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Richmond Canal Cruises

139 Virginia St, Richmond, VA 23219-4123
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Interesting history in unique way

We enjoyed the Richmond Canal Cruise. We have visited many historical sites in various cities and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer S
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Interesting and Informative

Enjoyed the canal cruise with a group of 18 senior citizens. Beautiful day. Parking was a little... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
ahalleck
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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“boat ride” (10 reviews)
“tour guide” (18 reviews)
“flood walls” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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139 Virginia St, Richmond, VA 23219-4123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Richmond Canal Cruise. We have visited many historical sites in various cities and this kind of tour was a first for us. Our guide was knowledgeable, but difficult to hear. Someone kindly asked the him to turn up the volume and he...More

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Enjoyed the canal cruise with a group of 18 senior citizens. Beautiful day. Parking was a little challenging for 2 full-size vans at mid-day.

1  Thank ahalleck
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Relaxing!!!You get to hear some of Virginia story, beautiful ride , and if you are lucky as us get to see some of the turtles getting some sun that day.

1  Thank Anne M
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

I took the 12noon ride with boatman "Cotton" because of his hair. He was excellent. He had a good mix of humor, history, and friendliness. At one point, he did a great reenactment of Patrick Henry's most famous speech.

2  Thank eyedrkris
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

easy to find parking, $8, the boat left a few minutes late but it was very interesting and I learned a lot about the history of Richmond and the river locks. Narration was great with stories and all the facts were given in a easy...More

1  Thank chiefmom
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

I tried out the canal cruise since I live in Richmond. It was okay for me. We have such young history in the United States compared to other parts of the world. So, I think this was a let down for me. The tour guide...More

2  Thank T D
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Had a Blast on the Sunset Cruise Mixer, snacks and music provided 75 minute trip was well worth the money !!!

Thank Shaun K
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

A relaxing way to spend approximately 45 minutes touring in a private canal boat and learning about Richmond's history. The boat accommodated our group of about 30 adults and children with chairs and bench seating. The boat route takes you under train trussels, beside flood...More

2  Thank lovetogo14
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

It was $6 for Seniors and $8 for Adults. I was surprised by how good of a tour it was. The captain of the boat did a continual running commentary of the history of the canal and what is along it as you go. It...More

1  Thank John J
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Guide, Mr. Cook, was very entertaining explaining the history of the locks and surrounding areas as we traversed the water way. 8$ well spent for 45 minutes.

1  Thank njleroy
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Catherine W
23 September 2017|
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Response from Alexander D | Property representative |
Hi! All our tickets are sold on a first come first served basis from our ticket kiosk. No reservations are needed or required. If you have a large party and it is a busy day, I recommend showing up early to make sure we have... More
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Pat2016c
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
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