Helsinki has a unique and enchanting archipelago of 315 islands, which gives you a great opportunity to entertain your guests by a private cruise. IHA-Lines charter cruises are designed together with the guests in order to meet the smallest details and wishes, and your budget.
An own cruise is a memorable event that provides privacy and experienceful moments. A private cruise is ideal entertainment and good PR for companies, and a perfect idea for private family receptions.
A private cruise can practically be arranged on any theme, either for business or pleasure. Different kinds of receptions and events, conference programs, welcoming dinners, private live-guided tours, family celebrations or business occasions, meetings, private lunch or dinner receptions, private mid night dinner cruises, island excursions, nature trips, sauna trips, weddings, birthdays, farewell parties, recreational excursions, personnel events, school class trips etc.
When you have an idea, we have a lot of experience, and elegant high-quality vessels, which are suitable for up to 140 guests, depending on the theme and time of the season. Every year some 400 private events are organized to match guests' schedule and budget. We have 29 years of experience, and several vessels ideal for private events.
When planning a private cruise, we recommend first to check what would be your favourite vessel, and then to check when she would be available. Then we can easily agree together the schedule, point of departure, route, and menu, all according to your preferences.
The private cruises are charged on an hourly basis, and the boat charge is not linked with the number of guests on board, but with the time spent. However, the onboard restaurant services or catering is budgeted directly according to the number of guests participating in the cruise.
All the announced basic fees cover our journey to the desired place of departure within central Helsinki. An hourly rate will be charged for the hours after the departure until the vessel has returned to our home port, which is Port Merisatama, in front of Café Carusel in Southern Helsinki. For example, the total charter fee for m/s Merisaraste, for a three-hour private cruise, starting and ending at the city centre area is 900 € without catering. As you may invite 40 guests on board, the boat rent is less than 23 € per guest!
In the case of idle hours (for example during an island excursion), the first idle hour is charged at full cruising rate and the following idle hours are charged at half price. This price reduction has been taken into consideration in our charter cruise examples.
High-quality breakfast, lunch or dinner can be served in any of the vessels. We have several delicious menu options suitable for small and exclusive budgets. The traditional Finnish crayfish parties 'rapujuhlat' can be organized onboard larger vessels such as s/s Norrkulla or m/aux Astrid, which are equipped with professional onboard kitchen.
Please find here more information about our high-quality fleet. Behind the previous link you can find more information with deltails and photos. Please find here the main charter price examples shortly:
m/s DORIS, 1-140 guests
m/s DORIS II, 1-90 guests
pw/s VISPILÄ, 1-90 guests
Private cruises, including VAT of 9 %:
3 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 1 690eur (1 550,46eur VAT 0%)
4 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 2 050eur (1 880,73eur VAT 0%)
5 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 2 410eur (2 211,01eur VAT 0%)
6 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 2 770eur (2 541,28eur VAT 0%)
7 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 3 120eur (2 862,39eur VAT 0%)
8 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 3 470eur (3 183,49eur VAT 0%)
m/s Doris, see photos and details >>
M/S MERISARASTE, 1-55 guests, 1-40 dining
M/S PANDA, 1-60 guests, 1-40 dining
Private cruises (including VAT of 8 %):
3 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 900eur (825,69eur VAT 0%)
4 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 1100eur (1009,17eur VAT 0%)
5 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 1300eur (1192,66eur VAT 0%)
6 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 1480eur (1357,80eur VAT 0%)
7 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 1650eur (1513,76eur VAT 0%)
8 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 1820eur (1669,72eur VAT 0%)
m/s Merisaraste, see photos and details >>
M/S MERISAUKKO, 1-25 guests
M/S HYMY, 1-40 guests, 1-24 dining
Private cruises (including VAT of 9 %):
3 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 760eur (697,25eur VAT 0%)
4 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 950eur (871,56eur VAT 0%)
5 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 1140eur (1045,87eur VAT 0%)
6 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 1310eur (1201,83eur VAT 0%)
7 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 1480eur (1357,80eur VAT 0%)
8 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 1650eur (1513,76eur VAT 0%)
m/s Merisaukko, see photos and details >>
S/S NORRKULLA, a real steam ship, 1-60 guests
Private cruise price examples (including VAT of 9 %)
1-3 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 2 605,10eur (2 390eur alv 0%)
4 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 3 106,50eur, sis. alv. 9 % (2 850 VAT 0 %)
5 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 3 607,90eur, sis. alv. 9 % (3 310 VAT 0 %)
6 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 4 109,30eur, sis. alv. 9 % (3 770 VAT 0 %)
7 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 4 610,70eur, sis. alv. 9 % (4 230 VAT 0 %)
8 hour cruise, BOAT CHARGE 5 112,10eur, sis. alv. 9 % (4 690 VAT 0 %)
s/s Norrkulla, see photos and details >>
M/AUX ASTRID, a wooden sailing ship 1-40 guests, 25 dining
M/AUX SVANHILD, a wooden sailing ship 1-40 guests, 30 dining
Private cruise price examples (including VAT of 9 %)
NORMAL / EVENING RATES, cruise ending after 15 (3 pm)
4 hours, 2 997,50eur, incl. VAT of 9 % (2 750eur VAT 0 %)
5 hours, 3 270,00eur, incl. VAT of 9 % (3 000eur VAT 0 %)
6 hours, 3 542,50eur, incl. VAT of 9 % (3 250eur VAT 0 %)
7 hours, 3 815,00eur, incl. VAT of 9 % (3 500eur VAT 0 %)
8 hours, 4 087,50eur, incl. VAT of 9 % (3 750eur VAT 0 %)
m/aux Astrid, see photos and details >>
ALSO SEVERAL OTHER SHIPS AVAILABLE
In addition to these ships, we organize also other vessels to your private events, depending on your special needs and theme, suitable for dining for 1-120 guests.
PRIVATE CRUISE EXAMPLES & PRICES
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IHA-Lines Oy Ltd Helsinki Cruises
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