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Riga by Canal

| Bastion Hill Quay, Riga, Latvia
+371 25 911 523
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Riga by Canal Boat Sightseeing Cruise
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The historical* art nouveau style DARLING built in 1907 or the silent and secure ECO boats REBEKA, LAIMA and MARIA. During the ride on the canal and the River Daugava you will see the most popular sightseeing objects. * Favourite recreational boat of the Swedish pop band "ABBA". Length of the ride: ~ 1 hour Boarding: Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns) quay (specially equipped). 100 metres from the Freedom Monument.
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| Bastion Hill Quay, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This canal tour was wonderful and I would definitely recommend it. The boat took us through the canals in the park and out to the Danauga River which gave us views of the city and the skyline. The captain was very friendly and spoke good...More

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you for the review! We are happy that you liked the bout trip. And we usually are closed from autumn to spring, because City canal and Daugava river is covered with ice and we just can't go. You were just in time to go...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We got the boat from Bastian Hill and it was 17 Euro. The captain was so friendly and very informative. The trip goes around the canal then into the river and back to the canal. Lovely little boat and well worth the money

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you for the review. We are glad, that you enjoyed the boat trip and the captain's company. Good luck in the future!

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I went on a boat trip from the quay in the park by the Freedom Monument. We went along the canals and the river then back to the quay along the canal. The boat was small enough not to get too crowded and it was...More

Thank claireym50
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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed seen during the boat trip. Have a nice trips in the future!

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

What a way to see Riga from a different perspective. With an informative recorder commentary, on a dry and sunny day, there's nothing better than a slow meander along the canal and river circling the old town. Definitely recommended!

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you for your opinion! It's always nice to hear that our offer has liked and satisfied the expectations. Have a beautiful journeys in the future!

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

After a busy morning visiting other attractions in Riga we made our way to Riga by canal. The small boat we went on was one of the newer ones which is electric driven. No noise at all as we glided along the canal section, apart...More

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed our boat with the electric engine. All our boats are equipped with these engines to allow customers to enjoy the city's atmosphere. Have a nice trips in the future!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A lovely tranquil trip along the canal on to Devaga river, plenty to see from one end of Riga to the other.

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for the review! We are glad, that you liked the boat trip. Have a nice journeys in the future!

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I decided to do the hour boat tour but was a bit upset to find there was no commentary on board or even a prerecorded one that would have given me an insight into what I was looking at. I was a solo traveler and...More

Thank Samantha S
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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for the review. Since this season we have often encountered a problem with auto guide or unable to connect to it, we are determined to look for a better solution as we have now. We are sorry that you did not hear the...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We used the Riga Sightseeing Hop on - Hop-off Bus Tour which was probably not essential as most places are easily reached on foot but it was good to orientate yourself and excellent for anyone with reduced mobility. The best part of that tour was...More

Thank Wilkia33
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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you for choosing our offer and we are glad that you enjoyed the ride with one of our boats through the canal and Daugava river. Have a beautiful travels in the future!

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The canal and river cruise,costing 18Euros a head could be so much better with a pre record commentary. Our boatman had very limited language skills. A commentary could include history politics as well as the sights but just drifting slowly along just looking for sights...More

Thank Johncon13
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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We have pre recorded commentary on our ships. They are available through your smartphone using our Wi-Fi. The guidance is on the ticket back side. We are sorry that you did not succeed in listening to them. But thank you for the review, we will...More

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Hayley S
5 November 2017|
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Response from RigaByCanal | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for the question. It is possible that all boat trips in Riga will not work in January, as it is very possible that it will be cold and the river and City canal will be covered with ice. We are sorry that we... More
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