruvesi.

Max attendance 5 people. Guiding services available in Finnish, English, Russian and French. Captain of the vessel is Lauri Hämäläinen, a registered professional fisherman. The vessel is a Finnish-built FinnSpeed with a 155 hp equipped with safety gear and PFDs.

Cruise tickets: 119 € / person (VAT included)
The price includes the cruise, boat, boat expenses, staff, fishing equipment and permits, and an open fire fish meal.

Information and requests: tel. +358 400 418 933 or email:

Available during June-August when a minimum of 3 passengers have signed up. Ask for weekend departures as well!

Cancellation policy: more than 15 days before departure - free cancellation; 7-14 days before departure - 10 % of the cruise price; 2-6 days before departure - 25 %; 0-1 days before departure - 50 %.

If the captain has to cancel the departure for serious reasons (such as weather conditions), we will offer our customers first a new departure, or if the customer so wishes, we will refund 100% of the price.

About Lakeland Karelia - the Doer

Amazing nature! Because of nature and strong four seasons, we live here in Eastern Finland. We have snowy winter and so strong ice cover of the lakes that you even can drive there with a car.

There are lots of wide nature and unspoiled forests in Karelia. Finland’s legal concept of everyman’s right gives everyone the chance to enjoy outdoor pursuits, and the freedom of the country’s vast forests and fells, and many lakes and rivers, with few restrictions. Public access to private land is much wider in Finland than in most other countries. Read more:

People in Karelia area are very friendly and welcoming and that’s why we wish you to join our life in Karelia. We believe that our guests respect our idea: Live like locals.


Choose clothing that is comfortable to move around. We recommend to take warm enough, windproof and waterproof outwear.




Mahtava retki! Milloin vaan uudestaan❤❤


Alku jännityksen jälkeen aivan mahtava kokemus! Tainalle kiitokset hyvästä opetuksesta. Ihana paikka, kiitos Sisko!


Hyvä retki, lähtisin toistekin! Alussa meni suhteellisesti paljon aikaa turvallisuuteen ja varusteiden esittelyihin ennenkuin päästiin vesille, mutta mukana oli ensikertalainen eli oli ymmärrettävää. Opin itsekin paljon uutta.


Erittäin opettavainen, mukava, hyvin järjestetty ja onnistunut melontaretki.

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