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info[at]tavinsulka.com
+358 400 899 280

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Paddling season is the whole open water season, beginning in April until November.

Spring has arrived. We open up our call-in service on the 25.03.2017. Most of the rivers, also Tourujoki, are open for paddling.

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Canoe, Kayak and SUP-board rentals and tours

Great that you came here! You can find us in Jyväskylä, at Kivelänranta (Taulumäentie 47), on the bank of Lake Tuomiojärvi. With prior agreement we serve also at Mattilanniemi on the bank of Lake Jyväsjärvi.
Our personnel is happy to give you advice on technique, security and route choices before launching if you need so.

Rental prices per person

(updated 23.03.2017)

1 hour 2 hours 4 hours day trip second to the sixth days a week
18 € 25 € 30 € 40 € 30 € 175 €

The online booking system is opening later in Spring, Until that, please call us in advance for reservations on +358 400 899 280.

SUP XL

A giant SUP XL is now available. Recommended for 4-12 paddlers. Its price is 18€ per person per hour, but maximum 120€ per hour. Families may ask for special price. A skipper, who also act as teacher and guide on water, is available for 35€ per hour.

General advices, answers for FAQ's

You each pay the above fee and you are free to choose from SUP, single kayaks, double kayaks, and Indian canoes for two, three and four people, event a whole family can fit in.

The rental price always includes, beside the canoe/kayak, paddles and paddling vests for all paddlers, and spray decks. Dry bags, life vests for children and persons without swimming abilities are available in limited number with no extra charge.

We can accept cash payments and all major credit and debit cards. Furtherly Smartum Liikunta- and Kulttuuriseteli, and SporttiPassi, provided by Finnish employers, are accepted. Bank transfer in advance is also possible.

In cooperation with Meloiloa Canoe Club we offer for rent the club's saunaa on the shore of Tuomiojärvi. Price 150 € / 3 hours. More info through the link at the home page of the club.

Transportation of equipment 3,0 €/km.

Additional camping gears (tent, sleeping bag, cutlery, gas/spirit stove, etc.) are available in limited amount and for extra charge. Please contact for details.

Conditions

When renting a canoe or kayak you undersign that you are paddling on your own responsibility. It is in your own interest that you allways wear your PFD (paddling vest) whilst on the water. Tavinsulka personnel in duty are happy to give you technical and safety instructions before launching out.

Canoes and kayaks are meant for use on water only. Dragging the boats on the ground is forbidden. When landing, you have to avoid rooks or other hard objects. Also slide in or out a sand beach damages the bottom of kayaks and canoes.

All our equipment complies with related EU and Finnish safety regulations. They are handled out in pre-checked and in a tidy condition. In case if needed 25 € cleaning fee and/or case dependent repairing fee applies upon return, excepting where any failure of equipment occurs under normal usage. One customer is liable for up to 500 € damage.

Due to the higher wear out, when you intend to pass rapids during your trip, the White Water Surcharge should be negotiated before your tour.

We serve you at your convenience, but please consider that the 25 € Service Fee applies when you wish to launch or return in other times than the opening hours of the rental. This does not concern several day package tours.

Reservations are binding. Reservation may be cancelled 48 hours prior to the departure time. In case of cancellation 48-24 hours prior to departure 50% of the expense will be charged. Less than 24 hours prior to departure no cancellation is possible, full charge applies. Thunderstorm or other circumstances when open water activities are dangerous, make exceptions.

Under aged clients must be escorted by a parent, guardian or a canoe instructor. We recommend to youth to contact Meloiloa Canoe Club for Summer activities with fellow youth.

Please, let us remind you of the Nordic weather and the real risk of hypothermia in any season. Always have a set of dry cloths with you in a watertight bag, and plenty of food and drink for your trip.