Go and SUP!
SUPpaa Tampere organises excellent experiences on SUP boards (SUP=standing up paddling). SUPpaa Tampere offers courses, rents equipment and from the guided activitites you can find for example SUP yoga and nightless nights’ tours. In the summertime, you can find SUP at the Pyynikki swimming beach and the activities concentrate on the Pyhäjärvi side of the city.
You can also rent out SUP boards on the beach of Rauhaniemi in Tampere. Courses are also available as well as other rental gear.
Rent a jet ski or try a flyboard
Tampereen Vesijettivuokraus rents out jet skis, wakeboard and SUP boards, water skis or even a floating sauna on the pier! The rental is located in Hatanpää, at Tampere Soutukeskus rowing centre, and they also organize flyboarding.
Water Action Park organizes flyboarding classes for groups and rent water jets (only booking in advance).
Wakeboarding on a cable or running inside a water ball
Cable Wakepark & Camping – WakeValley in Ylöjärvi is the place for trying out cable wakeboarding! This summer activity is growing in popularity all the time, where there’s a cable going across the lake pulling the wakeboarder to speed on a track with ramps and trick rails. Cable wakeboarding doesn’t require any previous experience – with just some will to try one can already get started! There are also SUP boards on rent.
With Koskikellujat you can also try out the water ball – a transparent ball filled with air big enough for a person to get into and walk or run in – allowing you to experience the water element from a different point of view.
Canoes, kayaks and rowing boats
If you’re looking for something a bit more serene to do, there are also traditional canoes, kayaks and rowing boats available in Tampere. Hiking Travel Hit rents canoes and kayaks ranging from the smaller squirt kayak to big canoes. Tres Hombres have a selection of single kayaks for rent from a couple of hours to even a week. Kayaks can be rented also from Kelo ja kallio Adventures. There are some rowing boats for rent in Camping Härmälä (as well as SUP Tampere mentioned above). Tampere Lake Experience rents out a motor boat, along with fishing and camping equipment on the Pyhäjärvi lake’s side.