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Richmond Canal Cruises

139 Virginia St, Richmond, VA 23219-4123
+1 804-788-6466
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Too many people stuffed into a small, uncomfortable boat

The canal itself was beautiful and the guide, although a little snarky, was easy to hear and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Annie Z
Not What I Expected

The tour was nice, the tour narrator was informative. but the tour was nothing like I expected. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“blue heron” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
139 Virginia St, Richmond, VA 23219-4123
+1 804-788-6466

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The canal itself was beautiful and the guide, although a little snarky, was easy to hear and provided interesting historical information about the area. However, the tour boats are so uncomfortable and crowded to the point of being almost unsafe. If the tour boat is...More

Thank Annie Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was nice, the tour narrator was informative. but the tour was nothing like I expected. I expected more of a commercial area tour, not just factories. You are also crammed onto the boat and have to sit sideways to avoid bumping knees.

Thank dcd0127
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a fun experience. Only $8 for a good 30-45 minutes of a nice cruise on the water learning about the history surrounding the area. Our guide was funny and very informative, answering lots of questions and even dressed up on 18th century...More

Thank heavyheartedlove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An okay tour to take if you have some extra time while in DT Richmond. Tour guide was good and the history is interesting, but the area covered by the canal boat is okay.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Had 5 kids (baby-10years) in tow and all enjoy the boat ride. Got some good history, saw parts of Richmond that we hadn't before and from a different view. Nice touristy thing to do!

Thank Kwyjibo_cat
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I booked a Canal Cruise for a company team meeting - something fun to do between our meeting in Richmond and dinner. What a great choice! Booking with Alex was a snap and they were extremely accommodating. Our group truly enjoyed learning the history of...More

Thank adrexco
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this a lot! Great historical information. Only $8 so well worth it! Would be nice if tour was longer but the rest must be done on foot.

Thank tammyj317
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a 40-minute boat trip down the river. Our captain was really informative and knowledgeable about the area. The only problem we had is there were several infants on the boat ride and it was really warm and they were crying so hysterical that...More

Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This 40-minute canal cruise will take you up and down the canal in Richmond. Your tour guide will teach you about the history of the canal itself as well as the state of Virginia and the country as a whole. The guide was very knowledgable,...More

1  Thank Brandon F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

These riverfront canal cruises offer a relaxing way to view wildlife along the canal, centuries-old brick warehouses, new lofts and office buildings, iron railroad trestles and soaring highways that meet at the famed Triple Crossing which is the intersection of three key transportation routes. It...More

1  Thank Paula G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I am looking to organize a trip with a group of friends and a charted cruise as the highlight of the weekend. Is the dock within walking distance of a hotel?
2 August 2016|
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Response from Alexander D | Property representative |
Hi Pat, The Courtyard and Residence Inn Hotels are within two blocks of our location and the Omni and Berkeley Hotels are within 4 blocks. There are man many more hotels within 15 blocks of our location. Thanks for the... More
Carie H
Can we bring our 4 lb Yorkie along for the ride? He will sit nicely
3 March 2016|
Response from Alexander D | Property representative |
I am afraid not Carie! The Riverfront Canal Cruises do not allow dogs onto the boat.
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19 July 2015|
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Response from zr1169 | Reviewed this property |
even if u call and they say they r open they might not be. We called on a wed afternoon at 530 and they said they would be open till 8. we got there at 715 an they were closed and there was no boat out so they closed... More