Environmental responsibility

Beautiful, rich and versatile Finnish marine environment is unique in many ways. With our operations, we want to ensure that the forthcoming generations have a chance to enjoy it in the same way as we do.




A clean environment is a precondition to our business, and we take it into account on all aspects of our operations. Our operations out at sea as well as ashore, in our office, have always been based on environmental and sustainable solutions. We are committed to conserving natures resources and thus we have been awarded an Eco Compass certificate in November 2020, covering our operations both onboard our vessels as well as our office.


In practice, operating an old wooden sailing vessel is already environment friendly in itself. To support our operations, we have also been granted Sustainable Travel Finland-sign, to help us improve our operations and do one’s deed in ecological, social, ethical and cultural responsibility as a part of Finnish travel scene.

The update of the STF badge is underway for the 2024 season.


John Nurminen Foundation – Saving the Baltic Sea

Founded in 1992, the purpose of the John Nurminen Foundation is to save the Baltic Sea and its heritage for future generations. The Foundation’s projects improve the status of the Baltic Sea by reducing the nutrient load and environmental problems, such as eutrophication and nature loss, faced by the sea. The Foundation’s tasks also include safeguarding, celebrating and communicating the stories and cultural heritage of the Sea. The work is steered by measurable results and impact. The Foundation’s operations are mainly funded by donations and grants.


Reduce the amount of mixed waste.

Environment friendly procurement and partners.

Raise awareness of environmental values and promote eco-friendly thinking.


This is how we do it:


  • High-quality domestic raw materials.
  • Seasonal products.
  • We prefer domestic wild fish.
  • A vegan option can always be arranged.
  • Portion sizes are determined by professionals to minimize food waste.
  • On ships, you can find complete dinnerware, so no disposables.
  • It is always possible to customize the catering according to the customer's wishes.
  • Responsible catering partner.


  • All waste is properly sorted already at the ship and recycled at Halkolaituri to the waste points of the Helsinki Marina.
  • Wastewater is collected in tanks and emptied into Helsinki's wastewater system.
  • In order to reduce the amount of waste, is not recommended to bring water bottles on board. Fresh drinking water can be found on the ship and is available throughout the sailing.


  • We sail where the wind takes us.
  • The sailing route is planned according to the day's weather and winds.
  • The ships are sailed whenever possible, and if the wind doesn't catch up the sails, the auxiliary engine is used, which runs on renewable NEW fuel oil.

Unforgettable sailing experiences on a real traditional sailing ship

in the world's most beautiful archipelago.