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River Cruises - Canal Boats in Riga

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Historical canal boats “Amber Riga” and “Aurora” offer 1-hour trip “Old Riga panoramic tour”.
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Radio iela 1 | Canal, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

What a waste of an hour. Usual love a guided boat trip but this was a major disappointment. There was no commentary, the driver just sailed us along. Saw various prominent buildings but no idea what they were.

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

It was very hot whilst we were in Riga andd it was great to have a peaceful and relaxing cruise along the canal through the very pretty park and out onto the river. We picked up the boat below the Opera House and it cost...More

Thank sjhHove
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

You can't fall off for €10. Just a relaxing hour up and down the river taking in all the sites. We actually did an Old Town tour (free) the previous day so we recognised all the landmarks

Thank Stuart N
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We took this narrated boat tour yesterday. The narration came through an app in a half a dozen languages including English. The pros: the boat was clean and the route was interesting. The cons: -the app got interrupted often -half of the time it played...More

Thank No0njan
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

After a frantic days sight seeing, good to relax and see the city and the river from a different perspective. Trip takes an hour is but pricey at 18€.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 12 July 2018

From the canal you enter the river and then the Baltic Sea. History from a different angle and you can see the opposite bank development.

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

There are many different options for taking a cruise on the canal, and they can be a bit pricey. Most of them offered rides for 20 euros a person for a hour, but when they get close to the scheduled time for leaving if the...More

Thank Brad B
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The cruise itself is nice and you see Riga from a bit different perspective. However, you sit on the side of the boat, so you cannot easily look around and there is absolutely no commentary. So whatever is around you worth noticing, you must dig...More

Thank Teemu T
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Our first day in Riga we walked towards the Old Town around the canal. Young lady stopped us with an offer to take an one hour cruise on a smaller boat for Euro15 per person (usually Euro 18). We waited about 15 min and then...More

Thank EvaT1574
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The cruise is nice, but you don't get ANY information from the guide. The guide spent his whole ride on his phone, and chatting to his friend. He didn;t tell us anything about the city and what we are seeing. I would reccomend other provider,...More

Thank Dana V
Janis U, Owner at River Cruises - Canal Boats in Riga, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hello, on what boat you was? And what pier was beginning ?

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Hayley S
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Response from Keliapb | Reviewed this property |
The boat has a quay near the back of the Opera house - on the opposite side of the road. You can buy tickets there. We found the "old tram" was fun too and it has a stop nearby.