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

Language

Estonian

Distance from pier to city center

38 km

Transportation to/from airport

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

Currency

Estonian kroon

Transport to/from city center

Taxi (distance from harbor to airport: 38km)

City Card

Not available

Downloadable map

Port information

Berthing policy: 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

Port Reception Facilities

Pier 2

Direct shore connections available: NONumber and maximum flow rate: N/ADirect downstream to municipal facilities: N/AMARPOL standard connections fitted: N/ABarges available: NO Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

0.48 EUR/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

1.46 EUR/PAX

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Pier
Personal welcome

Folk dancers.

Musical welcome

Local musician.

Cruise guest national flags
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays
Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Port
Independent guest reception and help
Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available
Tourist information (office or maps) in port area
Free Wi-Fi in port
Destination collaboration
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
Transport
Publicly regulated taxis

Upon request.

Bike rental including map or GPS

Upon request.

Turnaround facilities
Cruise-ready hotels
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.

Events

30 Apr 2016
1 Jan 1
Kuressaare Sea Days
Place: Saaremaa
Category: Arts & Handcrafts,Food,Music
31 May 2016
1 Jan 1
Kaali Lake Concert
Place: Saaremaa
Category: Music

Varied Shore Excurions

CLASSIC & POPULAR

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).

NEW & ADVENTUROUS

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.

Contacts

Port of Tallinn
Ingrid Berezin
Cruise & Ferry Manager