‘Liisu’ sailboat

The ‘Liisu’ is an example of the traditional wooden trawler used on Lake Võrtsjärv, whose graceful appearance has seen it often used as a pleasure craft. It is essentially a sailboat, with a streamlined hull and two triangular sails. Over time these boats disappeared from Lake Võrtsjärv – the last was destroyed in a fire in 1985 during Midsummer celebrations in the village of Valma. But two enterprising men, Marko Vaher and Ants Leiaru, have reinstated the sailboats to the lake: construction of the ‘Paula’ was completed in 2005 with the support of the Võrtsjärv Foundation, while summer 2009 saw the ‘Liisu’ take to the waters of the lake. If you are looking for a traditional sailboat experience, none comes more genuine than this!

Valma küla, Viljandi vald, Viljandi maakond, 70121, Eesti Phone: +372 56650956 Email: jarvelaev@gmail.com Facebook Instagram

Times and prices

Advance bookings only: 01.05 — 30.09

Group price from: 160 €

Features and amenities

  • Estonian
  • English
  • Russian
  • Maximum number of participants: 12
  • Duration (hours): 1
  • Free parking
  • Suitable for children
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
  • Catering at extra cost