Private sailings and pure Finnish flavours in the beautiful archipelago of Helsinki

Private sailings and pure Finnish flavours in the beautiful archipelago of Helsinki

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Cheese and wine tasting sailing June 5th

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Private Sailings

Schooner Kathrina offers private sailings for both businesses and individuals in Helsinki, from the time the ice breaks until the ice returns.

Experience an unforgettable day in Helsinki’s unique archipelago, powered by the winds.
A four-hour private sailing trip in the Helsinki archipelago costs 3100 EUR + 10% VAT, including the ship and crew.

The sailing can take you out to the open sea as well as cruise in the beautiful archipelago. If desired, we can make stops at places like Vallisaari for a guided tour or Saunasaari for a sauna experience.

It can be a shorter day trip or an overnight adventure; request a quote, and we will tailor the experience to your wishes and needs.

Kathrina can accommodate up to 86 passengers on the cruise.

The ship also features a newly renovated, professional-grade kitchen. You can choose from four different menu options, or our chef can create a customized menu according to your preferences.

New menus will be posted in January 2024.



Sailing Adventures in the Helsinki Archipelago

Gather your friends and set sail with Kathrina for an archipelago adventure!

Experience an unforgettable sail on the Kuunari Kathrina, built in 1949. Kathrina has been restored into a three-masted schooner, complete with a professional-grade kitchen and a fully licensed bar.

Sailing on Kathrina is the perfect way to spend a summer day. These cruises are suitable for families, groups of friends, businesses, couples, or even solo adventurers looking to enjoy the stunning Helsinki archipelago from the deck of a three-masted schooner!

June 27th – August 3th, 2024

Day Sailing 12:00-15:00
Evening Sailing 17:00-20:00

Cruise only: 30 € per person + service fee
3-12 years children 15€ per person + service fee
children under 3 years for free

Lunch during the sailing is creamy salmon soup 16 € per person
We offer a Archipelago buffet à la Kathrina 32 € per person during the evening sail

Departure & Return from Halkolaituri, Pohjoisranta 00170 Helsinki. It’s a short walk of less than 10 minutes from Helsinki Market Square.


Private Events

Kathrina is also available for private use while docked, serving as an intimate venue for meetings and celebrations. It’s perfect for organizing events like birthday parties, meetings, or holiday gatherings. The genuine wooden sailboat, with the warmth of a crackling fire in its fireplace, creates a unique and inviting atmosphere.

Food and catering can be arranged in advance through the onboard restaurant. You can explore the menu offerings. Menus will be posted in January 2024. Please note that the ship does not provide alcohol service at the pier, but you are welcome to bring your own beverages.

Private event at the pier, without sailing: 150€ per hour + 24% VAT, minimum of four hours.

For longer events, arrangements can be made upon request. Hourly service fee for waitstaff is 40€ per hour + two hours of preparation time and 24% VAT. The number of waitstaff may vary from one to three, depending on the number of diners.

Cheese and wine tasting sailing June 5th

Welcome to a cheese and wine tasting sailing on the Schooner Kathrina on
Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 6 PM to 9 PM!

In collaboration with Rolling Cheese and Carsin & Friends, we are
hosting a three-hour cruise where you can enjoy the stunning Helsinki
archipelago and five delicious cheeses paired with three fine wines,
crémant, white wine and rosé. Nelli from Rolling Cheese and Jasu from
Carsin & Friends will tell you all about the cheese and wine.

Join us for this unique sailing experience and indulge in culinary
delights in a maritime setting. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer
evening with friends.

Sailing price is 68€ per person

Departure and arrival Halkolaituri, Pohjoisranta

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Kesäpäivän nautintoa elämyspurjehduksella Kuunari Kathrinalla Helsingin saaristossa


Kathrina is an exceptionally well-built 3-masted schooner, measuring 31.75 meters in length, 7.34 meters in width, and with a loaded draft of approximately 2.5 meters. The vessel was launched in the spring of 1949.

The construction of Kuunari Kathrina took place in Sarvisalo, Pernaja, from 1947 to 1949. The shipbuilder Albin Gustafsson from Porvoo served as the master builder, with Walter Forsell, originally from Härkäpää village, as the supervisor. Arne Lindberg, Kathrina’s first captain, sailed with a crew of 3-4 people in the Baltic Sea, transporting items such as coffee, bicycles, steel, coal, grain, lumber, and lime between Finland, Sweden, and Denmark. Between 1953 and 1971, Kathrina transported approximately 300,000 tons of sand for Finland’s construction industry.

In the early 1970s, Kathrina was sold to Richard Thompson Coon, who initiated a long-term and comprehensive restoration project to transform it from a cargo ship into a passenger vessel. The work was carried out gradually, first in Sarvisalo, then at the Sköldvik shipyard, followed by Ruoholahti in Helsinki, and finally in a dry dock on Suomenlinna.

Juha Stillman purchased Kathrina in 1993 and, along with Johanna Panelius, continued a project that had been on hold for a few years. The ship eventually received new decks, a stern cabin, tanks, engines, electrical systems, water systems, masts, booms, and more. Kathrina was decided to be rigged as a topsail schooner. Several TV and radio programs were made about the restoration.

In 2012, the vessel was transferred to RPR Group, which owns several sailing ships, but everyday operations were still overseen by the ever-resourceful Jack-of-all-trades, Hugo Stillman, who has spent the majority of his life with Kathrina. In 2015, the beautiful ship underwent a significant renovation at the Suomenlinna Viapori shipyard, during which the old cabin and sauna facilities were removed and replaced with a state-of-the-art kitchen that meets the demands of top chefs.

In 2020, the ship came under the ownership of Dynamo Shipping Ltd Oy, with its operations now being managed by the individuals behind the highly popular Soromnoo restaurant experience: Markus Jämsen, Leo Stillman, Hugo Stillman, and entertainment mogul Riku Räsänen.

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Helsinki harbor for sailing ships

The northern port
00170, Helsinki
60° 10' 16.7'' N
24° 57' 42.6'' E

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