Mersrags – Ruhnu
You have only one day? Lets go to Ruhnu!
The journey on the sea to Ruhnu takes about 4 hours. Once on the island, it’s worth to see the oldest wooden church in Europe and hear stories about the unique history of the island. Then you should visit Ruhnu Lighthouse and Museum. All paths between these objects are made very witty and interesting, including: – the vehicles, or road signs…
The island viewing can be done in a few hours. Then it is possible to taste the local cuisine in a romantic guest house. The island is 7 miles long, so you can move around independently (you can bring your bicycle on the deck), or can organize a guided tour with a comfortable bus Iveco. And then 4 hours on the way home.
More information: www.ruhnu.ee.
If you want to spend more than one day on the island, the boat cabins, kitchen, sauna and other goodies are suitable for 20 people, or you can rent a guest house on the island.
Ventspils – Gotland
You and your friends want to enjoy independence and a nice vacation, you want something special and unique for several days? Then cruise to Slit port on the island of Gotland is the answer to your need. Gotland belongs to Sweden and it is also called the pearl of the Baltic Sea due to its unique beauty. Gotland is also known for a variety of knight tournaments and Viking events.
Additional Information: www.gotland.info, www.gotland.net
The journey on sea to the island takes about 11 hours. Don’t bother about hotels and pulling heavy bags – ship “Palsa” will be your home for all the cruise time. If you will take your bicycle with you (there is place for 25 bicycles on the deck), then you yourselves are the masters of your leisure!
One day in Mersrags – through the routes of old sailors!
To school and traveler groups we offer an unforgettable and interesting adventure in Mersrags.
First with the ship “Palsa” we’ll go to Mersrags lighthouse – we’ll see it from the side of the sea. After more than an hour-long sea journey we get off shore to embark Mersrags lighthouse like ancient conquerors! We will continue the tour, visiting Mersrags museum and then have a meal in the cafe “Vetrasputns”. Lunch offer: pork or chicken cutlet with additives and herbs (½ portion) or soup and sweet pancakes! Of course, drink is also included!
The tour guide will tell you what famous seafarers and powerful shipbuilders have lived in this area (and are still living).
In this educational and recreational excursion, all of the above is included. The tour costs only 12,- EUR per person.
Hotel on water
In the winter and summer we offered you an unique opportunity to stay for the night at the yacht “Palsa” in Mersrags port. On the ship you will have wonderful cabins with large beds and bed linen, two salons, a galley (board kitchen), a toilet, a shower and a sauna.
Price: 10 Eur/night per person.
Booking of the whole ship for a celebration or party – 300 Eur/ 24hours. Amount of people – up to 30. We look forward to seeing you!
Gulf of Riga
“Palsa” also in Riga! See you this summer
Trips with exclusive passenger boat “Palsa” in the Gulf of Riga port of Riga. The tour lasts 2 hours. You will have a unique opportunity to look at the port of Riga from the ship’s deck, as well as to enjoy the sun, the sea, the wind in Gulf of Riga. On board there will feel comfortable up to 30 passengers. For your convenience there are 2 view decks in the forward and aft. For your convenience – from a sharp wind or brigh sun you will protected in the tasteful interior with leather sofas, oak trim and maritime adventurer decent music. Are you still thinking? Apply today!
Mersrags – Ruhnu
One day cruise to Ruhnu – 60 Eur
Ventspils – Gotland
Four day cruise to Gotland – 250 Eur
Sunset in the Gulf of Riga
One day cruise (up to 4 hours) – 300 Eur (up to 30 people)
Want to spend a nice weekend? Then trip to Saaremaa is just for you!
We invite you to go to the beautiful Romesaare port, which is very close to Kuressaare www.saaremaa.ee, where there are many beautiful sights and tourists here always feel welcomed. On the island and the surrounding area each one plans the time according to his/her insights. Latvians have traditionally have liked local spa hotels, however, if your only interest leisure and tourism, you can use the boat as your hotel. The journey on the sea from Mersrags port to Romesaare lasts about 9 hours. If we leave in the evening, then the next morning we there. You will say that you have already been to Saaremaa? Maybe, but never before in a cruise yacht – no exhausting hours on the roads, but enjoying of the romance and see, with a cup of tee wathing the sunset…
The sea journey to Kolka lighthouse takes about 4 hours. Cape Kolka and the lighthouse area is unique with the fact that there are transverse waves. The lighthouse and its surroundings are a unique place in Europe. You’ll never been so close to this artificial island! With the boat it is possible to drive up to the island. This journey you can fit within a single day.
50s of the last century — these years are bound with a growth in fishery business in USSR and Western Europe. Exactly than German constructors created first RB type fishing vessels with metal body and these vessels replaced previously used wooden vessels.
In our Soviet collective farms these vessels (18 m long, 5.5 m wide with a draught 1.8 m) were used to go fishing in the Baltic Sea and in Gulf of Riga. Already than RB type fishing vessels were well known for their unique body construction. These ships did not ponderously wander the waters but lightly swung in waves. Due to this reason RB type ships had an undeniable advantage also when comparing with those even bigger fishing vessels that were constructed afterwards. When the waves in sea were bigger than 1.5 meters, these ships (locally called “erbulīši”) swung on them, but the crew could work in shoes. On the other side on bigger ships waves did wash the deck, so the crew had to look for long boots…
One of my first memories about port is exactly these fishing vessels. When my mum was working in fish cannery in Mērsrags, I spent my days in port with these vessels. When vessels went in the sea, I run along the shore, jumping on the old pier stones, accompanying them on their way and later waited for them to come ashore with big catch… When I was six years old, I had a chance to go in the sea together with fisherman. Guys hid me behind the fridges till we went out in see. First fishing trip, first big waves, first seasickness — all of this bound me very close to the sea.
Than I grew up, finished sea school in Engure. At that time I think the last small wooden vessels were used. And my life grew apart from the sea, from the little fishing village and than I thought that this is forever…Beautiful childhood, I always wanted to come back. However if you wish something from the bottom of your heart, it comes true!!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have the pleasure, privilege and this unique chance to share my unfulfilled dreams with you. I invite you on the board of the ship “Palsa” in order to go and meet the waves together. Vessel “Palsa” is constructed in Germany in 1952 as RB type fishing vessel that is rebuilt and reconstructed as a leisure ship. After reconstruction the lengths of this ship is 20 meters. For your safety there is mounted an 8 tons heavy keel, and draught reaches 2.4 m. For your convenience the fish space is transformed as living part with 4 comfortable cabins and through the portholes there is an amazing sight with foaming waves. On the upper desk there is a light bright saloon with TV and video equipment, for your pleasure — galley (kitchen on the ship), where you can prepare tasty meals, lavatory, shower and sauna as well as a deck for sunbathing. All this awaits you on the board of “Palsa”. Ship has taller masts and more beautiful sails. Do not worry about headwind — ship is operated by 450 HP/s German engine that lets the ship to develop a cruise speed of 8.5 nodes and is extremely silent.
Ladies and Gentlemen, little vessel is transformed and back. Perhaps to fulfill your dreams. If that is the case, we all are in one boat and the unimaginable becomes real.
Captain of “Palsa”