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A Magical Island

Natural diversity and historical prosperity are key factors of Saaremaa – the largest island of Estonia. Saaremaa has retained its uniqueness throughout the times: There are still stone fences and houses with thatched roofs in the villages, beautiful national costumes and dialectal language in use. Junipers, dolomite, windmills, beautiful lighthouses and the famous local home-brewed beer are considered the symbols of Saaremaa. This hidden gem of the Baltic Sea also features the 2nd oldest nature protection area in Europe – Vilsandi National Park and the historical, highly original resort town Kuressaare.

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Useful information



Distance from pier to city center

38 km

Transportation to/from airport

Kuressaare 38 km (by taxi and by shuttle 30 minutes)


Euro (EUR)

Transport to/from city center

Taxi (distance from harbor to airport: 38km)

City Card

Not available

Downloadable map

Port information

Berthing policy: First come, first served. Information available here

Pier no 2 (equipped with movable ramp, width 20 m. max. 80 t.)

Max LOA: 165 m Max depth: 7 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Plate fenders SCN 700 Bollard strength: RT 100L 100 t. 11 pcs. Learn more
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Pier no 1

Max LOA: 200 m Max depth: 10 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Plate fenders SCN 500 Bollard strength: RT 100L 100 t. 12 pcs. Learn more
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Covid-19 Information

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in any of the 31 Cruise Baltic destinations. If the situation changes, this section will be updated with the necessary information regarding each port and destination.

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

0.496 EUR/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

1.51 EUR/PAX

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Personal welcome

Folk dancers.

Musical welcome and/or farewell

Local musician.

Cruise guest national flags
Shops open on Sundays
Independent guest reception and help
Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available
Tourist information
Free Wi-Fi in port
Free city maps
Destination collaboration/shore excursions
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Publicly regulated taxis

Upon request.

Bike rental including map or GPS

Upon request.

Credit cards accepted in taxis
Turnaround facilities
Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport

Selected attractions

Kuressaare Episcopal Castle

The best preserved medieval fort in the Baltics.

Kaali Meteorite Crater Field

Impact of a meteorite more than 5000 BC, still inspiring Estonian mythic legends.

Mihkli Open-Air Museum

Traditional homestead and lifestyle.

Angla Windmills Hill

Unique island style windmills and Heritage Centre.

Sõrve Lighthouse & Visitor Centre

The tallest lighthouse in the Baltic Sea, at the end of the peninsula, scenic coastal drive.

Exciting extras

Vilsandi National Park and Loona Manor

Second oldest nature protection area in Europe, 2 museums, exhibitions, restaurant, hikes, bikes.

Leedri Village

Where history meets modern. Ancient stone fences, guided tours to open homes.

Veski (Windmill) Restaurant

Popular restaurant serving Estonian cuisine since 1974, located in Dutch type windmill from 1899.

Tar, Lime and Stone Wall Tour

Old practices of making tar, calcium hydroxide and building traditional stone walls.

Lõmala Harbour

Visitors centre, exhibition of coastal lifestyle, picturesque landscapes, hot spot for photographers and film crews.


9 Jun 2023
2 Jul 2023
Saaremaa Peony Festival 2023
Category: Other
The Saaremaa Peony Festival is the best place for a family to spend some lovely time together in fresh air. Thousands of peonies bloom from mid-May to late July. The festival area is over 4 hectares and can accommodate thousands of visitors and it offers discoveries throughout the day. Several kilometres of walks are full of excitement and picturesque views. Charge your cell phone and camera and head for the photo hunt, as this is the most romantic garden in the world! It is a one of a kind and unforgettable experience in Europe! The closest similar festival is held in China.
17 Jun 2023
17 Jun 2023
Kuressaare Castle Days
Category: Other
22 Jun 2023
24 Jun 2023
Midsummer Day bonfires all over Saaremaa
Category: Folklore
Midsummer day is one of the biggest summer events on the islands. Bonfires are lit and music and dancing in enjoyed to the early hours of the morning.
25 Jun 2023
16 Jul 2023
Mustjala Music Festival
Category: Music
The Mustjala Festival with its long traditions invites music fans to Saaremaa – a place with breathtaking virgin nature that is perfect for holidaying and enjoying art. The classical music festival has been taking place since 1995. Performers include recognised Estonian musicians and brilliant guests from abroad. Concerts take place in churches, the picturesque Tagaranna fishing village, Loona and Pidula manors, Ninase holiday village; sometimes, also at unexpected venues – an artillery gun position that was constructed by the Soviet soldiers in 1939 for coastal defense on Ninase Peninsula, etc. The art director of the festival is Aare Tammesalu.

Varied Shore Excurions


Highlights and Legends of Saaremaa
Kaali meteorite field, Panga cliff, Angla windmills, Karja church, Kuressaare Episcopal Castle.
Folkore, Heritage and Traditional Lifestyle
Mihkli Open Air museum with concerts and workshops, Kihelkonna church and campanile, Leedri village farmhouses, free time in Kuressaare.
Footsteps of Crusaders – Baltic-German Heritage
Medieval churches: Mustjala, Kihelkonna. Manors – Pidula, Loona, Pilguse. Kihelkonna church. Loona manor is the centre of Vilsandi National Park.
Sõrve Peninsula
Scenic coastal drive passing old villages and landscapes, to the tip of Sõrve peninsula with the tallest lighthouse in the Baltic Sea (52m).


Saaremaa Sauna Experience
Sauna (smoke sauna) was a place to clean body, soul and mind long before the crusaders time. Sauna rituals include gentle whipping with birch and juniper twigs.


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