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Riga by Canal

| Bastion Hill Quay, Riga, Latvia
+371 25 911 523
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An hour to relax

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
irenegarden2016
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Lovely Old Boat - No Commentary

I decided to do the hour boat tour but was a bit upset to find there was no commentary on board or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Samantha S
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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| Bastion Hill Quay, Riga, Latvia
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+371 25 911 523

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank irenegarden2016
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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!

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
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

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Navigating over the calm Canal of Riga is a good experience. Quite short but complete tour (1 hour) to see the town from a different perspective, tightly liked to Riga's being a sea city. Frequent trips, one of the boats is historical. Very relaxing and...More

Thank roseglobe
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad, that you enjoyed the boat trip. Our boat Darling is historical. It was built in 1907. We are proud to be able to ride our customers with such a special boat.

Reviewed 2 August 2017

The small wooden boats are quaint, sturdy, and have plastic flaps that can be pulled down if it is raining. The sun came out just enough to have an enjoyable hour on the water. Tour lasts about an hour and costs 18 euros. The staff...More

Thank Adam P
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for the review! And thank you for such a comprehensive description about trip with one of our boats. We hope, it will be useful to others.

Reviewed 21 July 2017

This boat ride was part of a cruise of the Baltic Sea with National Geographic. I would have done it on our own. the ride through the canal was lovely and then we ended by our ship. Glad we did it.

Thank Susan E
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thank you for your nice review! We're glad that you enjoyed the ride with one of our boats. Have a nice remaining summer!

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We got on the canal boat early in the morning (not far from the Freedom Monument). We were the only people on the boat. It makes its way through the city and out into the main river, looping back into the city. There was no...More

Thank Ibbz89
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

In a boat ride in the morning You can see how Riga is waking up. And there is a greater likelihood that there won't be a lot of people onboard. Thank You for Your review!

Reviewed 21 June 2017

I wasn't offered any access to a commentary online, but the booklet was fine as I'd already explored on foot. It's a nice way to while away an hour on a hot day and to see the old town from the river. A bit on...More

Thank Liza W
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

We are always glad to have Your review, thank You! We are sorry that you didn't succeed in listening to the commentary, they describe interesting facts about the surroundings, but the most important we have included in the booklet. We hope You enjoyed the trip...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We usually would wander around town freely but i am currently injured so we opted for the canal trip this afternoon as the weather was lovely! Would recommend to anyone though, such a pretty canal and you get to see some of the main sights...More

Thank spannerwingnut
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank You for Your review! We are very glad You liked the trip by one of our boats. We wish You a quick recovery!

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