Saaremaa-Ventspils ferry line renders services for Scania and the crossing takes four hours. Island located in the Port of Mõntu located 43 km away from Kuressaare towards Sõrve where you can ride a special bus services for use by reservation. Ventspils the ship in the Venta river and walk along the shore of parvlaevakai city center takes from 10-15 minutes.
Saaremaa-Ventspils route tickets sold at the SSC Ferries Ltd Kuressaare and Ventspils representations and tourist offices. In addition, ferry tickets you can book accommodation in company offices on both sides, and since 2006. Since the company offers a complete travel agencies in cooperation with Saaremaa Saaremaa tourist packages.
Between Saaremaa and Ventspils runs ferryboat Scania. The ferry departures from harbour Mõntu on Saaremaa. Harbour Mõntu is situated on Sõrve peninsula. Ventspils is 189 km from Riga. 63 km seafaring takes about four hours. The ferry holds up to 300 passengers and 60 cars.
Saaremaa is the biggest island in Estonia. Its area is 2700km2 . Saaremaa with Muhu, Abruka, Vilsandi, Ruhnu and other little islands makes up the Saare County. There are 38.000 people living on Saaremaa.Saaremaa and Muhumaa are connected with an embankment what is 3.6 km long.
Saaremaa gives a special glory an ancient struggle for independence in the 13 th century. There are a lot of old peculiarity churches on Saaremaa what all testify the Christianize. On Saaaremaa there are many peninsulas, the biggest of them is Sõrve 32 km long, and many bays invading the land. In old villages you can see thatched roofs, stone fences, windmills, beautiful national costumes and peculiar language using. The most well known historical place on Saaremaa is the medieval Kuressaare hill fort. Nowadays Saaremaa Museum is in it. The only town on the island is Kuressaare (till 1917 Arensburg). There you can see the beautiful Old Town and use curative mud.
Latvian town Ventspils is about 189 km from Riga. It is a contemporary European town what has many attractive sights and events. There live about 44,000 people.
The harbour Ventspils is a world- class ice free harbour and well known transit center between east and west.
There is a very nice sport and relaxing center, Olympic center Ventspils and families favourite place- water park. There you can see a special attitude to children. For them you can find two playing towns. The very special place is the Blue flag beach where they have thought about children and active people. There are special places for smokers, surfing and nudists on that beach. This town did not forget about its past. There is a digital history exposition what is especially made for museum of Ventspils what is situated in Teutonic castle Livonia. Also you can see a steam locomotive driving in the open- air museum next to the sea.
Those who like quiet walks in the 20th century beginning environment can go to Ostgals, what is the town monument. Interesting events are organized all year round, and tourists can choose between pleasant possibilities- they can take part in knights tournament or pop music festival.
The town participates in international circulation because the ferry lines connect it with Lubeck and Nynäshammnig.
In one day you cannot see all the sights but fortunately there are good places to stay overnight. Campsites, hotels, guest houses. There are a lot of things to do and many places to see, so –to everybody his own Ventspils.
Bookings and registration on ship
When reserving a trip, the passenger must provide the following information: first and last name, gender, date of birth (dd.mm.yyyy), nationality. Passengers with non-commercial cars have to provide the length and height of the car and registration number.
Passengers in group (at least 10 travellers in group) can make reservations according to reservation conditions for groups.
All passengers and cars have to be registered before the departure of a vessel at the terminal check-in desk.
Check-in for passengers and vehicles starts 2 hours before the departure and is finished?30 minutes before the departure.
Every traveller has to have valid travel documents to cross Estonian and Latvian state borders. The trip has to be paid 3 (three) days before departure.
In case the reservation is made less than 3 (three) days before the departure, the trip has to be paid at the check-in at the terminal.
Passenger is entitled to a full refund if the trip is cancelled by him/her at least 24 hours before the departure.
Passenger is not entitled to any refund if the trip is cancelled by him/her less than 24 hours before the departure.
Passenger is entitled at the day of departure to transfer the trip order to the next departure (to change the date of departure on reservation) at least 2 hours before this departure, if there is any free place.
