Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with Guide
- Duration: 2.5 hours
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The young instructor assigned to us was clearly new and finished our briefing in 5mins. However, for a later batch, a senior guy gave detailed and correct instructions. But, there's nothing to worry, the learning curve isn't too steep. We initially went round in circles for first few minutes. But, soon figured out ourselves how to go forward and steer. Excellent guidance on route selection and help in getting in and out of the kayak by the other staff members. Remember to carry water to drink on the kayak, you will get thirsty. 2 hours is more than adequate to do a full circuit of both Långholmen and the smaller Reimersholme islands. The route is quite beautiful especially in the smaller canal sections. A waterproof action camera or case for your smartphone is highly recommended for taking pictures along the way. If the weather's good, there will be lot of private boats creating waves. Be wary of those! We almost got turned over by a big one! Happy Kayaking!
The Viking Tour was really interesting, especially as our guide - Quentin from France - was so passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. We adapted around some bad weather, and he was extremely accommodating when dropping us off at destinations of our choice. I especially enjoys Sigtuna. It's a bit touristy, but if you walk down to the lake, it is very beautiful and peaceful.
Other than the fact that my tour was postponed to the next day without me knowing, the overall end result was rather satisfying. The bikes can seem unconventional at first bur they're comfortable enough. You are guaranteed to see the most popular locations that you can always come back to any time later during your stay (in Stockholm). Very good route.
Our experience was wonderful from start to finish. Our guide, Pierre, made our day so great and went out of his way to make sure our expectations were met and exceeded. We learned so much about the Swedish Archipelago. Felt we were really immersed into the culture and it was the perfect amount of challenge and adventure we were hoping for! Thank you!
What a wonderful day! We really made memories today! Chris was a great tour guide. We travelled in a small group of six. Everybody was so patient with me, even though I was the slowest of the group. Thanks a Million!!