One of the loveliest experiences on a really warm day at Ramsvik is visiting a small island or beach and spend all day in the sun. Navigational charts with all the best places around Ramsvik are available from reception. However, nearly all the little islets in the area are great places to spend the day, so why not go in search for your very own?
Ramsvik rents out motorboats with small outboard engines that are easy to operate. The boats are powered by environmentally friendly four-stroke engines of 6 or 9.9 hp. Starting instructions are provided. Life vests for all the family can be borrowed free of charge.
Anyone who wants to strengthen their back muscles, whilst exploring the archipelago should try one of our rowing boats. The closest island, Söö, is a great place for an adventure and a picnic, and located within easy rowing distance, even if you forgot to visit the gym this winter.
Kayaks and canoes
Older children and adults can hire our stable sport kayaks. The Soten Canal is a pleasant place for a kayaking trip. Leave the beach and keep right. Just before the canal mouth, on the right hand side, are a number of shallow bays where you can see hermit crabs and small flatfish if you are careful not to make too much noise. A couple of hundred metres into the canal is Carlsson’s former stonemasons on the right – nowadays an elegant holiday home. From here, stone was shipped both to other parts of Sweden and abroad during the early 1900s. Once you reach the bridge, you have travelled 3 km. On the left hand side, just before the bridge, is the tiny stone cottage, Mother Lena’s Cottage. This is a great place to go ashore for a short break. Peek inside the cottage and imagine what it would be like to live here on a cold winter day. It is said that Mother Lena brought up six children in this cottage, however the number of children often increases as a story is told over and over…
In the 1960s, Ramsvik Camping was the first in Sweden to hire out water-cycles. At the time, the cycles had huge paddle wheels and inflatable plastic pontoons. Up to two people could glide along on one of these vessels. Today, all the family can enjoy a water-cycle trip on one of our stable yellow pedaloes. Life vests for all the family can be borrowed from reception free of charge.
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There is plenty of fish in the waters around Ramsvik! Fishing with a ‘bohusmeta’ is easy and fun for all the family. All you have to do is to row a short distance from land and fish near the seabed, using herring or raw prawns as bait, and you may even catch a cod, whiting or plaice.
With a motorboat, fishing enthusiasts can travel further afield. A good way to catch mackerel is to pull a fishing line with a heavy sinker and shiny hooks behind the boat; this is called hand-lining. Ramsvik is also one of Sweden’s best locations for spinning from land. The biggest Ballan wrasse ever caught in Sweden is still swimming around near the cliffs of Ramsvik, waiting for your lure…
Good places to fish are marked on a navigational chart, which can be collected free of charge from the reception. Bait can be bought in the shop and if you catch a lot of fish, you can store it in our freezer until it is time to go home.
Prices from 50 SEK/hourVisa
1 hour, 150 SEK (motorboat 9.9 hp, 200 SEK)
4 hours (9-13 or 13-17 or 17-21), 400 SEK (motorboat 9.9 hp, 500 SEK)
Whole day (9-21), 1000 SEK (motorboat 9.9 hp, 1,200 SEK)
1 hour, 50 SEK
Half day (9-15 or 15-21), 150 SEK
Whole day (9-21), 300 SEK
Week (low season), 850 SEK
Half day (9-15 or 15-21), 300 SEK
Whole day (9-21), 600 SEK
1 hour 50 SEK
30 minutes 50 SEK