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9 Jun 2019
“Went for a day of R&R”
24 Jan 2019
“Floating Dock on River Negro”
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Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

We went to the port to board a boat which took us for eight hours of sightseeing on the Amazon River. The port itself isn’t that interesting. It is in a run down section of the city. From our cruise boat, we had a close...More

Date of experience: June 2019
102  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 24 January 2019

This was a tour stop to see the piraña in an enclosed area but it really surprised us as to why we were here. There are a few piraña swimming in controlled units. Our guide did not fully explain why we were here so many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

these are kind of fun to see. Imagine a full service gas station with colorful attendants and a small convenience store that take credit cards

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Continent8
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This feat of engineering (by a Scot) to allow for massive changes in water level and built during the rubber boom could almost be missed by users of the docks facilities. It's possibly best seen (and understood) whilst docking (see photo). It has stood the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 797SimonH
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We saw this on an excursion from our cruise ship. It was so interesting to see the floating petrol stations and shops which are built like that to cope with the regular flooding of the Rio Negro.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I saw this from a cruise ship docked alongside it last week. The idea came from UK in the days around 1900when Manaus was in the grip of a rubber boom and one of the richest places on earth.it simply allows for the different heights...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank GBeef
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Those floating docks in Manana are mostly floating Gas Stations. You need to have everything floating on the Rio Negro because of the high Tides.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Dieter R
Reviewed 15 February 2017

these floating gas stations are an amusing sight but are a necessity for the many river craft which ply these waters. they are to be seen on other major river waterways.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Ges R
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Imported from Europe in the last century it is a marvel of technology and still in use today. In the rainy season the Rio Negro water level goes up by 12 to 15 meters and the dock rises accordingly allowing non stop berthing of ships.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank JeromeMarrel
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Interesting site and worth visiting to see the floating houses on the River Negro. Some even have satellite dishes. The small enclave includes a bar. Some boats have air conditioning (rare) and outhouses. Interesting site.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank george s
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