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Riga by Canal

| Bastion Hill Quay, Riga, Latvia
+371 25 911 523
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Charming way to see Riga

This boat ride was part of a cruise of the Baltic Sea with National Geographic. I would have done... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Susan E
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Peaceful tour around the city

We got on the canal boat early in the morning (not far from the Freedom Monument). We were the only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ibbz89
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Cardiff, 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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  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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| Bastion Hill Quay, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 22 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 4 weeks ago

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 20 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The boat ride is a nice relaxed way of seeing the city. I love the water aswell and the cd that is played along with the ride is both informative and relaxing. Takes about an hour and is 18 euros each. Bring a jacket. Can...More

Thank lee1836
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank You for Your review! We are glad, that You enjoyed the trip with one of our boats.

Reviewed 23 January 2017

The best boat tour I took of the Canal. Beautiful boats and also Eco friendly! The captains are also lovely and will help you out if any problems or questions.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

There is no cometary but you are given a leaflet with all the main sites marked which was fine. We really enjoyed seeing Riga from the water at a relaxing and leisurely pace.

1  Thank Karen P
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Thank You for Your time to write the feedback! We value Your thoughts on our boat trip and service. Have a nice trip in near future again to get to know new countries and cultures!

Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stumbled across the canal boats, whilst visiting Bastion Hill, and what a find! The trip, lasting 1 hour, takes you on a circular trip along the canal and the Daugava river. The commentary provides useful information about the sights and the skipper highlights other...More

1  Thank Mark H
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank You for Your feedback! We are glad, that You liked the trip with one of our boats. Hope we see You soon again in Latvia!

Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended boat tour no commentary on the boat which was missed however made the tour peaceful! Took about an hour and travelling in a loop round the city on to the river Pick up and drop point just to the left of freedom monument with...More

Thank Jimandvic
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank You for the review! We are glad, that You enjoyed the ride even if there was no commentary. You haven't mentioned if You tried to use the on-line sound system for commentaries, but we have one, and that is how we tell the story...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016

This was by far the worst tour that we have taken, having visited 30+ countries! First of all, the boat has thick wooden columns that made it very hard to see anything outside. Second, we were hoping to get some information from the city, but...More

Thank Sean_kti
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank You for Your comment and opinion! It is not mention with which of our boats You were traveling, but our boat Darling is original, historical boat, but others are made from historical boat examples. Maybe that is why the design is not so suitable...More

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