M/S Scania is a Ro- Ro Cargo Ferry what sails between Mõntu and Ventspils. It can carry up to 300 passengers, 60 cars or 4 buses and 36 cars.
On the board you can see two cosy saloons , where is a bistro, and a bar-restaurant. In the restaurant you have a possibility to order a´la carte food. There is playing corner for children in the bistro. Also there are comfortable special plain chairs , and passengers can enjoy a nice sea view , relax by reading or watching TV.
Before starting the Mõntu- Ventspils Line the Scania was redecorated and got a new interior design, saloons got new equipment. Over four million kroons were invested into the safety equipment and now it correspondences to the international standards. Into the engine room was placed a waterproof partition. The ferry got a patrol boat and evacuation ways for passengers.
Tehumardi recreation centre
Hotel Saaremaa Thalasso SPA
Tõnisetalu Holiday Home
Grand Rose Spa
Kaali Visitor Centre
Jurna Recreation Farm
Sõrve Holiday Center
Saaremaa SPA hotel "Valss"
Saaremaa SPA hotel "Rüütli"
Hotel "Raibie Logi"
Hotel Juras Brize
Hotel Olympic Centre "VENTSPILS
Savoy Boutique Hotel
City Hotel Portus
Hotel "Jurmala Spa"
SSC FERRIES TRAVEL CONDITIONS
SLK FERRIES LTD. (hereinafter SSC FERRIES) reserves itself the right to change ticket prices and timetables without prior notice.
1RESERVATION AND ORDER/INVOICE
1.1 When reserving a trip, the passenger must provide the following information: first and last name, gender, date of birth (dd.mm.yyyy), nationality. Number of travel document is required for NON EU citizens.
1.2 Passengers with non-commercial cars have to provide the length and height of the car and registration number.
1.3 Passengers in group (at least 10 travellers in group) are travelling together and are issued one order can make reservations according to reservation conditions for groups (section 11).
1.4 Reservations for cargo-carrying (commercial) vehicles can be made according to Cargo carriage conditions.
1.5 When the passenger is reserving a trip then a Confirmation/E-ticket or Voucher/ E-Ticket ( from re-sellers) is issued on his/her name as a document at the booking office or is sent on his/her address by mail, fax or via Internet. Each reservation has its number to confirm reception of the order
1.6 An unused order could be refund to the passenger only on this condition that the reservation is cancelled according to regulations written on these travel conditions. The passenger is obliged to pay according to the cancellation terms.
2 REGISTRATION OF PASSENGER CARRIAGE (CHECK-IN)
2.1 All passengers and cars have to be registered before the departure of a vessel at the terminal check-in desk. After representing a E-Ticket and confirmation of a payment for an order at the check-in desk, every passenger and vehicle is issued a boarding pass. The boarding pass is checked before boarding the vessel by an official of the SSC Ferries. The boarding pass is valid for designated trips only.
2.2 Check-in for passengers and cars starts 2 hours before departure with checking an E-ticket, Voucher ( from Travel Agencies) or reservation number and registration document of the car.
2.3 If the car at check-in is found to be larger than stated in reservation then it is loaded onto a vessel if there is sufficient free space and a difference in prices is paid in accordance of valid price list.
2.4 The check-in of passengers ends 30 minutes before the departure. SSC Ferries is not responsible to the passengers and car not loaded onto a vessel if they arrive later than.
2.5 Reservations of passengers and cars are invalid if they arrive later than above mentioned and will be allowed to board the vessel only if there is free space on board.
3 TRAVEL DOCUMENT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS TO CROSS BORDERS OF ESTONIA AND LATVIA
3.1 Every traveller has to have valid travel documents to cross Estonian and Latvian state borders.
3.2 The citizens of EU-member states are not required to have visas to enter Estonia or Latvia.
3.3 Passengers are required to have valid travel documents. SSC Ferries does not compensate any order if the trip of the passenger was delaid or lost due to invalid travel documents.