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Naissaar: Soviet Military & Coastal Folk Heritage Day Trip

Product ID: 204214
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Sail out to the remote Naissaar, also known as Women's Island, and discover its fascinating historical heritage and the lasting imprint of the island's former Soviet military presence.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
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English, Estonian, Finnish, Russian
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the sea mines stockyard and top-secret Soviet military base
  • Visit a sanctuary for the native people of the island
  • Stroll on the beautiful sandy beach
  • Savor a delicious lunch
Full description
Naissaar Island was a popular outing destination prior to World War 2, and home to the Aibofolk (Swedish heritage islanders) who made their fortunes as pilots and seal hunters and enjoyed lucrative business with privateers. The Soviet army then turned the island into a secluded military base. Explore the sights from the Soviet military period and remnants of pre-war life.

Depart for a 1-hour boat voyage from the historic Lennusadam, enjoying beautiful views while passing Katherina Keys, Bald Island, and Midshallows Lighthouse. Once you reach the island, a 1.5-hour adventure-filled tour awaits you. The majority of the tour will be covered on a military truck and a small portion on foot.

You’ll have an amazing opportunity to visit an abandoned sea mine stockyard that was once a top-secret Soviet military base. The secrecy of the base was of utmost importance and is surrounded by double-wire fences guarded by bloodhounds. Afterwards, see the Fire Boulder, another of the island’s landmarks with a thrilling tale to tell.

As a final stop, get a true contrast to the military history with a visit to a sanctuary for the native people of the island and learn about the exciting past of its former inhabitants. At the end of the tour, take some time to wander on the beach and enjoy lunch.
Includes
  • 1.5-hour guided tour
  • Military truck safari and short walks
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Pier #A3, Lennusadam (Seaplane Museum Harbor), Vesilennuki 6, Tallinn

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Dietary restrictions can be accommodated if specified during booking
• Tour involves travel in a military vehicle with access by the ladder

From US$ 55.89 per person

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Sunlines Cruises

Product ID: 204214