Varissaari is one of the old fortress islands off Kotka and only 10 minutes by sea from Sapokka. The island has a summer restaurant, restaurant Vaakku, with magnificent views from its windows to the area of the Battle of Svensksund in 1789-1790. Ship parts and cannons raised from the sunken frigate St. Nikolai remind from the time. Varissaari is a popular outdoor island and also has a beach, barbeque area and beach volley pitch.

Regular boat traffic runs from May to August from Sapokka Harbour.